Willaston Football Club

Playing football on the Johnston Recreation Ground in Willaston, the 2020/21 season, hopefully starting in September, sees the new Willaston Football Club playing under unforeseen circumstances.

The Club has developed training and playing strategies for football to continue safely for all its members whilst maintaining the Government and FA guidelines for Covid. The aim and continued ambition of the Club is to gain accreditation for a Community Standard Club by maintaining the present teams, developing new teams in September adding an Open Age Ladies team, and to develop youth female and disabled football. So, it will be possible to play from the age of 6 to 60 for Willaston FC.

Open Age

The Open Age team will play in the West Cheshire League Division 3 after finishing in 6th place last season, with the place being decided by average points when the season finished early.

Steve Blackledge and Steve Healey will continue to manage the team. The Vets will continue to play friendlies on a Saturday afternoon. Hopefully a Ladies team will start playing in the Cheshire Women’s and Youth League from September after the application to join is successful.

Youth and Junior Teams

There will be 7 teams running in the 20/21 season playing in the Eastham and District Junior League


Under 7’s, Under 8’s, and Under 9’s play on a Saturday a mini pitch (5-a-side)

Under 10’s, and Under13’s play on Saturday morning on larger pitches. Training for U9’s is on a Tuesday, U10’s on a Wednesday, U13’s on a Thursday.


Under 17’s & U18’s- home matches Saturday morning on 11-a-side pitch, and U17’s train on a Thursday and U18’s train on a Wednesday.

Winter training is from 24th September 2020 to 19th March 2021 at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

All training and games will be conducted under the FA and local league Covid guidelines.

For further information please email willastonfc@gmail.com

Anyone interested in playing for Willaston either Adult and Junior should come along at the times given above or contact John Fisher (Willaston Secretary) 07780 693 284 or Steve Blackledge Willaston (Football Development Officer) 07899 063 336 or Jonathon Todd (Willaston Vets) 07976 458 383

 Willaston FC are especially interested in players who can play for U13’s, Vets and Ladies teams and persons who are interested in coaching teams or other roles in the Club.

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