Styal Football Club
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A football club existed in Styal in 1912, and we take that as our year of foundation.
During the years of the depression in the 1920's, the club was kept active by six of the players who were fortunate to be in work, and they paid the club fees and all travelling expenses. At this time the club played in the Lancs. & Ches. Amateur League.

Immediately after the war, Styal F.C, played in the local Wilmslow & District league (now defunct) until they received an invitation to rejoin the Lancs. & Ches. Amateur League in which they spent 25 years winning the occasional trophy. At this time the club was using the Lower Village Hall as changing facilities, and with a strong social committee they produced a positive bank balance. This enabled them to join forces with the cricket club and to build the present pavilion in 1958. The land on which the ground stands was then placed in trust by the then owner H.G.Greg Esq. The crest shown on the club notepaper is that of the Greg family.
The pavilion has since been extended and improved. It is now made available to meetings of Styal Over 60's and Styal Youth Club, among others.
Styal F.C decided to join the Mid-Cheshire League in 1982, but struggled to make an impact during the early years. By 1999 membership had dropped, and each of the three teams were languishing in the lower reaches of their respective divisions. In January 2000 the club decided to make radical changes to the committee, which resulted in a fresh and more professional approach to the running of the football teams.

New members quickly joined the club, with the focus primarily on youth, and by the end of the 1999-2000 season each of the teams had managed to retain its status in its respective league.

From this foundation the objective was to raise the standard of the football club both on and off the field, and the first objective was to improve the notoriously heavy pitch on Altrincham Road.

In 2000 the club worked hard to raise £20,000 through various local grants and loans. This was used to implement a partial drainage scheme to the pitch. There is still more work to be done, which will require further and consistent funding.

Progress has followed on the pitch with all three teams now playing at the highest available amateur level and achieving success along the way. Recent honours have included:

2000/2001 Season: Division 2 Runners up (promoted), League Cup Winners
2002/2003 Season: President Cup Winners, Altrincham Senior Cup Winners
2007/2008 Cheshire League Div 1 Champions and Cheshire League Reserve Division Champions
We are all looking forward to a bright future at the club. To assist our fundraising efforts further, please chek out our 'Support Our Club' page when shopping on the Internet, as we receive commission income on any sales made through this page. It will not cost you any more to do so.

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