Who would have thought that little Kirkham & Wesham Football Club, modestly competing for nineteen years in the West Lancs Football League, would soon be competing amongst the best non-league clubs in the North of England ?
They developed into the ‘bully’ of the League at the turn of the century and won the championship every season except one, until they were ready and acceptable for promotion to the North West Counties League in 2007.
Runners-Up position and FA Vase winners in 2007-2008 encouraged a change of name to AFC Fylde and the club have continued to rise. Long serving successful manager Mick Fuller saw the club safely into Northern Premier League as champions of the North West Counties, but handed over to Kelham O’Hanlen to build a challenge for NPL Premier, which was achieved in 2012.
Reaching the Play-Offs in 2012- 2013 indicated continued progress and having achieved nine championships in fourteen seasons, just how far can they go?
- Kellamergh Park, Bryning Lane, Warton,Preston. PR4 1TN
- 07545 735154 (match days only)
- AFC Fylde is based in an area called ‘The Fylde Coast’ located between Blackpool and Preston. Kellamergh Park is located in WARTON. EXIT via Junction 3 M55 (signposted A585 Fleetwood/Kirkham). Up approach and turn left towards signs for Kirkham. In around 3/4 mile you will approach a roundabout. Then follow the signs for Wrea Green and Lytham St. Annes (2nd exit) B5259. After another 500 yards you will approach a new roundabout (go straight on) and 1/4 mile you will go over main Preston/Blackpool railway bridge and drop down almost immediately to a small mini roundabout (pub on left called Kingfisher). Carry on straight over this and up to main roundabout (another 200 yards) at junction of main Preston/Blackpool A583. Go straight over roundabout and drive on into Wrea Green Village. At 2nd mini roundabout in the centre of the village (Church on right and Primary School) take left turn into Bryning Lane, signposted on The Green (small white signpost) to Warton (2 miles).The Green will now be on your right as you exit out of the village and in around 1.8 miles you will come to the Birley Arms Pub on your left. Turn left at The Birley Arms Pub Car park and continue to drive through the car park down an access road and park in the Main Club Car Park.
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|As KIRKHAM & WESHAM|
|1988-1989||West Lancs League||11th|
|1989-1990||West Lancs League||18th|
|1990-1991||West Lancs League||15th|
|1991-1992||West Lancs League||10th|
|1992-1993||West Lancs League||3rd|
|1993-1994||West Lancs League||13th|
|1994-1995||West Lancs League||16th|
|1995-1996||West Lancs League||2nd|
|1996-1997||West Lancs League||14th|
|1997-1998||West Lancs League||4th|
|1998-1999||West Lancs League||4th||Mick Fuller|
|1999-2000||West Lancs League||1st||Mick Fuller|
|2000-2001||West Lancs League||1st||Mick Fuller|
|2001-2002||West Lancs League||1st||Mick Fuller|
|2002-2003||West Lancs League||2nd||Mick Fuller|
|2003-2004||West Lancs League||1st||Mick Fuller|
|2004-2005||West Lancs League||1st||Mick Fuller|
|2005-2006||West Lancs League||1st||Mick Fuller|
|2006-2007||West Lancs League||1st||Mick Fuller|
|2007-2008||North West Counties Division One||2nd||Mick Fuller|
|As AFC FYLDE|
|2008-2009||North West Counties Premier||1st||Mick Fuller|
|2009-2010||Northern Premier League Division One North||13th|
|2010-2011||Northern Premier League Division One North||5th|
|2011-2012||Northern Premier League Division One North||1st|
|2012-2013||Northern Premier League Premier Division||5th||Dave Challinor|
|2013-2014||Northern Premier League Premier Division|
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