AFC Telford United
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As Wellington Town, the club formed in 1876, had developed through The Birmingham and Cheshire Leagues and paved the way for a distinguished stay in The Southern League, which it joined when the league introduced two regional divisions in 1958. The club changed its name to Telford United in 1969 and ‘The Bucks’ were to become one of Non-League Football’s most famous and successful clubs with FA Trophy triumphs and glamourous FA Cup runs.
Having qualified for the new Football Alliance in 1979, they remained at the peak of non-league football for 25 seasons before the club’s move to the impressive New Bucks Head ground triggered a financial collapse. At the end of the 2003-2004 season, the two remaining Conference ever-presents had left together. Northwich Victoria were relegated and Telford United, although finishing twelfth, were disbanded and re-formed as AFC Telford United playing in Division One of the Unibond Northern Premier League in 2004-2005.
The introduction of the Play-Offs have been popular at Telford. Promotion to the Unibond Premier was achieved immediately when victories over Eastwood Town and Kendal Town watched by 4,215, took them into The Premier Division. For the last home match in 2006-2007, a crowd of 5,710 watched ‘The Bucks’ lose the vital fixture, but more play-offs brought victories over Marine and Witton Albion (away) and a return to Conference football.
Four seasons in the Conference North saw the club settle down, attract good support and build steadily towards the challenge for Premier football, which was achieved through the play-offs again in 2011, with victories over Nuneaton Town and Guiseley (5,436). Three recent appearances in The First Round Proper have been a happy reminder of Telford United’s wonderful FA Cup record, especially in the eighties, but sadly the club failed to consolidate within The Blue Square Premier and were relegated at the end of the 2012-2013 season.
- Previous Name(s):
- AFC Telford United was formed when Telford United folded in May 2004.
- New Bucks Head Stadium, Watling Street, Wellington, Telford TF1 2TU
- 01952 640 064
- (Sat Nav follow TF1 2NW into Haybridge Road) From M54 Junction 6, A5223 towards Wellington, straight over first roundabout (retail park). Straight over second roundabout (B5067). Left at third roundabout (Furrows garage). Continue over railway bridge and follow road round to the right, then turn left into AFC Telford United Car Park.
- Record Attendance:
- 4,215 v Kendal Town - Northern Premier League play-off final
- Most Recent Senior Honour:
- Conference North 2013-14
Click on a year to see photos, articles and more details about the season.
|As TELFORD UNITED|
|1978-1979||Southern League Premier||3rd||Geoff Hurst|
|1979-1980||Alliance Premier||13th||Gordon Banks|
|1980-1981||Alliance Premier||13th||Gordon Banks|
|1981-1982||Alliance Premier||3rd||Stan Storton|
|1982-1983||Alliance Premier||6th||Stan Storton|
|1983-1984||Alliance Premier||11th||Stan Storton|
|1984-1985||Alliance Premier||10th||Stan Storton|
|1985-1986||Alliance Premier||8th||Stan Storton|
|1986-1987||Football Conference||9th||Stan Storton|
|1987-1988||Football Conference||5th||Stan Storton|
|1988-1989||Football Conference||16th||Stan Storton|
|1989-1990||Football Conference||12th||Stan Storton|
|1990-1991||Football Conference||6th||Gerry Daly|
|1991-1992||Football Conference||6th||Gerry Daly|
|1992-1993||Football Conference||15th||Gerry Daly|
|1993-1994||Football Conference||17th||George Foster|
|1994-1995||Football Conference||19th||George Foster|
|1995-1996||Football Conference||13th||Wayne Clarke|
|1996-1997||Football Conference||9th||Wayne Clarke|
|1997-1998||Football Conference||20th||Steve Daley|
|1998-1999||Football Conference||17th||Jimmy Mullen|
|1999-2000||Football Conference||16th||Alan Lewer|
|2000-2001||Football Conference||6th||Jake King|
|2001-2002||Football Conference||9th||Jake King|
|2002-2003||Football Conference||15th||Jake King|
|2003-2004||Football Conference||12th||Mick Jones|
|As AFC TELFORD UNITED|
|2004-2005||Northern Premier League Division One||3rd||Bernard McNally|
|2005-2006||Northern Premier League Premier Division||10th||Bernard McNally|
|2006-2007||Northern Premier League Premier Division||3rd||Rob Smith|
|2007-2008||Conference North||2nd||Rob Smith|
|2008-2009||Conference North||4th||Rob Smith|
|2009-2010||Conference North||11th||Rob Smith|
|2010-2011||Conference North||2nd||Andy Sinton|
|2011-2012||Conference Premier||20th||Andy Sinton|
|2012-2013||Conference Premier||24th||Andy Sinton|
|2013-2014||Conference North||1st||Liam Watson|
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