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Kidsgrove Athletic

Currently Playing In:

Northern Premier League Division One South


After formation in 1952, Kidsgrove Athletic’s first competitive football came for ten years in the Burslem & Tunstall League until a move into The Staffordshire League lasted for three seasons.

However, the club really developed in The Mid Cheshire League from 1966 until the chance came to join the new North West Counties competition in 1990.  After six years without a top ten finish, manager Peter Ward built a squad that surprised the competition and won the Championship. Unfortunately ‘The Grove’ wasn’t ready for promotion but after another four years of all round development, Kidsgrove Athletic were welcomed into The Northern Premier League as North West League champions in 2002

Constant managerial changes didn’t help the club to settle at the higher level but Peter Ward returned for another six years service and some continuity and stability has been achieved in the Northern Premier League Division One South


Club Factfile

The Seddon Stadium, Hollinwood Road, Kidsgrove, Staffs ST7 1DQ.
01782 782 412
Record Attendance:
1903 v TivertonTown FA Vase Semi-Final 1998
Most Recent Senior Honour:
Staffordshire Senior Cup 2010-2011

Club History

Click on a year to see photos, articles and more details about the season.

1981-1982Mid-Cheshire League8th
1982-1983Mid-Cheshire League10th
1983-1984Mid-Cheshire League12th
1984-1985Mid-Cheshire League10th
1985-1986Mid-Cheshire League5th
 1986-1987Mid-Cheshire League1st
 1987-1988Mid-Cheshire League1st
1988-1989Mid-Cheshire League5th
1989-1990Mid-Cheshire League8th
1990-1991North West Counties League Division Two14th
1991-1992North West Counties League Division Two10th
1992-1993North West Counties League Division One20th
1993-1994North West Counties League Division One10thPhil Yeomans
1994-1995North West Counties League Division One15thPeter Ward
1995-1996North West Counties League Division One13thPeter Ward
1996-1997North West Counties League Division One16thPeter Ward
 1997-1998North West Counties League Division One1stPeter Ward
1998-1999North West Counties League Division One6thPeter Ward
1999-2000North West Counties League Division One13thPeter Ward
2000-2001North West Counties League Division One6thChris Hagan
 2001-2002North West Counties League Division One1stDave Sutton
2002-2003Northern Premier League Division One19thKevin Langley
2003-2004Northern Premier League Division One22ndBernard Taylor
2004-2005Northern Premier League Division One10thAnthony Buckle
2005-2006Northern Premier League Division One17thAnthony Buckle & Darren Twigg
2006-2007Northern Premier League Division One8thPeter Ward & Paul Ogden
2007-2008Northern Premier League Division One South17thPeter Ward
2008-2009Northern Premier League Division One South15thPeter Ward
2009-2010Northern Premier League Division One South4thPeter Ward
2010-2011Northern Premier League Division One South7thPeter Ward
2011-2012Northern Premier League Division One South13thPeter Ward
2012-2013Northern Premier League Division One South18thShaun Hollingshead
2013-2014Northern Premier League Division One South21stAnt Buckle

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