A Salford based Charter Standard football club – Affiliated to the Manchester FA
The Beginning – 1995-2009
Winton Wanderers FC was formed in 1995, by Chairman Paul Doyle. His idea was to bring football in to the local community, and to provide a hub for local children to engage in positive activity, from a physical and social point of view. Children and adults alike, benefited from the greater sense of togetherness, direction and reward – with boys and girls, men and women, taking part in weekly activity.
Club Relaunch – 2009-2015
In 2009, following the council’s temporary ground closure, the club was relaunched. The club entered an under 16’s team into a local league for 2 years. With the help of Salford CVS and Sported, the club purchased equipment, trained coaches and bought a cabin for changing rooms – then a new chapter began. The club introduced a Sunday Academy to involve and coach a better numbers of kids, from this the club created an under 10’s team, before the Open Age team returned to the club. Silverware was already in the bag with a Junior Cup victory, and with the promotion, more teams were formed in 2012.
Club Growth – 2015-Present
By the start 2015 the club had 6 established football teams ranging from U7 to U11 and the core of a girls football team which would be going by the end of the year. Whilst this was our biggest year to date it didn’t come without it’s set backs. A whole new committee was needed as a few people who were vital to the clubs relaunch felt it was time to step back. However, we used this as a trigger to grow the club even further. 2016/2017 season saw us re brand the academy so that it only had children from U5-6 to allow the children to develop with there own age group. This has proved to be a catalyst for future seasons. Also this year we really pushed girls football in Salford and were one of the biggest driving forces in the local area. At the end of the season we had 13 established teams with 6 of those girls only teams. We were also selected as a Wildcat centre on the back of our hard work in promoting girls football. By the end of the 2020/2021 season we had: 505 footballers!! 37 Teams (11 of those girls teams) making us one the biggest clubs in Salford!!! None of this could be done without the hard work by Adam, Paul, Simon, Wez, Michelle, etc when the club relaunched in 2009 and we are forever grateful for getting Winton Wanderers back on its feet and become the club it is today.
We start this season with 42 Teams and over 550 footballers including a brand new Open Age team. Our club continues to grow and the future looks bright for Winton Wanderers!!!