WCHG helps support Grassroots Football

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group has shown their support for a new local Wythenshawe football team in their debut season.

Wythenshawe Athletic FC play in the Tameside Sports Tours Internal League and train at the Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre.

The money from WCHG went towards starting costs for the team which included registration fees, Player Insurance, kit and equipment.

Wythenshawe Athletic had a difficult start to the season but managed to put together a run of 10wins in 13 games including a record win of 18-0 vs Tameside Wolves. They also managed to get to the 2nd round of the Rosebowl Trophy and the Quarter Finals of Division 3 league Cup

Player/Manager Sam Middleton said, “A massive thank you to WCHG for sponsoring us and giving us the opportunity to make Wythenshawe proud. Well done to all who got involved with the club throughout our first season, whether directly or indirectly, short term or long term, as a one-off or throughout the entire season – You have all made our debut season a resounding success.”

Wythenshawe Community Housing Groups, Group Chief Executive Nigel Wilson said, “Football is an important part of our community in Wythenshawe and we are proud to play a part and show our support in this new club’s journey. I would like to congratulate them on their first season and wish them the best of luck for next year”.

The team held a number of awards at the end of the season and the winners were;

  • Top Goal Scorer - Rob Slifkin with 37 league goals and 44 in all competitions. Rob also took the League 3 Golden Boot Award for most goals in the division!
  • Top Assists - Jonny Arrowsmith with 16 assists in 20 appearances
  • Players' Player - Rob Slifkin took the trophy, but honourable mentions to Luke Middleton, Jonny Arrowsmith and Dan Murray who all tied for 2nd Place
  • Manager's Player - Paddy French was a deserving winner
  • Clubman Trophy - Mark O'Donoughue was the standout winner for the trophy that recognises the contribution made to the club throughout the season. Whether this was driving both players and manager to games and meetings, organising equipment on matchdays or purchasing equipment for the team.