St Helens Town AFC

St Helens Town AFC is an English football club in St Helens. The association is a member of the North West Counties Football League Premier Division, and plays its home games in Brocstedes Park, Ashton-in- Makerfield, home of Ashton Athletic.


The precursor organization was founded in the early 1900s and the games were played at the Park Road. He joined the Lancashire League in 1901, before he moved Combination in 1903 to the second division of Lancashire. After the fifth place in the first season that brought promotion to the first division one with himself, but he got into the next season again. After the re-emergence and a runner-up in the 1908/09 season they left the Combination in 1914.

The club was re-founded in 1946 when a group of local businessmen bought a site on the Hoghton Road for a soccer field. Bert Trautmann played for the club newly established before he became a professional player in Manchester City. The Division Two The club joined the Lancashire Combination in 1949, where they won the championship in season 1950/51 and were promoted to the first division. In the next season, however, was the renewed descent. A revival came with the third place in the season 1964/65 where they won the championship in the 1970/71 season.

In 1975 the club joined the Cheshire County League, where they remained placed in 1982 in the Division One until the establishment of the North West Counties League. In the 1986/87 season the club for the first time won the FA Vase. In the final at Wembley, the club won against local rivals Warrington Town 3-2.

In 2000 the club left the area at the Hoghton Street and moved to Knowsley Road, home of St Helens RLFC.