Cheshire County Football Association

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Cheshire County Football Association
Cheshire County Football Association logo.jpg
Formation 1878
Purpose Football Association
Headquarters Hartford House
Hartford Moss Recreation Centre
Chief Executive Simon Gerrard

The Cheshire County Football Association, also simply known as Cheshire FA, is the governing body of football in the county of Cheshire, England. They are responsible for the governance and development of football at all levels in the county.


Cheshire County Football Association was founded in 1878 and is the governing body for all Football in Cheshire, and has since been responsible for the organisation and development of football within the County boundaries established in 1927. It is an association of member clubs and stakeholders who elect a Council to administer their affairs.

The key administrative functions of Cheshire FA revolves around the affiliation of clubs, competitions and leagues, registration of players, recruitment, coaching, referee development and administering discipline.

In 2000 the association became incorporated and seven Directors were appointed with responsibility for business and financial matters, leaving the traditionally elected Council, through a number of Standing Committees, to retain full responsibility for all football related activities.

On the 30th October 2003, Cheshire FA Headquarters & Football Development Centre was opened by the Chairman of The Football Association. A year later Cheshire FA Celebrated its 125th Anniversary and where presented with an address from the FA to record is appreciation of the outstanding services to the game rendered by the officers and members.

Following on from the European Learning Difficulties European Championships in 2008 Cheshire FA was formally recognised by the UEFA grassroots programme for the legacy work that was undertaken for and beyond the championships.

Currently, Cheshire FA employees a professional team of 20 staff and over the past 9 months we have completed a restructure to this team ensure that and enhanced level of customer service is provided to the volunteer workforce.

The organisation now boasts two distinctive departments. The Football Services Department managed by Garry Polkey works to support the affiliation of clubs, competitions and leagues, registration of players, recruitment, and administering discipline.

The Football Development Department managed by County Development Manager Alex Bedford has progressed rapidly over recent years looking at areas from the strategic framework such Coach Education, Child Protection, Charter Standard, Mini-Soccer, Girls and Women's Football, Disability Football, Volunteer Support and Education and coaching, recruitment and assessment of match officials.

In April 2013, a Member Club, Cale Green FC commenced Arbitration Proccedings against the Cheshire FA following their expulsion from the CCFA Sunday Football Cup Competition. This was after a disciplinary hearing had expelled the Club from the competition for playing a suspended player in the semi final. Following the hearing Cale Green's claim was upheld and the decision to expel them from the competition was overturned and the semi final was replayed. Cale Green subsequently went on to win the competition.

District Associations[edit]

Cheshire FA has a sub County structure of nine District Football Associations who play integral part of in governing and developing Football.

The nine District Associations are as follows

Affiliated Leagues[edit]

Small Sided Leagues[edit]

Affiliated Member Clubs[edit]

Among the notable clubs that are (or have been) affiliated to the Cheshire County FA are:

The Cheshire FA currently organises seven County Cup competitions.

Competition 2011–12 Holders
Cheshire Senior Cup Nantwich Town
Cheshire Amateur Cup Heswall
Cheshire Sunday Cup Rudheath Social
Cheshire Women's Cup Linotype Cheadle Heath
Cheshire Youth Cup Ashville U17
Cheshire Junior Cup Vauxhall Motors JFC U15
Cheshire Minor Cup Unicorn Athletic U13

List of Cheshire Senior Cup Winners[edit]


List of Cheshire Amateur Cup Winners[edit]


Directors & Officials[edit]

External links[edit]