Cheshire Football Association

The Cheshire 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 Football Association
PurposeFootball Association
HeadquartersHartford House
Hartford Moss Recreation Centre
Steve Stewart


The Cheshire Football Association is the not-for-profit governing body for all football in Cheshire and is responsible for the governance, organisation, education and development of grassroots football.

Cheshire FA works in conjunction with the National Football Association and is an enterprising and dynamic SME based in the heart of the county.

They have approximately 3500 teams playing various formats of affiliated football with over 60,000 weekly participants. The game is supported by over 1,000 referees and upwards of 10,000 volunteers running the game.

Cheshire FA works towards a strategic framework which looks to inwardly invest into key aspects of the game. Over £24 million has been invested into facilities supporting the local football infrastructure and over £4 million into revenue projects.[1]

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 30 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 24 staff.

In May 2018 the association announced plans for a £70m development near Northwich, modelled on St George's Park National Football Centre.[2] The facility would include two FIFA-standard pitches with a 1000-seat stadium, 3G pitches, six grass pitches, full medical facilities and a hotel/spa.[3]

District Associations

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 Member Clubs

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

The Cheshire FA currently organises nine County Cup competitions. Holders are:

Cheshire Senior CupCrewe Alexandra2016–17
Cheshire Ladies CupCrewe Alexandra Ladies2015–16
Cheshire Amateur CupAshville2015–16
Cheshire Sunday CupCale Green2015–16
Cheshire Youth CupAltrincham U17s2015–16
Cheshire Junior CupWest Kirby & Wasps U15s (Black)2015–16
Cheshire Minor CupBroadheath Central U13s (Avalanche)2015–16
Cheshire Girls' U13s Minor CupRuncorn Linnets U13s (Yellow)2015–16
Cheshire Girls' U15s Junior CupManor Club Wallasey2015–16

Source [5]

List of Cheshire Senior Cup Winners

Sources [6][5]

Directors & Officials


  1. Association, The Football. "About Us | CheshireFA". Retrieved 12 January 2017.
  2. Stone, Simon (15 May 2018). BBC Sport [Cheshire FA: Everton Ladies may use proposed £70m hub Cheshire FA: Everton Ladies may use proposed £70m hub] Check |url= value (help). Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. "Vision 2020 - Building football for the future in Cheshire". Cheshire FA. 15 May 2018.
  4. "Cheshire County Football Association – Handbook 2016/17" (PDF). Cheshire County FA. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
  5. "Cheshire County Cups". Cheshire County FA. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  6. "Cheshire County Football Association – Competitions Directory". Cheshire County FA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 October 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
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