Introducing Wythenshawe Town

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Formed in 1946, Wythenshawe Town in local football terms is a sleeping giant that has now been woken up with a massive bang by new chairman Kenny Hope and new 1st team management team of player/manager Lee McGregor, Assistants Paul Williams and Gary Brown.

The Chairman and management team have an unquestionable desire, passion, commitment, ambition and drive to deliver success both on and off the pitch.

We encourage the community to get behind their team, their club and come and enjoy high quality football and support the local community football club.

Wythenshawe is a massive area yet lacks a semi professional football club. We are striving to meet all the requirements on and off the pitch and aim to be playing North West counties football in the next 3 to 5 seasons.

Together with the support from local business volunteers and the community we know we can make it possible and have a local club everyone can be proud of.

The club consists of a number of sections including massive junior section, ladies, disabled, senior and vets teams.

We have an amazing facility of which we are very proud of and are the envy of teams who visit us.

The New Era

The club has decided to move into the Cheshire league and has been placed in the Cheshire league 2 with the likes of Altrincham reserves and Witton Albion reserves.

The new management and infrastructure

Lee McGregor 1st Team player/manager – Started out at close rivals Wythenshawe amateurs as an 18-year-old then moved to Maine Road FC and had a number of successful years there winning the challenge cup before moving on to Cheadle Town. A few short spells at other non league clubs followed before then joining Glossop North End under Paul Colgan, Garry Brown and Paul Williams.
Having been out of football for 12 months with a serious hamstring injury, McGregor decided to take on the role as player manager of Whythenshawe Town as his 1st role in management.

Lee says – This is my 1st role in management so I have surrounded myself with experienced former managers I trust and believe in. Paul Williams who has made a career out of football at Football league clubs such as Coventry City, Derby County, Plymouth Argyle and Stockport County, and has managed at EvoStick and NWCFL levels with Ramsbottom United, Rossendale and Glossop North End. Gaz Brown who has coached at Curzon Ashton, Hyde and Glossop and my new reserve team manager Steve Brockenbrow who for the last 10 years has managed Cheadle Town’s 1st team consistently over performing with little or next to no budget. These are massive additions for Wythenshawe Town, we would not be here if the club did not have ambition, and as a team we believe we have the ability and experience to move the club forward very quickly with the high standard of players that the club and myself can attract. I am an experienced player myself, I am also a leader and a winner and I think that will rub off on the lads next season, and with a high intensity pre season already under way I am looking forward to a long and successful stay at the club.

At the moment the playing squad is made up of former team mates from the various clubs I have played at but I am always looking at all the young local talent as I believe there is a lot of good young footballers in the area and there needs to be a core of young Wythenshawe based players in the squad over the coming seasons. I aim to achieve and hopefully, within our 3 to 5 year plan, get the football club to a higher standard of football.

Another massive coup for the club is the involvement of James Lobley (Kick Off Photos) on the commercial side of things as we need to raise the profile of the club in order to meet our ambition. We believe James is the man to do this having already undertaken similar roles with Stockport Sports and Atherton Collieries.

We have also made a number of high profile signings that will shock a few people for this level of football, but all will be revealed when the season kicks off.

James went along to Wythenshawe’s first pre-season training session the other night and grabbed these shots: https://t.co/srOySc8cl7

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