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An 1874 Racing success

1874 Race Night

On Saturday, 1874 Northwich held another extremely successful Race Night.

Thankfully, the horrible weather did not put people off and the room at the Gladstone Club was filled with happy punters, hoping to beat the ‘Bookie’.  An enjoyable night was had by all and we are thrilled to advise that a magnificent and record breaking £1,152 was raised for club funds.

Our sincere thanks go to Toddy and the Social & Fundraising Committee, along with the volunteers on the evening for their assistance.  We would also like to thank all the sponsors of the races and owners of the horses for their generous support, the Gladstone Club for hosting us and everyone for attending.

Supporters enjoy match day experience at St Luke’s Barton Stadium

Prior to our recent home win against Burscough, six supporters got a taste of what happens, team wise and behind the scenes on a matchday. Based upon and idea offered by our joint manager Wayne Goodison, supporters were given an insight into team preparation, selection, match tactics, warm up and a review of how it all went. Supporters also observed the warm up, ‘toured’ the changing room and spent some time in the sponsors room. Wayne, Paul, Vicki, Brian Edge, Rob Ashcroft and Phil Lea explained some of their match day duties and experiences and supporters questions were answered.

We have had positive feedback from several of the supporters who attended and we hope to repeat this experience in the near future.


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2020 Vision Cheshire FA

1874 Northwich FC are delighted that details of the preferred location for the Cheshire FA 2020 Vision Project have now been released.

With the site being in Mid-Cheshire this provides a great opportunity for the club to engage with both Cheshire FA and the wider local community in building on the links that the football club has already forged since forming the club over 6 years ago.

Following on from our memorandum of understanding (details of which were released at our AGM in November 2018) we will now work in partnership with Cheshire FA to establish 1874 Northwich FC as a tenant at the 3,000 capacity stadium that will be built on the site.

Any questions can be addressed to:

Alex Dickinson 1874 Board Member with Lead Responsibility for Ground Development.

E mail: youthdev@1874northwich.com or via post to our Registered Office at 450 London Road, Davenham, Northwich. CW9 8EF.

1874 Away Kit Update

At the AGM on the 29th of November, our members voted in favour of a new away kit for the 2019/2020 season.

Over the last few weeks, the board have put in place a subcommittee in charge of delivering this new away kit. However, we need your help!

In recent weeks, the board have taken the decision to make the creation of the new kit an open invitation to fans to help design our new away kit including the colour scheme to go with it.

As a club we are excited to announce this opportunity as we can create something special and something, we all want to wear on away days.

Unfortunately, due to league constraints and other external factors, we would like you to refrain from the following colours as these wouldn’t be feasible to wear:
• Dark Blue- As many teams play in this as their home kit, we would be unable to include this as a suitable colour option
• White- Due to washing issues this would not be feasible to be ready and cleaned for the next game
• Red- Self explanatory
• Black-As this is the colour kit the officials wear

In coordination with SK Kits, who have been our partners since we started in 2012, we all believe that within these boundaries anything is possible and nothing is a bad idea.

We have set an initial closing date to the consultation period of 8th March. After the period of consultation is complete, a number of colour options will be put forward by the subcommittee for our membership to vote on. The club will make further announcements regarding the outcome of this and the final design which will hopefully be completed by May, to meet the league regulations.

All designs can be submitted to secretary@1874northwhic.com or via @1874Northwich on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

So, get designing and let’s create something to remember!

Tony Targets Top Spot

During late January the club was proud to announce the re-signing of goalkeeper Tony Aghayere from Padiham. Tony, who played a pivotal role in the Colne side of 2015/16 which won the league said he’s, “delighted” to re-join the club after testing himself earlier in the season at Mossley in the Evo-Stik North.

Tony, who spent large amounts of his youth career at Premier League side Burnley said, “I see a lot of similarities in this team and the team that got promoted when I was at Colne, lots of hard work and good football which gets results.”

Speaking at training on Thursday with Club Media Officer Matt Waters, Tony revealed,”If it’s not this year we win a cup then it has to be next year with the aim to challenge for the league and get on a cup run which I believe we can do.”

After joining the club in pre-season, Tony decided to test himself at a higher level, signing for EvoStik North side Mossely. When speaking to Aghayere, he told me, “When I decided to go to Mossley, Wayne Goodison was really positive with me. He wished me well and said that if it didn’t quite work out, I would be welcome back at 1874. That stuck with me, it does have a massive impact on a player knowing that a manager wants to invest in you and both Wayne and Paul have been great since returning.

When asked if he had any messages to the fans, he said, “They can expect me to give my all to the club. I want to stay here for as long as I can do and ultimately perform my best for the club. This is a massive opportunity for me to stake my claim on the gloves and I’m looking forward to working with a fantastic coach in Dave Stephenson who can help me develop my game.”

You can see Tony play on this Friday as we are back in action in the Macron cup at home against Barnoldswick Town.

Kyle Riley

1874 supporters will know that over the last few months, Kyle has not been able to be play due to an ongoing illness. It is with huge sadness that the club must advise that Kyle has needed to take the heart-breaking decision to end his football career. This decision has been made, following the medical advice that he has been given.

Kyle has asked that the Club send out the following message

“I would like to thank all the lads that I have played with at 1874. I have been in contact with them and have told them what a very special set of guys they are and what a fantastic dressing room we have. I would also like to thank Wayne Goodison and Paul Bowyer for giving me the opportunity to play for the club, for listening to my moans but for enabling me to love my football.

The biggest thank you has to go to all the fans, who made me feel so welcome from day one. I will never forget seeing so many supporters in ‘Kyle masks’ at the game, that was a special moment, it certainly lifted my spirits. The banter during my time at ’74, has been outstanding and I will always appreciate the relationship I have had with the supporters, I always tried to give my best in return.

Football has been my life and as everyone will appreciate, I am completely devastated but I have to be sensible and listen to the advice of the experts. 1874 is in my blood and I will be at games as much as I can and will stand side by side with the fans. Thank you so much to everyone”

On behalf of everyone at 1874, I would like to send our love and support to Kyle at this hard time for him. We completely understand that this is the only option for Kyle, which is a very hard one however we are very pleased that he will remain involved with our Club. He is part of our 74 family.

Vicki England
Football Secretary


We wanted to let you know that Danny has decided to step away and spend more time at home.

Danny’s availability has been reduced this season, because of family and work issues and he is not able to commit as much as he would have liked.

What he has asked to do is thank everyone for their wonderful support over the last five and a half years. He said it has been a privilege to be a part of 1874 and he has appreciated everything that this great club and its brilliant supporters have done for him.

He said he will be back to watch games and maybe one day, if he decides to lace his boots back up, well who knows!

DT has been with us from day one. He had previously played for Ian Street and Ian had no hesitation in getting him involved in 2013. He has given terrific service and has been a pleasure to watch. He had a couple of bad injuries with us, but fought his way back. Dan is our Mr Cool and Mr Smiler. He is such a smashing lad off the park and I will never forget his attempts at getting through the first pre-season training day each year. A lap of the field and he was gone! He took some stick from the lads but laughed it off.

I know everyone will wish DT well. An 1874 history maker.

Information for 1874 supporters regarding the Stockport County game

Information received from Stockport County for 1874 supporters

There is no segregation, all supporters will be accommodated in County’s all-seated Danny Bergara (North) Stand (Access is via turnstiles 7 & 8) on Hardcastle Road.

Cash-only turnstiles.

Admission prices:
Adults (18+) £3
*Concessions £2 U18s, over 65’s, disabled supporters

Supporters travelling by car
There will be no parking at the ground, 1874 supporters can use nearby ‘Booth Street’ car park (SK3 9DF) for which a charge of £4.00 is payable. This is a secure car park which will be manned throughout the match from 6pm to 10.30pm. Location as below

Main Club Car Park, Edgeley Park – SK3 9DD – NO SUPPORTERS/PLAYERS

PLAYERS/SUPPORTERS – Stockport College – Booth Street Car Park – SK3 9DF


Taylor Kennerley

In mid December, the club were pleased to announce that winger and product of the Under 21’s Taylor Kennerley had agreed to commit his future by signing a contract until the end of the season.

Speaking at training with Media Officer Matt Waters, Kennerley revealed that despite clubs from higher levels approaching 1874 for his services, he believed that the amount of game time he was getting made him eager to sign a contract to secure his immediate future.

After breaking into the first team last season and playing a pivotal role in the FA Cup and FA Vase campaigns, Kennerley said, “ Wayne and Paul have had a great impact in making me sign this deal as not many teams at this level put their trust young players. They’ve really given me a chance, I’ve been starting every game and so it was an easy decision to sign.”

Kennerley, who has made 80 appearances for the club in total stated, “The fans should stick by the squad and get right behind us. Their support motivates us as players to play our absolute best and I know I’ll give 110% each and every game.”

Our next game is at home on January 5th to title challengers Congleton Town.