About Us

Founded in 1947 under the name Poulton Athletic with Joe Norwood among its founding trio, the club initially competed in the second division of the Fylde league until 1959, when it ascended to Division One. In 1961, an amalgamation occurred with Poulton United, leading to the rechristening of the club as Poulton F.C. Matches continued at Higher Green while Cottam Hall underwent renovations, including the construction of a new brick pavilion to replace the old wooden changing hut, along with the installation of new pitches and drainage systems.

During the 1962-63 and 1963-64 seasons, the team clinched victories in the Fylde League and Fylde Cup while also securing a runner-up position in the Bannister Cup, coinciding with the shift of matches to Cottam Hall. Poulton ventured into the West Lancashire League in 1964-65, achieving a fifth-place finish in the league and emerging as runners-up to Layton Institute in the Richardson Cup during their debut season.

In 1969, Ian Rowland assumed the role of the club’s inaugural manager, replacing the previous selection committee method for team selection. A subsequent amalgamation occurred in 1980, this time with Sunday side Royal Oak Celtic, bringing financial and player benefits to Poulton.

In 1987, the club adopted the name Poulton Town FC, and after prolonged negotiations with the council, they were granted permission to construct their own changing rooms and facilities. These amenities, completed in 1998 at a cost of £25,000, underwent further enhancements in 1996 with an extension and modifications amounting to £30,000. Additional alterations ensued, including the construction of a licensed bar in 1998.

The trend of amalgamations continued in 2013 when Poulton Town and Poulton Youth merged to form Poulton FC.