Crest of Weston-super-Mare Association Football Club

Weston-super-Mare

Vanarama National League South

Weston-super-Mare Association Football Club, nicknamed “The Seagulls,” is a non-league football club based in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

Established in 1970, they currently compete in the Vanarama National League South, which is part of the sixth tier of English football. The team calls Woodspring Stadium their home ground.

At the time of writing, Scott Bartlett is the current manager.

History

In 2000, Weston Football Club embarked on an ambitious project by acquiring the Westlands Site to build a new stadium with improved facilities. The early 2000s saw a change in management, aiming for higher league promotion, which they achieved in the 2002-2003 season. The following years were marked by fluctuating fortunes, including near-relegation scenarios saved by other clubs’ misfortunes.

The late 2000s and early 2010s were a period of instability and management changes for Weston, with occasional successes like winning the Somerset Premier Cup twice and reaching their highest league position in 2012-13. However, the mid-2010s brought challenges, with several managerial shifts and inconsistent team performances, culminating in the club’s first-ever relegation from the National League South in the 2018-2019 season.

The return of Scott Bartlett as manager in 2019 injected new energy into the club, although the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the subsequent seasons. The team’s resilience paid off with a playoff appearance in 2021/22 and winning the Southern League Premier South championship in 2022/23, securing a return to higher-level football and marking a significant turnaround in the club’s fortunes.

Legal

Weston-super-Mare Association Football Club Ltd is a registered company in England and Wales under company number 01657163 .

Staff

Current management and coaching staff