Crest of Altrincham Football Club

Altrincham

Vanarama National League

Altrincham Football Club, nicknamed “The Robins,” is a non-league football club based in Altrincham, Cheshire.

Established in 1970, they currently compete in the Vanarama National League, which is part of the fifth tier of English football. The team calls Moss Lane their home ground.

At the time of writing, Phil Parkinson is the current manager with experience at Nantwich Town among his past roles.

A photo of Altrincham
© Michael Ripley, licensed under CC BY NC-ND 2.0

History

Altrincham FC, as of the 2023-24 season, competes in the Vanarama National League, following a promotion in 2020 under managers Phil Parkinson and Neil Sorvel. This promotion came after a period of decline, including relegations from higher divisions. The club was a founding member of the Alliance, winning it twice but not promoted to the Football League due to existing policies.

In 2022, Altrincham announced a transition to full-time professional status, indicating a significant shift in its operational model. Historically, the club has experienced various promotions and relegations, highlighting its fluctuating performance in non-league football.

Off the pitch, the club has focused on community engagement and financial stability, involving no transfer fees for players under previous management. It supports youth and women’s teams and has built a community sports hall at its Moss Lane ground, now known as the J. Davidson Stadium. This approach has helped maintain the club’s presence in non-league football while fostering community ties.

Staff

Current management and coaching staff

Alumni

Former players and managers elsewhere in the non-league pyramid