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Bamber Bridge Football Club is an association football club, based in Preston. Founded 71 years ago in 1952, the team currently compete in the Northern Premier League, the 7th tier of English football.

They play their home matches at Sir Tom Finney Stadium, and are nicknamed "The Brig".

The team's playing kit is manufactured by Macron and is made of 100% PET recycled polyester.


Bamber Bridge Football Club was established in 1974 when the old Bamber Bridge club amalgamated with neighboring outfit Walton-Le-Dale.

The club enjoyed success in the Preston & District League, winning the Premier Division championship four times and the Guildhall Cup four times.

In 1990, the club joined the North West Counties League and won the Second Division championship and promotion to the top flight.

In 1995, the club won the Northern Premier League title and were finalists in the Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy.

The club made it to the Second Round Proper of the FA Cup for the first time in 1999-00 and reached the Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy Final for a fourth time in 2010-11.

The club experienced relegation from the Premier Division in 2002 and again in 2005, before regaining Premier Division status in 2008.

After suffering play-off defeat in 2008, the club won the Northern Premier League President's Cup and reached the Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy Final once more in 2011.

Following a rollercoaster season in 2016-17, which saw them win their first ever Integro League Cup, Jamie Milligan was appointed manager in 2019 and guided them to promotion to the Premier Division via a playoff final victory over Prescot Cables.