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Ashington AFC

The Colliers

Ashington Association Football Club, nicknamed “The Colliers,” is a non-league football club based in Ashington, Northumberland.

Established in 1883, they currently compete in the Pitching In Northern Premier League Division One East, which is part of the eighth tier of English football. The team calls Woodhorn Lane their home ground.

Ashington AFC, established in 1883 in Northumberland, is renowned as the birthplace of World Cup winners Bobby and Jackie Charlton. The club, historically significant in regional football, joined the Football League Third Division North in the early 1920s, after which financial difficulties and a miners’ strike led to their departure in 1929. Despite this setback, Ashington maintained a competitive presence in regional leagues, highlighted by memorable FA Cup appearances.

The club’s fortunes fluctuated, facing relegation challenges and financial crises, notably in 1994 when they couldn’t field a team. However, a resurgence in the early 2000s brought cup victories and league championships. In 2008, Ashington moved to Woodhorn Lane, marking a new chapter with stable performances and significant cup runs. The 2022/23 season was particularly successful, resulting in promotion to the Northern Premier League East Division, their first return in 55 years.

Ashington has produced notable talents, including Patrick O’Connell, who managed top Spanish clubs, Tony Lowery, who joined West Bromwich Albion, and cricketer Steve Harmison, who played for Ashington before pursuing his cricket career.

ASHINGTON ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL CLUB LIMITED is a registered company in England and Wales under company number 11893510 .