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1874 Northwich

The '74

1874 Northwich Football Club, nicknamed “The '74,” is a non-league football club based in Barnton, Cheshire.

Established in 2012, they currently compete in the Pitching In Northern Premier League Division One West, which is part of the eighth tier of English football. The team calls Townfield their home ground.

1874, a club established by Northwich Victoria Supporters Trust members in 2012, celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2022. The club’s inaugural match attracted 400 fans, and they quickly became one of the top 100 non-league clubs in terms of support. Early achievements included a rapid ascent in the North West Counties Football League, FA Cup appearances, and winning the Mid Cheshire District Cup twice. Management changes led to a memorable 2017/18 season with FA Vase semi-finals and record attendances. Challenges followed, including key player losses and the impact of Chairman Paul Stockton’s death, but the club persevered, winning the NWCFL League Cup in 2019.

The club’s growth continued with a promising 2019/20 season halted by COVID-19, leading to eventual promotion to the Northern Premier League West and retaining the League Cup in 2021. Emphasizing community involvement, 1874 has forged partnerships with local businesses and charities, expanded to include youth and walking football teams, and improved their facilities at the Townfield Lane stadium. Throughout its first decade, the club has balanced sporting success with a commitment to responsible, sustainable growth, community engagement, and inclusivity.

Northwich Community Football Club Limited is a registered company in England and Wales