Crest of Hanley Town Football Club

Hanley Town

Pitching In Northern Premier League Division One West

Hanley Town Football Club, nicknamed “The Town,” is a non-league football club based in Bucknall, Staffordshire.

Established in 1970, 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 Potteries Park their home ground.

At the time of writing, Ryan Shotton is the current manager with experience at Leek Town and Altrincham among his past roles.

History

Hanley Town Football Club, formed in 1966 by a group of friends, quickly found success in local leagues, winning the Longton League and Charity Cup in their inaugural season. Under Owen Rhead’s management, they progressed to the Staffordshire County League (North), achieving numerous cup wins in the 1967/68 season. The club faced challenges, including losing their ground in 1971 and subsequent ground-sharing arrangements, but continued to win titles and cups in the 1970s.

The 1980s were marked by fluctuating performances, including winning the Staffordshire FA Vase and the Mid-Cheshire League Championship in the 1981/82 season. However, a decline followed until revitalization under Neville Chamberlain. The early 2000s saw success with cup victories and league titles, highlighted by a treble in the 2004/05 season.

In the 2010s, under Colin and Darren Stair, the club achieved a quadruple in 2012/13, but faced hardship with Colin Stair’s passing. They joined the North West Counties League, achieving solid placements and reaching playoffs. Despite challenges, including a turbulent 2018/19 season and the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic in 2019/20, Hanley Town remained in the NWCL Premier Division.

Legal

Hanley Town Football Club Limited is a registered company in England and Wales

Staff

Current management and coaching staff