Newcastle Town Football Club, nicknamed “The Castle,” is a non-league football club based in Newcastle-under-Lyme, 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 Lyme Valley Stadium their home ground.
At the time of writing, Neil Baker is the current manager with experience at Leek Town among his past roles.
Newcastle Town Football Club, formed in 1986 from a merger in Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, has experienced fluctuating fortunes. The club’s Lyme Valley Parkway stadium boasts a 4,000 capacity with modern facilities. Initially finding success post-merger, including a notable FA Cup run in 1996/97, they achieved significant triumph in the 2009/10 season with league domination and a major cup win. However, this was followed by a managerial and squad exodus, leading to an internal rebuilding focus.
The club has since emphasized youth development, resulting in numerous achievements in youth competitions and players progressing to professional leagues. Despite challenges, including managerial changes, injuries, and external impacts like COVID-19, Newcastle Town has consistently competed well in their league. They’ve also expanded their facilities and community involvement, including a new football center for the youth section and stadium upgrades. The resilience and commitment to growth, both in sporting and community aspects, have kept the club prominent in non-league football, overcoming adversities like the loss of Chairman Paul Ratcliffe in 2022.
Current management and coaching staff