Welcome to AFC Bolton

Girl’s & Boy’s Football Club in Bolton

All our team Managers and Coaches hold FA coaching qualifications and are FA DBS cleared, First Aid trained and Child Safeguarding certified.

Home Venue Ladybridge High

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Nominated for:

 

Lancashire FA Club of the year 2020

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lancashire FA Adult coach of the year 2020

Darren Winnard

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Lancashire FA Youth Coach of the year Award 2020

Darren Winnard

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Lancashire FA Youth Coach of the year Award 2020

Jen WINNARD

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Upcoming Business of the year 2020 

WINNER!!!

 

Volunteer of the Year Award 2019

ELLIE WINNARD

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Volunteer of the Year Award 2019 Darren winnard

Volunteer of the Year Award 2019 Ellie Winnard

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Club of the Year Award 2018

Coach of the Year Award 2018 Darren Winnard

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Club of the Year Award 2017

Volunteer of the Year Award 2017 Darren Winnard

Here at AFC Bolton, we offer a weekly training session with an additional weekend game.  Throughout the season we have our league and cup games with the much-loved tournaments at the end of the season. We always look to keep the players playing football even when we have the gap weeks within the season we look to arrange friendlies or arrange team bond sessions.

 All our team Managers and Coaches hold FA coaching qualifications and are FA DBS cleared, First Aid trained and Child Safeguarding certified.

 We have a friendly and family feel at AFC Bolton. We regularly hold charity events, fundraising events and fun days out for all involved with the club.  Everyone involved with the club are all committed volunteers who give up their time to support and help the club grow in any way possible. If you want to be involved don’t hesitate to get in touch!

 We are affiliated to the Lancashire FA.

 We are always looking for the club to grow, If you want to be part of this new exciting club whether your a new/experienced player or team and want a new challenge please contact us!

 Thank you for visiting our site, check out our social media links to keep up to date with all the latest news and events. 

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⚽️💛 U10 Girls Yellows Match Report 💛⚽️

After the excitement of derby day last weekend with the Greys, the girls were back in action today. Todays game can only be described as two completely contrasting half’s.

The girls have been encouraged to work together in their build up, looking for passes to a team mate in a better position and avoid running in to danger. It seemed difficult to get the ball down and play in the first half, and even though they were putting in the effort the opposition were very quick to close down spaces which made passing and moving much harder. Lily was able to open the scoring for the team early on but then we faced a lot of pressure for our defence. Grace also added an impressive long range goal to get tally for the season.

With a quick shift in formation the second half was much more fruitful for the girls. In attack the link up play was much more slick as we just seemed to have an extra player on the pitch. Scarlett and Annie were very strong in defence and not much bothered Anabella in goal for the second half. Also, having the late addition of Addison for the second half meant we had a sub available to keep rotating the girls giving them a rest when needed.

Girl of the Game was awarded to Scarlett today. First of all Scarlett had a lot of work to do in the first half, making a number of great saves. Scarlett’s goal kicks have improved week after week as she can easily find a team mate. In the second half Scarlett’s defensive work was exceptional showing great pace to close down the ball and strength in the tackle. Well done Scarlett!

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⚽️ Ladies Result ⚽️

Flixton Women 2 - 4 AFC Bolton Ladies

Today was a game of two halves. To start with only 10 players due to an injury list as long as our arm, we knew it was going to be a tough 90 mins. Tbh we didn’t have a great first 45 mins. Missing our usual spark and desire. We went into the break 1-1.

Half time we regrouped and in-stepped Zane, tbf Zane is the most relaxed person around camp. He shared his views and the ladies took it on board. 2nd half we took control of the game and played as we should be doing week in week out.

Finished the game 4-2 winners and secured 2nd place in the league 👏🏻

Last Sunday at the cup final we missed a massive part of our team. Zane was away on holiday, but tbf he demanded updates and graced Tenerife in his AFC kit 🤍 After the game we handed him the trophy to feel like we all did last week 🏆

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Ellie was class today, did everything the coaches asked and delivered the plan. Ellie is strong in tackles, agressive but bets of all can get her head up and find a pass. Massive well done today Ellie 👏🏻

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🎉🏆 Under 11 Yellows - CUP FINALISTS 2021 🏆🎉

Wow! Words cannot describe the excitement of this morning’s semi final against Salford United and our last game of the season! Before the game and at training on Friday, we reflected on our season so far, and all the wonderful things we have achieved. We talked about how we had brought new players in, how we had worked incredibly hard in training on different elements of the game and the friendship that has blossomed between the girls this year 🥰

Rick and I reassured the girls that if they played their usual style of football, gave 10000% and applied everything we have worked on for the last 10 months, we would come away happy - and that’s exactly what they did! ♥️

We started the game so quickly and were on fire from the first minute! We were quick, physical and clinical in front of goal and by 10 minutes in, we were soaring and comfortable in possession! Credit to Salford, they kept pushing us and the game evened out towards the half time mark! 🫣

At half time, we were so pleased with our performance in the blistering heat but were nursing a few bruises and stud marks 😂 we agreed that we would start the second half quickly and try and build on our first half performance 🤞🏼

The second half was the most enjoyable half of football I have had all season from the girls. They played some excellent football, passing and moving, little 1-2s, through balls and rocket strikes at goals! We looked happy to be on the pitch and the encouragement from the parents on the sideline spurred us on even more! 👏🏼

To come away with a semi final win to finish off possibly my favourite season in grassroots yet was the best feeling ever!

I couldn’t give a player of the match today - every player shone in their own way.

Hollie kept a clean sheet in the first half and played in a variety of positions in the second half. She is demonstrating great technical ability, strength and her work rate has improved so much!

Lily played in the goal in the second half and has made so many strides in her football journey this year. She was just quick off her line in goal but also played some brilliant passes on the wing in the first half. She was unluckily to not nick a goal today!

Amelia showed her flare and skill in centre midfield and rattled the cross bar from an incredible free kick! She said really got stuck in and got a few knocks todays because of her quick feet but bounced back up every time!

Evie was solid in defence! She closed down every ball, chased the wingers down and stopped any attacks from Salford. I was impressed with her heading today!

Vicky was sublime at centre back. Calm, composed, strong, quick- like a young Jen Winnard 😜 joking aside - the intelligence and command this girl has from the back is way beyond her years!

Amber shut down any attacks that came her way this morning! She met everything in the air, her passing was bob on and she started off some brilliant counter attacks!

Ruby Ruby Ruby! Her pace was frightening on the wing today! She is a defenders nightmare when they have her running at them! Topped off with a few silky goals, she’s really found her shooting boots towards the back end of the year!

Chloe’s pace and strength is out of this world. The least experienced player on our team, but you would have no idea! She charges through defenders and they really struggled to cope with her relentless pressing!

Libby’s foot work speaks for itself and everyone that watches her says wow! Tricky, quick, fancy but absolutely ruthless in front of goal. You’re in trouble if Libby gets a shot on target because it rarely misses the back of the net!

Tilly looked at her best today! Quick footwork to dance around defenders, she can beat not one but two players before getting her shot off! Tilly has become more consistent in her excellent performances and she racked up the assists today!

A big shout out to Maddie and Sami who couldn’t play today but have been an integral part of our team this year! To our parents who have backed Rick and I all year and have bought into our style of play and coaching - thank you so much!

The league season has now finished but we are only just getting started - plenty of tournaments, ACES Nationals and a cup final! Bring on the summer! ☀️
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⚽️ Under 8s Greys ⚽️

The team were treated to a tournament down at the Reebok Stadium play your pitch summer tournament and what an amazing day it turned out. Cooper was helping myself and Kane coach and all credit to the lads hugs and claps as he was emotional that he couldn't play.

The first game was VS Kingsley vision from Liverpool and we can certainly tell by the warm up that this was going to be a tough game Hugo was in at the back in absence of Cooper and equally were missing pearl for the first game as well the lads were absolutely outstanding battling from the first whistle to the last and even though under constant pressure throughout the game we hit them on the counter attack and Cayden slotted the ball to give us a 1-0 lead the lads battled hard and we're looking good for the money until a mistake at the back lead to an equaliser which would have been a fair result going into the last minute of the game we tried to play one to many balls from the back and it was intercepted and one of the Kingsley players run through on goal and slotted home with the last kick of the game it makes it 2-1 but the lads had to bounce back a tough one to take.

The second game with against Cramlington who would travel all the way down from Newcastle and speaking to the Coach and a 4:30 start i had every confidence in terms of the lads bouncing back from that first defeat the game started and Cramlinton was a very very good side but with Pearl back into the usual midfield position the game was very close from start to finish and a fantastic free kicks from the Cramlington number 7 give them a 1-0 lead AFC battle back into the game and got a well-deserved equaliser and if there was ever a goal to match the occasion like today it was certainly pearl 20 yards out straight into the top corner and the game finished 1-1.

In the last game it was all to play for we played Astley Bridge who played in the bdfl before and so we knew that we had every chance we needed a 3 goal swing to qualify for the final. We pushed and pushed their keeper had a fantastic game Hugo gave us the lead and we went on for that second goal as much as we could but we ran out of time but in our third game we came out with the 1-0 win.

Watching on from the touchline now as thr first two teams played their last game we knew that we needed vision to win by 2 goals and going into the last minute of that game we were through. But an amazing goal from then one of the Cramlington boys hit a screamer straight into the top corner off the bar and we went out on goal difference.

I'm so proud of the lads to play football in the stadium as they did. Tommy did so well he was switched on from start to finish and pulled off a fantastic couple saves his distribution understanding of the game as a goalkeeper is getting better and better. We had Amadou and Jack at the back, Amadou putting some hard tackles certainly towards the end of the tournament breaking up play bring the player we all know. Jack playing an unfamiliar position again and all credit to him in terms of standing up being controlled on the ball getting the ball out of his feet and playing the ball out wide just what we work on in training.

In midfield Pearl came back in from.the second game and a couple of absolute screaming goals going be such a shame to lose her at the end of the season. Cayden passion and commitment I love he drives and lives breathes every game, I'm running out of words of praise for them.

Hunter and Oliver joined us and stepped up from the yellows and certainly had a really good day out and great experience to take them forward.

Up top we had Oscar who is hopefully signing for us into the new season he played outwide and again battled hard, I'm looking forward to him learning our style and taking his game forward.
Daniyal was up front and always wants to get involved and certainly looks into that space at all points and really tried winning the ball back as much as possible and search have a little bit more composure could have got on the scoresheet himself. Hugo from the first game he was absolutely fantastic all day battling battling centre half to bagging a brace, with a little more compsure I'm sure he will go right to the top. Once we will got back into their normal shape and got a few goals towards the end and enjoyed our football.

However we went into the qualifiers as we missed out on the final we shuffled things around and let's the lads enjoy their day the first game didn't go our way but all credit to Monton who took their chances but our heads lowered after missing out which has to be a lesson.

Our final game we played against Bolton County and we certainly let our frustration out on on them ended up comfortable winners 3-0. That little more concentration in the first game and im sure we would been walking away with the winners Trophy.

Overall a fantastic experience walking out of the tunnel, seeing the changing rooms, medals and trophies all around. Some fun in the sun and I hope everybody parents included had a absolutely fantastic day.

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GIRLS & BOYS FOOTBALLERS WANTED

1ST MONTH FREE!!!! ALL OUR COACHES ARE… FA QUALIFIED IN COACHING DBS CHECKED FA SAFEGUARDING QUALIFIED FA FIRST AID TRAINED AFC Bolton is looking for girls and boys aged 4 - 11 to join their friendly NEW football team. New to football? We still want you! We hold fun training sessions over various days, venues and times which will lead to a competitive weekend game. If you want to make new...

Mission Statement

At AFC Bolton we aspire to provide quality training, development and education for the benefit of the individual, team and football club by qualified coaches. Where football can be played and enjoyed by all ages from 4, welcoming players of any gender, ability or age. We will endeavour to facilitate the provision of the best playing amenities and equipment available to us in line with the growth of the sport. Whilst always providing safe and secure surroundings.

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Ladybridge High School, New York, Bolton BL3 4NG

Ladybridge High School, New York, Bolton, BL3 4NG

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