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

Nominated for:

 

lancashire FA Adult coach of the year 2020

Darren Winnard

Nominated for:

 

Lancashire FA Youth Coach of the year Award 2020

Darren Winnard

Nominated For:

Lancashire FA Youth Coach of the year Award 2020

Jen WINNARD

Nominated for:

 

Upcoming Business of the year 2020 

WINNER!!!

 

Volunteer of the Year Award 2019

ELLIE WINNARD

Nominated for:

 

Volunteer of the Year Award 2019 Darren winnard

Volunteer of the Year Award 2019 Ellie Winnard

Nominated for:

 

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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After the excitement of being matchday mascots for Bury AFC on Saturday, the U10’s Greys had their own tricky fixture to contender with on the Sunday.

We really wanted to challenge the girls and decided to throw a different formation at them. They handled the change of shape well and understood quickly that the purpose of the change was to create chances in the final third.
Before the girls went out on to the pitch, we also discussed the disadvantages to the chosen formation and what we needed to do to overcome them.
Having played our opponents in the past we were aware that they had an exceptional goalkeeper, and we would have to be on top form to get anything past her.

Off they went and attack is what they did. The girls drove forward together as a team, worked the ball into great spaces and created lots of chances in front on goal. As anticipated our opponent’s goalkeeper was fantastic. We encouraged the girls to keep pressing forward and keep on creating in the final third. The football on show was brilliant with combination of intelligent build up play, darting runs and perfectly threaded through balls but again we couldn’t get anything through our opponent’s defence.

Against the run of play we found ourselves 1-0 down. The girls continued to work the ball well and managed to keep possession for long periods of the first half.
Our equaliser came from Jess. After playing the first quarter in goal she was eager to give her legs a stretch. With a great burst of pace down the wing, she squeezed through the tightest of space to find herself with the goal in front of her.
Half time came and we had a little reshuffle keeping the same formation.
Niamh was running late and arrived as we were going out for the second half. We threw her straight into the mix and without a touch of the ball she got into the box on the far post and smashed it into the opposite corner. A well taken goal for Niamh with her fist touch of the game 👌
The game was played in the best spirit and was very competitive from start to finish with some real heart in your mouth moments.
The tackles and challenges were flying in all over the pitch with everyone being timed to perfection. The competitiveness from both sets of players was great to see with neither team wanting to give anything away. At the end we had both teams covered in mud with smiles on there faces.
Exactly what we want on a crisp Sunday morning.

After the game we dished out the Girl of the Game awards. These went to Eliza and Thea.
Eliza was solid at the back in the first half and was on as a striker in the second. She was strong on the ball and her passing was nothing short dazzling. Every through ball was threaded through the eye of a needle finding feet at the other end.
Thea was like a terrier throughout and was relentless in her effort to win the ball back. Every time she went in for a tackle she came away with the ball as if she had glue on her boots. She was so unlucky not to get on the scoresheet with only great goalkeeping stopping this from happening. Her effort and commitment was fantastic and this has lead to her really developing her skills in recent weeks which she has took into the weekend games.
Our captain for next week was awarded to Lauren. Lauren has continued her fine form from December and is really turning into a wing wizard. Her decision making was great throughout the game I’m sure she will do a great job of leading by example as captain next weekend.

Well done girls on a great weekends action👏

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🥳 Birthday Shout Out - BIG 40 🥳

Happy birthday to our club treasurer, social media secretary and all round club help and support 🤍

Happy birthday Carrie, thank you for everything you do for the club and hope you have a wonderful day! 🎁🎂🎉

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⚽️ Ladies Result - Sunday ⚽️

Droylsden Women 0 - 2 AFC Bolton Ladies

With no league game on Sunday we traveled to Droylsden from the division above us for a friendly.

With only a 12 woman squad and a very heavy pitch we knew that the game was going to be difficult. Players would be asked to play in some unfamiliar positions whilst also trying to keep our good run of form going.

The first half was a tight affair, AFC adjusting to the playing surface that prevented us from playing our fast flowing passing game. Neither team had any real clear cut opportunities. The ladies were working hard and doing the right things but at halftime it remained 0-0.

At halftime it was decided to tweak the formation. This again meant some players playing out of position due to being low on numbers but the coaches knew we could get a result from the game.

The ladies stepped up a gear in the second half. We started to pass the ball better and took the game to Droylsden. 10 minutes into the second half and Jen Winnard capped a POM performance with a 25 yard screamer from wide on the right. This was no more than we deserved and we continued to push for a second. This soon came from a driving run into the left side of the penalty area by
Ellie G. She hit a great strike giving the keeper no chance and putting us 2-0 up which is how it finished.
Was good to see the ladies winning in a different way. Grinding out a result against a decent Droylsden side on a boggy pitch. Working hard for the 90 minutes, keeping another clean sheet and prepared to play in unfamiliar positions for the good of the team. Well done ladies👍🏻⚽️

⚽️ - Jen
⚽️ - Ellie G
👏🏻 - Clean Sheet

🌟POM- Jen Winnard and Ellie Winterbottom.

Whilst not what we normally do, we had joint POM’s for different reason’s.
Jen is a class player!. Reads the game so well, happy to bring the ball out from the back and is always totally calm which in turn spreads confidence within the team. It is no coincidence that we have not conceded since Jen joined us.

Ellie Wint- Ellie was a total team player. She has recently moved from defence into a defensive midfielder. Although she is still learning the role Ellie was great in the 1st half, breaking up any attacks and never afraid to put her foot or head in which prevented any real dangerous chances. In the 2nd half Ellie was asked to play at left back, a totally new position. She did this with no fuss listening to instructions and reading the game really well and being part of a defensive unit that kept a clean sheet.

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⚽️ Under 11 Girls Yellows Match Report ⚽️

Yet another difficult game for us this weekend as we hosted Wigan Athletic Blues at home! In training on Friday, we worked on playing out from the back, keeping possession and our passing and movement. We looked to bring that into our game and encourage the girls to move the ball confidently!

The game was end to end but I felt in the first half, we hadn’t quite got going. It seems to be a recurring theme with the girls that we don’t quite wake up and get out of first gear until the first half and this match was no different. We found ourselves a goal down at half time and we talked at half time about being more competitive for the ball and wanting to win it back quickly!

The second half was a different story and we looked much more competitive! We were winning the ball back high up the pitch and testing the Wigan keeper - who made a number of outstanding saves. We eventually managed to find our foot back in the game when a lightening run through on goal saw Chloe put the ball in the back of the net 👏🏼

End to end stuff from both teams but I felt we managed to regain some control in the second half and put the opposition under pressure. Super Captain Libby changed the game for us with a fantastic strike on goal!

The spectator’s blood pressures were through the roof in the last few moments of the game with Wigan pushing for a goal and us retreating back. A couple of moments of madness with the pressure forcing some questionable decisions all over the pitch but we managed to cling on until the end.

Overall, a game of two halves again. If we can apply our second half performances to the full game, we will really be a force to be reckoned with. Credit to the girls though, it takes a lot of credit to fight back from being behind and this is the second week in a row they’ve pulled it off 😄

Player of the match went to Captain Fantastic, Libby. As always, a classy creative performance from Libby and what is better than scoring the winner 🤩 Libby pressed the ball all over the pitch and played some nice passes with her team mates to create opportunities in front of goal! Well done Lib! 🏆

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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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