About Us

Alnwick Town Association Football Club would not be here today if it wasn't for the volunteers who work hundreds of hours a year for the love of the club. His Grace, The Duke of Northumberland, is Club President, and helped to secure the future of both senior and junior football at the club. His Grace was in attendance to see our newly improved floodlights be switched on in the 2016/17 season, where training took place with the senior side and juniors boys and girls.

 

The Duchess of Northumberland is the Vice President of Alnwick Town Football Club. Norman Laidler has been involved with local non-league football for decades, and has been a key figure within the Northumberland F.A. He is our honorary Vice President.

 

Our chairman Tom McKie and Cyril Cox stepped in, along with a new committee in 2008 to save the club from extinction. Their hours and hours of unpaid work off the pitch behind the scenes had a massive impact on the club returning to the Northern League. Cyril was instrumental in working towards the juniors (and possibly seniors) moving in the future to a new sporting club in the future. The new high school development on the edge of the town will hopefully pave the way for this development to occur sooner rather than later as the juniors of the club deserve better facilities. From our Senior Mens First Team, we now have manager Paul Yeadon, and he is assisted by former player and junior Ben Webster, with Rikki Hume also coming in as first team coach. Our new look Development Squad manager is Mark Jones, with assistance from coaches Stephen Patterson and Andrew Forster.

 

The Ladies team had a fantastic debut season, reaching the 1st round proper of the Women's F.A Cup, being knocked out by Burnley after a great run of results. They won the league and cup double on their way to promotion under manager Peter Hately, who is the vice chairman of the club, and chairman of our junior section. We have a new look committee in place for the 2018/19 season following the merger of the Senior and Junior committees. This will bring the club closer together for a brighter future as the club continues to grow. Alnwick Town are always on the lookout for more people to join behind the scenes. Whether it be for a couple of hours during the week helping with the maintenance at the ground, or providing help on a match day, volunteers are always appreciated. If you are interested in getting involved in one way or another with the club, please come along on a match day to have a chat, or send us an e-mail  "Volunteers are not paid. Not because they are worthless, but because they are Priceless

Members Of The Committee

President

Duke Of Northumberland

Vice President

Duchess of Northumberland

Honorary Vice President

Norman Laidler

Chairman

Tommy McKie

Junior Chairman

Paul Davidson

Club Secretary

Mick Keane

Treasurer

Ailsa Bennett

First Team Manager

Stephen Patterson

Development Team Manager

Mark Jones

Development Team Coach

Andrew Forster

Development Team Coach

Stephen Patterson

Ladies First Team Manager

Peter Hately

Town's Famous Sons & Daughters

John Angus

Burnley's 1960s full-back John Angus, who won England honours. John's Burnley career spanned 18 years, making 439 appearances scoring 4 goals. John played one game for England away to Austria in 1961.

Tony Carss

Tony Carss, a former Alnwick Junior, went on to have a career in the game from 1994 until 2006 with Blackburn Rovers, Darlington, Cardiff City, Chesterfield, Carlisle, Oldham Athletic and Huddersfield. Currently working as an Academy coach with Huddersfield Town.

James Sinclair

James Sinclair, former junior, made his debut in the Premier League for Bolton Wanderers against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Also played briefly for Gateshead, before moving abroad an appearing for Sektzia Nes Tziona in Israel, and Polonia Bytom in Poland.

Ben Webster

Ben Webster, former junior who left to join Newcastle United's academy from Under 9's through to senior reserve side. He left Newcastle to play in Sweden with VSK Futbol, making 48 appearances and scoring 4 goals between 2006-2008.

Lucy Bronze

Lucy Bronze, played for the juniors at U11's, but due to F.A rules was unable to continue playing in the boys team. Progressed to Blyth Town and Sunderland Ladies. A scholarship followed in USA with North Carolina Tar Heels in 2009-10. In 2010 Lucy moved to Everton Ladies, then in 2012 to Liverpool Ladies, winning the Women's Super League is 2013.