Welcome to Charnock Ridgeway Juniors FC.
Our football club was formed in 1984. At the local Charnock School at that time, no sport was played. So a small group of parents from Charnock estate got together and formed a team and played in the Redgate Junior Sunday League as it was then called. The team was named Charnock Junior Football Club.
We only required a small area to play, as we were at Under11 level. A couple of miles away in Ridgeway village we were offered an area of grass. Our parents had to mark out the pitch and also made homemade goalposts. The results that first year was not very good but the players enjoyed it, whether they won or lost. This has remained the ethos of the club to this day 31 years later. To enjoy the game and if you manage to win, it was a bonus.
In 1986 we decided on a name change. Because we played in Ridgeway village it was decided that we would rename our club Charnock Ridgeway Junior Football Club. We have played teams from Under8`s to Under16`s in what is now called the Junior Sunday League. We have also had teams in the D B Sports League at Under17 & Under 18 level. Finance has been a big concern over the years and initially the football kits etc were bought by some parents. They would get their money back, when there had been enough income generated from the players subscriptions. Today, if you are lucky some sponsor might help you towards some of the costs.
The club is organised by a committee. This consists of President,Chairman,Secretary, Treasurer,Welfare Officer and Managers of each age group. The club has been helped and supported by lots of parents and helpers over the years. They have been involved with lots of different jobs such as organising raffles, putting up nets and goal posts and also collecting litter before their team departs. Without all these things clubs would be unable to function.
We have just achieved Charter Standard Accreditation Award through the Football Association.
Contact us for more information and how to join the club.