AFC Knowsley Community Interest Company
July 13, 2024

About Us

The Club was founded in 1987 and was awarded the FA Charter Standard Development Club by Liverpool County FA in 2002.

In 2021 the decision was made in line with the new facilities development to change the Clubs name to :


The Club is an all inclusive Football Club and provides opportunities for girls, boys, young people, men and women between the ages of six and eighteen years of age through to open age for both men and women to receive coaching
and play competitive football.

In 2020 along with the name change, AFC Knowsley became a Community Interest Company – not for profit.

The Club’s teams play in the

Cheshire League – 1st Team
Merseyside Christian League, Saturday Reserves 

Sunday South Lancs – Sunday Reserves
North West U21 Development League  – U21s

Mini Soccer – Rainhill and St Helens 

Junior Football – Liverpool Premier League 

The Club has links with Liverpool Academy and Professional Clubs. across the Northwest. All coaching in our Club is carried out by qualified coaches who are trained and have been screened for their suitability for working with young people in line with our Charter Standard and the Liverpool County FA.

Our home ground is situated on Knowsley Lane (Lord Derby’s Playing Fields) We have four pitches and 2 mini-soccer pitches and training areas with changing facilities. We have just had new changing rooms installed with adequate changing for match officials and have a small kitchen and tuck shop. Our Grounds have adequate off road car parking facilities.

Club development is an integral part of The FA’s commitment to raising the standards within the provision of football. The Football Association Charter for Quality recommends that the
player is central to all developmental needs and aspirations. The FA Charter Standard Clubs; Scheme encapsulates this philosophy by assisting clubs like AFC Knowsley to provide quality experiences for all players.

Liverpool County FA have developed a 3-year strategic plan to support grass roots clubs including the implementation of the Effective Football Club Administration Scheme, a volunteer strategy, a coach education programme and FA child protection training courses available to all our Coaches team officials and Club officers.

In the continuously changing and fluid environment in which football is developed, it is essential to have this support to equip our football Cub with the necessary structures to improve standards and remain sustainable.

For the safety and care of your child/young person it is important that you travel to and from all training and football League fixtures both home and away with your child/young person.

The Club values your support at these venues. We are keen to involve parent/children/young people from the community in our club and would like to invite you to contact the Club’s Secretary to find out more about our Club.

You will have to complete a Parental Consent and Medical information Form for Football Activities together with a Club Permission Form for parent/guardian & young person for the use of photographs and recorded images for registration with the Club. For the safety of your child it is important that the Club is informed of any medical condition or allergies that may be relevant should your child fall ill or be involved in an accident while at the Club.

AFC Knowsley Historical Dates

The club was founded

The club was awarded the FA Charter Standard Development Club by Liverpool County FA

AFC Knowsley CIC was founded as a Community Interested Company

AFC Knowsley take ownership of their new £1.2 million pound Pavilion

AFC Knowsley CIC form its first Wildcats girls football team

AFC Knowsley CIC form its first disabled football team