Ormskirk FC is an FA Charter Standard Club that is affiliated to the Lancashire FA. We currently have over 30 junior teams and one open age adult team.
Our main aim is to give boys and girls a chance to play and enjoy their football and to give them a great platform to develop. We will create as many teams as we have willing volunteers to run them. If you can't find a team for your child but you're keen and well organised, get in touch with us as we're always open to starting new teams.
Ormskirk FC are previous winners of the Community Club Of The Year award, and this award is given to active and well-run sports clubs that have undertaken great work in running development programmes which attract and encourage new participants and help their members to develop their sports potential.
FA Charter Standard
The FA Charter Standard Programme provides recognition that Ormskirk FC is well run and sustainable, with safeguarding children and safety paramount. It also recognises the club's commitment to coaching, player and coach development, and the raising of standards of behaviour in the game.
Affiliated to the Lancashire FA
We're affiliated to the Lancashire County FA and we're fully insured for all our junior and adult teams. All our coaches are CRB checked and our Managers will have their FA Level 1 coaching qualification, which includes their FA Safeguarding Children certificate and their FA First Aid certificate.
The modern version of the club was formed in 1997 by Peter Wearden (Manager) and Kathryn Hurst (Secretary).
The origins of 'Ormskirk FC' go back as far as 1948, when a team named Guinness Exports FC was formed. This team played in the Liverpool Shipping League Division 5, and progressed into the Liverpool Football League, the Liverpool County Combination Football League, the Lancashire Combination League (1964-68), and the Cheshire County League (1968-70).
In 1970, Guinness Exports FC changed its name to Ormskirk FC. This earlier version of Ormskirk FC played in the Cheshire County League (1970-1974) and took part in the FA Cup, the FA Amateur Cup, and the FA Trophy; before folding in 1975 (source).