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.
All our committee members are volunteers and have either played for one of our teams, coached/managed at the club, or have children that play for the club.
Chairman - Kevin Duffy
Kevin oversees the running of the club and the work carried out by everyone within it. He also plays a major role in fundraising and organising events and helps to manage the club's social media accounts.
Treasurer - Chris Wood
Chris manages and administers the club’s finances, maintains an income and expenditure record and balance sheet, prepares the annual financial statements, and manages the club's bank account. Chris is also the First Team Secretary and helps to manage the club's social media accounts.
Secretary - Chris Wright
Chris is the official contact between the club, the County FA, and the leagues that the teams play in. His duties include County FA affiliation, league membership & correspondence, maintenance of club records, and maintenance of a player register.
Welfare Officer - Joanne Bedford
Joanne looks after the club’s responsibilities when running activities for children and young people, and she helps club personnel in their duty of care towards children. Joanne manages the club's CRB checks for managers, coaches and assistants.
Website Manager - Steve McIver
Steve is the former Club Secretary and now looks looks after the club's website.
Development Officer - Dan Skelhorn
Dan has joined us to help take the club forward with new developments and initiatives, as well as helping with fundraising and sponsorship opportunities.
Coach Representative - Ben Rutherford
Ben is the link between the managers and coaches and the committee. Ben also coaches the Ormskirk FC Kidz development group, which is a feeder group for new Under 7s teams each season.
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).