Wood­ford be­come AFC Mac­cles­field

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - SHEL­DAN KEAY

CHESHIRE League side FC Wood­ford have re­vealed they will be known as AFC Mac­cles­field from now on.

The FA Char­ter Stan­dard Club have achieved a large amount of suc­cess in re­cent years, hav­ing won the East Cheshire League in 2013 and the Al­trin­cham & Dis­trict League in 2014.

De­spite the achieve­ments, sec­re­tary Bob Haslam felt chang­ing the team’s name was a nec­es­sary thing to do.

“It was a big de­ci­sion by the club to change its name but we feel that for our club to progress and move for­ward, the change can only be ben­e­fi­cial,” he said.

“We now be­lieve our new name re­flects the clubs am­bi­tion, its player/train­ing base and its sta­tus as the high­est-ranked am­a­teur adult club in Mac­cles­field.

“For the 2015/16 sea­son, we will again be play­ing at Stock­port Sports Vil­lage, but we see this as only a tem­po­rary mea­sure un­til we se­cure our new ground in Mac­cles­field.

“The Cheshire League are propos­ing an un­der 21 league for the 2016/17 sea­son and we see this as some­thing our club could be in­volved with.

“It can also an op­por­tu­nity for our club to en­cour­age and help younger play­ers to progress into adult football with a Char­ter Stan­dard club.”

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