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The Club and Vision
Written by Steve Rampley   
Monday, 25 August 2008 17:13

The Club has existed in some form or other for over 100 years and, apart from World War 1 and a single season in the mid 70s when the pitch was renovated, has an unbroken & prominent history in local amateur football playing in the Buxton, New Mills, Manchester; Stockport and Hope Valley Leagues. (See also Arthur Jackson Remembers).

We are a well managed club with a strong and dedicated backroom Committee (see 'Management') all of whom have specific roles and responsibilities and leave the football to the managers.

At their respective AGMs in 20007/08 under Chairmen Steve Rampley and Ralph Pettingell the Senior and Junior Club (formed in 1990) voted in principle to merge and create a revised organisation and constitution etc.  This was eventually ratified in June 2010 by Steve & Dean Campbell the then Junior Chair and now Vice Chair (Juniors).     The new structure comprises 2 senior teams; a full compliment of junior boys & some junior girls teams providing continuity and development from an early age through to the senior level.  The strength/quality of our organisation is recognised at FA Community Charter Standard; the highest possible status achieved in December 2010.

Back in 2002 our changing facilities at “Horwich Park” were upgraded thanks to a financial partnership between the Club; HPBC; Town Council and Sport England Lottery.  However that was then and this is now and the Committee continues to be very proactive and has ambitions to further improve its facilities, raise the standard of football and expand the organisation.

A Heritage Lottery Fund bid (HLF) put together by HPBC in partnership with the Town Council and various other local organisations to renovate and improve the Memorial Park which includes 'Horwich Park' came to fruition in 2011.  WBFC was one of those partner organisations and submitted proposals to improve the playing surface and to improve the infrastructure; these became part of a successful global bid.  In the interim the Club has completely revamped the the floodlit hard play area, with FA part funding, to a state of the art 3G surface.

Ultimately it is important that we attain & retain the capacity to continually raise the bar for the seniors, now in the competitive Step 7 of the football league pyramid structure provides a level for the juniors to aspire to and in an environment that befits and can sustain an enterprise of this order.

Chair: Steve Rampley


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