More information about Newton Athletic 

Newton Athletic was originally formed in 1966 as and adult football club and celebrated it's 50th anniversary in 2016. The junior element of Newton Athletic was formed in 1991 with the sole purpose to allow junior players the opportunity to participate in organised grassroots football. Over the past 25 years we have become one of the biggest junior football clubs in Chester. Over this period we have gained a fine reputation for serving the local community by attracting and developing players, managers and coaches in the Chester area.

Today we have teams from Under 6 years of age to Under 18s in out junior section and we also have an adults team and recently set up a vets team for those adults who wish to play more socially.

We are registered with the Cheshire FA and in 2011 we were awarded the Cheshire FA Chartered Standard Club of the year award. Every coach is desired to have a FA coaching qualification and every person working with the children is required to have a CRB check and understand child protection. The club is formally run by a committee with elected officers who also oversee the financial stability of the organisation. 

We operate under the Cheshire FA Chartered Standard Community Status which highlights the prestigious and high quality work that the club is doing. Newton Athletic are also proud to be based out of Cheshire County Sports Club which boasts facilities that are second to none with all year round training available on the synthetic pitches.

The aims of our club 

The key objects of the Club are to provide facilities, promote the game of Association Football, to arrange matches and social activities for its members and community participation in the same. The club encourages those of all abilities to play football and improve their ability and fitness. We currently have approximately 20 teams from Under 6 through to adult and have multiple teams in most age groups. 

Our Community Club Status 

Newton Athletic were officially awarded the FA Charter Standard 'Community' Club Status in April 2013. We are now one of 23 clubs in Cheshire to have received FA Charter Standard Community Club status, a huge achievement by the club and all involved. The award was officially handed over to our Chairman by Cheshire FA Football Development Officer Dawn Georgeson at a celebration event at Chester FC.

Dawn Georgeson said:  "Achieving Community Club status is not an easy task, Newton Athletic have worked tirelessly to secure this award and it is credit to all the volunteers for all their hard work and dedication. "This is true recognition, from The FA, that the club provides a safe, quality experience for its players and is dedicated to improving grassroots football."

Key facts about the level of clubs with Community status:

1. In the UK there are 29,000 football clubs.

2. Of these 690 have Charetered Standard Community Status.

3. Only 23 out of 900 clubs in Cheshire have achieved this status.  

Newton Athletic is a Nike partner

Newton Athletic one of 125 clubs across the country to be a ‘Nike Partner Club'. This scheme benefits our club by allowing us to earn coaching vouchers to be redeemed against licensed courses. Being a Nike Partner Club also means our club has the chance to attend days at St George’s Park where coaching seminars and club management workshops are held.


The leagues we participate in 

The majority of our teams participate in the Chester & District Junior Football League. For further details please visit the league website (link below):

How the club is funded & where our money is spent 

As a non-profit making organisation we are funded by subscriptions from players, organised fund raising events and sponsorship. 

Our primary source of funding is the annual membership subscription but we can also raise money from time to time via fundraising events or specific grants. Our financial position is transparent and available for all to see should you wish to - click on the link opposite to see our funding and costs.


Our club rules and constitution  

Newton Athletic operates to a strict set of rules which is clearly documented in our club constitution. To view this in further detail please click on the link opposite.  


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