Club Information

Nick-name:The Lilywhites
Ground Capacity:4000
No.of seats:200 
Covered Accommodation:1500
Social Club:Located inside ground
StewardsPete & Noreen Green
First Team midweek home matches:Tuesday
Club ShopVisit Club Shop here
Club Programme32 pages (£2)

FA Rule 2.13 Information

Club NameMossley AFC Limited
Company number02975261
DirectorsGary Dean, Peter Green, Chris Hey, John Larner, Raymond Moreland, Phil Ramsden
Shareholders holding 10% or moreMossley AFC Ltd ( 40% ) Gary Threlkeld ( 10% )
Significant shareholdersSteve Astley, Steve Burgess, Gary Dean, Chris Hey, Harry Hulmes, John Larner, Ray Moreland

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Historic Information

Previous Leagues:Stalybridge & District Junior League (1903-1906), Ashton, Dukinfield & District League (1906-1907), Central Oldham & District League (1907-1908), West End Amateur League (1908-1909), Ashton & District League (1909-1915), South East Lancs League (1915-16), Manchester Amateur League (1916-18), Lancashire Combination (1918-19), Cheshire County League (1919-1972), Northern Premier League (1972-1995), North West Counties League (1995-2004).
Record Attendance:6,640 v Stalybridge Celtic, Cheshire League, 1946
Record Win:9-0 v Urmston, Manchester Shield, 1947
Record Defeat:2-13 v Witton Albion, Cheshire League, 1926
Record Transfer Fee Paid:£2,300 to Altrincham for Phil Wilson, 1980
Record Transfer Fee Received:£25,000 from Everton for Eamonn O'Keefe, 1979
Record Appearances for Club:(Pre War) 360, Jackie Darley, 1911 - 1925
(Post War) 613, Jimmy O'Connor 1972 - 1987
Record Goalscorer for Club:(Pre War) 176, Jackie Roscoe 1928 - 1939
(Post War) 235, David Moore 1974 - 1984
Most Goals in a Season:(Pre War) 58, Jackie Roscoe 1930-31
(Post War) 45, Leo Skeete, 1976-77 
Best F.A.Cup Performances:2nd Round, 1949-50 v Nuneaton Borough 1980-81 v Mansfield Town              
1st Round, 1949-50 v Witton Albion (won) 1969-70 v Stockport County 1977-78 v Rotherham United, 1979-80 v York City 1980-81 v Crewe Alexandra (won) 1981-82 v Stockport County 1982-83 v Huddersfield Town 1983-84 v Darlington
Best F.A.Trophy Performances:Finalists (Wembley): 1979-80 v Dagenham
Quarter Finalists: 1969-70 v Barnet, 1980-81 v Bangor City
Best F.A.Vase Performances:Quarter Finalists: 1996-97 v Whitby Town, 1999-00 v Deal Town, 2002-03 v AFC Sudbury
England Semi-Pro C Internationals:Eamonn O'Keefe (1979), Ian Smith (1980), Phil Derbyshire (1981)
England Schools u-18 Internationals:Fabio Abreu (2010/11), Tom Ingham (2011/12)
Past players who have progressed into the Football League (Since 1945)John Noble (Stockport County), John Wright (Blackpool), Tom Bell (Oldham Athletic), John Connor (Tranmere Rovers), Albert Wadsworth (Oldham Athletic), Dick Threlfall (Halifax Town), Albert Lomas (Rochdale & Chesterfield), Arthur Tyrer (Leeds United & Peterborough United), Bob Tomlinson (Halifax Town), Harry Naylor (Oldham Athletic), Eric Williams (Halifax Town), Peter Tilley (Arsenal, Bury & Halifax Town), Don Megson (Sheffield Wednesday & England �B�), Dennis Ross (Aston Villa), Mike Eckersall (Torquay United & Stockport County), Harvey McCreadie (Hibernian), Alan Roberts (Bradford Park Avenue), Garry Pierce (Huddersfield Town, Wolves & Blackpool), Andy Proudlove (Sheffield Wednesday, Norwich City & Hereford United), Dave Lyon (Southport), Mick Wadsworth (Carlisle United, Scarborough, Colchester United, Oldham Athletic, Huddersfield Town & Hartlepool United manager, Newcastle United & Southampton chief coach), Howard Wilkinson (Notts County, Sheffield Wednesday, Leeds United & England Manager), Eamonn O'Keefe (Everton, Wigan Athletic, Port Vale, Blackpool, Chester City & Republic of Ireland), Dave Young (Wigan Athletic), Darren Sheridan (Barnsley, Wigan Athletic & Oldham Athletic), Dave Jones (Stockport County, Southampton, Wolverhampton Wanderers & Cardiff City manager), John Doolan (Wigan Athletic), Greg Challender (Preston North End), Harvey Cunningham (Doncaster Rovers), Steve Wood (Macclesfield Town), Dave Hamilton (Rochdale Coach), Ciaran Kilheeney (Exeter City), Rory Patterson (Plymouth Argyle), Michael Thomas (Macclesfield Town), Keil O'Brien (Bury), Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town, Chesterfield, Notts County), Scott Hogan (Rochdale, Brentford, Aston Villa), Fabio Abreu (Maritimo, Portugal), 
Richard Bennett (Carlisle United)
Managers1933-36 Clifford Tarr, 1936-37 Jim Scullion, 1937-38 Sammy Cowan 1938-39 Robbie Bruce 1939-40 Jim Leaver 1945-47 Alt Jackson, 1947-48 Joe Barlow, 1948-50 Len Butt, 1950-51 Alan Fletcher, 1951-56 Jack Boothway, 1956-57 Ken Brierley, 1957 Pat Murphy, 1957-62 Eddie Quigley, 1962-72 Don Wilson, 1972-74 George Sievwright, 1974-76 Bob Murphy, 1976-77 Howard Wilkinson, 1977-78 Dick Bate, 1978-83 Bob Murphy, 1983-84 Brian Grundy, 1984 Tony Steenson, 1984-87 Jimmy O'Connor, 1987 John Sainty, 1987-88 Keith Hicks, 1988-89 Bryan Griffiths, 1989-90 Mark Hilton, 1990-91 John Cooke, 1991-92 Les Sutton, 1992 Ged Coyne, 1992 Terry Curran, 1992-93 Bob Murphy, 1993 Steve Taylor, 1993 Dave Denby, 1993-94 Gary Riley, 1994 Richard Dawson, 1994-95 Roy Soule, 1995 Paul Cuddy, 1995-97 Kevan Keelan, 1997-2001 Benny Phillips, 2001-03 Ally Pickering, 2003-07 Jason Beckford, 2007-08 Gerry Quinn, 2008-10 Chris WIllcock, 2010 John Flanagan, 2010-11 Shaun Higgins, 2011-12 Gareth McClelland, 
2012-13 Steve Halford, 2013-18 Peter Band & Lloyd Morrison, 
2018 - current Dave Wild & Terry Hincks.
Club Secretarys1903-17 James T. Howarth, 1918-23 Alt Jackson, 1923-27 James T. Howarth 1927-32 Alt Jackson, 1932-36 Clifford Tarr, 1936-38 John Hamer, 1938-39 Robbie Buckley, 1939-40 Jim Leaver, 1945-48 Alt Jackson, 1948-56 Robbie Buckley, 1956-57 Norman Ridgeway, 1957-78 Jim Wharmby, 1978-80 Alan Hardy, 1980-83 Jim Wharmby, 1984-89 Brian Cowburn, 1989-95 Les Fitton, 1995-99 Andrew Fenna, 1999-2008 David Buckley, 2008-17 Harry Hulmes, 
2017 - current John Wharmby
Club Chairmen1919-22 Cncllr. J.S.Adams, 1922-26 Harry Holt, 1926-28 Harry Heginbottom 1928-30 Leonard Rawson, 1930-32 James H.Bullock, 1932-33 E.Nixon, 1933-34 A.E.Bell JP, 1934-36 Frank Short, 1936-38 Alderman Harry Laming JP, 1938-40 E.Nixon, 1945-47 Thomas Corner, 1947-59 George Clayton, 1959-72 Raymond Berry, 1972-83 Ian S.Morecroft, 1983-85 Jim Wharmby, 1985-88 John Heap, 1988-90 Les V.Lawler, 1990-92 John Stanley, 1992-94 Roger Finn, 1994-96 Frank Whelan, 1997-2007 Sam Rigby, 2007 David Buckley, 2008-09 Steve Astley, 
2009 - 2018 Directors, 2018 - current: Gary Dean.

Mossley AFC Social Club and Events

Hire the Mossley AFC Social Club venue for your event…for FREE


Charity events, Weddings, Christenings, Parties, Dinners, Funerals, and other events, it is the perfect social space for your event. There is also a beer garden for those sunny days!


If catering is required, you can choose from a varied and interesting buffet menu. We will always try and be flexible to your needs.

For business events, meetings or small family gatherings, we also have The Bob Murphy Suite.


With seating for up to 24 people this is a great venue for more formal dining if required.

For further information regarding the Social Club for your event, please contact Pete Green on 07752 322 531, John Larner on 07702 486 138 or email

Who’s Who at Mossley AFC


Chris Hey



Managers & Teams Liaison Officer


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Gary Dean



Health, Safety, Security & Behaviour Officer


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Raymond Moreland

Vice Chairman


Legal Officer
Managers & Teams Liaison Officer
Safeguarding Officer


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John Larner

Financial Officer


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Phil Ramsden

Facilities & Ground Officer


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Peter Green

Events Officer


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Callum Irving


FA & Funding Development Officer


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Harry Hulmes


Team Development Officer
(Youth, Women’s and Specialists Groups)


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Andrew Rowles

CWO (Child Welfare Officer)


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Administrative Staff

John Wharmby

Club Secretary and Match Secretary


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John Cawthorne

Programme Design & Match Reports


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Matthew Hayton

Social Media Officer


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First Team Management

Dave Wild
Dave Wild



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Liam Hudson
Liam Hudson

Sports Performance Analysis


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John Flanagan



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Christos Christofides
Christos Christofides

Head Physio


Women’s Teams

Chris Brooks


Dame Blackshaw


Academy Team Management

Steve Tague

Academy Secretary


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Paul Bennett

Academy Manager


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Development Under 21 Team Management

Matt Moran

Head Coach & Manager


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Development Under 16 Team Management

Matt Harris



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Development Under 15 Team Management

Stuart Newton



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Development Under 13 Team Management



Development Under 11 Blacks Team Management

James Burke



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Andy Wadsworth



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Development Under 11 Whites Team Management

Simon Leigh



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Development Under 8 Team Management

Mark Holt



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Mini Soccer

Mark Holt



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RECORD HOME WIN                                    9-0 vs Urmston in the Manchester Shield in 1947
RECORD AWAY WIN                                 8-1 vs Rossendale United in North West Counties League 1996
RECORD HOME DEFEAT                            1-7  vs Warrington Town in Evo-stik League C up 2012
RECORD AWAY DEFEAT                             2-13 vs Witton Albion in Cheshire League 1926
HIGHEST ATTENDANCE                              6,640 vs Stalybridge Celtic in Cheshire League 1946
MOST APPEARANCES OVERALL                613 appearances by Jimmy O'Connor between 1972 and 1987
MOST GOALS IN A  S EASON                        58 scored by Jackie Roscoe in the 1930-31 season
MOST GOALS OVERALL                              235 scored by Dave Moore between 1974 and 1984
LONGEST RUN OF WINS                               12 games in the 1998-99 season, equalled in 2000-01
LONGEST RUN OF DEFEATS                        16 games in the 1992-93 season
GAMES WITHOUT DEFEAT                           35 games in the 1979-80 season
GAMES WITHOUT A WIN                              16 games in the 1992-93 season
MOST POINTS IN A SEASON  (3 point system)89 in the 2003-04 season
MOST POINTS IN A SEASON (2 point system)6 9 in the 1978-79 season
LEAST POINTS IN A SEASON  ( 3 point system)29 in the 1992-93 season
LEAST POINTS IN A SEASON  ( 2 point system)25 in the 1945-46 season
MOST GOALS SCORED IN A SEASON         117 in the 1978-79 season
LEAST GOALS SCORED IN A SEASON        44 in the 1993-94 season
MOST GOALS CONCEDED IN A SEASON   146 in the 1926-27 season
LEAST GOALS CONCEDED IN A SEASON  38 in the 1998-99 season
MOST WINS IN A SEASON                            32 in the 1978-79 season
MOST DEFEATS IN A SEASON                     30 in the 1957-58 season
MOST DRAWS IN A SEASON                        16 in the 1999-2000 season