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Helsby F.C. is a full member of the Cheshire County Football Association and the Runcorn & District F.A.

Our First Team plays in the MSC Express West Cheshire League and our Reserves play in the Chester & Wirral Football League.

We are an F.A. Charter Standard Club.

For more information about Helsby F.C. please see our website: www.helsbyfc.co.uk , email helsbyfc@gmail.com , or call Paul on 07456 999368.

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THE HISTORY OF HELSBY F.C.

Helsby FC is one of the oldest amateur football clubs in Cheshire, with the club’s heritage dating back to 24th August 1895.

Local records show a victorious Helsby returning to the village railway station after winning the Liverpool District Cup in 1908.

BICC (British Insulated Callender’s Cables) established a manufacturing site in Helsby during the 1920’s, and Helsby AFC merged with the cable works team to become Helsby BI.

Now well into the second century of our existence, Helsby have played in various local leagues; the West Cheshire League, the South Wirral League and the Chester & Wirral League (formerly the Chester & District League, prior to that the Chester & Runcorn League).

Helsby BI’s most notable achievement pre-war was winning the prestigious West Cheshire League Pyke Cup in 1936, beating Buckley Town in a replay.

The past 25 years represents the most successful era in the club’s history, highlights of this period being as follows:

 

1998/99 – West Cheshire League Division 3 winners, West Cheshire League Shield winners

1999/00 – West Cheshire League Division 2 winners, West Cheshire League Bowl winners, West Cheshire League Bill Weight Memorial Trophy winners, Cheshire FA Amateur Cup winners, South Wirral League Challenge Cup winners (Reserves)

During the summer of 2000 the longstanding affiliation with the BICC company ended and we dropped that part of our name, henceforth playing as Helsby FC.

2000/01 – Representing the Cheshire County FA, Helsby won the Northern Counties Championship, beating sides from Cumberland, Northumberland and Westmorland in the process

2001/02 – West Cheshire League Pyke Cup runners-up

2008/09 – West Cheshire League Division 2 winners, West Cheshire League Bowl winners

2009/10 – Chester & District League Premier Division winners (Reserves)

2011/12 – West Cheshire League Shield winners

2018/19 – Cheshire FA Amateur Cup finalists, Chester & Wirral League League Cup winners; Chester & Wirral League Division One winners (Reserves)

2019/20 – West Cheshire League Shield winners

Between 1998 and 2018, Helsby have also won their local District FA senior cup (the Runcorn & District FA Saturday Cup) 8 times.