Our Club History
Reddish North End FC was formed in 2000 by two parents whose boys were not getting playing time with a local junior football team. For the first season, we had two teams in the Tameside League at under 7s playing mini soccer. The following year another team was formed, and by 2010, we had grown to six teams. John Hargreaves became the club chairman in August 2010 and initiated changes to the club so that every team manager or coach had to have a CRB and at least a FA Level 1. This approach enabled the club to gain FA Charter standard Club status, in March 2011, then gaining FA Charter Standard Development Status in July 2011 and gaining FA Charter Standard Community status in December 2011, something that we still hold proudly to this very day.
Every team now ears the same kit design and colours, which hadn't been the case previously. Girl's football was introduced in 2011 and has grown to five teams. In 2016 Walking football was started to encourage elderly players to exercise and socialise at the club. Year on year the club has grown and we now have a soccer school and over 46 teams., with an ages range form under 7s to open age.
In 2012 the Mike Doyle Centre opened and became the home of Reddish North End FC. This gave our teams a clubhouse with the best facilities in the South Manchester area, including catering, toilets and changing rooms, as well as two Astroturf pitches and a grass pitch. W have also worked with the local council to upgrade the quality of the local municipal grass pitches used by our older teams to the benefit of other teams.
Reddish North End FC is an integral part of the local area and we allow use of the clubhouse for community meetings. There's even a small Astroturf for the neighbouring children to use free of charge when available.
Our Clubhouse And Facilities
Manchester City legends Mike Summerbee and Tommy Booth honour former teammate Mike Doyle at new Reddish North End football clubhouse.
A junior football clubhouse named after a Manchester City legend has been built in the place he grew up. The Mike Doyle Centre was officially opened by the late star’s teammates Mike Summerbee and Tommy Booth. Stockport council spent £400,000 transforming a former nursery school in Reddish into the clubhouse.
Former Blues captain Doyle was an integral part of the team that won the First Division title, FA Cup, European Cup Winners’ Cup and League Cup between 1968 and 1970. Mike Summerbee at the opening of the Mike Doyle Centre He made 550 appearances for City and also won five England caps over an illustrious career. He was born in Ashton but lived on Farley Way and Longford Road in Reddish as a child. He died last June at the age of 64 after suffering liver failure. His family, including widow Cheryl, son Scott, daughter Stephanie and grandson Thomas, attended the opening ceremony. Scott said he hoped it would produce plenty of budding City players for the future.
He added: “When my dad grew up in football, things like this weren’t around. To use his name, for the family and for him, he’d be a very happy man.” Unveiling a commemorative plaque, Summerbee said: “He was an exceptional player, a real professional. “If you wanted a guideline to grow up to be, Mike Doyle was the person to do that. “He was a very special person in our hearts. He’ll be up there and he’ll be so proud of it.”
The centre, which is on the old Fir Tree Nursery School site on Browning Road, will house Reddish North End Football Club, a junior club with 17 teams. Several football pitches will be created on school fields and the club is planning an AstroTurf pitch costing £170,000. Reddish councillor Paul Moss, who had the idea to name the centre after Doyle, said: “Not many lads come from Reddish and go onto play for England and captain Manchester City. “Hopefully with all the work of Reddish North End FC he will be the first of many.”
FA Charter Standard Community Club
Reddish North End Football Club was established in the year 2000. As the club progressed through the years we now have an astonishing 44 teams which include: Boys, girls, open age ladies, open age mens, veterans and walking football. We are a very proud club who do not tolerate violence, racism or sexual discrimination under any circumstance.