Rishton United FC provides junior and senior football for over 20 teams for boys, girls and adults. We are proud of how we run our club and were awarded the LFA Community Charter Standard Club Of The Year Award in the 2012/13 season.
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Our senior first team were awarded the Blackburn Combination Premier League title in April 2014 and completed their league season with a fine 4-2 win over Vauxhall Inn. On 3rd May, the team added the Birtwistle Cup to complete a remarkable league and cup double. Next season will see the first XI move up to the East Lancashire Football league - a huge step forward for the club, not just in terms of playing standards but in terms of moving the club forward.
Our U11s Red competed a league and cup "double" when they won the ADJFL cup with a thrilling 3-2 win over Wilpshire Wanderers. The match was played on Clitheroe FC's ground and was a pulsating game between two good footballing sides. Thankfully, our boys came out on top! Well done to Rob, Dec and his players.
On January 11 2014, the club were presented with the Community Charter Standard Award at the Accrington Stanley v Newport game.
A message from our club chairman Chic Kelly:
"Rishton Utd are proud to announce that we have been awarded a 50K grant from Sport England and the National Lottery. The funding will go towards the club's ground development project. (See Ground Development page)
I am pleased to announce that the club has been allocated a grant of £50k from Sport England towards the Primetime Development Project. I have spent the last 18 months attending meetings with Hyndburn Dist Cncl and local councillors explaining what we are trying to achieve. This is our first successful grant application and I am in talks with another organisation who are very interested in our project with a view to also allocation us additional funding.
This is a fantastic day for Rishton United as it starts to make our dream an actual reality. The club are also in discussions with Hyndburn District Council with a view to the ground on Primetime being leased to the club. At last we will now have our own home. The club is having great success on the pitch at all levels and are now having tremendous success off the pitch also."
Chic Kelly, Chairman Rishton United FC
Well done to the 1st eleven for being awarded The Blackburn Combination Sportsmanship Trophy for November 2013. Big thank you to Manager Jonny Seal and Captain Matt Pendergast and all the team...Well deserved!