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Capenhurst Villa FC History

Capenhurst Villa FC were founded in 1952, and in their first season, commenced playing in the Chester & District league, under the name of Capenhurst FC.
In 1980, following success in a BNFL Inter Departmental competition, a team was formed and assumed the title of Capenhurst Villa FC, sharing the ground with Capenhurst FC, who continued to run separately, with its own committee.

In 1985, the clubs decided to merge and use the name Capenhurst Villa FC, with teams playing in the South Wirral League Premier, and First Divisions. The 1988/89 season, saw Capenhurst Villa successfully apply to join the West Cheshire League Second Division, with the Reserves continuing in the South Wirral League.

The following season 1989/90, saw Capenhurst Villa FC finish Runners up, in the Division Two championship, and lose semi-finals in both the Wirral Amateur Cup and Durwen (West cheshire) Bowl.
Cup disappointments were soon cast aside though, when the club gained promotion to Division One of the West Cheshire League, with the reserve side stepping up from the South Wirral League, to Division Two of the West Cheshire League, at the end of that season. 

In the 1992-93 season, although, after initially proving to be a difficult time for the club, with two teams now holding West Cheshire status. Capenhurst Villa were soon vying for honours.
While consolidating their place in Division One, the First team won through to Two finals, unfortunately losing out to Cammell Laird in the Cheshire Amateur Cup final, but going on to beat Mersey Royal to win the Wirral Senior Cup. 

'The Cape' lost out in the same final a year later 1993/94, to Poulton Victoria.

Capenhurst Villa Reserves posted their intentions in the 1995-96 season, finishing runners up in Division Two, just one point behind eventual Champions, Poulton Victoria Reserves.
Unfortunately further League success was a struggle, with the 1st team dropping into Division 2, and the second string unluckily having to drop into Division 3, but the Management & Committee were forever hopeful.

January 2003 saw us change bases Click HERE, and move just around the corner to the Electric Research club, as the old Capenhurst Sports and Social Club was closed. It was a bit of a wrench, but we have been made more than welcome, so business as usual.

2003, also saw a change in fortunes, as in the 2003/04 season, Cape claimed the West Cheshire Bowl ...Click HERE. Beating Heswall Reserves 2-1 in a close fought encounter.

2004/05 season also saw an improving Capenhurst Villa, whilst after a great season, they were thwarted in the promotion race in the dying weeks to finish 3rd. Whilst Semi final disappointments in the West Cheshire Bowl, and Wirral Senior cup, were accompanied by an unlucky exit in the Cheshire Amateur Cup, at the quarter final stage. 

2010/11, an appearance in the West Cheshire Bowl final, in May 2011 proved fruitless, as we succumbed to a 6-1 defeat, to a strong Ashville outfit. 

2013/14 season we were crowned as Division 2 Champions, and won promotion back to division One, all with four games to spare. We also reached the Cheshire Amateur cup quarters, losing out to Ashville FC.

2014/15 season we lost out in all three semi finals, the Cheshire Amateur cup, the West Cheshire Bowl, and the Wirral Senior cup, while our Reserves won through to the Wirral Amateur Cup final, narrowly losing out in extra time, to a division higher Willaston outfit.

February 2016, saw our base for the last thirteen years, The Electricity Research Club, close. So as of this moment, we are somewhat nomadic, using local pubs in the immediate area as our meeting place, until we can come up with our own facility.

May 2017, saw our 2nd team led to promotion By Daz Earlam, and Damian McGinnigle. Confirming 2nd place in Division 3, on the last day of the season. And for the start of the 2017/18 season, we now hold Division 2, and Division 3 status. As we elected to drop our 1st team down to the 2nd Division, to help our NEW youthful 2nd team start in Division 3. Onwards and upwards we go.

The Youth policy at the club continues, and is seen by everyone, as the best way forward.
Therefore, Capenhurst Villa Football Club, look forward to a long, and hopefully successful, association with the West Cheshire Association Football League.

 TROPHIES

2016/17 .....West Cheshire Division 3 Runner-Up (reserves)

2014/2015 .....Wirral Amateur Cup Finalists (reserves)

2013/2014 .....West Cheshire Division 2 Champions

2010/2011 .....West Cheshire Bowl Finalists

2006/2007 .....West Cheshire Club of the Year Award

2005/2006 .....West Cheshire Club of the Year Award

2003/2004 .....West Cheshire Bowl Winners

1995/96 .....West Cheshire Division 2 Runner-Up (reserves)

1993/94 .....Wirral Senior Cup Finalists

1992/93 .....Cheshire Amateur Cup Finalists

1992/93 .....Wirral Senior Cup Winners

1989/90.....West Cheshire Division 2 Runner-Up

 


 

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