SOUTHPORT TRINITY A.F.C.
Southport Trinity AFC was founded in 1898 and was formerly known as Holy Trinity Sunday School Athletics Club. It's founder, Henry Pochin, wanted to provide football for the youth of Southport; he donated the Rookery ( our present ground ) and was involved with the club for over 30 years.
In those formative years, the club played in the local Churches League before becoming one of the early members of the Lancashire Amateur League. In 1906 the club changed its name to Southport Trinity and moved to the I Zingari League (Liverpool) where they played at senior level for over 90 years.
Having started their football on a field bordered by Roe Lane, Melling Road and Hartwood Road, they were moved during the First World War when the pitch was turned over to a military hospital. A ground known as "The Fields " (off Churchgate) was the home for a few seasons before a final move to the Rookery, in 1924
Recognition for the Club's seniority and statue in the game has been recognised by the Lancashire Football Association as a full member and by Liverpool County Football Association as a Senior County Club. In 1998 the Club celebrated its Centenary with a Dinner Dance held at the Prince of Wales Hotel in Southport. At that function, the club were presented with a commemorative plaque by the Football Association.
Over a century later Henry's dream lives on. The Club currently boasts 20 teams, providing soccer for all age groups from 6 to 16, a youth team and senior sides. We are represented in 3 Leagues and have over 300 members. Over the years, a number of players have gone on to playy at a professional level. Probably the most successful but least well kown is the late Tommy White who played alongside the great Dixie Dean at both Everton and for England. More recently, Martin Hodge signed for Plymouth Argyle before moving to Everton and Sheffield Wednesday and from the same junior side in 1997, Clint Hill (Tranmere Rovers and now Glasgow Rangers) and Stephen Wright ( Liverpool) joined the professional ranks.
Throughout the past 118 years, thousands of players have worn the Trinity colours with pride. The Club continues to flourish at all levels with former players returning with their sons and grandsons. All our coaches start as volunteers but with financial support from within, they are encouraged to progress through the ranks and who knows, one day, we might produce a Premiership Manager!!!
Currently looking for reliable and talented players in all positions to challenge for promotion year on year.
Please contact Paul by text on 07899736952
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