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Welcome to the official website of Runcorn Linnets FC.

We are a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 and were formed in the 2006 off-season by the fans of the now defunct Runcorn FC (which was playing under the name "Runcorn FC Halton" at the time). Although when we formed we were technically a "new" club, the Linnets were given special dispensation by the FA to be treated as a reformed version of Runcorn FC - the special dispensation was necessary as the old club had simply become dormant, choosing not to field a team, as opposed to ceasing to exist as a legal entity.

We currently play in the Hallmark Security Football League (North West Counties Football League), and were awarded Charter Standard in October 2011.

Feel free to view the latest news, and find out what's new on the site. If you have any suggestions, comments or questions, then please get in touch using the Contact Us page.

Remember, if you are unable to make it to a match, then you can get the latest live score, plus mini-commentary by visiting this site during the game! If you can't get to a computer during the match, then you can have the details of the match at half and full time sent by text to your phone. You can get more details of this on the SMS page. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter where you will find live updates throughout our matches.

Latest Headlines

24 Jul : Millbank Linnets Stadium to host fundraiser match for ex-services charities

23 Jul : Mark Houghton announced as Vice-captain

23 Jul : Freddie Potter re-signs for the Linnets

23 Jul : Runcorn beat Middlewich Town 1-6

21 Jul : Kurt Sherlock moves on

What's New?

Golf Day Raffle

The purpose of the Golf Day is to raise funds to support the activities of Runcorn Linnets Football Club. The club provides the opportunity to take part in football at all age groups whether that be playing or as a fan. The facilities at The Millbank complex are relatively new and this type of fundraising is required to develop the club in all aspects.

The income generated is essential for the club to operate. Your support will help guarantee the continued activities of The Linnets. This is a fans club and we do not have (or want) the dependence on a benefactor.

There are some great prizes to be won in the Millbank Runcorn Linnets Golf Day raffle - including a voucher for a 4-ball at Forest of Arden Golf Club; Runcorn Linnets season ticket; Dinner bed and breakfast in executive room with complimentary bottle of wine at Forest Hills hotel; beer; wines and spirits; Sunday lunch for four at Runcorn Golf Club; a round of golf for four at RGC; a golf lesson with the club professional at Clifton Road - plus

16 prizes in all... and counting.

Tickets will be drawn at the Golf Day on Friday (July 29th) but will be on sale in advance. Priced at £5 a strip of five can be purchased at our home friendly against Stalybridge(Tuesday, July 12th) ko 7:30pm and Marine (Tuesday 19th July) 7:30 pm. With reduced admission for pre-season games and no matchday programme, raffle or Golden Goal at these games we hope our fans will feel able to participate in the draw to generate important funds for the club.

The prizes include:

  • Romantic Dinner Bed and Breakfast in executive room at Forest Hills plus comp bottle of wine
  • Voucher for Forest of Arden 4 ball (cash prize of £60 for non golfers if preferred)
  • Sunday lunch for 4 at Runcorn Golf Club
  • Round of golf for 4 at Runcorn Golf Club (cash prize of £40 for non golfers if preferred)
  • Box of 12 Spanish Wines
  • Lesson with golf pro (cash prize of £20 for non golfers if preferred)
  • Bottle of Taylor Late Vintage Port 2009
  • Box of 20 Carlsberg
  • Signed Everton (2012) football
  • Framed signed Joey Jones shirt
  • Season Ticket at Runcorn Linnets
  • Lazio Football Shirt (Adult)
  • New Runcorn Away Shirt (Adult)
  • 2 FC Braga Shirts (Adult and Child)
  • M&S Voucher (£25)
  • Manicure Voucher Lusso Hair and Beauty Frodsham
Plus other prizes

Arrangements for purchase of season tickets

Season ticket sales are going well but fans still wishing to purchase these, at £108 for adults and £72 concessions, can do so online or by postal application. Go to our Season Tickets page for more details.

Alternatively, please ask treasurer Phil Wainwright, Trust secretary Dave Bettley or any club official at our away friendlies and the club will arrange to issue tickets on receipt of payment. Thank you.

Runcorn Linnets seek match day video volunteer

Runcorn Linnets are looking for a volunteer to video their first-team matches. All equipment will be provided, as will transport to away games if required. The role would ideally suit a media graduate or student, but applicants will need to be 18 years of age or over. Please email to apply.

Latest News

24 Jul : Millbank Linnets Stadium to host fundraiser match for ex-services charities

RUNCORN Linnets Football Club will next Sunday (July 31st) host a groundbreaking football match in support of North West ex-servicemen's charities, including one run by Everton FC.


23 Jul : Mark Houghton announced as Vice-captain

Runcorn Linnets manager Michael Ellison is delighted to announce that Mark Houghton has been appointed vice captain for the 2016 -17 season. Mark joined the Linnets in December 2012, and has made 130 Appearances, scoring 42 goals. Mark will be looking forward to working with skipper Kyle Hamid as well as incoming manager Ellison and his newly-appointed Assistant Matt Cross.

23 Jul : Freddie Potter re-signs for the Linnets

The club is pleased to confirm that fan's favourite Freddie Potter has re-signed for Runcorn Linnets today. Welcome back Freddie!

23 Jul : Runcorn beat Middlewich Town 1-6

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Runcorn beat Middlewich Town in the Pre-season warm-up at Finney's Lane with a score of 1-6. Mark Houghton scored for the Linnets following a cracking shot from inside the 6 yard box in the 6th minute. Freddie Potter increased the Linnets' lead in the 7th minute following a great strike from just inside the area. Middlewich Town closed the gap in the 21st minute. Steve Ferrigan increased the Linnets' lead with a powerful header from a corner in the 49th minute. Freddie Potter extended our lead in the 52nd minute following a glancing touch from inside the 6 yard box that just crept into the goal. Freddie Potter put us four goals clear in the 75th minute following a powerful strike from just outside the area. Mark Houghton added another to our tally in the 88th minute with a well-taken volley from inside the 6 yard box following a great cross from Adam Donohue.

21 Jul : Kurt Sherlock moves on

Kurt Sherlock has informed the club of his intention to leave. Everybody at the club would like to thank Kurt for his efforts during his time with us, and wish him the best of luck with his next team.

Twitter - @RuncornLinnets

- Great training session tonight, high intensity and morale is booming amongst the squad. #A…

- RT @sthelenstownfc (St Helens Town AFC): Our next pre-season friendly sees us host @RuncornLinnets at Prescot Cables FC on Thursday 28th July 7pm Adults £3, Concessions £1 #sthelens

- Thanks to Anya Russell in sponsoring a hole in our golf day.

- Big thanks to The Tropical Fish Soc of Runcorn sponsoring a hole in golf day. Only perch and roach at Canal Street!

- Big thanks to Finley and Blythe Stonebanks for sponsoring a hole in our golf day.

- Big thanks to Runcorn Weekly News for sponsoring hole in our golf day.

Twitter - @LinnetsLadies

- RT @LTomahalk (Lee Tomo): Well in Ello pal.... Top lad, Top player, knows the club, made up for him ??…

- RT @Macronnorthwest (Macron Cheshire): Many sizes in store NOW ready to buy @RuncornLinnets @JuniorLinnets @LinnetsLadiesFC @LinnetsUpdates @LinnetsLive

- RT @JuniorLinnets (Runcorn Linnets JFC): Join our U10 Girls Blues (Y4s), we are holding 3 open trial sessions on 22nd, 29th June & 2nd July. ?? 07903950318.

- RT @Macronnorthwest (Macron Cheshire): NOW IN STORE @RuncornLinnets 3rd shirt, looking stunning. @JuniorLinnets @LinnetsLadiesFC

- Congratulations @deanodjp ???? #SafeHands…

- RT @Macronnorthwest (Macron Cheshire): The @RuncornLinnets' fans third shirt is well underway, buy here: #Football #NorthWest

Recent Headlines

20 Jul : Matt Cross appointed as Assistant Manager

20 Jul : Ellen nets £65 as a Euro 2016 Draw runner-up

20 Jul : Ello signs goalkeeper Jack Cookson

19 Jul : Runcorn draw with Marine 2-2

19 Jul : Club accepts Stu Humphreys' Resignation

17 Jul : First prize in Runcorn Linnets' Euro 2016 draw is claimed

17 Jul : Jon Urquhart becomes kit manager at Runcorn Linnets

16 Jul : Mark Buckley elected as Vice-chairman

16 Jul : Runcorn lose to Radcliffe Borough 3-1

14 Jul : Brief Update on the New Clubhouse Project

12 Jul : Some words from our new Manager

12 Jul : Michael Ellison appointed as new Linnets Manager

12 Jul : Further statement concerning the resignation of Joey Dunn

12 Jul : Joey Dunn resigns as Runcorn Linnets manager

08 Jul : Runcorn Linnets face trip to Yorkshire in FA Cup

08 Jul : Six re-sign for Runcorn Linnets in ongoing recruitment drive

08 Jul : Result of Euro 2016 Draw at RLFC

07 Jul : Kyle Hamid becomes club captain as six join Runcorn Linnets

03 Jul : Macron Challenge Cup draw pitches Linnets at home to Daisy Hill

12 Jun : Dean Porter picks up Goalkeeper of the Year accolade

More news >>


Next Match

St Helens Town
Venue:Volair Park (Home of Prescot Cables)
Postcode:L34 6HD
Match:Pre-season warm-up
NB. Please note alternate venue.

Weather Forecast:

Low 14°C
High 19°C

A couple of p.m. t-showers
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Next Home Match

West Didsbury & Chorlton
Date:Sat 13 Aug 2016
Venue:The Millbank Linnets Stadium
Match:Hallmark Security Premier League

Weather Forecast:

Low 13°C
High 22°C

Rather cloudy
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Last Match

Middlewich Town
Date:Sat 23 Jul 2016
Match:Pre-season warm-up
Result:1-6 (won)

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Draw date : 23/07/16

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