Welcome to the official website of Runcorn Linnets FC.
We are members of the BetVictor Northern Premier League and were placed in Division One North/West for 2019-20 after the league's Step 4 boundaries were changed. We gained promotion to the League for 2018-19 as Premier Division champions of the Hallmark Security League (North West Counties Football League) on our 12th Birthday (28th April 2018) by securing the minimum of a second place finish in the Hallmark Security League's top flight. We went on to finish four points clear.
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 were awarded FA Charter Standard in October 2011.
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27 May : First video of our new pitch being watered
This is our new Speedy Rain sprinkler watering the seed on our newly installed Hybrid Carpet pitch (the green "grass" you can see is artificial) with water from our borehole.
26 May : Statement from the Board
On Thursday the Board voted on whether to retain the services of Michael Ellison as Manager of Runcorn Linnets FC. The outcome of that vote wasn't unanimous, but the majority view was that the relationship should not continue. It has been one of the hardest decisions to make during the lifetime of the club, as Ello has not only enjoyed great success during his time at the club, but he is a very popular figure with great drive and enthusiasm.
23 May : Statement from Michael Ellison
Michael Ellison has released the following statement, originally via Twitter, and has given permission for it to be posted here...
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