Christ Church Football Club was established in 2022
We are an 11-a-side men’s football team who play for the love of football to the glory of God, with power, passion and purpose.
How the journey began
Christ Church FC were formed in June 2022, taking to the field for the first time in a charity game against a side called Team Kickabout who were raising money for mental health.
It was a dreadful start for the newly-formed CCFC side who fell behind within the first minute, however, they dusted themselves off and bounced back in style, winning their first encounter 9-3.
A resounding score line that became the spring board for so much more.
History of Results
Charity Game: 26th June 2022 – Christ Church FC 9 – 3 Team Kickabout
Sportsreach Cup: Saturday 8th October 2022 – Christ Church FC 7 – 3 Hope FC
Sportsreach Cup: Saturday 5th November 2022 – Loko FC 2 – 8 Christ Church FC
Sportsreach Cup: Saturday 3rd December 2022 – Christ Church FC 4 – 1 Quernmore
Sportsreach Cup: Saturday 4th February 2023 – Christ Church FC 7 – 2 Great Eccleston
Sportsreach Cup: Saturday 4th March 2023 – Quernmore 0 – 9 Christ Church FC
Sportsreach Cup: Saturday 1st April 2023 – Christ Church FC 7 – 2 Kendal
GAME 1: Saturday 8th October 2022
Christ Church FC 7 - 3 Hope FC
Team line-up; Roper/Rob H, Tony, Jonny, Parky, Baron, Connor, Raz, Otis, Daz, Adam, Dean, Dave, Damian.
After being victorious in the June charity game CCFC then joined the Sportsreach Cup.
Their first opponents were Hope FC, who they entertained at the start of October in the first of three round-one group games.
It finished 7-3 to CCFC in a game littered with wondergoals!
GAME 2: Saturday 5th November 2022
Loko FC 2 - 8 Christ Church FC
Team line-up; Rob G, Rimmer, Hano, Jonny, Stony, Baron, Daz, Gav, Pete, Dean, Adam, Dave, Damian, James.
Another comfortable win for CCFC, despite being entertained on a boggy pitch up at Carnforth with windswept, rainy conditions.
CCFC took a two goal lead early on but did concede on the the stroke of half-time. However CCFC came out strong in the second half and disposed of their opponents with a six-goal blitz!
GAME 3: Saturday 3rd December 2023
Christ Church FC 4 - 1 Quernmore
Team line-up; Rob G, Dan, Tony, Jonny, Dan B, Baron, Clint, Daz, Raz, Pete, Dean, Damian, Connor, James, Dave.
CCFC ended the first qualifying group with a 100% record and progressed to the next group stage with ease, finishing off with a 4 – 1 victory against a resilient Quernmore side.
GAME 4: Saturday 4th February 2023
Christ Church FC 7 - 2 Great Eccleston
GAME 5: Saturday 4th March 2023
Quernmore 0 - 9 Christ Church FC
GAME 6: Saturday 1st April 2023
Christ Church FC 7 - 2 Kendal
All seven were scored before the interval.
An unbeaten run!
CCFC finished the Sportsreach tournament as untouchables, blowing away every team that stood in their way in some style. It was an impressive display in their first competition and now they move on, using this first season as a springboard for bigger things next season. The well-oiled CCFC machine is purring nicely…a strong, newly established team that will only get stronger.
Saturday 1st April 2023 - CHRIST CHURCH FC reveals its first football kit
Designed by Damian (Chairman), Dean (Manager) and Jonny (Assistant Manager), our bespoke kit funded by the Church Council is a real winner! Bright, bold, and classy! We used Appin Sports to manufacture the kit. They were brilliant to work with ensuring the colours were spot on. We used the colours of the Christ Church Thornton logo for the stripes down the edge of the kit.
Tuesday 23rd May 2023 - CHRIST CHURCH FC invest in new footballs
1st Exhibition Match on Thursday 25th May 2023
Christ Church FC Yellows 5 - 0 Christ Church FC Whites
Yellows line up: Rob, Jack, Jonny, Roper, Stony, Jake, James, Dec, Otis, Adam, Dave, Pete.
Whites line up: Harry, Ryan, Harry, Elliot, Baron, Rimmer, Raz, Daz, Steven, Andrei, Dean, Damian, Connor.
8-minute highlights video:
Full 90-minutes video of the match
End of 22/23 Season Awards
Player's Player of the Year: DAZ
Manager's Player of the Year: DAVE
Golden Boot Winner: ADAM
2nd Exhibition Match on Monday 26th June 2023
Christ Church FC Yellows 2 - 2 Christ Church FC Whites
We booked the dome pitch at Poolfoot Farm for our second CCFC vs CCFC match
Another internal pre-season encounter saw CCFC whites and CCFC yellows going head-to-head again in a closely contested 8-a-side match.
It was the ideal preparation for the new season. It finished 2 v 2 with the whites twice taking the lead through goals scored by new signings Luis and Stuart, only for Rimmer and Dean to reply and earn the yellows a draw.
Yellows line-up; Dan, James, Jack, Rimmer, Nick, Roper, Otis, Dean.
Whites line-up; Jonny, Dave, Pete, Tony, Andrei, Luis, Baron, Stuart.