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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

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

02 Jun : Linnets fans in 3rd gear as gun metal kit is launched in Macron club shop

26 May : John Pickering appointed manager of Runcorn Linnets Ladies

What's New?

Supporters Club invites nominations for committee ahead of AGM

Runcorn Football Supporters Club's annual general meeting will be held at the Union Tavern pub on Wednesday, July 20th at 7.30 pm.

Nominations for the committee should reach the secretary, Mrs Susan Bell, 18 Croasdale Drive, Beechwood, Runcorn, WA7 2RJ, by Wednesday July 6th.

Linnets looking for new Kit Manager

Runcorn Linnets are looking for a volunteer to take on the role of Kit Manager. Applicants should have their own transport, and their responsibilities will include:

  • Transporting the Kit to/from matches. This will include training equipment, such as balls and cones, etc, to away games.
  • Set the kit out in the dressing room prior to matches
  • Laundering the kit - the club has a Washing machine & Dryer, so this will involve taking the kit to the clubhouse and washing/drying it there.
  • May be required to attend some training sessions

This is a great opportunity to get involved in the operational side of the club, and experience first hand the comradery of the players, coaches, and management team.

Any interested parties should contact the club via the Contact Us page.

Season Tickets Available

Season Tickets are available - visit our Season Tickets page for more details.

Latest News

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

Many congratulations to Dean Porter who was last night named Premier Division Goalkeeper of the Year at the North West Counties League's annual dinner in Blackpool.


02 Jun : Linnets fans in 3rd gear as gun metal kit is launched in Macron club shop

Macronstore Cheshire have now begun taking orders for our non-playing 3rd shirt.


26 May : John Pickering appointed manager of Runcorn Linnets Ladies

JOHN Pickering has been named as manager of Runcorn Linnets Ladies in succession to Julie Makin, who stepped down for family reasons after leading the team to a memorable Cheshire Women's League title and Challenge Cup double in 2015-16.


Twitter - @RuncornLinnets

- @TitchGS when we are ready to release player news, then we will.

- @TitchGS season tickets are already available -

- New pre-season fixture announced against @radcliffeboro

- @ANTHONYSTRAVEL congratulations on your recent success at the @ciltuk awards.

- Supporters Club invites nominations for committee ahead of AGM.

- @houghton9 @Callteg4 Paul has been a great Kit Manager, but he resigned at the end of last season.

Twitter - @LinnetsLadies

- 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

- RT @DenbighLadiesFC (Denbigh Ladies FC): Change of date @DenbighLadiesFC v @LinnetsLadiesFC is now Sunday 24th July at Denbigh.

Recent Headlines

08 May : Extra-time Cup final success sees title-winning Linnets Ladies complete Cheshire Women's League double

08 May : River Hunphreys is named Supporters Club Player of the Year at emotional Awards Night as club captain Michael Ellison announces retirement

07 May : Runcorn beat Padiham 0-4

03 May : New non-playing 3rd shirt – in gun metal and neon yellow – coming soon to our Macron club shop

30 Apr : Runcorn beat Squires Gate 2-3

28 Apr : Cup final success for Runcorn Linnets Under 14s

26 Apr : Runcorn lose to Bootle 1-0

26 Apr : Runcorn Linnets team up with Macronstore Cheshire to launch new online club shop and 10th anniversary away kit.

25 Apr : Linnets teams in junior finals at The Millbank

24 Apr : Runcorn Linnets Ladies clinch Cheshire Women's League title

23 Apr : Runcorn beat 1874 Northwich 2-1

21 Apr : In-form Linnets Ladies hit eight to go top

More news >>


Next Match

Stalybridge Celtic
Date:Tue 12 Jul 2016
Venue:The Millbank Linnets Stadium
Match:Pre-season warm-up

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Next Away Match

Radcliffe Borough
Date:Sat 16 Jul 2016
Venue:Stainton Park
Match:Pre-season warm-up

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