The Northern Premier League


Welcome to the official website of Runcorn Linnets FC.

We are members of the Pitching In Northern Premier League and play in Division One West, reaching the play-off final in 2021-22 season. We had secured our place in the NPL for the 2018-19 campaign after promotion as Premier Division champions of the Hallmark Security League (North West Counties Football League). 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 AFC (which was playing under the name "Runcorn FC Halton"). Although technically a "new" club, Runcorn Linnets were given special dispensation by the FA to be treated as a reformed version of Runcorn AFC. The predecessor club had at that time simply become dormant - choosing not to field a team, as opposed to ceasing to exist as a legal entity, although Runcorn Association Football Club Limited has since been dissolved. Runcorn Linnets were awarded FA 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 game, you can listen online to Linnets Live Radio for full match commentary. 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

16 Aug : Club condemns smokebomb incidents at season opener

12 Aug : Extra bar is licensed to take the strain off clubhouse

12 Aug : Runcorn Linnets tackle antisocial and criminal behaviour ahead of new season

09 Aug : Runcorn Linnets announce new partnership with Kaizen

What's New?

  • 18 Aug : Match Report for the Mossley AFC game has been added.
  • 14 Aug : Match Report for the Widnes game has been added.
  • 07 Aug : Match Report for the Hyde United game has been added.
  • 03 Aug : Match Report for the Marine game has been added.
  • 31 Jul : Match Report for the Connah's Quay Nomads game has been added.
  • 26 Jul : Match Report for the Stockport Georgians game has been added.

FA Youth Cup action at APEC Taxis Stadium

The FA Youth Cup Preliminary Round tie, Runcorn Linnets v Clitheroe, is now confirmed for Wednesday, August 31st.

Kick off at APEC Taxis Stadium is at 7.45pm and admission is £1.

Sign up to volunteer at Runcorn Linnets

Runcorn Linnets are looking for additional volunteers to join our great team, particularly on match days.

There are roles in the following areas :

  • Media team

  • Match day stewarding

  • General maintenance - electrical, plumbing etc.

  • Turnstile operators

  • Bar and tea bar staff

  • Match day sales - programmes, half-time draw, Golden Goal

  • Match ball retrieval

If you believe you can help in these areas or any others, either on a regular or occasional basis, we'd be delighted to discuss with you.

Some of the roles are already occupied but it's always good to have cover and flexibility.

Please complete the volunteer form, speak to any of the trust board members or email††

Thank you

Latest News

16 Aug : Club condemns smokebomb incidents at season opener

Regrettably, at the first match after we announced and joined an FA campaign to eradicate illegal activities and anti-social behaviour at football matches nationwide, smoke bombs were let off on Saturday when we entertained Widnes in our season opener.


12 Aug : Extra bar is licensed to take the strain off clubhouse

Runcorn Linnets will be operating a second service point for the sale of alcoholic ďrinks at home matches this season in a bid to reduce queueing and waiting times at the Clubhouse Bar.


12 Aug : Runcorn Linnets tackle antisocial and criminal behaviour ahead of new season

Runcorn Linnets are supporting an all-game approach to ensure that every football fan feels safe attending matches.


09 Aug : Runcorn Linnets announce new partnership with Kaizen

Runcorn Linnets are teaming up with the Pitching In NPL's official ticketing partner Kaizen for the 2022-23 campaign.


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Recent Headlines

01 Aug : Rhain Hellawell heads out of APEC Taxis Stadium for pastures new

01 Aug : Under 21s bosses leave Runcorn Linnets

01 Aug : Dapo makes short-term move to Abbey Hey for personal reasons

29 Jul : Linnets' loan swoop for Chester starlets

27 Jul : Linnets loan deal for 18-year-old Chorley striker Callum McHale

27 Jul : Striker Josh Quarless is drafted into the Runcorn ranks

27 Jul : Tributes as 1970s midfieldman Alan Pye passes away

23 Jul : Goalkeeper Danny Taberner joins Runcorn Linnets for second time

17 Jul : Reductions at the turnstile for home friendlies

14 Jul : Start to the season looks familiar for Runcorn Linnets

13 Jul : 2022-23 player sponsorship is open - make your choice now.

08 Jul : Away draws in the FA Cup and FA Trophy

05 Jul : Linnets land Sam Heathcote from West Didsbury & Chorlton

05 Jul : 6ft 4in defender Tom Moore looking to hit the heights with Linnets

24 Jun : Ex-Forest forward Nialle Rodney arrives at the APEC

24 Jun : Meet the Manager evening in clubhouse on Friday, July 1st

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