Club Information

General Infomation

West Auckland Town Football Club are a football club from West Auckland, near Bishop Auckland in County Durham, England, competing in the Northern League, in the ninth tier of the English football league system. The club is most famous for being the winners of the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy, one of the world’s first international footballing competitions, twice, in 1909 and 1911.

Founded in 1893 ‘West’ play at the Wanted Stadium (Darlington Road) in West Auckland Town. The club have reached the FA Cup 1st round proper on three occasions and have played twice at the new Wembley being finalists in the FA Vase in 2012 and 2014.


Directions to the Wanted Stadium

From B.Castle/Staindrop/Evenwood A688

On the A688 go over the new roundabout with Oakley’s Garage on the right and carry straight on past the houses. Go straight on at the mini roundabout with the Manor House Hotel on your left. Turn right at the next opening and head straight on at the mini roundabout. Bear left with the road past the Earl of Warwick pub (now closed) and park where sign posted. The ground is down a track on your right hand side.

From Bishop Auckland/Spennymoor A688

Take the A688 through the outskirts of Bishop Auckland and through St Helen Auckland on Station Road. Head straight on (left) at the roundabout followed by a left turn at the next mini roundabout. Bear left with the road past the Earl of Warwick pub (now closed) and park where sign posted. The ground is down a track on your right hand side.

From Toft Hill/Tow Law A68

Head straight down towards West Auckland turning left at the mini roundabout (with the Manor House Hotel on the left). Turn right at the next opening and head straight on at the mini roundabout. Bear left with the road past the Earl of Warwick pub (now closed) and park where sign posted. The ground is down a track on your right hand side.

From Darlington A1/A68

Bear left to head towards Corbridge and West Auckland A68. Carry straight on over the rounabout into West Auckland with Smurfit Kappa on the left. When approaching a grass field on your right, park where sign posted and the ground is signposted down a track on your left.


Backroom Staff

Honorary President: Norman Ayton

President: John Elliott

General Manager: Stuart Alderson

Chair: Jim Palfreyman

Secretary: Wayne Jones

Treasurer: Stuart Alderson

Committee Member: Clifford Alderson

Committee Member: Allan Bayles

Committee Member: Kenny Raine

Committee Member: Neil Alderson

Committee Member: Tony Carney

Committee Member: Dave Bussey

Committee Member: David Short

Committee Member: David Waldock

Committee Member: Keith Lithgow

Committee Member: Sonny Jobling

Committee Member: Alan King

Shop Manager: Dave Bussey

Ball Boy: Joseph Gibson

Media Team: Dave Bussey, Ross Cranston, Clifford Alderson, Michael Bainbridge,

Programme Editor: Jim Palfreyman

P.A. Announcer: Alan King

Kit Man: Dave Bussey


Stadium Sponsor: Wanted Metal Recycling Limited

Website Sponsor: CA Group Limited


CA Group Limited was founded in 1983 and is one of the UK’s leading metal roofing and cladding systems manufacturers, and contractors for the industrial, commercial, public sector and refurbishment markets.

Sportswear Merchandiser: Peter Lorimers Sports Limited


Shirt Sponsor: Jeff Dobson Marquee Hire


Our Marquees combine elegance and strength to provide stylish cover for any function. Ranging from a hospitality or wedding marquee hire to county shows, corporate events and regattas, however large or small, there is a marquee suitable for your requirements and with over 25 years experience you can be sure of only the very best in service and comfort.

Club Sponsor: Ebac Group


40 years of making first class dehumidifiersEbac was started over 40 years ago by John Elliott, the current chairman. From a one-man band to an international success, achieved on solid beliefs, which still apply today. Success through thick and thin isn’t based on luck; it’s based on doing the right things over and over again.

Training Wear Sponsor: TBA

Matchday Wear Sponsor: Frank Hudson Transport


Frank Hudson Transport has developed over a number of years providing a flexible approach to the range of services we can provide our customers, our modern fleet is varied to cope with consignments of all shapes and sizes

Additional Sponsors:

Stormking Windows


Stormking Windows have been providing quality products and service since 1992 – under the leadership of founding partners David Taylor, Nigel Thompson and Neil Clarey – have changed and evolved over the years and continue to remain highly competitive in the uPVC market place. The business started as a manufacturer supplying uPVC doors, windows and conservatories to the trade

Teescraft Engineering


Teescraft Engineering Limited was established in 1981. Since the early days the Company has built up an enviable reputation for the production of precision components for power related applications.

The Manor House Hotel


Welcome to The Manor House Hotel, a grade one listed hotel nestled within County Durham, in the charming & historic village of West Auckland – the perfect place for exploring everything that County Durham has to offer.

West Auckland WMC


Smurfit Kappa


Smurfit Kappa is one of the leading producers of paper-based packaging in the world, with around 41,000 employees in approximately 350 production sites across 32 countries and with sales revenue of €7.9 bn in 2013.

Advanced Marble and Granite


Established in 2001, Advanced Marble & Granite UK Ltd has earned the reputation of being one of the leading manufacturers of granite & marble in the North East of England.

Chisholm Bookmakers


We are an expanding, family-owned company operating fifty licensed betting shops in the North-East of England and North & East Yorkshire.

Billy and Grace Redfern

Beadle’s Chippy


Open seven days a week, Beedle’s Choppy was established in August 1991 and ever since then the dedicated staff have worked tirelessly to produce mouth-watering fish and chips for both regular local customers and visitors to Bishop Auckland. A holder of numerous awards for the quality of their produce, Beedle’s also offer a home delivery service.

Swift Timber Homes


An independent family owned business based in the North East of England, Swift Timber Homes Limited is a specialist manufacturer of timber frame buildings which has attained the UKTFA Quality Assured scheme.

Molson Coors


Molson Coors is a beer company and distributor that brew the world’s favourite beer

Smith’s Fish and Chips


Richard Wade Electrical 

Robert And Rose Mairs

Robert Simpson Wrought Iron


Our services include all aspects of ornamental ironwork: gates and railings, balcony railings, security grills and bars, security doors and much more…

Custom Design LTD


We have over 25 years experience designing and installing bespoke high quality made to measure Kitchens and have built a reputation of Quality, Honesty & Integrity.
Our business has grown primarily through recommendations we rarely advertise in media, as our products sell themselves through people talking about how fantastic a custom built kitchen is.

SG Petch


SG Petch are a family run multi-franchise car & van dealership with branches in Darlington, Durham, Middlesbrough, Richmond and York. We are very proud of our relationships with some of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers. These long standing associations enable us to bring you fantastic products and services.

Lipton Tea Supply


An aromatic, uplifting beverage savoured for centuries around the world from India and Ireland to the U.S.A., tea was once an expensive drink, enjoyed exclusively by the wealthy. And with early packaging and transportation issues, it was also variable in quality and taste.

GMH Electrical Testing Services

JB Caravans

Specialist Timber and Roofing Products


Specialist Timber & Roofing Products LTD are situated in West Auckland, Bishop Auckland, County Durham. At Specialist Timber and Roofing Products LTD we offer a wide range of materials and equipment for the Construction industry, DIY industries and general sales to customers across the UK.

Frank’s Factory Flooring (West Auckland)


All our stores provide outstanding customer service and the best selection of flooring you will find in the North, a vast array of patterns, textures and designs that will satisfy any palette. All our stores offer delivery in 48 hours plus an expert and professional estimating and fitting service.

GRP Demolition


GRP is a fully licensed and insured demolition, excavation & asbestos removal contractor with over thirty years of professional experience. Our extensive operation is located in the North of England, with offices in Northallerton, Leeds, Harrogate, Bishop Auckland, and Cumbria. We operate throughout the UK and Ireland.

JD Butterfield

High Street Group

Broomhill Farm

EFT Architects