Celebrating the history of
Nantwich Town Football Club









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Nantwich Town Football Club was founded in 1884 and has a long and proud tradition.  Although it has enjoyed relative success in recent seasons, the club has always had its roots in the local community, nurturing local youngsters to progress to play ‘the beautiful game’ at a higher level.

Over 50 players have gone on to play in the Football League after adorning Nantwich’s colours - amongst them Walter Cartwright (Manchester United), Freddie Worrall (Portsmouth & England), Jimmy Quinn (Blackburn Rovers & Northern Ireland) and, most recently, Ritchie Sutton (Port Vale), Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra) and Ben Mills (Macclesfield Town).

Nicknamed ‘The Dabbers’, Nantwich played at their London Road ground for 123 years, prior to moving to the smart new Weaver Stadium in time for the 2007/08 season.

This website is an on-line celebration of the club’s history and former players - and highlights the book ‘Proud to be the Dabbers’ which was published to commemorate the club’s 125th anniversary.



Click on the seasons below to view player appearances and goalscorers over the past six easons (pdf files):

2012/13  Evo-Stik NPL Premier Division

2011/12  Evo-Stik NPL Premier Division

2010/11  Evo-Stik League Premier Division

2009/10  UniBond League Premier Division

2008/09  UniBond League Premier Division

2007/08  UniBond League Division One South

New clubs for Ex-Dabbers
Over 125 years of football history
How to get the book

‘Proud to be The Dabbers’ is a 128 page full colour book published to commemorate the history of Nantwich Town FC.  The development of the club is traced from its origins in 1884 through to its 125th anniversary in 2009.  Please click the link below for ordering details.

Updated 08 May 2013
View sample pages from the book (pdf file)

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 After featuring in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, ‘Suts’ got a taste of the real thing as a substitute in the 2-0 win at Bradford on 4th September 2010.

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Latest News


More and more indepedent websites are being developed for lower league and non-league clubs in the North West with excellent archives and databases of former players including

Ashton United


Congleton Town


Hednesford Town

Hyde (United)

Macclesfield Town


Stockport County


(Feb 2013)  As always, former Nantwich players have been on the move during the current campaign. The list below gives latest updates:

Matt Bradbury - Norton United to Leek CSOB (December 2012)

Ben Chapman - Airbus UK to Leek Town (January 2013)

Ross Davidson - Leek Town to New Mills (December 2012) then to Abbey Hey (January 2013)

Matthew Herd - Eccleshall to Middlewich Town (October 2012)

Will Jones - Burscough to Marine (January 2013)

James Marrow - Congleton Town to Alsager Town (September 2012)

Ben Mills - Macclesfield Town to Chester (August 2012 loan, then permanent, Nov 2012). Loan to Altrincham, Feb 2013.

Cameron Mitchell - Eccleshall to Aksager Town (December 2012)

Danny Reade - Stafford Rangers to Kidsgrove Athletic (January 2013)

Dennis Sherriff - Stalybridge Celtic to Ashton United (January 2013)

Liam Shotton - Kidsgrove Athletic to Hougang United (Hong Kong) (January 2013)

Brian Summerskill - Curzon Ashton to Northwich Victoria (November 2012)

Nathan Southern - Congleton Town to Crewe FC (September 2012)

Wes Wilkinson - New Mills (December 2012)

Ben Mills