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The town of Crewe had not been represented in the Mid-Cheshire League since Rolls Royce in 1984 but in 1998 this changed with the formation of Crewe F.C. The original idea came from Ian O'Reilly, Pat Slack, Trevor Moss and Steve Palin. Sons and relations at the local Crewe Youth Centre, having reached the age of sixteen, had nowhere to go and it was decided to set up a team and apply to the Mid-Cheshire League. This was achieved and the club set up a pitch in the centre of the athletics track at the council owned Cumberland Sports Ground.
Crewe had a solid if unspectacular first season with a very young side, finishing 12th in the league whilst in the Crewe Cup they lost out to a last minute goal at Nantwich Town. The following season Crewe won promotion to the Mid-Cheshire 1st division after finishing runners up to Trafford Reserves. In the Divisional Cup they went one better defeating Trafford Reserves at Witton Albion F.C. after a penalty shoot out.
Season 2004/05 saw Crewe FC suffer their first relegation but also managing to pick up two pieces of silver ware as the young side defeated a favourites Glossop North End Reserves in the Final of the Presidents Cup held at Trafford and retain the Crewe Cup for the third consecutive year with victory over Alsager Town.
Season 2005/06 saw the club playing all their home games away from the Cumberland at a number of different venues as the Cumberland Arena was extensively redeveloped with a complete new playing area and state of the art floodlit artificial training pitches. All this was made possible largely due to a Development Grant obtained by the club from the Football Association. The club finished runners-up in the Crewe Cup losing to FA Vase winners Nantwich Town in the final by one goal to nil.
Season 2006/07 saw the club return to the re-developed Cumberland Arena in a season that saw the club once again re-capture the Crewe Cup defeating Alsager Town in the final hosted at the Arena by a single goal.
The club during the past few seasons has developed closer links with Manchester Metropolitan University who are providing fully qualified coaches to the Crewe FC teams as well as running FA coaching courses enabling the Crewe FC personal to obtain FA qualifications.
Season 2008/09 saw the young side reach the Divisional Challenge Cup Final just losing to an extremely strong and mature Daten Town.
Crewe also reached the Final in the following 2 seasons losing to Monk in 09/10 and Whitchurch Alport in 2010/11.
The club's match day programme regularly finished high up the rankings for its programmes in the country as part of the National Survey of Non-League programmes.
The club continue to develop and grow with many of the founding committee of the club still remain at the club as well as a number of players ensuring solid stability of this family orientated club.
This season the hard efforts of all at the club were rewarded with the FA awarding Crewe FC Charter Standard. The Cumberland Arena has this season been equipped with a new set of floodlights.
Crewe Cup Winners 2002/03, 2003/04, 2004/05, 2006/07, 2007/08 & 2011/12.
Runners Up 2001/02, 2005/06
Mid Cheshire Div 2 Runners Up 1999/00.
Cheshire League D2 Runners UP 2011/12.
Mid Cheshire Div 2 Cup Winners 1999/00.
Cheshire League D2 Cup Runners Up 2008/09,2009/10 & 2010/11.
Mid Cheshire Presidents Cup Winners 2004/05
Roger Haydock Cup Winners 200/01, 2001/02, 2002/03, 2003/04
Runners Up 1999/00
Mid Cheshire Programme of the Year Winner 2004/05, 2005/06 & 2006/07.
Cheshire League Programme of the Year Winner 2008/09 & 2009/10.
To bring it all up to date Crewe under Ian O'Reilly's management won the Crewe Cup in 2011/12 and also finished runners up in the Cheshire League D 2 which meant promnotion for season 2012/13 to Division 1 and hopefully further glory.
This turned out to be a good season under the management duo of Everall/Goddard. The first team finishing 5th in the Division 1 and they won the Crewe Cup beating Sandbach United in the final.
The Rserves had a good first season finishing second in Div 2 which would have meant promotion to Div 1 but for season 2013/14 the Crewe & District have reverted back to one combined division.
To be continued with lots more achievements to note.
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