Club History

Below you will find a timeline of key events in the club’s history.


Club History


In 2011 the Club was recognised by the National FA and awarded the accolade of “National grassroots football club of the year” in recognition of the work being carried out in the name of the ‘Respect Campaign. The award was presented by the Prime Minister David Cameron at Wembley Stadium


In 2008 we started a Powerchair squad which caters for disabled players who are dependent on a wheelchair for mobility. There is an official 4-a-side game played with powered wheelchairs which even has its own World Cup. We have increased our membership of this section to such an extent that


In May 2002 the Club was awarded the Football Association Charter Standard Development Club. This is in recognition that the Club operates in a quality way, has a total social inclusion policy for its members, and has a mechanism to provide players with the opportunity to play football from a


In 2001 we started a project whereby each year we offer our Under 13s boys the opportunity to play football in Holland during Whit week. Over the years, 235 boys have benefited from this experience. The project isn’t just about playing football matches. There is an emphasis on team work


Sale United was first formed in 1975, being the brainchild of Ken Wilkinson. His idea was to start a junior football team to provide lads in Sale with the opportunity to play football, not just the good footballers, but everyone. The committee included two ex-professional footballers, Harry Dowd and Derek