About Westbury Sports Club

Westbury Sports Club is a Community Amateur Sports Club and is run entirely by volunteers, providing a warm welcome and safe environment for boys and girls of all ages to get involved in football and for girls and ladies to play rounders in Bury and the surrounding area.

We are affiliated to the Lancashire Football Association and embrace the FA Respect Code of Conduct. We have non-competitive and competitive teams who play in the ‘Bolton, Bury & District Junior Football League’, ‘North Bury Junior Football League’ and ‘North Unity and Burnley Unity League’.

Westbury has three rounders teams who compete in the Bury Rounders League offering the opportunity for girls and ladies of all ages and abilities to learn and play one of the nation’s favourite games.

We are always looking for more volunteers to join our Committee or simply help out with activities, communications or fundraising – please ‘contact us’ or let a committee member know if you are willing to help.

Our Values

Our Community

We are active members in our local community, aiming to provide sport for all ages and abilities. As friendly neighbours, we respect our community and where possible work with local business and other community groups.

Player Enjoyment

The beautiful game can be spoiled for children by too much pressure and lack of quality coaching. At Westbury, football is there to be enjoyed. Winning is exciting but so too is learning, teamwork and improving skills with qualified coaches.

Respect

Westbury Sports Club undertakes a fair play approach in all games, respecting players and officials

Open to All

Westbury Sports Club offers open access and an anti-discrimination policy at all levels. Our policies can be seen in the documents tab.

Team Support

Westbury offers the support and flexibility to allow managers to manage their team, develop and recruit players in their own style, subject to adhering to the club rules.

Appropriate Conduct

Westbury has a Code of Conduct which outlines the standards expected from all players, parents, managers, coaches, committee and supporters of the club.

Our Story

Our History

Founded in 1993 as Westbury Sports Club by Tom Bradshaw when Elton Sports Club split forming Westbury Sports Club and Elton and Walshaw Sports Club.

Our home ground, The Barracks Playing Field, was the original parade and shooting range of Lancashire Fusiliers at Wellington Barracks.

After the Barracks was no longer used by the Lancashire Fusiliers, it subsequently became a Bury Council managed sports field and a Management Agreement was drawn up to allow Westbury Sports Club comprising an open age team and small number of junior football teams to use the field.

In 2002, Westbury adopted the now famous orange and black match day kit, replacing the claret and blue. The early 2000’s, saw the expansion of Westbury Sports Club to have at least one ‘mixed’ boys and girls team at every age group. Interest in girls football started to grow and Westbury has maintained girls only teams to the present day.

Westbury Sports Club moved into rounders and now has three girls and ladies rounders teams.

Westbury Sports Club recently secured a 25 year lease for our home ground, giving us greater security and enabling us to access investment and grant funding so we can improve the pitches and facilities at the club.

A local partnership with local business Circle Leasing has seen the Barracks benefit from a new and extended car park that can now cater for 76 car park spaces.

In June 2018, Westbury Sports Club awarded The Ric Fielding Award, to our Volunteer of the Year, in memory of Ric Fielding, a much loved and well respected, Club Committee Member and Manager of one of our first girls football teams. The inaugural winner of the award was Mike Roberts.

Watch this space for the next period in the history of Westbury Sports Club