About Wadebridge Town FC

A true family club based at Bodieve Park in Wadebridge, Cornwall running football for kids, youth and adults for both males and females and our elite 1st team play in the South West Peninsula League.

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Ground History

Wadebridge Town play their games at Bodieve Park, Wadebridge PL27 6DJ. They have played at this ground since 1949.

The ground has seen a number of major improvements in recent years, with a new grandstand to replace the original wooden one, the installation of floodlights in 2004, and most recently, a project to reduce the slope of the pitch. In late 2006, however, the club applied for outline planning permission to build offices on their existing ground and to build a new pitch, to be shared with Wadebridge School. More recently the Club erected a new stand behind the goal ‘The Shed End’. to replace the old shelter. This is known as The Ron Williams Stand. Ron built the original stand. The Stand is great viewing form behind the goal. Fully seated with space for wheelchairs at one end. Last season the Club had installed a state of the art personal address and sound system. Speakers were installed in the main grandstand.

Club Teams

1ST TEAM
SOUTH WEST PENINSULA LEAGUE

2ND TEAM
ST PIRAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE

LADIES TEAM
CORNWALL WOMEN’S FOOTBALL LEAGUE – DIVISION 1

YOUTH TEAMS
LIST HERE…

Club History

Wadebridge Town Football Club was founded in 1894 and during the early years played four or five games a season. The big match of each campaign was against the Devon and Cornwall Light Infantry stationed in Bodmin. Mr Rea, a local Barclays Bank official, was the first secretary of the club and served for many years until moving to another part of the country with the bank.

The club first played football in the Trevanion area of the town and later moved a pitch at Whiterock. They moved to their current home Bodieve Park in the 1920’s and won the Cornwall Charity Cup for the first time during the 1926/27 season. During the Second World War, with most of the players away on war service, a team known as Wadebridge United played friendlies against local teams.

They played their games on Egloshayle playing field because Bodieve Park was being used to grow corn and wheat and the grandstand was being used as a barn during the war years. The club bought Bodieve Park in 1949, when big crowds were attending Cornwall Senior League matches, and they joined the South Western League in 1953, a year after it was formed.

The club has had its share of success over the years, but one title that has eluded them is the South Western League Championship, although they came close in 1968/69, 78/79 and 79/80 when they finished runners up. They won the Cornwall Senior Cup in 1979/80, and have won the Cornwall Charity Cup on eight occasions in 1926/27, 33/34, 51/52, 63/64, 72/73, 75/76, 81/82 and 84/85.

Wadebridge were also founder members of the East Cornwall Premier League in 1960. In season 1980/81 the Reserve side won the League Championship and also did the double by winning the League Cup as well. Wadebridge have also lifted the Supplementary Cup two seasons in a row, 1978/79 and 1979/80.

Wadebridge have always had successful minor teams and today run youth teams from under xs to under xs, and also an under xs girls team. They have a successful Mini Soccer School as well for boys and girls 5 to 11 years old. Soccer Tots for Boys and Girls aged 4 to 6 years gives them their first real taste of football.

The ladies team was introduced in x? and have developed succesfully since and now play in the ? league.

Over the last five years Bodieve Park has been transformed into a fantastic stadium with a level playing surface and the superb Ron Williams Stand behind the goal, giving spectators excellent viewing of the game.

Club Honours

SWPL DIVISION ONE WEST
CHAMPIONS 2007/08

SWPL CHARITY VASE
WINNERS 2008

SOUTH WESTERN LEAGUE
RUNNERS UP 1968/69, 1978/79, 1979/80

SOUTH WESTERN LEAGUE CUP
WINNERS 1974/75, 1975/76, 1977/78, 1979/80, 1984/85
RUNNERS UP 1962/63, 1969/70, 1981/82

CORNWALL SENIOR CUP
WINNERS1979/80
RUNNERS UP 1950/51, 1973/74

CORNWALL CHARITY CUP
WINNERS 1926/27, 1933/34, 1951/52, 1963/64,
1972/73, 1975/76, 1981/82, 1984/85,
RUNNERS UP 1998/99

EAST CORNWALL PREMIER LEAGUE
CHAMPIONS 1980/81

EAST CORNWALL LEAGUE CUP
WINNERS 1980/81

SUPPLEMENTARY CUP
WINNERS 1978/79, 1979/80, 1998/99, 2011/12

Famous Bridger’s Players

John Brown (born 29 July 1940) is a former professional footballer who played in The Football League for Plymouth Argyle and Bristol Rovers.

Brown, who was born in Wadebridge in Cornwall started playing for his home town team, Wadebridge Town in 1958. Following an unsuccessful trial for Arsenal in 1960 he joined Plymouth Argyle, but only featured nine times for their first team in his three years with the club, scoring twice.

On moving to Bristol Rovers in 1963 he made more of an impact, playing as an inside forward he made 156 appearances in the League and scored 32 goals. While playing in Bristol he decided to become a part-time player so that he could also work on his father’s farm near Wadebridge, leading to him earning the nickname ‘Farmer Brown’, but he found the work and travelling difficult and in 1968 requested that his footballing contract was terminated. Rovers agreed, and after a single season as player-manager of his old team Wadebridge Town he retired from football altogether to become a full-time farmer. He later owned his own farm near Wadebridge and turned it into a Golf Club.

Personal information
Full name John Brown
Date of birth 29 July 1940 (age 73)
Place of birth Wadebridge, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Inside forward

Youth career
Probus School

Senior career*
Years Team Apps† (Gls)†
1958–1960 Wadebridge Town
1960–1963 Plymouth Argyle 9 (2)
1963–1968 Bristol Rovers 156 (32)
1968–1969 Wadebridge Town

Teams managed
1968–1969 Wadebridge Town

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Reginald Gordon “Reg” Wyatt (born 18 September 1932) is a retired English footballer who played as a centre back.

He began his career with Oak Villa, a non-league club in Plymouth, while studying at the Astor Institute. He became a professional in 1950 when he signed for Plymouth Argyle, but had to wait five years before making his first team debut. Originally a forward, Wyatt forced his way into the team as a centre back and went on to be a regular name on the teamsheet for the next nine years. He spent three years with Torquay United between 1964 and 1967, before finishing his career in non-league football with Wadebridge Town.

Personal information
Full name Reginald Gordon Wyatt
Date of birth 18 September 1932 (age 81)
Place of birth Plymouth, England
Playing position Centre back

Senior career*
Years Team Apps† (Gls)†
1955–1964 Plymouth Argyle 201 (2)
1964–1967 Torquay United 80 (6)
1967- Wadebridge Town
Total 281 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Christian Timothy Walton (born 9 November 1995) is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Blackburn Rovers of the Championship, on loan from Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion. He has represented England at under-19under-20 and under-21 levels.

Born in Wadebridge, Cornwall, Walton began his career with Plymouth Argyle aged 10 and progressed through the club’s youth system. He was named in a matchday squad for the first time three days after his 16th birthday for an FA Cup first round tie against Stourbridge, in which he remained an unused substitute, the match finishing 3–3.

International career

Walton was called up to the England under-19 team for a friendly against Turkey on 5 March 2014.  He entered the match as a 76th-minute substitute for Mitchell Beeney, the match finishing a 3–0 win. Walton received his first call-up to the England under-20 team for a friendly against Romania, in which he won his first cap. He was first called up to the England under-21 team on 25 August 2015 for their matches against the United States under-23 team and Norway under-21 team.  However, he was forced to withdraw from the squad six days later after sustaining a groin injury playing for Bury in a 1–1 draw with Oldham Athletic.  Walton received his next under-21 call-up on 3 October 2016 for two 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification matches against Kazakhstan and Bosnia and Herzegovina.  He won his first cap and kept a clean sheet in England’s 5–0 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina on 11 October.

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Ladies Teams

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