Historical Football Kits

 

Fleetwood Town

Formed 1997

Promoted to Npower League Two 2012

Kit History

 

 

Fleetwood Wanderers

 

Renamed Fleetwood Freeport

 

1997

fleetwood wanderers fc 1997

1997-1998 g

EAS
fleetwood freeport fc 1998-99

1998-2000 g

fleetwood freeport fc home kit 2000-01

2000-2002 f g

 

 

Fleetwood Town

 

2002

Prostar
fleetwood town fc 2002-04 kit

2002-2004 g

Prostar
fleetwood town fc 2005-06

2004-2006 e g

Le Coq Sportif
fleetwood town fc 2006-07

2006-2007 a c g

Macron
fleetwood town fc 2007-09

2007-2009 c d g

Nike
fleetwood town fc 2010-11

2009-2011 b g

Nike
fleetwood town fc 2011-12

2011-2013 b g

Puma
fleetwood town fc 2013-14 home kit

2013-2015 b

Puma
fleetwood town fc 2015-16

2015-2017 b

Puma
fleetwood town 2017-18

2017-2018 b

Hummel
fleetwood town fc 2018-19

2018-2019 b

 

Background

fleetwood wanderers fc 1997The original Fleetwood FC was formed in 1908 and played in amber and black stripes before switching to red shirts with white sleeves shortly after the end of the Great War as part of an arrangement with a local trawler company whose corporate colours were red and white. At first the team competed at junior level but later they entered the Lancashire Combination, winning the title in 1924 as well as a hat trick of Lancashire Combination Cups (1932, 1933 and 1934). They joined the Northern Premier League on its formation in 1968 but, after years of financial difficulty, the club was forced into liquidation in 1976 when HMRC took out a winding-up order over unpaid taxes. Their collapse coincided with that of the local fishing industry due to the Icelandic Cod Wars and EEU restrictions.

Fleetwood Town FC was formed in 1977 and a year later they joined the Cheshire County League (then the 6th tier). In 1982 they joined the Second Division of the new North West Counties League (NWCL) and won promotion at the first attempt. Fleetwood joined the First Division of the Northern Premier League in 1987 and were promoted to the Premier Division as champions at the end of the season. Financial problems continued to beset the club and in 1996 it too folded.

The modern club came into being in 1997 as Fleetwood Wanderers but under a sponsorship deal with Freeport PLC, changed this to Fleetwood Freeport FC after just two matches. The club crest with an appropriately fleetwood wanderers crest 1997maritime theme was designed by supporter, Mike Roe, was modified to reflect this. Fleetwood joined the North West Counties Second Division (10th tier) and won promotion to the First Division and the NWCL Cup into the bargain. When the sponsorship arrangement came to an end in 2002, the club adopted the name of their predecessor. A local businessman, Andy Piley, fleetwood freeport fc cresttook over as chairman and thanks to his substantial investment in the team and their ground, Fleetwood Town began to climb up the pyramid.

The team won the NWCL Division One championship in 2005 and were promoted to the Unibond Northern Premier League (NPL) First Division. They were promoted to the NPL Premier Division after just one season and in 2008 they reached Blue Square North, the sixth tier of English football.

fleetwood town fc crest circa 2005The club badge was originally sewn directly onto the players' shirts but from 2010 it was presented on a disk with lettering round the outside.

After investing £1m in improvements to their Highbury Stadium (what a suitable ground for a team that plays in Arsenal's colour) the "Cod Army" were promoted to the Blue fleetwood town fc crest 2010Square Premier Division via the play-offs in 2010.

The rather fine Parkside Stand, with its attractive curved roof, was completed in April 2011 at a cost of £4.5m, bringing the capacity of Highbury up to 5,500.

During the 2011-12 season, Fleetwood reached the third round of the FA Cup before losing at home to their local rivals Blackpool (then in the Championship). After a run of 29 games without defeat, the team won the Blue Square Premier championship with two games to spare and with it, promotion to the Football League.

After spending much of 2013-14 in the top three, the teams form slipped and they finished fourth, missing fleetwood town 2018 crestout on automatic promotion but they navigated the play-offs and were promoted to League One for the first time. Playing at a higher level proved challenging and in July 2015 the chairman announced that the club would move to be self-sustaining, selling young talent on and trimming the playing staff rather than buying players in in order to climb further up the pyramid. A new training complex was opened in April 2016.

The club crest was modified in 2018-19.

 

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Sources

Crests are the property of Fleetwood Town FC. Team photograph by courtesy of Fleetwood Town FC.