Old Altrinchamians is an amateur football club founded in 1920. With almost 100 years of activity in football, the club went through many different changes and stages of professionalism. Today the club is playing in Manchester League and Altrincham and District Amateur Football League Division AA.
The team is also known as the Old Alts, a shorter name easier to remember and to pronounce as well. Their current sponsor is Cummins Civil Engineering, an important company in the construction industry. Old Alts has a couple of teams which play in the two leagues mentioned above. They also have youth teams they train as an important part of the contributions of the club to the community. Their long lasting reputation over the years is explainable due to their incredible results in all the leagues they are active in.
The club is often looking to fill in the empty player spots of the teams. The Old Alts are looking to complete the first and second team, as well as the veterans team where men over 35 are invited to join. They ensure the contact of the people in the community with this amazing sport, football, and they offer every person the possibility to join.
Since the pre-season training starts very soon in July, new players are welcome to join and prove their worthiness to be part of one of the club’s teams. The newcomers can then show their skills and can be picked to join one of the teams. The training takes place at Crossford Bridge where all present players have access to changing rooms and showers.
Old Altrinchamians know how to play football professionally and also celebrate their accomplishments in an annual dinner which always takes place on the last Thursday of November. The event is available for the fans to join for a fixed amount.
Last year for example, the guest speaker was the legend player Graham Heathcote. He was Altrincham’s player, administrator, coach and longest serving manager, and at the dinner he shared his vast experience regarding football. Another important guest was the North West’s top comedians, Mick Miller, who was a regular in ITV’s the Comedians.
The dinners with the football club are always events to remember where anyone supporter, fan or sports enthusiasts can join. The tickets are usually available to purchase from any of the team’s managers like Brian Clark and Phil Lewis.