Wolverton A.F.C.

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Wolverton Association Football Club, often known simply as Wolverton, was an English football team representing the town of Wolverton (and, for a time, Milton Keynes). The club's motto was "In Omnia Paratus" (lit: "In all things prepared"). The club was wound up in 1992. Until 2007, its former home ground, Wolverton Park had what was believed to be the oldest football stand in the United Kingdom. The ground and immediate area has since been redeveloped into a housing area, Wolverton Park housing development. In November 2012, the football stand structure is still in place, but it has been stripped to act as an ornamental feature on the edge of the community park which has been built on top of the old football pitch.

Wolverton
Wolverton A.F.C. badge
Full nameWolverton Association Football Club
Nickname(s)The Wolves, MK Wolves,
The Railwaymen
Founded1887
Dissolved1992
GroundWolverton Park

Club namesEdit

The club has had a number of different names during its history, and at one time held the record for the longest club name in English football: "Newport Pagnell & Wolverton London & North Western Railway Amalgamated Association Football Club".

1887–1888 - Wolverton
1888–1889 - Wolverton London & North Western Railway
1889–1890 - Newport Pagnell & Wolverton London & North Western Railway
1890–1902 - Wolverton London & North Western Railway
1902–1948 - Wolverton Town
1948–1981 - Wolverton Town & B.R.
1981–1987 - Wolverton Town
1987–1988 - Wolverton Town (Milton Keynes)
1988–1990 - Milton Keynes Wolverton Town (aka Milton Keynes Wolves)
1990–1992 - Wolverton

AchievementsEdit

Former playersEdit

1. Players that have played/managed in the Football League or any foreign equivalent to this level (i.e. fully professional league).
2. Players with full international caps.
3. Players that hold a club record or have captained the club.

  •   George Henson went on to play for Northampton Town, Bradford Park Avenue, Sheffield United, Swansea Town and Wolverhampton Wanderers between 1932-1939.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. SoccerData. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.

External linksEdit

  • Save Our Stand? BBC News
  • Wolverton Town FC The website for the reformed (in 2004) Wolverton Town FC, based at The New Park, Greenleys following the closure and redevelopment of Wolverton Park for housing