Prestwich Heys AFC
The club was initially formed as Heys Old Boys after the Boys’ School they represented, Heys Road Boys’ School. Despite being formed a year before the onset of the Second World War, they flourished as an amateur side and had several successes in the North West.
The club changed their name in 1964 to reflect their growing reputation as one of the best amateur sides in the region. They beat Sutton United in 1969 in the FA Amateur Cup, just a week before The Us were due to play Leeds United in the FA Cup.
The ground is named after their manager and chairman who died on holiday in Sri Lanka in 2007, aged 43. They are currently working on developing the ground with ambitions of moving back up the leagues and once again making a name for themselves as one of the most revered amateur sides in the country.