The King’s men

KGV Stadium, Guisborough

Guisborough Town

FA Vase runners up in 1980, Guisborough Town made the trip from the 3500 capacity King George V Stadium to the famous twin towers of the old Wembley Stadium, who’s turf was first cut by the same King. They lost 2-0 to Stamford FC.

The people’s club

Andrew Street, Chadderton

Chadderton Football Club

An overwhelming majority vote saw Chadderton FC taken over by local businessmen in 2007, but two years later the link was terminated. They are now a members club, run by the people for the people.

One-man club

Boldon C.A. Sports Ground, Boldon Colliery

Jarrow Roofing Boldon

Known as The Roofers, the founder is also the manager, chairman and treasurer and built the stadium himself from scratch. The floodlights were built from poles used in the South Shields mining pits.

Old relics of a new town

Eden Lane, Peterlee

Peterlee Town

Originally formed as Peterlee Newtown, some of the markings around the ground still bear the old name, before they became Peterlee Town in 2006. The team disbanded in 2013 after financial difficulties.

With a little help from my friends

Moor Lane, Salford

Salford City

Bought by the ‘Class of 92’ ahead of the 2014/15 season, new co-owners Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and Phil Neville are aiming for Championship football within 15 years. They currently play in the 8th tier of English football.

Wood you believe it

Wibbandune Sports Ground, Merton

Colliers Wood United

Founded in 1874, Colliers Wood United are one of the oldest clubs in the country. They moved to their current stadium, Wibbandune, in 1991 due to expansion restrictions at their previous residence. The ground backs directly onto the A3 dual carriageway in Coombe near Kingston Upon Thames.