Radcliffe Borough Football Club,
Manager: Pete Lofthouse
JOINED THE NPLFA: 2014
FOOTBALL GRADUATES: Adam Henshall, Ben Oldroyd, Adam Leach, Sam Daniels
Radcliffe Borough are based in Greater Manchester near Bury and were formed in 1949. The Boro have been in the Northern Premier League since 1987 and during that time have achieved two promotions winning the Division One title in 1997 and beating Chorley in the Play-Off final in 2003.
The Boro have a rich history in producing young talent and under former manager Kevin Glendon they amassed over £200,000 in transfer fees, selling on the likes of Jody Banim (Shrewsbury Town), Neil Hardy (Stockport County), Paul Mullin and Simon Carden (Accrington Stanley) and the biggest success story of them all, Craig Dawson who now plays for West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League.
Current members of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One North.
Ben Oldroyd and Adam Henshall were the first Radcliffe Borough football graduates when they both made their debuts against Droylsden on 25th April 2015. Adam Leach and Sam Daniels made their first team debuts in March 2016.
COACHES PROFILE | PETE LOFTHOUSE
Pete is 48 years of age and has been the Radcliffe Borough Football Academy Coach / Manager since its inception back in Sept 2014. The 49-year-old has experience both on the education and football aspects of the programme.
Pete has been the clubs’ community trust manager for the past 10 years and during that time has completed many further education and coaching awards. He is a qualified tutor having delivered the level 2 BTEC in sport and attended a generic tutor training course. As you would expect he has his first aid qualifications and has attended many FA workshops including; fundamentals of sport, SAQ, safeguarding children and a welfare officer workshop.
Pete played mainly amateur football but had a real desire to coach and manage and quickly passed his level 2 in coaching and then the UEFA B licence. This allowed Pete to fulfil his ambitions and he has since; coached and scouted for Sheffield United from 2002-2004, a role he also did at Manchester City from 2004-2007. He also coached for various councils having visited Uganda for Trafford council and coached a successful programme for underprivileged children for Irwell Valley.
Pete has also managed and coached the previous Radcliffe Borough youth team he now adds Radcliffe Borough Football Academy to that list.