We are delighted to announce that our Kendal branch are now proud stadium sponsors of Kendal Town FC. The football club is a great place for the local community, and competes at a high level in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League - First Division North.
The club was started way back in 1919 (even older than us here at Pye!) when employees at K Shoes Netherfield factory were encouraged to form a football team. Netherfield AFC was soon established as a major non-league club by taking the Lancashire Combination Championship in 1949 and again qualifying to meet a football league side, Gateshead in the FA Cup. In 1968 the Club accepted the challenge of becoming a founder member of the Northern Premier League. However, the 1970's were not kind to Netherfield as they languished around the bottom of the Northern Premier League for most of the decade.
In 2000 with the demise of shoe making in the town, and with the Netherfield site now a shopping complex, K Village, the club decided to re brand itself as Kendal Town to reflect it's relationship with the town. New state of the art floodlights began a slow process of gradual ground redevelopment in 2004 and 2,500 fans turned up to watch the lights switched on for a visiting Manchester United XI squad.
The club formed a new youth club in conjunction with local club Wattsfield FC and achieved full Community Charter Standard status in an effort to improve football for boys and girls in the area.
We are so pleased we are able to support this great team, and all they do for the local community, we have some great events planned so stay tuned!