Unicorn Athletic first ever match

Unicorn Athletic first ever match

Unicorn Athletic began life on the 26th of May 1977 as the football team of the Altrincham branch of the Junior Blues (Manchester City junior supporters club). The team played in a kit provided by MCFC and the attached report has been taken from the Junior Blues newsletter.

26/05/1977 Pendle Pioneers v UAJFC

26/05/1977 Pendle Pioneers v UAJFC

UAJFC under 11 team 1977/78

UAJFC under 11 team 1977/78

The Unicorn Athletic u11 team were managed by Derek Calderbank. Home matches were played at Linotype's ground opposite John Leigh park in Altrincham (now the location of Medway Crescent)

T&DJFL 5-a-side tournament 1978/79

T&DJFL 5-a-side tournament 1978/79

Programme for the Timperley and District JFL u11 5-a-side tournament 1978/79. Click link to see all pages

UAJFC u13 team 1979/80

UAJFC u13 team 1979/80

In August 1979 the Altrincham branch of the Junior Blues hosted a group of Crystal Palace supporters over the opening weekend of the 1st Division when Palace were visitors at Manchester City. Although they were representing the Junior Blues the team wore their familiar striped Unicorn Athletic kit for the match at Smiths Field. The rugby pitch behind is now the location of Gresham Way.

Junior Blues newsletter

Junior Blues newsletter

This cutting from the August 1979 Junior Blues News described the match v Crystal Palace

UAJFC u12 team 1978/79

UAJFC u12 team 1978/79

UAJFC u11 team 1978/79

UAJFC u11 team 1978/79

This was taken at an away match v Stamford Lads on (a very muddy) Stamford Park. The team was managed by Brian Jones back row: Jones, Savage, Wadsworth, Cooper, Thompson, Bryant, Lawlor. front row: Graham, Rubinstein, Mackinnon, Yates, Lillas.

UAJFC u10 team 1979/80

UAJFC u10 team 1979/80

This team were managed by Jim Lawlor

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