History of Royton Town F.C.

Royton Town Football Club started out life as the Stotts Benham works side in the Rochdale Alliance League, before changing their name to Royton Town in 1985.

In winning the Rochdale Alliance Premier Division treble they remained unbeaten for two and a half seasons, before progressing to the Lancashire Amateur League in 1994.

Within three seasons, Royton went from the Second Division into the Premier Division of the LAL, however ground problems at their Monarch Mill home in Royton led to them demoted back to the First Division by the LAL, and saw them looking around for a new home.

Fortunately, they were given the opportunity to set up home at neighbouring Crompton Cricket Club, from where they embarked on a successful era.

The end of 2000-2001 season saw Royton Town resign from the Lancashire Amateur League to join the Manchester League, where they entered two teams, playing in the First and Third Divisions.

Royton's debut season in the Manchester League proved to be one of the best in the Club's history, the First Division Championship being claimed after a free-scoring campaign, and with it, elevation to the Premier Division.

One season spent consolidating, where a position of fourth was no mean feat, was followed by the record breaking exploits of season 2003/2004 where Town completed the double of Manchester League Premier Division Champions and also Gilgryst Cup Winners.

The next two seasons were an anti-climax with continued battles against relegation.

Town's Second Team started season 2007 / 2008 in the Third Divison of the Manchester League after finishing Runners-up in the Fourth Divison and gaining promotion.

Town's First Team finished a ceditable third in the Premier Division in 2007 / 2008 after being in the frame for Champions until the last three or four games. 

Season 2009 / 2010 opened with Town embarking on a Youth policy which involved Under 12's , 15's and 18's and hopefully many of these players will be with the club in years to come.  

The Under 18's were very successful in bringing home the League Championship and hopefully many of these players will remain at the club by progressing to the Senior Teams .

Season 2010 / 2011 opened with Town running their two Senior Teams plus an Under 17's and an Under 16's team .

The Senior Teams looked , on paper , to be the strongest squads we have had at the club for a few years and all looks well for the future. Town were successful in the Gilgryst Cup for the second time with a 4-3 victory over Walshaw Sports .

Season 2011 / 2012 saw Town embark on expansion with a Third Open age team to allow for the rise of the previous years very successful under 17's team.

After a disappointing 2012 / 2013 season where Town reverted to two Senior Teams and the First team survived by the narrowest of margins late into the season to stay in the Premier Division , good news was on the horizon .

The start of season 2013 / 2014 brings a new era to the club with a move back to Royton where the club will be based at the new Oldham Academy North complex , also coinciding with the reformation of a Third Senior team within the club . 

Town's Second Team won the Third Divison at a canter and look forward to playing in the Second Division in season 2014 /2015 .