WEM Town Football Club will go into 2023 with renewed optimism.

The north Shropshire club has endured a tough few seasons, including dropping out of the North West Counties League in 2021 and returning to the Salop Leisure Shropshire League.

The club has since rebuilt with director of football Richard Hughes confident the Brewers could look forward to a brighter future.

The club runs a senior men’s side as well as a women’s team and thriving junior section.

It was this cohesion and unity which had helped transform the club since 2021 with Hughes confident the strides made over the last few years would continue into 2023 and beyond.

He said: “As a club we are always looking to progress on and off field.

“We want to be a club where you can join at a early age and progress through the ages to the adult teams.

“Everything they learn in the juniors will hopefully keep them wanting to play for Wem for many years.”

Whitchurch Herald: The Co-Op’s Simon Thornley has supported Wem Town Football Club’s Toys For Kids at Christmas appeal.

The Co-Op’s Simon Thornley has supported Wem Town Football Club’s Toys For Kids at Christmas appeal. 

Hughes said everyone at the club was proud of the ongoing success of their women’s team who had well and truly put the small north Shropshire town on the map.

The club compete in the FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands and the highest placed women’s club in the region.


Hughes said: “The women’s side continue to punch above their weight and fly the flag for Shropshire at a very tough level.

“It’’s great to see the club battling sides like Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup and many of the professional sides involved in this league.

“Our aim is to keep at this level and push up the table and with our manager and team this is very achievable.”

Whitchurch Herald: Ian Springthorpe who is the manager of our Men’s First Team, Myself who is the junior coordinator, Sam Northwood who is the Sunday Men’s teams Manager and Alan Scutt who runs the Whitchurch Food Bank.

Officials from Wem Town Football Club with Alan Scutt who runs the Whitchurch Food Bank.

Meanwhile the men’s team continue to improve in the Salop Leisure Shropshire Premier League and will meet Morda United at the Butler Sports Centre on Saturday.

Hughes said: “The men’s sides are a work in progress.

“We had to put a side together at short notice last season and at times it showed but we kept going and under our new management team we continue to rebuild and improve with the aim of a return to the West Midlands League in the near future.

“Our Sunday team have improved and are helping to get lads playing that cannot do Saturdays.”

Meanwhile the community has embraced the work of the club and its role in developing local junior players and club initiatives.

Hughes said: “A huge thank you to Simon Thornley at the Co-op in Wem for his fantastic donation towards our Toys For Kids at Christmas appeal. Some of our juniors were in attendance to receive the toys.”