Blackpool Wren Rovers F.C.
|Full name||Blackpool Wren Rovers Football Club|
|Founded||1931 (as Wren Rovers)|
|Ground||Bruce Park, Squires Gate|
|League||West Lancashire League Premier Division|
|2015–16||West Lancashire League Premier Division, 1st|
|Website||Club home page|
Blackpool Wren Rovers Football Club is a football club based in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. They are currently members of the West Lancashire League Premier Division and play at Bruce Park, which is located on School Road; the ground adjoins the ground of Squires Gate, and is also very close to the ground of AFC Blackpool.
Blackpool Wren Rovers are members of the Lancashire Football Association. The club's colours are red shirts and red shorts.
The club were formed in 1931 and were originally known as Wren Rovers. They later amended the club name to Blackpool Rovers, before adopting their present name in 1998. They were founder members of the re-formed West Lancashire League in 1959, and subsequently played in the Lancashire Combination and the North West Counties League. They entered the FA Cup regularly between 1983–84 and 1990–91. Financial considerations necessitated that they dropped down the football pyramid, and they returned to the West Lancashire League.
Wrens enjoyed 3 successive promotions from Division 2 of the West Lancs League up to the Premier Division.
After relegation from the Premier Division in 2004, Mark Senior was brought in as manager to change the club's fortunes and with him he brought no less than 12 players from Lytham St. Annes F.C. Among them were Rick Lloyd, Tom Duerden, Alan Grieve, Ryan Bingham and skipper Lee Mairs. Promotion was gained at the first attempt. Senior departed in May 2008 after narrowly missing out on the Premier Division title.
The 2008–09 season saw Wrens enter a new era as former player David Worthington stepped up from reserve team management to take control as first team manager. Worthington formed a management team with assistant Mark Williams, also a former player, who in their first season in charge led Wrens to a 2nd place league finish, narrowly missing out on the championship by 2 points.
2009–10 again saw the duo of Worthington & Williams attempt to push the team to the championship which had eluded them narrowly in the previous two seasons.
The club operates a women's football club, Blackpool Wren Rovers L.F.C..
- North West Counties League Division Two
- Runners-up 1990–91
- Lancashire Combination
- Champions 1978–79, 1980–81
- Runners-up 1977–78
- West Lancashire League Premier Division
- Champions 2009–10, 2010–11
- Runners-up 2007–08, 2008–09
- West Lancashire League Division One
- Runners-up 2004–05
- West Lancashire League Division Two
- Champions 1998–99