Crewe United Football Club was formed in 1963, starting out playing in a parks pitch at Woodvale
Park in Belfast. Within a short space of time the club acquired its own ground near the village of
Glenavy, and a few miles outside the City of Lisburn. Over the years Crewe worked its way up the
football structures from junior football and currently play in Northern Ireland’s Mid Ulster Intermediate
League, the top Division of Intermediate football.
Like any other club Crewe has had success and failure on the pitch, but there is something that sets
our club apart. We aim to bring all sides of the community together through the medium of football.
Crewe has sought to develop understanding and respect and to be tolerant of differences, whilst
acknowledging common characteristics and interests. Throughout the troubled history of Northern
Ireland Crewe have been a leading light in showing that football can bring a commonality and shared
interest that no other medium, and very few other clubs could provide.
The club also participates in fund raising events throughout the year. Tens of thousands of pounds
have been raised by the club over the past forty years and testament to this effort, several major
football stars have graced the Crewe pitch to help the causes championed by our club. Crewe have
brought the heroes of young and old alike to Glenavy. George Best, Denis Law, Jock Stein, Alan
Kennedy, Jan Molby, Neil Webb and Mark Chamberlain and many more have been brought to the
club for charity football matches to support good causes. This has helped to feed the local community
with an interest and desire to play football, and follow in the footsteps of the icons they can see on
their doorstep as a result of our club’s efforts.
Crewe have also played host to many English League clubs in the name of charity. Brentford, Luton
Town and Norwich City have obliged in the past to generate an unparalleled interest in football in the
locality and indeed province wide. As the club has expanded it has been selfless in trying to cultivate
a wider interest in the game locally as well as supporting good causes. Crewe has had a reputation of
building bridges in the community and this is integral to the fabric and ethos of the club.
We strive for excellence both on and off the pitch. We have two senior men’s team, a senior Ladies
team and five youth teams which have been formed in recent year. Though hard work and dedication
of our people we provide young and old a fantastic venue to come and play, enjoy and experience
what football, and our club, has to offer. We would welcome anyone to come and join our Crewe
Our philosophy is based on loyalty and personal commitment. This is a philosophy that will always