About Us / History

About us

At BJFF we pride ourselves on our mission statement of "Winning isn't our only goal" and that is at the centre of every thing we set out to achieve. We are a community amateur sports club (CASC) providing football of over 600 youths aged as 3-18 which is fully non-profitable.

We currently have 50 teams aged u7s - u18 registered for the coming football season, in addition to this we have our development squad, Wildcats  and football for all, catering from children from 3 - 12 years of age.

In 2010, we were awarded the FA Charter Standard Community Club of the Year Award for the County of Lancashire, an outstanding achievement considering the thousands of Clubs operating in the Lancashire region. We were also awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award at the Heroes in the Community awards night.

As a Club, we are determined to improve our facilities, and provide football and social opportunities for all of our players, and members, regardless of ability level.

Our Club motto is “Winning Is Not Our Only Goal”, and whilst winning is certainly a goal, especially as our children play in the older age groups, it is NOT our only goal. We will always strive to ensure that these words hold as true today as they were over 50 years ago.

History of BJFF

For those not aware of our illustrious past, Alf Shelto and other managers called a meeting in 1969 with Bispham Boys, Bispham Rebels, Bispham Juniors and Bispham Colts, to discuss the financing of their teams. The outcome was a merger between the 4 Clubs, and Bispham Junior Football Federation (BJFF) was formed.


The newly formed club took to the field for the first time in the 1969-1970 playing season. From the outset BJFF established itself as one of the Fylde’s top junior clubs, winning every honour in junior football on the way.


Over the years, BJFF has nurtured the talents of players such as Mark Lawrenson, Steve Thompson, George Berry, Andy Lyons, Royston Taylor and more recently Ciaran Donnelly, plus thousands of players who still play competitive football at various levels of the football pyramid.


Having taken to the field in 1969-1970, the BJFF committee of the time then set about the task of providing a Club headquarters. In 1973 this dream was achieved. The BJFF clubhouse was officially opened on Friday 9th November 1973 with Sir Bobby Charlton doing the honours.


The new headquarters and sports hall was achieved with the help of past and present fundraisers, club members and a significant donation from the lottery in 1995.


The club has moved forward to become one of the leading Fylde and Lancashire football clubs. We are proud to have become the first Club on the Fylde coast to achieve FA Charter Standard status, and subsequently FA Charter Standard Community Club status, the highest accreditation a club can achieve.