WELCOME TO HESKETH BANK AFC
Where is the club based?
We are based in the village of Hesketh Bank which is between Preston and Southport and are one of only two club's in the West Lancashire League who are actually in West Lancashire. We are one of the longest serving members of the league joining in 1987/88 season. We were formed in 1922. Our ground details are as follows:
Ground: Centenary Sports Ground
Station Road, Hesketh Bank, PR4 6SR
Chairman & General Secretary
How can I find you?
From Preston: Head out of Preston and drive down the route A59 towards Southport. Just over the bank bridge in Tarleton turn onto Coe Lane from the traffic lights and drive up to Church Road. On the right hand side, turn onto Hesketh Lane where sign says 'Hesketh Bank 2 Miles' and drive up to Station Road, over the bridge, past the church the ground will be on your right hand side.
From Southport: Head out of Southport and at the end of route A565 take the second exit on the roundabout onto Banks Road and rive through the village of Banks before coming out onto Marsh Road which leads to Shore Road at Hundred End Lane. Follow Shore Road right to the end before turning right onto Station Road. Continue down Station Road approx. 0,8 miles. Ground will be on your left.
Train Travel is NOT available as there is no train station in Hesketh Bank with the nearest one being Southport.
Bus travel is available on Saturday with the 2 from Preston Bus Station at 13:58 to Station Road arriving at 14:41 and then 0.5 miles walk to the ground. (Please note that number 2 bus that goes straight to Southport turns onto Chapel Road just a few yards away from the ground).
The number 2 makes a journey from Hesketh Bank down Chapel Road to Preston Bus Station at 17:41.
Please check the latest service timetable at
What will it cost to attend a game?
FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL.
Do you produce a Match Day Programme?
Yes we produce a programme for every 1st team home game and are one of only 5 teams that actually produce a match programme in the Premier Division of the West Lancashire Football League. Our programme consist of 24 pages and gives you the latest club information you may need. We do not charge for a programme but ask for a donation and have back copies on request.
Where in the ground can I go?
There are 4 standing areas in the ground and supporters can access all parts of the ground. On the side opposite the dug outs there is a covered stand which is open to both sets of supporters. There is no segregation.
Are there refreshments available?
There is a fully licenced Sports Bar (three TVs) adjacent to the pitch and is available for home and away supporters which opens approximately 120 minutes before kick off and which is available throughout and after the match where both players and supporters go to for after game refreshments.
A selection of club merchandise is available from the club shop via the internet. Please see 'Club Shop' section for more details.
There are 2 onsite car parks at Station Road one on the left as you enter the ground and one behind the furthest goal next to the Bowling Club and both are available to both sets of supporters on match day with no costs. We politely ask not to park on the streets surrounding the ground to respect local residents.
1. CENTENARY SPORTS GROUND (C.S.G)
The Centenary Sports Ground is owned by Hesketh-with-Becconsall Parish Council. Hesketh Bank Association Football Club, Hesketh Bank Cricket Club and Hesketh Bowling Club all have long term leases, operating as private membership clubs responsible for their own areas.
The Centenary Sports Ground commonly known as the CSG has been the club's main ground since 1922 currently hosting 1st team and reserve team fixtures in the West Lancashire Football League.
Adjacent to the pitch are the 3G All Weather Football Pitches built in 2009 which is privately owned but rented to the club who manage and operate the facility.
The changing rooms are situated on the Cricket Field to the rear of the complex.
The full address is:
Centenary Sports Ground
2. SHORE ROAD
The Shore Road ground is situated behind All Saints Primary School and is owned by Hesketh-with-Becconsall Parish Council who gave the club permission to use the facilty in 1972 as long as the club maintains the pitch.
It is used by the Junior Section who play in the Central Lancashire Junior Football League and the pitch is marked out to accommodate 9 v 9 and 11 v 11 games.
The newly built changing rooms are by the car park on Shore Road adjacent to the school.
The full address is:
The Recreation Ground
3. GUIDE ROAD MINI-SOCCER PITCH
Guide Road mini soccer pitch is based at Faringtons Farm down Guide Road, Hesketh Bank. It stages all home games for the junior ages of under 9's and 10's and has done so since 2009 with Ernie's field being the previous stage for juniors.