Penrith AFC or “The Bonny Blues” as they are nicknamed are one of the counties oldest being able to trace their origins back to 1894! They originally played their home games pretty much in the middle of the town at Southend Road, however when that was designated for redevelopment they had to move.
They can now be found on the outskirts of the town at the Frenchfields Stadium which is rather picturesque if a little harder to get to.
Penrith AFC In The Cup
Their main claim to fame was their epic FA Cup Run in 1981-82 when they reached the 2nd round thanks to a 1-0 win over Chester. Quite an achievement for a team whose season started in the 1st Qualifying Round!
Penrith AFC More Recently
They currently (2021) play in the Northern League Division One which is tier 9 on the FA pyramid and their opponents are nearly all based in the North East.
List of League Honours
Northern League Division One
Northern League Division Two
North West Counties League Premier Division
Best Cup Runs
Second Round 1981–82
First Round 1980–81, 1982–83
Third Round 1991–92, 1993–94, 2008–09, 2009–10
Penrith AFC Club Details
Phone: 01768 895990
So there you have it our quick guide to Penrith AFC. If you want to see what else Cumbria has to offer you can get back to the Your Cumbria home page here.