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

Programme from Penrith’s epic 1st round win against Chester


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
Runners-up 1961–62
Northern League Division Two
Champions 2002–03
North West Counties League Premier Division
Runners-up 1983–84

Best Cup Runs

FA Cup
Second Round 1981–82
FA Trophy
First Round 1980–81, 1982–83
FA Vase
Third Round 1991–92, 1993–94, 2008–09, 2009–10

Penrith AFC Club Details

Frenchfield Park
CA11 8UA

Phone: 01768 895990

Link to Website

Social Media

Penrith AFC on Facebook


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.


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