Airbus UK Broughton

In order to help put the club on the map more, the new 07/08 season sees a new name for the Wingmakers. Staff at the club have decided to add Broughton the to the previous Airbus UK F.C. name, after the village where the club and factory reside. Airbus UK Broughton was formed in 1946 and has played under various guises with the factory - Airbus U.K. F.C., Vickers-Armstrong, de Havilands, Hawker Siddeley, British Aerospace and Bae Systems.

Early years were spent in both the Chester & District League and the Wrexham area. They cantered into the Welsh National League (Wrexham area) Division Two title during the 1991-92 season and won it by a clear 19 points from Gresford Reserves. In that season they won 28 of their 34 matches and scored a remarkable 130 goals, an average of almost four goals a game. They also reached the NEWFA cup final losing narrowly to Gresford.

They then spent four seasons in Division One, the first two seasons they finished sixth while in third season they finished two places better in fourth. Season 1995/96 however saw a further promotion.

They could only finish runners up to Wrexham Colts at the end of the campaign, but it was enough to see them move into the Premier Division of the Welsh National League along with the Colts.

Once again they spent four seasons in the division, the first two saw steady consolidation in finishing 7th and 6th. The 1998/99 season saw them push hard for the title but they could only finish runners up a mere two points behind eventual champions Corwen.

The following season they went one better and won the title with 21 victories from 30 matches. They ran out champions by four points ahead of Ruthin Town and Penycae. This meant promotion once again, this time into the Cymru Alliance League for the first time in their history. To coincide with the promotion the club changed its name from British Aerospace to Airbus UK.

Their first season in the Cymru Alliance was something of a struggle, but they eventually finished the season a creditable 11th place with 10 wins and 14 defeats in their foot and mouth-disrupted season. As was the pattern with the club after previous promotions, the following seasons saw a steady improvement and the club finished in eighth and fifth spots and also reached another NEWFA cup final , losing on penalties to Buckley Town.

They ran away with the league in 2003/4.The 19 point winning margin and record of only 1 defeat earned promotion to the top flight of Welsh domestic football. In 12 years the club had progressed threw the pyramid system.

The Wingmakers, as they are known, have carried out steady improvements to their ground sited just inside the massive Airbus Works in Broughton. A new stand has been built, with new changing rooms just behind. The pitch has been enclosed to meet Welsh Premier ground criteria and the club has installing special retractable floodlights, to enable them to be raised and lowered for games, as the pitch is adjacent to an active runway. Conwy Utds. Ground “ Y Morfa “ was accepted as a temporary home whilst work was completed at Broughton.

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