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Defender is AFC Fylde’s first summer signing

Highly-regarded central defender Jordan Tunnicliffe has become AFC Fylde’s first signing of the summer.

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The captains of St Bede's and St George's both have a hand on the Harry Johnston Cup

Schools share cup after Blackpool FC showpiece

This year’s Harry Johnston Cup final at Bloomfield Road was contested by St George’s and St Bede’s and was a game to inspire any young footballer.

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AFC Fylde striker Danny Rowe

Coasters’ prize guy Rowe hails his team-mates

AFC Fylde striker Danny Rowe admits his season ‘couldn’t have gone any better’ after winning acclaim on a club and personal level.

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Dave Challinor and Matt Blinkhorn

Champagne toast to Blinkhorn’s sparkling strikes

Star striker Danny Rowe scored 50 goals for National North champions AFC Fylde, but two of the season’s most important goals came from the man who had to play second fiddle to the League’s Player of the Year.

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The Seasiders are back at Wembley Stadium

Your free £5 bet on Blackpool’s play-off final with Betsid

Blackpool FC are set to return to Wembley this Sunday in the League Two play-off final against Exeter City.

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James Hardy

Fylde’s Hardy ready to take game to next level with Danny

AFC Fylde’s young player of the year James Hardy is looking forward to carrying on his fruitful partnership with Danny Rowe in the top flight of English non-league football next season.

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Danny Rowe

Rowe dominates Fylde awards night

AFC Fylde striker Danny Rowe cleaned up at the club’s end-of-season awards evening.

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Blackhurst Budd celebrate Gledhill Cup final victory

Blackhurst Budd take their treble chance

Blackhurst Budd completed a Blackpool and Fylde Sunday Football Alliance treble with victory over Additions in the 50th Gledhill Cup final.

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Danny Rowe believes AFC Fylde can make their mark in 2017/18

Rowe backs Coasters to make their mark

AFC Fylde striker Danny Rowe believes his side can put pressure on the National League’s top clubs next season.

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The Foxhall title winners

Fylde coast youth football round-up

The Under-16 division title race went down to the final day in the Gold Bond Blackpool and District Youth Football League.

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Dom Turner scores one of his three goals for Kirkham

Blackpool and District Youth League match of the week: Lytham Maroons Under-13s v Kirkham Reds Under-13s

Kirkham Reds ended the season in style with a 7-0 win which saw them finish above rivals Lytham in the Blackpool and District Youth League’s Under-13 Silver Division.

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Challinor in his Tranmere days

Fylde boss Challinor’s mixed feelings over Rovers return

AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor admits watching his former club Tranmere Rovers suffer defeat in the National League play-off final left him with mixed emotions.

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Dave Challinor

Fylde boss gets to grips with ‘ruthless’ new world

Manager Dave Challinor is hoping to boost his squad by the end of the week as AFC Fylde prepare for their debut season in the top tier of English non-league football.

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Thornton Cleveleys Whites with the Under-13 Hogan Plate

Cup final fever at Fylde for the Blackpool Youth League

The Blackpool and District Youth League staged a thrilling day of showpiece action at AFC Fylde, where the three Hogan Cup finals and two Hogan Plate finals were staged. Here are reports on all five matches.

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Dave Challinor

Challinor ready for biggest step up with Fylde

Manager Dave Challinor insists AFC Fylde will not be making up the numbers in the National League next season and believes the club is more than ready for the challenge.

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Blackhurst Budd v Kingsfield in the Gledhill Cup Picture: IAN DAVIES

Fylde coast amateur football review: Wren Rovers’ cup triumph and Blackhurst Budd’s perfect league record

Blackpool Wren Rovers go into their final-day title shoot-out in the West Lancashire League buoyed by last night’s cup triumph.

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Richie Baker

Baker exit as Fylde ‘turnaround’ begins

Attacking midfielder Richie Baker has confirmed his departure from AFC Fylde as manager Dave Challinor gets to grips with the “nasty part” of his job – letting players go.

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David Haythornthwaite

Fylde on course to hit Football League target, says chairman

AFC Fylde chairman David Haythornthwaite believes his club is well on course to reach its target of a place in the Football League within five years.

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Conor Thompson scores for Millfield

Millfield overcome St Mary’s in cup for Fylde coast schools

The Blackpool Fylde and Wyre School Cup for Year 10 is under way and the first round encounter between St Mary’s and Millfield was the schools’ first meeting for many a year.

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St Annes Greens v Poulton

Blackpool Youth League match of the week: St Annes Greens Under-16s v Poulton Under-16s

The Blackpool and District Youth League Under-16 title race looks set to go to the wire and Poulton are very much in the hunt after this emphatic 8-2 victory over St Annes Greens at Blackpool Road North.

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