Weatherfield County FC is the local football team in Weatherfield that was formed in 1887. Their home ground is called "The King's Robes Arena" after the clothing company of the same name who entered into a sponsorship deal.
Their first manager, Harry Belmont, used the unusual tactic of throwing projectiles at his players to make them run faster. The club played throughout World War I when the footballers came in for public criticism for avoiding military service, though many were also gainfully employed on the canals of Weatherfield.
David Barlow signed for the club as an amateur player in March 1961. He scored on his début and was selected for the first team six weeks later. David left the club in June when a Second Division London club signed him for £1,000.
In 1971, Dave Smith served on the club's board of directors, but did not have a controlling share. Both Irma Barlow and Bet Lynch had affairs with player Eddie Duncan and their partying affected Eddie's playing, much to the displeasure of the menfolk of the Coronation Street.
Their current sponsors are the Weatherfield Gazette.
Players and staff
- Bury FC's Gigg Lane Stadium is used as the filming location for Weatherfield County's Kings Robes Arena.