The club was formed in 1931 as Wren Rovers and took their name from Wren Grove, a street around the corner from the Boars Head public house. The earliest recorded picture of the team is pictured left. When the club reformed after the second world war the club joined the Blackpool Amateur League
In 1959 the club were instrumental in reviving the defunct West Lancashire League winning the League in 1969/70 and the league and cup double the following season.
In 1971/72 the club were elected to the Lancashire Combination and after finishing runners up in the league and beaten finalists in the league cup in 1977/78 they went one better the following season and completed the double. They also won the League in season 1980/81.
With the amalgamation of the Lancashire Combination and the Cheshire League into the North West Counties League in 1982 the club were placed in the second division where they always managed to finish in the top half of the table and only lack of facilities denied them promotion to the first division.
In 1989 Wren Rovers also incorporated Boston Rovers into its setup which not only strengthened the committee, but also helped provide funds for the much needed gound improvements. During this period the club moved to the towns ex greyhound stadium at Borough Park in 1988 for 2 years while ground improvements were completed.
Promotion to the first division was finally gained in 1990/91 season, which saw them win their last 10 games of the season to finish runners up to Great Harwood Town.
In 1991 they celebrated opening the new clubhouse with a 2 - 0 win over Manchester City who at that time were managed by Peter Reid and was also the first game under the new floodlights. The town name of Blackpool was added to the clubs name to give it an area identity.
In 1998 the club reverted back to the West Lancashire League winning the second division title in their fist season. The first division title and Presidents Cup followed in 2000/01.
After struggling for a while Wrens have now established themselves as a team to be reckoned with in the Premier Division with consecutive runners up positions.
Currently the club runs a 1st team, Reserves (reformed in 2005) and Under 18s teams.
In recent years the 1st. team have won the West Lancashire League Division 2 title 1998/9 Division 1 title 2000/1 and Premier League title in 2009/10 and 2010/11 as well as 3 runners up slots. The team has also won the Lancashire Shield in 2009/10, Richardson Cup in 2011/12 and the Northern Counties Cup (as Lancashire FA) 2010/11.
The reserves have also won the Reserve Division 2 title twice in 2005/6 and 2012/13.
In the 1990's the club took on the towns ladies team who have enjoyed a lot of success over the years.
The following article, by Dave Furnivall, appeared in the souvenir programme printed for the Manchester City friendly played on 1st. October 1991.
Many of you who have supported or played for Wrens over the years will have your own opinions as to the best ever Wrens team and I am sure the subject could form the basis of a lively discussion over a few pints in the clubhouse on a cold winters evening. Call me biased, and I believe I have been called worse, but in my opinion the team of season 1970/71, which won the West Lancashire League Championship and the Lancashire Amateur Shield was head and shoulders above any before or since.
Keith Borrowdale (pictured), the ex Burnley and Morecambe professional, had been appointed manager in the summer of 1968 and, in his first season, had not only taken the team to a respectable league position, but had gained victory in the final of the Lancashire Amateur Shield for the first time in the clubs history.
More success followed during the 69/70 season. The team were unbeaten throughout the season, winning 20 games and drawing 14 and carrying off the West Lancashire League Championship.
Despite the success of the previous two years, the best was yet to come. Further improveents were made to the team during the close season. Brian Melling was signed from Fleetwood. Billy Underwood, who many would saywas the finest amateur player ever on the Fylde Coast, came from Layton Institute, and last but not least, Geoff Collier, later to be known in local soccer as the "prince of goalscorers" was signed from Norcross. Together with other young players already at the club such as Keith Robb, Mick Reece, Dave Drinkwater and John Caldwell, these players formed the basis of the team that was to dominate amateur soccer in Lancashire over the nest season.
The championship was retained, losing only one game and after a thrilling cup run, the Lancashire Amateur Shield was brought back to School Road. The only blot on the season came with defeat in the Richardson Cup Final in the 64th. game of the season. Over 130 goals had been scored, with less than 30 conceded and sevenm of the tem were chosen to play for the league representative side.
Modesty prevents me mentioning the leading goalscorer, but suffice to say that in scoring 38 goals the "prince" was runner up in the goalscorring charts for the first and last time in his career.
Even though those teenagers of 1971 are now probably applying for their bus passes and although the leags may have gone, the memories of that fantastic season will remain for years to come.
The 1st. October 1991 was a memorable eveming for the club as we entertained a Manchester City team in a friendly to christen the new floodlights and open the refurbished clubhouse.
The Manchester City team was managed by Peter Reid who was still a player and turned out in the night, Andy Dibble also played in goal for City on the night.
Phil 'Pip' Baron also made an appearance for the Wrens team.
Weatherwise the night in question could have been better, but was made even better with a 2 - 0 win for Wrens with goals from Phil Baron and Andy Lyons.
The teams as named in the programme can be seen on the attachment to this article, though this does not correspond the teams that actually played
The picture is reportedly the earlist team photo od Wren Rovers and was printed in the Machester City programme form 1st. October 1991.
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