35 Skinners Lane Trafford Park, Wroxham NR12 8SJ
Trafford Park is the home ground for non-league, semi-professional football team, Wroxham FC. Located northeast of Norwich, and in no way affiliated with the city’s far more famous team, Wroxham FC plays in the Eastern Countries League Premier Division.
In the 1950s, the team lost 24-0 in a match in the East Anglican League. This loss pretty much sealed their fate for the rest of time. However, in recent years, the team has seen success in minor tournaments and leagues.
In the 199os, Wroxham FC were Division Champions for almost 10 years running. They have also won a number of Norfolk Senior Cup titles.
The team has also been blessed with a number of players who went on to represent England and Scotland at the national level.
Since the club was formed, Wroxham FC have played at several venues. Around the time of World War II, Wroxham moved to their current ground, Trafford Park. Trafford Park is located in a field close to the railway line in Skinners Lane.
The club took with them an old timber pavilion that was erected and used as a primitive clubhouse. Fifteen years later this was replaced by pre-fabricated buildings. These lasted until 1994 until they were removed to make way for a new permanent clubhouse that was opened in 1994.
The current main stand, the Les King Stand, was built in 1990. The capacity at Trafford Park is 2,000 but the record attendance to date is 1,262 for the FA Vase semi-final against Whitehawk in 2010.
If you are visiting Wroxham Football Club to support your local team, you will find it very much like any other local clubs. The stand might not be stellar, but it doesn’t need to be because the entertainment is on the field and the locals are all very friendly.