Launched September 1967 by the then manager of Stockport County, Jimmy Meadows, Juno was formed as an Under 11 side belonging to the Juno Boys Club, run by St Andrews Church, Cheadle Hulme.
The first game Bridge Hall won 3-2 , although during the first couple of seasons, the only games available were friendlies organised by themselves.
In ’69 the club was about to be disbanded, but was taken over by Derek Johnson and formed as an independent football club, called Juno United FC.
In ’70 Juno joined seven other clubs in forming the Hazel Grove League, and also ran a 6-a-side competition for a number of years.
This season fielded 11 teams, from the Colts (avg age 9) and age groups from 10 up to 17, plus 2 open age teams
Key Club principles:
- technical skill
- pleasure & enjoyment
- respectful behaviour
Over the next 10 years, the club grew steadily and by ‘81/82 had 10 teams playing from under 10s to Under 21s.
Throughout this period, Juno played in a variety of leagues:
- Hazel Grove
- Stockport Junior
- East Cheshire
- Reddish & District
- Manchester & District
- 1991 – Under 15s beat Cloughton Villa 2-0 to win the final of the Cheshire County FA Cup
- 1994 – Open age 1 st Team won the prestigious Stockport Cup & Stockport & Cheadle League Premier
- 1999 – Open Age team joined Stockport & District League and became the only Club in the Leagues
- 50 years to win 4 divisional league titles in a row!
- 2008 – Under 17s wonf First Division
Juno ‘Old Boys’:
- Danny Pugh, Ipswich Town (signed for Stoke City for £500k in Jan 2008)
- Alex Bruce, recently of Hull City (premier league debut at Anfield, whist at Birmingham City)
- Kasper Schmeichel even played a couple of games for Juno