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Two English clubs come together to launch first edition of ‘The Reborn Cup’

Two English clubs Bury and Macclesfield come together to launch what will be the first edition of ‘The Reborn Cup’ later this summer.

They will face off against each other at the Silkmen’s stadium on Saturday the 15th of July, celebrating their revival.

A big crowd is expected for this one, with the idea widely praised on social media. Find out more on this via the statement below…


Bury Football Club are delighted to announce an exciting annual football game that celebrates the rebirth of both Macclesfield FC and Bury FC! This eagerly anticipated event brings together two historic clubs, each with their own rich heritage and passionate fanbase.

The Reborn Cup marks a significant moment in the revival of both clubs, symbolizing their resurgence after facing challenges in recent years. It represents a celebration of their enduring spirit and determination to reclaim their places in the footballing world.

With the first edition set to kick off this Saturday (15th July), football enthusiasts eagerly await the clash between Macclesfield FC and Bury FC. The atmosphere will be electric as fans fill the stands, adorned in their teamโ€™s colours, ready to witness an epic showdown on the pitch.

Football Board Chairman, Marcel De Matas said: โ€œBoth Macc and Bury have been through similar experiences, and have risen from the ashes to create vibrant, growing clubs.

โ€œWe hope that the Reborn Cup will become an annual event, which allows to us to celebrate clubs at the heart of our communities and show that there is an appetite for attractive, exciting football in towns like ours.โ€

Macclesfield FC Owner, Robbie Savage added: โ€œIโ€™m delighted to announce that Macclesfield FC and Bury FC will take part in the Reborn Cup on an annual basis.

โ€œGiven what both sets of fans and communities have been through, having this game will poignantly enable them to celebrate our much-loved Football Clubs.โ€

The Reborn Cup promises to be a thrilling spectacle, capturing the attention of fans and media alike.

Beyond the game itself, the Reborn Cup serves as a reminder of the resilience and unity displayed by both Macclesfield FC and Bury FC in overcoming adversity. It stands as a testament to the unwavering support of their loyal fans, who have stood by their clubs through thick and thin.

As the annual tradition unfolds, the Reborn Cup will undoubtedly become an emblematic event, forever etching its place in the football calendar. It is a testament to the enduring spirit of the beautiful game and the unwavering loyalty of fans who fuel its passion.

Bury play in the Premier Division of the North West Counties League, the ninth tier of the English football pyramid, in the 2023โ€“2024 season.

This followed FA approval in June 2023 of a merger with phoenix club Bury AFC.

Prior to expulsion from the English Football League, Bury FC had last played in EFL League Two, the fourth tier of English football, in the 2018โ€“19 season.

The team are known as “The Shakers”, and play at Gigg Lane, one of the world’s oldest football grounds, and has been the club’s home venue since 1885.

Macclesfield is a phoenix club of the former Macclesfield Town, founded in 1874, which was wound-up after a High Court ruling on 16 September 2020.

The club began their first competitive season in the North West Counties Premier Division, the fifth step of the National League system, in August 2021, winning promotion to the Northern Premier League Division One West.


2020โ€“21: North West Counties Division One North – G7, W5, D1, L1, 22GF, 11GA, 16GD – Covid pandemic

2021โ€“22: North West Counties Division One North – G36, W27, D8, L1, 92 GF, 32 GA, 89 GD, 1st

2022โ€“23: North West Counties Premier Division – G42, W25, D8, L9, 74 GF, 42 GA, 83 GD, 4th


2021โ€“22: NWCFL Premier Division – G40, W29, D7, L4, 94 GF, 38 GA, 94 GD, 1st place, 3,390 average attendance

2022โ€“23: NPL Division One West – G38, W28, D6, L4, 95 GF, 27 GA, 90 GD, 1st place, 3,644 average attendance

This is what social media users are saying as Two English clubs come together to launch the first edition of ‘The Reborn Cup’…

@BradleyS__: Annual. I like that. Take turns hosting it?

@FootiePrint: Great idea! Hope it’s a great game!

@UpTheSilkmen: ๐Ÿ˜ love this idea!

@GarryWhite784: Brilliant idea ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

@AP1998_: Please please please segregated seated/standing ๐Ÿคž

@Clarkeyy106: Cracking idea for next year, a 4 team cup/mini league for this cup. Have it at alternative stadiums every year.
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@dontmswithme: Excellent idea. When we were in that uncertain week or so and all gathering at GL some Macc fans came down and just stood with us in support. Proper solidarity across the football family.

David Westbury: Brilliant! Fantastic addition to the football calendar. We will never forget

Antony William Popadiฤ‡: Silky โญ๏ธโญ๏ธ est1885

Gareth Lloyd-Johnson: Nice idea ๐Ÿ‘

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