Winterton Iron supporters group was formed back in 2007 with its main aim to support Scunthorpe United F.C. We are an enthusiastic group who support local charities and raise in excess of £4000 each year. We also encourage children to support the Iron and sponsor them on a local basis whilst playing for their local team. We organise away travel by rail and coach and other events during the year. Our main fundraising is our “Bit of a Do” when we put on a fantastic night of entertainment at Winterton Rangers F.C. Life time Membership is only £10.00 so please come and join us. – UP THE WINTERTON IRON.


2023 Quiz sheets 

 Winterton Iron Annual Charity Quiz paper answers.

2023 Quiz answers

 There were three Joint Winners on the quiz, each scored 49/50, Nogger Norris, Bryan Robinson & Jim Balderson. The prize money was shared out equally. The quiz raised £325 for Lindsey Lodge Hospice & Healthcare in memory of Pete Cleary. Thanks to everyone who bought the question papers, Winterton Post Office for selling them, plus Dave Thomas, the compiler. 



What a fantastic end to the season with promotion to the Northern Premier East League and then to go and win the League Cup at the Eco - Power Stadium the home of Doncaster Rovers against Golcar. Congratulations to all the team, and Management. Not forgetting the supporters who have travelled many miles to watch their team.

Please come down to West Street and support the team this next season

A warm welcome awaits you see the link to Winterton Rangers Facebook page for updates and Fixtures




Raised £945 for the RNLI

Christine and Family would like to thank everyone for there support at this difficult time and for the overwhelming attendance at both the crematorium and the Bay Horse Winteringham afterwards. 




Charity fund raising for Lindsey Lodge Hospice & Healthcare 2022 has ended with a grand total of £4,190, of which £455 has already been presented by Steve Stubbins in lieu of his Local History Talks (via the Winterton Iron) Hence we will be presenting a cheque for £3,735 in the next week or so. Special thanks to Phil Moody for selling stuff on eBay and facebook once again.
There is a chance that we might support them in 2023 again, still to be decided. Could do with a few new ideas on fund raising.
Lindsey Lodge Cheque 2023
Cheque for £4,190 handed over to Lindsey Lodge Hospice & Healthcare


Thanks to Steve Stubbins - click this link

Bit of a do 2021 Photo Gallery

2023 Quiz sheets 

 Winterton Iron Annual Charity Quiz paper answers.


Brian Laws with Chairman Jim Balderson at Q & A with members at the George Hogg, Winterton.

Q & A with Brian Laws at the George Hogg

Brian and Martyn


Sponsored Boot Presentation

WI Presentation Boots 2022

Bethany Murr who plays for Dale Park Belles

receiving her boots from Chairman Jim Balderson


Presentation of Cheque

£5,900 raised throughout 2021

for "Community Macmillan Nursing Team North Lincolnshire"

 In Memory of Pete Cleary 

Cheque Presentation 2022 Macmillan

Cheque MacMillan


Cheque presented to Laura Gooderham (On behalf of Macmillan)

By Chairman Jim Balderson with Members of Winterton Iron.

Included was £720 went to Macmillan Cancer Support directly via Just Giving - largely from Archies sponsored walk). Many thanks to everyone who contributed in whatever way to enable us to reach that fanastic total of £5900.
  Throughout 2022 we are supporting the Lindsey Lodge Hospice in Scunthorpe. Joining fees for the Winterton Iron are £10 for adults ( Life Membership) and £5 for Under 17’s. This money goes to the charity.




 "BIT OF A DO" Photo Gallery

Bit of a do 2021 Photo Gallery




Great Tributes to a Great Man !

Pete Cleary

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Pete was a great bloke to know, with a wit second  to none. A favourite story was when he worked in Menswear at the Co-op on Scunny High Street he sold Kevin Keegan a dressing gown. When Kevin came to  our Winterton Iron evening in 2012 with him Pete asked him if he still had it ( 40+ years later) Our most memorable trip together was to Rome in 1977 by train to see the European Cup Final. We're on our way to Roma On the 25th of May
All the Kopites will be singing
Vatican bells they will be ringing
Liverpool boys will be drinking
When we win the European Cup
RIP Pete. Doug Parker. 

Was very sad to hear of the illness and subsequent loss of a dear friend who I lived near, grew up with at the Junior school, youth club, played football, cricket and tracking with, visited numerous venues both sporting and social. My first holiday abroad was with Pete,  together with eight other good friends. Always a dapper dresser, charmer and full of wit, he would choose someone likewise to chat the girls up at disco’s which ruled me out.  We both shared a mutual ambition to travel to Disney and California first going in 1979, but I will always remember a tourist boat trip around the Bay of San Francisco in 1981 when a large mouthy yank stood up and said” That bridge (Golden Gate ) is the largest single span one in the world”. A voice next me (Pete ) shouts “Excuse me mate, but we now have one bigger where we live “. Typical Pete and will miss him dearly. Thommo

"Great memories of going to the cricket with Pete, usually to watch his beloved Somerset."

I smuggled him into the pavilion at Trent Bridge so he could get a photo and autograph from his hero Marcus Trescothick. 
The icing on the cake was sharing his joy (alongside Twitch & Wak) as Somerset won the last ever 50 over cup final to be played at Lords, as recently as May 2019, 
His face and re-action when I made and presented him with a framed collage of his big day out will stick with me forever.
RIP old mate. Martyn Girdham 
"Memories of growing up"
It was with great sadness to hear the loss of Pete. 
I have known Pete all my life. As a child when visiting my grandparents at Green Hey Pete and his mum and dad would always make a fuss of me. 
When I reached drinking age I ventured down to Lions Head and had some great times with Pete and all the lads.
My first holiday abroad was with the lion crew, Pete being one of them. Watching him at work in the discos was a good learning curve. 
I enjoyed many football trips around the country with Pete, not always an enjoyable result but always a good day out especially the England trips of the 70s and early 80s
A great guy who's wit and friendship will be sadly missed by many. Stephen Redhead

Pete, like most people had his periods of reserved nature (his ‘usual’), and again like most of us, a snatches of revelation when he let emotion and elation get the better of
him. Two memories of the latter were both at cricket matches. The first was where his beloved Somerset county cricket team beat Yorkshire in Yorkshire, and at the end of
play he couldn’t help but stand up within the mainly Yorkshire crowd and thrust his arm in the air in triumph. It was a good job it wasn’t a Yorkshire football crowd. We
left unmolested. The second was at Lord’s where Somerset had got through to the 2019 Royal London 50-over final against Hampshire. Somerset won, and we stayed
for the presentation because it was evident this was probably Pete’s most treasured day ever as a cricket fan. The presentation was in front of the Somerset fans and I’ll
always remember seeing Pete’s face lit up and fists clenched as his heroes received and paraded the trophy in front of us. Fond times Pete. Keith Parker


 Chairman Jim Balderson presents £25 each for training Kit

4 lads from Winterton Receive £25 each toward cost of Training Kit 

Left to right:- Dan Williams, Will Pitt, Jim Balderson(Chairman), Chris Ogg, Adam Claypole

All were at Winterton Academy last year and also played for Winterton Rangers in the Jack Kalson Under 16 League.
They are all now studying at Glanford Park for A level qualifications alongside training/playing football in midweek
against other professional clubs from the North & Midlands, representing Scunthorpe United in the process.