Michael Powell Hall of Fame Inductee

The former Preston North End schoolboy switched to his home town team as a teenager
and became the first player from the Sandgrounders’ PASE (Academy) set-up to sign a full-
time contract, making his debut for the senior side at the end of 2003. After promotion from
the Conference North in 2005 Powell established himself as a key part of the Southport side
in the Conference National, and four years after Michael was handed his senior debut by
Liam Watson, at just 22-year old he was appointed vice captain.
A versatile player who could play anywhere across the back-line as well as in central
midfield he made over 250 appearances spanning eight seasons, collecting two Conference
North title winning medals along the way. After leaving Southport he joined Chester in
March 2011, helping the Cheshire club to back-to-back promotions before joining Witton
Albion and later Stalybridge Celtic.
As part of Liam Watson’s all time Southport XI it will be of no surprise that Michael Powell is
now also a worthy inductee into the Southport FC Hall of Fame.

Michael Powell presented with his induction trophy by Noel Warham