Until the late 19th century, men worked six full days a week, but a reduction in working hours freed up Saturday afternoons and this was the catalyst that drove the development of organised sport. Wolverton was not immune to this trend and the first years of the fledgling football club are fascinating. Early Wolverton teams played the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and there was an effort at the beginning of the 20th century to establish a professional club. Some remarkable local talent emerged in these years, and these young men were recruited to play for well-known professional clubs.
By 1914, the club was well established and had a good home ground at Wolverton Park. Gerry Howe details the progress of the club from its infancy to 1914 when the club enjoyed regular high attendance,