Holyport F.C.

Holyport Football Club is a football club based in Holyport, near Maidenhead, England. They are currently members of the Hellenic League Division One East and play at Summerleaze Village in Maidenhead.

Holyport
Full nameHolyport Football Club
Nickname(s)The Villagers, The Port
Founded1934
GroundSummerleaze Village, Maidenhead
ChairmanTony Andrews
ManagerBarry Rake & Dan Wake
LeagueHellenic League Division One East
2018–19Hellenic League Division One East, 4th of 13

History

The club was founded in 1934, but disbanded during World War II.[1] After being reformed in 1956 they joined the Maidenhead & District League.[2] The club later transferred to the Hayes & Giles League. They were Premier Division champions in 1998–99 and again the following season. After winning the league for a third time in 2001–02,[3] they moved up to Division One East of the Hellenic League. In 2010–11 the club were Division One East Champions, earning promotion to the Premier Division.[4] The season also saw them win the league's Floodlight Cup and Challenge Cup.[2]

Despite not finishing in the relegation zone, Holyport were voluntarily demoted to Division One East at the end of the 2014–15 season after their manager left and they were unable to find a replacement.[5]

Ground

After being reformed in 1956, the club played at Windsor Road in nearby Bray.[2] The club moved to Braywick Park in 1998,[1] before relocating to their current ground, Summerleaze Village, in Maidenhead, in 2005.[2] Floodlights were installed during the 2007–08 season, and three stands later erected.[2]

Honours

  • Hellenic League
    • Division One East champions 2010–11
    • Floodlit Cup winners 2010–11
    • Challenge Cup winners 2010–11
  • Hayes & Giles League
    • Premier Division champions 1998–99, 1999–00, 2001–02
  • Ascot & Fielding Cup
    • Winners 1999–2000[3]
  • Norfolkian Senior Cup
    • Winners 1999–2000[3]

Club records

  • Best FA Cup performance: Extra preliminary round, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16[4]
  • Best FA Vase best performance: Second round, 2010–11[4]
  • Record attendance: 218 vs Eton Wick, 2006[6]
  • Most appearances: Sam Jones, 216[6]
  • Most goals: Jamie Handscomb, 78 in 138 games[7]
  • Biggest win: 13–0 vs Prestwood, 12 September 2009[7]
  • Heaviest defeat: 8–0 vs Finchampstead 29 November 2003: 8–0 vs Rayners Lane 4 September 2004; 8–0 vs Kintbury Rangers, 9 April 2005; 8–0 vs Tunbridge Wells, 13 November 2012[7]

References

  1. Holyport Pyramid Passion
  2. Club History (1920s to present) Holyport F.C.
  3. Honours Holyport F.C.
  4. Holyport at the Football Club History Database
  5. Holyport take voluntary relegation and announce Rake as new manager Windsor Express, 13 June 2015
  6. Mike Williams & Tony Williams (2016) Non-League Club Directory 2017, Tony Williams Publications, p427 ISBN 978-1869833695
  7. Records Holyport F.C.

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