Newbury F.C.

Newbury Football Club are a football club based in Newbury, Berkshire, England. They are currently members of the Thames Valley Premier League Premier Division and will play at Henwick Worthy Sports Ground from the 2019/20 season.

Newbury
Full nameNewbury Football Club
Nickname(s)The Town
Founded2002
GroundHenwick Worthy Sports Ground, Thatcham, Berkshire
CapacityUnknown
ChairmanKeith Moss
ManagerKarl Curtis
LeagueThames Valley Premier League Premier Division
2018–19Thames Valley Premier League Division One, 1st of 11 (promoted)

History

Newbury was originally formed in 2002 as the Saturday side for A.F.C. Newbury and entered into the Reading League Division 4, winning it in its debut season. In the next two years, the club had won successive promotions and this culminated in arriving in Division 1 of the Reading League.

With pretty much the same squad, the club then won the Division 1 title and was asked to compete in the Reading Senior league, jumping a division, and having led the league for most of the season, and going 17 games unbeaten, the club finished second in the league on the final day of the season, in game at Cookham Dean in which promotion was secured.

They joined the Hellenic Football League in 2008 and started in Division one east.[1] Newbury became champions of Division one east in the 2011–12 season and won promotion to the Premier Division.[2]

At the end of the 2014–15 season the club resigned from the Hellenic league for financial reasons and joined the Thames Valley Premier Football League.[3]

Newbury won the 2018/19 Thames Valley Premier League Division One, collecting a total of 53 points from 20 games.[4] Their final game of the season was a 7-2 home win against Eldon Celtic.

On 1 July 2019, Karl Curtis was announced as the new first team coach, taking over from Danny Langford who led the team to the Thames Valley Premier League Division One title and promotion in 2018/19.[5]

Newbury made a positive start to the 2019/20 season, winning their first five games in the Thames Valley Premier League.[6]

Ground

Newbury used to play their home games at Faraday Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2AD. The club played at Faraday Road from 1963 until 2016.[7]

As of the 2019/20 season, the club will play its home games at Henwick Worthy Sports Ground in Thatcham.[8]

Honours

Records

References

  1. Newbury at the Football Club History Database
  2. "Uhlsport Hellenic Football League | League Division One Honours | 11 May 2014". Hellenicleague.co.uk. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  3. "New boss Carl has to start from scratch - Sport - Newbury Weekly News". Newburytoday.co.uk. 2 July 2015. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  4. "Thames Valley Premier League Division One - NonLeagueMatters". www.nonleaguematters.co.uk. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  5. . Newbury FC Twitter https://twitter.com/NewburyTownFC/status/1145779317579878402?s=19. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. . Newbury FC Twitter https://twitter.com/NewburyTownFC/status/1180504550232469505?s=19. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. "More than 300 sign Newbury Football Club petition - News - Newbury Weekly News". Newburytoday.co.uk. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  8. "Council reveals next steps for London Road Industrial Estate regeneration". NewburyToday.co.uk. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  9. OLA Newbury at the Football Club History Database

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