Newent Town F.C.

Newent Town F.C. are a football club based in Newent, in Gloucestershire, England. They were established in 1920.[1] Affiliated to the Gloucestershire County Football Association, they are currently members of the Hellenic League Division One West.[2] The clubs nickname is the Daffs.[2]

Newent Town
Full nameNewent Town Football Club
Nickname(s)The Daffs
Founded1920
GroundWildsmith Meadow, Newent
ChairmanDennis Stringer
ManagerBen Stringer & Martin Elton
LeagueHellenic League Division One West
2018–19Hellenic League Division One West, 9th of 12

History

The club was founded in 1920. In the 1972-73 season the club won Division two of the Gloucestershire Northern Senior League.[3] The 1979-80 season saw the club leave the Gloucestershire Northern Senior league and become a founding member of the Gloucestershire County League.[4] The club remained in the Gloucestershire county league until 1986, and re-joined the Gloucestershire Northern Senior League in 1989.[4][5]

In the 2017-18 season the club entered a team in Division Two West of the Hellenic Football League in addition to having a first team in the Gloucestershire Northern Senior league.[6] However the club was expelled from the Gloucestershire Northern Senior League as a result of entering a team in the Hellenic league, as it was accused of not fielding its strongest team in the Northern League when fixtures clashed.[7] The club in its debut season won the Division Two West title and so gained promotion to Division One West for the 2018-19 season.

Ground

Newent Town play their games at Wildsmith Meadow, Malswick, Newent, Gloucestershire, GL18 1HE. The ground has one stand with terraced seating.[4]

Honours

League Honours

  • Hellenic Division Two West:[8]
    • Winners: 2017-18
  • Gloucestershire Northern Senior League Division Two:[3]
    • Winners: 1972-73
  • North Glos Premier League:
    • Winners: 2012-13

Cup Honours

  • Reg Davis Trophy:[1][9]
    • Winners (2): 2015, 2016
  • FA Vase best performance:[10] 2nd Qualifying Round 2019–2020

References

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