A.F.C. Hayes

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AFC Hayes
Official crest
Full name Association Football Club Hayes
Nickname(s) The Brook
Founded 1974 (as Brook House)
Ground Farm Park, Hayes51°32′05.09″N 0°24′52.95″W / 51.5347472°N 0.4147083°W / 51.5347472; -0.4147083Coordinates: 51°32′05.09″N 0°24′52.95″W / 51.5347472°N 0.4147083°W / 51.5347472; -0.4147083
Ground Capacity 1,500
Chairman Barry Stone
Manager Ian Crane
League Southern League Division One Central
2013–14 Southern League Division One Central, 18th

A.F.C. Hayes is a non-league English football club based in Hayes, Greater London, and founded in 1974. The club was known until 2007 as Brook House F.C. and currently plays in the Southern Football League Division One Central. Their current manager is Ian Crane, who replaced Danny Vincent on his resignation in June 2012.[1]

History[edit]

Brook House was formed in 1974 as a pub team for the pub of the same name and first played in the Hayes and District Sunday League Division 7.[2] In 1982, another local team, Grange FC, relocated to Brook House's recently acquired Park Farm ground and were reborn as the Brook House FC Saturday team, playing in the South West Middlesex League.

By 1984 the first team became founder members of the Middlesex County Football League where they remained until 1988, when they joined the London Spartan League, stepping up to its Premier Division the following year. In 1992 floodlights were erected at Park Farm for the first time and officially opened with a friendly against Chelsea, for whom former Brook House player Neil Shipperley scored a hat-trick in a 5–1 win. Shipperley's father Dave had also managed Brook during the 1990s.

In 2004 the club were promoted to the Isthmian League Division Two, where they achieved two third-place finishes before league restructuring saw them moved into the Southern League in 2006. In 2007 the club changed its name to A.F.C. Hayes, at the same time that a better known Hayes club was disbanded upon a merger with Yeading to create Hayes & Yeading United.

Season record[edit]

Season League FA Cup
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos
1988–89 Spartan League Division One 30 15 8 7 58 31 53 6th
1989–90 Spartan League Premier Division 36 10 8 18 47 72 38 11th
1990–91 Spartan League Premier Division 36 12 8 16 52 60 44 12th
1991–92 Spartan League Premier Division 36 21 6 9 68 51 69 4th
1992–93 Spartan League Premier Division 42 14 6 22 72 99 48 14th Preliminary Round
1993–94 Spartan League Premier Division 36 16 3 17 64 68 51 9th First Qualifying
1994–95 Spartan League Premier Division 30 13 5 12 69 52 44 7th First Qualifying
1995–96 Spartan League Premier Division 30 10 8 12 29 37 38 9th First Qualifying
1996–97 Spartan League Premier Division 30 9 5 16 31 55 32 13th
1997–98 Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division South 28 18 6 4 66 27 60 1st
1998–99 Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division 44 24 11 9 74 42 83 5th First Qualifying
1999–2000 Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division 40 27 6 7 102 33 89* 2nd First Qualifying
2000–01 Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division 36 22 6 8 64 36 72 4th First Qualifying
2001–02 Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division 38 19 7 12 89 63 64 6th First Qualifying
2002–03 Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division 36 10 9 17 36 67 36** 17th Preliminary Round
2003–04 Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division 36 26 2 8 82 35 80 2nd Preliminary Round
2004–05 Isthmian League Division Two 30 20 4 6 65 25 64 3rd First Qualifying
2005–06 Isthmian League Division Two 30 17 7 6 63 33 58 3rd Second Qualifying
2006–07 Southern Football League Division One South & West 42 14 6 22 71 92 48 18th Preliminary Round
2007–08 Southern Football League Division One South & West 42 17 4 21 75 99 55 14th Preliminary Round
2008–09 Southern Football League Division One South & West 42 18 7 17 80 92 64 9th Preliminary Round
2009–10 Southern Football League Division One South & West 42 7 4 31 55 105 25 21st*** Preliminary Round
2010–11 Southern Football League Division One Central 42 11 6 25 54 96 39 19th Preliminary Round
2011–12 Southern Football League Division One Central 42 14 16 12 58 59 58 10th First Qualifying
2012–13 Southern Football League Division One Central 42 13 8 21 74 81 47 15th Preliminary Round
2013–14 Southern Football League Division One Central 42 12 8 22 51 74 44 18th Preliminary Round

* Two points awarded
** Three points deducted
*** Reprieved from relegation

Ground[edit]

A.F.C. Hayes play their home games at Farm Park, Kingshill Avenue, Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 8DD.

Honours[edit]

  • Spartan South Midlands League:[3]
    • Runners-up: 1999–2000, 2003–04
  • Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division South :[3]
    • Winners: 1997–98

Records[edit]

  • Best league performance:[3] 3rd in Isthmian League Division 2, 2004–05 and 2005–06
  • Best FA Cup performance:[3] Second qualifying round, 2005–06
  • Best FA Trophy performance:[3][4] First qualifying round, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2011–12
  • Best FA Vase performance:[3] Fifth round, 2004–05

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stone, Barry (2012-06-13). "AFC Hayes appoint new manager for season 2012/2013 – AFC Hayes". Pitchero.com. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  2. ^ "History – AFC Hayes". Pitchero.com. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f FCHD Football Club History Database – Brookhouse
  4. ^ FCHD Football Club History Database – AFC Hayes

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