Bedfont Town F.C.

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Bedfont Town
Bedfont Town F.C. logo.png
Full name Bedfont Town Football Club
Nickname(s) The Peacocks
Founded 1965 (as Bedfont Green)
Ground Ashford Recreation Ground
Ground Capacity 100
Chairman Doug White
Manager Tony Hadley
League Surrey County Intermediate League (Western) Premier Division
2012–13 Surrey County Intermediate League (Western) Premier Division, 5th

Bedfont Town Football Club is a semi-professional football club based in Bedfont, Greater London, England. They play in the Surrey County Intermediate League (Western) Premier Division.

History[edit]

The club was established in 1965 as Bedfont Green, playing as a Sunday league side in the West Middlesex Sunday Football League. In 1981 the club started playing Saturday football and joined the Hounslow & District League. Five years later they switched to the Woking & District League. They gained promotion to the Surrey County Intermediate League (Western) in 2001. In 2004 they won the Premier Division title and were promoted to the Combined Counties League Division One. They finished second in their first season in the new league and gained promotion once again.[1] In 2009 they won the Combined Counties Premier Division and were promoted into the Southern League Division One South & West for the 2009–10 season. Bedfont Town's Reserve side are currently playing in the Northern League of the Suburban Football League

The club is represented at various levels of the English football league system. Along with the first team, they had a reserve side who used to play in the Suburban League Premier Division. Their 'A', 'B' and 'C' teams were renamed AFC Bedfont Green in 2008[2] and play in two of the first team's old leagues—the Surrey County Intermediate (Western) and the Guildford & Woking Alliance. They also had two teams operating under the name Bedfont Green Social in the Guildford & Woking Alliance but those teams have been absorbed into AFC Bedfont Green for the 2009–10 season.

The club changed their name to Bedfont Town in 2010 and played their home games at The Orchard, the former home ground of Bedfont, in a ground-share with Feltham but after folding in May 2012, resigned from the Evo-Stik league and have since joined the Surrey County Intermediate League and moved back to grass roots, playing on an industrial estate in Bedfont.

In May 2012 the club announced that they were leaving the Southern League Division One Central| league and that the reserves team had resigned from the Capital Reserves League.[3]

Ground[edit]

Bedfont Town play their home games at Ashford Recreation Ground, Clockhouse Lane, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 2HH.

Honours[edit]

  • Combined Counties League Premier Division:[4]
    • Winners: 2008-09
  • Combined Counties League Division one:[4]
    • Runners-up: 2004-05

Records[edit]

  • Highest League Position:[5]
    • 10th in Southern league Division one Central: 2010-11
  • FA CUP Best Performance[4][5]
    • Preliminary Round: 2006-07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011-12.
  • FA Trophy Best Performance[5]
    • Second qualifying Round: 2011-12.
  • FA VASE Best Performance[4]
    • First Round: 2006-07, 2007–08, 2008–09

Former players[edit]

1. Players that have played/Managed in the football league or any foreign equivalent to this level (i.e. fully professional league).
2. Players with full international caps.
3. Players that hold a club record or have captained the club.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bedfont Green History". Bedfont Green FC. 
  2. ^ "Season Summary". AFC Bedfont Green. 
  3. ^ "Bedfont forced to withdraw". NonLeagueDaily.com. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d BEDFONT GREEN at the Football Club History Database
  5. ^ a b c BEDFONT TOWN at the Football Club History Database

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