A.F.C. Portchester

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AFC Portchester
AFC Portchester logo.png
Full nameAssociation Football Club Portchester
Nickname(s)Portchy, Royals
Founded1971
GroundWicor Recreation Ground, Portchester
ChairmanPaul Kelly
ManagerDave Carter
LeagueWessex League Premier Division
2021–22Wessex League Premier Division, 7th of 21

A.F.C. Portchester is a football club based in Portchester, a suburb of the town of Fareham, Hampshire, England. They are currently members of the Wessex League Premier Division and play at the Wicor Recreation Ground.

History[edit]

Wicor Recreation Ground in 2018

The club was established in 1971 as Loyds Sports.[1][2] They joined Division Six of the City of Portsmouth Sunday League. After amalgamating with Colourvision Rangers in 1973 they gained a place in Division Two.[2][1] In 1976 the club became Wicor Mill, after which they joined the Portsmouth & District League.[1] The club were runners-up in the Portsmouth & District League in 1997–98 and were promoted to Division Three of the Hampshire League;[3] the following year they adopted their current name.[4] Division Three was also renamed Division Two,[5] and the club were runners-up in 1999–2000, earning promotion to Division One.[6]

Portchester were Division One champions in 2001–02, but were unable to take promotion to the Wessex League due to a lack of floodlights.[3] However, in 2004 they became founder members of the new Division Three of the Wessex League when the Hampshire League merged into it. Division Three was renamed Division Two in 2006, and the club were promoted to Division One after finishing fourth in 2006–07.[6] In 2011–12 they were Division One runners-up, earning promotion to the Premier Division.[6] In 2014–15 they won the Wessex League's League Cup.[3]

Honours[edit]

  • Wessex League
    • League Cup winners 2014–15
  • Hampshire League
    • Division One champions 2001–02
  • Russell Cotes Cup
    • Winners 2013–14, 2016-17[3]

Records[edit]

  • Best FA Cup performance: Second qualifying round, 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18[6]
  • Best FA Vase performance: Third round, 2013–14, 2014–15[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mike Williams & Tony Williams (2016) Non-League Club Directory 2017, Tony Williams Publications, p548 ISBN 978-1869833695
  2. ^ a b History A.F.C. Portchester
  3. ^ a b c d Honours A.F.C. Portchester
  4. ^ Wicor Mill at the Football Club History Database
  5. ^ Hampshire League 1992–2004 Non-League Matters
  6. ^ a b c d e AFC Portchester at the Football Club History Database

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°50′40.17″N 1°08′56.73″W / 50.8444917°N 1.1490917°W / 50.8444917; -1.1490917