Anstey Nomads F.C.

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Anstey Nomads
Anstey Nomads FC logo.png
Full nameAnstey Nomads Football Club
Nickname(s)The Nomads
GroundCropston Road, Anstey
ChairmanKarl Watson
ManagerTony Blanchard
LeagueUnited Counties League Premier Division North
2020–21United Counties League Premier Division (season curtailed)
WebsiteClub website

Anstey Nomads Football Club is a football club based in Anstey, Leicestershire, England. They are currently members of the United Counties League Premier Division North and play at Cropston Road.


The club was established in 1946 by a merger of Anstey Methodists and St Mary's under the name Anstey Meths and Mary's.[1] They joined the Central Division of the Leicestershire Senior League, Anstey Methodists having been members of the league prior to World War II, and were Central Division runners-up in their first season.[2] The following year the club was renamed Anstey Nomads,[1] and when the league was reorganised in 1948, they were placed in Division One.[3]

In 1951–52 the club won Division One, a feat they repeated in 1953–54. In 1955 they also started playing in Division One of the Central Alliance,[4] and left the Leicestershire Senior League at the end of the 1955–56 season.[3] For 1956–57 they were placed in Division One South of the Central Alliance, where they remained until being transferred to Division One North in 1958.[4] A year later they were moved back to Division One South.[4] They finished bottom of the division in 1960–61, but with several clubs leaving the league, they were placed in the new Premier Division.[4] In 1967 they switched to the Premier Division of the East Midlands Regional League.[5]

In 1973 the club rejoined the Leicestershire Senior League and were placed in Division Two.[3] They won the division at the first attempt, earning promotion to Division One. After finishing as runners-up for three successive seasons from 1979 to 1981, they won back-to-back titles in 1981–82 and 1982–83.[3] The club were runners-up again in the renamed Premier Division in 1985–86 and 1990–91, with their next title coming in 2008–09, resulting in promotion to the East Midlands Counties League.[3] At the end of the 2017–18 season, they were transferred to Division One of the United Counties League.


Cropston Road, Home of Anstey Nomads

Anstey Nomads have played their home games at Cropston Road since their formation. The ground has a capacity of 1,000. Facilities include a clubhouse with licensed bar, changing rooms, car parking and sheltered seating and standing for spectators.


  • Leicestershire Senior League
    • Premier Division/Division One champions: 1951–52, 1953–54, 1981–82, 1982–83, 2008–09
    • Division Two champions 1973–74
    • League Cup winners 2008–09
  • Leicestershire and Rutland Senior Cup
    • Winners 1994–95
  • Leicestershire Junior Cup
    • Winners 1994–95
  • Battle of Britain Cup
    • Winners 2008–09, 2011–12
  • Rollestone Charity Cup
    • Winners: 2008–09


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b A Brief History of Anstey Nomads Anstey Nomads F.C.
  2. ^ Leicestershire Senior League 1894–1950 Non-League Matters
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Anstey Nomads at the Football Club History Database
  4. ^ a b c d The Central Alliance 1947-1962 Non-League Matters
  5. ^ 1967–1968 Anstey Nomads F.C.
  6. ^ Mike Williams & Tony Williams (2012) Non-League Club Directory 2013, p640 ISBN 978-1-869833-77-0

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