Brislington F.C.

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Brislington
Brislington FC Logo.png
Full name Brislington Football Club
Nickname(s) Briz,[1] The Foxes
Founded 1956
Ground Brislington Stadium, Brislington
Capacity 3,000 (150 seated)[2]
Chairman Steve Jenkins
Manager Lee Perks
League Western League Premier Division
2017–18 Western League Premier Division, 16th of 20

Brislington Football Club is a football club based in Brislington, in Bristol, England. Nicknamed "Briz", they are currently members of the Western League Premier Division and play at Ironmould Lane.

History[edit]

The club was established in 1956 as an under-16 team, and initially played in the Bristol Church of England League.[3] They won the Somerset Intermediate Cup in 1961–62 and 1962–63, and the Somerset Junior Cup in 1963–64.[3] By 1965 the club were playing in the Senior Division of the Bristol & Suburban League, and during the 1970s they moved up to the Somerset County League.[3] They won the League Cup in 1976–77,[3] and finished as runners-up in the Premier Division in 1979–80, 1983–84 and 1984–85.[4] The club went on to win the Premier Division and the Somerset Senior Cup in 1988–89,[3] and after finishing as runners-up and winning the Senior Cup in 1990–91, they were promoted to Division One of the Western League.[5][6]

Brisligton won the Somerset Senior Cup again in 1992–93, and after a third-place finish in Division One in 1993–94, they won both Division One and the Senior Cup the following season and were promoted to the Premier Division.[6] After winning the Somerset Premier Cup in 1995–96, the club were Premier Division runners-up in 2002–03 and again in 2012–13.[6]

Ground[edit]

After being reformed in 1956, the club initially played on a pitch at Arnos Court Park.[3] They now play at the Brislington Stadium on Ironmould Lane,[7] which has a capacity of 3,000, which includes a 150-seat Colin Arnold Memorial Grandstand.[2]

Honours[edit]

  • Western League
    • Division One champions 1994–95
  • Somerset County League
    • Champions 1988–89
    • League Cup winners 1976–77
  • Somerset Premier Cup
    • Winners 1995–96
  • Somerset Senior Cup
    • Winners 1988–89, 1990–91 1992–93, 1994–95
  • Somerset Intermediate Cup
    • Winners 1961–62, 1962–63
  • Somerset Junior Cup
    • Winners 1963–64

Records[edit]

  • Best FA Cup performance: Fourth qualifying round, 2013–14[6]
  • Best FA Vase performance: Fourth round, 2004–05[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Twentyman Talks Back BBC Sport, 9 September 2010
  2. ^ a b Brislinton Stadium Brislington F.C.
  3. ^ a b c d e f History of the Club Brislington F.C.
  4. ^ Somerset Senior League 1979–1989 Non-League Matters
  5. ^ Senior Cup Previous Winners Somerset FA
  6. ^ a b c d e Brislington at the Football Club History Database
  7. ^ Brislington v Truro City BBC Sport, 22 February 2008

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°25′46.73″N 2°31′29.39″W / 51.4296472°N 2.5248306°W / 51.4296472; -2.5248306