Longwell Green Sports F.C.

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Longwell Green Sports
Longwell Green Sports F.C. logo.png
Full name Longwell Green Sports Football Club
Nickname(s) The Green or "Sports"
Founded 1966
Ground Longwell Green Community Stadium, Longwell Green
Ground Capacity 1,000[1]
Chairman John Gibbs
Manager Mitch Hodge
League Western League Division One
2017–18 Western League Premier Division, 19th of 20 (relegated)

Longwell Green Sports Football Club is a football club based in the South Gloucestershire suburb of Longwell Green, in England. Affiliated to the Gloucestershire County FA, they are currently members of the Western League Division One and play at the Longwell Green Community Stadium.

History[edit]

The club was established in 1966 by staff of Longwell Green Coachworks following England's World Cup win.[2] They became members of the Bristol & District League and reached Division One by the 1980s. After finishing third in Division One in 1990–91, the club were promoted to the Senior Division. They went on to win the Senior Division the following season and subsequently moved up to Division One of the Avon Premier Combination.

Longwell Green's first season in Division One of the Avon Premier Combination saw them finish as runners-up, earning promotion to the Premier Division; in 1994 the league became the Bristol Premier Combination. The club were Premier Division runners-up in 2003–04 and were promoted to the Gloucestershire County League. They finished second in the league in their first season, only missing out on winning the title on goal difference.[3] However, the club were promoted again, this time to Division One of the Western League.[3]

In 2008–09 Longwell Green were Western League Division One runners-up, earning promotion to the Premier Division.[3]

Ground[edit]

The club have played at the Longwell Green Community Stadium since their establishment, with the pitch first marked out in 1966 on what was then open farmland.[2]

Honours[edit]

  • Bristol & District League
    • Senior Division champions 1991–92

Records[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mike Williams & Tony Williams (2016) Non-League Club Directory 2017, Tony Williams Publications, p571 ISBN 978-1869833695
  2. ^ a b Club History Longwell Green Sports Juniors
  3. ^ a b c d e Longwell Green Sports at the Football Club History Database

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°26′17.20″N 2°29′27.08″W / 51.4381111°N 2.4908556°W / 51.4381111; -2.4908556