Stourport Swifts F.C.

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Stourport Swifts
Stourport Swifts badge
Full name Stourport Swifts Football Club
Nickname(s) Swifts
Founded 1882
Ground Walshes Meadow
Stourport-on-Severn
Worcestershire
Capacity 2,000 (250 seated)
Chairman Chris Reynolds
Manager Mark Phillips
League Midland League Premier Division
2017–18 Midland League Premier Division, 15th of 22
Website Club website

Stourport Swifts Football Club are a football team from Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire and one of the oldest non-league teams in the country. The Swifts currently play in the Midland League Premier Division, and play at Walshes Meadow in the town.

History[edit]

Stourport Swifts was formed in 1882 and began playing competitive football shortly after. In 1931, they joined the Warwickshire League but only played in the league for two seasons before leaving the league, but were back five years later until the outbreak of World War II. When the league resumed Stourport rejoined the league. The club played in the Worcestershire League throughout the 1970s before joining the West Midlands (Regional) League Division Two in 1979–80. A fourth-placed finish in 1985–86 earned the club promotion to division one and two seasons later the club was promoted to the premier division after finishing in second place. The club finished in second place in the premier division in 1996–97 and then on 1997–98 and the second runner-up finish was enough to earn the club promotion to the Midland Alliance. Their third season in that league saw them win their first ever league championship and they were promoted into the Southern League. 2000–01 also saw the club reach the fifth round of the FA Vase. The club was placed in the West Division, finishing in eighth place in their debut season and got to the third round proper of the FA Trophy. However, the club failed to finish in the top half in subsequent seasons and were relegated back to the Midland Alliance in 2012.[1][2]

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Haydn Whitcombe
England DF Lee Mussell
England DF Jim Hanson
England DF Matt Hanson
England DF Matt Clarke
England DF Dennis Pearce
Peru DF Ruben Gonzales
England DF Nicholas Harris
England MF Joe Robinson
England MF Jamie Hyde
No. Position Player
England MF Chris Duggan
England MF Calvin Dinsley
England MF Gary Walker
England MF Kyonn Evans
Scotland MF Malcolm Melvin
England FW Aaron Lloyd
England FW Chris Knight
England FW Chris Morrison
England FW Leon Kandekore
England FW Jack Bailey

Honours[edit]

  • West Midlands League Division One Runners Up: 1987–88
  • West Midlands League Premier Division Runners Up: 1993–94, 1996–97, 1997–98
  • West Midlands League Premier Division Cup Winners: 1992–93
  • Worcester Senior Urn Winners: 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1997–98
  • Worcester Infirmary Cup Winners: 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1997–98
  • Midland Football Alliance Winners: 2000–01

Club records[edit]

The club's home ground, Walshes Meadow
  • Best league performance: 8th in Southern League Division One West, 2001–02
  • Best FA Cup performance: 3rd qualifying round, 2000–01 and 2001–02
  • Best FA Trophy performance: 3rd round, 2001–02
  • Best FA Vase performance: 5th round, 2000–01
  • Record attendance: 1,321 v Hereford, 11 August 2015

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Coordinates: 52°20′07.54″N 2°16′50.61″W / 52.3354278°N 2.2807250°W / 52.3354278; -2.2807250