Tadley Calleva F.C.

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Tadley Calleva
Tadley Calleva F.C. logo.png
Full name Tadley Calleva Football Club
Nickname(s) The Tadders
Founded 1989 (Reformed as Tadley FC)
Ground Barlows Park, Tadley
Ground Capacity 1,000
Chairman Sandy Russell
Manager Danny Dolan
League Wessex League Division One
2016–17 Wessex League Division One, 7th of 21

Tadley Calleva Football Club are a football club based in Tadley, Hampshire, England. The club is affiliated to the Hampshire Football Association.[1] The club's name of Calleva comes from the nearby Roman Town of Calleva Atrebatum, based just outside Silchester.[2] They play in the Wessex League Division One.

History[edit]

The club was formed as Tadley F.C. in 1989.[3] They joined the Hampshire League Division Three in 1994, finishing runners-up in 1995–96, gaining promotion to Division Two.[4] The club changed its name to Tadley Town F.C. in 1999 and joined Division One upon reorganisation.[5] In 2004, they changed their name to their present name and entered the Wessex Football League Division Three.[6] Division Three was renamed Division Two in 2006, and the club finished runners-up in 2007.[7] In the 2007–08, they won the Wessex League Division One title but were denied promotion as their ground did not meet the requirements for the Premier Division.[8] Since then the team has remained in Division One.

In the 2010–11 Campaign they reached the final of the Basingstoke Senior Cup losing to Thatcham Town F.C. 4–1. In September 2014, the club recorded the best result of its modern history, defeating Basingstoke Town F.C. on penalties in the Hampshire FA Senior Cup at the Soccer AM Stadium (formerly 'The Camrose') after a 2-2 draw in 90 minutes. Brett Denham and Andrew Charsley scored the goals.[9]

Ground[edit]

Tadley Calleva play their home games at Barlows Park, Silchester Road, Tadley, Hampshire, RG26 3PX.

Barlows Park was built on an old landfill site and was opened in 2007.[2] The ground has pitch fencing, hard standing and flood lights.[10] It is managed by the Barlow's Park Management Association and is also home to Reading F.C. Women.[10]

Honours[edit]

League honours[edit]

Cup honours[edit]

  • Basingstoke Senior Cup:[11][12]
    • Winners (1): 2013-14
    • Runners up (1): 2010–11

Records[edit]

  • Highest League Position:[6] 1st in Wessex League Division One 2007–08
  • FA Vase best performance:[6] First qualifying round 2008–09

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Google Drive Viewer" (PDF). Docs.google.com. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  2. ^ a b Andrew (2012-03-27). "Hopping Around Hampshire: 23. Tadley-Calleva FC". Hoppingaroundhampshire.blogspot.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  3. ^ "non league football website directory". Tadley Calleva F.C. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  4. ^ a b Tadley at the Football Club History Database
  5. ^ Tadley Town at the Football Club History Database
  6. ^ a b c d e Tadley Calleva at the Football Club History Database
  7. ^ "Wessex League 1986–2011". Nonleaguematters.net. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  8. ^ "Guy targets victory over champions (From Wiltshire Times)". Wiltshiretimes.co.uk. 2008-12-19. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  9. ^ "Effer hails battling Tadley (From Basingstoke Gazette)". Basingstokegazette.co.uk. 2011-05-08. Retrieved 2013-02-04. 
  10. ^ a b "Barlows Park Tadley". Barlowspark.org. Retrieved 2013-02-04. 
  11. ^ TTFC Webmaster (2011-05-04). "Basingstoke Senior Cup Final – Tadley Calleva 1–4 Thatcham Town 3/5/11 photos – Thatcham Town Football Club". Pitchero.com. Retrieved 2013-02-04. 
  12. ^ "REPORT - Basingstoke Senior Cup final - Tadley Calleva 3-2 AFC Aldermaston (aet) (From Basingstoke Gazette)". Basingstokegazette.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-11-08. 

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Coordinates: 51°21′28.99″N 1°08′09.26″W / 51.3580528°N 1.1359056°W / 51.3580528; -1.1359056