Friday, April 12, 2024

Newbury FC: Factfile

Newbury Football Club is an amateur football club based in Newbury, Berkshire, who currently compete in the Thames Valley League Premier Division.

For the 2019/20 season, the club will play their home games outside of Newbury in neighbouring town Thatcham, with their home ground being the Henwick Worthy Sports Ground for the foreseeable future.

Keith Moss is the current Newbury FC Chairman, while Karl Curtis is the new manager, having taken over from Danny Langford at the conclusion of the 2018/19 season.

Newbury FC were originally started as a sister club to AFC Newbury, who were at one time a strong force within the Wessex League. AFC Newbury were founded in 1996 after the dissolving of Newbury Town in 1995 and played their games at the Town Ground, which had a capacity of 2,500.

The club were at one time managed by former Portsmouth, Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday striker Guy Whittingham, while Theo Walcott also started his youth football career playing for Newbury. However, they lost financial backing in 2006, which led to their demise, leaving Newbury FC as the only club remaining in the Berkshire town.

In 2008, Newbury joined the Hellenic Football League and were later promoted as champions of Division One East, though they were forced to drop out of the league in 2015 due to ongoing financial problems. This is where they began playing in the Thames Valley Premier Football League, which is the league the club continues to compete in to this day. They played their home matches at Faraday Road until 2016, but have since had to bounce around different home grounds in recent times.

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Newbury FC Honours

Hellenic Football League Division One East

  • Champions 2011–12

Reading Senior league

  • Runners-up 2007–08

Reading Senior league Division One

  • Champions 2006–07


FA Cup

  • Preliminary Round 2011–12

FA Vase

  • Second Round 2012–13