Stansfeld Football Club
Glebe Football Club, Foxbury Avenue, Chislehurst, Kent BR7 6SD
Affiliated to the Kent FA
|Matchday pass numbers:||401-406 + 2x all games |
|Chairman: (Acting)||Brian Almond |
07730 477 684
|Secretary & Fixtures Secretary:||George Lush |
|Correspondence address:||126a Glenhurst Avenue, Bexley, Kent DA5 3QN|
|Program Editor:||George Lush |
|Colours:||Shirts: Yellow/Blue Stripe; Shorts: Socks: Royal Blue; Keeper Shirt: Green |
|Change strip:||Shirts: Orange; Shorts: Orange; Socks: Orange; Keeper Shirt: Green |
|Manager:||Billy Hamlin & Jamie Phipps - 07895 750 777 - 07930 867 445 |
|Club website:||www.clubwebsite.co.uk/stansfeldobc |
|Midweek home games||Tuesday |
Stansfeld - A Brief History of the Club
Stansfeld, Oxford and Bermondsey Club formed in 1897, when Dr. John Stansfeld an Oxford graduate visited Bermondsey and seeing the poverty decided to form the Club to keep the waifs and strays off the streets. At one time the organisation ran five Clubs in the Docklands, Southwark and Bermondsey areas, when the population was far greater than it is today.
Thankfully the need is not as great today. The Club's headquarters are now to be found in Webb Street, Bermondsey, where over 200 members enjoy various sections, i.e. football, golf, snooker, athletics, circuit training and drinking. Currently the club fields two football teams on a Saturday, one in the SCEFL First Division and the reserves in the Kent County League.
In 1958 Stansfeld joined Division Two of the Western Section of the Kent County League and went on to win the division at the first attempt, as well as the Division Two Challenge Cup. The club were promoted into the Premier Division, skipping Division One. They were Premier Division runners-up and won the Premier Division Cup in 1961–62. They went on to win back-to-back Premier Division titles in 1962–63 and 1963–64 before being promoted to the Senior Division, in which they were runners-up in 1964–65.
Stansfeld finished as Senior Division runners-up again in 1969–70, but were later relegated to the Premier Division, which they won for a third time in 1977–78. They were Senior Division runners-up in 1980–81 before winning the division in 1984–85. They were league champions again in 1986–87 and then won back-to-back titles in 1988–89 and 1989–90, before finishing as runners-up in 1990–91. When the league was reorganised in 1992 the club were placed in the Premier Division.
Stansfeld were Premier Division champions in 1994–95 and runners-up in 2002–03. Despite finishing fourth in 2006–07 the club were relegated to Division One West. However, they were runners-up in the division in 2007–08, earning an immediate promotion back to the Premier Division. The club won the Premier Division for a second time in 2009–10 and subsequently finished as runners-up in 2011–12 and 2014–15. In July 2016 Stansfeld took over Southern Counties East League Division One club Eltham Palace. The team continued playing under the Eltham Palace name until the end of the 2016–17 season, when they adopted the present name of Stansfeld.
In the 2016-17 Season Stansfeld finished in 15th place before improving to 13th for the 2017-18 Campaign. Another improvement will be looked for in 2018-19 as we enter another Season playing at Glebe FC in Chislehurst.