Welling Town Football Club
Bayliss Avenue, Thamesmead, London SE28 8NJ
Affiliated to The Kent County FA
|Matchday pass numbers:||531-536 + 2x all games |
|Secretary & Fixtures Secretary :||Kevin Oakes |
|Correspondence address:||Danson Property Services, 116 High Street, |
Welling, Kent, DA16 1TJ
|Program Editor:||Kevin Oakes |
|Colours:||Shirts: Green; Shorts: Black; Socks:Green; |
Keeper Shirt: Sky Blue;
|Change strip:||Shirts: Sky Blue; Shorts: Black; Socks: Sky Blue; |
Keeper Shirt: Lavender;
|Manager:||Richard Dimmock |
|Club website:||www.wellingtown.co.uk/ |
|Midweek home games:||Wednesday|
|Ground Name:||Bayliss Avenue|
|Brief Directions:||Nearest Station is Abbey Wood - 2 miles away |
Car Parking is Good - Sat Nav - SE28 8NJ
4x buses stop nearby - 177, 229, 401, 472,
Welling Town - A Short History
I don’t know what prompted it to this day, but in the Summer of 2014 a few friends and I set-up a Sunday League club. It was initially a collection of some former team-mates, friends and my brother and four of that same group are still with the club now. The side did reasonably well and we really enjoyed it, playing on park pitches, socialising, and just generally having a good time. It was a “pub side” environment like most Sunday sides and nothing too serious.
Two years later I decided I wanted to take it to the next level and that meant playing Saturday football. As an ambitious person I wanted to see how far we could progress the club as a whole. We applied to join the Kent County Football League more in hope than expectation with no previous Saturday playing record. I’m told we impressed them with our background and our future plans. We were admitted for 2016/17 Season entering at Division Three West. In that first season we gained promotion as well as going on to win the West Kent Challenge Shield. Season 2017/18 was remarkable, winning all three competitions we were entered in, including the Division Two West title and both the Kent Junior Cup and defending our West Kent Challenge Shield.
Myself and various club officials were fortunate to hear via numerous contacts as far back as January 2017 of the planning changes to the National League System for the 2018/19 Season. We had been working on our application to The FA with the support and guidance of the Southern Counties East Football League for well over 15 months. We were required to provide considerable documentation and a business plan to outline our past, present and future plans. This was not something that had been thrown together in a few weeks.
The players more than delivered on the pitch in that time for us winning two promotions and three cups in just over 12 months. Off the field we moved in to a fantastic facility at Bayliss Avenue, Thamesmead which matches all ground grading criteria necessary for our new level, and even one above.
We have expanded the club with a reserve side and now a youth set-up and have demonstrated our ambition to be a growing, community-based club and not one stand-alone successful first team.
by Kevin Oakes, Chairman
After a few Seasons in the Kent County Leagues Welling Town will make their debut in SCEFL Division One for the 2018-19 Campaign. Richard Dimmock is First Team Manager.
The 'Boots' play their home games at Bayliss Avenue, Thamesmead.