AFC Portchester

Ground: Blanchard Wells Stadium

Nickname: “Portchy” or “The Royals”


  • Formed:1976 & joined Wessex League:2004
  • Clubhouse: Yes
  • Midweek: Tuesday
  • Colours: Tangerine shirts, Black shorts, Tangerine socks
  • Alt. colours: Sky Blue shirts, Sky Blue shorts, Sky Blue socks
  • Sat Nav: PO16 9DP

Wetherspoons: “The Sir Alec Rose” in Port Solent less than 2 miles away.

  • AFC Portchester,Blanchard Wells Stadium,PO16 9DP

Directions: Leave the M27 at Junction 11 and follow the signs to Portchester and into Portchester Road. After approx. 1 mile take the 3rd Exit at the large Roundabout into Cornaway Lane and at the T junction turn right into Cranleigh Road and follow the road to the end.

Honours:Division One Runners Up 2011-12 | League Cup Winners 2014-15

History:

Lloyds Sports were formed in 1971 and entered the Portsmouth Sunday League Division Six under the guiding hand of AR “Bob” Sansbury. In 1973/74 Colorvision Rangers, with a reserve side, carried our colours up to Senior Division Two. Bob retired in 1976 with Colin Brans taking over as Secretary and Wicor Mill was formed and enjoyed much success as a Sunday side. Joined the Hampshire League in 1998/99, changed their name to AFC Portchester, and after successive promotions were Division One Champions in 2001/02 before joining the Wessex League in 2004. The Club has sides from age 7 right through to the senior side and they all wear the same tangerine and black colours. The Club was awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service in 2011, the same year as they opened their new clubhouse, the latest phase in the many ground improvements that have taken place over recent years. The Club is very family orientated, with generations from the same famiies involved over the years, whilst Colin Brans, for many years Club Secretary, has been involved with the club since the outset. The club won promotion to the Wessex League Premier Division in 2011/12 and recently appointed former Arsenal and England star Graham Rix as First Team Coach.