Alresford Town FC

Ground: Arlebury Park

Nickname: "The Magpies”


  • Formed:1989 & joined Wessex League:2004
  • Clubhouse: Yes
  • Midweek: Tuesday
  • Colours: White and Black striped shirts, Black shorts, Black socks
  • Alt. colours: Yellow shirts, Yellow shorts, Yellow socks
  • Sat Nav: SO24 9EP

Wetherspoons: "The Old Gaolhouse" 11a Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8RZ

  • Alresford Town FC,Arlebury Park,SO24 9EP

Directions: Come into Alresford off the A31 from Winchester and the ground is on the left opposite Perrins School. From the Town centre go down the hill towards Winchester and the ground is on the right opposite the school.

Honours:League Cup Winners 2012-13 | League Cup Winners 2013-14

History:

According to local records football in Alresford dates back to the 1980’s but the present Club was formed as recently as 1989 playing in the North Hants League. They moved into and through the Hampshire League and joined the Wessex League in2004. Relegation was narrowly avoided in their first season but since then improvement has been steady and gradual. Tim Cole and Danny Robinson took over as joint Managers in 2010, finishing 15th in their first season, and have improved to the point where they claimed runners up spot in 2012-13. This capped a remarkable season in which the Club also won the Wessex League Cup, the North Hants Cup and the Hampshire Senior Cup. The last named came as the result of a superb victory over AFC Bournemouth at the League Club’s ground at Dean Court, having defeated Aldershot FC on their way to the final. As well as on the field there have been marked mprovements in the club’s off the field facilities in recent years with an extension to the changing room block, new floodlights and additional seating on the balcony all making Arlebury Park a pleasant place for players, officials and spectators alike.

Alresford is a beautiful Georgian Town, once a wool town, but now the accepted capital of the UK Watercress industry with the popular Watercress festival held every year. It also boasts steam trains that run between Alresford and Alton on a regular basis on what, because of the Town’s reputation, is known as the Watercress line.