Alton FC

Ground: Anstey Park Enclosure

Nickname: The Brewers


  • Formed:1990 & joined Wessex League:2015
  • Clubhouse: Yes
  • Midweek: Tuesday
  • Colours: White shirts, Black shorts, Black socks
  • Alt. colours: Purple shirts, White shorts, White socks
  • Sat Nav: GU34 2NB

Wetherspoons: "The Ivy House" Draymans Way, Alton, GU34 1SS

  • Alton FC,Anstey Park Enclosure,GU34 2NB

Directions: Leave the A31 at the B3004 signposted to Alton. Follow the road round to the left passing Anstey Park on the right. Turn right into Anstey Lane and the entrance to the ground is on your right.

History:

The present club was formed in 1990 when Alton’s two senior clubs, Alton Town and Bass Alton, amalgamated. Alton Town had been fantastically successful, winning everything in Hampshire in the period from 1948 to 1956 including Hampshire leagues Divisions 3, 2 & 1 (1948, 1949 & 1958), the Hampshire Intermediate Cup in 1949, the Russell Cotes Cup in 1949 and the Hampshire Senior Cup in 1958.

Alton Town first joined the Hampshire League in 1947 and won Division 3 East in their first season. More success followed with the Division 2 title in 1948/49 and they also won the Russell Cotes Cup and Hampshire Intermediate Cup that year. Although they dropped to Division 2 for one season in 1954/55, they bounced back immediately and went on to win both the Division 1 championship and the Hampshire Senior Cup in 1957/58. They stayed in Division 1 until they left in 1973 to join the Athenian League Division 2 which they won in their first year. After an initial period of success in that league the Club found itself unable to compete and dropped down to the Combined Counties League before returning to the Hampshire League in 1984, starting at the bottom in Division 3. They found themselves in Division 2 in 1986/87 by dint if winning the Division 2 title for the third time.

Bass Alton started life as Courage & Company (Alton) FC and joined the Hampshire League in 1928/29. The following year they were in Division 2 and then won promotion to Division 1 where they stayed until being relegated to Division 2 in 1938/39, just before the club was disbanded for the War.

Courage rejoined the North Hants division briefly in 1954/55 before beginning their longest spell in the County League in 1972/73 when they entered Division 4. Promoted to Division 3 in 1975, they only lasted two years before dropping to Division 4 again. In 1979/80 the Club changed its name to Bass Alton FC and its fortunes changed with the name as they won promotion in successive years to Division 3 in 1979/80, to Division 2 in 1980/81 and to Division 1 as Division 2 runners-up and the end of the 1982/83 season after a 45-year absence.

Since the amalgamation, the Club has played in the Hampshire League and achieved promotion to the Wessex League by topping the Premier Division in 2002, moving to the Premier Division of the Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League from season 2013-14.

In 2014-15 reached the final of the Basingstoke Senior Cup, narrowly losing to Hungerford Town after extra time.

Season 2015-16 sees Alton Town back in the Sydenhams League (Wessex) after the FA re-organisation of step six.