Bournemouth FC

Ground: Victoria Park

Nickname: “The Poppies”


  • Formed:1875 & joined Wessex League:1986
  • Clubhouse: Yes
  • Midweek: Tuesday
  • Colours: Red shirts, Red shorts, Red socks
  • Alt. colours: Yellow and Blue shirts, Blue shorts, Blue socks
  • Sat Nav: BH9 2RA

Wetherspoons: “The Parkstone and Heatherlands” 433-437 Wimborne Road, Winton, BH9 2AN

  • Bournemouth FC,Victoria Park,BH9 2RA

Directions: From the North and East: A338 from Ringwood and take the third exit signed A3060 Wimborne, going under the road you have just left. Stay on this road passing the Castlepoint Shopping Centre and the Broadway Hotel on your right. Keep straight on passing the Horse and Jockey on your left and keep to the nearside lane. At roundabout take the first exit marked A347, pass Redhill Common on your right and the Fire Station on your left and continue on the A347 turning left at the filter with theEnsbury Park Hotel immediately in front of you. First left into Victoria Road and then third right into Namu Road turning right at the end of the lane for the ground entrance. From the West: A35 from Poole. Take the A3049 Dorset Way passing Tower park (which is hidden from view) on your right and at the next roundabout take the second exit and the first exit at the following roundabout keeping in the outside lane. At the next roundabout ( the Miller and Carter Steakhouse is on your right) take the 3rd exit into Wallisdown Road, go through the Wallisdown shopping area and across two roundabouts before taking the first exit at the third roundabout. You will then see the ground on your right as you approach the pelican crossing. Turn right into Victoria Avenue and then third right into Namu Road, turning right at the end into the lane that leads to the entrance.

Honours:League Cup Winners 2010-11

History:

The Club was formed in 1875 and is one of the oldest clubs in the Country being founder members of the Football Association, the Hampshire FA and the Bournemouth FA. It was also among the founder members of the Hampshire League and competed entirely in that competition, apart from a short spell around the turn of the 20th century, until joining the Wessex League in 1986.They played in the second ever game in the inaugural Hampshire League in 1896/97 losing 1-0 to Ryde Sports. The present ground is the club’s third “home” having previously played at East Common, near Bournemouth Railway Station, and Dean Park, which is probably better known in the world of Cricket. The Club were County Champions either side of the Great War but between the two wars and when football re-commenced in 1945 they played mainly in Division Two. The Hampshire Intermediate Cup was won in 1950, 1970 and 1972 and whilst Hampshire League Division One status was acquired in 1980 the Club had slipped back to Division Three before joining the newly formed Wessex League in 1986. The League Championship still remains elusive with 3rd place in both 1991 and 1995 the best achievements to date but the club is proud of it’s record of having always played in the top Division of the League.They did however bring silverware to Victoria Park in 2011 with victory over Winchester City in the final of the Wessex League Cup and have also proved worthy cup fighters in the FA Vase having reached the 6th Round of that Competition following their League Cup success.