Fareham Town FCPremier Division
Ground: Cams Alders
Nickname: “The Creeksiders”.
- Formed:1946 & joined Wessex League:1998
- Chairman: Nick Ralls - 07803 988667
- Secretary: Paul Proctor - 07445 805122
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.farehamtown.co.uk
- Clubhouse: Yes – Real Ales – a variety of bottled Ales only.
- Midweek: Tuesday
- Colours: Red and Black striped shirts, Red Shorts, Red socks
- Alt. colours: Blue shirts, Blue shorts, Blue socks
- Sat Nav: PO14 1RH
Wetherspoons: “The Lord Arthur Lee” and “The Crown” both in West Street Fareham
- Fareham Town FC,Cams Alders,PO14 1RH
Directions: Eclipse Buses E1 and E2 – alight at Redlands Lane stop.Leave M27 at junction 11 and follow signs for A32 Fareham/Gosport. Pass under the Viaduct with Fareham Creek on your left, straight over the roundabout and then fork right – B3385 marked Lee on Solent. Over the Railway Bridge and then right into Palmerston Business Park. Follow road through to the ground.
There has been organised football in Fareham since the 1880’s, but Fareham Town Football Club in its present form was formed in 1946 from an amalgamation of three local clubs. The new club played initially at Beaconsfield Meadow (now housing) before moving to Bath Lane and progressed from the Portsmouth Senior League to the Hampshire League, reaching the First Division of the latter in 1953. During their time in the Hampshire League the club won every honour within the County – the League on eight occasions including five consecutive seasons from 1962/3 to1967/8, the Hampshire Senior Cup was claimed three times and every other County Cup once. A successful Sunday side, the Fareham Centipedes, won the FA Sunday Cup in 1974. The club moved to the present Cams Alders ground in 1975 and joined the Southern League in 1979 gaining promotion to the Premier Division in 1982. They suffered relegation in1989 despite achieving 51 points – a record for a relegated club. In 1998 the club for financial reasons, made the, at the time, controversial decision to play at a lower level and joined the Wessex League where they have remained to the present day.
The club have reached the FA Cup First Round Proper on four occasions and they reached the semi-final of the FA Trophy in 1986/87 before losing 2-0 on aggregate to the eventual winners Kidderminster Harriers. During the run to the semi-final stage Conference Clubs Scarborough and Barnet were both beaten on their own grounds and these two went on to top the Conference table at the end of the season. The club’s last major honour was a shock defeat of odds-on favourites Farnborough Town to win the Hampshire Senior Cup in 1993.
Now under current Manager Steve Stone the club is setting up a youth section and are becoming a more community orientated club.