Lymington Town

Ground: The Sports Ground

Nickname: "The Town”

  • Formed:1876 & joined Wessex League:2004
  • Clubhouse: Yes
  • Midweek: Tuesday
  • Colours: Red & White shirts, red shorts and socks
  • Alt. colours: Yellow shirts shorts and socks
  • Sat Nav: SO41 9ZG

Wetherspoons: “The Six Bells” 47-48 St Thomas Street, Lymington, SO41 9ND

  • Lymington Town,The Sports Ground,SO41 9ZG

Directions: From the North and East leave the M27 at Junction 1 (Cadnam/New Forest) and proceed via Lyndhurst and the A337 through Brockenhurst. On the outskirts of Lymington proceed through main set of traffic lights with the Police Station on your right. Continue for 250 metres and turn left into St.Thomas Park and the ground is in front of you. Alternatively, turn left at the Traffic lights into Avenue Road then first right into Oberland Court with the Bowling Club facing you. If travelling from Christchurch and New Milton using the A337 pass the White Hart pub on the outskirts of Pennington and proceed down and up Stanford Hill. As you pass the Waitrose Supermarket on your left the ground is on your right signposted St Thomas Park.

Honours:As AFC Lymington - Division One Champions 1993,1997,1998 | Combination Cup Winners 2000. As Lymington Town | Division Two Champions 2005 | League Cup Winners 2007


The Club can trace its roots back to 1876 when it started with a tent, balls, poles and flags – the minimum requirement in those far off days – and played on the site of the present ground. Little is recorded of the early years though they were long time members of the Hampshire League. In 1986, playing as Lymington FC, they became founder members of the Wessex League and two years later merged with Wellworthy Athletic, who were based in the town, and became AFC Lymington. The Club enjoyed considerable success in the 1990’s before moving to Fawcetts Field in New Milton in 1998 and amalgamating with the local Club to form Lymington and New Milton FC. However this merger was not to the liking of many of the local people and Lymington Town was formed with their base still at the Sports Ground. After something of a battle with theFootball Administration the Club were allowed into the Hampshire League Division Three with David Peach, a member of Southampton’s 1976 FA Cup winning side , as manager. Progression through the Leagues followed until acceptance into the Wessex League at the end of the 2003/04 season. They quickly reached the Premier Division and won the League Cup in 2007 and still remain at the top level.