Shaftesbury FC

Ground: Cockrams


  • Formed:1888 & joined Wessex League:2016/2017
  • Clubhouse: Yes
  • Midweek: Tuesday
  • Colours: Red and White shirts, black shorts,black socks
  • Alt. colours: Blue shirts, blue shorts, blue socks
  • Sat Nav: 51.006353,-2.192161

Wetherspoons: "The Bath Arms" 41 Market Place, Warminster, BA12 9AZ

  • Shaftesbury FC,Cockrams,51.006353,-2.192161

Directions: From the North (A350) at the Ivy Cross Roundabout. Take the 2nd exit (Salisbury/Blandford) and after 300 yards turn right into Coppice Street. After 200 yards turn right into ground. From the East (A30) at the Royal Chase Roundabout take 3rd exit (Sherborne / Yeovil) and then 3rd left into Coppice Street and as above.

History:

Shaftesbury Football Club was established in 1888 and the clubs first success was winning the League Cup in 1900 and then again in 1905/06 along with the League Title.
In 1908/09 season Shaftesbury formed a reserve side and also a mid-week league side known as Shaftesbury Wednesday. In the early 1920’s the first youth team was formed called Shaftesbury Athletic.
Shaftesbury’s next success was in 1932/33 season winning the Dorset Senior League, then the most successful period come in the 1940/50’s when Shaftesbury won 12 cup competitions in a 10 year period.
Shaftesbury then moved to the ground known as Cockrams in 1974, even today still playing here but in a slightly different located pitch due to the arrival of Tesco Supermarket.
Many more titles were won over the years with winning the League Cup in 1976, League Champions and Combination Cup in 1988/89, Combination Cup Winners 1994/95, League Winners 1996/97.
In 2004/05 Shaftesbury entered the Wessex League and for the first time in 2005/06 entered the FA Vase and 2006/07 the FA Cup.
2011/12 saw Shaftesbury re-joining the Dorset Premier League and continue to shine year on year in this League.