Verwood Town FC

Ground: Potterne Park

Nickname: "The Potters"


  • Formed:1920 & joined Wessex League:2004
  • Clubhouse: Yes
  • Midweek: Wednesday
  • Colours: Red and Black shirts, Red shorts, Black socks.
  • Alt. colours: Royal Blue and Black striped shirts, Royal Blue shorts, Royal Blue socks.
  • Sat Nav: BH21 6RS

Wetherspoons: "The Nightjar" 94 Victoria Road, Ferndown, BH22 9JA

  • Verwood Town FC,Potterne Park,BH21 6RS

Directions: Turn off the A31 at Verwood/Matchams junction just west of Ringwood Town Centre exit (immediately after garage if coming from the East) to join the B3081. Follow this road for approximately four miles and into Verwood itself. At the second set of traffic lights turn left into Black Hill and at the roundabout take the 1st exit into Newtown Road. At the end of this road turn left and then first left into Potterne Park.

Honours:Division One Champions 2011-12

History:

The Club dates back to the early 1920’s and possibly 1920 and early records show that the colours then were similar to those worn today. From the formation until 1986, games were played on the local Recreation ground apart from a short period when a piece of ground near Coronation Road was used. Up until the 1960’s local football was played and local trophies won but a move from the Dorset FA to the Bournemouth FA allowed the club to broaden it’s horizons and link up with local youth side Rossgarth YFC. That link has strengthened over the years and remains in place to this day. The ambitious move to Potterne Park occurred in 1986 and Hampshire League football followed in 1989, the highest level the Club had played at in its history. A succession of high finishes eventually resulted in promotion to Division One in 1993 and when the Hampshire League joined with the Wessex League in 2004 the Club were placed in Division Three of the new competition. Over the next two seasons considerable work was carried out to upgrade the ground and facilities with floodlights being installed in 2007. The Club were then able to enter both the FA Cup and FA Vase and in 2011/12 won the Division One title to gain promotion to the Premier Division.