Farnborough OBG FC
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Welcome to the website of Farnborough Old Boys Guild Football Club, founded in 1932 and affiliated to the Kent County FA.


We hope you enjoy your visit.

RESULTS

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FIXTURES

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NEWS

2017-18 and pre-season friendlies

As we move towards the new season the website will be updated with league formations and pre-season friendlies; be sure to check regularly for news!

Already posted:

  • pre-season games for the First XI, Reserves, Fourth XI and Sunday Reserves;
     
  • full programmes for the Sunday XI and Sunday Reserves (including cup draws);
     
  • full fixture list for the Senior Vets.

Pre-season training...

...starts this week; scroll down for details.

Season 2016-17 round-up

As we tick over into the 2017-18 season, let's take a look at the one just gone.

Pride of place goes to Vince Wray and his Sunday XI, who won the Jack Standen Cup at Bromley FC, this after Vince had suffered a heart attack at the end of 2016, making a full recovery. This and the team's inconsistency led to a mid-table finish in OBDSFL Division 1.

The Sunday Reserves finished third in OBDSFL Division 4 and have gained promotion to Division 3; congratulations to Matt Lenton, Matt Ellis and Jordan Glen, who all played a part in the team's success.

It was a season of consolidation for the First XI who had to manage a post-promotion campaign in the Kent County League Premier Division while coping with a high turnover of players. Byron Beard and John Sargent saw the team safely through to ensure another season in the top division.

Largely due to injuries, the Reserves, managed by James Pyne, Ollie Whitnell and Chris Francis, had an up-and-down season in the KCL Division 3 (West), finishing 11th out of 14 teams. Both our KCL teams will be hopeful of improving on their finishes next season.

Paul Eddleston's 20th campaign in charge of the Third XI ended with the team in a creditable 5th place in a very competitive Division 1 in the SLA's final season.

Despite finishing 9th of 10 teams in the the Bromley League's John Cooper Premier Division, Jez Allen's Fourth XI had good cup runs, reaching the final of the Ron Pope Cup at Beckenham Town FC.

Both our Vets teams had enjoyable seasons of friendly yet competitive football. Paul Tanton and Danny Saines bowed out of management with 13 wins and 5 draws from the Vets' 23 matches, while Roger French, Mick O'Flynn and Patrice Mongelard's Senior Vets finished with a symmetrical 17-1-17 record, falling one goal short of 100 and culminating in a successful tour in Belgium.

Off the pitch, the club continues to be run smoothly by a hard-working committee, meeting the ever-present financial challenges with the help of major sponsors AC Wilgar, Culverhouse Accountants and Premier.  We are grateful to them, Shepherd Neame and the many other benefactors of the Guild.

Here's to an even more successful 2017-18 season!

Bromley League and SLA to merge

The Bromley and District League and South London Alliance, both of whom have been struggling for teams in recent seasons, are to merge into a new league, the Bromley and South London Football League (BSLFL).

Both the Third XI and Fourth XI will compete in the new league, starting this coming season; the league formation of divisions has not yet been announced.

Final awards news

Two of the club's administrators have had their service recognised by leagues recently.

Jez Allen, who acted as our secretary to the Bromley and District League, was awarded their George Holden Secretary of the Year trophy, and Ian Couchman, who fulfils a similar role with the Kent County League, has received a long service award. Ian is in the picture receiving his trophy from the league's Philip Smith

Congratulations to Jez and Ian; Vic would be very proud!

Pre-season Training

Byron Beard (1st XI manager) will be running pre-season training from 11am - 1pm starting this Saturday 1st July at the club.  Anyone playing or wishing to play for FOBG (any team) is welcome.  Following this session, he will be running training at the club every Tuesday and Thursday from 7pm.

The Fourth XI will be training on Wednesday evenings at Norman Park (Bromley Common side) from today Wednesday 28 June and subsequent Wednesdays at 7.30pm, and the Sunday XI will start training at the club on 30 July.

Vets training will be at the club every Wednesday at 7pm, starting July 5.

Please email the club if you need more information.

Mark Harrington is our new Vets manager

Mark HarringtonCongratulations to Mark Harrington who will take over from Paul Tanton and Danny Saines in player/managing our younger Vets team from the coming season.

Mark has been with the club for a couple of seasons now and is the current managers' player of the year for the Vets.

The squad will help Mark with the many aspects of running a side.

We wish him well in his new role. 

Friday Night is Jazz Night!
We have high quality live jazz every Friday night at Farrow Fields. Click on the poster to see who's playing.

TRAINING

We regard training as essential; not just for fitness and player progression but for building team spirit, increasing tactical awareness and generally improving chances of on-pitch success.

We have open club training sessions every week on floodlit artificial surfaces.

Current players: see your team manager for information; their details are on the team pages on this website.

New players are welcome; please contact the club for details of sessions.

FA CHARTER STANDARD

FA Charter Standard Information FOBG has held FA Charter Standard Adult Club status for several years now. This is official recognition by the Football Association given to non-league clubs that have demonstrated that they are well run and sustainable. It also recognises the club's commitment to coaching, player and coach development, and the raising of standards of behaviour in the game.
The benefits of having Charter Standard status include:

  • Use of the FA Charter Standard Logo
  • Enhancement of funding applications and bids
  • Kit and equipment grants from the Football Foundation
  • Exclusive workshops
  • Starter pack, including posters, codes of conduct, certificates

This represents a major step forward in the development of Farnborough OBG FC and illustrates the ambitions of the club to develop further both on and off the field.

Many thanks to Malcolm Poynter for his hard work in achieving this recognition for the club.

More information regarding FA Charter Standard status.

NEWS

2017-18 and pre-season friendlies

As we move towards the new season the website will be updated with league formations and pre-season friendlies; be sure to check regularly for news!

Already posted:

  • pre-season games for the First XI, Reserves, Fourth XI and Sunday Reserves;
     
  • full programmes for the Sunday XI and Sunday Reserves (including cup draws);
     
  • full fixture list for the Senior Vets.

Pre-season training...

...starts this week; scroll down for details.

Season 2016-17 round-up

As we tick over into the 2017-18 season, let's take a look at the one just gone.

Pride of place goes to Vince Wray and his Sunday XI, who won the Jack Standen Cup at Bromley FC, this after Vince had suffered a heart attack at the end of 2016, making a full recovery. This and the team's inconsistency led to a mid-table finish in OBDSFL Division 1.

The Sunday Reserves finished third in OBDSFL Division 4 and have gained promotion to Division 3; congratulations to Matt Lenton, Matt Ellis and Jordan Glen, who all played a part in the team's success.

It was a season of consolidation for the First XI who had to manage a post-promotion campaign in the Kent County League Premier Division while coping with a high turnover of players. Byron Beard and John Sargent saw the team safely through to ensure another season in the top division.

Largely due to injuries, the Reserves, managed by James Pyne, Ollie Whitnell and Chris Francis, had an up-and-down season in the KCL Division 3 (West), finishing 11th out of 14 teams. Both our KCL teams will be hopeful of improving on their finishes next season.

Paul Eddleston's 20th campaign in charge of the Third XI ended with the team in a creditable 5th place in a very competitive Division 1 in the SLA's final season.

Despite finishing 9th of 10 teams in the the Bromley League's John Cooper Premier Division, Jez Allen's Fourth XI had good cup runs, reaching the final of the Ron Pope Cup at Beckenham Town FC.

Both our Vets teams had enjoyable seasons of friendly yet competitive football. Paul Tanton and Danny Saines bowed out of management with 13 wins and 5 draws from the Vets' 23 matches, while Roger French, Mick O'Flynn and Patrice Mongelard's Senior Vets finished with a symmetrical 17-1-17 record, falling one goal short of 100 and culminating in a successful tour in Belgium.

Off the pitch, the club continues to be run smoothly by a hard-working committee, meeting the ever-present financial challenges with the help of major sponsors AC Wilgar, Culverhouse Accountants and Premier.  We are grateful to them, Shepherd Neame and the many other benefactors of the Guild.

Here's to an even more successful 2017-18 season!

Bromley League and SLA to merge

The Bromley and District League and South London Alliance, both of whom have been struggling for teams in recent seasons, are to merge into a new league, the Bromley and South London Football League (BSLFL).

Both the Third XI and Fourth XI will compete in the new league, starting this coming season; the league formation of divisions has not yet been announced.

Final awards news

Two of the club's administrators have had their service recognised by leagues recently.

Jez Allen, who acted as our secretary to the Bromley and District League, was awarded their George Holden Secretary of the Year trophy, and Ian Couchman, who fulfils a similar role with the Kent County League, has received a long service award. Ian is in the picture receiving his trophy from the league's Philip Smith

Congratulations to Jez and Ian; Vic would be very proud!

Pre-season Training

Byron Beard (1st XI manager) will be running pre-season training from 11am - 1pm starting this Saturday 1st July at the club.  Anyone playing or wishing to play for FOBG (any team) is welcome.  Following this session, he will be running training at the club every Tuesday and Thursday from 7pm.

The Fourth XI will be training on Wednesday evenings at Norman Park (Bromley Common side) from today Wednesday 28 June and subsequent Wednesdays at 7.30pm, and the Sunday XI will start training at the club on 30 July.

Vets training will be at the club every Wednesday at 7pm, starting July 5.

Please email the club if you need more information.

Mark Harrington is our new Vets manager

Mark HarringtonCongratulations to Mark Harrington who will take over from Paul Tanton and Danny Saines in player/managing our younger Vets team from the coming season.

Mark has been with the club for a couple of seasons now and is the current managers' player of the year for the Vets.

The squad will help Mark with the many aspects of running a side.

We wish him well in his new role. 

Friday Night is Jazz Night!
We have high quality live jazz every Friday night at Farrow Fields. Click on the poster to see who's playing.

TRAINING

We regard training as essential; not just for fitness and player progression but for building team spirit, increasing tactical awareness and generally improving chances of on-pitch success.

We have open club training sessions every week on floodlit artificial surfaces.

Current players: see your team manager for information; their details are on the team pages on this website.

New players are welcome; please contact the club for details of sessions.

FA CHARTER STANDARD

FA Charter Standard Information FOBG has held FA Charter Standard Adult Club status for several years now. This is official recognition by the Football Association given to non-league clubs that have demonstrated that they are well run and sustainable. It also recognises the club's commitment to coaching, player and coach development, and the raising of standards of behaviour in the game.
The benefits of having Charter Standard status include:

  • Use of the FA Charter Standard Logo
  • Enhancement of funding applications and bids
  • Kit and equipment grants from the Football Foundation
  • Exclusive workshops
  • Starter pack, including posters, codes of conduct, certificates

This represents a major step forward in the development of Farnborough OBG FC and illustrates the ambitions of the club to develop further both on and off the field.

Many thanks to Malcolm Poynter for his hard work in achieving this recognition for the club.

More information regarding FA Charter Standard status.