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.
Saturday 20th July 2019
Tugay Ali 2, Ray Knight, Josh Dalsan, Steve McQueen
Tuesday 16th July 2019
Sporting Thamesmead could not field a team.
Sunday 21st July 2019
Wednesday 24th July 2019
Saturday 27th July 2019
Water, water, everywhere!
Through a grant from the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF), we have funded the drilling of a water borehole which will provide us with the water required to irrigate both pitches.
This is an enormous leap forward for the Guild, as despite the investment of thousands of pounds (and man hours!) we have been fighting an uphill struggle to get our playing surfaces to the required standard as our summers become more consistently hot and dry.
The works involve drilling down to the water table, pumping water to containers pitchside (Geotech Ltd) and then pipework, pumps and sprinklers to the pitches (City Irrigation) and finally using the sprinklers (club volunteers!!!).
Thanks to all involved, especially Matt Ellis for leading the grant application.
First XI strike early form and fixture news.
The First XI hit form with a 4-1 pre-season win against Belvedere at Bishop Justus on Saturday.
Scorers were Lee Friend, Kalum Daini, Dekklund Wallace and Ray Knight.
Tuesday's proposed friendly has been cancelled as the opposition couldn't field a team, so the next game is Saturday 20 July, away to AFC Mottingham (venue TBA).
Our open pre-season training will be at Tugmutton Common this summer. All players / prospective players are welcome.
Our soccer school returns for summer!
Our soccer school sessions so far have been very successful and enjoyable, for all involved!
It returns in the summer holidays (July 30th, 31st, August 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 15th).
Places are available for individual days or multiples.
Enrol or ask for more details by emailing the club.
The (pre) season begins!
We began our pre-season programme at the weekend with a friendly on each day.
On Saturday the First XI took on Hackney Wick at Bishop Justus School, and put on a good display against the Step 6 outfit, albeit in a 1-3 defeat. Tunde Adeloye scored a penalty for the Guild.
On Sunday the Senior Vets entertained Sands United Kent at Farrow Fields. In a competitive game played in excellent spirit, FOBG finished 5-2 winners. Simon Thomas got a hat-trick, with Michael Hills and Jay Hardy also netting. Archie Hobbs-Moore and Jim Matthews replied for the visitors. Thanks to Jim St John for refereeing. £143 was raised for Sands on the day.
Sands is the Stillbirth and neonatal death charity. Click HERE for the story behind Sands United.
Our Social Media
Social media are becoming increasingly more important to the profile of a modern football club.
As well as our website, we have an official presence on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter. In addition, most of our nine teams have their own Twitter accounts.
Got an injury or niggle?
Don't forget, we are subscribed to Jon W Sports Injury for all our sports injury needs.
Jon W Sports Injury is a leading sports injury clinic who work with many clubs in the area offering expert injury assessment, treatment and football-based rehabilitation programs for the effective recovery of all sports injuries.
Both therapists have worked and at professional and semi-professional football level. All Guild players receive £5 off every treatment session with them (making a 30-minute appointment just £18 or £20 dependent on location). More information can be seen on their website www.jonwsportsinjury.co.uk but please feel free to contact them to discuss any needs.
Jon W Sports Injury has clinics in The Warren, Hayes and Charterhouse Road, Orpington. They operate flexible working hours to allow for after school/work appointments. They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07825 835305.
Jazz at the Guild
We have high quality live jazz every Friday night at Farrow Fields. Click on the poster to see who's playing.
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.
During the season we have a club training session every Wednesday evening from 8pm-9pm at Bishop Justus School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley, Kent BR2 8HZ on a full size 3G pitch. Click HERE for a map.
Prospective new players are welcome to come along.
FA CHARTER STANDARD
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.