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 14th July 2018
Lee Friend 2, George Perfitt (pen.), Steve McQueen
Saturday 21st July 2018
Wednesday 25th July 2018
Forest Hill Park
Sevenoaks Cup draws
The draws for the Sevenoaks Charity Cups have been made.
In the Senior Section first round, the Reserves have a home match against Malgo FC, while in the Junior Section first round, the Third XI will visit Ide Hill Reserves.
It is the first time we will have played a fixture against Malgo FC.
Ide Hill, on the other hand, have been frequent opponents in recent years. Excluding pre-season friendlies, the Sevenoaks League club boast a 4-2 lead in wins over the last seven seasons. All but one of these matches have involved Ide Hill's first team. In the exception, in November 2011, a James Cheshire double was scant consolation in a 5-2 defeat, also in the Sevenoaks Junior Cup.
Both games are scheduled for 20 October.
Steve Viner to stand down as Chairman
After 14 years in the post, Football Club Chairman Steve Viner has decided not to stand for re-election at this year's AGM.
Steve's chairmanship has seen many positive changes at the Guild. The number of teams at the club, the league standard of each side, the quality of the playing surfaces have all increased during his tenure.
In addition, his skill at negotiation and leading club committee meetings have helped the Guild in acquiring its many club sponsors, redeveloping the dressing rooms and shower areas and steering the club through the dark days following the passing of the Guild's heart and soul, Vic Farrow.
Steve would be the first to say all these achievements have been the result of a great team effort with other individuals making huge contributions to the Guild's development, but it is fair comment that they would not have been made with the same speed and success without him as Chairman.
He has also put in a tremendous amount of time and effort for the Guild, giving up every available Saturday during the season from 11am to 7pm to be at the club, but now feels the time is right to "have a proper retirement".
He will still be seen around the club, but not quite as often!
We wish him well in his new role as Former Chairman, joining the exclusive club of Hugh Baldock, Phil Grainger, Vic Goddard and Glyn Farrell.
We will be electing a new Chairman at the club's AGM on 13 August; nominations must be in by Monday 23 July.
Pre-season training has begun
Summer training is now at Bishop Justus School, Magpie Hall Lane every Wednesday from 8-9pm.
FOBG Football Club AGM - Monday 13 August
Farnborough OBG Football Club
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
MONDAY 13 AUGUST 2018, 9.30pm
(following monthly committee meeting)
At FARNBOROUGH (KENT) SPORTS CLUB
Farrow Fields, High Street, Farnborough, Kent BR6 7BA
Notice is hereby given that the Football Club Annual General Meeting will be held at :
FARNBOROUGH ( KENT) SPORTS CLUB
Farrow Fields, High Street, Farnborough,
Kent BR6 7BA on Monday 13 August 2018. Starting at 9.30pm
1. Minutes of last AGM
2, Matters arising
3. Hon. Secretary’s report
4. Hon Treasurer’s report
5. Rule changes
6. Election of officers
7. Fixture programme 2018-19
All welcome; all playing members should attend this meeting.
Proposed management committee for season 2018-19 for election
HON. PRESIDENT: IAN COUCHMAN
HON. CHAIRMAN: Vacant
HON. SECRETARY: Vacant
ACTING HON. SECRETARY (Kent County League): IAN COUCHMAN
ACTING HON. SECRETARY (Bromley and South London League): JEZ ALLEN
ACTING HON. SECRETARY (OBDSFL): VINCE WRAY
HON. MINUTES SECRETARY: DANNY SAINES
HON. TREASURER: STEVE BLANCHARD
HON. FIXTURE SECRETARY: PAUL PARSONS
HON. IT OFFICER: COLIN BRAZIER
CHARTER STANDARD: Vacant
CLUB CAPTAIN: ALEX BARNES
As club officers and team managers, plus committee members to be (re-)elected:
Des Fallon, Jordan Glen, Paul Tanton.
PROPOSED TEAM MANAGERS 2018-19
First Eleven: Luke Johnson
Reserves: Nick Pitt
Third Eleven: Paul Eddleston
Fourth Eleven: Jez Allen
Sunday Eleven: Vince Wray (assistant: Billy Webb)
Sunday Eleven Reserves: Matt Ellis
Young Vets: Marcus Allen
Senior Vets: Mick O'Flynn and Patrice Mongelard
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. Please keep an eye on the website for when pre-season begins.
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.