Buckingham Town F.C.

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Buckingham Town
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Full name Buckingham Town Football Club
Nickname(s) The Robins
Founded 1883
Ground Manor Fields, Milton Keynes, MK2 2HX
Ground Capacity 2,500 (600 seating)
Chairman Vince Hyde
Manager Chris Robson
League United Counties League
Division One
2014–15 United Counties League
Division One, 16th

Buckingham Town F.C. is an English football club based in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire. The club are currently members of Division One of the United Counties League and play at The Irish Centre in Milton Keynes. They were evicted from their traditional Ford Meadow home at the end of the 2010/11 season and played at the Winslow Centre, Winslow in 2011/12.

History

The club were established in 1883 and initially played in local leagues. They won the Aylesbury & District League in 1902–03 and 1936–37 and the North Bucks League in 1924–25, 1928–29, 1933–34, 1935–36, 1936–37, 1938–39, 1948–49 and 1949–50.[1] They were founder members of the Hellenic League in 1953, but left after only four seasons.[2] They then joined the South Midlands League, in which they played until joining the United Counties League in 1974. They were Premier Division champions and Knockout Cup winners in 1983–84, and the following season they reached the first round of the FA Cup for the first (and to date only) time in their history, losing 2–0 at home to Orient. In 1985–86 they won the Premier Division again and were promoted to the Midland Division of the Southern League. They won the Southern Division in 1990–91, but were not promoted as their ground failed to meet the standards required. They remained members of the Southern League until finishing bottom of the Southern Division in 1996–97 season, when they were relegated back to the Premier Division of the UCL. They were relegated to Division One at the end of the 2006–07 season. Since their relegation the club has seen some tough times. In 2010 they were evicted from their famous Ford Meadow home, and spent the 2011/12 season playing at the Winslow Centre, in Winslow. In the 2012/13 season they moved further from their Buckingham home by agreeing to play their home games at Manor Fields in Bletchley. At the start of the 2014/15 season they received a Stadia Improvement grant to carry out refurbishment works to Manor Fields. These works were completed in July 2015, and now gives the Robins a G graded stadium. Current manager Chris Robson who was a long term player before taking the Manager position has been in charge since June 2014.

Honours

  • Southern League
    • Southern Division champions 1990–91
  • United Counties League
    • Premier Division champions 1983–84, 1985–86
    • Knockout Cup winners 1983–84
  • Aylesbury & District League
    • Champions 1902–03, 1936–37
  • North Bucks League
    • Champions 1924–25, 1928–29, 1933–34, 1935–36, 1936–37, 1938–39, 1948–49, 1949–50

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