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Banstead Athletic

Currently Playing In:

Combined Counties Division One

 

A club that emerged after The Second World War playing as Banstead Juniors in the Epsom & Ewell League, before moving through The Sutton & District Competition and into The Surrey Intermediate League as Banstead Athletic in 1947.

Two years later the club were given senior status as a Surrey Senior League club and then in 1965-1966, the ‘A’s ‘ joined The Spartan League where they enjoyed a successful period which enabled them to be accepted by The Athenian League in 1979.

Five years later when the Athenian League closed down, Banstead were elected to the Isthmian League Division Two South and remained an Isthmian club until 2006. The club found football at this level difficult despite the inspiration of an FA Vase Semi-Final in 1997.
However, long serving manager Bob Langford kept the club competitive, until in 2006, the club decided to cut costs and join the very local Combined Counties competition where sadly, they have now slipped into Division One.

 

Club Factfile

 
Previous Name(s):
Banstead Juniors
Ground:
Merland Rise, Tadworth, Surrey KT20 5JG
Telephone:
01737 350 982
Directions:
From M25 Junction 8 follow signs to Banstead Sports Centre
Capacity:
1500
Seats:
1500
Covered:
Yes
Yes
Clubhouse:
Yes
Shop:
No
Record Attendance:
1400 v Leytonstone FA Amateur Cup 1953
Most Recent Senior Honour:
London Spartan League Cup 1965-1966
 

Club History

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 YearLeaguePositionManager
1977-1978Spartan League
1978-1979Spartan LeagueTom Dixon
1979-1980Athenian League12thAlan Brazier
1980-1981Athenian League3rdAlan Brazier
1981-1982Athenian League8thAlan Brazier
1982-1983Athenian League7thAlan Brazier
1983-1984Athenian League7thAlan Brazier
1984-1985Isthmian League Div 2 South9thColin Turner
1985-1986Isthmian League Div 2 South11thColin Turner
1986-1987Isthmian League Div 2 South17thColin Turner
1987-1988Isthmian League Div 2 South21stDickson Gill
1988-1989Isthmian League Div 2 South16thBobby Knock
1989-1990Isthmian League Div 2 South11thBobby Knock
1990-1991Isthmian League Div 2 South11thBobby Knock
1991-1992Isthmian League Division Two14thBobby Knock
1992-1993Isthmian League Division Two13thBobby Knock
1993-1994Isthmian League Division Two9thBobby Mapleson
1994-1995Isthmian League Division Two8thBobby Mapleson
1995-1996Isthmian League Division Two4thBob Mapleson & Bob Langford
1996-1997Isthmian League Division Two8thBob Langford
1997-1998Isthmian League Division Two13thBob Langford
1998-1999Isthmian League Division Two6thBob Langford
1999-2000Isthmian League Division Two10thBob Langford
2000-2001Isthmian League Division Two11thBob Langford
2001-2002Isthmian League Division Two5thBob Langford
2002-2003Isthmian League Division Two16thBob Langford
2003-2004Isthmian League Div One South18thBob Langford
2004-2005Isthmian League Division One17thBob Langford
2005-2006Isthmian League Division One20thBob Langford
2006-2007Combined Counties Premier Div6thGraham Banyard
2007-2008Combined Counties Premier Div17thGraham Banyard
2008-2009Combined Counties Premier Div10thDave Leaworthy
2009-2010Combined Counties Premier Div20thDave Leaworthy
2010-2011Combined Counties Premier Div17thGraham Banyard
2011-2012Combined Counties Premier Div22ndGraham Banyard
2012-2013Combined Counties Division One17thAndrew Tucker
2013-2014Combined Counties Division One11thJack Johnson
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