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Waltham Abbey

Currently Playing In:

Isthmian League Division One North

 

Another postwar club was formed as football took off again in 1944, but were originally known as Abbey Sports. An amalgamation with Beechfield Sports in 1974 produced Beechfields FC, but then two years later, the club became known as Waltham Abbey and serious football was played in the Spartan League until 2000.

A move across to the Essex Senior League came after a season playing in the Essex & Herts Border Combination. The four years saw an improvement each season, with the first ever promotion to The Isthmian League achieved after finishing as The Essex runners-up in 2006.

‘The Abbotts’ initially found the senior standard a tough challenge and although three changes of manager haven’t made consolidation easy, one season was experienced in the Premier Division and the club will be aiming to return for a longer stay in the future.

 

Club Factfile

 
Previous Name(s):
Abby Sports merged with Beechfield Sports in 1974 to form Beechfields re-named Waltham Abbey in 1976
Ground:
Capershotts, Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1 LU
Telephone:
01992 711 287
Directions:
Exit M25 at junction 26 and take 2nd left at roundabout into Honey Lane (A121). At the Sewardstone rounderbout take third right into Sewardstone Road, which takes you over the M25. Ground is first right before cemetery.
Capacity:
2000
Seats:
300
Covered:
Yes
500
Clubhouse:
Yes
Shop:
No
Most Recent Senior Honour:
Essex Senior Cup 2004-2005
 

Club History

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 YearLeaguePositionManager
1980-1981Spartan League Premier Division7th
1981-1982Spartan League Premier Division6th
1982-1983Spartan League Premier Division11th
1983-1984Spartan League Premier Division5th
1984-1985Spartan League Premier Division8th
1985-1986Spartan League Premier Division10th
1986-1987Spartan League Premier Division6th
1987-1988Spartan League Premier Division14th
1988-1989Spartan League Premier Division12th
1989-1990Spartan League Premier Division9th
1990-1991Spartan League Premier Division9th
1991-1992Spartan League Premier Division11th
1992-1993Spartan League Premier Division12th
1993-1994Spartan League Premier Division8thDenis Tekel
1994-1995Spartan League Premier Division12thDenis Tekel
1995-1996Spartan League Premier Division13th
1996-1997Spartan League Premier Division10thJoe Collins & John Ward
1997-1998Spartan South Midlands Division One South6th
1998-1999Spartan South Midlands Premier Division11th
1999-2000Spartan South Midlands Premier Division6thMartyn Busson
2000-2001
2001-2002Essex & Herts Border Combination Division One2nd
2002-2003Essex Senior League10th
2003-2004Essex Senior League6th
2004-2005Essex Senior League3rd
2005-2006Essex Senior League2ndBob Ballard
2006-2007Isthmian League Division One North10th
2007-2008Isthmian League Division One North14thDarren Honeyball
2008-2009Isthmian League Division One North4thBob Ballard
2009-2010Isthmian League Premier Division21stLee Johnson
2010-2011Isthmian League Division One North11thTony Mercer
2011-2012Isthmian League Division One North14thOlawale Ojelabi
2012-2013Isthmian League Division One North13thPaul Wickenden
2013-2014Isthmian League Division One North
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