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Winchester City

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Southern league Division One South West


One of the oldest Southern clubs, Winchester City although formed in 1884, remained in local football for over a hundred years. Representing one of the county’s most famous cities, the club with the nickname of ‘The Capitals’ competed in The Hampshire League until they qualified for The Southern League in 1971.

Two seasons later the club returned to the county competition where they remained until enjoying the best spell in their history. The second Hampshire championship brought a move up to The Wessex League where a wonderful sequence of 1st, 2nd and 1st again took ‘ The Capitals’ into The Southern League.

Having also won The FA Vase in 2004,  the club celebrated their best years but once again the Southern League spell was a short one. However, the return to the Wessex League only lasted two seasons and the club were promoted as champions for their third spell in the Southern League.

Unless one is involved within a club, it is difficult to understand it’s confidence swings and the atmosphere within. Winchester City celebrated a championship and promotion at the end of the 2011-2012 campaign and then must have felt terrible misery one year later. Club members will know the story but its confusing to the rest of the football world.


Club Factfile

Previous Name(s):
The City Ground, Hillier Way, Winchester SO 23 7SR
0962 810 200
From Junction 9 on the M3 take the A33/A34 for one mile then follow A33 for a further mile. Take the first left into Kings Worthy and follow the road fro ablaut there miles. When you enter the 30 mph zone take the second left, first right then left into Hillier Way. Ground is on the right.
Record Attendance:
1818 v Bideford FA Vase Semi-Final 2004

Club History

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 1991-1992Hampshire League Division Two1st
1992-1993Hampshire League Division One11th
1993-1994Hampshire League Division One7th
1994-1995Hampshire League Division One12th
1995-1996Hampshire League Division One12th
1996-1997Hampshire League Division One14th
1997-1998Hampshire League Division One14th
1998-1999Hampshire League Division One17th
1999-2000Hampshire League Division One4th
 2000-2001Hampshire League Division One1st
2001-2002Hampshire League Premier Division3rd
 2002-2003Hampshire League Premier Division1st
 2003-2004Wessex League1stNeil Hards
2004-2005Wessex League2ndNeil Hards
 2005-2006Wessex League1stSteve Moss
2006-2007Southern League Division One SW13thSteve Moss
2007-2008Southern League Division One SW17thAndy Leader
2008-2009Southern League Division One SW22ndAndy Leader
2009-2010Wessex League11thShaun Brooks
2010-2011Wessex League3rdPaul McCarthy
 2011-2012Southern League Division One SW1stPaul McCarthy
2012-2013Southern League Division One SW22ndGuy Butters
2013-2014Wessex League

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