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.
Sunday 15th September 2019
Lawrence Ennis-Webb, OG
Alan Fines 6, Paul Tanton, Sean Blackwall, Simon Davies
Kypros Michael 3, Simon Thomas, Jay Hardy
Saturday 14th September 2019
Michael Cole, Liam O'Flynn
George Sherrin, George Osman, Gary Smith, Alex Barnes
Jack Hollidge, TJ kode
Saturday 21st September 2019
Division 3 West
Sunday 22nd September 2019
Charlton Rangers Vets
West Farleigh Vets
Lewisham Borough Cobras
U12 Premier Division
Sunday round up: Firsts topple champs and a Vets double hat-trick!
A terrific Sunday for the Guild.
The Sunday XI turned around a goal deficit to score twice in the last ten minutes to beat reigning league champions Kumazi Strikers 2-1 at Farrow Fields. Lawrence Ennis-Webb and an own goal settled the issue.
The Sunday Reserves had a free week.
The younger Vets beat Old Colfeians Vets by the remarkable score of 9-5! Alan Fines helped himself to a double hat-trick, with Paul Tanton, Sean Blackwall and Si Davies also contributing goals.
The Senior Vets won 5-1 away to Sanco Vets, Kypros Michael scoring a hat-trick within the last 20 minutes, after Simon Thomas and Jay Hardy had scored.
The Guild's Under 12 Colts begin their league campaign next Sunday at home to Lewisham Borough Cobras.
Saturday round-up: Defeats for Firsts and Reserves, wins for Thirds and Fourths.
The First XI couldn't repeat last week's performance, going down 4-1 at home to leaders Staplehurst Monarchs United in the league. Aaron Smith scored for FOBG.
The Reserves' Kent Cup campaign ended at the first hurdle, as they lost 5-2 at Welling Town Reserves. Mike Cole and Liam O'Flynn (his first for the Guild) were on the scoresheet.
It was a better picture in the Bromley and South London Football League, with both our teams getting their league campaigns off to a winning start. The Third XI beat Lewisham Athletic 4-0 at Farrow Fields, the goals being shared between George Sherrin, George Osman, Gary Smith and Alex Barnes, while strikes from Jack Hollidge and TJ Kode gave the Fourth XI a 2-1 win at South Dulwich.
Guild honoured by four call-ups
The First XI's excellent start to the season has been recognised by four players being called up to the Kent County League Representative squad for the match against the Hertfordshire League on 21 September.
Congratulations to Connor Blackman, Lee Friend, George Perfitt and Harry Tanner. Unfortunately Lee is still injured and will miss the match.
Our cup match at Bexley has been postponed until the following week, 28 September.
Our Social Media
As well as our website, we have an official presence on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter. In addition, most of our nine teams have their own Twitter accounts.
Got an injury or niggle?
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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.
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.