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 13th October 2019
Tim Beckford 2, Sam Fitzgerald. AET. Lost on Penalties.
Alan Fines 2, Barry Grainger 2, Robin Moody, OG
Kypros Michael 2, Simon Thomas, OG
Opposition could not field a team.
Saturday 12th October 2019
Lewi Longhurst 2, Lee Friend
Jamie Spiteri 2, Charlie Pitt, Jay Yehia
TJ Kode 2, Jack Hollidge
Tuesday 8th October 2019
Lee Friend 2
Wednesday 16th October 2019
Saturday 19th October 2019
To be advised
Sunday 20th October 2019
To be advised
Welling Town Green
U12 Premier Division
Weekend round-up: Firsts now second!
The First XI maintained their unbeaten away league record with a 3-1 success at Borden Village, our first win against them in six attempts since the first ever meeting in September 2016, when Luke Johnson (then just a mere player!) penned this amusing match report. On this occasion Lewi Longhurst (2) and Lee Friend were the scorers for FOBG. The three points move the Guild into second place in the table.
The Reserves couldn't recover from a horrendous first half performance at home to Hildenborough Athletic in the Sevenoaks Charity Cup, but in the end made the scoreline respectable, losing 6-4. Jamie Spiteri (2), Charlie Pitt and Jay Yehia (his first for the club) were among the goals.
The Third XI were saved a trip to Pembury, also in the Sevenoaks Charity Cup, by an early postponement.
The Fourth XI progressed in the Kent Junior Cup with a 3-2 win away to Gravesend-based FC Grand, helped by goals from TJ Kode (2) and Jack Hollidge, and (yet another) penalty save by player/manager Jez Allen.
The Sunday XI travelled to the same venue as the Fourths for their Kent Sunday Premier Cup tie against Real Gima, were on the wrong end of several decisions, and eventually went out on penalties, the match having finished 3-3 after extra time. Tim Beckford scored twice and Sam Fitzgerald opened his account for the season.
The Sunday Reserves' home Kent Cup tie against Beckenham Manor fell victim to the overnight rain.
The Vets won 6-3 away to Old Colfeians Vets, Alan Fines and Barry Grainger getting two each, Robin Moody one and an own goal also featured. Guildsman Danny Mullins scored a hat-trick for the opposition!
The Senior Vets defeated Inter the Valley Vets 4-1 on a saturated pitch at Farrow Fields. Kypros Michael grabbed a brace, Simon Thomas made his regular contribution to the scoresheet and there was another own goal.
The Under 12 Colts had their cup game at Swanscombe postponed as the home side could not field a team, so the tie has been awarded to FOBG.
Launched: our brand new magazine!
Our brand new magazine has been published!
32 packed pages (only the back cover has advertising) covering news of all nine Guild teams, player profiles, photos, behind the scenes, etc.
We intend to produce a few issues each season.
You can obtain your copy for £2 inc. p&p by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to our very own Gary Willison for winning the Kent FA Grassroots Supporter of the Year award.
Here he is seen collecting his award from Kent FA CEO Darryl Haden.
Gary has been pivotal during the clubs recent projects. He has also played a huge part in helping every Saturday and Sunday with the Academy and the home games set up.
Continue the great work Gary, see you Saturday!
Video highlights of the Sunday Reserves
Watch the full game or selected highlights of the Sunday Reserves' win at Hatcham Beckenham Manor on 22 September HERE.
Are you on top of the new "sin bin" law?
The season is now well under way and referees have the new "sin bin" law at their disposal. The FA has issued an online quiz about sin bins that can be taken as a player, match official or club official.
Think you understand the new law? You can find out by clicking HERE.
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?
Don't forget, we are subscribed to Jon W Sports Injury for all our sports injury needs.
Jon W Sports Injury is a leading sports injury clinic who work with many clubs in the area offering expert injury assessment, treatment and football-based rehabilitation programs for the effective recovery of all sports injuries.
Both therapists have worked and at professional and semi-professional football level. All Guild players receive £5 off every treatment session with them (making a 30-minute appointment just £18 or £20 dependent on location). More information can be seen on their website www.jonwsportsinjury.co.uk but please feel free to contact them to discuss any needs.
Jon W Sports Injury has clinics in The Warren, Hayes and Charterhouse Road, Orpington. They operate flexible working hours to allow for after school/work appointments. They can be contacted at email@example.com or on 07825 835305.
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.