Farnborough OBG FC
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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.

RESULTS

Sunday 21st July 2019

Senior Vets
No fixture

Saturday 20th July 2019

Friendly
AFC Mottingham
2 - 5
First XI
Tugay Ali 2, Ray Knight, Josh Dalsan, Steve McQueen
Reserves
No fixture
Third XI
No fixture
Fourth XI
No fixture

Tuesday 16th July 2019

Friendly
Sporting Thamesmead
P - P
First XI
Sporting Thamesmead could not field a team.

FIXTURES

Wednesday 24th July 2019

First XI v.
Holmesdale
Comp:
Friendly
Kick off:
7:15pm

Saturday 27th July 2019

First XI v.
Snodland Town
Comp:
Friendly
Kick off:
2:00pm
Third XI v.
St Lawrence
Away at:
To be advised
Comp:
Friendly
Kick off:
tbc

Sunday 28th July 2019

Sunday XI v.
Hatcham
Comp:
Friendly
Kick off:
10:30am
Referee:
Jim Grimley
Sunday Res. v.
Metrogas
Comp:
Friendly
Kick off:
11:00am
Referee:
Adam Clayton
Senior Vets v.
No fixture

NEWS

Water, water, everywhere!

Through a grant from the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF), we have funded the drilling of a water borehole which will provide us with the water required to irrigate both pitches.

This is an enormous leap forward for the Guild, as despite the investment of thousands of pounds (and man hours!) we have been fighting an uphill struggle to get our playing surfaces to the required standard as our summers become more consistently hot and dry.

The works involve drilling down to the water table, pumping water to containers pitchside (Geotech Ltd) and then pipework, pumps and sprinklers to the pitches (City Irrigation) and finally using the sprinklers (club volunteers!!!).

Thanks to all involved, especially Matt Ellis for leading the grant application.

First XI strike early form and fixture news.

The First XI hit form with a 4-1 pre-season win against Belvedere at Bishop Justus on Saturday.

Scorers were Lee Friend, Kalum Daini, Dekklund Wallace and Ray Knight.

Tuesday's proposed friendly has been cancelled as the opposition couldn't field a team, so the next game is Saturday 20 July, away to AFC Mottingham (venue TBA).

Pre-season training

Our open pre-season training will be at Tugmutton Common this summer.  All players / prospective players are welcome.

Full details:

Tugmutton Common, Starts Hill Road, Orpington BR6 8HF.

Our soccer school returns for summer!

Our soccer school sessions so far have been very successful and enjoyable, for all involved!

It returns in the summer holidays (July 30th, 31st, August 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 15th).

Places are available for individual days or multiples.

Enrol or ask for more details by emailing the club.

The (pre) season begins!

We began our pre-season programme at the weekend with a friendly on each day.

On Saturday the First XI took on Hackney Wick at Bishop Justus School, and put on a good display against the Step 6 outfit, albeit in a 1-3 defeat.  Tunde Adeloye scored a penalty for the Guild.

On Sunday the Senior Vets entertained Sands United Kent at Farrow Fields.  In a competitive game played in excellent spirit, FOBG finished 5-2 winners.  Simon Thomas got a hat-trick, with Michael Hills and Jay Hardy also netting. Archie Hobbs-Moore and Jim Matthews replied for the visitors.  Thanks to Jim St John for refereeing.  £143 was raised for Sands on the day.

Sands is the Stillbirth and neonatal death charity.   Click HERE for the story behind Sands United.

Our Social Media

Social media are becoming increasingly more important to the profile of a modern football club.

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.

Facebook 
 
Between 4th June - 1st July 
Our posts have reached 2,379 people. 911 of them engaged (clicked the post to view the photo or information given). 5 new page likes. 157 total page likes.
 
Instagram 
 
Posts: 118 
Followers: 202
Following: 71 (mainly other clubs along with players from FOBGFC. 
 
Between 18th June - 24th June we had 2,459 profile visits, 12 website clicks, 2 emails and 4 people click for directions. 
 
Between 25th June - 1st July we had 1,282 accounts reached (people that have seen our profile) and 7,516 impressions (total number of times our posts have been seen).
 
Follow us on social media:
 
Facebook: fobgfc
 
Instagram: fobgfc
 
Twitter
@fobgfc (official, including First XI); 
 
@fobg_reserves (Saturday Reserves);
 
@fobg_thirds (Third XI);
 
@fc4ths (Fourth XI);
 
@fobg_sunday_1st (Sunday First XI);
 
@fcfobg (Sunday Reserves);
 
YouTube: FOBGFC Kent.
 
Website: www.fobgfc.org

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 jonwsportsinjury@hotmail.co.uk or on 07825 835305.

Jazz at the Guild

Friday Night is Jazz Night!

We have high quality live jazz every Friday night at Farrow Fields. Click on the poster to see who's playing.

TRAINING

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

FA Charter Standard Information 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.