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 20th August 2017

Friendly
Sunday XI
Laurence Ennis-Webb 2
2 - 0
Craven Park
Friendly
Sunday Res.
Southwark Town
Vets
No fixture
Senior Vets
No fixture

Saturday 19th August 2017

Kent County League
Premier Division
First XI
Jourdan Howard, Leon Farrell (pen.)
2 - 2
Otford United
Friendly
FC Elmstead Reserves
1 - 0
Reserves
Friendly
Old Bromleians
Third XI
Friendly
Old Tonbridgians Res.
4 - 2
Fourth XI
Alan Fines, Jack Hollidge

Wednesday 16th August 2017

Friendly
Sunday Res.
Billy Shinners, Kevin Lott, Ross Warburton
3 - 0
Wilderpark

FIXTURES

Wednesday 23rd August 2017

Vets v.
Defiance
Comp:
Friendly
Kick off:
7:00pm
Meet:
6:00pm
Referee:
Assistants:

Saturday 26th August 2017

First XI v.
Borden Village
Comp:
Kent County League
Premier Division
Kick off:
2:45pm
Meet:
1:30pm
Referee:
John Barnard
Assistants:
Steve Martin and Paul Webb
Reserves v.
Bridon Ropes Reserves
Comp:
Kent County League
Division 3 West
Kick off:
2:45pm
Meet:
1:30pm
Referee:
Gary Tomsett
Assistants:
Third XI v.
No fixture
Fourth XI v.
River Plate
Comp:
Friendly
Kick off:
2:00pm
Meet:
1:00pm
Referee:
Assistants:

Sunday 27th August 2017

Sunday XI v.
Chislehurst
Comp:
Friendly
Kick off:
10:45am
Meet:
9:30am
Referee:
Michael Creatura
Assistants:
Sunday Res. v.
No fixture
Vets v.
No fixture
Senior Vets v.
Orpington Vets
Comp:
Friendly
Kick off:
10:30am
Meet:
9:30am
Referee:
Assistants:

Monday 28th August 2017

First XI v.
Metrogas
Comp:
Kent County League
Premier Division
Kick off:
2:45pm
Meet:
1:30pm
Referee:
John Baigan
Assistants:
Liam How and Peter Crichlow

NEWS

First XI draw with Otford

The First XI picked up their first point of the season in an entertaining 2-2 draw at home to Otford United.  Jourdan Howard and Leon Farwell (penalty) scored for the Guild.  All the goals were scored in a see-saw first half.

FA clamp down on dissent

The Football Association have introduced a series of tough new mandatory bans for grassroots players who abuse referees.
 
In a series of rule changes that will come into force for the 2017-18 season, players at all grassroots and youth levels will now receive an automatic and minimum five-year ban from football if they assault a referee. There will also be at least an 84-day ban and £100 fine for any physical contact with a match official.
 
Verbal threats will now be sanctioned with a minimum ban of 56 days, or six matches, and a fine of £50.

Support Alex and Harry's charity run!

Guild members Alex Cramp and Harry Tanner are running a half-marathon in aid of The Sick Children's Trust, a charity which enables families to remain together by providing accommodation and support to the families of children being treated in hospital often miles away from home.  

You can support them by donating HERE.

Kent County League August fixtures released

August's fixtures for the First XI and Reserves have been issued, and are on the club's website.  They are not yet on the league's website.

The First XI open their campaign with a trip to Bexley on 12 August, followed by three home games, including Bank Holiday Monday 28 August.

The Reserves start with a home match against Bridon Ropes Reserves on Saturday 26 August..  This is a change to the original fixture.

Pre-season training has started!

Byron Beard (1st XI manager) is running pre-season training at the club every Tuesday and Thursday from 7pm. Anyone playing or wishing to play for FOBG (any team) is welcome.  

The Sunday XI now have friendlies every week until the season proper.

Vets train at the club every Wednesday at 7pm.

Please email the club if you need more information.

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.

We have open club training sessions every week on floodlit artificial surfaces.

Current players: see your team manager for information; their details are on the team pages on this website.

New players are welcome; please contact the club for details of sessions.

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.

NEWS

First XI draw with Otford

The First XI picked up their first point of the season in an entertaining 2-2 draw at home to Otford United.  Jourdan Howard and Leon Farwell (penalty) scored for the Guild.  All the goals were scored in a see-saw first half.

FA clamp down on dissent

The Football Association have introduced a series of tough new mandatory bans for grassroots players who abuse referees.
 
In a series of rule changes that will come into force for the 2017-18 season, players at all grassroots and youth levels will now receive an automatic and minimum five-year ban from football if they assault a referee. There will also be at least an 84-day ban and £100 fine for any physical contact with a match official.
 
Verbal threats will now be sanctioned with a minimum ban of 56 days, or six matches, and a fine of £50.

Support Alex and Harry's charity run!

Guild members Alex Cramp and Harry Tanner are running a half-marathon in aid of The Sick Children's Trust, a charity which enables families to remain together by providing accommodation and support to the families of children being treated in hospital often miles away from home.  

You can support them by donating HERE.

Kent County League August fixtures released

August's fixtures for the First XI and Reserves have been issued, and are on the club's website.  They are not yet on the league's website.

The First XI open their campaign with a trip to Bexley on 12 August, followed by three home games, including Bank Holiday Monday 28 August.

The Reserves start with a home match against Bridon Ropes Reserves on Saturday 26 August..  This is a change to the original fixture.

Pre-season training has started!

Byron Beard (1st XI manager) is running pre-season training at the club every Tuesday and Thursday from 7pm. Anyone playing or wishing to play for FOBG (any team) is welcome.  

The Sunday XI now have friendlies every week until the season proper.

Vets train at the club every Wednesday at 7pm.

Please email the club if you need more information.

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.

We have open club training sessions every week on floodlit artificial surfaces.

Current players: see your team manager for information; their details are on the team pages on this website.

New players are welcome; please contact the club for details of sessions.

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.