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.
Monday 22nd April 2019
Sunday 21st April 2019
Kypros Michael 4, Danny Mullins 2, Gordon Thompson 2, Jay Hardy
Saturday 20th April 2019
Division 3 West
Michael Cole 2, Nick Pitt, Ed Breen, Matt Edmonton
Saturday 27th April 2019
Division 3 West
To be advised
Sunday 28th April 2019
£6,000 raised for St Christopher's Hospice!
The Guild's Easter Fun Day on Sunday raised an incredible £6,005 for St Christopher's Hospice.
Paul Parsons, Adult Bereavement Co-ordinator at the hospice, told us that "St Christopher's is honoured to have been chosen as the beneficiary of this event. We rely on the kind donations of the community to help us support over 6,500 people a year. It was the epitome of how the community pulls together in the face of adversity to produce a poignant and yet family friendly fun event that will benefit so many other patients and family members in the future".
Our Chairman Danny Saines said "Many thanks to everyone who turned up this afternoon to support the Guild’s Community Day, raising money and awareness for St Christopher’s Hospice. It was great to see so many players and friends from all eight teams. Well done everyone. Today we made the club very proud".
There are simply too many who contributed to the success of the event to thank individually, but a special mention must go to Matt Ellis, whose brainchild it was.
Weekend round-up - as if three Allens wasn't enough!
It is actually a long weekend round-up as the First XI had a home match against Peckham Town on Easter Monday afternoon. The result didn't go the Guild's way (0-2).
On Saturday the First XI travelled down to Staplehurst Monarchs United and put in a very good performance, albeit in a 3-1 defeat (Guild scorer: Dekklund Wallace), which gave the hosts the league title. Congratulations to them on an excellent season.
The good news for us is that last week's point earned against Stansfeld O&B Club confirmed that we will play Premier Division football again next season. Congratulations to manager Luke Johnson and his team.
On Easter Sunday the Sunday XI faltered, losing 2-1 at home to Ex Blues, Sam Fitzgerald the Guild scorer.
Neither the Sunday Reserves or the younger Vets team had a match scheduled.
The Senior Vets recorded a 9-3 away victory against Sanatogen Vets. Kypros Michael scored four goals, Danny Mullins and Gordon Thompson each grabbed a brace, and Jay Hardy also found the net.
Back on Saturday, the Reserves thumped Long Lane Reserves 5-0 at Farrow Fields. The scorers were Michael Cole (2), Nick Pitt, Ed Breen and Matt Edmonton.
The Fourth XI had a bad day and exited the President's Trophy at the quarter-final stage, beaten 5-1 at home by Wickham Park Reserves. A disappointing result on which to finish an excellent campaign, but a touch of Guild history as manager and "one proud dad" Jez Allen and his three sons Luke, Jamie and Daniel made it four family members playing in a competitive match for the first time.
Easter Soccer School a great success!
Our first ever two-week course was brilliantly attended by a total of 89 children this Easter. We'd like to extend a thank you to all coaches, parents and kids who have supported our holiday camps.
Some photos of Thursday's (18 April) session are below; these and more can be seen in our website gallery HERE.
Reserves v. Greenways Aces - Photos
Club photographer Colin Brazier's photos from the Reserves' recent home 1-1 draw with Greenways Aces can be viewed HERE.
Video and Photos of the Kent Sunday Junior Trophy win!
The Kent FA have made an excellent 15 minute video with commentary of the Sunday Reserves' cup final win at the Gallagher Stadium, home of Maidstone United FC, which you can see HERE.
You can also browse through not one but TWO sets of photos from the match:
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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.