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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.


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RESULTS

Sunday 26th September 2021

OBDSFL
Senior Division
Sunday XI
0 - 2
Roca Seniors
Sunday Res.
No fixture
Friendly
Vets
Steve Shippey 4, Mark Fisher, Robin Moody, OG
7 - 1
Wellcome Vets
Friendly
Erith Vets
1 - 1
Senior Vets
Kypros Michael
Reader & Phillips U14 League Cup
1st round
Colts
Finley Williams
1 - 2
Margate

Saturday 25th September 2021

Kent County League
Premier Division
Borden Village
3 - 2
First XI
Sam Tow, Christian Fisayo
Kent County League
Division 2 West
Reserves
Kai George, Ashley Thompson
2 - 2
Bridon Ropes Reserves
Bromley and South London Football League
Division 1
Third XI
Gary Harrigan 2, Ed Williamson, George Osman
4 - 1
OLAHM
Bromley and South London Football League
Division 2
Beckenham
1 - 4
Fourth XI
TJ Kode 3, Tommy de Georgio

FIXTURES

Saturday 2nd October 2021

First XI v.
Ide Hill
Comp:
Bill Manklow Inter Regional Challenge Cup
1st round
Kick off:
2:15pm
Referee:
Keith Wenham
Reserves v.
Halstead United
Comp:
Kent County League
Division 2 West
Kick off:
2:45pm
Third XI v.
Groundhoppers
Comp:
Bromley and South London Football League
Division 1
Kick off:
2:30pm
Referee:
Aubyn Graham
Fourth XI v.
Dartford Celtic
Comp:
Kent Cup
1st round
Kick off:
2:00pm
Referee:
Eddie Lansley

Sunday 3rd October 2021

Sunday XI v.
FC Elmstead
Comp:
London Sunday Challenge Cup
1st round
Kick off:
10:30am
Referee:
Richard Myers
Sunday Res. v.
South London Panthers
Comp:
OBDSFL
Premier Division
Kick off:
10:30am
Referee:
Rob Williams
Assistants:
Dave Gladwin and Ian Jackaman
Vets v.
Lads of the Village Vets
Comp:
Friendly
Kick off:
10:30am
Senior Vets v.
Inter Vyagra Super Vets
Away at:
To be advised
Comp:
Friendly
Kick off:
10:30am
Colts v.
To be advised

NEWS

Rich Heselden's Funeral

Rich Heselden's funeral went very well at Kemnal Park on Monday. 

Blessed with a nice day, it was a magnificent service and very well attended.

Click HERE for a PDF of the order of service.

Sunday round-up

Before all our games over the weekend there was a minute's appreciation in memory of Mike Cole. We would like to thank the leagues, officials and opponents for their cooperation.

The Sunday XI were defeated 2-0 at home to Roca Seniors in a league match while the Sunday Reserves had a free week.

The Vets continued their free-scoring run with a 7-1 triumph at home to Wellcome Vets. Steve Shippey hit four, with contributions from Robin Moody, Mark Fisher and an own goal. 

The Senior Vets fought out a 1-1 draw away to Erith Vets, Kypros Michael hitting the Guild's goal. Phil Anthony's's match report is available HERE

The Colts' went out of the Reader & Phillips U14 League Cup, losing 2-1 at home to Margate. Finley Williams scored for FOBG.

Our Under 9s enjoyed their match with Guru Nanak. FA guidelines for lower age junior football prevent us from giving details.

Saturday round-up

A depleted First XI squad made the trip to Borden Village for a league game but were beaten by the odd goal in five. Sam Tow and Christian Fisayo were the Guild's scorers.

The Reserves drew 2-2 at home to Bridon Ropes Reserves, also in a league match. Kai George and Ashley Thompson were on target.

The Third XI finally got their league season underway with a 4-1 success at home to OLAHM. Gary Harrigan hit a brace with Ed Williamson and George Osman on target, while the Fourth XI won by the same score at Beckenham also in the league. TJ Kode hit a hat-trick with Tommy de Georgio finding the net.

Mike Cole

Last week we heard the sad news that Saturday and Sunday Reserves captain Mike Cole had lost his battle with skin cancer at the age of 37. 

Coley made a huge impact at the club in just over two years, scoring an incredible 39 goals in 82 matches from midfield. He was immensely popular with not only his team mates but all who knew him at FOBG.

Our thoughts are with his family, fiancee and friends.

Under 9 Goalkeeper Wanted

We are looking for a goalkeeper for our Under 9 team which plays in the Selkent League.

For more information please contact Paul Raggett on 07971 079644 or email Raggett7@sky.com.

Under 14 Player Wanted

We are looking for one new outfield player to join our Under 14 Colts squad in the Central Division of the Kent Youth League.

For more information please contact Paul Raggett on 07971 079644 or email Raggett7@sky.com.

Tony Jordan

With deepest regret we report the passing of Tony Jordan at the age of 89.

He first joined the club as a player in 1949 and went on to serve as Treasurer (1962-76) and President (1984-2005). 

He did a great deal to make the club what it is today, notably negotiating the original lease for the land we enjoy now, relocating from Tugmutton Rec.

He will be sadly missed.

Tony Jordan 1931-2021

Tony was a tremendous servant to the Guild.

He joined the club in 1949 when he was 18, although he first played for us at the age of 15, in 1946. He had an 18-month break from the Guild around 1950 when he completed his National Service in the Royal Fusiliers and was stationed at the Tower of London.

He played for the First XI from the early 50s until the mid-60s captaining the side during this period. Tony played mainly on the right wing or as centre forward. In the mid-50s he also played for Bromley Town reserves for 18 months and was absent from the country for the 1956-57 season while working for a mining company in what was then Rhodesia.

He was club President for just over twenty years from 1984 to 2005, as well as club Treasurer for fourteen years between 1962 and 1976. In 1963 he was awarded the President’s Salver, presented to the club member who has best served the club.

As club Treasurer he was closely involved in the successful negotiations with Bromley Council to lease land for our move to Farnborough Village from Tugmutton Recreation Ground in the 70s.  As Club President, along with Dave Edwards, he did much hard work in negotiating the plans for our clubhouse and in raising funds for its construction.

By the time he stopped playing football for the club in 1973 his record stood at 401 appearances and 151 goals scored.  He also played cricket for the Guild and was a very good golfer.

Tony passed away in hospital on 19 August 2021.

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.

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.
 

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.