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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 28th February 2021

Sunday XI
No fixture
Sunday Res.
No fixture
Friendly
Toby Vets
P - P
Vets
Coronavirus
Friendly
Senior Vets
Coronavirus
P - P
Lads of the Village Super Vets
Colts
No fixture

Saturday 27th February 2021

First XI
No fixture
Reserves
No fixture
Third XI
No fixture
Fourth XI
No fixture

FIXTURES

Saturday 6th March 2021

First XI v.
No fixture
Reserves v.
No fixture
Third XI v.
No fixture
Fourth XI v.
No fixture

Sunday 7th March 2021

Sunday XI v.
No fixture
Sunday Res. v.
No fixture
Vets v.
Riverside Wanderers
MATCH POSTPONED
Coronavirus
Comp:
Friendly
Kick off:
10:30am
Senior Vets v.
Bird in Hand Vets
MATCH POSTPONED
Coronavirus
Away at:
To be advised
Comp:
Friendly
Kick off:
10:30am
Colts v.
No fixture

NEWS

Saturday Reserves Team Manager Required

Nick Pitt has taken the decision to step down as the Saturday Reserves team manager at the end of the season.
 
If you wish to apply for the now vacant post please email mailbox@fobgfc.org stating your interest.
 
Alternatively, club members can contact either Ian Couchman, Danny Saines or Luke Johnson direct.
 
The application window closes on Friday 26th March.
 
Interviews will commence from Monday 29th March. They will be outside and following Covid-19 guidelines.
 
Once agreed, the chosen candidate will link up with First XI team manager Luke Johnson and assistant Mark Warner for 2021-22 pre-season training and friendlies, in preparation for the new season ahead.

Roger Abbott's Funeral

The funeral of Roger Abbott went off very well on Thursday 18 February at Vinters Park Crematorium. It was a humanist (non-religious) service lasting around 35 minutes with the celebrant, Kate Wood, relating the story of Roger's life, interspersed with a tribute from Kent FIFA referee Steve Bennett and a few music tracks.

The service will be available for a month as a watch-again video; if you would like details of how to view it please email us.

Donations to:

A Shedful of Work!

This week's behind-the-scenes project has been the re-siting of one of our sheds and tidying up the area whence it came (behind the boot-sink!).

Volunteers involved were Chairman Danny Saines, President Ian Couchman and groundsman Steve Viner and grounds assistant Gary Willison.

Nick Pitt to Leave the Club at the End of the Season

Reserves Player/Manager Nick Pitt has announced that he will be leaving the club at the end of this season.

Nick has been with the Guild for seven years, joining the club as a player with the Sunday Reserves.  He has scored 60 goals in 170 appearances for every Guild adult league team.

He took over the management of the Saturday Reserves for the 2017-18 campaign, and this season has them challenging for promotion; hopefully they will be given the chance to finish what they started.

Nick has been influential at the club off the pitch as well, being responsible for most of the recent structural improvements around the grounds and supporting the Guild through functions, notably Elvis Night!

We wish Nick all the best for his future endeavours and hope to see him back at Farrow Fields on a regular basis.

Get well soon Vince!

Sunday XI manager Vince Wray is progressing slowly but well, following a spell in hospital with Covid-19 pneumonia.

Everyone at FOBG wishes him a full recovery.

The club newsletter - 30 years back!

We have recently recovered data from Amstrad diskettes kept by secretary Vic Farrow relating to the period 1988-93. The documents include miscellaneous correspondence written using Vic's "word processor" (which he was very pleased with) as well as weekly newsletters which shed light on how the club rolled 30 years ago.

The newsletter was typed up by Vic once he had gathered the match reports and team selections and sent out by post to arrive through members' letterboxes each Thursday morning.

The newsletter from 30 years ago this week is available HERE. We hope to make all of them accessible through the archive page on the club website in due course.

NHS COVID-19 Contact Tracing App

Download the the official NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app HERE.

COVID-19 Page for the Website

We have a dedicated page for COVID-19 as it affects FOBG.

Please go to https://www.fobgfc.org/?page=covid

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.