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.
Sunday 20th June 2021
Gene Green, Simon Cooper
AET, score at 90 minutes 1-1. Scorer: Steve Townsend
Chisa Mkala 2, Jay Hardy, Kypros Michael, Gordon Thompson
Saturday 19th June 2021
Alex Barnes, Harry Tanner (pen.)
Saturday 26th June 2021
Sunday 27th June 2021
Cup Final Anguish! But Sunday XI are Safe!
We suffered narrow defeat in both cup finals on Sunday.
In the delayed final of the 2019-20 Kent Sunday Junior Cup at the Gallagher Stadium, Steve Townsend put the Sunday Reserves ahead, but we conceded in the 89th minute to be taken into extra time, when Blendon scored the winning goal. We thought we had equalised late on but the goal was disallowed for offside.
Over at Long Lane JFC the Colts were beaten 2-0 by Bruin in the final of the Red Shield. In a game riddled with stoppages, Bruin broke the deadlock in the first minute of the seond half and added a second with 15 minutes remaining. The well-supported Guild youngsters did all they could to get back into the game but to no avail.
Thanks to all who went along to support the teams, and congratulations to Blendon and Bruin on their successes.
On the bright side, the Sunday XI made sure of another season in the Senior Division with a 2-1 win away to a strong Kenningwell United outfit. Gene Green and Simon Cooper were on target for Vince Wray's side.
The Vets suffered their biggest defeat for many a year when they went down 8-1 to favourites Livingston Vets in the Summer Tournament. Player/manager Damien Preston scored our consolation goal.
New Under 8s side make their tournament debut.
Our new Under 8s took part in the Baldon Sports tournament on Saturday.
Drawing three and losing one of their four matches, they were eliminated at the group stage on goal difference, but showed lots of spirit and potential.
Saturday Reserves Promoted!
Our Saturday Reserves have been promoted to Division 2 West. This is a result of their performance over the last two truncated seasons based on points per game (PPG). Congratulations to Reserves Manager Nick Pitt on this achievement. Nick has moved on but his legacy remains! We are in the process of selecting and appointing his successor.
The NRG 24-Hr Gym Kent County League have issued the league constitution for season 2021-22. This can be viewed and/or downloaded HERE.
Congratulations to Staplehurst Monarchs United and Faversham Strike Force on their promotion to the Southern Counties East Football League (SCEFL). They have been replaced in the Premier Division by HFSP & Ten-Em-Bee and Red Velvet.
Roger Abbott Memorial Match
Event: FOBG All Stars vs. Cudham United Legends
Date: Saturday 10th July 2021
Time: 12 noon kick-off, followed by afternoon refreshments, outdoors.
Place: Farnborough OBG FC, Farrow Fields, Farnborough, Kent BR6 7BA
Details: A memorial match for Roger Abbott between teams from the two clubs that he served with such distinction, followed by al fresco table-served bar, in accordance with UK Government Covid-19 regulations.
Proceeds from the day will go to Prostate Cancer UK
Presentation Evening 2021
This year's Presentation Evening will go ahead on Saturday 24 July 2021.
Assuming there is no further extension to the Covid-19 restrictions in England.
In support of Mike Cole
Sadly, we received the news recently that Saturday and Sunday Reserves captain Mike Cole has been diagnosed with skin cancer.
Everyone at the Guild wishes Mike the strength to make a full recovery. The fight he gives in every match will stand him in good stead in this battle.
Kevin Lott has set up a GoFundMe page to help Mike pay his bills while he is off work. You can read more HERE.
There is a fundraising match and entertainment at Bromley FC on Sunday 4 July:
KICS Cup Final Video and Photos
Thanks to the excellent Film My Match crew, we have a range of match video options for the Kent Intermediate Challenge Shield Final...click for your preference (all options open in a new tab/page):
- 7 minutes short match highlights with commentary (HD)
- 7 minutes short match highlights with commentary (SD)
- 15 minutes extended match highlights with commentary (HD)
- 15 minutes extended match highlights with commentary (SD)
- 2 hours full match replay without commentary (HD)
- 2 hours full match replay without commentary (SD)
- 7 minutes walkouts and presentations (HD)
- 7 minutes walkouts and presentations (SD)
You can see FOBG official photographer Colin Brazier's photos HERE.
Kent County League official photographer Julie Hoare's photos are available HERE.
The Kent County FA photos are HERE.
Colt Logan Williams gets two-year contract with Charlton Athletic
Congratulations to Logan Williams who has sealed a two year contract with Charlton Athletic.
Logan was an ever-present with the Colts last season but an agreement with Charlton meant he could not play regularly this campaign.
We wish him all the best - he is in great hands with The Addicks!
Summer Trials for Under 14 Players
We will be holding summer trials for next season's Colts squad, which will be an Under 14 side next season.
Full details below.
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. 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 email@example.com or on 07825 835305.
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.
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.