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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 27th September 2020

OBDSFL
Senior Division
LAS
4 - 0
Sunday XI
OBDSFL
Premier Division
Sunday Res.
0 - 1
The Wall
Friendly
Vets
Matt Kerby 4, Steve Shippey, Paul Tanton.
6 - 0
Charlton Rangers Vets
Friendly
Erith Vets
2 - 0
Senior Vets
Selkent League
Under 13A
Colts
Giounison Makris 2, James Green
3 - 1
Erith & Belvedere

Saturday 26th September 2020

Kent County League
Premier Division
Tudor Sports
0 - 2
First XI
Toby Palmer, Kalum Daini
Kent County League
Division 3 West
Reserves
Nick Pitt 2, Mike Cole, Matt Edmonton
4 - 0
Long Lane Reserves
Bromley and South London Football League
Division 1
Lewisham Project
1 - 3
Third XI
Alex Barnes 2, George Osman
Bromley and South London Football League
Division 2
Fourth XI
Jack Hollidge 4, TJ Kode, Sam Clarkson
6 - 2
Peckham Town

FIXTURES

Saturday 3rd October 2020

First XI v.
Staplehurst Monarchs United
Comp:
Kent County League
Premier Division
Kick off:
2:45pm
Referee:
Jacob Miller
Assistants:
Chris Goulbourn and Brian Harvey
Reserves v.
Greenways Aces
Comp:
Kent County League
Division 3 West
Kick off:
2:45pm
Referee:
Will Currie
Third XI v.
Eltham Town Reserves
Comp:
Bromley and South London Football League
Division 1
Kick off:
2:30pm
Referee:
Gary Strangwood
Fourth XI v.
Beckenham
Comp:
Bromley and South London Football League
Division 2
Kick off:
12 noon
Referee:
Clive Christian

Sunday 4th October 2020

Sunday XI v.
Hatcham
Comp:
OBDSFL
Senior Division
Kick off:
10:30am
Sunday Res. v.
LSC Giants
Comp:
OBDSFL
Premier Division
Kick off:
10:30am
Vets v.
Lads of the Village Vets
Comp:
Friendly
Kick off:
10:30am
Senior Vets v.
Inter Vyagra Super Vets
Comp:
Friendly
Kick off:
10:30am
Colts v.
Welling United Blues
Comp:
Selkent League
Under 13A
Kick off:
tbc

NEWS

NHS COVID-19 Contact Tracing App

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

Sunday Round-up

The Sunday XI were beaten 4-0 away to LAS in the league but manager Vince Wray was upbeat, saying his team were much better than the scoreline suggests.

The Sunday Reserves suffered their first league defeat since 5 November 2017. The Wall won 1-0 at Farrow Fields, ending a run of 36 unbeaten league matches. The Wall have now beaten both Jack Standen Cup finalists (FOBG Sunday Reserves and Blendon) 1-0 in league games to top the early table.

The Vets won 6-0 at home to Charlton Rangers VetsMatt Kerby got four goals, with Steve Shippey and Paul Tanton also netting. Tant was hit in the eye from a stray clearance just after scoring and was taken to King's College Hospital where a diagnosis of bruising to the eye was made. So fortunately a full recovery is expected. Mark Harrington's match report can be read HERE.

The Senior Vets lost 2-0 away to Erith Vets. Read Patrice Mongelard's report HERE

The Colts' long-awaited league season opener came at Farrow Fields against Erith & Belvedere. Giounison Makris (2) and James Green scored for FOBG in a 3-1 win.

Saturday round-up: another clean sweep!

Might be going out on a limb here but I don't remember two consecutive Saturdays with four wins out of four!  This week all four teams were involved in league matches.

The First XI made it three wins out of four (and three clean sheets) with a 2-0 win away to Tudor Sports, with Toby Palmer and Kalum Daini on the scoresheet.

The Reserves put in an impressive performance at home to Long Lane Reserves with a 4-0 victory. They were put on their way with a second-minute, 40-yard goal by Matt Edmonton.  Player-manager Nick Pitt scored two and captain Mike Cole one.

The Third XI travelled to Mottingham and came away with a 3-1 win against Lewisham Project, recovering after a poor start which saw them a goal down. Alex Barnes got a brace with George Osman also hitting the net.

The Fourth XI also had a bad start, falling two goals behind at home to Peckham Town, before rallying to run out 6-2 winners. Jack Hollidge marked his 100th appearance for the Guild with four goals. TJ Kode got his customary goal and Sam Clarkson also hit the net, his first-ever goal as an outfield player for FOBG. He scored while playing as a keeper for the Reserves in 2010. Not even his dad went ten years without a goal!

FOBG COVID-19 Guidelines

The club has amended our COVID-19 rules in accordance with government and Kent County Football Association guidelines.

With immediate effect:

1. Unfortunately due to the letter received from Ellie Bainbridge, Designated Safeguarding Officer to the KCFA, the club cannot offer changing room facilities. We are currently looking at how we can offer an alternative outside solution.

2. Unfortunately due to new government legislation introduced 14/09/20 the club will not be allowing spectators into the premises.

3. Unfortunately due to new government legislation introduced 14/09/20 the club cannot offer (bar) hospitality to visiting teams. Home teams will be allocated three tables of six in the lounge. All members must adhere to new lounge guidelines, details of which are to follow.

4. Entrance and use of the car park will be strictly limited to players and managers only (including opposition) and gates will be shut 30 minutes before kickoff. 

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

Photos recently added

Colin Brazier has this week uploaded photos of these recent matches:

  • First XI v. Peckham Town HERE
  • First XI v. Hawkinge Town HERE
  • Fourth XI v. Third XI (extra photos) HERE

Got an injury or niggle?

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Enamel Badges

We have a new supply of FOBG enamel badges @ £3.50 each including postage.

Email the club at mailbox@fobgfc.org  if you would like to place an order.

Jazz at FOBG suspended

The Friday night jazz will not be running until further notice.

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.
 
Website: www.fobgfc.org

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.