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A.F.C. Portchester

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Nickname(s)  Porchey, Royals
Founded  1976
Chairman  Paul Kelly
Manager  Graham Rix
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Full name  Association Football Club Portchester
Ground  Wicor Recreation Ground
2015–16  Wessex League Premier Division, 6th
League  Wessex Football League Premier Division

A.F.C. Portchester is a football club based in the Fareham suburb of Portchester, Hampshire, England and play in the Wessex League Premier Division with the reserves playing in the Wyvern Premier League. The club has a Link to AFC Portchester Youth that has 36 teams from U7 to U18.

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History

The club was established in 1976 as Wicor Mill F.C., from two local Sunday league clubs, Loyds sports and Colourvision Rangers. The club started playing in local leagues and joined the Hampshire League in 1998 after having a number of previous applications rejected. In 1999, they changed their name to their present name and immediately gained promotion to Division One, following this up with the Division One championship in the 2001–02 season. In 2002 AFC Portchester joined with three local youth football clubs, Castle Royals, Portchester Royals, and Kia Royals, enabling them to significantly incorporate a youth set-up.

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They joined the Wessex League's newly formed Division Three in 2004, which was renamed Division Two for the 2006–07 season. Off the pitch the club was awarded The Queens's Award for Voluntary Service – MBE for Groups by the Queen on 2 June 2011. The club followed up this award by gaining promotion from Division one to the Premier division by finishing as Runners-up in the 2011–12 season. In February 2013 the club appointed Graham Rix as head coach.

Ground

A.F.C. Portchester play their games at Wicor Recreation Ground, Cranleigh Road, Portchester, PO16 9DP.

On Saturday 19 March 2011 the club opened its new clubhouse.

League honours

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  • Wessex League Division One
  • Runners-up (1): 2011–12
  • Hampshire League Division One
  • Winners (1): 2001–02
  • Hampshire League Division Two
  • Runners-up (1): 1999–00
  • Porstmouth and Football league
  • Winners (1): 1997–98
  • Cup honours

  • Wessex Football League Cup
  • Winners 2014-2015
  • Hampshire Intermediate Cup
  • Winners: 2011–12
  • Club records

  • Highest League Position: 2nd in Wessex Division One 2011–12
  • FA Cup best performance: Round Two qualifying round 2015–16
  • FA Vase best performance: second Qualifying round 2010–11, 2011–12
  • References

    A.F.C. Portchester Wikipedia


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