Formed in 1892, we are proud to be an FA Charter Standard Community Club. Initially the Club played in leagues based around Taunton and Tiverton. In the early 1960s it gained promotion to the Somerset Senior League and succeeded in achieving Western League status in 1978 which has been retained ever since, making the Club one of the League’s longest continuously serving members.
The First Team entered the Western League in the First Division in 1978-79 season and has played at Premier Division level from 1981-82 to 1984-85 and 2008-09 to 2010-11. The team were promoted as First Division Champions at the end of the 2016-17 season. In their first season back in the Premier Division the team finished a creditable 15th, they also reached the semi-final of the Somerset Premier Cup losing 4-1 away to Southern League Paulton Rovers. The following season the team finished in 16th place and last season were struggling near the foot of the table when the season was brought to an abrupt halt by the Coronavirus pandemic. Manager Tim Legg has made a number of new signings for the start of the new campaign and the team are hoping to improve on last season’s performances. All other seasons were played at Division One level.
The Club’s Reserves have played in the Devon and Exeter League Division One for four seasons and were in a mid-table position before the 2019-20 campaign was brought to an early close. This season, the League has been reorganised and the team are playing in Division One West.
Having played in the Devon and Exeter League for a number of seasons the A Team transferred to Division Three of the Taunton Saturday League for the 2018-19 season where they finished a very creditable third and gained promotion to Division Two for last season. For this campaign they have been promoted to Division One as they were in topping the table when the season was forced to end. The side also won the Seward Cup after the final was held over from 2019-20
The Club’s Ladies played in the Somerset County Women’s League First Division last season but found it difficult to compete with more experienced teams and are in Division Two for the current campaign.
This season the Club will again be running 21 teams in its Youth and Mini Sections. These teams see both boys and girls playing from the age of eight through to eighteen. The Club also has a thriving Disability section. In recent years , club teams have had mixed fortunes in the leagues but a number have won the Sportsmanship Awards for their Age Groups and in 2018-19 season the Disability Teams won the Somerset FA Award for Disability Club of the Year.
We continue to work with the local Council’s and Wellington Sports Federation on the Somerset West and Taunton Pitch Strategy which will hopefully result in the Club moving to a larger ground and bring the majority of football pitches in the town to one site.
Outside of its core footballing activities the Club is home to several darts and skittles teams and it runs a full programme of social events for members and non-members alike. The Function Room and Lounge are available for hire. (Please contact the Clubhouse Manager – Jenny Oxby on 01823 665410 – for details).