ABOUT OUR CLUB
WELCOME TO AFC STONEHAM
AFC Stoneham was formed in 1919 and has 23 teams ranging from our minnows team to our first team who are currently enjoying their 2nd season in the Sydenhams Wessex League.
We offer a structured player pathway into our first team whilst also offering football to all ages and abilities with a big focus and commitment on our ever growing youth structure. We believe that the game is a vehicle to teach our young players both life lessons and disciplines through team sport which hopefully they will utilise throughout their lives as they progress and develop.
The club has a rich history including recently winning and retaining the Southampton Senior Cup in 2012 and 2013 whilst winning the Hampshire League Cup final in 2015 prior to being promoted to the Sydenhams Wessex League. During our first season we finished 8th of 18 teams and this season are placed 6th of 21 plus having reached 3 cup quarter finals moving into 2017.
We have installed new floodlights this season whilst exciting times lie ahead as we move into a brand new facility in the next couple of years.
Please click on a year below to review the clubs History
The club was founded in 1919 by soldiers returning from World War I as Royal Engineers (Ordnance Survey Office) F.C. Playing in the Hampshire League from 1920–21, the club merged with a Post Office team in 1923–24 and became Southampton Civil Service F.C. The following year, The Royal Engineers (OSO) F.C. split from the Civil Service club but the two shared the same ground
Renamed Ordnance Survey in 1929, the club dropped back into local Southampton leagues in 1933–34.
Renamed Ordnance Survey in 1929
Switched to Sunday League football between 1960 and 1966.
SWITCH TO SUNDAY LEAGUE FOOTBALL
Returning to the Hampshire League in 1997–98, Ordnance Survey remained in Division Two apart from one season (1999–2000) in Division One.
A RETURN TO THE HAMPSHIRE LEAGUE
With the introduction of a new Division Three in the Wessex League, the club joined that division and finished mid-table in their first season in 2004–05. For 2006–07, Division Three was renamed Division Two, and Ordnance Survey was renamed Stoneham, although the club finished third from bottom and dropped back into the Hampshire League as the bottom tier of the Wessex League was disbanded. Adding "A.F.C." to their name, Stoneham won the Hampshire League in 2007–08 and finished in the top ten in the next five seasons.
A NEW DIVISION 3 IN THE WESSEX LEAGUE
After finishing fourth in the new Hampshire Premier League Senior Division in 2014–15, AFC Stoneham Men's team were promoted to the Wessex League Division One for 2015–16, at level 10 of the English football league system. Investment was required to update the current ground and its facilities. The club also had its first 6-a-side tournament for youth teams which was a huge success.
PROMOTION TO THE WESSEX LEAGUE
AFC Stoneham Forged a new partnership with Tyro League side Granley Rovers to further the ambitions of the Club striving to bring Wessex League football back to Stoneham Park.
AFC Stoneham Forges Partnership with Granley Rovers
AFC Stoneham win their first Southampton Senior cup final beating Bush Hill at St Marys Stadium.
AFC Stoneham retain the Southampton Senior Cup beating Brockenhurst on penalties at St Marys stadium.
AFC Stoneham win the Hampshire League cup final beating Baffins Milton Rovers at Gosport and move into the Sydenhams Wessex League from the Hampshire league.
LEAGUE CUP VICTORY
AFC Stoneham finish 8th in their first season at the higher level whilst the reserves finish 2nd in the Wyvern League. Our under 15s, 16s and 18s all win silverware.
ALL ROUND SUCCESS
The club install brand new floodlights worth £40000 with funding from the Football Foundation and National Sports Centre Trust.
INVESTMENT IN NEW FLOODLIGHTS