It’s hard to believe that when it comes to adult football there is only one senior club left in Edenbridge, Nomads Football Club. The club was formed in 1961 and today there are still 4 out of the 5 founding members still around.
The club’s first ground was Four Elms Packers at Crockham Hill by permission of Mr Denis Greig and they have had to play at various locations over the years but now their home is firmly in place at Mowshurst (corner of Four Elms Road and Swan Lane). The old farm buildings which were originally there were converted by the club members and the existing clubhouse was built following a substantial grant from the Great Stone Bridge Trust.
The club was originally set up as the founders wanted a local club which also included a social side, something not available in the area previously, and at their 25th Anniversary dinner there were over 100 people in attendance.
Although the social side to the club may not be as active as it was originally, the playing side is extremely busy and there are 3 teams training and playing matches regularly, including one under 21s side.
Following a good season last year, they are keen to maintain the success into this season. The 1st team play in the Kent County Football League and the 2nd and 3rd teams in the Redhill & District League. The club are grateful to team sponsors – The Swan pub in Marlpit Hill for the 1st and 2nd teams and the under 21s (3rd team)are delighted to have received sponsorship from Go Vauxhall, recently receiving their new kit for the season. Members are also looking forward to a 55th Anniversary meal at the end of this current season.
The club are always grateful for the support they receive from the local community. Ensuring funding is in place and there are enough volunteers to keep things running is a full time job for committee members in order to secure the club’s future.
Nomads FC are always looking for help and volunteers. Perhaps you’d like to run the clubhouse bar on a voluntary basis? For more information contact Ken Cooper on 01732 862 489, email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow the club on Facebook or Twitter.