Bungay Town Football club

History of Bungay Town Football Club

 

Bungay Town Football Club was formed in 1925, following the amalgamation of existing Bungay clubs. The club joined the Norfolk and Suffolk League in 1935, a league they came to dominate during the club’s “golden years” from 1946 to 1952, when they won the League 4 times, the League Cup 3 times, and famously, the Suffolk Senior Cup at Portman Road, Ipswich in 1950.

During this period the club was one of the leading Amateur sides in Norfolk and Suffolk, and regularly played in front of 4 figure crowds at the “Rec”, their first ground. The location of the “Rec” was just over the bridge, past the Post Office, on Earsham Street on the right hand side.

In 1953 the club moved to their new ground, the Maltings Meadow, where they still play.

In 1958 the club’s famed cup-fighting tradition saw them win through 5 rounds in the F.A. Amateur Cup, including a 6-5 win against Kingstonian, before losing at home to Ilford in front of a crowd of over 2000. In 1961, they again reached the competition proper of the Amateur Cup, losing only in a replay to Leytonstone (now part of National League side Dagenham & Redbridge), and reclaimed the Suffolk Senior Cup.

The club were founder-members of the Anglian Combination in 1964, and remained in the two senior divisions continuously until 1992.

In 1999 Bungay Town FC joined forces with other sports clubs using the Maltings Meadow as founder members of the Bungay & District Sports Association. This has enabled us to develop our facilities, with a new clubhouse and changing room complex opening in March 2006, a floodlit Astroturf training area opened in October 2007, and the floodlighting of the main football pitch completed in November 2007.

In 2003 the club merged with the existing junior club, Bungay Rangers, to offer footballing opportunities for boys and girls from 7 to 16, as well as running three Saturday sides.

In 2004 the club merged with local, neighbouring club Ditchingham Rovers, to add two Sunday Men's teams to the breadth of football available. This season also saw the formation of a Bungay Town Ladies team, reflecting the fact that football is now the major participation sport for girls in the UK.

The following year, 2005, witnessed the start of veterans football on the Maltings Meadow in an attempt to keep older players involved in sporting activity and demonstrate their silky skills.

The latest development, in August 2007, has seen the re-introduction of an Under 18’s team playing mid-week football, under lights, in the Thurlow Nunn Youth League.

Further improvements in facilities completed in August 2010 brings the installation of a permanent spectator barrier and walk way surrounding the main grass pitch.

In 2011 - 12 we completed the purchase of an extra 3 acres of land and develop the surface to provide the opportunity for every player to take part in football within easy reach of the Maltings Pavilion and changing rooms.

In 2015 the club were promoted back to Senior football after clinching a League and Cup double.

 

Club Honours

Norfolk & Suffolk League Winners: 1946-47, 1947-48, 1948-49, 1951-52

Norfolk & Suffolk League Applegate Cup Winners: !947-48, 1948-49, 1949-50, 1955-56

Suffolk Senior Cup Winners: 1949-50, 1960-61

Suffolk Primary Cup Winners: 2007-8

Anglian Combination Division One Winners: 1974-75, 1980-81, 1987-88

Anglian Combination Division Two Winners: 2014-15

Anglian Combination Cyril Ballyn Cup Winners: 2013-14 and 2014-15

Bungay Charity Cup Winners: 1926-27, 1927-28, 1931-32, 1932-33, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1998-99

Beccles Hospital Cup : Winners on numerous occasions, most recently 2003 - 2004

 

FIXTURES

FIRST TEAM FIXTURES



01/04/2017 14:30
Away  vs. Bradenham Wanderers

08/04/2017 14:30
Home  vs. North Walsham Town

HOME FIXTURES



01/04/2017 14:30
Anglian Combination Div 4
Bungay Town Reserves  vs. Gorleston Reserves

02/04/2017 10:30
Norwich Sunday League Premier Division
Bungay Town Sunday  vs. Farmhouse

02/04/2017 15:00
Norfolk & Suffolk Veterans' League Cup
Bungay Town Veterans  vs. Woodbridge Town Veterans

08/04/2017 14:30
Anglian Combination Div 1
Bungay Town 1st Team  vs. North Walsham Town

09/04/2017 14:00
Norfolk Women's League Division 1
Bungay Town Ladies  vs. Aylsham Ladies

11/04/2017 19:30
Norwich Sunday League Division 1a
Bungay Town Sunday Reserves  vs. Newsman Celtic

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