Bradford Town F.C.

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Bradford Town
Bradford Town badge
Full name Bradford Town Football Club
Nickname(s) Bobcats
Founded 1992
Ground Bradford on Avon Sports and Social Club, Bradford on Avon
Chairman Mark Hodkinson
Manager Rob Mallet
League Western League Premier Division
2017–18 Western League Premier Division, 4th of 20

Bradford Town Football Club is a football club based in Bradford on Avon in Wiltshire, England. They are currently members of the Western League Premier Division and play at the Bradford on Avon Sports and Social Club.

History[edit]

The club was established in 1992 by Les and Pat Stevens,[1] and joined the Division Two of the Wiltshire League.[2] They were Division Two champions in 1993–94, earning promotion to Division One, which was became the Premier Division in 1998.[2]

In 2004–05 Bradford were runners-up in the Premier Division and were promoted to Division One of the Western League.[1] After five consecutive top-five finishes between 2008–09 and 2012–13, the club were Division One champions in 2013–14, earning promotion to the Premier Division.[3]

Ground[edit]

The club initially played at the St Laurence School on a roped-off pitch.[1] After moving up to the top division of the Wiltshire League, the club moved to Trowbridge Town's Frome Road ground, where they remained until moving back to Bradford on Avon in 1996 to move into the Bradford on Avon Sports and Social Club.[1] Floodlights were installed during the 2008–09 season and inaugurated by Steve Phillips.[1] A 100-seat stand was erected the following season.[1]

Honours[edit]

  • Western League
    • Division One champions 2012–13
  • Wiltshire League
    • Division Two champions 1993–94

Records[edit]

  • Best FA Cup performance: Second qualifying round, 2015–16[3]
  • Best FA Vase performance: Fifth round, 2014–15[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f History Bradford Town F.C.
  2. ^ a b Wiltshire League 1992–2004 Non-League Matters
  3. ^ a b c Bradford Town at the Football Club History Database

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°20′21.851″N 2°14′37.781″W / 51.33940306°N 2.24382806°W / 51.33940306; -2.24382806