Trowbridge Town F.C.

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Trowbridge Town
Full nameTrowbridge Town Football Club
Nickname(s)The Bees
Founded1880 (Reformed in 1998)
GroundWoodmarsh, Trowbridge
ChairmanRalph McCaldon
ManagerAnt Ottaviano
LeagueWiltshire League
2017–18Wiltshire League, 13th of 17

Trowbridge Town Football Club is a football club based in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England. They are currently members of the Wiltshire League and play at Woodmarsh on the southern edge of the town.[1]


A Trowbridge Town team was originally formed in 1880[2] and became one of the founding members of the Bristol & District League in 1892, finishing as runners-up in the league's first season.[3][4] They stayed in the Bristol league for three seasons and then joined the Western League where they stayed until 1958 apart from two occasions; firstly between 1898 and 1901 when they resigned from the league, secondly 1907–1913 when they joined the Wiltshire County League.[3] After success in the Western League, in 1958 they won promotion to the Southern League.[4] In 1981, Trowbridge won promotion to the Football Conference (then known as the Alliance Premier League) where they played for three seasons before being relegated back to the Southern League where they remained until folding in 1998.[4]

A new team was quickly formed and the Club joined the Wiltshire County League for the 1999–2000 season, where they won the County Intermediate League in their debut season and then joined the County Senior League following improvements to the Woodmarsh Ground. After achieving the Wiltshire League Championship and Wilts Senior Cup double in the 2003–04 season, and conducting further ground improvements, they gained promotion to the Hellenic Football League.[5] At the end of the 2011–12 season the club was relegated from the Hellenic league to the Wiltshire League, as despite finishing bottom of the league, the relegation was voluntary as so that the club could comply with an agreement with the FA and Hellenic League Feeder leagues to relegate a bottom placed club if the facilities did not comply with the grade required.[6]


Trowbridge Town play their home games at Axe and Cleaver Ln, Woodmarsh, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 0SB.


League honours[edit]

Cup honours[edit]

  • Wiltshire senior cup:[7]
    • Winners (8 Times): 1894–95, 1895–96 (shared with Swindon Town),1897–98, 1921–22, 1925–26, 1933–34, 1937–38, 2003–2004
    • Runners-up(9 Times): 1886–87, 1889–90, 1892–93, 1896–97, 1906–07, 1907–08, 1912–13, 1929–30, 2002–03
  • Bristol & District League:[4]
    • Runners-up: 1892–93
  • Western Football League Cup:[8]
    • Winners: 1956–57
  • Wiltshire Professional Shield:[9]
    • Winners: 1945–46, 1946–47, 1949–50, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1972–73
  • Western Counties Floodlit League Cup:[9]
    • Winners: 1980–81
  • Corsham Print Senior Cup:[7]
    • Runners-up: 2002–03, 2003–04


  • Highest League Position:[4] 17th in Alliance Premier League 1981-82
  • F.A Cup best Performance:[4] First round 1945–46, 1947–48, 1957–58, 1963–64
  • F.A Trophy best Performance:[4] First round 1970–71, 1983–84, 1986–87, 1995–96
  • F.A. Vase best performance:[4] Semi-final 1990–91

Former players[edit]

  1. Players that have played/managed in the football league or any foreign equivalent to this level (i.e. fully professional league).
  2. Players with full international caps.
  3. Players that have achieved success in other sports or the media


  1. ^ "Location". Contacts & Location. Trowbridge Town Official Site. Archived from the original on 19 October 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2011.
  2. ^ "First Team Results Season 1880–1881". The Trowbridge Town Football Club Archive. Trowbridge Town former official site (last updated May 2008). Retrieved 1 January 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Trowbridge Town FC Archive". Retrieved 2012-08-11.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k TROWBRIDGE TOWN at the Football Club History Database
  5. ^ "History – History 2 – Trowbridge Town FC". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  6. ^ Mailer, John (2012-08-06). "Hellenic League Newsletter No 1 – Woodley Town Football Club". Retrieved 2012-08-11.
  7. ^ a b c d e "Honours – Honours 1 – Trowbridge Town FC". Archived from the original on 12 November 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  8. ^ "Western Football League Cup 1955-1988" (PDF). Western Football League. Retrieved 2013-01-06.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ a b "Honours 2". Club Info. Trowbridge Town official site. Archived from the original on 19 October 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2011.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°18′05.51″N 2°12′38.09″W / 51.3015306°N 2.2105806°W / 51.3015306; -2.2105806