A.F.C. Basingstoke

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AFC Basingstoke
Full name Association Football Club Basingstoke
Nickname(s) The George
Founded 1993
Dissolved 2000
Ground Various venues in Basingstoke

Aassociation Football Club Basingstoke was an English football based in Basingstoke. The club existed between 1993 and 2000, during which it made a meteoric rise up through the local football leagues.

Club history[edit]

Founded in 1993 as a pub side, George FC, the team entered the Basingstoke League, through which it rapidly climbed to quickly win promotion to the North Hants League.

After winning the North Hants League title, the club changed its name to AFC Basingstoke and successfully applied to join Division Three of the Hampshire League in 1996. In their second season in the league the club won the division to earn promotion to Division Two.[1]

In 1999 the Hampshire League renamed its top flight the Premier Division, which would only accept clubs with floodlights and a fixed barrier. AFC Basingstoke moved to play at the old Portals Athletic ground near Overton, and after finishing sixth in Division Two in 1998–99, were accepted into the new Premier Division. However, the club's search for a new ground failed and after the loss of a sponsor the club withdrew from the competition in the summer of 2000 and folded.

Honours[edit]

  • Hampshire League
    • Division Three champions 1997–98

References[edit]

  1. ^ AFC Basingstoke at the Football Club History Database