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    For other clubs with the same name, see Woodford Town F.C. (disambiguation).

    Woodford Town Football Club is a

    football club based in Woodford in the

    London Borough of Redbridge . They are currently members of the Essex Senior League and play at Ashton Playing Fields.

    History

    The club was formed in 2007 by a merger of Mauritius Sports and

    Walthamstow Avenue & Pennant and were initially named Mauritius Sports & Pennant. [1] Mauritius Sports had been established in 2000 with the aim of providing a good standard of footballing opportunity for the Mauritian community in London, as well as providing a feeder for British-born Mauritians to play for their country at international level. [2] The new club joined Division One of the London Intermediate League for the 2001–02 season, [3] before becoming members of the Premier Division of the

    Middlesex County League in 2003. [4]

    The new club were accepted into the Essex Senior League for the 2007–08 season . Two years later they were renamed Mauritius Sports Association UK, [5] before becoming Haringey & Waltham Development in 2011. [6] Following its association with the Greenhouse London sports charity, the club changed its name again in 2013, becoming Greenhouse London, [7] and then Greenhouse Sports in 2015. [8] The club became Haringey & Waltham in 2016. [9] Although they finished bottom of the league in 2016–17 , they were reprieved from relegation. [10] They then changed their name to Woodford Town 2017 for the 2017–18 season, [11][12] succeeding the club who left the Spartan South Midlands League in 2016. The 2017 part of the name was dropped in 2019.

    Ground

    The club played at Waltham Forest's Wadham Lodge ground in

    Walthamstow until 2011, when they moved to Coles Park in Haringey to groundshare with Haringey Borough . In 2016 they moved to the Terence McMillan stadium in Newham before starting a groundshare with Broxbourne at Goff's Lane for the 2017–18 season. The club relocated to the Harlow Arena prior to the 2018–19 season, [13] and announced their intention to return to Woodford at Ashton Playing Fields for 2020. [14] The club were due to move into Ashton Playing Fields in November 2020, however new lockdown measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic in England postponed the club's return to Woodford.[15]

    Records

    Best league performance: 6th in Essex Senior League, 2018–19 [6]

    Best FA Cup performance: First qualifying round, 2013–14 [7]

    Best FA Vase performance: Second round, 2011–12, 2015–16 [6][8]

    See also

    Football in London

    References

    1. ^ Mauritius Sports & Pennant at the Football Club History Database

    2. ^ Haringey & Waltham Development 4 Bowers & Pitsea 1 Destination Havant 'Ville Departing Waterloo

    3. ^ Mauritius Sports at the Football Club History Database

    4. ^ Middlesex County League 2000–2006 Non-League Matters

    5. ^ Mauritius Sports Association at the Football Club History Database

    6. ^ a b c Haringey & Waltham Development at the Football Club History Database

    7. ^ a b Greenhouse London at the Football Club History Database

    8. ^ a b Greenhouse Sports at the Football Club History Database

    9. ^ Haringey & Waltham at the Football Club History Database

    10. ^ Club allocations – Steps 5 & 6 2017/2018 The Football Association

    11. ^ Shock omission as Senior League constitution confirmed Waltham Forest F.C.

    12. ^ Woodford Town at the Football Club History Database

    13. ^ Woodford Town enjoy more home comforts to go top of the table Ilford Recorder, 8 August 2018

    14. ^ Woodford Town Football Club to move to Chigwell Road East London & West Essex Guardian, 25 April 2018

    15. ^ "Longer wait for Woods to come home" . Ilford Recorder. 4 November 2020. Retrieved 5 November 2020.

    External links

    Woodford Town F.C. on Twitter

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