DEBENHAM LC

DEBENHAM LC Website Affiliated County – Suffolk
Chairman Steve Sherwood 13 Hockey Hill, Wetheringsett, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 5PL
01449 766287 (home)
montysowner@gmail.com
Secretary Dan Snell Mill House, Broad Green, Wetheringsett, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 5QD
01728 861099 (home) 07840 246837 (mobile)
snelly1992@hotmail.co.uk
Programme Editor Lauren Squirrell Debenham Leisure Centre, Gracechurch Street, Debenham, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 6BL
01728 861101 (home)
laurensquirrell92@hotmail.co.uk
Ground Friends Meadow Debenham Leisure Centre, Gracechurch Street, Debenham, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 6BL
01728 861101 (ground)
Colours Yellow & Black Striped Shirts Black Shorts Yellow and Black Socks
Change Colours Sky Blue Shirts Navy Shorts Sky Blue Socks
Midweek Matches Tuesday
Floodlights 160 lux inspected 28.12.16
Head Coach Mark Benterman Appointed January 2017
07572 102910 (mobile)mbenterman@gmail.com

History

The club was founded as Debenham Angels in 1991, and joined Division Seven of the Suffolk and Ipswich Football League. After an unbeaten first season, they won the division and were promoted to Division Six. In 1993–94 they were promoted again to Division Five. They were renamed AFC Debenham in 1994 and were promoted to Division Four at the end of the 1995–96 season. The club won Division Four at the first attempt, and were promoted to Division Three, which they won in 1999–2000.

In 2000–01 they were promoted to Division One. However, after missing out on promotion to the Senior Division in 2001–02, the following season they narrowly avoided being relegated back to Division Two in 2002–03. After Mel Aldis was appointed manager in the summer of 2003, the club won Division One in 2003–04 to earn promotion to the Senior Division. The title was claimed following a 10–0 win against Ipswich Exiles to overtake Framlingham Town on goal difference.

In their first season in the Senior Division Debenham finished runners-up to East Bergholt United, and were promoted to Division One of the Eastern Counties League. Upon moving up the club adopted their current name. In 2008-09 they were promoted to the Premier Division, after winning 7–0 at March Town United on the final day of the season to pip Halstead Town to third place on goal difference, having needed to win by three goals and hope Halstead failed to win (they drew 1–1 with Great Yarmouth Town). They were relegated back to Division One after finishing bottom of the Premier Division in 2010-11 but won the First Division KO Cup in 2103-14 and are currently challenging again at the top of the First Division.

Records
Attendance: 1,026 vs AFC Wimbledon, FA Cup second qualifying round, 29 September 2007
Leading Goalscorer: Lee Briggs
Most Appearances: Steve Nelson

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