THETFORD TOWN

THETFORD TOWN Website Affiliated County – Norfolk
Chairman Nigel Armes Orchard House, The Street, Coney Weston, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP31 1HG
01359 221062 (home) 07778 929202 (mobile)
nigel.armes@btinternet.com
Secretary Jackie Skipp 19 The Glade, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 1JS
01842 761355 (home) 07753 147098 (mobile)
jackieskipp@live.co.uk
Programme Editor Barnes Print (E.A.) Ltd 15 Bridge Court, Riverside Close, Scarning, Dereham, Norfolk NR19 2DN
01362 691980 (home)
football.barnesprint@btconnect.com
Ground Recreation Ground Mundford Road, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 1NB
01842 766120 (ground & fax)
Colours Claret Shirts Claret Shorts Sky Blue Socks
Change Colours Sky Blue Shirts Sky Blue Shorts Sky Blue Socks
Midweek Matches Tuesday
Floodlights 128 lux inspected 25.10.16
Manager Daniel White Appointed October 2015
07789 934181 (mobile)
danielwhite1983@live.co.uk

History

The club was established in 1883 and moved to its current ground on Mundford Road in 1905. They played in the Norwich and District League until World War I, but due to the town’s position on the Norfolk-Suffolk border, the club could enter cups in both counties, and in 1911 were victorious in the Suffolk Junior Cup final.

After the war they played in leagues in both Norfolk and Suffolk until becoming founder members of the Eastern Counties League in 1935. However, they finished bottom in both 1935–36 and 1936–37 and returned to the county leagues. In 1948 they won the Norfolk Senior Cup, and in 1954–55 were Norfolk & Suffolk League champions.

In 1963 the club rejoined the Eastern Counties League not finishing higher than fifth and bottom in both 1983–84 and 1984–85. In 1989–90 the club finished as runners-up in the Premier Division. Although they won the Norfolk Senior Cup final the following season, in 1991–92 they were relegated to the First Division. Aside from a fourth-place finish in 1995–96 they did not finish higher than 11th, and finished bottom in 1998–99 and 1999–2000.

The period of the early–mid 2000s saw Thetford scrapping at the wrong end of the table, until a much improved finish of 11th in the 2006–07 season. Since this year, the club established themselves as a mid-table club with finishes of 13th (2007–08) and 16th (2008–09).

The 2009–10 season saw Thetford improve further, collecting their highest points total for a number of years and finishing in 11th place. In 2011–12 the club finished second and were promoted to the Premier Division. 2011-12 also saw Thetford reach the final of the Norfolk Senior Cup where they were beaten by Gorleston, the same side that beat them in the 2011/12 First Division KO Cup Final.

Records

Best FA Cup performance: Second Qualifying Round

Best FA Vase performance: Fourth round, 1990–91

Attendance: 404 vs Attleborough Town Norfolk Senior Cup, 1997

 

 

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