CB Hounslow United F.C.

Summary

CB Hounslow United Football Club is a football club based in Hounslow, Greater London, England. Affiliated to the Middlesex County Football Association,[2] they are currently members of the Combined Counties League Division One and play at Green Lane.

CB Hounslow United
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Full nameCB Hounslow United Football Club
Founded1989
GroundGreen Lane, Hounslow
Capacity2,100[1]
ChairmanFrank James
ManagerFrank James
LeagueCombined Counties League Division One
2021–22Combined Counties League Premier Division North, 18th of 18 (relegated)

HistoryEdit

The club was formed in 1989 after Richmond Rangers disbanded,[3] and were named after Cater Bank, a company owned by the father of the club chairman and also the club's sponsors.[2] They initially played in the Hounslow & District League,[2] before joining the Senior Division of the Middlesex County League in 1997.[4] After finishing fourth in 1998–99, the club were promoted to the Premier Division.[4] They were runners-up in 2004–05 and again in 2005–06,[5] after which they successfully applied for promotion to Division One of the Combined Counties League.

In 2015–16 the club won Division One, earning promotion to the Premier Division.[6]

GroundEdit

The club originally played at the Osterley Sports Club, before starting to groundshare at Bedfont & Feltham's Orchard ground in 2013–14 while a new ground at Green Lane was being built at a cost of £1.5 million.[7][8] The site had previously been five unused football pitches and was replaced by a ground including a seated stand on one side of the pitch, a covered area behind one goal and a clubhouse.[9] The first match at the new ground was an FA Cup extra-preliminary round tie against Rusthall on 8 August 2017 with the home team winning 2–1.[9]

HonoursEdit

  • Combined Counties League
    • Division One champions 2015–16

RecordsEdit

  • Best FA Cup performance: First qualifying round, 2016–17[6]
  • Best FA Vase performance: Second qualifying round, 2015–16, 2016–17[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mike Williams & Tony Williams (2012) Non-League Club Directory 2013, p632 ISBN 978-1-869833-77-0
  2. ^ a b c History of CB Hounslow Utd CB Hounslow United F.C.
  3. ^ In with a shout The FA, 31 January 2011
  4. ^ a b Middlesex County League 1984-2000 Non-League Matters
  5. ^ Middlesex County League 2000-2006 Non-League Matters
  6. ^ a b c CB Hounslow United at the Football Club History Database
  7. ^ New Ground CB Hounslow United F.C.
  8. ^ Final grant in place for new CB Hounslow ground Get West London, 15 October 2014
  9. ^ a b "CB Hounslow United", Groundtastic, Autumn 2017, issue 90, p21

External linksEdit

  • Official website

Coordinates: 51°28′05″N 0°24′14″W / 51.467928°N 0.40393800°W / 51.467928; -0.40393800