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Welcome to the website of Farnborough Old Boys Guild Football Club, founded in 1932 and affiliated to the Kent County FA.


We hope you enjoy your visit.

RESULTS

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FIXTURES

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NEWS

Saturday First XI and Reserves Trials Day

We are holding a trials day for players who wish to join our First XI in the NRG 24HR Gym Kent County League Premier Division and Reserves in Division Two (West).

The trials will be at Farnborough OBG FC, Farrow Fields, Farnborough, Kent BR6 7BA on Saturday 17 July at 2pm.

Roger Abbott Memorial Match

Event: FOBG All Stars vs. Cudham United Legends

Date:  Saturday 10th July 2021

Time:  12 noon kick-off, followed by afternoon refreshments, outdoors.

Place:  Farnborough OBG FC, Farrow Fields, Farnborough, Kent BR6 7BA

Details: A memorial match for Roger Abbott between teams from the two clubs that he served with such distinction, followed by al fresco table-served bar, in accordance with UK Government Covid-19 regulations.

Proceeds from the day will go to Prostate Cancer UK

Matt Ellis leaves Sunday Reserves to take up Sunday XI role

In a summer of managerial change at Farrow Fields, Matt Ellis has left his role as Sunday Reserves manager to partner Vince Wray as Sunday XI co-managers.

Matt leaves the Sunday Reserves in a terrific position, having brought them up from OBDSFL Division Three to the Premier Division in successive seasons from 2017-18, including successive championships before the 2019-20 seaon was cut short, the team having won all of their five games. They had an "invincible" season along the way in Division Two (2018-19).

The team won the Kent Sunday Junior Trophy in 2018-19 and the Jack Standen Cup in 2019-20. They reached the final of the Kent Sunday Junior Cup, also in 2019-20.

We wish Matt all the best with the Sunday XI.

Danny Mann will be the new manager of the Sunday Reserves with assistant Mark Banks.  We welcome both to FOBG and wish them success and enjoyment in the coming seasons.

Kent Sunday Junior Cup Final Video

Thanks to the excellent Film My Match crew, we have a range of match video options for the Sunday Reserves' Kent Sunday Junior Cup final on 20 June.

Click on your preference (all options open in a new tab/page):

  • Walkouts and first half: HD  SD

  • Second half: HD  SD

  • Extra time and presentations: HD  SD

  • 7 minutes match highlights with commentary: HD  SD

  • 14 minutes extended match highlights with commentary: HD  SD

You can see professional photographer Phil Westlake's photos HERE.

The Kent County FA photos are HERE.

Mick O'Flynn Steps Down as Senior Vets Manager

After five years in charge, three in partnership with Patrice Mongelard, Mick O'Flynn has decided relinquish the team management of the Senior Vets. Squad member George Kleanthous (and not Patrice as previously reported!) will succeed him.  Patrice and Phil Anthony will support George in the same way they did Mick.
 
Mick led the side with humour and humility (not always easy when there are 15 different opinions on selection and tactics every week) and leaves with a strong winning record.
 
He (and his music tastes) will be missed by the group and we hope to see him at matches and around the club in future.
 
Best of luck to George in his first managerial role, at least as far as FOBG are concerned.

Under 14 Players Wanted for 2021-22

Following a successful season Farnborough OBG FC U14 (2021-22) are looking for players to join their established squad in preparation for the new season in the Kent Youth League.

Trials will be held thoughout the summer on Monday nights at Harris Academy Orpington (3G pitch).

For more information please contact Paul Raggett on 07971 079644 or email Raggett7@sky.com.

Application for Licence to Use Part of the Recreation Ground Open Letter

The club has applied to the Council for permission to use part of the adjacent recreation ground for junior football on Saturday mornings.

Full details can be found in an open letter from the Football Club Chairman Danny Saines. The letter can be read / downloaded HERE.

Presentation Evening 2021

This year's Presentation Evening will go ahead on Saturday 24 July 2021.

Assuming there is no further extension to the Covid-19 restrictions in England.

In support of Mike Cole

Sadly, we received the news recently that Saturday and Sunday Reserves captain Mike Cole has been diagnosed with skin cancer. 

Everyone at the Guild wishes Mike the strength to make a full recovery. The fight he gives in every match will stand him in good stead in this battle.

Kevin Lott has set up a GoFundMe page to help Mike pay his bills while he is off work. You can read more HERE.

Got an injury or niggle?

Don't forget, we are subscribed to Jon W Sports Injury for all our sports injury needs.

Jon W Sports Injury is a leading sports injury clinic who work with many clubs in the area offering expert injury assessment, treatment and football-based rehabilitation programs for the effective recovery of all sports injuries.

Both therapists have worked and at professional and semi-professional football level. All Guild players receive £5 off every treatment session with them. More information can be seen on their website www.jonwsportsinjury.co.uk but please feel free to contact them to discuss any needs.

Jon W Sports Injury has clinics in The Warren, Hayes and Charterhouse Road, Orpington. They operate flexible working hours to allow for after school/work appointments. They can be contacted at jonwsportsinjury@hotmail.co.uk or on 07825 835305.

NHS COVID-19 Contact Tracing App

Download the the official NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app HERE.

COVID-19 Page for the Website

We have a dedicated page for COVID-19 as it affects FOBG.

Please go to https://www.fobgfc.org/?page=covid

Our Social Media

As well as our website, we have an official presence on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.  In addition, most of our nine teams have their own Twitter accounts.

Follow us on social media:
 
Facebook: fobgfc
 
Instagram: fobgfc
 
Twitter: 
@fobgfc (official, including First XI); 
 
@fobg_reserves (Saturday Reserves);
 
@fobg_thirds (Third XI);
 
@fc4ths (Fourth XI);
 
@fobg_sunday_1st (Sunday First XI);
 
@fcfobg (Sunday Reserves);
 
YouTube: FOBGFC Kent.
 

FA CHARTER STANDARD

FA Charter Standard Information FOBG has held FA Charter Standard Adult Club status for several years now. This is official recognition by the Football Association given to non-league clubs that have demonstrated that they are well run and sustainable. It also recognises the club's commitment to coaching, player and coach development, and the raising of standards of behaviour in the game.
The benefits of having Charter Standard status include:

  • Use of the FA Charter Standard Logo
  • Enhancement of funding applications and bids
  • Kit and equipment grants from the Football Foundation
  • Exclusive workshops
  • Starter pack, including posters, codes of conduct, certificates

This represents a major step forward in the development of Farnborough OBG FC and illustrates the ambitions of the club to develop further both on and off the field.

Many thanks to Malcolm Poynter for his hard work in achieving this recognition for the club.

More information regarding FA Charter Standard status.