2007 saw us form an alliance with Abbeydale Community Association (ACA) with whom we successfully bid for funding which enabled us to construct the 3G training pitch and changing rooms you see today at the now named Abbeydale Sports & Community Centre. The vast majority of our teams train here during the week with our youngest age groups training on Saturday mornings.
Our Ladies team was established in 2008 and we are so proud to say that they are still going strong.
Our Community Section was also founded this year allowing children and adults with disabilities to play football safely. We cannot thank Dale Rawlins enough for establishing this section, a most important part of the club, and for providing their constant support from the beginning until Covid prevented them being able to meet safely. We are looking to re establish this vital group as soon as it is safe to do so.
We added to our ‘FA Charter Standard Status’ in 2011 by being awarded an ‘FA Charter Community Club’ award. This is the highest possible classification a grassroots Club can have. We couldn’t have been prouder. This again has been maintained ever since.
The same year our Mens 1sts won the Stroud & District Football League Division 1 and secured promotion to the Glos Northern Senior League where they remain to this day.
During this period we added a 3rds men’s team to the adult set up to accommodate the number of players wanting to play for us. Starting in the Stroud & District League Division 8 they are still going strong today, with only one year out due to lack of numbers.