Royston Town Football Club Celebrates 140 years!

Founded in 1875 “The Crows” are the third oldest club in Hertfordshire after Hitchin and Bishops Stortford and in December this year the Club will be celebrating its 140th anniversary.

It really is a truly remarkable achievement when you think that Disraeli was Prime Minister when the club was formed and has since seen a further 24 Prime Ministers, six British Monarchs serve the country and survived two world wars! In 1931 due to the foresight of a small group of Royston businessmen and notables the club acquired the freehold of its ground in Garden Walk for the princely sum of £200 and has played there ever since.

Royston won its very first piece of silverware in 1911/12 when we lifted the Creake Shield and it has seen periods of success when competing in the Cambridgeshire league in the early 1930’s and 1940’s. After switching the Herts County league shortly after the end of WWII there was a ‘golden period’ during the mid 1960’s to late 1970’s which saw major championship and cup success.

The progress made by the Club on the playing side in the last 10 seasons is beyond compare at any stage in our history with the crowning glory coming at the end of 2011/2012 with promotion to the Southern League Central Division One and Step 4 of the National Non-League Pyramid. Since promotion the club has built on its success and at the end of 2014/15 season very nearly achieved Step 3 status but were unfortunate to lose out in the play off semi-final.

The Club achieved FA Charter Standard Community status in 2009 by providing a wide range of football activities for both youth and adult groups. Currently the Club has over 20 youth teams for both boys and girls starting with under 7’s and the adult teams include 1st Team, Reserves, A-Team, Women’s and Vets.

Running parallel to our footballing success has been a major investment in our facilities at the ground in Garden Walk for both players and supporters including a total refurbishment of the Clubhouse in the summer of 2012 and a major investment in improving the playing surface at Garden Walk.

The club hopes that you will be able to join them on Saturday 17th October  when it is having a Family Day to encourage youth players to attend. The club is at home to Fleet FC. All welcome entrance fees are half price. Adults £4, Seniors £2, Juniors Free – Kick off is 3pm, please go along and support The Crows.   Then on Saturday 24th October come along and celebrate our 140th Birthday for a social evening to reminisce and meet past and present Crow players and supporters, everyone welcome. 7.30pm – Midnight.  For more details call 07795 820127 or email

Royston Town Football Club
Garden Walk, Royston, SG8 7HP
Phone: 01763 241204


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