Metropolitan Police F.C.

Metropolitan Police F.C.
Metropolitan Police
Full name Metropolitan Police Football Club
Nickname(s) The Met
Founded 1919
Ground Imber Court, East Molesey, Surrey
(Capacity: 3,000)
Chairman Desmond Flanders
Manager Jimmy Cooper
League Isthmian League Premier Division
2010–11 Isthmian League Division One South, 1st (promoted)
Home colours
Away colours

Metropolitan Police F.C. is the football club of the Metropolitan Police Service, although in recent years there has been a relaxation in the rule that players had to be serving members of the police force. They are currently based just outside of London in East Molesey, Surrey and play in the Isthmian League Premier Division.



The club was formed in 1919 and played friendlies until they joined the Spartan League in 1928, a league where they were to play until 1960. In 1960 the club switched to the Metropolitan League and were promoted to the Southern League in 1971. They joined the Isthmian League's newly formed Division Two in 1977 and were promoted at the first attempt. In 1982 they came close to promotion, missing out by just two points, but in 1985 were relegated back to Division Two. In 1988 they were promoted once again but 1991 saw them drop to Division Two once more, where they remained until league reorganisation in 2002 saw them placed in Division One South. In 2004 the league was reorganised again and the Met played in Division One for two year, but in 2006 the regionalised divisions returned.

In 2010, the Metropolitan Police won their first senior trophy, beating AFC Wimbledon 5–3 on penalties after a 4–4 draw in the final of the London Senior Cup. They finished the 2010–11 season as champions of the Isthmian League Division One South.

Club records

  • Best league performance: 5th in Southern League Division One South, 1971–72
  • Best FA Cup performance: 1st round proper, 1931–32, 1984–85, 1993–94
  • Best FA Amateur Cup performance: Semi-finals, 1933–34
  • Best FA Trophy performance: 2nd round proper, 1989–90
  • Best FA Vase performance: Quarter-finals, 1994–95
  • Best London Senior Cup performance: Winners, 2009–10, Finalists 1934-5, 1940–41


The club's home at Imber Court is a general-use police sports facility which the Force acquired in 1919. Significant ground improvements, including a new stand, have taken place since the 1980s, funded by a Force lottery scheme.

Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Will Packham
England GK Mo Maanson
England DF Gavin Rose
England DF Charlie Moxhom
England DF Dave Newman
England DF Matt Lewis
England DF Steve Sutherland
England DF Steve Potterill
England DF Michael Cobden
England DF Tommy Moorhouse
England MF Leon Johnson
No. Position Player
England MF Tristan Frontin
England MF Scott Corbett
England MF Sam Robinson
England MF Will Packham
England MF James Greenway
England MF Steve Sargeant
England FW Craig Carley
England FW Dave Stevens
England FW Andy Ottley
England FW Liam Baitup
England FW Craig Brown
England FW Steve Harper


External links

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