Norwich United F.C.


Norwich United F.C.
Norwich United
Norwich United FC.PNG
Full name Norwich United Football Club
Nickname(s) The Planters
Founded 1903
Ground Plantation Park, Blofield
Chairman John Hilditch
Manager Paul Chick
League Eastern Counties League
Premier Division
2010-11 Eastern Counties League
Premier Division, 6th
Home colours
Away colours

Norwich United F.C. is an English football club based in Blofield, Norfolk. The club are currently members of the Eastern Counties League Premier Division and play at Plantation Park.

The club is affiliated to the Norfolk County FA.

Contents

History

The club was established in 1903 as Poringland and District F.C., and initially played in the Norwich & District League, before becoming founder members of the Anglian Combination in 1965. They won the Norfolk Junior Cup in 1979 after beating Bradenham Wanderers 5-2, and again in 1981, beating Wroxham reserves. They also won the Junior League Cup in the same year. In 1982 the club achieved senior status, and won the Anglian Combination Senior Cup in 1984, beating Bradenham Wanderers 2-1.

In 1985 the club moved to the Gothic Social Club. In 1985-86 and 1986-87 the club reached the final of the Norfolk Senior Cup, but lost to Norwich City reserves and Great Yarmouth Town.

In 1987 the club was renamed Norwich United, and in 1988-89 won the Anglian Combination Premier Division, earning promotion to the Eastern Counties League. In their first season in Division One they finished as runners-up, but could not be promoted due to the inadequate facilities at Gothic. The following season they won the division, earning promotion to the Premier Division, which they were able to take as they moved to Plantation Park in Blofield during the summer. They were relegated back to Division One in 1994 after finishing bottom of the division, but returned to the Premier Division in 2002 as Division One champions.

Honours

  • Eastern Counties League
    • Division One champions 1990-91, 2001-02
  • Anglian Combination
    • Premier Division champions 1988-89
    • Senior Cup winners 1984
    • Junior Cup winners 1981
  • Norfolk Junior Cup
    • Winners 1979, 1981

Records

  • Highest league position
    • 4th, Eastern Counties League Premier Division, 1991-92
  • FA Cup
    • Best performance: Second qualifying round, 1992-93
  • FA Vase
    • Best performance: Third round, 1992-93, 2002-03

External links

Coordinates: 52°38′19.52″N 1°27′23.36″E / 52.6387556°N 1.4564889°E / 52.6387556; 1.4564889


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Norwich (United Kingdom) — Hotels: Devere Dunston Hall (Town) Maids Head Hotel Norwich (City Centre) Old Brewery House Hotel (The) (Reepham) Quality Hotel Norwich (Outskirts Bowthorpe) Ramada Hotel Norwich (Upper Hellesdon) …   International hotels

  • Norwich and District Business Houses League — Norwich and District Saturday Football League Countries  England Founded 1924 …   Wikipedia

  • Norwich (disambiguation) — Norwich is a city and the county town of Norfolk, England. Norwich (UK Parliament constituency), former constituency Norwich North (UK Parliament constituency), successor Norwich South (UK Parliament constituency), successor Norwich may also… …   Wikipedia

  • Norwich Film Festival — Opening film My Imprisoned Heart Closing film Ana s Playground Location Norwich, United Kingdom Founded 20 …   Wikipedia

  • Norwich Guildhall — (informally the Guildhall) is an historic listed building on Gaol Hill in the city of Norwich, United Kingdom. It was constructed between 1407 and 1413 and served as the seat of city government from the early 15th century until 1938, when it was… …   Wikipedia

  • Norwich — For other places with the same name, see Norwich (disambiguation). City of Norwich Norwich city centre …   Wikipedia

  • Norwich School (independent school) — For other uses, see Norwich School (disambiguation). Norwich School Motto Praemia Virtutis Honores (Honours are the rewards of virtue) Established 1096 (Traceable history) …   Wikipedia

  • Norwich, Connecticut —   City   Seal …   Wikipedia

  • Norwich Terrier — Country of origin United Kingdom Traits Weight 5.0–5.5 kg (11–12 lb) Height 24–25.5 cm (9.4–10.0 in) Coat …   Wikipedia

  • Norwich CEYMS F.C. — Norwich CEYMS Full name Norwich CEYMS Football Club Nickname(s) Church Founded 22 August 1988 Ground Hilltops Sports Ground, Swardeston …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.