Ascot United Football Club
Ascot United was founded in 1965 by a men’s team who played their games at Sunninghill, with “after match meetings” in The Wells public house in Cheapside village (now the Marrakesh).
Within three seasons, the club had gained permission from the Ascot Racecourse Trustees to convert the land north of coach park 10 into a football pitch. A wooden clubhouse was built and this team went on to win many prestigious trophies in the years that followed.
Various youth teams represented Ascot United over the years up to 1988, but the size of the club never exceeded 8 boys’ teams. From 1989 there was a gradual increase in demand and in 1992 there came a turning point when small-sided games were introduced for 7 and 8 year olds and the men’s team reformed, having disbanded in 1980. Some of the other important milestones in the club’s history are:
|1990||A new club house was erected at the Racecourse Ground|
|1991||A new pitch and training area was constructed on waste land|
|1992||The club house was converted|
|1994||Floodlights and improved drainage were added.|
|2003||Partnership with Charters School was established and the website went live|
|2004||Ascot United awarded FA Charter Community club status|
|2006||The senior team became champions of the Reading Senior League gaining promotion to the Hellenic League 1st Div East and also won the Reading Evening Post Cup Final at the Madejeski Stadium in Reading|
|2007||The senior team finished 4th in their first season in the Hellenic League|