APFSCIL London Supporters Member Clubs
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Member Football Supporters Clubs List - Alphabetical
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Please send all enquiries to Paul Morrison:
3 Florence Rd
London SW19 8TH
Last updated: August 2006
BARROW The Barrow AFC (National) Supporters' Club was formed in 1976 by a small group of the team's supporters exiled in the London area, with the aims of providing a forum for the exchange of news about Barrow AFC, organise travel to matches, and encouraging friendly links with the supporters of other clubs. The "National" in the title reflected the intention that the Club would cater for all Barrow supporters living away from the town, and our membership of 150 or so is spread around the country and abroad.
Members are kept in touch by way of a monthly newsletter, "The National Zigger". The name, is a link with Barrow's Third Division past, recalling a short-lived magazine, "The Zigger", published by the football club in the late sixties.
For supporters in the London area, the Club organises travel to home and away matches subject to demand. For some games rail travel is organised jointly with other APFSCIL clubs; on other occasions we travel by minibus, or car. We also enter sporting and social events organised by APFSCIL whenever possible.
Supporters elsewhere are encouraged to keep in touch with others living in the same area to arrange joint travel to matches, and to pool news and views of the football club. And wherever members travel from, there is always a warm welcome home or away on the terraces (and usually before and after the game in a convenient watering hole!)
As a supporters' club we enjoy a good relationship with the players and officials of Barrow AFC. We assist the football club financially, with part of the money we donate coming from our Pontton and Predictions competitions, which give members the chance of winning valuable cash prizes.
Each year members are given the opportunity of showing their appreciation of efforts on the field by voting for their Player of the Year, with the victor receiving an engraved trophy and also having his name added to a shield recording all the previous winners.
Individual membership costs £6 per season (£10 outside the UK), or Family Membership for just £10, which covers two or more members living at the same address.
For more Barrow information try the website The Barrow AFC
For more information and a membership form contact David Leitch
3 Pandora Court
Last updated: February 2013
Bolton Wanderers Supporter Club London (BWSCL) was formed in January 1987 by a small band of exiled Boltonians in the (then) White Swan pub in Covent Garden.
The success of the '96-'97 season saw our current membership grow to 200. The annual subscription is £8.00 (£3.50 unwaged, £15.00 overseas) which entitles members to APFSCIL travel discounts, discounts at the club shop and a copy of our monthly newsletter 'The Trotter'.The Club is represented at the oche by the 5-a-side darts team which has competed in the first division for five years.
Our 'successes' include a runners-up position and two cup semi-final appearances. The 11-a-side Football team will begin yet another season in the 3rd division in their never ending quest for mediocrity.
The Club organises a wide range of social events including our meetings at The Lord Moon Of The Mall on the last Wednesday of every month. More informal gatherings are arranged on an 'ad hoc' basis and this year have included trips to members' weddings in Ireland and Aberdeen!
BWSCL hopes to continue our strong links with the Wanderers at the magnificent Reebok Stadium. Over the last couple of years, interviews have been granted with players and staff and a representation awarded our player of the year trophy to John McGinlay on the pitch before the final game at Burnden Park.
Website: The London Whites Online
For further information please contact David Crook:
19 Chester Court
Tel: 020 7642 0945 (H)
Last updated: August 2001
BLACKBURN ROVERS Blackburn Rovers (London & District) Supporters Club
The Blackburn Rovers (London & District) Supporters Club was formed in 1976.
Its aim is to unite fellow supporters based in the south of England for continued association with Blackburn Rovers.
Each season this Supporters Club stages a Rovers Day in conjunction with Blackburn Rovers Football Club at a selected Rovers home game consisting of a pre match question and answer session with a past Rovers player and the presentation of the player of the season trophy this taking place in the Darwen Suite post match.
The club has a football team and occassionally has teams playing Cricket, Darts and Pool.
Other social events based in the London area are organised during the year consisting of Golf, Mystery Pub Crawl, Quizzes and Christmas drinks.
The Supporters Club has its own website.
This is used mainly for introduction for new members but also includes all our latest news and the website magazine Many Miles From Home.
The Club has its own Facebook page this is for all the latest quick information such as times, meeting places etc.
Travel to games is usually by train or some other members travel by car.
The Club has its own ticket secretary (this is for away games only) for match tickets directly through Blackburn Rovers Football Club.
The membership fees for this season 2012/13 are as follows:
£5.00 Individual over 16,
£2.00 Individual under 16, OAP and disabled.
For more information contact Allan Fell:
7 St Martins Road
Oxford OX4 4RR
Tel: 01865 771453 (H) 07717 278 841 (M)
Website Also on Facebook
Last updated: November 2012 EC
Bournemouth Exiles Club was formed in 1985 by Mick Cunningham on the terraces of Ninian Park. Mick had been struck by the number of non-Bournemouth based Cherries who were travelling to games independently, and had the bright idea of forming a club to provide organised travel and to keep them informed of the goings on at Dean Court.
The demand rapidly exceeded Mick's most optimistic expectations, and there are currently around 170 members. Membership costs £11.00 (£8.00 students/ unwaged), with family membership available at £1.00 per extra family member. Overseas membership is £13.00 (Europe) or £19.00 (rest of the world).
Travel is organised to Saturday away games, usually by train, with car-sharing and train travel for midweek games as required.
Although wholly independent, the club has always enjoyed the support of the football club, and it is hoped that this relationship will be even closer following the successful takeover by the new "community" club.
The Exiles contributed £300 to the trust fund formed to prevent the club from folding when it went into receivership last season, and we were instrumental in the formation of "Cherries International", a syndicate which raised the impressive sum of £13,000 to enable supporters to purchase shares in the new club.
Social activities organised by the club this season will include a Christmas party, attended by the players and management after the Watford home game on December 20th, and an end of season weekend based around the away game at York on 11th April. Each season we elect our player of the year, Ian Cox picking up the coveted trophy in 96-97.
Our dedicated team of researchers also present an annual pub of the season award, won last season by the 'Castle Vaults' in Shrewsbury. Our darts team, having won promotion last season, will be competing in the dizzy heights of the APFSCIL League 5-a-side first division.
Members receive the club's newsletter "Exiled" six times a year, providing a comprehensive account of events on and off the field, and an purchase bewildering range of merchandise including clothing of various sorts, key rings, car stickers and coffee mugs.
This season we will be setting up an information line to provide members with up to date information on travel, ticket availability etc.
BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION Seagulls Over London was formed in 1994 and so has celebrated the fifth anniversary of its formation, in a brighter period, following the troubled and turbulent times at the club. Brighton fans must have been wondering how many mirrors they collectively smashed, how many ladders they unknowingly stepped under and how many black cats they inadvertently kicked, back at the end of the last decade. The fortunes of Brighton and Hove Albion have seen a decline of almost biblical proportions. However things have started to look up. The move back to Brighton for the start of this season has heralded a new period of optimism. New Albion has a lot of expectation to live up to.
Seagulls Over London is independent of the Club and of other groups, such as the Independent Supporters' Association (BISA) and the official supporters club. However, we have close links to the club and, together with all the main supporters' groups, representatives of Seagulls Over London meet Dick Knight and the Board regularly. The campaigns to Bring Home The Albion and to promote the "Yes Yes" campaign owed much to this co-operation.
Membership costs £5. We currently have over 30 paid up members and membership is growing annually. A broad range of social events is organised. The Official Matchday Pub is The Nelson in Trafalgar Street. Main meetings take place on the third Monday of alternate months (September - May) in The Albert Pub in Victoria Street close to Victoria Station, starting at 7.30pm. Representatives of the Club attend regularly: Dick Knight, Martin Perry, Nick Rowe, Bob Pinnock, Martin Hinshelwood, Dean Wilkins and Ian Culverhouse have each attended a meeting in recent seasons.
Last season we arranged seven trips for some of the furthest of the away games and two weekends away at Shrewsbury and Halifax. This season we expect to run trips to all of the 18 away games furthest from the Capital. This will be mingled with social events in and around Albion's home and away fixtures, to make Seagulls Over London one of the most active supporters' groups. Match sponsorship of the away games at Rochdale show that Seagulls Over London will travel far to support the Albion and have a good day doing so.
Preparations for the rigours of the new season, in which match fitness was clearly going to be a priority, required some arduous pre-season training. Endurance, team spirit, directions, timing and alcaholic capacity were all put to the test. The visit, within one day, to all the pubs in the Greater London area bearing the name "The Albion" was a memorable and testing experience. Some weakened, but most completed the course, which finished close to Dick Knight's London home.
Members come from all backgrounds and occupations. Students, in London to study, have joined for a year or so, those moving to the London area for longer periods have also found much to retain their interest. Our eldest member has been an Albion fan for almost 70 years, so there really is something for everyone.
Priority in booking travel is given to members from all over the London area and further afield. We have some notable recruits in Worthing. If the travel arrangements will permit, we will travel with any Albion fans willing to stick to the specified trains for the journeys and to behave in a responsible way. With the prize of Falmer now tantalisingly close, the continued good behaviour of all of us has never been more important. For anyone interested in joining or in finding out more about Seagulls Over London, we would like to hear from you.
For more information contact Paul Whelch (tel: 020 8981 2915 (H) or 020 8981 9400 (W)).
Or visit our website.
Last updated: March 2000
The Burnley London Supporters' Club was founded in 1976 by a small number of fans on their way back from a match at Norwich City. The Club has always been an autonomous body, being founded before the formation of the main Supporters' Club in Burnley.
The Club has always enjoyed a good relationship with Burnley Football Club. The current membership total stands at around 250. Membership is divided into three categories: Adults, Concessions and Overseas - membership fees are currently £17 for Adults, £12 Concessions and £20 Overseas.
The Club aims to organise group travel to Turf Moor for most home games. The Club also aims to run trips to away fixtures outside of the Network SouthEast region and all football supporters are welcome to travel with us, please contact the Travel Officer for further information (details can be found on our website).
The Club has a thriving social side with Quiz and Darts Teams, aswell as organising social events such as trips to sporting events and the theatre.
The Annual General Meeting of the Supporters' Club is held during July at the Sekforde Arms, off Clerkenwell Green, which is also the home venue for darts and quiz matches. The AGM is a very well supported event attended by our Hon President Peter Pike - former MP for Burnley - plus members from all parts of the country. Our magazine "Something to Write Home About" contains a mixture of match reports, travel information, club news and members' articles. We produce six issues a year.
We support the Club regularly through sponsorship and other events and we support the Clarets Trust.
Check out the London Clarets website.
For further information please contact Ian Wood:
28 Corbett Grove, London SW11 5RN
07814 030 451 (M)
Last updated: December 2012 EC
CHESTER For those Chester supporters who live away from the city, then the Chester Exiles supporters club is for you, we aim to cater for City fans from all over the country.
The Club (formerly known as the Southern Branch and then Chester City Exiles) was started by a group of four people back in November 1983. The aims then were to primarily arrange shared travel to matches and hold social functions with other exiled supporters.
Since the demise of Chester City and the setting up of a fan-owned 'phoenix' club in 2010, the Exiles have been at the heart of the development of the new proud club. In 2011 we became the official Exiles section of City Fans United, the fans' group which owns Chester FC. There is no separate membership fee for joining the Exiles, but all City Fans United members who live away from Chester are automaically members of the Exiles.
We are active members of APFSCIL and have run a team in the Darts League for many years. We also aim to co-ordinate travel and meeting points for Exiles attending Chester away games.
Enquiries to the secretary Steve Mansley:
Flat 8 Cannon Court
Last updated: February 2013 EC
COVENTRY CITY The Coventry City London Supporters Club (CCLSC) was founded on 25th November 1976 and is still going strong. In fact current membership (just over the 300 mark) is at record levels despite the Sky Blues descent to the game's third level thanks to the formation of Sky Blues International in 2009, a collaboration with the parent club to boost the profile of Coventry City overseas, which gives SBI members free membership of CCLSC. In all over 250 members have signed up across more than 40 countries. Fees for UK based meanwhile are £10 (Individual) and £20 (Family).
Although we are completely independent of both the main supporters club in Coventry and the parent club, CCLSC has excellent relations with Coventry City FC and award an annual Player of the Season trophy, usually at one of the home games near the end of the season. In the recent past, we have organised dinners and forums to which Coventry City have sent past or present representatives. We also published our own 21 year history back in 1997, a history updated, largely pictorially, in 2004. CCLSC are strong supporters of APFSCIL which we joined in February 1977.
Over the years CCLSC has competed in the APFSCIL darts (1978-2006) and football (1983-2000) leagues, and also entered a team in the Home Counties quiz league from 1977- 1993. sadly the predictable decline in membership following City's demotion from the Premier League means an annual 'tilt' at the APFSCIL darts cup is our only sporting activity.
We are also affiliated to the Football Supporters' Federation and the Association of Coventry City Supporters Clubs and Groups (ACCSCAG). Despite all the changes in the rail network, our aim is still to get our members to matches in comfort and at the cheapest possible prices, whether by organising our own travel or in conjunction with other APFSCIL clubs.
Our main channel of communication with our members is our website, whilst monthly electronic newsletters are also produced to keep fans upto date with club activities.
For further details please contact Martin Garrett (APFSCIL Rep.) on 020 8902 2091, or ourmembership secretary Sara Robb
Or visit our website.
Last updated: January 2013
DERBY COUNTY Derby County Supporters' Club London Branch (DCSCLB) has around one hundred members, the majority resident in London and the Home Counties. The London Branch is part of the official supporters' club and has developed an excellent relationship with Derby County over the seasons, which has ensured that match tickets are available very nearly whenever required by our members, both for games at Pride Park and for away fixtures.
DCSCLB was re-formed in the early 1980s after a previous association of London-based Derby County supporters disbanded in the mid-1970s but it was the formation of the new Committee in 1982 that fuelled a rapid growth in interest and the range of activities undertaken. DCSCLB currently competes in the Association of Provincial Football Supporters' Clubs in London (APFSCIL) darts league, whilst during the summer we play cricket on a friendly basis, including fixtures against other APFSCIL clubs.
DCSCLB's main function remains to encourage as many of our members as possible to travel to watch The Rams. We aim to arrange rail trips to all weekend games outside London, often co-operating with other APFSCIL clubs to take advantage of the various rail operators' group travel fares (the current price from St. Pancras to Derby is £32 return for the forthcoming season). Car lifts are arranged to mid-week games when it is not possible to return by train. We try to nominate one pub as our official meeting place prior to all matches. For home games we now meet in The Royal telegraph on London Road (DE1 2QS) which is around five minutes walk from the railway station.
We keep our members in touch with events at the Club and in the Branch by publishing newssheets, which give details of ticket deadlines, London Branch events and travel arrangements, at regular intervals throughout the season. We aim to produce two editions of our Branch magazine, Capital Ram, during the current season. Meanwhile work is underway to upgrade our capitalrams website.
For the 2012-13 season our standard membership fee is £5-00. We offer various memberships including a 'partner' membership for two people and a family rate. Rather than a membership card, we produce a badge that is sent to all members. This season sees the production of the fourteenth such badge. Full details for anyone interested in joining our ranks are available from our Membership Secretary, Peter Roe.
For further information please contact DSCLB:
DM Box 3890
Last updated: January 2013 EC
Everton Supporters' Club - London Area (ESCLA) was founded in January 1975 - on a trip to Plymouth Argyle for an FA Cup 4th Round tie - and is the Everton FC-affiliated supporters' club for London and the South East. Membership currently stands at just under 1,100; numbers-wise, we are the largest APFSCIL-affiliated club. Subscription rates - at £15 per season, with family membership discounts' have remained unchanged for a number of years.
The Club exists to bring together all Everton supporters in its home area. It achieves this principally through the organisation of travel (where possible) by train or coach and tickets (subject to availability) to all Everton FC first team fixtures. Saturday games at Goodison Park can see up to 150 members travelling to Liverpool.
In addition, a regular newsletter is produced. The Club also runs a team in the Home Counties' Football Supporters Clubs Quiz League, and the recent appointment of a new Social Secretary means that we hope that events such as meeting the Everton players prior to London games as well as darts, pool and social "get-togethers" will be regular occurrences in the future.
More information can be found on the ESCLA website.
For more information contact Ian Critchley:
16 Aplins Close
Tel: 01582 769232
Last updated: May 2002
HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN London Hearts was officially formed in early 1984 in the Lyceum, a pub (where else?) just off the Strand and less than a year later was recognised by the Federation of Hearts Supporters' Clubs since when the heroics and Hearts-like near misses have sustained enthusiasm and numbers here in the South.
The beginning of a new era at Tynecastle makes this especially an interesting time for London Hearts and we shall continue to run regular subsidised train trips to Edinburgh.
Membership costs just £10 per year. This includes a regular news letter plus every edition of 'No Idle Talk'. Also there is a monthly lottery which costs just £2 per month. The profits from this go to subsidise our two season tickets.
To join send a £10 cheque made payable to 'London Hearts.'
Check out our website.
Membership enquiries Davy Allan:
16 Gladstone Road
Telephone 01732-508016 (h)
Or email General Enquiries
Last updated: March 2000
HIBERNIAN The London Hibs Supporters Club was formed in August 1990 and a has a current membership of 150. London Hibs is recognised by the parent club and is the official supporters club branch which represents London and the south east of England.
Subscription fees for the forthcoming season are as follows: Annual Full Membership £10, Annual Family Membership £5. The benefits members receive are Associate Membership of the Hibs Supporters Association, a London Hibs key ring and lapel badge, a copy of the London Hibs Fanzine, Hibees Heere, Hibees.
There and a monthly newsletter following each meeting. Monthly meetings of the Club are held on the second Tuesday of each month in the William Wallace Pub in Blandford Street.
The club plays an active part in APFSCIL with a foortball team currently doing very well in the 1st Division. The branch also organises some excellent social events with the main function in London each year being the club's Burns Night supper which takes place in January.
Members also have the opportunity to purchase excellent London Hibs merchandise at a very reasonable cost, and there's also a free drink or two at the January meeting and at the AGM in June. Other regular entertainment includes Quiz nights, Curry evenings, St Andrews Evening and a Player of the Year Presentation.
Visit the London Hibs website.
For more information contact Mike McSherry:
149 Easthampstead Road
Or email General Enquiries.
Last updated: March 2000
HULL CITY Hull City Southern Supporters are an independent supporters group based in London, but with members from all over the country and in places as diverse as Germany, Brazil and Nepal. Formed during the 1983/84 season by exiled City fans who realised they kept catching the same trains on a Saturday morning, the membership has grown to many hundreds and is active in encouraging attendance at City games and participation in sports and social activities. Group travel is arranged (by train or minibus) to any matches where there is sufficient interest and car sharing is encouraged and co-ordinated from all parts of the country.
For the inflation-busting price of Â£6 (payable direct through our website via an eform or PayPal) members receive the indispensable Travel Guide, which contains hand-picked pubs for meeting up pre-match at all away games (usually with a high standard of beer and food on offer) and our regular home pre-match location. Match tickets can also be collected from the pub(for those games where tickets have been made available to us, members may order and purchase tickets via HCSS website). Members also receive an end of season review magazine 'Tigers Eye' as well as invitations(via regular email bulletins) to social events -- which include regular Fans Forums with representatives from the club, and organised screenings of live TV games, together with ad-hoc events such as the recent evening with our Honorary President Mark Herman (including screenings of his two football related films) and a forthcoming charity auction with an Ex Tiger as guest of honour.
The club has run a football team in the APFSCIL league for almost 30 years and is constantly looking for new players (and spectators/groupies!)to join the squad for a relaxed and friendly, but competitive, standard of football-- which also has an active social side, incorporating a summer tour usually in sunnier climes) and challenging matches against the Ex-Tigers and HCSS veterans. We currently have an active pool team ( also looking for new players), a lapsed quiz team and also arrange ad-hoc sporting events/tournaments ranging from mini-golf to pair cricket.
We look forward to hearing from new members, so sign up and get involved.
Last updated: January 2013 EC
IPSWICH TOWN The Ipswich Town Supporters Club London Branch (ITSC London) was formed in the early '80's. Membership currently stands at just over the 200 mark.
There is no subscription to belong as we raise funds from variou raffles held at some of our meetings. Our aim is to provide an organisation through which London area supporters can make their views known to the club. We also have meetings throughout the year, some of which include visits from the club's management and playing staff. we are also trying to develop a more active social side to the branch with some get-togethers at awy games (particularly in London), gatherings to view Town's televised away matches and an annual dinner are under consideration.
ITSC London continues to run an extremely successful darts team, which in 2011 won all APFSCIL competitions. The Home Pub is the Prince Albert on Columbo St, SE1. The nearest tubeis Southwark and home matches are on Mondays.
For more details contact David Gale or +447934 562 786
For Darts information contact here
Last updated: November 2012 EC
Leicester City Supporters' Club (London Branch) was founded prior to the 1977-78 season. Membership is currently around 80 and covers primarily London and its bordering counties.
The core activity of the club is centred round travelling together to home and away matches. Most journeys are by train with discounted trips being organised outside the Network South East region. A fast train to Leicester takes about 1 hour 10 minutes (hopefully) from St Pancras. The fare for 2011-12 is £27.00 return - including a reserved seat.
The club has a darts team and we play against London Branches of other Supporters' Clubs. The standard is "varied".
The branch website is http://www.londonfoxes.com.
For information on joining or travelling, please contact Kevin Wells:
Tel: 01279 416522 (H) 01279 427431 (W)
Last updated: November 2011 EC
London Scots and desendants representing god's country on and off the park.
London Scottish Soccer Supporters Club are currently affiliated non-directly with the SFA and Travel Club.
The club also play in the 'glorious blue' of Scotland, 11 asides, in the APFSCiL league.
The year 2008 will see the club members going to Scotland Internationals, hosting social events and getting very drunk......also, we all are exiled in London
The majority of our communications between members is via other means and not solely from yahoo groups.
".tearnadh chruidh le gleann."
Have a wee gawk!
MANCHESTER CITY The Manchester City Supporters' Club London Branch was formed in the mid 1960's and is affiliated to the Manchester City Official Supporters Club (1949).
Chair Tina Robertson
Secretary Carol Darvill - 07876 191 515 Membership requests etc
Treasurer Ray Crabtree
Travel Organiser Nick Saunders
President Kevin Cummings
The branch has over 200 members; the annual membership fees are £12 adult member; £5 unwaged / seniors and £1 juniors.
We have quiz, darts, and football teams and are always looking for new members, so if interested please contact:
Darts Tina Robertson
Football Terry Cecil
Quiz Dominic Moran
Our 'home' pub is the Sekforde Arms in Farringdon where we play our darts matches and hold our AGM each summer - in 2011 with the FA Cup in attendance.
We had two socials in 2011-12 season:-
(i) A question and answer session with Bernard Halford and Patrick Vieira the night before the Chelsea game.
(ii) A book signing and question and answer session held jointly with Sunderland London Branch with Dennis Tueart.
We will be arranging to have the Premiership Trophy some time time after July 14th.
We are in the process of trying to find a pub suitable to watch City games on TV for those who can not get to matches.
Last updated: August 2012 EC
MANSFIELD TOWN Stags Outside Notts was formed in the 1984/5 season when a group of exiled Stags' supporters met up at an FA Youth Cup-tie at Watford.
Membership grew steadily mainly thanks to the efforts of chairman Bernard savage. Our affiliation to APFSCIL began in 1990/1 when we were invited to join by the London Owls following a third round FA Cup-tie against Sheffield Wednesday.
The club has organised regular social functions over the years including away match travel and weekend trips to some of the Third Division's more exotic locations! The highlight of our social calendar has always been the annual pub-crawl when on the third Saturday every July we visit all eight London pubs called 'The Stag'!
The football club has benefited from our activities mainly in the form of kit sponsorship from the successful fanzine 'Size 10 1/2 Boots', which was published for a number of years. APFSCIL representative Steve Murray's company has usually sponsored the home first round League Cup-tie.
We have been proud to be associated with APFSCIL for the past 10 years and wish every success to the organisation at its 25th anniversary dinner.
New members are always welcome and should contact Steve Murray
Tel: 01494 782935 (H) 0208 997 9669 (W)
Last updated: March 2000
About: Middlesbrough Supporters South was founded in 1974 by a handful of Boro exiles on the steps of the players entrance at Highbury. Our aim is to create and foster a community of Teessiders in the south of England and beyond.
Company Overview: Middlesborough Supporter South was founded in 1975 by a handful of Boro exiles on the players entrance at Highbury. Originally founded as a London-based Boro supporters club MSS soon became a club for Boro fans all around the south of England and eventually for Boro exiles across the UK and the world.
Mission: To create and foster a community of Teessiders in the South of England and beyond.
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NEWCASTLE UNITED FC Founded in 1964, the Newcastle United Supporters Club (London) has a large membership spread throughout London, the South, and Worldwide. It provides a number of facilities for members, including cheap group rail travel to most of Newcastle United's matches home and away. It was one of the founder members of APFSCIL itself back in 1975.
The club also has an active sports and social section, organising various activities and running darts & pool teams. The darts & pool teams all play in leagues involving other London based supporters' clubs. The club magazine The Magpie is published regularly throughout the season.
Current membership is around 300 and subscription rates for 2008-09 are: Adults £10 - Family £15 - Seniors (over 65) £5 - Juniors (under 16) - £2.
Check out our website.
If you would like further information about our club, please email Des Kindley, Steve Parish orSteve Cole.
If you would like to join our club, please send a completed Application Form, together with the appropriate Membership Fee and Stamped Addressed Envelope to Steve Parish at the following address:
51 Tyttenhanger Green
Last update: June 2012 EC
NORWICH CITY Capital Canaries was formed in 1975 and based in the capital, the Capital Canaries was originally intended for Norwich City fans in and around the London area. Over the course of time, however the number and whereabouts of members has increased dramatically and now have numerous members spread across the glose!
We have developed a very good relationship with Norwich City Football Club whilst remaining completely independant. Our AGM in London have been attended by Norwich City majority shareholders Delia Smith and Michael Wynn-Jones, Chief Executive David McNally, and numerous management and playing staff in recent years.
We offer reduced rail travel from London to Norwich for HOME matches (only Â£15 for the 2011/12 season), group deal where possible for AWAY matches and members receive regular copies of our award-winning magazine and are invited to social events held in London, Norwich and around the country
So, if all this sounds interesting, why not join us: Capital Canaries.
Last updated: April 2012 EC
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE The Plymouth Argyle Supporters Association London Branch (PASALB) was founded on 30 June 1976 and currently has over 500 members, plus 4 honorary members, including former Labour Prime Minister Michael Foot. The first meeting was held in the Ordnance Arms in St. John's Wood following an announcement in the Standard newspaper.
Membership remains fairly constant despite all the problems at Home Park during the last five years. Full membership costs £15 per season, with juniors and OAPs at £7.50; we also have a family membership rate. Members receive a monthly newsletter, pasty News, and a Travel Guide to find their way around the Third Division (again!).
We organise group travel, usually by train, to way matches outside of the Network South East area and to selected home matches. We arrange tickets for major all-ticket matches for our members – bring on Exeter and Torquay. We also arrange an annual weekend trip to Belgium – a Saturday away from the problems of the Argyle! We participate in the APFSCIL football, darts and pool leagues and hold regular golf days during the summer months.
We also have a very occasional cricket team (a bit like England, really!). We try to organise one major social each season which the team attend - this season, we hope this will occur in Peterborough. PASALB remains the largest organised supporters club and we are sponsoring the kit of Wayne O'Sullivan in 1999/2000.
We have also contributed around £8000 over the last 4 years to the Youth Development programme which has been run by a Trust formed by the various supporters clubs since 1996. We see this as crucial to the future of clubs like Argyle and we look forward to the day when we unearth our first million pound star. We hold monthly committee meetings at which all members are welcome.
In the 24 years of our existence, the undoubted highlight was the FA Cup semi final against watford in 1984: so unexpected but a memorable day with 128 members booked on a charter trip filling two carriages. Another highlight was, of course, our first (and only) appearance at Wembley in the third division play-off final in 1996. Tuesday March 2nd 1994 is also a great memory – E*e*er 2 Argyle 3!
As a contrast, we held a Xmas party at a pub in Brentford following the 7-0 drubbing in December 1994 at which Peter Shilton surprised us all by turning up! Our two largest social gatherings have coincided with our 10th and 20th anniversaries: at the most recent many former players attended.
Visit the PASALB website.
For more information please contact our General Secretary John Coker
20 Sturmer Court
Tel: 01732 875465 (H) 020 7215 3371 (W)
Last updated: July 2001
Brief Club History
The Rangers F.C. Supporters Association London Branch was founded in 1961, initially to create a home from home for 'Gers supporters that had moved south of the border. It has come a long way since those days with members not only coming from the London area, but from all over the South East of England.
Where we meet:
Meetings are to be held on the 4th Friday of every month @ 7.45pm at:
Exmouth Arms Public House
1 Starcross Street
London NW1 2HR
Tel: 020 7387 5440
Nearest tube: Euston; Northern and Victoria lines. Non members made very welcome.
Rangers games are shown at:
The White Bear
57 St John Street
London EC1M 4AN
Tel: 020 7490 3535
The nearest tube is Farringdon (Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines). Come out the station turn left into Cowcross Street which leads to St John Street.
Contact us at:
Ted Helliker - Club Secretary 07929 628 511
Robbie Jenkins - Club Chairman 07856 462 690
John Jobber - APFSCIL Rep 07803 116 509
Or via the Official Club website.
Last updated: February 2013 EC
ROTHERHAM UNITED The London Millers are an independent organisation of Rotherham fans, based mainly in London and the South East, but also world wide. We have members from all over the world, including Australia, Finland, Chesterfield and Sutton-at-Hone.
We are affiliated to neither Rotherham United nor to the official Supporters Club, but we do have a good rapport with the club.
We were formed in 1981 by the two people who are now our Honorary Vice Presidents, Dave Baister and Jenny Hurst. At the time of formation, the club was going through its best run in the last fifty years, winning the Third Division Championship in 1981, and just missing out on promotion to the First Division the following year.
Our membership is around 100 despite our financial and administration problems of recent times and being in the bottom division. Current subs are:
Each season we sponsor the full kit of a player, usually the winner of our season long Man Of The Match competition, unless, of course, they leave for 'bigger' clubs, something that seems to happen on a regular basis. We also sponsor the match ball and mascot for one home game a season, usually against a team from the South East. The mascot is the winner of a competition held among our Junior Members. The funds to meet the cost of these sponsorships are raised from membership subs and annual raffle.
Our magazine is called the London Miller and is edited by Liz Coldwell. It is produced 2 or 3 times a year, and costs £1 to non-members.membership subs and annual raffle.
The 2012/13 season is one of the most important in our history. We are returning to play in Rotherham at the brand new New York Stadium - name after the area of the town and not as most people theink the Big Apple - following four years temporary residence at the Don Valley stadium in Sheffield.
Anyone wanting more information we have our own website which is updated regularly with news on trips and meeting places for away games and our blog at londonmillers.blogspot.com
Last updated: August 2012 EC
FULL NAME: Scunthorpe United London and South East Supporters' Club.
DATE FORMED: August, 1987 - the inaugural meeting of six exiled Scunthorpe supporters living in the capital was held in The Chandos on Trafalgar Square. It was a 'test the water' kind of meeting to see if there was enough interest to form a London Supporters' Club – we've been going 24 years now, so there obviously was!
INDEPENDENT/AFFILIATED: We are an independent supporters' club with no ties to the official SUFC Supporters' Club.
OTHER AFFILIATIONS: Only APFSCIL
CURRENT MEMBERS: The club has grown steadily since its formation and we have averaged around 100-120 members for the last 10 or so years.
SUBS RATES: £10 (adult), £5 (under 16)
TRAVEL INFO: Trips to away games usually by train. Home games on either car sharing basis or by train.
Travel Secretary is Matt Gray (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
FUNCTIONS: Darts team playing in APFSCIL League is usually the main reason for get togethers. Weve been members of the darts league since the early nineties.
MEETING PLACE: No official club meetings held as such, only informal get togethers now and again, and Darts matches. Our home venue for darts is the Stamford Arms, Stamford Street, SE1
1. Without a doubt the four charity cycle rides we have organised since the sad death of chairman John Birkett from cancer in 1998. A year after John's death, a sponsored cycle ride from Leyton Orient's ground to Glanford Park, Scunthorpe, was held in March 1999, in aid of Cancer Research in his memory. Five SULSESC members cycled the 180-mile journey in three days and raised more than £6,000 for Cancer Research. Since then, further rides have been staged to Bournemouth (in 2000), to Torquay (in 2001) and most recently in April 2011, from Loftus Road, QPR to Glanford Park when nearly £13,000 was raised through sponsorship for RNLI and Diabetes UK.
2. Increasing the usual Saturday bar takings at the Bricklayers Arms Greese Street by more than 400 per cent on the occasion of United's promotion at Wembley in May, 1999!
For more information, including information about joining, visit our website at www.sulsesc.com
Last updated: October 2011 EC
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY The Sheffield Wednesday London Supporters Club (known on a day to day basis as the 'London Owls') was formed in 1974. It enjoys a very good relationship with both the football cluband other affiliated supporters groups.
We have approximately 100 members who are primarily resident in London and south-east England, but also The Netherlands, Sweden, Thailand, and a few who have returned north, remain as members. Annual fees are £5 for full membership, £10 family membership and £2.00 students and OAPs.
Travel to games is organised by rail, taking advantage of the various group travel discounts on offer. However, when there are insufficient numbers to travel by train, or for night games, when there is no suitable return service, then we travel in private cars. Members also receive an email newsletter on a regular basis.
Over the past few seasons we have held numerous social events which have been attended by a host of ex-Wednesday favourites that include David Hirst, Paul Williams, Andy McCulloch, Danny Maddix, Phil King, Lawrie Madden, Brian Marwood and Bob Bolder.
Why not visit the London Owls website, join us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter
For further information please contact London Owls:
The London Owls
PO Box 233
Last updated: December 2011 EC
SOUTHAMPTON The London Saints Supporters Club were formed at an inaugural meeting held at the New Savoy Tavern, Savoy Street London WC2 on 2nd June 1978. We are officially recognised by Southampton FC. The majority of our members either live or work within the Greater London area and the Home Counties, but our membership expands to all parts of Great Britain as well as having members living as far afield as Denmark, Finland and Luxembourg.
Over the years London Saints have held many evenings with the Management, Players and Staff of Southampton Football Club and we actively try and maintain this tradition. This has included question and answer evenings to post match occassions with the players. A few years ago we organised an excellent 'evening with the Ex-Saints' and had players coming along from five decades, including heroes from the FA Cup victory in 1976.
Following our formation we began to participate in the APFSCIL sports leagues, and while we do not have an active football team, we have regular cricket fixtures as well s continuing to participate in the pool and darts leagues. We hold annual Christmas get-togethers to which all are invited.
London Saints organise both Home and Away match tickets as well as train travel wherever possible. Membership costs have remained at a resonable rate throughout our existance and prospective members can easily join or find out more information by contacting any committee member under the contacts list.
Finally, members are kept in touch with events by means of our bi-monthly newsletter 'Waterloo Sunset' now nearing its 150th edition, the London Saints website and email flashes.
For more information contact our Membership Secretary Ray Betts
Media enquiries: Mick Strickland 020 8679 8827 or Andy Saunders
APFSCIL Contact Nick Head 07888 789 476
Last updated: January 2013 EC
STOKE CITY What a great time to be a Stokie. Established in the Premier League after a lifetime in the wilderness, reaching the FA Cup Final after years struggling to get past the January rounds, seeing fellow Stokies on the street wearing colours as a badge of honour, good times are here again.
Stoke City Southern Supporters Club (SCSSC) has been active for 45 years and are one of the founder members of APFSCIL. We have an active website - www.scssc.co.uk, e-zine, Facebook page, members season ticket in the Boothen, annual magazine and members map giving you the opportunity to get in touch with Stokies in your area.
SCSSC sponsor a player (currently a combative midfielder with a good engine...) and every member can nominate who we sponsor. Membership also entitles you to regular monthly e-newsletter magazine which is stuffed full of news from the club and a travel update, details of our social events plus entry details for the season ticket ballot for home match and priority away tickets.
We have a great relationship with Stoke City and a seat on the Supporter's Council. There's no better way than to represent Stoke in the south, come and join us and keep in touch with fellow Stokie exiles.
Last updated: January 2013 EC
The Sunderland AFC Supporters' Association (London & Southern England Branch) came into being in 1967 as a purely London-based body and we extended its geographical base as reflected in the current title in 1974. Its objective remains to promote support at all Sunderland's games and it enjoys excellent relationships with the directors, management and players of Sunderland AFC.
As an associate branch of the parent Sunderland AFC Supporters' Association, the branch is an active member of both the Football Supporters’ Federation and APFSCIL. Membership is currently around 600. Trips are run to most Sunderland matches, usually by train though sometimes by coach, and the Branch receives an allocation of tickets for members for away games.
The Branch is represented at darts, football and pool in the APFSCIL leagues, has a quiz team in the Home Counties Quiz League and fields a cricket team for friendly matches during the summer.
Occasional social events are held and vary from small meetings to gatherings of up to 150 people who have included guests from the football club and other celebrities such as Steve Cram, the President of the Branch.
A full range of Branch merchandise is available and a newsletter is published approximately six times per year containing match reports, social events and articles of a wide range relevant to the football club and its supporters.
For more information on how to join and find out more about the above activities visit ourwebsite.
Last updated: January 2012 EC
WEST BROMWICH ALBION
The London Baggies, were originally founded in 1976, and then reborn in December 1990. We were formed by Rab Rogers RIP in September 1976 and our first trips saw us beat Spurs 4-2 and Man Utd 4-0 at the Hawthorns - not a bad start! We were the first supporters branch to sponsor a game and had our own fanzine the "Euston Express" before such publications became popular. Although support dwindled through the eighties Paul Mason resurrected the branch in December 1990 after an away game at West Ham. Tony Vass took over in 1994.
The London branch membership automatically affiliates members to the main WBA supporters branch in West Bromwich - with whom we maintain close contact.
We run independently and hold meetings each month in London, usually on the last Monday evenings (except bank holidays) commencing at 7.30pm in 'The Gunmakers' 13 Eyre Street Hill, Clerkenwell. We have a thriving travel section organising rail trips for Saturday home games, and most away games, at special rates. Successful social evenings are arranged from time to time with special guests attending.
Match tickets for home or away games can be obtained through the London Branch for members, though availablity can be very limited for big games or small grounds! Regular travelling members WILL always receive preferential treatment for the limited allocation games.
We produce our own fanzine / newsletter 'Baggie Shorts' - free to members, 50p (inc postage) to non-members. Baggie Shorts appears five/six times during the season carrying match reports, branch news and miscellaneous items. The London Baggies runs a successful pool team in the APFSCIL League.
Our membership is usually around 80-90 each season, and this year the subscription is Â£10.00 Adult, Â£15.00 Family & Â£5.00 Concessions.
For further information please contact Tony Vass
Bexhill on Sea
East Sussex TN39 4SR
Tel: 01424 844 304(H) Email
Last updated: November 2012 EC
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NEXT APFSCIL MEETINGS
Monday 4th February @ 7.30pm
VENUE: The Exmouth Arms Public House, 1 Starcross Street, London NW1 2HR.
Tel: 020 7387 5440. Nearest Tube Station Euston.
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