Petersfield Town F.C.
|Full name||Petersfield Town Football Club|
|Ground||The Love Lane Stadium, Petersfield|
|League||Southern League Division One Central|
|2015–16||Southern League Division One Central, 13th|
Petersfield Town Football Club are an English football club based in Petersfield, Hampshire, England. The club is affiliated to the Hampshire Football Association, and is a FA Charter Standard Community Club. They are currently members of the Southern League Division One Central. They play at the Love Lane Stadium.
The club was founded in 1993 after the demise of Petersfield United (founded 1889). The previous club folded after being denied permission to switch from the Isthmian League to the Wessex League. The newly formed club took their place in the first Division (Now Premier Division) of the Wessex League, under the management of former England player Gary Stevens.
For the first four seasons the club the club stayed in the Wessex league before being relegated to division one of the Hampshire League. The club only lasted one season in division one and were relegated again to division two, where they stayed for a further season finishing as runners-up however when the league was re-organised they were effectively promoted twice, as they now found themselves in the newly formed Premier division.
The club stayed in the premier division of the Hampshire league until the start of the 2004–05 season, when the Wessex league expanded and the club joined the newly formed division two. The club remained in this division, which was now called Division one, until the 2013–14 season when Petersfield Town became Wessex League Division One Champions. The 2014–15 then saw the club finish as Wessex League Premier Division champions, becoming the first club to win back to back championships in the Wessex League and thus earned promotion to the Southern Football League.
The club have play their home games at Love Lane Stadium, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 4BP. Love lane has hosted Petersfield Town and previously Petersfield United since 1948. The stadium has a capacity of 3,000, of which 250 is seated (this was the limit set for a match with Aldershot Town in 1993), with one all-seating stand down one side of the field of play. It has floodlights. The stadium is situated opposite Churcher's College. In August 2007 the town council expressed concern at the dilapidated state of the ground, describing it as "a magnet for teenage vandals".
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Director of football;- Gary Lines
- 1st Team Manager – John Robson
- 1st Team Asst Manager – Vacant
- 1st Team Coach – Vacant
- 1st Team Coach – Matt Collins
- Goalkeeping Coach - Tom Best
- Reserve Team Manager – Shane Brayson
- Reserve Team Asst Manager –
- Youth Team Manager – Thomas Stone
- Youth Team Manager – Andy Field-Millard
- Secretary – Mark Nicoll
Notable Managers of Petersfield Town and players that have joined professional clubs include:
- Wessex Football League Premier Division
- Champions (1): 2014–15
- Wessex Football League Division One
- Champions (1): 2013–14
- Hampshire League Division Two
- Runners-up (1): 1998–99
- Wessex League Cup
- Runners-up (2): 2014, 2015
- Portsmouth Senior Cup
- Runners-up (1): 2015
- FA Cup best performance: Third Qualifying Round 2015–16
- FA Trophy best performance: Preliminary Qualifying round 2015–16
- FA Vase best performance: Second round 1994–95
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- Official website
- Petersfield Town at the Football Club History Database
- Petersfield United at the Football Club History Database