Cornard United

Chairman Harvey Doherty 07966 539073
Secretary Paul Williams 07834 773416
Fixture Secretary Rob Athey 07977 607401
Programme Editor
as Secretary
Manager Tom Clark 07814 539285
Ground Blackhouse Lane, Great Cornard, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 0NL
Midweek matches – Tuesday
Nickname The ‘Ards
Colours Blue Shirts Blue Shorts Blue Socks
Change Colours Red Shirts Black Shorts Black Socks
Twitter @CornardUtdFC

Club History

In 2014, Cornard United celebrated its Golden Jubilee, having been formed back in 1964. The club initially played in The Sudbury Sunday League, before joining Division Three of The Bury and District

They were promoted to Division Two at the end of their first season, and further promoted again at the end of the next season.  In 1970 they transferred to Division Six of The Colchester & East Essex League and were promoted to Division Five in 1972. After winning all 26 matches of the 1973-74 season they were promoted once again, and over the next few seasons, further success brought more promotions so by 1975 they had reached Division Two. 

In 1976 the club switched leagues again, this time to Division One of The Essex and Suffolk Border League.  However, when this league was restructured two seasons later the club were moved down to the Second Division.  They remained in the Second Division until 1983 when they were promoted back to Division One.  In 1985-86 they won promotion to the Premier Division, and in the 1988-89 season they won the league, the league cup and the Suffolk senior cup with a 1-0 victory over local rivals, Sudbury Wanderers. 

As a result of this success, the club was moved to Division One of the Eastern Counties League. They won this division at the first attempt, and were promoted to The Premier Division, where they remained until 1996, when after a poor season they were relegated back to the First Division, where they have remained ever since.

Initially, the club played at the Great Cornard Recreation Ground, before moving to Great Cornard Upper School in 1975. It was not until 1982 that they moved to their current ground in Blackhouse Lane. The record attendance at this ground was set in 2001 when over 450 people watched a friendly match against West Ham United.After many years running The Club, Chairman and Manager, Chris Symes, left the club during 2013 and Mark Hoskin took over the roles. He, in turn, has now moved on and the current Chairman is Harvey Doherty who took over in 2014 after spending 10 years as chairman of Cornard dynamos.

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