Framlingham Town

Chairman Dean Warner
dwpropservices@btinternet.com 01728 603236
07969 734821
Secretary Fiona Whatling
fionawhatling@tiscali.co.uk 01728 723524
07909 757847
Programme EditorDean Warner
dwpropservices@btinternet.com01728 603236
07969 734821
Manager Liam Abraham
liamabraham@btinternet.com 07881 237846
Ground Framlingham Sports Club, Badingham Road, Framlingham, IP13 9HS
Midweek matches – Tuesday
Nickname The Castlemen
Colours Green & White Striped Shirts White Shorts White Socks
Change Colours Red Shirts Red Shorts Red Socks
Website https://www.thecastlemen.com/
Twitter @TheCastlemen

HISTORY

Founded in 1887, the Clubs first ground was Dickson’s Meadow, followed by Brunning’s Meadow, both being part of the Framlingham College complex. The Club next moved to The Red House Farm before setting up at Hayning’s Meadow, now known as “The Pageant Field” in 1932. In 1951 the Club became a member section of the newly-formed Framlingham Sports Club and has had its ground here ever since.

In its 130 years of football, Framlingham has played in various Leagues. The Ipswich & District League, then the Framlingham League in its early years. Next up was the Woodbridge League with progress into the Leiston League at the end of WW2 until 1966. At this time the Club gained admission into the Ipswich & District Premier (now SIL Senior) League and competed in for many decades.

During this time there have been many ups & downs in the form of promotion and relegation and even a dip into Division 2 but Senior status was regained in 1989.There then followed some very successful years as Framlingham won “The McNeil Cup” in 1990 and were SIL Senior runners-up in 1991. This was followed in 1992 by the SIL Senior League title & McNeil Cup double and in 1996 we reached the SCFA Senior Cup Final and were again, League runners-up in 1997.

Since that period of time the Clubs fortunes have been varied with relegations and promotions but we eventually gained Senior status once more and after a workman like season gained promotion to the Thurlow Nunn Division 1 League in 2016/17. The inaugural season was very successful, finishing in the top half and was followed by an even better 2017/18 season by finishing runners-up and gaining promotion to the Premier Division whilst also competing in the FA Cup for the very first time and having a good run in the FA Vase. The 2018/19 season in the TN Premier League was a tough one for the Club and although there were many good battling performances we eventually succumbed to relegation.

The success of any Club is built on the hard endeavour of its Committee, volunteers & supporters and the standard of the facilities & grounds at Framlingham are a tribute to those people and their endeavour both past & present who have built a strong and stable Club over those many years.

We now look forward in confidence to the future as we commence life facing up to the challenges ahead in the Thurlow Nunn Division 1 League.


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