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Colden Common FC

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“….A Grande Olde Team to Play for……..”

Colden Common Football Club is a football club based in Colden Common, near Winchester, Hampshire. Reformed in 1956, with the Banford family at the fore. Although founded as a Saturday Club CCFC have cause to thank their Sunday team for providing the foundation for a remarkable rise through the leagues in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Competing in the Eastleigh and Southampton Football League were sparse with just the Eastleigh Benevolent Cup and Southampton Junior Division 4 title jostling for space in the trophy cabinet. However, the decision to field a Sunday side 1973 to 1983 eventually provided glorius repercussions. An incredible haul of 24 Sunday League and cup Trophies came under the manegerial guidance of Ron Shaw and Mick Geddes before 'the force' switched to CCFC Saturday Football. Rapid progress followed. The journey from Southampton Junior League Division 2 to Hampshire League Division 1 some eight levels took just six years guded by Ron Shaw, Chris and Ray Light and Ken Brady (amongst others) Prior to 2003/04, and then last season, the club's proud moment came in 1991/92 when Keith Tollervey and Dave Hadfield led Common to its first Hampshire League championship, with Andy Long as captain. A second title followed in 1995/96 (Steve Franklin & Barry Cox) sandwiching our 1993/94 Southampton Senior Cup success. Dave Hadfield and Keith Dumper preceded Steve (Muddy) Waters who took the helm and elusive success was registered again, the Andover Senior Cup in 2003. Dave Riddell took 'Muddy's' Squad to 'Glory. Dave Riddell left after many successes Meanwhile, having moved into Hampshire League (Combination) Football , Common Reserves took up the challenge laid by the first team. Common have secured 4 Combination Titles (in six Seasons) and the Trophyman Hampshire League Combination Cup twice in the period 1998/2004. The youth side of the Club has under 16's and under 18's who 'go through the ranks' to boost the senior squad. In addition the Veterans show the Club in the right light while gathering more members as the years go by. Being crowned Champions of the Hampshire Premier League for the first time (2008/09) was a great success for The Club. To retain that title last season was a monumental achievement and one that gave us considerably more satisfaction, as it was achieved under fledgling managerial duo Ged Magee and Mick Pratt. Although they would be the first to recognize the efforts of Lance, Ryan, the managerial team and the players, it was Ged, Ged and Twinkle who led from the front.Colden Common Football Club has a record to be proud of historically as is shown in the Hounours elsewhere in this programme. Common Veterans, led by Elliott Costick continue to show The Club in the right light and gather more and more members as the years go by, while our home ground (lovingly tended by Eric Laversuch and his ‘band’) is the envy of most. Any small club needs a sound ‘back-room’ and we are indeed fortunate to have an outstanding committee and loyal sponsors ~ H.J.DUNFORD & SON (Motors) LTD in particular ~ as well as many players who show CCFC the commitment and loyalty much respected around the County. Behind the scenes the likes of the Banford’s - Jack, Angie & Cliff, Eric Laversuch, Steve Long, Janet Lissenden, Dave Hadfield, Darren Heskins, Barry Cox, the Flood’s, to name but a few, have all featured prominently or still feature for The Common Cause to help make Colden Common FC ‘The Friendly Club’.

 

While season 2003/04 will long be remembered as our most successful yet (1st Team and Reserves each achieving a league & cup double); the two following have proven remarkable. Season 2004/05 saw us compete at Sydenhams Wessex League level for the first time. We started poorly and saw the manager leave midway through but, with Nigel Lights guidance, and Dean Higgins respected leadership, we ultimately won the inaugural Division 3 Championship! Then, last season we repeated our 2003/04 Hampshire Intermediate Cup success, beating West Wight 2-1 (Rich Lang & Dean Higgins). Seeds sown in the late 19th Century were replanted in 1956 ~ with the Banford family (a name synonymous with the club) much to the fore ~ and they have blossomed over the last 20-odd years. Although founded as a Saturday club, CCFC has cause to thank their Sunday wing which provided the foundation for a remarkable rise through the leagues during the late 1980s early 1990s.  Competing within the Eastleigh and Southampton Football Leagues honours were sparse with just the Eastleigh Benevolent Cup and Southampton Junior Division 4 title jostling for space in the trophy cabinet! However, the decision to field a Sunday side ~ 1973 to 1983 ~ eventually provided glorious repercussions. An incredible haul of 24 Sunday league and cup trophys came under the expert managerial guidance of Ron Shaw and Mick Geddes before The force switched to CCFC Saturday football and rapid progression followed. Our journey from Soton Junior League Division Two to Hampshire League Division 1 took just six years guided by Ron Shaw, Chris and Ray Light, Rocky Garrett and Ken Brady (amongst others). Keith Tollervey and Dave Hadfield led Common to its first Hampshire League championship, with Andy Long as captain, in 1991/92. A second title followed in 1995/96 (Steve Franklin & Barry Cox), sandwiching our 93/94 Southampton Senior Cup success.  Dave Hadfield and Keith Dumper preceded Steve Muddy Waters who took the helm and elusive success was registered again, the Andover Senior Cup in 2003. Dave Riddell took Muddys squad to 2003/04 glory but he left midway through 2004/05. Meanwhile, having moved into Hampshire League (Combination) football Common Reserves took up the initiative shown by our 1st Team as, under successive managers ~ Kevin Dixon, Barry Cox, Tony Mucci, Steve Waters, Paul Allen and Elliott Costick,  we secured four Hampshire Combination Titles and the Trophyman Hampshire League Combination Cup twice in the period 1998 - 2004. Last term our Reserves reach the Final of the North Hants Senior Cup (term a club first) before Andover prevailed.This season Paul Gilbert steps into the Reserve team managerial breach Having enjoyed success and progression from previous Youth initiatives Colden Common FC has, again through its Under 16 and 18 sides - profited in the form of excellent players coming through the ranks to boost still further an excellent senior squad. Meanwhile Common Veterans continue to show The Club in the right light while gathering more and more members as the years go by. Our home ground (lovingly tended by Eric Laversuch and his band) is the envy of most so it will be a wrench when we have to leave to progress. Any small club needs a sound back-room and we are indeed fortunate to have an outstanding committee and loyal sponsors ~ H.J.DUNFORD & SON (Motors) LTD in particular ~ as well as many players who show CCFC the commitment and loyalty much respected around the County. Behind the scenes the likes of Jack and Cliff Banford, Eric Laversuch, Janet Lissenden, Ian Sreele, to name but a few, have all given, or still give, tirelessly to The Common Cause to help make The Friendly Club, Colden Common FC, and “….A Grande Olde Team to Play for……..”

 C.C.F.C. Saturday Football Roll of Honour 

HAMPSHIRE PREMIER LEAGUE - Founder Members 2007/08 SOUTHAMPTON FA
  CHAMPIONS Veterans ‘B’ Division 2001/02
CHAMPIONS Senior Division 2009/10  
CHAMPIONS Senior Division 2008/09 HAMPSHIRE INTERMEDIATE CUP
  WINNERS 2003/04, 2005/06
SYDENHAMS WESSEX LEAGUE  
CHAMPIONS Division 3 2004/05 HAMPSHIRE JUNIOR ‘A’ CUP
FAIR PLAY Trophy Division 2 2006/07 WINNERS 1979/80
   
HAMPSHIRE LEAGUE HAMPSHIRE VETERANS CUP
CHAMPIONS Division 1 1991/92, 1995/96, Runners-Up 2008/09
Promoted to Division 1 1986/87  
Promoted to Division 2 1985/86 SOTON SENIOR CUP
CHAMPIONS Comb Div 1999/00, 2000/01, WINNERS 1993/94
CHAMPIONS Comb Division 1998/99 Runners-Up 1987/88
   
PUMA ENGINEERING LEAGUE CUP NORTH HANTS SENIOR CUP
Runners-Up 2008/09 Runners-Up 2005/06
   
TROPHYMAN LEAGUE CUP ANDOVER SENIOR TROPHY 
Runners-Up 1994/95 WINNERS 2002/03
   
TROPHYMAN COMBINATION CUP SOUTHAMPTON JUNIOR ’A’ CUP
WINNERS 2001/02, 2003/04, WINNERS 1979/80
   
SOTON SENIOR LEAGUE  EASTLEIGH BENEVOLENT CUP
CHAMPIONS Division 1 1981/82 WINNERS 1979/80
CHAMPIONS Division 2 1980/81 WINNERS 1964/65
Runners-Up Division 1 1990/91  
  EASTLEIGH WEEKLY NEWS CUP
SOTON JUNIOR LEAGUE Runners-Up 1971/72
CHAMPIONS Division 1 1979/80 Runners-Up 1979/80
Runners-Up Division 1 1977/78  
CHAMPIONS Division 4 1965/66 SOUTHAMPTON REFEREE’S SOC 
  Friendliest Club Award 1996/97
WIRRALL PRGRAMME AWARDS  
Best Programme In Hants League: 1988/89 1989/90; 1990/91; 1991/92; 1992/93; 1993/94; 1994/95; 1995/96; 2002/03
Best Reserve Programme (National): 1989/90, 1990/91; 1991/92; 1992/93; 1993/94; 1996/97; 1997/98; 1999/00; 2000/01; 2001/02 2002/03; 2003/04; 2004/05