League standings taken from January 2021
Surrey is one of the few counties to have no professional football teams. There are many teams within the National League setup, as well as room for grassroots football to flourish.
The Leatherhead and District Sunday League provides a basis for Surrey’s grassroots teams. The teams mentioned in this article have plans to grow football in the Surrey and London areas in an attempt to interest more fans. The results alone make the games look interesting, and this is another key factor in marketing the league.
The name Wimbledon is quite well-known in English football. There was Wimbledon FC, followed by AFC Wimbledon - and now there is a team called Old Wimbledonians.
Old Wimbledonians FC has grown in membership over the years, forming eight men’s teams in total. It wants its players to “have fun on and off the pitch” and has a proud record of sponsorship, achievement and sportsmanship. Members pay their own fees and make the club self-sufficient.
It may come as no surprise to hear that Old Wimbledonians play in the same area as AFC Wimbledon. Old Wimbledonians plays at Raynes Park, a short distance from Raynes Park train station. You can follow signs to Coombe Lane to find the stadium.
Barnes Eagles is FA Charter Standard club based in South-West London. It hosts a wide range of education programs to schoolchildren as young as six. The club believes that football is a great way to be active and that playing the sport can help some children to pursue a new, enjoyable hobby.
Matt Gale is the coaching co-ordinator at Barnes Eagles. Gale has worked in coaching children between the ages of five to eleven, having worked for Fulham’s U8s team and as a P.E. teacher at a primary school. He organizes annual summer camps for children; they often run from July to August for six hours a day.
Parents who are interested can contact Gale at email@example.com.
Partizan Bookham First folded last year and returned as Partizan Allstars. The team plays in Great Bookham, a small village between nearby Leatherhead and Guildford.
Allstars started a small win streak before the third lockdown started. They beat Poplar First 2-0 and followed that result with a close 3-2 win over The Duke of Buckingham First. Those two victories moved the team to seventh in the league table with seven points from six games.
Partizan has placed its merchandise for sale on Instagram. If you wish to buy a jersey or a coat, contact the club’s Instagram via direct message.
Putney Town was founded in 2004 and plays in Putney, London. It is sponsored by Fox and Hounds, the winner of Best Sports Bar in South West London.
The team is close to Fulham FC’s Craven Cottage. The stadium directly overlooks Putney’s home ground, Barn Elms Sports Centre, and is on the opposite side of the River Thames. The sports centre is close to a nature reserve and a rowing club, and it is a short walk from East Putney underground station.
Seeing Putney Town play gives fans many options. They can explore the local area before a game and drink in the Fox and Hounds. It is, after all, meant to be the best pub in South West London!
Wandsworth Elite has been in existence since 2008. It plays in South London as a member of the Leatherhead and District Sunday League and has played in the Morden and District Football League.
The team got its first win of the season before the lockdown started, beating Poplar 2-1. This result meant that Wandsworth moved up to eight in the table to go above Poplar. Wandsworth now has four points thanks to one win, one draw and five losses.