Getting to know: Wembley FC

Wembley the home of English football, in this area of London is the very famous Welmbley Stadium home to the England National team, also in this area however is Vale Farm home of todays ‘Getting to know’ Wembley Fc.

The club was formed in 1946 in the post-Second World War football boom, many who lived in the area felt it was wrong that the area which held the English National Stadium didn’t have its own senior football team. It was formed from two local Junior clubs: Sudbury Rangers and Sudbury Ratepayers.

The clubs motto is “From possibility to reality” and the club really has become somewhat of a trailblazer in not just non-league but football as a whole. In the 2011/12 season, the club`s FA Cup extra preliminary-round tie against Ascot United, was shown exclusively via a stream from Facebook; funded by the FA Cup’s new sponsors Budweiser, it was the first broadcast of its kind anywhere in sport.

On the pitch, Wembley are currently playing well and sit fourth in the Spartan South Midlands Football League, it has however been a few years since the club has seen any silverware after going through somewhat of a purple patch after they first formed, something that Im sure will change in the very near future.

Since the broadcast, Budweiser have gone on to become Wembley’s full time sponsor, funding upgrades to the clubhouse at Vale Farm and also for a minibus to take them to games.

From everyone here at ClimbingTheLeagues we would just like to wish everyone at Wembley FC all the best for the future. #Lions #COYL

Author: Alex Scott

Currently doing as much freelance journalism work as possible. Avid football fan and player currently at Penrith Academy.

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