Getting to Know: Bedfont and Feltham FC

The FA Cup, one of the most prestigious competitions in the world, it can be the difference between a good year and an awful year for most Non-League clubs if they get a good run.

Sadly this year a number of clubs that finished in positions in their respective leagues, where they should have been invited to the competition haven’t. The FA have said that this is due to “over-subscription” and criteria being decided on PPG across the divisions rather than position, meaning teams in more competitive leagues are more likely to miss out.

One club that has sadly missed out despite finishing 5th in the Combined Counties League is the subject of today’s ‘Getting to Know’ Bedfont and Feltham FC.

‘The Yellows’ based out of The Orchard, were only founded in 2012 following a merger of Bedfont FC and Feltham FC, after the latter merged with their former landlords as Bedfont could no longer field a team due to financial restraints.

The new side took the place of Feltham FC in the Combined Counties League and featured as Feltham in their debut season as the club had already entered the 2012–13 FA Vase under their name.

Despite being a fairly new club, ‘The Yellows’ have already developed a ‘family club’ feeling down at The Orchard, hosting a whole host of youth sides from under 7’s through to Under 16’s. As well as running a vast amount of teams, the club is FA Charter Standard and has been since its inception in 2012.

Despite not being able to compete in the FA Cup, Bedfont and Feltham still have the FA Vase and League competition to look forward to and from everyone here at Climbing the Ladder would just like to wish everyone at ‘The Yellows’ all the best for the upcoming campaign.

Author: Alex Scott

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

2 thoughts on “Getting to Know: Bedfont and Feltham FC”

  1. Back in the 1980’s Feltham FC were one of the first clubs to have an artificial surface laid at their then ground ‘Feltham Arena’. At this stage Feltham FC were in the Isthmian League and after playing a couple of games in the FA Cup and Vase the FA banned them from the competition because of the artificial surface. Annually Feltham FC would appeal to the FA about this but they kept replying ‘the surface is not recognised’. The FA allowed Feltham FC into the FA Vase but would not allow them to play in the FA Cup. The Club had a lot of loyal players over this period of time who were never allowed to experience the joys of the FA Cup.

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    1. Thankyou for letting us know about this. Upsetting for the players involved and the club as a whole, did this issue ever get resolved?

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