Getting to Know: Potters Bar Town FC

After what was a very successful 2018/19 season, we took a trip down to The Pakex Stadium Parkfield, home of Isthmian League Premier Division side Potters Bar Town FC to see what makes The Scholars tick.

Founded in 1960, Potters Bar despite not having as long history as some other clubs, have found themselves steadily climbing the Non-League Pyramid. The Scholars were promoted into their current division in the 2017/18 season and have since established themselves at this level finishing 16th in the 2018/19 season.

Most of Potters Bar Town FC’s goals for the 2018/19 season were off the pitch,  the biggest to make the necessary ground improvements to reach the next level ground grading requirements – Grade ‘C’ – which meant the addition of two new stands – one a 100 seater and the other a 100 standing – this was achieved on time – thanks to the hard work of club members and supporters and fund raising and grants.

On the pitch however, and The Scholars achieved all of their goals too, including the massive one which was too establish themselves at this level. A target they seem to have achieved with last years mid-table finish and the great start they’ve made to this season.

The focus on the future that the club are going with, is also very clear in the fact that the club run a vast amount of junior football sides from under 10’s through to under 16’s.

The club’s growth in recent years is fantastic, and this has been supported by the town of Potters Bar, the rapidly growing attendance figures at The Scholars home games are just one of many clues to this.

From everyone here at ‘Climbing The Ladder’ we would just like to wish everyone at Potters Bar Town FC all the best for the rest of the 2019/20 season.

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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