Phoenix Sports F.C.

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Phoenix Sports
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Full namePhoenix Sports Football Club
Founded1935;85 years ago (1935)
GroundPhoenix Sports Ground, Barnehurst
Capacity2,000
ChairmanAndrew Mortlock
ManagerPaul Bryon
League Isthmian League South East Division
2019–20 Isthmian League South East Division (season abandoned)

Phoenix Sports Football Club is an English football club located in Barnehurst, in Greater London. The club plays in the Isthmian League South East Division. Phoenix Sports spent most of its history in the Kent County Football League, with a six-year stint in the Spartan League in the late 1980s and early 1990s. [1] The club was accepted into the newly formed Kent Invicta Football League for the inaugural 2011–12 season.

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History

Phoenix Sports Football Club was formed in 1935 as St. Johns Welling, which later changed its name to Lakeside. They were members of the North Kent League until 1939. [2] [3] After the Second World War the club was renamed Phoenix, as it was seen as rising from the ashes of the previous clubs amid the destruction of the Blitz. [2] They entered the South East London Amateur League in 1948 (their reserves were members of the Sidcup and Dartford Leagues) and in 1951 the club joined the Western Section of the Kent Amateur League, now Kent County Football League, Division Two. They moved up to Division One, finishing runners up twice in the 1950s, and once in the 1970s. [2] [4] The club entered the Spartan League in 1981-82 and competed there until 1991-92. [1] They then returned to the Kent County League Division One West, winning the challenge cup in 1993–94. [4] They won the league in 1999–2000, gaining promotion to the Premier Division, however after two relegations they ended up in Division Two West. [4] They won Division Two West in 2004–05 and Division One West in 2007–08, regaining their Premier Division status. [4] For the 2011–12 season the club was accepted into the Kent Invicta Football League at level 10 of the English football league system for the league's inaugural season.

In 2012, they became the inaugural runners-up of the Kent Invicta League. [5] In the 2012–13 season, they went one better, winning the Kent Invicta League championship, gaining promotion to the Southern Counties East League. [6] They were Champions of this League in 2014-15, and promoted to the Isthmian League.

The reserve team plays in Division 1 of the Southern Counties East Football League (at Step 6).

Colours

Phoenix Sports' colours are green shirts, with black shorts and socks. [7] The away kit is red shirts, shorts and socks. [8]

Grounds

The club now plays at Phoenix Sports Ground, Mayplace Road East, Barnehurst, Kent, DA7 6JT. [9] The ground is less than 250 metres from the ground of fellow Isthmian League South East side, VCD Athletic. The club originally played at Danson Park. [2]

This ground was constructed by the club's own members on land received from the council after they were impressed by their plans. [2] Planning permission has been awarded to the club for a stand and floodlights in order to conform with step 5 ground regulations.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 PHOENIX SPORTS at the Football Club History Database
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 Phoenix Sports official website – History Archived 17 July 2012 at the Wayback Machine Accessed 20 January 2012
  3. Kent Invicta Football League – Phoenix Sports Archived 1 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine Accessed 20 January 2012
  4. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Kent County Football League – History Archived 2 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine Accessed 20 January 2012
  5. 1 2 FA Full Time – Kent Invicta League 2011–12 Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine Accessed 1 May 2012
  6. "Nuts & Bolts Want Two or Three Players | Pitchero Non League". Nonleague.pitchero.com. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  7. Kent Invicta League official website – Gallery [ permanent dead link ] Accessed 20 January 2012
  8. Kent Invicta League official website – Phoenix Sports Archived 1 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine Accessed 20 January 2012
  9. Non-league UK – Phoenix Sports Archived 19 December 2011 at the Wayback Machine Accessed 20 January 2012
  10. "The Kent Invicta Football League". Full-time.thefa.com. Archived from the original on 25 September 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2013.

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