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ASH UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB - was founded in 1911 and started playing their first competitive matches at Ash Common.

They soon became well established in the Surrey Intermediate League, winning every honour possible. After the Second World War Ash United restructured and the 1947/48 season was the most successful in their short history, winning the League Championship and four-cup competitions.

They then had to wait until the 1966/67 season for their next successful campaign where they dominated the Surrey Intermediate Premier "A" League. The title was won with only two points dropped out of a possible fifty-two. This included a long unbeaten record with 121 goals for and only 19 against. The reserve team followed suit winning the Division "A" title scoring 137 goals in only 26 games.

With the club having a strong squad of players, promotion to the Surrey Senior League was achieved in 1968. Finishing runners up in both the league and the cup in the first season their first spell in the Surrey Senior League came to an end in 1971 when being forced to change grounds. Ash United were re-admitted to the Surrey Senior League when a new permanent ground was found, which happens to be their current ground at Shawfield Road.

The next successful season was 1977/78 they won the Charity Cup beating Dorking 2-1. The following season they were runners-up in both the newly named Combined Counties League and the Philips Football Floodlighting Cup Competition. Several seasons later, 1981/82, not only did they win the Combined Counties League, but also came runners up in the Concours Trophy and the George Allen. The 1984/85 season they were runners-up in the Concours Trophy again, but also made it through to the quarterfinals of the Surrey Senior Cup. The 1986/87 season saw Ash United win the League for the second time under the management of Chris Penny.

In the 1996/1997 season improvements in the facilities at Shawfield Road were made, most notably the installation of floodlights, improvements to the changing rooms, dugouts, and fencing. Subsequent seasons saw the installation of the stands. The 1997/98 season saw a revival in Ash’s fortunes under the new player/ manager Jamie Horton with his new squad of players that won the Challenge Cup and the Fair Play Trophy in his first season. His team also created a new league and club record with 29 games unbeaten in league and cup, which included a run of 21 straight wins. The following season not only did they win the League title by a massive 13 points but also won the Aldershot Senior Cup beating Fleet Town and reached the last 32 of the FA Vase losing to the Holders & winners Tiverton Town in front of a record crowd at Shawfield Road. Jamie briefly left and then came back for a second stint as manager. During the 2001/2002season Ash United gained their highest points total for a season, 100, but they finished runners-up to AFC Wallingford. They however did regain the Aldershot Senior Cup beating 3 RSME Regiment and also reached the last 32 of the FA Vase before losing to Tow Law Town.

Since then there has been no first team silverware and the managers in charge have been:-

Stuart Udal 2004 to 2006; Danny Rolfe 2006 to 2008; followed by Paul Bonner who after 18 years a player took over manager from 2008 to 2013. Alan Reed took over for the 2013/2014 season when Ash were relegated to the first division and stayed as manager until the end of December 2014, when he was replaced by new manager Daniel Bishop.

We finished mid table in division 1 in 2014/2015 season and although we finished mid table again in 2015/2016, we only lost 3 of our last 14 games finishing the season off with a flourish.

Daniel Bishop resigned in November 2016 and Assistant Manager, Sam Hawkins, took on the manager’s post. Sam appointed Ryan Weeks and Mark Whitehouse as his assistants, followed later by reserve team manager, Adam Streeter and, more recently, Teagan-Christine Brown as physio. For 2017/2018, Sam Hawkins appointed Ryan Weeks, Colin McCormack and Sam Wilson as 1st team coaches; with Adam Streeter as reserve team manager, assisted by Harry Broad and Lewis Simpson. A new U18's team managed by Sam Wilson, assisted by George Kennedy and Rob Collins and the U17's managed by Stuart Warren.

There were more management changes in the 2017/18 season. Sam Hawkins stood down, having started a new full-time coaching job with Southampton FC. Sam Wilson was appointed Head Coach, with Colin McCormack as Coach and Physio, Harry Broad moving from the reserve team to first team Coach and Ryan Weeks staying as Goalkeeping Coach. Adam Streeter, with assistance from Lewis Simpson, headed-up the Reserve Team and Sam Wilson saw out the season additionally as U18 manager, assisted by George Kennedy and Rob Collins. The first team, having languished in lower mid table up until Christmas 2017, then turned performances around and ended in 10th place in the Combined Counties Division One. The club also followed-up winning the Division One Fair Play Trophy in 2016/17, with Runners-Up in season 2017/18 and winning Best Matchday Programme for Division One. The uU18's won the Allied Counties South Division, with leading scorer, Jake Wilson getting the Division's "Golden Boot". The U17's under the guidance of Manager Stuart Warren, won the Surrey Primary League's U17 Premier Elite Division. All-in-all 2017/18 season provided the club with a number of trophies to cap of a reasonably successful period in the club's most recent history.

For 2018/19, SAM WILSON is 1st Team Manager, with HARRY BROAD as Assistant Manager. COLIN McCORMACK is 1st Team Coach. RYAN WEEKS is Reserve Team Manager, assisted by TOM WALDRON. STUART WARREN takes over as Under 18's Manager.

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Season Records Season Records 2014/15 Top Scorer 12 Jourdain Coleman Most Appearances 25 Chris Barnes Mo

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