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HAMWORTHY UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB

A brief history of our club...

A team was first formed in the 1890's called Hamworthy' St Michael's, winning their first trophy the Whitehead Minor Cup in the 1899-1900 season. Hamworthy Football Club was formed in 1926, and moved to the present ground The County Ground (formally known as The Nursery) in 1950. Hamworthy United Football Club was formed as a merger between Hamworthy F.C. and Trinidad Old Boys F.C. in 1970/71 after missing the 1969/70 season in the Dorset Combination League due to administration problems.

Hamworthy United The First Team have been members of the Sydenhams Wessex League Premier Division since winning promotion at the start of the 2004/5 season from the Dorset Premier League. The Hammer's Second Team was promoted from the Dorset First Division at the end of the 2004/5 to play in the Dorset Premier League. Hamworthy had an Under Eighteen Team in the Dorset Youth League since its formation until they unfortunately had to withdraw in 2009 due to managerial problems, but was reformed in time for the 2010/11 season.

Hamworthy United has had great success at all levels over the years in various competitions. After winning the Dorset Combination/ Dorset Premier league two years running they were promoted in the 2004-2005 Season to Wessex League Division 1. Hamworthy won the Wessex League Cup in their first season beating Thatcham Town in the final at Christchurch. They reached the final again in the 2008/2009 season but this time lost to VTFC 2-1 after a very close contest. The Hammers won the Dorset Combination Cup in the 1997/1998 season against Wareham Town, and the Dorset Senior Cup in the 2005/2006 season against Poole Town. Hamworthy lost to Eastleigh Town in the 2nd Qualifying Round of the FA Cup in the 2007/08 and went out to Basingstoke Town at the same stage in 2008/9.Hamworthy have had several good runs in the FA Vase their best being in the 2008/09 when they got as far as the 3rd Qualifying Round where they lost to Hungerford. The Reserves have also been very successful in recent times. They won the Dorset Division 1 Cup twice in 1992, and 1999. They also won promotion to the Dorset Premier league at the end of the 2004/05 season. In 2008 the Hammers Second Team beat Portland Reserves to win the Dorset Senior Trophy. The Under Eighteen side has also won several honours over the years winning both the League and the Dorset Youth Cup in the 1987/88 season. They were the Dorset Youth Division 2 Champions in the 2003/4, and again won the Cup in season 2004/05, 2006/07 and 2012/13. In 2007/2008 The South West Youth League Team won promotion to the first Division, but declined to go up due to the extra travelling involved The Sunday side in their first and only season 2008/9 won the Dorset Sunday First Division. They had to pull out at the end season due to running costs.

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