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In 1968, a gentleman called Alex King was a housemaster at Mythe House, Goose Lane, Mayford, which at the time was owned by Wandsworth Council and used as a hostel for young people aged between ten and sixteen. He had about five boys of fifteen who liked football and wanted to play competitive soccer. Alex found another ten boys from the Mayford area and formed a team which entered the Under 16 group in the West Surrey Boys League. £50.00 was placed in the “kitty” which was used to purchase a team kit, based on the strip used by Blackpool. The tangerine and black colours were chosen, simply because no other local team played in these colours.

The club was known as Mayford Athletic Boys F.C. because there was already a Mayford Mens’ F.C. The games were played on the sports field which was attached to Kinton School.
Mr King was assisted in the running of the club by Roy and Pam Lomax, Pam taking on the role of Treasurer. Pam and Roy are both still active within the football cummunity, playing an active role in both the Surrey FA and Surrey Youth League, where Roy is President and Pam a Life Vice President.

In 1985, the committee of Mayford Athletic decided that the Club needed its own ground and clubhouse, if it was to compete with other local youths’ clubs, some of whom already had such facilities. Woking Borough Council were contacted and after many months of negotiations, Woking BC offered the Club a plot of land to the side of Mayford Village Hall which was large enough to provide one football pitch. They also promised financial help to prepare and lay the pitch. Unfortunately after many more months the Council withdrew their offer and the search started all over again.

It was at this time that Surrey County Council proposed to close down Kinton approved school and sell the land for development. Fortunately, they had a change of heart and decided to retain the new section of Kinton and let the remaining accommodation as small work units for local businesses. Never slow to miss a trick, Mayford Athletic immediately contacted the County Council and started negotiations with them and the manager of the business units. After many months of patient discussion, approval was finally granted How it all began
In 1968, a gentleman called Alex King was a housemaster at Mythe House, Goose Lane, Mayford, which at the time was owned by Wandsworth Council and used as a hostel for young people aged between ten and sixteen. He had about five boys of fifteen who liked football and wanted to play competitive soccer. Alex found another ten boys from the Mayford area and formed a team which entered the Under 16 group in the West Surrey Boys League. £50.00 was placed in the “kitty” which was used to purchase a team kit, based on the strip used by Blackpool. The tangerine and black colours were chosen, simply because no other local team played in these colours.
The club was known as Mayford Athletic Boys F.C. because there was already a Mayford Mens’ F.C. The games were played on the sports field which was attached to Kinton School.
Mr King was assisted in the running of the club by Roy and Pam Lomax, Pam taking on the role of Treasurer. Pam and Roy are both still active within the football cummunity, playing an active role in both the Surrey FA and Surrey Youth League, where Roy is President and Pam a Life Vice President.

In 1985, the committee of Mayford Athletic decided that the Club needed its own ground and clubhouse, if it was to compete with other local youths’ clubs, some of whom already had such facilities. Woking Borough Council were contacted and after many months of negotiations, Woking BC offered the Club a plot of land to the side of Mayford Village Hall which was large enough to provide one football pitch. They also promised financial help to prepare and lay the pitch. Unfortunately after many more months the Council withdrew their offer and the search started all over again.

It was at this time that Surrey County Council proposed to close down Kinton approved school and sell the land for development. Fortunately, they had a change of heart and decided to retain the new section of Kinton and let the remaining accommodation as small work units for local businesses. Never slow to miss a trick, Mayford Athletic immediately contacted the County Council and started negotiations with them and the manager of the business units. After many months of patient discussion, approval was finally granted for the Club to take over the playing field attached to the old Kinton school.

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