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Season Preview - Cadbury Athletic

9 months ago By Web Master

Today's MFL Division 1 team under the spotlight is Cadbury Athletic

Cadbury Athletic

Cadbury Athletic was formed in 1994 and immediately gained entry to the Midland Combination Division Three. The club is affiliated with the Cadbury factory based in Bournville, using the company's logo as its badge and even playing in Cadbury's corporate colours of purple and white.

Cadbury finished ninth in their first season in Division Three but were nonetheless promoted to Division Two. In 2000–01 they were promoted to Division One and then in 2004–05 gained promotion to the Premier Division, where they remained until 2012 when they resigned from the Premier Division due to a difficulty with their ground rental agreement with Alvechurch.

In the 2006–07 season they entered the FA Vase for the first time, followed a year later by their debut in the FA Cup. Cadbury Athletic also run a Reserve Team which play in the Midland Combination Reserve League Division 2 and have recently started an Over 35's side which play in the Central Warwickshire Over 35's league.

Cadbury’s won the Midland Combination 1st Division in 2013/14 and with it promotion back to the Premier Division. This necessitated a ground-share at Pilkington’s Triplex ground in King’s Norton where the Club has remained until this day.

Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge played for Cadbury Athletic Juniors. Leicester City and England under 20 and under 21 national football team winger Demarai Gray also began his playing career at Cadbury Athletic.

Name:- Cadbury Athletic FC
Founded:- 1994
Nickname:- The Chocolate Men
Ground:- TSA Sports Ground, Kings Norton
Capacity:- 1,500
Record Attendance:- ??
Best FA Cup Performance:- Preliminary Round 2015/16
Best FA Trophy performance:- N/A
Best FA Vase Performance:- 1st Round 2007/08 & 2016/17
2016/17 League Performance:- 5th Midland Football League 1st Division
Top Scorer:- Odane Barnes (15 goals)

Cadbury Athletic – The Last 10 Seasons

2007-08MFC P4216111580725912th
2008-09MFC P401671762575511th
2009-10MFC P42101121631094119th
2010-11MFC P36179106140606th
2011-12MFC P32981546563512th
2012-13MFC 134235610533743rd
2013-14MFC 12821439326671st
2014-15MFL 138198118050656th
2015-16MFL 1381042448693415th
2016-17MFL 138191367845705th

Updated 17:03 - 7 Jul 2017 by Web Master

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