Radford FC History
Founded in 1964 as Manlove & Alliots FC and played in the Nottinghamshire Sunday league. Manlove & Alliots were an Engineering firm situated in Radford. After the firm transferred to Scotland in 1970/71, the club carried on under the name of Radford Olympic FC.
In 1977 we became the first amateur side in Britain to be allowed to wear advertising on our shirts and the BBC Television came along to our home ground on Melbourne Park and filmed one of our matches and interviewed officials for the evening programme "Nationwide".
In 1978 we formed a ground development committee and decided to seek out a piece of ground preferably in the Radford area for development of our own ground.
Radford Olympic transferred to Saturday Football and made progress up the leagues and in 1982/83 finished Champions of the East Midlands Regional League.
In 1983/84, we won the Central Midlands League Senior Cup.
In 1987 Radford Olympic were renamed Radford F.C.
At the end of 2002/03 we were promoted to the Supreme Division of the Central Midlands League and in our first season in the top flight we finished 11th.
After holding our own during the seasons 2003/04 & 2004/05 in the top league of the Central Midlands League, the club delivered silverware in the season 2005/06 under the guidance of Julian Garmston and assistant Pete Kelley, winning the C.M.L Phoenix Trophies floodlight Cup and equally impressive was the equal fifth place finish in the C.M.L Supreme Division which in an extremely tough league was an excellent achievement. In addition new floodlighting and 1st phase significant ground improvements were actioned with Notts County providing a team to officially turn on the lights in early 2006. During season 2005/6 a seated stand was completed.
The club joined the EMCL in 2008 and finished 14th in their first season. Since then the club had finished in the lower reaches of the league until under manager Glenn Russell the club ended the season in third position in 2014/15.