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History

Raynes Park Vale was formed in 1995 following the merger of two clubs, Raynes Park FC and Malden Vale FC.

Raynes Park FC was founded 1n 1964, taking over from the Southern Railway football section. These details were confirmed by current President, Robert Hallett Senior, who was instrumental in the formation of both the clubs. From these humble beginnings, the club ran five senior teams on Saturday’s. The 1st and 2nd XI’s played in the Surrey Premier League. The 3rd team played in the Surrey South Eastern Combination while the 4ths and 5ths played in the Kingston & District League. They also ran an over 35’s team and youth teams aged 14 to 18.

Malden Vale FC was formed in 1967 by Chairman Stephen Pearce. They spent their first decade of existence playing in the North Surrey Youth League. The Sportsman’s League, South Thameside League and the Surrey Combination. The club won a total of 37 honours at junior and intermediate level.

Malden Vale attained senior status in 1977 and were duly elected to the Surrey Senior League. They then joined the Spartan League. In 1988/89, they were promoted to the Diadora (Isthmian) League division 2 south. Everybody worked hard to get the “c” ground status to gain entry. Following a successful 1993/94 season, the management team left to run Hendon FC along with many players. Vale finished bottom the following season!

After 2 years of planning, Raynes Park Vale Football Club made its Combined Counties League debut on 18th August 1995. The Prince George Playing Fields were sold to Charles Koppel at Wimbledon FC but the proposed Dons academy fell through and, following relegation, Wimbledon FC moved en bloc to Milton Keynes. RPV continue to be the custodians of the ground and its environs and the pitch has been improved recently by the hard work of Mick Cox.

The club continue to look at alternative sites as a possible new home.

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