Glebe FC History

Glebe FC History

By Glebe Website
1 July
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About the club


Founded 1995
Nickname The Foxes

Glebe FC were founded (as the junior side Glebe Globetrotters) in 1995 by chairman Rocky McMillan and his wife Grace. Initially based in West Wickham and starting with just a sole Under 8’s team, the club progressed through the age groups. Regulars in Kent’s Youth Leagues we won every junior trophy possible – including 10 London County Cups.

After their exceptional beginnings as a Junior side, their committee voted to form a Senior section in 2010 and the newly established team joined the Kent Invicta League (KIL) in 2013-14. In 2014, we also won the prestigious London FA Standard Charter Community Club of the Year Award, as voted for by the Executive Committee of the London FA.

But for years Glebe were nomads, seemingly unable to secure a permanent home. For the first two seasons the senior side ground shared with Holmesdale, but, in 2014, we signed a 25 year lease to take over Old Elthamians Rugby Club. This was a historic day in the club’s history, when we had a base to be a focal point for sport in the community, at last.

With the help of the Football Stadia Improvement Fund, we have since built a modern sports complex. The club resides in 15 acres in Chislehurst, comprising 5 pitches, a new stadium pitch, a separate floodlit training area, gym, bar and reception rooms. In 2021/22 seas we have over 350 members and teams. There are over 25 Junior teams including newly formed girls team; a Ladies senior side; midweek teams in the Surburban and Isthmian Leagues; and of course the First XI.

Glebe FC’s history as a senior side is brief - but exciting. Life began in 2013-14 finishing 10th following up with 7th in 2014-15. The next season we experienced the disappointment of narrowly missing out on promotion, finishing 3rd behind Bearsted and Sheppey United. However, we did win the Kent Invicta League Cup and the London FA Senior Trophy.

In 2016-17 the Kent Invicta League became the SCEFL’s First Division and Glebe went up as champions - clear by 12 points. One highlight from the last full season (2019/20), was an impressive run in the FA Vase, when we reached the 4th Round, knocking out five opponents (Guildford City, K Sports, Peacehaven and Telscombe, Fisher and Newhaven) before a tough 3-0 defeat at favourites Stowmarket Town.

This is now our 8th season in the SCEFL Premier Division.

Off the pitch, we have continued our sponsorship deal with Toolroom Records whose owner, the DJ Mark Knight, has joined the Board of Directors along with local businessman Ben Dhesi. Luxury car dealership, Beck Evans, have also come on board as major sponsors.

We wish all teams and players a safe season and hope that 2021/22 reaches a conclusion in these difficult times.

Select First Team Honours
SCEFL Division One Champions 2016-17
Kent Invicta League Cup Winners 2015-16
London FA Senior Trophy Winners 2015-16
London FA Senior Trophy Runners-Up 2016-17

Address
Glebe FC
The Clubhouse
Foxbury Avenue,
Chislehurst
KENT BR7 6SD

Colours
Home – Red and Black
Away – Light Blue
GK – Green or Yellow

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