Crest of Amersham Town Football Club

Amersham Town

The Magpies

Amersham Town Football Club, nicknamed “The Magpies,” is a non-league football club based in Amersham, Buckinghamshire.

Established in 1890, they currently compete in the Cherry Red Records Combined Counties Premier Division North, which is part of the ninth tier of English football. The team calls Spratleys Meadow their home ground.

The club was established in 1890, with its inaugural meeting at the Crown public house, chaired by a local headmaster who was recommended by the renowned cricketer W.G. Grace. The initial rules included prohibitions against bad language on the pitch, a ban on players wearing nails in their boots, an annual subscription of 1/6d (7.5p), and the club colours were set as black and white. Initially, the team played at Barn Meadow before moving to Spratleys Meadow in 1920, facilitated by the generosity of local entrepreneur Mr. Brazil, founder of the Bowyers sausage and pie company.

In 1952, Amersham Town joined the Hellenic League. Significant developments included the erection of the Clubhouse in 1968, floodlights in 1977, and an extension to the Clubhouse in 1983. A notable enhancement in 1998 was securing a ninety-nine-year lease on Spratleys Meadow and installing a new stand. By 2000, new pitches were provided for the Youth Section. The 2006/07 season saw extensive refurbishment, with modern facilities replacing the old changing rooms and the leveling of the previously sloped pitch. The club achieved Charter Standard Club status in 2013.

Currently, Amersham Town’s first team competes in Division One of the Combined Counties League under the management of Stuart Atkins. The club has also developed strong ties with Kings Church FC, which operates over fifteen local junior teams, emphasizing community and youth development in the sport.