Cheshunt Football Club, nicknamed “The Ambers,” is a non-league football club based in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire.
Established in 1970, they currently compete in the Pitching In Isthmian League Premier Division, which is part of the seventh tier of English football. The team calls Theobalds Lane their home ground.
At the time of writing, Craig Edwards is the current manager with experience at Billericay Town, Dulwich Hamlet, Chelmsford City, Grays Athletic and Kingstonian among his past roles.
Cheshunt FC, founded in 1880 and reformed in 1946, has a rich history in non-league football. They gained attention in 1950 by defeating Bromley in the Amateur Cup, attracting a record crowd at Cheshunt Stadium. After joining the Athenian League in 1964 and achieving promotion, they won several cups in the 1970s, including the London Charity Cup and Athenian League and Cup double. The 1980s saw the club’s decline and near collapse, but they recovered under Andy Leese’s management in 2002, achieving two promotions before facing challenges again in 2005.
The appointment of Craig Edwards in 2018 marked a turnaround, leading to promotion to the Isthmian Premier League. However, the COVID pandemic in 2020-2021 posed new challenges. Despite a brief period in step 2 of the football pyramid and subsequent relegation, the club has expanded, adding facilities to the stadium and growing its fan base. Cheshunt FC continues to thrive with diverse teams, including women’s and youth squads, showcasing resilience and a commitment to growth in the face of adversity.
Cheshunt Sports and Leisure LTD is a registered company in England and Wales under company number 07532736 .
Current management and coaching staff