Potters Bar Town Football Club, nicknamed “The Scholars,” is a non-league football club based in Potters Bar, Middlesex.
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 Parkfield their home ground.
At the time of writing, Max Mitchell is the current manager with experience at Welwyn Garden City, Walthamstow, Hertford Town and St. Margaretsbury among his past roles.
Potters Bar Town FC, initially the Mount Grace Old Scholars, was founded in 1960 by Ken Barrett, a P.E. Master at Mount Grace School. Joining the Barnet & District League in 1960, the club quickly expanded, adding several teams by 1963. After winning the North London Combination Premier Division in 1967/68, they advanced to the Herts County League.
The 1970s saw leadership changes and challenges, culminating in a remarkable comeback to win the Division One title by 1981/82, which elevated them to “senior” status.
The 1990s were pivotal, with the team achieving a historic ‘double’ in 1990/91, prompting their promotion to the South Midlands League and a name change to Potters Bar Town FC. Key developments included installing floodlights and entering the FA Cup in the mid-1990s. The club secured a new lease for their ground in 1998, consolidating their future.
In the 2000s, the club’s most successful season was in 2004/05, winning four trophies and gaining promotion to the Southern League Division 1 East. Despite managerial changes, the club continued to compete effectively, including significant FA Cup runs. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2010, the club also commemorated long-serving president Bert Wright.
By the 2016/17 season, Potters Bar Town FC achieved their highest position and points total at Step 4, alongside making notable progress in the FA Cup and ongoing ground improvements.
Mount Grace Old Scholars (Potters Bar) Football Association is a registered company in England and Wales
Current management and coaching staff