Crest of Corinthian-Casuals Football Club


The Casuals

Corinthian-Casuals Football Club, nicknamed “The Casuals,” is a non-league football club based in Tolworth, Kingston upon Thames.

Established in 1939, they currently compete in the Pitching In Isthmian League South Central Division, which is part of the eighth tier of English football. The team calls King George V Arena their home ground.

Established in 1939 following the merger of two renowned amateur sides, Corinthians and Casuals. Corinthians, founded in 1882 by N.L. “Pa” Jackson, aimed to bolster England’s national team, while Casuals, formed in 1883, quickly became a formidable force in amateur football. The newly formed club played only one game before World War II suspended the league. Resuming in 1945, Corinthian-Casuals took Casuals’ place in the Isthmian League, wearing the distinctive chocolate and pink colours at home. They enjoyed successes such as winning the Surrey Senior Cup in 1954 and reaching the FA Amateur Cup Final in 1956, though they faced a decline in subsequent decades, culminating in their ejection from the Isthmian League in 1984 due to new ground-sharing rules.

In 1988, Corinthian-Casuals secured their first permanent home ground at King George’s Field, which marked the beginning of a period of revitalization. They enjoyed highlights such as winning the Spartan League Cup in 1995 and rejoining the Isthmian League in 1996. The club celebrated notable achievements, including touring Brazil in 2001 and 2015, strengthening ties with their historic counterparts, Corinthians Paulista. Despite fluctuating league performances, the club maintained its amateur ethos and achieved promotion to the Isthmian Premier Division in 2018, following a playoff final and Thurrock’s league resignation.

The club entered a new era under James Bracken’s management from the 2015/16 season, experiencing near-playoff successes and eventual promotion to the Isthmian Premier Division in 2018. Recent years saw participation in the Egri Erbstein Tournament in Hungary and further management changes. In December 2023, Paul Barnes was appointed manager, leading the club into 2024. Corinthian-Casuals remains proud of its illustrious history and status as the highest-ranked amateur club in England.