Brackley Town Football Club, nicknamed “The Saints,” is a non-league football club based in Brackley, Northamptonshire.
Established in 1970, they currently compete in the Vanarama National League North, which is part of the sixth tier of English football. The team calls St. James Park their home ground.
At the time of writing, Gavin Cowan is the current manager.
Founded in 1890, Brackley Town Football Club, based in Northamptonshire, started as a prominent local team, even playing against renowned clubs like Tottenham Hotspur. The club saw varied success in regional leagues and faced challenges, including near relegation and financial issues leading to voluntary liquidation in 1999. However, they recovered and achieved notable successes, such as winning league titles and making significant ground improvements.
In the 2000s and 2010s, Brackley Town ascended to higher competition levels, participating in the Conference North and experiencing FA Cup triumphs. The club’s highlight came under Kevin Wilkin’s management, winning the FA Trophy in 2018 in a dramatic Wembley final. Despite challenges, including the COVID pandemic, the club maintained consistent performance with regular play-off appearances.
Off-field, Brackley Town has focused on community engagement and facility improvements, with new stands and the opening of ‘The Venue’ in 2021. These developments underline the club’s commitment to growth and its integral role in the local community.
Current management and coaching staff
Former players and managers elsewhere in the non-league pyramid