Crest of Slough Town Football Club

Slough Town

The Rebels

Slough Town Football Club, nicknamed “The Rebels,” is a non-league football club based in Slough, Berkshire.

Established in 1890, they currently compete in the Vanarama National League South, which is part of the sixth tier of English football. The team calls Arbour Park their home ground.

Formed in 1890 from the merger of three local clubs, Slough FC began in the Southern Alliance, later joining the Great Western Railway Suburban League and the Spartan League in 1920, staying there until World War II. Although they achieved success in the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup, league triumphs were elusive. The 1920s and 1930s saw E.J. Norris become the club’s top scorer. During the war, ground unavailability led to a merger with Slough Centre FC, forming Slough United. They joined the Corinthian League post-war, earning the nickname ‘the Rebels’. The clubs split in 1947, with Slough FC becoming Slough Town.

Slough Town’s success grew in the following decades, starting with their first league victory in the Corinthian League in 1951. They joined the Athenian League in 1963, achieving further success, including league and cup doubles in the early 1970s. This period marked their most successful era, featuring eight amateur internationals. In 1973, they moved to the Isthmian League, quickly gaining promotion. The mid-1970s to early 1980s was another prosperous period, highlighted by multiple cup victories and their first Isthmian League championship in 1981. However, the 1980s saw a decline in trophy wins despite notable FA Cup performances.

The 1990s began with a return to form, winning the Isthmian League and promotion to the Conference, the pinnacle of non-league football. Despite initial struggles and a brief receivership, they achieved a high finish in 1993 but were relegated and quickly promoted again. The late 1990s brought challenges, including expulsion from the Conference in 1998 due to ground standards and subsequent relegations. After leaving Wexham Park in 2003, they shared grounds with Windsor & Eton.