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Tonbridge Angels Football Club is an association football club, based in Tonbridge, Kent. Founded 76 years ago in 1947, the team currently compete in the National League South, the 6th tier of English football.

They play their home matches at Longmead Stadium, and are nicknamed "The Angels".

The team's playing kit is manufactured by Joma.


Tonbridge Football Club were formed in October 1947 and were elected to the Southern League for the 1948-49 season.

The club took out a lease on the Angel Ground and became known as 'The Angels'.

Despite struggling in the early years, Tonbridge eventually won the Kent Senior Shield in 1951/52 and went on to win it a further four times.

The club also reached two Southern League Cup finals and two Kent Senior Cup finals.

Tonbridge were relegated from the Premier Division in 1961/62 but were promoted two seasons later.

In 1972/73 they won promotion to the Premier Division again and reached the First Round Proper of the FA Cup four times.

The club suffered financial troubles and went into voluntary liquidation in 1976.

Tonbridge Angels FC was then formed and allowed to complete the fixture list on the understanding that relegation would result at the end of the 1975/76 season, wherever the club finished.

After a battle with their landlords, a new ground at Longmead was offered to the club, where they have been based ever since.

Tonbridge returned to the Southern League in 1993/94 after winning the Kent League title and won promotion back to the Ryman Isthmian League Premier Division in 2006 after a dramatic play-off final victory over Dover Athletic.