Crest of Yeovil Town Football Club

Yeovil Town

Vanarama National League South

Yeovil Town Football Club, nicknamed “The Glovers,” is a non-league football club based in Yeovil, Somerset.

Established in 1970, they currently compete in the Vanarama National League South, which is part of the sixth tier of English football. The team calls Huish Park their home ground.

At the time of writing, Mark Cooper is the current manager with experience at Darlington among his past roles.

A photo of Yeovil Town
© Michael Ripley, licensed under CC BY NC-ND 2.0

History

Yeovil Town Football Club’s origins trace back to the 1890/91 season when it was first established as Yeovil Football Club, sharing grounds with the Yeovil Rugby Club. The club underwent a transformation in 1895, becoming Yeovil Casuals and adopting green and white stripes to reflect their rural surroundings. By 1907/08, the club had evolved into Yeovil Town Football Club, sporting green shirts with white cuffs. A significant local rivalry developed with Petters United, another Yeovil-based club, leading to a merger and the formation of Yeovil & Petters United, later renamed Yeovil Football and Athletic Club Limited in 1923. This period marked the beginnings of a club deeply rooted in local competition and identity.

The club’s move to Huish in 1920 marked the start of a storied era, particularly known for its FA Cup exploits and memorable matches on a pitch with a distinctive slope. Over the years, Yeovil Town has maintained a tradition of challenging higher league opponents in the FA Cup, earning a reputation as giant killers. The club’s colors, green and white, have been a constant, though they have appeared in various styles throughout its history. Since 1990, the club has played at Huish Park, achieving league status in 2003 and continuing its legacy of Cup surprises and a deep connection to its colors and community.

Staff

Current management and coaching staff

Alumni

Former players and managers elsewhere in the non-league pyramid