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Bromley

Vanarama National League

Bromley Football Club, nicknamed “The Ravens,” is a non-league football club based in Bromley, Greater London.

Established in 1970, they currently compete in the Vanarama National League, which is part of the fifth tier of English football. The team calls Hayes Lane their home ground.

At the time of writing, Andy Woodman is the current manager.

History

Bromley Football Club, established in 1892, has a rich history marked by various league participations and significant victories. The club, known as The Ravens, began in the South London League and joined the Southern League in 1894. Their early years included playing at different grounds before settling at Hayes Lane in 1938. Bromley’s first major triumph was winning the London League in 1896. They later experienced success in the Kent League, Spartan League, and the Isthmian League, where they won back-to-back titles.

Bromley’s notable achievements include winning the FA Amateur Cup twice, first in 1910/11 and again in 1937/38. During these years, they also enjoyed success in the Athenian League. The club experienced fluctuating fortunes in the mid-20th century, including a challenging 1974/75 season in Division One and a long absence from the FA Cup’s first round.

A turning point came in the 2006/07 season, when Bromley began ascending the Conference Leagues, culminating in promotion to the Conference League South. Their success continued, becoming champions of the National League South in 2014/15, leading to their current position in the National League. The club reached the FA Trophy Final at Wembley in 2018, though they were defeated on penalties. In a more recent highlight, Bromley won the Buildbase FA Trophy in the 2020-21 season, overcoming Wrexham at Wembley.

Throughout its history, Bromley has seen various changes in leagues, challenges, and successes, culminating in a resilient presence in the National League.

Staff

Current management and coaching staff

Alumni

Former players and managers elsewhere in the non-league pyramid