Crest of Basford United Football Club

Basford United

The Lions

Basford United Football Club, nicknamed “The Lions,” is a non-league football club based in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.

Established in 1900, they currently compete in the Pitching In Northern Premier League Premier Division, which is part of the seventh tier of English football. The team calls Greenwich Avenue their home ground.

Experiencing rapid growth since 2018, the club has achieved five promotions in 13 years. The club is currently managed by James Jepson, with Daniel Holmes as assistant, following a succession of managers including Steve Kittrick and Steve Chettle. One of Nottingham’s oldest clubs, Basford United has been under the chairmanship of Chris Munroe since 2007.

The club has garnered success, winning the Central Midlands League and Floodlit Cup under Darren Saunders. It has also made notable appearances in the FA Vase and FA Cup. Off the field, significant developments include a £3 million investment in Greenwich Avenue, transforming it into a modern facility with a 3G pitch, part-funded by the Football Foundation.

The club’s Football Education Academy has achieved considerable success, reaching the National League Under 19 national final and making impressive strides in the FA Youth Cup. Ambitiously aiming for National League football, Basford United continues to progress, backed by the Munroe family. The club has been a breeding ground for professional talent, with several graduates, including Bert Bowery and Colby Bishop, making it to professional levels.