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AFC Dunstable

The OD's

A.F.C. Dunstable, nicknamed “The OD's,” is a non-league football club based in Dunstable, Bedfordshire.

Established in 1981, they currently compete in the Pitching In Southern Football League Division One Central, which is part of the eighth tier of English football. The team calls Creasey Park their home ground.

The club was established in 1981, evolving from a local league team to a more competitive force in English non-league football. They won the Bedfordshire Junior Cup in 1989/90 and progressed to the South Midlands League in 1995. After early struggles, the club stabilized, winning the Division One Cup in 2001/02 and the Division Two title later.

The club’s expansion included a strong youth policy from 2003/04, leading to various FA Charter Standard awards. Rebranded as AFC Dunstable to distinguish from local rugby, they partnered with the Bedfordshire FA for the Creasey Park Community Football Centre, enabling higher division play.

AFC Dunstable’s significant achievements include participating in the FA Vase (2010/11) and winning the SSMFL Premier Division in 2015/16, alongside notable FA Cup runs. Recent years have been mixed, with challenges and managerial changes. The 2021/22 season was successful with a deep FA Cup run and strong league performance, but the 2022/23 season saw leadership changes, with Joe Oxley and James Townsend taking over management under new club custodians, Soccer Assist.