Crest of Evesham United Football Club

Evesham United

The Robins

Jubilee Stadium
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Evesham United Football Club, nicknamed “The Robins,” is a non-league football club based in Evesham, Worcestershire.

Established in 1945, they currently compete in the Pitching In Southern Football League Division One South, which is part of the eighth tier of English football. The team calls Jubilee Stadium their home ground.

The club was stablished shortly after World War II by returning soldiers, and joined the Worcestershire League, quickly finding success. Though a club existed in Evesham before the war, highlighted by a 1923 F.A. Amateur Cup final appearance, the post-war team became Worcestershire Combination champions twice within their first five years. They moved leagues several times, achieving notable success in the Midland Combination with four league titles and multiple Challenge Cup finals. The club relocated from Crown Meadow to Common Road in 1968, and by 1991/92, they had earned promotion to the Southern League Midlands Division and made significant strides in the F.A. Vase.

The early 2000s saw various managerial changes, including David Busst and Paul West, leading to fluctuating fortunes. In the 2004/05 season, under Busst, Evesham earned promotion to the Southern League Premier Division after a significant playoff victory. Despite a promising start, a poor run led to Busst’s departure and subsequent relegation. The club moved from their Common Road ground, sharing facilities with Worcester City while constructing a new stadium. They lifted the Worcestershire Senior Cup in 2006/07, and a remarkable 2007/08 season saw them win the British Gas Midlands Division and perform well in national cup competitions.

In subsequent years, Evesham experienced both successes and setbacks. Notable achievements included reaching the F.A. Cup First Round Proper and another Worcestershire Senior Cup victory. However, league struggles and managerial changes continued, with significant seasons such as 2014/15’s near-miss in the play-offs and a strong but ultimately disappointing 2016/17 campaign. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons, leading to curtailed campaigns. Recent seasons saw Evesham achieve respectable league finishes and playoff appearances, though they often fell short of promotion, including a 7th place finish in 2023/24, narrowly missing the playoffs.