Crest of Malvern Town Football Club

Malvern Town

The Hillsiders

Malvern Town Football Club, nicknamed “The Hillsiders,” is a non-league football club based in Malvern, Worcestershire.

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 Langland Stadium their home ground.

The club was established in 1946 as Barnard’s Green Football Club and initially joined the Worcester League. In 1955, they moved to the Worcestershire Combination, winning the league in their first season and securing the Worcestershire Junior Cup for three consecutive years, with another win in 1961-62. When the Worcestershire Combination became the Midland Combination in 1967, the club won the inaugural Worcestershire Senior Urn in 1973-74, retaining it for the next two seasons and finishing as runners-up in the league that same year.

In 1979, the club joined the Premier Division of the West Midlands (Regional) League but faced relegation to Division One in 1991-92. Despite a ninth-place finish in 1993-94, they were promoted back to the Premier Division and later won the title in 2003-04, moving up to the Midland Alliance. Success continued with a third-place finish in 2005-06, leading to promotion to the Southern League’s Division One Midlands. However, relegations followed in 2008-09 and again two seasons later, before a ninth win of the Worcestershire Senior Urn in 2018-19 and consistent top-five finishes.

In 2019, the club moved to the Hellenic League Division One West and upgraded their facilities with a new 3G surface and dressing rooms, marking a significant milestone with an FA Vase match against Loughborough University. Despite Covid-19 disruptions in 2019-20 and 2020-21, the club secured promotion to the Premier Division in May 2021 and made a strong FA Vase run. Adapting well to the higher level, they finished third. The 2022-23 season saw continued success under co-managers Stephen Cleal and Lee Hooper, finishing as runners-up and winning a play-off to secure a place in Step 4, with rising local support promising a bright future.