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Willand Rovers

The Rovers

Willand Rovers Football Club, nicknamed “The Rovers,” is a non-league football club based in Cullompton, Devon.

Established in 1946, 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 Silver Street their home ground.

The club was established in 1946 following the dissolution of Willand Wanderers FC, which had been active since 1907 but ceased operations during World War II. The club relocated to their current home at Silver Street in the 1950s, competing in the Devon and Exeter Football League. In 1990, the club faced relegation to the Senior Division due to their ground not meeting the premier division standards but swiftly returned to the premier division for the 1991-92 season.

In the 1992-93 season, Willand Rovers became one of the founding members of the Devon League, where they achieved considerable success by winning the league twice. This success earned them a promotion to the Western League Division One in 2001. The club continued to excel, winning the Western League Division One title in the 2004-05 season, which led to another promotion to the Western League Premier Division. They consistently performed well in this division, finishing in the top six each season.

Willand Rovers reached the Les Phillips Cup Final in 2006, losing to Corsham Town, but triumphed in 2007 by defeating Welton Rovers. They also made a significant run in the FA Vase during the 2009-10 season, reaching the Fifth Round.