Crest of Bracknell Town Football Club

Bracknell Town

The Robins

Photo of Bottom Meadow pitch and Club House October 2022. Home of Bracknell Town and Sandhurst Town.
© John Leakey, licensed under CC BY SA 4.0

Bracknell Town Football Club, nicknamed “The Robins,” is a non-league football club based in Sandhurst, Berkshire.

Established in 1896, they currently compete in the Pitching In Southern Football League Premier South, which is part of the seventh tier of English football. The team calls Bottom Meadow their home ground.

Established in 1896 as Old Bracknell Wanderers and renamed Bracknell F.C. in 1949, the club played in local leagues before joining the Great Western League. The club rebranded to Bracknell Town in 1962 and achieved notable success in the Surrey Senior League, winning both the league and the league cup in the 1969/70 season. Subsequent success in the Spartan League led to promotion to the Isthmian League Division Two South in 1984, where they enjoyed several competitive seasons, reaching their highest league position in 1985/86. However, relegation followed in 1988/89, and they were placed in Division Three in 1991/92 after league reorganization.

Under new chairman Kayne Steinborn-Busse in 2016/17, the club underwent significant redevelopment, including a new 3G pitch and modernized facilities. This investment paid off with the promotion to the Bostik South Central League in 2017/18 after a close competition with Thatcham Town. The following season, Bracknell Town narrowly missed promotion but continued to show strong performances, reaching the semi-final of the Velocity Trophy. Despite the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the club’s ambitious plans progressed with the move to a new 2500-capacity stadium at Bottom Meadow in 2021.

The club’s remarkable progress continued, achieving promotion to Step 3 in 2021/22 with a dominant performance. The 2022/23 season saw further historic achievements, including reaching the first round of the FA Cup and nearly advancing in the FA Trophy. Although the club faced challenges in 2023/24 due to player departures, the introduction of a new state-of-the-art 3G pitch at the SB Stadium highlighted their commitment to growth and development. The club remains focused on future success, supported by a strong youth system and ongoing improvements to their facilities.