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Chertsey Town

The Curfews

Chertsey Town Football Club, nicknamed “The Curfews,” is a non-league football club based in Chertsey, Surrey.

Established in 1890, 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 Alwyns Lane their home ground.

Officially founded in 1890, the club initially played in the West Surrey League and achieved early success by winning the Surrey Junior Cup in 1897. The club’s activities were interrupted by World War I, but it joined the Surrey Intermediate League in 1919 and remained there until 1939. Although they declined an invitation to join the Surrey Senior League in 1923, they achieved senior status and joined the league in 1946. Chertsey Town settled at its current ground in 1926, a site donated by Sir Edward Stern, and added significant infrastructure over the years, including stands and clubhouses.

Chertsey Town’s notable achievements began in 1960 with a league championship win in the Surrey Senior League, followed by multiple League Cup victories. In 1963, the club turned professional to join the Metropolitan League, but financial strain led to a move to the Spartan League in 1967. The club experienced fluctuating success, including a runner-up finish in the 1974/75 season and brief promotions to higher leagues, culminating in a move to the Isthmian League in 1984. Despite a setback with relegation to the Combined Counties League, the club quickly bounced back, achieving promotion and winning several cups.

In recent years, Chertsey Town has faced various league changes and promotions, including a notable return to the Isthmian League in the 2018/19 season after winning the Combined Counties League by a significant margin. That season also saw them win the FA Vase, marking their most successful period. Subsequent seasons were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the club secured a runner-up spot in the 2021/22 season. Currently managed by Mark Harper and chaired by Mark Turner, Chertsey Town, nicknamed “the Curfews,” continues to foster a strong community presence with a comprehensive junior section and remains a Charter Standard club.