Gosport Borough Football Club, nicknamed “The Boro,” is a non-league football club based in Gosport, Hampshire.
Established in 1970, 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 Privett Park their home ground.
Gosport Borough Athletic, formed in 1944, gained prominence in the last eight years, notably reaching the FA Trophy Final. Initially a multi-sport club, its football section quickly ascended from local leagues, winning the Hampshire League in 1945/46. Despite consistent performance, major successes were sparse until winning consecutive Hampshire League titles in the late 1970s.
The club’s ascension to the Southern League in 1978 marked 14 seasons at higher non-league levels. Promoted to the Premier Division in 1982, they faced relegation in 1990 and further dropped to the Wessex League in 1992. Financial difficulties followed, but a restructuring helped the club survive.
A resurgence in the 2000s under new management led to Southern League promotion in 2006/07. The club’s fortunes further improved with a promotion to the Southern League Premier Division in 2011/12. An impressive unbeaten run in 2012/13 resulted in another promotion, this time to the Conference South.
The 2013/14 season saw Gosport reach the FA Trophy Final at Wembley, bringing both recognition and financial gains, leading to significant infrastructure improvements. The 2014/15 season solidified their position in the Conference South, highlighted by their first FA Cup first-round appearance against Colchester United and winning the Hampshire Senior Cup.
Gosport Borough Football Club Limited is a registered company in England and Wales under company number 09548843 .
Former players and managers elsewhere in the non-league pyramid