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Club History

Holyport Football Club is believed to have been originally formed in the late 1920s and was re-founded after the Second World War in 1956.

Initially they played in the Maidenhead and District League, their home ground was at Windsor Road, Bray. The club slowly progressed and joined the Hayes and Giles League where they played their home games at Braywick Park.

At the beginning of the 2002/2003, after three very successful seasons, Holyport were promoted to the Hellenic League Division 1 East. Two seasons later they moved to their current ground at Summerleaze Village in North Maidenhead. This move signalled the start of a new and exciting era for the club. Having secured the necessary planning permission, as well as funding from the Football Foundation, the new ground has been in a state continuous of improvement. In season 2007/8 the ground was fenced, floodlights installed and since then has seen further improvements to the changing facilities, hard standing on three sides of the ground, the erection of three spectator grandstands and a hospitality room. These changes are the culmination of several years of hard work and the club's Summerleaze Village ground now meets the F.A and League requirements for Holyport to continue to play at their current step five level of football.

These continuous improvements, both of and off the pitch, have all contributed to progressing the Club's ambitions of playing in the F.A. Carling Vase and the FA Cup which they achieved in 2008 and 2010 respectively.

Additionally in 2009/10 season and 2010/11 season the club was jointly awarded the Hungerford Cup (shared with Shortwood United in 2009/10 and then Thame United 2010/11). The cup is awarded to the club who has shown the most development, both on and off the field, throughout the season. The award in particular, recognizes the tremendous amount of hard work that Club Secretary,
Graham Broom has put in season after season along with a dedicated committee.

2010/11 Season was a historic season for Holyport. In their first season with the club the new management team of Derek Sweetman, Kevin Carvell and Calvin Maye led the side to the Uhlsport Hellenic 1 Division East title, AM Print and Copy Floodlit Cup and The Bluefin Insurance Challenge Cup. In 2009/10 Jamie Handscomb was also recognised by the League winning the Divisional
Player of the Year award, the third time a Port player has won this trophy. Along with the Hungerford Cup, four cups in one season will probably be the club's most successful season for a good number of years to come.

The 2011/12 Season saw Holyport finish a very respectable 13th in their debut season and also as Semi Finalists in The Berks and Bucks Senior Cup and League Supplementary Cup. The 2012/13 Season brings yet more development for Holyport FC as they will field their first ever Youth side in The Allied Counties League, Keith Dray will lead the Youth Side and ex Maidenhead United stalwart Barry Rake will take control of the Reserve side.

Holyport Football Club is indebted to the continuing support and commitment of their major sponsors: Thakrar Coombs & Co and Summerleaze Ltd

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Youth Team History In May 2012 Keith Dray decided to join Holyport FC along with his Langley Hornets side. Keith wan

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