Club History

Avonvale Utd FC was founded in 1998 by Martin Blackah, with two youth teams for his sons and their friends to play matches against local teams. His enthusiasm was infectious and he was soon joined by other willing helpers, and from this small beginning, Avonvale Utd grew. From its early beginnings at Trouble House and a spell at Sir William Romney’s School, Avonvale Utd now call the Shipton Moyne Recreation Ground their home, where its youth section train each Saturday morning, and play their competitive games in the Cotswold Youth League. The Avonvale Utd youth section now caters for around 100 children from 4 years, to 16 years.

As Martin’s sons grew older, a senior section was formed in 2005 entering a squad into the Cirencester & District League Division 2. Gaining promotion in their first season to Division 1, and with more players joining the Club each season, a Reserve team entered Division 2 in 2006, followed by a Third team entering Stroud & District Division 8 in 2007. In 2011 the First & Reserve teams entered the Stroud & District League (Divisions 3 & 5) with the first team gaining promotion to Division 2 at the end of their first season in the league. The men’s team also enjoys the facilities at Shipton Moyne Recreation Ground, playing all of their home fixtures there and trains on a Wednesday evening at Inside Football in Brimbscombe.

Roll of Honour

2004-2005 – Stroud & District Youth League Tom Moore Cup Winners – Avonvale Utd Under 15s

2010-2011 – CIA Mills-Roberts Memorial Cup Winners – Avonvale Utd Reserves

2010-2011 – North Wilts & District Division 2 Champions – Avonvale Utd Under 11s

2011-2012 – Stroud & District Division 3 Champions – Avonvale Utd

2012-2013 – Gloucestershire County Cup Junior North – Avonvale Utd

2012-2013 – Stroud & District Division 2 Champions – Avonvale Utd

2012-2013 – Stroud & District Division 5 Champions – Avonvale Utd Reserves

2013-2014 – Stroud & District Division 1 Champions – Avonvale Utd

2013-2014 – Stroud & District Youth League Tom Moore Cup Winners – Avonvale Utd Under 15s

2013-2014 – North Wilts & District Youth League Division 4 Champions – Avonvale Utd Under 11s

2014-2015 – Gloucestershire Northern Senior Division 2 Runners up – Avonvale Utd

2014-2015 – Stroud & District Youth League Winners – Avonvale Utd Under 16s

2014–2015 – KB Coaches Cup Winners – Avonvale Utd Under 16s

2014-2015 – North Wilts & District Division 4 Runners up – Avonvale Utd Under 11s

2015-2016 – KB Coaches Cup Winners – Avonvale Utd Under 16s

2016-2017 – North Wilts & District Division 2 Runners up – Avonvale Utd Under 15s

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