Brislington Football Club, known as The Foxes, began life as an under 16's team playing in the Bristol Church of England League in 1956, In the 70's, they moved up into the Somerset County League, where eventually they were crowned champions of the premier division title in 1989/89. Within a short period the club was accepted into the Western League where they continue to ply their trade to this day. The Foxes ground has some fantastic facilities, the stadium has an overall capacity for up to 3,000 spectators including around 100 seats in The Colin Arnold Memorial Grandstand.
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What are the major successes within the clubs history?
Our first major honour came in 1961-62, we won the Somerset Intermediate Cup which was retained the following year. Our most recent accomplishment came with a successful FA Cup run in 2013/14 which saw us reach the 4th Qualifying round, just one game short of a place in the first round of the cup.
How did you get involved with a club?
I joined the club 5 years ago, I have played for all three of our senior teams. The club has always, and will continue to, strive to achieve more. Most importantly, the social side is second to none, it’s a great club to be a part of week in, week out!
What league are you currently in?
We have three senior teams. Our first team play in the Tool Station Western Premier League. Our Reserve team play in in Division 1 East of the Somerset County League and our 'A' team play in Premier Division 2 of the Bristol & Suburban League.
How does Brislington FC celebrate a league match win?
The Foxes have always been known for going a little crazy after a win. You’ll usually hear the players and manager singing the clubs song “One Step Beyond.” The atmosphere can be electric and you wouldn’t want to miss it.
Any important fixtures coming up, that the boys could do with a big crowd for support?
There are lots of fixtures to look forward to. We have a local derby against Odd Down AFC (Bath) on Boxing Day at Ironmould Lane. So it would be fantastic to get as much local support as possible.
Finally, what is your most important social night of the year?
The Christmas event is usually the most entertaining. We try to have as many people from all of our teams attend, many bring their wives, partners and families too.
Fancy yourself as the next Wayne Rooney?
For anyone who is interested in joining the club and playing for one of the teams, training sessions take place Brislington School (Oasis Academy) every Thursday evening between 7 - 8pm. Please call the club direct on 0117 9774 030 for more information. Alternatively, you can contact them via the website www.brislingtonfc.co.uk
PLEASE NOTE: Any new players are more than welcome but please do give prior notice through the club website or social media links. This would be greatly appreciated by the clubs hierarchy, to give an idea what attendance will be and plan sessions accordingly.