Stevenage Football Club is a team in the fourth division of England's League Two. [101] In May 2019, Wallace announced a 12% public equity offering, through sports investment platform Tifosy, with the aim of raising funds to invest in player wages and increase the transfer budget. The ground for many years was called Broadhall Way but was renamed the Lamex Stadium in a corporate sponsorship deal. [18] They were drawn against Birmingham City at Broadhall Way, but ground issues saw the tie switched to St Andrew's; Birmingham won the match 2–0. [3] The club shop is situated next to the West Stand, opposite to the club's official car-park. The Foundation's work is built around two core principles - People & Potential. The club has also enjoyed success in national cup competitions, becoming the first team to win a competitive final at the new Wembley Stadium in 2007, beating Kidderminster Harriers 3–2 to lift the FA Trophy in front of a competition record crowd of 53,262. NCS is a government backed programme, which encourages young people to gain new life skills to set them up for the next steps in their lives. [3] The scoreboard was replaced in October 2011. Stevenage FC Foundation are currently recruiting 15-17 year olds (school year 11 and 12) to join our NCS programme for Summer 2020. [61] Shortly after the end of the season, chairman Phil Wallace stated that the club will start its life in the Football League as Stevenage Football Club, dropping the word ‘Borough’ from its name as of June 2010. [4] Stevenage Borough Council granted consent for the club to incorporate the name "Borough" in their title and to adopt the town's civic emblem as the club badge. 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[107] EFL clubs formally agreed to end the season during an EFL meeting on 9 June 2020, although "ongoing disciplinary matters" involving 23rd-placed Macclesfield Town, who had not paid their players on six separate occasions during the season, meant Stevenage might be reprieved. [31] The 2003–04 season saw Boro' consolidate their position in the league, finishing in eighth position. [130] Work began on the development in the summer of 2011,[130] and the staff began to use the complex towards the latter stages of the 2012–13 season. 1K likes. Main Club Switchboard: 01438 223223; Academy/Youth Department: 01438 368068 (option 2) Stevenage FC Foundation: 01438 222222; Supporter Liaison Officer: Matthew Gray (slo@stevenagefc.com) Disabled Supporter Liaison Officer: Steve Fanthorpe (dslo@stevenagefc.com) Stevenage Football Club Foundation (Charity No: 1140006) is the official charity of Stevenage Football Club, which delivers a variety of sporting and educational based activities in order to help to improve the standard of living within the local community. When Bedwell Rangers was formed in 1959 we were the first youth club to be founded in Stevenage and we have been providing quality football coaching for boys and girls between 5–18 years of age, without a break, for 60 years. 2010 - 01.06.2019. [53][54] During the same season, Stevenage enjoyed success in cup competitions; winning the Herts Senior Cup for the first time, beating Cheshunt 2–1 in the final,[55] and the FA Trophy, where they beat York City 2–0 in the final. [38] Shortly after Westley's departure, Boro' appointed former Grays Athletic boss, Mark Stimson as their new manager. [64] However, during a congested period throughout February and March 2011, Stevenage won nine games out of eleven, propelling the club up the league table and into the play-off positions. [88] Smith was subsequently sacked in March 2013 and replaced by Westley, returning for his third spell at the club. [3] In January 2013, the club announced they were due to present plans to replace the existing North Terrace with a new £1.2 million 1,700 seat stand,[122] although these did not materialise due to "numerous obstacles put in the way". We currently have over 600 players across 50 teams providing fun football for all ages between 5 and 18 for both girls and boys. Stevenage FC Foundation have launched a virtual running club to support our fan base with keeping fit and active during the COVID-19 pandemic and extended periods of lock down. [114] When the club were promoted to the Conference National in 1994, the crest was changed to the Stevenage Borough Council 'tick' in recognition of the help the club had received from the council in its rise through the leagues. After School Clubs provide the perfect opportunity for young participants to develop their sporting skills with their friends from school. Football club Stevenage FC, who compete in England’s EFL League Two, has partnered with competition platform Rival to launch the Stevenage FC Esports Arena. [115] This changed from 1980 to 1988 when the club adopted plain red shirts and white shorts,[115] although did wear an all red strip during the 1982–83 season. Stevenage Football Club (known as Stevenage Borough Football Club until 2010) is a professional association football club based in the town of Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England. [33] After beating second-placed Hereford United over two-legs in the semi-final,[34][35] the side lost 1–0 to Carlisle United at the Britannia Stadium in the final. [26] After several weeks of uncertainty, Phil Wallace purchased the club and set about rebuilding the finances and the relationship with the local council. [2] In 1980, the council reacquired the lease for Broadhall Way and allowed the football club to become its tenant. Proud to be a "Football for all" community club Welcome to Stevenage Borough Juniors Football Club - the largest children's football club in Stevenage! Stevenage would remain in the top tier of non-League for the following fourteen seasons, before the club eventually secured promotion to the Football League after winning the Conference Premier in the 2009–10 season. I love three things in life: Football, Vaping and hooliganism. [57] The squad continued to perform well, winning eight consecutive games through February and March 2010,[58] and Stevenage were promoted to the Football League for the first time in the club's history with two games to spare. [114] The crest was modified ahead of the 2011–12 season by being placed in a shield, but reverted to the former version two years later. [120] Opposite to the West Stand is the East Terrace, which is a covered terrace for home supporters. [70] During the same season, Stevenage equalled their previous best performance in the FA Cup, reaching the Fourth Round of the competition before losing 2–1 to Reading. [117], The North Terrace was situated behind the goal at the north end of the ground and was just seven steps deep. [115] The club reverted to stripes from 1988,[115] and the strip design has varied considerably over the years. [76][77][78] The club found themselves on the edge of the play-off places following a fourteen-game unbeaten run that lasted for three months. [123] In July 2017, the club asked fans to contribute towards a mini-bond investment scheme, through sports investment platform Tifosy, in an attempt to fund the remaining £500,000 needed to go towards developing the new North Stand. In self-isolation at home in Essex, the chairman of League Two Stevenage FC, Phil Wallace, is running through the club’s finances and wondering from where the funds will come to … Stevenage FC, Team fromEngland. news emerged that the club were in financial difficulties and that the chairman, Victor Green, was going to close the club down if no buyer was found. [63] Following four defeats in six games in December 2010 and January 2011, the club found themselves in 18th position, just four points above the relegation zone. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. [59][60] The club reached the final of the FA Trophy again, but lost to Barrow 2–1 after extra-time, having played seventy minutes of the match with ten men. Stevenage FC Foundation. They're not the greatest or most popular team in world football, … At the back of the stand there are a number of glass-fronted areas to various club offices and executive boxes. The home of Stevenage on BBC Sport online. [14] A third promotion in four years followed at the end of the 1993–94 season, as Stevenage were promoted to the Football Conference after winning the Isthmian League Premier Division. [105] Two months later, Westley resigned, and was replaced by Alex Revell, who had previously assumed the role of player-coach at the club. [135] Martin Gittings is the club's top goalscorer with 217 goals in all competitions. [114][115] This crest was adjusted slightly in 2010 to remove the word 'Borough', in-line with the club's name change prior to playing in the Football League. [3] The newly formed Stevenage Borough moved into Broadhall Way in 1980 as a result of the council re-purchasing the stadium. [12] The club won promotion during the 1990–91 season, Fairclough's first season in charge, winning 34 of their 42 games. [2] However, the Broadhall Way pitch was subsequently dug up for non-footballing purposes after Stevenage Borough Council sold the land to a local businessman, who dug a trench across the full length of the pitch to ensure no football was played. [16] During the same season, the Hertfordshire club reached the First Round of the FA Cup for the first time, losing 2–1 to Hereford United of the Third Division at Edgar Street. Despite winning the league in the 1995–96 season, the club were denied promotion to the Football League due to insufficient ground facilities. [8] Two years later, the club were relegated back to the Division Two North, having finished second bottom of the division. Founded 1976 Address Broadhall Way SG2 8RH Stevenage, Hertfordshire Country England Phone +44 (1438) 223 223 Fax +44 (1438) 743 666 E-mail mervyn.stokesgeddes@btinternet.com [19] The following season, the club reached the Fourth Round where they drew Premier League club Newcastle United at Broadhall Way. ... renaming in Stevenage Football Club. The club achieved their highest league finish during the 2011–12 season courtesy of a sixth-placed finish in League One. Oi, welcome to me site m8! [87], The majority of the squad that had helped the club win back-to-back promotions into League One departed at the end of the season. [43], After the FA Trophy success in 2007, as well as keeping the majority of the first-team at the club, Stevenage started the 2007–08 season well,[44] breaking a new club record when the defence kept eight consecutive clean sheets. [106] The club were in last place of League Two when the season was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. The platform has been a vital tool in the management of our young players wellbeing, particularly during the current climate of COVID-19 [20] A temporary stand was erected behind the South Stand, allocated to the Newcastle supporters, which increased the stadium capacity to 9,000, enough to satisfy The FA. In their first season in the Football League, Stevenage won promotion to League One, the third tier of English football, via the play-offs. Stevenage FC Stevenage 18:30 Milton Keynes Dons FC Milton Keynes . Includes the latest news stories, results, fixtures, video and audio. Club News. On key objective of Stevenage FC Foundation is to ensure that our local community have the opportunity to realise their … This is the Official Facebook account of Stevenage Football Club. Following the bankruptcy of the town's former club, the stadium was not used for three years. They play their home games at Broadhall Way in Stevenage. [2] With the council as their landlords and a refurbished stadium, Stevenage Borough took on senior status, under the management of Derek Montgomery, and joined the United Counties Football League in the same year. [104] First-team coach Mark Sampson took caretaker charge,[104] but with the club in 23rd-place after several months under his management, Westley returned for a fourth spell in December 2019. [36] The following year, however, Boro' failed to reach the play-offs after finishing sixth,[37] and Westley's contract was not renewed, ending his three-and-a-half-year reign as manager. [115] To mark the 40th anniversary of the club during the 2016–17 season, supporters were consulted about their favourite strip and the result was a re-creation of the diagonal stripes worn from 1996 to 1998. They were renamed Stevenage Wanderers the following year, before merging with a club named Rovers, at which point the club reverted to their original name. [51] On Westley's return, Stevenage started the season slowly before going on a 27–game unbeaten run from December to March and reached the play-offs,[52] where they lost in the semi-finals to Cambridge United, 4–3 on aggregate. The club were established in 1894 as Stevenage Town. [39] Despite finishing in eighth position in Stimson's first season as manager,[40] the 2006–07 campaign saw the club reach the FA Trophy final again,[41] where they came back from 2–0 down to beat Kidderminster Harriers 3–2 in front of a record FA Trophy crowd of 53,262. The site is a non profit making, unofficial site which is looking to represent the history of the club in words and pictures and as such will evolve and mature in the coming weeks and months. [10][11] Paul Fairclough was appointed as the club's manager in June 1990 and he would ultimately guide the team to four league titles in eight years. We are a new football club dedicated to getting more girls playing the game. 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