Hinton Football Club - From the beginning 1947

 

Hinton football club, was started in 1947 as Hinton Youth Club, under the leadership of Charlie Marchant.  Charlie Marchant was a Foreman at a Bakery and was able to field two under 18 teams in those early days, in what was the called the Herefordshire Minor league

The next twenty years the Hinton Youth Club teams continued to do well, playing their home games on the King George's playing fields.  In the early 1970's the decision was taken to change the name of the football teams, and Hinton Football Club was taken as the new title for the teams.  It was the development of the club with these people that really saw the change in the club, and in 1986 the foresight of a small group of individuals with the club, secured the Broomy hill playing facilities that remain the hub of Hinton Football club today.

In the late 1980's the ground completed significant improvements with a clubhouse, floodlights, spectator stand and perimeter fencing and pitch barriers established.

The people that have formed the Hinton FC we see in 2017 and now sadly not as involved as perhaps we would like?  However, they should be acknowledged as forming one of Herefordshire longest established football clubs, which has the foundations to continue into the future:  We are sure some great people may have been missed in the list below, but we will update any future notable people, and would love to know they stories of the club.

Frank Smith, Stan Rhodes, Joe Wade, Tom Downs, Peter Welling, Dave Welling, Ralph Oliver, Chris Botwright, Jack Botwright, Michael Higginbottom, Peter Roberts, Dave Jones, Slim Preece, Bob Semple, Paul Chapman, Ian Winstone, Bob Lucas, Alan Braithwaite, Terry Preece.

The time and dedication taken by this people and nameless others have seen young players as young as 7 years old flow through the Hinton teams, and in some cases play in the senior teams, and then take on club roles within Hinton FC.  Their success has been measured with successes in League and cup competitions,  senior teams performing within  the West Midland leagues structure, and the personal awards for coaching and club administration from the FA, but more so in the ability to field teams of players that arrive at Hinton to enjoy the great experience that the game of football provides us all.

Hinton youth club was started with volunteer support, and Hinton Football club remains being run 100% on a volunteer basis, we are grateful for these people being involved to give us the opportunity to enjoy the fantastic facilities they have worked tirelessly to provide for the future generations

 Hinton Football Club is YOUR club, Hinton Football Club is OUR CLUB!

Come on Hinton!

Graham Andrews and Graham Goodfellow would love to hear your stories so please do not hesitate to speak to us.