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Sneyd Park
Sneyd Park were a founding league member

Sneyd Park

Sneyd Park was formed in 1897 and used to play friendly games on Durdham Downs. They became founder members of the Bristol Downs League in 1905, entering two teams.


They are the only club to have played in the first division continually since its formation and from 1954 have fielded sides in all four divisions.

In the 1920s the club entered the FA Amateur Cup, were finalists in the GFA Senior Cup in 1922, and finally won the Division One championship in 1929/30.

It was 25 years before this was achieved again in 1955/56 and was followed by two more runners up positions and 5 Norman Hardy finals, winning two, in the next eight seasons.

The club celebrated its 75th anniversary in 1972, but on the field the 70s and early 80s were difficult with only occasional success for the lower elevens.

Since then the situation has slowly improved and the last decade has been the most successful in the club’s history, culminating with the centenary celebrations in 1997/98 season.

In the last ten seasons the first XI have won the Championship 3 times, and were runners up twice, the reserve XI have matched this in Division Two while the ‘A’ and ‘B’ XIs have both won their divisions once and been runners up twice.

In cup competitions the first XI have appeared in five Norman Hardy finals, winning two, while both the ‘A’ and ‘B’ XI’s have won the All Saints cup.

Throughout its 103 years existence the club’s strength has always lain in a dedicated and long serving committee. The present members continue to follow the example of past officers to ensure that Sneyd Park AFC will look forward to another 100 years on the Downs.

Headquarters and dressing room: Wesley Place, off Highland Square Clifton.

Training: Wednesday nights in season - 8.30-9.30pm Clifton College Sports Complex Begger Bush Lane, Abbots Leigh Club

New players always welcome for all four sides.

last updated: 22/03/06
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