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 … 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. [95] First-team coach Darren Sarll took caretaker charge for the remainder of the season and was given the role on a permanent basis after helping the club secure League Two safety. Alternatively, please email ifollow@efl.com - note that live chat is recommended for the quickest response on a matchday. [19] The following season, the club reached the Fourth Round where they drew Premier League club Newcastle United at Broadhall Way. [88] Smith was subsequently sacked in March 2013 and replaced by Westley, returning for his third spell at the club. Welcome to Stevenage FC Foundation We are the official independent charity of Stevenage Football Club, that delivers a variety of sporting and educational based activities across Stevenage, North Hertfordshire, East Hertfordshire and Welwyn Hatfield. [96][97] During Sarll's first full season in the charge, the club finished three points from the play-off positions. The team compete in League Two, the fourth tier of the English football league system. They play their home games at Broadhall Way in Stevenage. [13] The league triumph included winning every match played at home, scoring 122 goals and amassing 107 points. [8] Two years later, the club were relegated back to the Division Two North, having finished second bottom of the division. [70] Stevenage won the game 1–0, securing a place in League One for the first time in the club's history, meaning the club had also earned back-to-back promotions. We are a new football club dedicated to getting more girls playing the game. was an English football club based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.The club existed from 1968 until being declared bankrupt in 1976, after which Stevenage Borough were established. Welcome to the Stevenage FC History Website, a site dedicated to the history of Stevenage FC since it’s formation in 1976. [113], The club have had five crests since its formation in 1976. [90] A further squad overhaul took place ahead of the 2013–14 season, although Stevenage were ultimately relegated back to League Two after finishing in last place in the League One standings that campaign. [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. [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. [3] Three-quarters of the terrace was covered, whilst one-quarter was open and without cover. Following the bankruptcy of the town's former club, the stadium was not used for three years. [31] The 2003–04 season saw Boro' consolidate their position in the league, finishing in eighth position. [22][23] Stevenage lost 2–1 in the replay at St James' Park, a controversial goal from Alan Shearer that "appeared to not cross the line" proved the difference. 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[2][3] Consequently, the new club started out playing in the Chiltern Youth league on a roped-off pitch at the town's King George V playing fields, and moved up to intermediate status, joining the Wallspan Southern Combination shortly after. The Foundation is working with Stevenage Borough Council and other local … 1,993 talking about this. [118] In January 2009, Stevenage signed a seven-figure sponsorship deal with the Lamex Food Group, resulting in the renaming of Broadhall Way to The Lamex Stadium. [129], In terms of training facilities, a £5million training facility was opened in nearby Shephalbury Park in the Autumn of 2002. [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. [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. The club achieved their highest league finish during the 2011–12 season courtesy of a sixth-placed finish in League One. [119] As a result of the club securing promotion as league champions during the club's 2009–10 campaign, Broadhall Way hosted League football for the first time during the 2010–11 season. [2] In 1980, the council reacquired the lease for Broadhall Way and allowed the football club to become its tenant. [115], A table of kit suppliers and shirt sponsors appear below:[115], The club plays at Broadhall Way, previously home to Stevenage Town and Stevenage Athletic. [7] The club also won the United Counties League Cup during the same season. [120] Opposite to the West Stand is the East Terrace, which is a covered terrace for home supporters. 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) In their first season in the Football League, Stevenage won promotion to League One, the third tier of English football, via the play-offs. I smash yer gob if you talk trash about me local soccer team, Manchester United. Stevenage supporters can now buy an iFollow Video Match Pass for Tuesday's match away at Tranmere Rovers... Robert Madley has been appointed Referee for Stevenage's upcoming trip to Tranmere... Stevenage fell to a first defeat in five games at Carlisle on Saturday, as the promotion chasing hosts but Boro to the sword in-front of 2,000 home supporters…. [65][66] Stevenage subsequently reached the League Two play-offs, finishing in sixth place. [38] Shortly after Westley's departure, Boro' appointed former Grays Athletic boss, Mark Stimson as their new manager. 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. The platform has been a vital tool in the management of our young players wellbeing, particularly during the current climate of COVID-19 Winners of the Hertfordshire FA Chartered Standard Development Club Of The Year 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 & 2016/17. [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. Stevenage Football Club CEO, Alex Tunbridge said The Club’s Academy has been utilising GoVox for the past few months to engage with its Academy players, in order to help assess their wellbeing. [29] Westley guided the club to 12th position,[30] winning eight games out of a possible 12 in the league. Proud to be a "Football for all" community club Welcome to Stevenage Borough Juniors Football Club - the largest children's football club in Stevenage! [42] The victory meant that Stevenage were the first team to win a competitive final at the new Wembley Stadium. 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. [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. The club has also produced a number of notable results in the FA Cup against high-profile opposition. The core of the team that helped guide the club to its success throughout 2009 to 2012 departed, and Stevenage were relegated back into League Two at the end of the 2013–14 season. [114] Shortly after former chairman Victor Green took over the club, in 1996,[114] a new crest was introduced, modelled on the town's coat of arms; incorporating the club's colours of red and white, as well as a hart[114] – which features on both the Stevenage and Hertfordshire coat of arms. 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. [117], The North Terrace was situated behind the goal at the north end of the ground and was just seven steps deep. 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The stand was built in 2001, costing £600,000. [62], Stevenage's first Football League fixture was against Macclesfield Town in August 2010, ending in a 2–2 draw at Broadhall Way. [109] The EFL successfully appealed against the panel's sanctions on Macclesfield,[110][111][112] winning on 11 August;[113] the four suspended points were applied to the 2019–20 season, meaning Stevenage finished 23rd and so remained in League Two. Stevenage Football Club is a team in the fourth division of England's League Two. IN the summer of 2019, Burger King made the astonishing move to sponsor lowly League Two club Stevenage FC. Stevenage FC Foundation Soccer Camps are for boys and girls aged 5-12 years old of all abilities. [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. We are growing fast and welcome new players of all abilities for teams from school year 1 upwards. [118] In June 2011, the club announced it had secured a 42-acre former sports ground in Bragbury End[130] — with the intention of developing the site into a new training complex. [81][82] A run of four wins in their last five games meant that Stevenage finished in sixth, thus taking the final play-off place,[83] although they went on to lose by a 1–0 aggregate scoreline to Sheffield United in the semi-final. They won the competition again in 2009. [133], The record for the most number of appearances for Stevenage is held by Ronnie Henry, who played 502 matches in all competitions over two spells with the club. The terrace has a gable with a clock sitting on its roof above the half-way line,[3] as well as holding a television gantry on its roof. Stevenage FC Foundation (Charity No: 1140006) is the official charity of Stevenage Football Club. Stevenage Borough were formed in 1976 following the bankruptcy of Stevenage Athletic. Stevenage FC received massive popularity last season after Burger King signed a deal to become their official kit sponsors. 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. [79] In January 2012, Westley opted to leave Stevenage in order to take up the vacant managerial position at Preston North End. [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. Association football club in Stevenage, England, "Stevenage Borough" redirects here. [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. [131], Stevenage's highest Football League finish was sixth place in League One during the 2011–12 season. [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. [123] Five weeks after the campaign started, the £500,000 target was met after investment from over 200 fans. Burger King sponsors Stevenage FC Women as Burger Queen. My name is Stevenage and I'm a local hooligan. [118] The West Stand is all-seated and covered, and covers the length of the pitch, although it has open corners to either side of the stand. On key objective of Stevenage FC Foundation is to ensure that our local community have the opportunity to realise their … [117] The South Stand is reserved for away supporters and can hold a capacity of 1,400. They're not the greatest or most popular team in world football, … [3] The club shop is situated next to the West Stand, opposite to the club's official car-park. The club targeted players with vast Football League experience and offered them long-term contracts. 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. Stevenage FC Foundation. The Foundation's work is built around two core principles - People & Potential. [125] The 1,428 all-seater stand was officially opened in December 2019. 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. [118] A new set of floodlights were installed before the start of the club's 2007–08 campaign. [2], During the 2001–02 season, the club reached the FA Trophy final for the first time, losing 2–0 to Yeovil Town at Villa Park. After School Clubs provide the perfect opportunity for young participants to develop their sporting skills with their friends from school. Club News. [13] The following season, Stevenage won the Isthmian League Division One title, remaining unbeaten at home again, and were promoted to the Isthmian League Premier Division. Mark Sampson has been appointed caretaker manager of Stevenage, the struggling English League Two club announced on Monday, giving the Welshman a chance to resurrect his career after being sacked as England's women's coach following a … [56], The following season, Westley retained the majority of the squad and Stevenage found themselves in first place by New Year's Day. [128] Behind the stand is the supporters' club. [3] The scoreboard was replaced in October 2011. [9] He spent two full seasons in charge, guiding Stevenage to two fourth-place finishes. I love three things in life: Football, Vaping and hooliganism. [45] Stimson was offered a new contract by Stevenage in October 2007,[46] but resigned the following day and subsequently joined Football League club Gillingham. [94] Sheringham was sacked in February 2016 with the club positioned in 19th. 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