Milestones In History
Formation of Slimbridge Football Club
Current ground in Wisloe Road bequeathed to the Club by former player Evi Thornhill
Three successive league titles achieved raising the club through the divisions of the Stroud & District League
Construction of new changing facilities to County League standard
Construction of a new social club commences, while on the pitch the club gains promotion to the Gloucester Northern League from the Stroud & District League
John Mack a successful local entrepreneur takes over as Chairman
Promotion to the Gloucestershire County League from the Gloucester Northern Senior League
Promotion to the Hellenic League from the Gloucestershire County League
Promotion to the Premier Division of the Hellenic League after five successive promotions
Floodlights installed, inaugural floodlit game at Wisloe Road against Conference side Forest Green Rovers on 22nd July, produced a then ground record attendance of 427
Sunday 24th August, new ground record when local rivals Shortwood United provided the opposition in front of a crowd of 525
Entry into the FA Vase competition for the first time see's victory over Odd Down (after a replay). The club reach round 3 of the competition before bowing out after extra time away at Backwell
More cup history is created with entry into the FA Cup for the very first time, unfortunately Slimbridge exit at the first hurdle after a late defeat at the hands of Wimbourne Town
The Reserve side win the Stroud & District League title and with it, promotion to the Gloucester Northern Senior League Division Two seven years after the first team performed the same feat
Slimbridge enter cyberspace with the launch of the very first official club website
The greatest year in the clubs history
First team reach the third qualifying round of the FA Cup, fifth round of the FA Vase and win the Hellenic Premier League title to gain entry into the South & West Division of the Southern League
The reserve side gain promotion to the first division of the Gloucester Northern League with a record winning 30 wins in 30 games
After much deliberation, the club pulls out of the Southern League and reverts back to the Gloucester Northern Senior League
A fresh start for the club in the Gloucester Northern Senior League with James Cole taking on the Player/Manager role
The 'new' first team gains promotion to the Gloucestershire County League, after yet another unbeaten league season with 26 wins and 4 draws over 30 games
Defeat finally arrives after 40 unbeaten games on September 13th when the first team were beaten 2-1 at home to B & W Avonside
The first team returns to the Hellenic League by winning the Gloucestershire County League at the first attempt
John Mack steps down as Chairman with local former player Keith Sparrow taking on the role. Mack takes up the role of Club President
A new under 16 youth side is added to the club structure with chairman Keith Sparrow in charge
The first team continues it's rise up the non-league pyramid in winning Division 1 West of the Hellenic League at the first attempt and in doing so return to the Premier division three years after departing
The double is achieved by beating local rivals Berkeley Town 3-2 on penalties in the Stroud Charity Cup
The reserve side win Division 3 of the Stroud and District league
First team manager James Cole steps down as first team manager after three back to back promotions due to work commitments and hands over the reigns to assistant Leon Sterling with long time favorite Fred Ward taking the assistant / player manager role
After 3 successfull years in the Hellenic Premier league the first team successfully transfer across the pyramid to the Western League in search of a new challange and reduction in travelling.
Promotion was achieved to the South West Division of the Southern Football League after an excellent third place finish in only the clubs second year playing in the Western League.
The club plays in the Southern Football league for the first time, the highest level ever reach by the club in its history.
The club renames the ground to 'Thornhill Park' in honour of the late Evi Thornhill who bequeathed the land to the club on which the football ground is built on today.