CHARNEY FC played in the North Berkshire Football League from 1919/21

CHARNEY YOUTH CLUB played five a side football matches against local villages on the old school field between 1986-1992.

 

A local firm, Formula Trading. owned by Brian Barrett of the Chequers Inn sponsored team shirts. As the popularity of the Youth Club grew. preliminary enquiries were made about entering a team in the Oxford League. However, this would have required additional voluntary help and the hire of a larger pitch. It was decided not to proceed with the initiative.

CHARNEY Rangers F.C. U-12’s was formed and affiliated to the Berks & Bucks FA and accepted into the Oxford Mail Boys League during June 2009.

The club obtained the permission of the Parish Council to play on the recently acquired Charney field at the top of the Bridle Path. It had a committed management and coaching team and a proactive and supportive parent base. Local volunteers helped to improve the playing area and a successful open day event was held on 16th August 2009.

Charney Rangers team colours of Royal Blue and White were in keeping with tradition as it is understood they had been the colours of long since closed school.

The team members came from Charney Bassett, Grove, Abingdon and Faringdon and played friendly matches and tournaments in preparation for entry into the league in season 2009/2010.

More information here https://www.clubwebsite.co.uk/charneyrangersfc/117472/Home

The club folded circa 2012 as the players grew older or moved from the area. Had they continued a larger pitch and improved facilities would have been required.