Map & Directions

Ground: The County Ground, Blandford Close, Hamworthy. BH15 4BF.

Tel: 01202 674974

Midweek Home: Tuesdays

Club Website

Colours: Maroon & Sky Blue Shirts, Sky Shorts, Maroon Socks

Alternative Colours: Yellow & Black Shirts, Yellow Shorts, Black Socks

Nickname: The Hammers

Chairman: Mr Steve Harvey

Secretary: Mrs Maxine Lench

Adress: 86 Marshwood Avenue, Poole, Dorset. BH17 9EP

Home: 01202 650225

Mobile: 07908 081128

E-mail: maxlench.hamutd@virginmedia.com

 

League Honours

League Champions: 1976/77*, 2002/03*, 2003/04*

League Runners-up: 1961/62** 1966/67** 1975/76*

League Cup Winners: 1989/90*

League Cup Runners-up: 1977/78*, 2000/01*

Charity Shield Winners: 2003/04*

Supplementary Cup Runners-up: 2008/09

* denotes 1st Team honour

** as Hamworthy Football Club

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Ground Directions

From the A35 Upton bypass, west of Poole take the turn off signposted to Upton/Hamorthy and onto the B3068. Go straight across the double roundabout at Upton Crossroads and travel for two miles before turning left into Blandford Close. The ground is then straight ahead.

 

Club History

The first known team in Hamworthy were the church lads team Hamworthy St. Michaels who won the Whitehead Minor Cup in 1899/90, having been runners-up the previous three seasons. One player, Bert Lee, went on to play for Southampton and England.

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Hamworthy FC were formed in 1926 and moved to their present ground in the 1950's next to the then Nursery School (hence the former name the Nursery Ground). Sir Stanley Rous officially opened the grandstand.

The Club were founder members of the Dorset Combination League in 1957 and were inaugural winners of the League Cup in 1959/60 and championship runners up in 1961/62 and 1966/67. After dropping out of the league for a season in 1969/70 due to administration problems, they amalgamated with another Combination side Trinidad Old Boys to form Hamworthy United FC from the beginning of the 1970/71 season.

After securing runners-up position in 1975/76, Hamworthy United lifted the league title for the first time the following season under the management of Billy Elliott. They also won the League Cup in 1989/90, but there was a gap of 26 seasons before the League title returned to the County Ground in 2002/03 under player manager Sean Bartlett. The following season Alex Pike took the helm and secured the league title once again after which the Hammers were promoted to the Wessex League in 2004.

Hamworthy United Reserves had notched up an unbroken run of at least 25 seasons in the top division of the Dorset County League, lifting the League Cup in 1993 and 1999, before securing promotion to the Dorset Premier League in 2005/06 when finishing second to Chickerell United, who were unable to progress after failing to meet ground-grading criteria. In 2008 the Hammers Second Team beat Portland Reserves to lift the Dorset Senior Trophy.