Map & Directions

Ground: Cobham Sports & Social Club, Merley Park, Wimborne. BH21 3DA.

Tel: 01202 885773

Floodlights: No

Midweek Home: Tuesdays

Colours: Sky & White Shirts, Navy Shorts, Navy Socks

Alternative Colours: Yellow & Blue Trim, Blue Shorts, Yellow & Blue Trim Socks

Chairman: Mr Trevor Selby

Secretary: Mrs Donna Burke

Address: 72 Green Lane, Bournemouth, Dorset. BH10 5LF


Mobile: 07734 886987





League Honours

League Champions: 1977/78*

League Runners-up: 1989/90*, 1990/91*

League Cup Winners: 1979/80*, 1982/83*, 1990/91*

League Cup Runners-up: 1981/82*, 1985/86*, 2010/11

* as Flight Refuelling Football Club

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Ground Directions

From the A31 Wimborne bypass, follow the A349 to Poole crossing the Oakley roundabout before turning first right into Merley Park Road - signposted to Ashington. The entrance to the ground is immediately on the right.


Club History

Cobham Sports changed their name from Flight Refuelling FC at the start of the 2001/02 season to reflect the title of the Sports and Social Club which they are associated with at their Merley Park home in north Poole.

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The football club was founded in 1949 and worked their way up through the Dorset League before joining the Combination in 1958 although they only initially remained in the league for two seasons.

Flights rejoined the Combination in 1977 and made an immediate impact by lifting the league title in their first season back. The club has not been able to emulate that success since, but were runners-up three times in four years during the late 80’s & early 90’s (1987/88, 1989/90 & 1990/91) and in that period finished seven consecutive seasons in the top six.

The club have won the Combination Cup three times, in 1979/80, 1982/83 and 1990/91 and have also been runners-up twice. Flights were also regular entrants to the FA Vase before ground restrictions were updated and their best season was when they took Abington Town to a first round replay in 1983-84.

At the start of season 2013/14 Oliver Cherrett was asked to take over as Player/Manager. Previously he had several successful years as Player/Manager at Kingston Lacy FC as well as having played out his main career with the likes of Dorchester FC, Poole Town and Poppies. The new team under Ollie's management finished 3rd in the DPL at the end of season 13/14.

Looking forward to 14/15, we have recruited a new Reserve Team manager and secured a place for this team in the Premier Division of the Bournemouth FA Haywood Saturday League.