Burton Park Wanderers F.C.

Burton Park Wanderers Football Club is a football club based in Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire, England. They are currently members of the Spartan South Midlands League Division One and play at Latimer Park.[1]

Burton Park Wanderers
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Full nameBurton Park Wanderers Football Club
Nickname(s)Wanderers
Founded1961
GroundLatimer Park, Burton Latimer
ChairmanSteve Brewer
LeagueSpartan South Midlands League Division One
2020–21United Counties League Division One (transferred)

HistoryEdit

The club was formed in 1961 as Kettering Park Wanderers. They joined Division Two of the United Counties League in 1968, which became Division One in 1972.[2] The club adopted their current name in 1973.[2] After finishing second-from-bottom of Division One in 1977–78, they were relegated to Division Two. However, the division was disbanded two years later and they were returned to Division One.[3] In 1988–89 they were Division One runners-up, earning promotion to the Premier Division. Two seasons later they finished bottom of the Premier Division and were relegated back to Division One.[3]

Burton Park Wanderer remained in Division One for the next thirty seasons, only finishing in the top half on four occasions and finishing bottom of the division in 1988–99, for five consecutive seasons between 2001–02 and 2005–06, and again in 2012–13, 2015–16 and 2016–17. At the end of the 2020–21 season they were transferred to Division One of the Spartan South Midlands League.

GroundEdit

The club initially played at the Rockingham Road Pleasure Park in Kettering before moving to the Pytchley Road pitches elsewhere in the town in the late 1960s.[4][5] They relocated to Latimer Park in Burton Latimer in 1973.[4]

RecordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Burton Park Wanderers FC Pyramid Passion
  2. ^ a b Kettering Park Wanderers at the Football Club History Database
  3. ^ a b c Burton Park Wanderers at the Football Club History Database
  4. ^ a b Preview: Burton Park Wanderers Rothwell Corinthians F.C.
  5. ^ Kettering historian seeks images of former football ground for new book Northants Telegraph, 3 March 2015
  6. ^ Mike Williams & Tony Williams (2012) Non-League Club Directory 2013, p646 ISBN 978-1-869833-77-0

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Coordinates: 52°22′00″N 0°41′21″W / 52.366794°N 0.68930492°W / 52.366794; -0.68930492