KFC Houtvenne

Koninklijke Voetbalclub Houtvenne is a football club based in Houtvenne, Antwerp Province, Belgium. The club is affiliated to the Royal Belgian Football Association (KBVB) with matricule 4481 and has green and red as club colours. The grounds of the club are located near the village centre of Houtvenne, but on the territory of the neighbouring municipality of Herselt.

Houtvenne
KFC Houtvenne logo.png
Full nameKoninklijke Voetbalclub Houtvenne
Nickname(s)Josterwaak[1]
Founded1946
GroundStadion KFC Houtvenne A Terrein,
Houtvenne
Capacity1,500
ChairmanBart Van den Brande
ManagerGeert van Dessel
LeagueBelgian Division 2
2019–20Belgian Third Amateur Division B, 4th of 16 (promoted)

HistoryEdit

Houtvenne played for a number of years with the Flemish Football Association, and then joined the Royal Belgian Football Association (KBVB) around 1946, where they were given matricule number 4481. Houtvenne began competing in the Belgian Provincial Leagues.

In the 2015–16 season, the club played in the First Provincial and won the title. For the first time in club existence, the club promoted to the national tiers, as they would play in the Belgian Third Amateur Division from the 2016–17 season.[2]

After four seasons in the fifth tier, a new high point in club history occurred. Despite finishing fourth in their division and narrowly missing promotion, ASV Geel failed to obtain their licence for the fourth tier, which meant that Houtvenne reached the Belgian Division 2, and would play their first season at that level for 2020–21.[3][4]

HonoursEdit

Houtvenne honours
Honour No. Years
Eerste Provinciale Antwerpen 1 2015–16
Tweede Provinciale Antwerpen 1 2005–06

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Frans, Koen (28 May 2021). "RONDJE PROVINCIE. Houtvenne: "Trots op interprovinciaal label voor ons jeugdvoetbal"". gva.be (in Flemish).
  2. ^ Trappeniers, Alain (18 April 2016). "KFC Houtvenne kroont zich tot kampioen op slotdag". Het Nieuwsblad (in Flemish).
  3. ^ "Heikant Berlaar en Houtvenne moeten wachten". RTV (in Dutch). 22 May 2020.
  4. ^ Stienissen, Geert (13 June 2020). "Geel zakt naar eerste provinciale, Houtvenne stijgt naar tweede amateurklasse". hbvl.be (in Flemish).

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