Redditch United F.C.

Redditch United Football Club is an English football club based in Redditch, Worcestershire. The club participates in the Southern League Premier Division Central and play their home games at the V Trico Stadium. They are managed by former Captain and Assistant Manager Matt Clarke.

Redditch United
crest of Redditch United
Full nameRedditch United Football Club
Nickname(s)The Reds
Founded1891; 131 years ago (1891) (as Redditch Town)
GroundThe Trico Stadium, Redditch
Capacity5,000 (250 seating)
Coordinates52°18′28″N 1°57′06″W / 52.307808°N 1.951551°W / 52.307808; -1.951551Coordinates: 52°18′28″N 1°57′06″W / 52.307808°N 1.951551°W / 52.307808; -1.951551
ChairmanDavid Faulkner
ManagerMatt Clarke
LeagueSouthern League Premier Division Central
2021–22Southern League Premier Division Central, 15th of 21
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

They were originally called Redditch and joined the Birmingham and District League in 1921. After the war, they played in the Birmingham Combination, and were champions in 1953, before returning to the Birmingham and District.[1]

In 1971, they changed their name to Redditch United and the following season joined the Southern League. In 1975–76, they won Division One North and were promoted to the Premier Division. In 1978–79, they finished eighth in the league, and became founder members of the Alliance Premier League. However, they finished bottom in their first season, and dropped into the Southern League's Midland Division.[2]

After finishing as runners-up in 1985–86, the club were promoted to the Premier Division, where they remained until relegation in 1989. The following season, they reached the first round of the FA Cup, losing 3–1 to Merthyr Tydfil.In 2003–04 the club won the Southern League Western Division, and then joined Conference North.[2]

On 17 March 2011, businessman Chris Swan took over the club,[3] after a previous attempt to purchase Kidderminster Harriers fell through.[4] A short time later, in May 2011, the club was relegated from the Conference North after finishing bottom of the division.[5]

Redditch United returned to the Southern Premier Division for the 2011-12 season following their relegation the previous season. At the end of the 2015-16 season, the club finished second in the division under the management of Liam McDonald, but were denied promotion after losing in the play-off semi-finals to Leamington on penalty kicks.[6]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 20 July 2022 [7]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Pos. Nation Player
GK   ENG Kieran Boucher
DF   ENG Lewis Hudson
DF   ENG Calum Flanagan
DF   UKR Yan Osadchyi
DF   ENG Ryan Wollacott
MF   ENG Robbie Bunn
MF   ENG Jack Byrne (captain)
MF   ENG Kieran Day
MF   ENG Kieren Donnelly
Pos. Nation Player
MF   ENG Reece Flanagan
MF   ENG Cam Moore
MF   ENG Aram Soleman
FW   ENG Ryan Boothe
FW   ENG Dylan Hart
FW   ENG Daniel Gyasi
FW   ENG Bernard Mensah
FW   ENG Ryan Nesbitt

The Southern Football League does not use a squad numbering system.

Management and coaching staffEdit

Current staffEdit

As of 25 June 2022 [7]
Position Name
Manager   Matt Clarke
Assistant Manager   Gary Whild
First Team Coach   Dave Boddy
Goalkeeper Coach   Dan Price
Physio  

HonoursEdit

  • Birmingham Combination
    • Champions: 1913–14, 1932–33, 1952–53
  • Birmingham & District League
  • Southern League
  • Birmingham Senior Cup
    • Winners: 1925, 1932, 1939, 1977, 2005,
  • Worcestershire Senior Cup
    • Winners: 1894, 1930, 1975, 1976, 2008, 2014
  • Staffordshire Senior Cup
    • Winners: 1991
  • Worcester Royal Infirmary Cup
    • Winners: 1999

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Redditch". F.C.H.D. Retrieved 9 March 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Redditch United". F.C.H.D. Retrieved 9 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Chris Swan completes Redditch United takeover". BBC News. BBC. 17 March 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Chris Swan withdraws new offer for Kidderminster Harriers". BBC News. BBC. 3 February 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
  5. ^ "Simon Redhead sacked by Redditch United". BBC Sport. 4 May 2011.
  6. ^ "Reds suffer play-off heartbreak". Redditch Standard. 28 April 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Redditch United". Redditch United FC. Retrieved 20 July 2022.

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