Playing out of the town of Spennymoor in County Durman in the northeast of England, Spennymoor Town FC formed in 2005 at the merger of two clubs, Evenwood Town FC and Spennymoor United.
Nicknamed "The Moors", Spennymoor Town FC currently play in the Northern Premier League Division One North.
The clubs greatest achievement to date is winning the 2013 FA Vase Final by defeating Turnbridge Wells 2-1 at Wembley, with Keith Graydon scoring the winner in the 81st minute.
Other honours include:
- ▶ Four time Northern League Division One champions.
- ▶ Winners of the Durham County Challenge Cup (2011/2012).
- ▶ Winners of the Brooks Mileson Memorial League Cup (2012/2013).
- ▶ Winners of the JR Cleator Cup on four occasions.
A Rich History
Although Spennymoor Town FC in its current incarnation has only been active for 10 years, both Spennymoor United and Evenwood Town have long histories.
Spennymoor United was founded in 1877 and the clubs list of honours includes:
- ▶ Six time Northern League champions.
- ▶ Third round of the FA Cup (1936/1937 season).
- ▶ Semi finals of the FA Trophy (1978).
- ▶ Winners of the Northern Premier League Challenge Cup (1993/1994).
- ▶ Jonny Dixon is possibly the clubs most famous ex-player. In 1957 he captained Aston Villa to their FA Cup Victory over Manchester United.
- ▶ Although Evenwood was formed in 1890 and had played in various leagues up until 1930, its entry into the Northern League in 1931 is largely recognised as the clubs proper entry into league football here. The clubs list of honours includes:
- ▶ Three time Northern League champions.
- ▶ Winners of the Northern League Cup (1935/1936).
- ▶ Winners of the Durham Challenge Cup (1970).
The Brewery Field
Recently upgraded, the ground now boasts a new tunnel, team dugouts and newly upgraded floodlights. The record attendance at the ground was achieved in 2012/2013 when 2670 fans attended the match against Darlington 1883.
The club is currently in the process of redeveloping their clubhouse. To do this £376,000 will need to be raised for the proposed development to start in August 2015 and to be completed at the end of the year. To date around £179,500 has already been raised.
The clubhouse will not only benefit Spennymoor Town Football Club. Other sports clubs in the region who do not have access to such facilities will be able to use the clubhouse for functions and meetings.
The club launched an extensive youth system in 2011 which features twelve teams from Under 7's to Under 18's. The youth teams have a dedicated coach as well as receiving input from first team players.
Spennymoor Town FC have clearly seen the value in using social media to connect with their supporters and run a website,Facebook page and a blog with entries from manager, Jason Ainsley (now into his 9th season with the club), other club staff and players.