Almondsbury is a football club which is based out of Almondsbury which is located in England near Bristol. They have their affiliations with the Gloucestershire County FA, and are currently a part of the Western League Division One and hold their home games at The Field.
The club was set up in 1969 but didn’t have the same name back then. It was earlier called Patchway North End. They were originally based out of Patchway. A couple of years later, in 1971, they changed their name to the Patchway Old Boys. It was only 18 years later that the team decided to move to Almondsbury when they also decided to change their name to the Almondsbury Football Club. Back then, they were a part of the Bristol and Suburban League until they were finally able to win the league in the 2000-01 season and earned themselves a promotion into the Gloucestershire County League.
Then in the 2003-04 season, Almondsbury was able to win the Gloucestershire County League title and got themselves a much-needed promotion into the first division of the Western League. They then teamed up with the University of the West of England and changed their name to Almondsbury UWE back in 2009. In the 2016-17 season, they finished right at the bottom of the Division One table, but were saved from relegation. Last summer, the club decided to get rid of the UWE from its name.
There are many such football clubs in England which play every weekend in the hopes of making it into the big leagues. Some only look at this as a fun to pass time on the weekends while others take it very seriously. But, when you make it as big as Almondsbury have, you have no choice but to take the sport seriously.