Saffron Walden Town FC Past and Present
Saffron Walden Town FC was first established in 1872 and as such is the oldest club in Essex still in existence and the 19th oldest club in the world. After mixed fortunes throughout the first half of the twentieth century, Saffron Walden Town FC or ‘The Bloods’ became one of the founder members of The Essex Senior League. As champions they moved into the Eastern Counties League in 1974-75 season. After major setbacks during the 1980s it took the return of Stuart Wardley from Bishops Stortford FC in 1998 to turn things around. That season they came third in the league and won the Harry Fisher Trophy and Uttlesford Charity Cup.
Following a decision to withdraw from the Eastern Counties League for financial reasons, youth activities became central to the future of the Football Club. Every Saturday sees regular Soccer School coaching for around 150 children with around a dozen youth SWT Youth teams playing League football aged from Under 9s through to Under 16s. Senior level football returned to Saffron Walden as the Football team returned to the Eastern Counties League in 2012-2013. Despite limited success, the 2015-2016 season saw the Bloods being the best supported club in the TN Premier Division, Reserves League and Youth League.
Recent news and updates
SWTFC U18's V Lakenheath U18's: Thursday 10 September
SWTFC's U18's are back in league action at The Meadow this Thursday 10th September against Lakenheath u18's with our first HOME league game!
Saturday 12 September: WGC V SWTFC
Next round of the FA Cup takes place away next Saturday 12 September with a kick off of 3pm. SWTFC will face Welwyn Garden City in this preliminary round of the FA Cup.
Risk Assessment for Saffron Walden Town FC
COVID-19 risk assessment: https://www.pitchero.com/admin/club/64529/site-content/documents
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Keep updated on changes to scheduling
In light of current events some of Saffron Walden Town FC's games have been postponed. Stay up-to-date on all scheduling changes via the club's social media and website.
SWTFC V Redbridge: Match Report
Redbridge suffered a 6-2 defeat at table toppers Saffron Walden Town. Both sides were back in action after the entire ESL fixture programme was cancelled at the weekend after further wet weather caused havoc.
SWTFC V Tower Hamlets: Match Report
Bloods Scrape by Tower Hamlets After Dramatic Last-Minute Winner from Gavin Cockman. After a saved penalty and an injury-time goal at a packed Catons Lane this weekend, Walden were incredibly lucky to edge out Tower Hamlets F.C. 1-0 in a high-tempo game.