28 May 2022

If you enjoy a good game of football and live in the Wiltshire area, then you’re in for a treat!

By ruiiid5

Have you recently moved to the beautiful county of Wiltshire, if so and you enjoy a good game of football then these well-respected clubs could be your new stomping ground? Probably the most established and well-known professional football club in the Wiltshire area is Swindon Town, nicknamed The Robins because they play in a bright red strip. Their home turf, since 1896, is known as The County Ground and holds up to 15,728 fans. Swindon Town Football Club’s heyday and most successful year was 1993-1994, when they competed in the Premier League under manager Joe Gorman. Unfortunately, this success only lasted one season, though the extra revenue brought in by the thousands of adoring fans that year meant they would have probably needed advice from great Accountants Swindon .

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If you prefer a more intimate venue to enjoy your football, then Chippenham Town could be the right fit for you, nicknamed The Bluebirds because their home strip is a beautiful, bright blue, their motto is “Pride & Passion”.  Founded in 1872 their home ground is at Hardenhuish Park and only holds about 3,000 fans, 300 of which can be seated. They currently compete in the National League South, are seventh out of twenty-one teams and are managed by Gary Horgan.  They have enjoyed some success and in the season between 2000-01 they were promoted to Division one West.  At the end of that year, they were promoted again to the Southern league Premier Division. In 2016-17 with a record 103 points, they won the Southern Premier League and received yet another promotion, this time to the National League South.

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Another football team to consider supporting if you live in the Wiltshire area is the Salisbury club, nicknamed The Whites, they entertain their hordes of fans at the Raymond McEnhill Stadium. Having the capacity to hold 5,000 with 500 allocated seats they are a considerably larger club than their Chippenham neighbours. Originally known as Salisbury City Football Club they had to be renamed in 2014 after being liquidated and now achieve more regular success under the management of Steve Claridge. With reputable England International players having been in their squad such as Marcus Beauchamp, Charlie Kennedy, Josh Sommerton and Jack Ball they are certainly a team to be reckoned with.  Whichever football team you decide to follow, enjoy the game, and support your new club.