Merton Football Club was founded in 1910 and is the oldest amateur football club in the borough.
Currently we have seven adult men’s teams which play on Saturday afternoons in the Southern Amateur League which is London’s top amateur league. There is a veteran’s team that plays a few games in a season. We also have a thriving and expanding youth section playing in the Surrey Youth League with six teams ranging from U9s to U16s. Our aim is to expand this section so that we have youth sides for all these age groups from U8 to U16. The youth section plays its games on Sunday mornings.
All our home matches are played at our home ground, Joseph Hood Recreation Ground, Martin Way, Raynes Park, SW20 9BU. Here we have changing rooms and a vibrant bar which is open after Saturday football and most Sunday mornings for refreshments.
The club has high standards of governance, and both the adult and youth sections have achieved the prestigious Football Association Charter Standard. Each youth team has an FA qualified coach as manager and all our voluntary staff have to be trained in child protection and emergency aid, and are CRB checked.
We have organised training sessions for all our teams on a Wednesday. We have social functions in our clubhouse throughout the year, including quizzes, barbecues and music evenings.
It is our ambition to provide well-administered competitive football for all ages and abilities in a caring, socially-supportive environment. We welcome families at the club and we are always keen to recruit new players of all ages and abilities.