Published: 01/10/2019 By Allan Fuller
Fulham St Andrew's
The Club was born when a school teacher and churchwarden formed a team for local boys at Fulham St Andrew’s Church in 1879. Although cricket initially took the priority, seven years later, the team won their first silverware, the West London Amateur Cup, beating St Matthew's 2-1 in the Final.
New name, new home
In outgrowing its origins the Club's title was shortened to Fulham Football Club in January 1889, meaning the original nickname of the Saints had to be dropped.
As results improved and progress was made, we also found ourselves a new home – moving from park pitches, pub changing rooms and a ground-share with Wasps Rugby Club to a seven-acre site located on the north bank of the Thames.
In 1896, after two years of development, the Club finally took residence in their new home – one that would not only match our ambitions but also offer a more secure foundation to move forward.
Fulham won their first home game too, beating Minerva 4-0 in the Middlesex Senior Cup, and very quickly the symbolic relationship between Club and ground was forged. To this day, few clubs can claim to be more synonymous with its home.
Onward and upward.
Congratulations to Morgan Armstrong on this months QUIZ - Your bottle of Champagne will be waiting for your collection!!