About Robins FC

Robins Football Club is a youth football club, founded in May 1991 by three friends who wanted to provide good football and training to local players: Paul Wainwright (Chairman), Teresa Trueman (Club Secretary) and Terry Trueman (Vice Chairman).

Teresa and Club Chairman Paul Wainwright at the Wiltshire FA Headquarters

The club's one team entered at under 12 in the Swindon & District Football League - Season 1991-92. That team in its first season won the league cup and finished joint top of the league and won a play-off to become League Champions. This same team then went on to win the Swindon & District League and Cup at under 13, 14 and 15. Other Honours won by this team include:

  • The Oxford Beeline Boys League & Cup - The Wiltshire Cup (U15)
  • The London International Tournament (U12 & U14)
  • as well as many summer 6-a-side tournaments.

    Club Secretary Teresa receiving the club's Chartered Standard award from Mike Benson, General Secretary of The Wilshire Football Association

    For the 1992-93 Season - Robins Football Club formed an Under 10 and Under 11 team and entered the "Vale District Boys League". The Under 10 team had a tremendous first season winning "The Treble" at 11 a side. "The League"; "The League Cup" and "The Goodall Cup" as well as the Vale District Boys League's indoor 5 a side tournament.

    Since the introduction of "Mini Soccer", Robins Football Club teams start at under 6 through to under 10. The under 6 age group train weekly and are prepared for league football when they reach under 7 age group the following season. The under 7 to under 10 teams play small sided league football. From under 11 upwards all teams play either 9 or 11 a side league and cup football.

    In July of 1996, Robins Football Club held its first 6 a side tournament. Clubs from all over the country entered this annual event which became one of the top tournaments in the West Country. Due to spiralling costs with venues and insurances, it became unviable for this tournament to continue. A record of all Tournament Winners can be found here

    Robins Football Club at present start all their teams in the North Wilts & District Youth & Minors Football League

    Robins Football Club have also played in the following leagues:

  • Mid Wilts League
  • Cirencester & District League, Beeline Oxford Boys League
  • Elsevier Oxfordshire Inter Counties Youth League.
  • The club also entered an adult team in the Swindon & District Football League under our other affiliated name, Swindon Robins FC.
  • Many of our past players have attended Football Schools and Academies of Excellence at Swindon Town; Bristol City; Southampton FC; Chelsea FC and the former National Training Centre at Lilleshall.