Saturday, January 15, 2011

Club focus -- Thetford Town


Thetford Town are known as the Brecklanders, wear claret and blue and were formed in 1883. Their ground is called Mundford Roadand they have played there since 1905. Up until World War 1 they played in the Norwich and District League. After the War they played in both the Norfolk and Suffolk league due to a geographic anomaly that meant that the town was in both counties (no I don't get how that works either!) Anyway, this meant that Thetford were able to win the Norfolk Senior Cup in 1948 and were Suffolk League Champions in 1955.

Unfortunately they weren't able to defend the Suffolk Championship, as the county boundaries changed and Thetford was firmly in Norfolk after the change. It took them time to settle in the Norfolk League and they didn't really make a mark until they finished 2nd in the League in 1982. In 1990 they were runners up in the Eastern Counties League Premier and in 1991 they won the Norfolk Senior Cup again, although they might be on the way to win the cup again as they have a semi final to look forward to in a few weeks.

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