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The rise of Binfield FC as told by Rob Jones

From village side to Hellenic League mainstays

The rise of Binfield FC as told by Rob Jones

Episode eight of Berkshire Football Stories charts the rise of Binfield Football Club, from a village side in the now defunct Chiltonian League to Hellenic League Premier Division mainstays.

Rob Jones was running a junior side in the village and helped, along with Bobby Ellis bring his team and Binfield’s senior club together in 2001 which really, is where the story of modern day Binfield Football Club begins.

In the latest podcast, Rob talks about bringing the clubs together, the obstacles he faced and how the club eventually got its floodlights and stand, paving the way for the gradual and continual improvements at the ground since.

Listen to the podcast below, or scroll down to find out how to get the podcast on Apple Podcasts/iTunes, Spotify, Google and more:

A big thank you to podcast co-host Rob Davies for coming in and adding a different voice to proceedings, as well as Ellis Woods at Flair Media who has kindly paid for the podcast hosting.

Coming up on Berkshire Football Stories

Forthcoming episodes include Reading Women striker Lauren Bruton and legendary former Farnborough and Bracknell Town manager Alan Taylor. Get your questions in for Al here.

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Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of Football in Berkshire. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Reach PLC. Former manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.

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