Club app icon

Pitchero Club

The best way to keep up to date with Kew and Ham Sports Association

View

Member Clubs

Kew has 2 Adult Saturday Teams,1 Veterans Side, 1 Adult Sunday side, runs a youth training session on Saturday mornings for 4-5 year olds, and has 23 youth teams playing on a Sunday.

The club was formed in 1906 by bible class teacher Ken Leatherdale, later to be the club's first President. Initially, players were drawn from the bible class of St Anne's Church on Kew Green and they played only friendly matches. Under the title of St Anne's Kew, their games were played at an area known as 87 Acres. The association with St Anne’s is marked by the representation of the church’s tower on the right hand upper section of the club badge.

In 1911 the club changed its name to Kew Association FC, two years after entering the Middlesex County Amateur League. This was three years before the split between the old Amateurs and the new Professionals (The Football Association).

Kew Association always played on rented grounds and it was not until 1996 they were able to conclude an agreement with London Borough of Richmond to have their own ground at Ham. A bungalow on site became the clubhouse bar and changing rooms, but in 2005 it was destroyed by fire. The club continued on, operating out of containers on site and with the hospitality of the local Royal Oak pub, while plans were immediately put into effect to build a replacement. With fundraising and a substantial grant from the Football Foundation, the new clubhouse was built and opened in 2008. The former Sports Minister, Kate Hoey, MP, headed a list of dignitaries at the official opening on 27th September 2008. The following season, upgrading work was carried out on two of our three pitches, installing drainage and irrigation. And the phoenix that arose from the ashes of the old clubhouse was the creation of a youth section, after 100 years of operating as an adults only club. Now larger than the Adults section.

Kew Association has always encouraged involvement and has always discouraged the notion that you have only to turn up, play the match and go home. Members are encouraged to belong to the club and to socialise with opposition and officials, to maintain the highest standards of behaviour on and off the field of play, all of which is part of the ideals fostered by the Amateur Football Alliance.

Membership is open to anybody provided they pay their annual membership and abide by the discipline requirements.

Where next?

Overview We work in partnership with Kew Association Football Club and Richmond Baseball club to deliver spo

Affiliations

Club sponsors