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Brocton F.C. are a football club founded in Brocton, near Stafford and are members of the Midland League Premier Division.

History

Brocton F.C. was founded in 1937 by the owner of a local pub and enjoyed great success over the next four decades in the local Rugeley & District League and Cannock Chase League. Following this they stepped up to the Staffordshire County League (South), where they were Premier Division runners-up in 1985/86.

Following their local success the club stepped up to the Staffordshire Senior League in 1991. In 1994 this league was renamed the Midland League where league success eluded the team but they were able to win a number of cups. In 2003, following a switch to a ground with better facilities, the club applied to join the Midland Combination and were accepted, being placed in the Premier Division, where they play to this day.

Ground - The Coppice Colliery Ground, the club's former home

The club originally played at the Chetwynd Arms Ground in Brocton, but had to move to the Rowley Park Stadium in Stafford to meet the requirements of the Staffordshire Senior League. In 2002 they relocated once again to the Cannock Sports Stadium in Cannock but lost the use of this ground in 2004 due to local council bureaucracy.

In 2006 the club, which was by now groundsharing with Heath Hayes, took over the lease of the derelict Old Police Sports Ground in Stafford and hoped to raise sufficient funds to enable them to commence playing at the ground in the 2007/08 season, but this deadline was not achieved. For the 2008/09 season the club was able to relocate to Stafford. Home games are now played at Silkmore Lane.

Records

Best league performance: 1st in Midland Combination Premier Division, 2013/14

Best FA Cup performance: never entered

Best FA Vase performance: 2nd Qualifying Round, 2006/07, 2007/08

Best Les James Challenge Cup performance:winners 2012/13