Foley Meir F.C History
Foley Football Club was founded in 1947 by a group of friends and ex-servicemen from the Foley district of East Fenton, Stoke - on - Trent.
Everbody interested in forming the football club had a collection and a replica of Arsenal's strip was purchased from the late Les Evans who had a shop in King Street, Longton. Les also donated two lace up "case balls" at the time to help the club along it's way. Les was well known through out the country in sporting circles and was a tremendous friend and benefactor to Foley Football Club who later became president of the club. His death in 1999 was a great loss not only to his family and Foley FC, but to sport in general.
Originally, the club was based in premises adjoining the Foley Arms pub in Fenton and players would use facillities at the Ebineezer Chapel in Carron Street , Fenton to change in prior to games at our first ground at "The Open Holes", Goldenhill Road, Fenton.
As you can see in the honours section of this web site, steady progress has been made since the early days of Longton League's Division 2 back in 1947.
Foley Football Club moved to their present ground in Whitcombe Road, Meir, Stoke-on-Trent in 1982 thanks to first class management from the hard working committee members who have served the club over the years. Since 1982, Foley Football Club have spent in the region of £80,000.00 of it's own hard earned funds in bringing what was essentially a sloping field up to the standard of ground it is today.
In November 2001, we opened our prestigious purpose built permanent changing and hospitality facilities. The project was assisted by the Football Association's Football Foundation Grant Aid Scheme with a grant of six thousand pounds.
In February 2004, the club was proud to receive Football Association Charter Status.
The coming season see's two mini soccer teams, two junior teams an U18s team and the Foley 1sts all playing under the name of Foley Football Club playing in the following leagues:
Staffordshire County Senior Leauge, Division one
Staffordshire County Minor League Premier Division
Potteries Junior Youth League
Potteries Mini Soccer league.
We are keen to keep improving the football club and its facilities and this year have an fundraising drive to enable us to provide a training area suitable for all teams to train all year round.
Keep you eye on the notice boards for upcoming fundraising events.