Thursday, 5 August 2010

Retford United FC (England)

Retford United, known as The Badgers to their friends, come from the Nottinghamshire town of the same name - some 31 miles outside of Nottingham. Formed relatively recently in 1987, theirs has been a short but eventful footballing career.

They started their footballing odyssey small, beginning their journey in the relatively junior local Gainsborough League, they spent a brief spell in the Nottingham Alliance before joining the Central Midlands League in 2001. Three years later they stepped up to the Northern Counties East League. They gained promotion to the NCEL Premier Division in 2006, which they won at the first attempt, going up a notch to the Northern Premier League Division One South, that they promptly won twice before gaining promotion to the NPL Premier Division - the seventh level of English football.

In total this journey has seen them win a total of six titles - all of them in the last nine years. Quite an achievement at any level. They play at the 2000 capacity Cannon Park, where they moved in the year 2000.

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