Quorn Football Club
is an English football
club based in the village of Quorn
, near Loughborough
, currently playing in the Northern Premier League Division One South
The club was originally founded in 1924 by attendees of the local Wesleyan Chapel and accordingly was named Quorn Methodists F.C.
, changing its name in 1952. In 1937 the club joined the Leicestershire Senior League
. Immediately after World War II they played in the Central Division, and then from 1948 in Division 2 after a league re-organisation. Quorn won this division in 1950 and then followed up by winning the first division the following season.
Over the next fifty years the club moved up and down between the divisions on four separate occasions, finally cementing their place in the renamed Premier Division
in the late 1990s, before claiming the league title, and with it promotion to the Midland Alliance in 2001.
In 2003 the club was the only one at its level to sell a player to a Football League
team, when Luke Varney
moved to Crewe Alexandra
for £50,000. Dion Dublin
also once played for the club. In 1998 Newcastle United
trained at the club's ground whilst staying in the area. Management asked if Alan Shearer
would be willing to be photographed wearing Quorn's number 9 shirt, which he was, but unfortunately the shirt itself was unavailable as it was at the launderette at the time.
In the 2006–07 season they finished 3rd in the Midland Alliance and, due to the... Read More