Swindon Supermarine F.C.
are a football club based in Swindon
. Currently they are members of the Southern League
Premier Division. Their ground is floodlit and is situated close to the Honda
Plant in Swindon
The club was established in 1992 as a merger between two local clubs, Supermarine F.C.
and Swindon Athletic F.C.
, both of which were struggling financially, taking the latter club's place in the Hellenic League
Premier Division. In 1997–98 the new club won the Hellenic League championship but were not promoted due to ground requirements. The championship was won for the second time in 2000–01 and this time they were accepted into the Southern League
. After four years of struggle at the foot of the table, not helped by a rapid succession of managerial changes, they qualified for the play-offs in 2005–06 but lost to Hemel Hempstead Town
in the semi-finals. In 2006–07 they again reached the promotion play-offs, where this time they were successful after beating Burnham
in the semi-final and Taunton Town
in the final. This earned them a place in the Southern League Premier Division
At the end of the 2009–10
season, the club announced that it was facing a financial shortfall of £50,000, which would affect its immediate position in the Southern League.
A supporters consortium saved the club through various commitments and a sponsorship drive and they continue in the Southern League Premier Division in the... Read More