Mytchett Athletic Football Club was established in 1971 and was a founder member of the Farnborough Boys League, now known and respected as the North East Hants Youth League.
When the club was formed it had two teams and true to the club motto “Progress” now boasts junior and youth teams from under 7s to under 18s, plus younger players at under 5s and 6s in our Mini Kickers, and open age adults and the occasional veterans teams for over 35s.
The main aim of the club is to provide football to children of all ages and abilities, in a safe and friendly environment.
The club colours are yellow and black. The club rents pitches from local councils and providers, with venues at Bellew Road (Deepcut), The Mytchett Centre, Frimley Green Recreation ground and Frimley Lodge and at Harpers Road in Ash.
Each year teams hold their own presentation evening, sometimes combining other age groups. Trophies are presented for various achievements which are proudly received by both boys and girls alike.
During the clubs existence some players have progressed into professional football, albeit with clubs in the lower leagues. One player, Kevin Betsy, made it to the Premiership when Kevin Keegan signed him for Fulham in 1998. Tim Sills also played for Mytchett Athletic and became the first ever Mytchett player to represent England when he was called up to play for the England C team against the Belgium U23 side in February 2003.
The club is managed by an executive committee which includes the main officers plus assistants. The club holds a monthly coaching forum where the coaches and assistants from across the age groups meet to discuss footballing matters.
Throughout the existence of the club we have won numerous awards and titles at various age groups. Mytchett Athletic were proud winners of the Hampshire County Cup in 1988 (Under 10s) and in 1991 (Under 12s).
The club’s greatest recent achievement on the pitch was winning the North East Hants Youth League Fair Play Award in 2011/12 season, which is a reflection of the way our coaches, players and parents conduct themselves on match days.