Floods Hit Town's Football Club's Finances
14th January 2014
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Henley Town Football Club’s finances have been severely hit by the recent heavy rains and floods in the Mill Lane area of Henley-on-Thames which have almost cut the club off. The Clubhouse bar is a major source of income and the club has been unable to use it for almost a month and without this income the club has been unable to pay its bills.

Henley Town Football Club is the oldest football club in Oxfordshire and was formed in 1871 during the golden era when many of today’s leading Premier Division and Championship clubs were founded.

Today many of these clubs are massive organisation’s backed by billionaires but unlike their wealthy counterparts Henley Town Football Club is still an Amateur Club run by volunteers and exists almost entirely on income from the clubhouse bar, sponsorship and fund raising by members. If it wasn’t for the generous sponsorship and donations from local Companies and Individuals the club would have folded ages ago.

Non League football doesn’t attract large crowds but whatever the attendance the cost of running the Club remains the same. Apart from the cost of Rates, Electricity etc to run the clubhouse it costs over £200 to put on a Hellenic League home fixture so unless we can get a local Company or Individual to sponsor a match every game is run at a loss.

If you or your company would like to help the Town’s Football Club by making a donation, sponsoring a match, taking a perimeter advertising board or an advert in the match programme Please contact the Vice-Chairman Kim Chapman at 210 Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 1ES or phone 07515892909.


Join the ‘Friends of Henley Town FC Bonus Ball Lottery’

Another way of helping the Football Club is to join the ‘Friends of Henley Town FC Bonus Ball Lottery’ for just £10 a month with a £25 prize every week

For an application form and standing order please email:   kingstontony6@gmail.com   or phone 07712139592




Henley Town Football & Social Club who have been hit been hit hard by the recent heavy rains and flooding in the Mill Lane area are holding the following Fund Raising Events in the Triangle Suite, Mill Lane, Henley-on-Thames.

A QUIZ NIGHT will be held on Saturday 1st February starting at 7-30pm. Entry fee is £3.00 per person with quiz teams of up to four people. Pay at the door on the night.

A RACE NITE on Saturday 1st March 2014.The Tote will open for Bets at 7-30pm and the First Race will start 7-45pm. Tickets for the Racing are £3.00 and are available from the Clubhouse or Phone Kim Chapman on 07515892909 or Cyril Fairchild on 07982891619 or you can pay £3.50 entry at the door.

The Bar will be open until late so bring your friends along to the Clubhouse for an enjoyable evening and Support your Club.

About the Author

Gill and Phil C

Member since: 9th July 2012

Hi, We are Phil and Gill Chappell. We own the Best of Henley-on-Thames. We live in Henley so would love to hear your views and opinions about all things Henley.

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