WHO ARE YA! Rushall Olympic FC profile
This Saturday sees Rushall Olympic visit Garden Walk in what will be our penultimate home game of the regular 2019/20 season. In our latest ‘Who Are Ya!’ profile we take a closer look at the ‘Pics history…
- The earliest reference to Rushall Olympic Football Club dates from the 1893-94 but this original club disbanded prior to the Second World War
- The current incarnation of the club was reformed in 1951
- Their original HQ was actually in a local fish & chip shop!
- In 1994, following a number of years in local regional leagues, the ‘Pics’ became founder members of the new Midland Football Alliance.
- After finishing in second place in both 2000–01 and 2002–03, the Pics finally claimed the league title in 2004–05, and with it promotion to the Southern League Division One West.
- They were transferred to the Southern League Division One Midlands for the 2006–07 season, where they stayed for two years.
- Following the restructuring of the Northern Premier League Division One, they were transferred to the NPL Division One South for the 2008–09 season.
- In the 2010–11 season, a 2–0 victory over Grantham Town in the play-off final saw Rushall Olympic reach the Northern Premier League Premier Division. This was the first time the club had ever reached the seventh level of the English football league system.
- Season 2011-12 saw Rushall equal their best ever performance in the FA Cup by reaching the fourth qualifying round, where they were knocked out by Stourbridge.
- In 2012–13, the Pics made their debut in the first round proper of the FA Trophy but lost out to eventual Trophy winners Wrexham.
- In 2013–14, Rushall Olympic again reached the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup but lost out to Grimsby Town.