Who are ya! Thame United FC profile
With the Crows returning to Buildbase FA Trophy action this weekend we take an opportunity to profile the latest visitors to Garden Walk, Thame United FC:
- Thame United were formed in 1883 and up until 1959 they plied their trade in the local Oxfordshire leagues before stepping up into the Hellenic League.
- They were crowned Hellenic League champions in 1961-62 and again in the 1969-70 season.
- In 1988 they switched to the South Midlands League and claimed the title in 1990–91 and were promoted to the Isthmian League Division 3 and reached Division 1 in 1995. They went on to reach the FA Vase semi-final in 1999.
- 2005 saw the club suffer severe financial difficulties and they were evicted from their Windmill Road ground. They completed the season playing their home fixtures at near neighbours Aylesbury United’s ground and were relegated back to the Hellenic League.
- A subsequent ground-share arrangement with AFC Wallingford followed before Thame United were finally able to return home to Thame itself in the 2010-11 season.
- Their new purpose built ASM Stadium at Meadow View Park in Thame was officially opened in a match against Oxford United.
- Just a couple of years ago in season 2016-17 Thame United went the whole league campaign without losing at home and were crowned Hellenic League Premier Division Champions on the final day of the season, defeating Henley Town 9-0 and over-turning a seven-goal deficit in the process.
- Promotion to the Evo-Stik Southern Football League followed and their first season back saw them claim a solid mid-table finish and a lengthy run in the FA Trophy.
- They are currently managed by former Wycombe Wanderers striker Mark West.