WINSHAM FOOTBALL CLUB.
The club was founded in 1895 and, over the years, has played against other villages and some town teams.
In the early days matches were played in a field opposite Davies Close. Keen youngsters were able to learn from watching the teams playing and retrieving the balls whenever they ran off down the slope.
Players returning to Winsham after serving in the forces during the Second World War brought new skills with them. They had played with professional footballers and had experienced the disciplined way of approaching the sport - no alcohol before matches for example.
In a village this size football was very much a tradition with some families and there was always plenty of support from relations and former players. The ladies played their part by looking after the kit - even washing the laces.
In 1950-1 Winsham F.C. won the Axminster Hospital Cup and Perry Street Charity Cup.
Today Winsham Football Club has two teams. The first team plays in Division Two of the Perry Street League and are currently in 8th position. The reserve team plays in Division Four of the same league and are currently in 6th place, a better position than the last two seasons. Both teams consist of local players from Winsham and players from Chard and surrounding villages.
Recently we have set up a Youth Team for 5 - 15 year olds running on a Monday night.
Simon Douglass (Capt.)
First Team - 1999 - 2000 Season
Front row (left to right):Royston Loveridge,Julian
Shears,Richard Frecknall,Kevin Barrett,Martin Allen
Back Row(left to right):George Hamill(Manager),Darren
Partridge,Rob Long,James Brown,Dean Salter,Craig salter and Gary
Reserve Team - 1999 - 2000 Season
Front Row: Ben Stone, Shane Partridge, Simon Douglass, Daniel Beckham, Brian Partridge
Back Row: Paul Retchford, Dominic Douglass, Craig Parris, Luke Brown, Steve Smith, Nick Long.