Pitchero Non League Newsletter
Login:   Help
Breaking News:
Bordman Makes Short Switch to Albion - Ossett Albion have announced the signing of Rob Bordman from Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division North.... ... Lambs Bring in Wilkins - Vanarama Conference North club Tamworth have signed 23-year-old midfielder Sean Wilkins on non-contract forms.... Good and Bad News for Canaries - Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division club Hitchin Town have signed Harry O'Malley from Southern Division One.... ... Rangers Borrow Vale Youngster - Youngster Nathan Smith has joined Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division South club Stafford Rangers on loan....... Several New Eagles - Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central club Bedfod Town have announced several signings over the past day or so. ... Garnham Coup for AFC Sudbury - Ryman League Division One North club AFC Sudbury have announced the signing of goalkeeper Marcus Garnham from........ Reed Promotes Miller - Brandon Miller has made the step up from the reserve and under-19 squad to sign Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division...... Ins and Outs at Tilbury - Over recent days, Ryman League Division One North club Tilbury has seen some comings and goings. ... Experiended Pair For SYCOB - Andy Hurley, manager of Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central club Beaconsfield SYCOB, has signed.... ... Ball Leaves Leiston for U`s Role - Manager Steve Ball is leaving Ryman League Premier Division club Leiston to take a full-time coaching role with Sky Bet....... Dean Makes Short Loan Move - Central midfielder Luke Dean has made the very short switch from Vanarama Conference North club Harrogate Town to....... League Rivals Face Replay - It will still be Vanarama Conference rivals Macclesfield Town and Wrexham in the bag for the FA Cup First Round.... proper....... Latest Moves..... - More movers around the non-League Pyramid in October.... Jolley Stays Longer at Forest Green - Vanarama Conference club Forest Green Rovers and Sky Bet League Two outfit Newport County have agreed for..... ... McIntosh Makes Second Signing - Martin McIntosh, manager of Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division club Buxton, has brought in two players....... City Bring in Keeper Cover - Carl Heeley, manager of Vanarama Conference North club Worcester City, has brought in Chris Gemmell and Daniel Keir........ Bromley Pick Up Ex-Hammer - Vanarama Conference South club Bromley have signed former West Ham United defender Callum McNaughton from.... ... Dophins Borrow Pompey Winger - Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division club Poole Town have boosted their squad ahead of tomorrow’s trip to.... ... Four Switch From Dynamo to Ravens - New manager Tommy Brookbanks has signed his first players for Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division South club Coalville Town. ... Shots Boy Signs First Pro Contract - Vanarama Conference club Aldershot Town`s Academy midfielder Jay Welch has signed his first professional contract....

Latest Toolstation Western Football League News

			        
Toolstation Western Football League

Cribbs Who?

Two factors contributed to Cribbs Friends Life hosting the only Toolstation Western League match on Saturday, one is the....

0 Comments

Published 26th November 2012

Cribbs Who?
Friends Life Sports Ground

....location of the pitch which allows drainage that most clubs can only dream of, but the biggest factor is the tireless efforts of the groundsman keeping the playing surface in tip top condition.

On the day, however, visitors Warminster Town may have preferred to have joined the other teams who were forced to take a day off!

The home side coasted to a 7-1 win to take them into fifth place in Division One. But who are Cribbs Friends Life?

They were founded in London in 1958 as 'Sun Life Assurance'. The Bristol team was established in 1976 when Sun Life first relocated to Bristol. Initially, the club ran two teams, participating in the Bristol & Avon League, playing at Dundridge Farm. However, when the Cribbs Causeway ground was opened in 1978, the first-team were promoted straight to the Avon Premier Combination League where they stayed for twenty years until they eventually won promotion to the County League in 1999/00.

The club changed from AXA FC to its new name of Cribbs Friends Life ready for the 2011/12 season.

Today the club runs four Saturday sides, spread across the Western League, Bristol Premier Combination League and the Bristol & District League, one Sunday side in the Bristol Regional League, a Veterans side and an under-18 team.

All Cribbs Friends Life teams play at their Cribbs Causeway base – Friends Life Sports Ground.

Four top quality football pitches are accompanied by excellent floodlit Astroturf training facilities and the main pitch is widely regarded as one of the best playing surfaces in the West Country.

[Source: SW]