Thursday, 20 June 2013


The Norsemen Football Club can trace it's history back over 100 years to 1895 when some of the players at the Orion Gymnasium Football Club of Clapton were dissatisfied with the poor arrangements at the club made the big decision to form their own club.

Originally named Northmen Football Club as most members lived in and around the Clapton area of North London it was quickly changed to Norsemen FC with the first pitch being behind the Cross Keys Public House in Edmonton Green. The pub was used as a changing room!

The 28th September 1895 saw the Norsemen play their first game against The Druids of Neasden which was won 2-1.

Norsemen moved to their current home sharing with Edmonton Cricket Club at the junction of the Great Cambridge Road and Church Street in 1896. The first XI's pitch is practically in the same position to this day.

Nowadays the club has numerous adult sides in the Southern Amateur League along with a thriving youth section.

Last season the club's first team finished seventh of eleven teams in the Southern Amateur League Senior Division Two playing games against Polytechnic, Alexandra Park, Crouch End Vampires, BB Eagles, Old Actonians Association, Merton, Old Finchleians, Carshalton, HSBC and Old Esthameians.

Links -
Southern Amateur League
Norsemen FC
@Norsefc on Twitter

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