Hamble-Le-Rice only has a population of around 4,600 but is the home to two non-league football clubs. The beautiful coastal village is home to both Folland Sports of the Wessex League Division One and Hamble Club who play one step above in the Premier Division.
I was down in the local area visiting family so was able to get along to Folland Sports for an Isuzu FA Vase First Qualifying Round game.
Their Folland Park home must be the only football ground in the United Kingdom (and maybe the world!) which has a monument of an airplane which commemorates the "GNAT T MK 1" which was manufactured on the site by Folland Aircraft in 1960. ARE THEY ANY OTHER GROUNDS WITH SUCH A THING?
The Planemakers were formed in 1938 as "Folland Aircraft" by and for workers from the local airplane factory. They have had several names changes over the years as follows -