Putney Town F.C.
|Full name||Putney Town F.C.|
|Founded||2004 (27th July – official acceptance into league as a new club)|
|Ground||Barn Elms Sports Trust (opposite London Wetlands centre), London Marathon Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 9SA|
|League||Leatherhead & District Sunday Football League, Premier Division|
Putney Town F.C. is an amateur club, affiliated to the Surrey County Football Association. The club are based in Putney and operate one adult team. They train and play their home fixtures at the Barn Elms Sports Trust in Barnes.
The club was founded and became independent in 2004, after the team that most of the players played for was disbanded earlier in the year by Colliers Wood United F.C.. Players John Bedford, John Fisher, Andy Buckley and Paul Holman formed the new club and became the inaugural committee. In naming the club, the founders sought a name to closely relate the club to the geography of most of the players.
After two knee operations John Fisher’s playing career was at an end and it was agreed by all that he would be an excellent choice as the Team Manager. The new club kept its place in the Premier Division of the South Thameside Sunday Football League and have enjoyed success ever since.
As most of the players played for Colliers Wood United F.C. who play in blue/black Inter Milan stripes, the club decided to adopt the red/black stripes of A.C. Milan as the clubs colours. The original second strip colours of Orange were taken from the clubs kit sponsor. In more recent years the club have adopted Blue shirts for the second kit.
Club Badge “Toute la journee”?
It was decided that the club badge should include a motto and player Andrew Wood is credited with the idea to include the popular phrase among the players ‘toute la journee’ previously used for sledging during matches against the opposition. This favourable phrase was coined during a pre-season tournament when the team played French opposition. The phrase translates as ‘all day’ meaning in football terms that the opposition is too easy and ‘we can do this all day’. The club crest was designed by John Bedford and is based on that of West Ham United so the club motto can be easily detailed on the crest. In 2019, it was decided that the club logo be updated, especially since the original design was not of optimal quality for embroidery printing. The new badge design was simplified and based on AFC Bournemouth shape and adopting AC Milan style St. George cross with the clubs colours.