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Hamble History

Hamble ASSC Football Club started its inaugural season in 1938 as Folland Aircraft FC and had a flurry of successes during the war years when players from Pompey and Saints worked in the factory, winning the Hampshire Senior Cup in 1941. 1942 proved to be an exceptional year, winning the Hampshire League, Hampshire Senior Cup and the Russell Cotes Cup.

Subsequently, and up to the seventies, the club were known as Folland Sports FC and experienced mixed fortunes, drifting between County and local football, collecting along the way minor trophy’s on the odd occasion. In 1979/80 fortunes again began to smile on the club as the Hampshire League Division Four Title and Hampshire Intermediate Cup double was achieved. The following season the club won the Hampshire League Division Three Title and the years that followed consolidation in the second division was the club’s main priority. With steady progress more honours were achieved in 1984/5 when the Southampton Senior Cup was won in a thrilling final, defeating Awbridge, and played at the Dell. The same season saw the reserves winning the Southampton Premier Division Title, which meant that the first team played the reserves in The Reg Mathieson Cup, won narrowly by its senior side. In 1986/7 the Southampton Senior Cup win was repeated also played at the Dell, defeating Sholing Sports FC. The Reg Mathieson Cup win was also repeated and promotion to Hampshire League Division one with a creditable third place finish that season was the icing on the cake. The club, however, leap-frogged division one by successfully applying to join the Wessex League. During the summer of 1987, with a generous donation by the Sports and Social Club and a lot of hard work by the club committee and players alike, floodlights and a pitch barrier were installed. This enabled the club to meet the higher standards required by the Wessex League. In 1991/92 the club went through another metamorphosis re-naming itself Aerostructures S&SC and the team reached the semi-final of the Wessex League Cup, finishing in 9th place in the league, which remains the highest finish to date. The Reserves too were credited with success with a win over Braishfield in the final of the Southampton Senior Cup, once again played at the Dell. In 1997/98 season the first and last major honour as Aerostructures S&SC was the win over Bemerton Heath Harlequins in the Jewson Wessex League Cup by 2 goals to 1.

The club was re-named again as Hamble ASSC FC for the 1998/99 season, which it has remained since. The club under this name has not won any honours yet. Mid-table finishes have been the best acheivment to date. Dressing room improvements in 2004 saw FA Cup and Vase competitions entered into for the first time in over ten years.