Deal Town F.C.
is a football
club based in Deal
. They were established in 1908 and won the FA Vase
in 2000. They are currently members of the Kent League
The club was formed in 1908 as Deal Cinque Ports FC
, changing its name 12 years later to Deal Town. The first leagues the club played in were the Thanet League and the East Kent League and later they became members of the Kent League (not the same league as exists today). After this incarnation of the Kent League folded in 1959, Deal became founder members of the Aetolian League...
In 1963 Town were elected into the Southern League but struggled and eventually dropped down to the Greater London League before joining the present incarnation of the Kent League during the 1970s. They were champions in 2000 but were not promoted to a higher league. The same season saw their greatest achievement as they reached the FA Vase final at Wembley Stadium and beat Chippenham Town to lift the trophy, the first club from Kent to do so.
Traditionally known as The Charles Ground, the stadium has now been re-named as part of a sponsorship deal. Facilities include a stand with seating for 150, hard standing around the full pitch perimeter, a bar and snack bar.
- Kent League (current version)
- Kent League (earlier version)
- FA Vase
- Kent League Cup
- Winners 1957/58, 1981/82, 1998/99
- Kent Senior Trophy
- Greater London League Cup
- Best league performance: 19th in Southern League Division One, 1964/65
- Best FA Cup performance: 3rd qualifying round, 1964/65, 1982/83, 1992/93, 1997/98
- Best FA Trophy performance: 3rd qualifying round, 1970/71
- Best FA Vase performance: Winners 1999/2000
Notable former players
Notable former managers