First team celebrating a milestone promotion to league's top division
Published on: 29 Jun 2015
Filton Athletic will be starting next season in the Bristol Suburban League’s top division for what is believed to be the first time in two decades.
The team have been promoted to the league’s Premier Division 1 despite having only spent one season in Premier Division 2, in which they finished second.
Patricia Burge, secretary of the football club, which was founded in 1956, believes that this is the first time in 20 years that Filton Athletic has been in Premier 1.
Filton’s Reserves finished in fourth position in Division 4.
Patricia said: “Nathan Burge has been the First Team’s manager for a few years now, when they were in Division 2, so as you can see a lot of hard work from him and all the players have gone into this wonderful promotion. The Reserves have struggled over the last couple of seasons, but must still be congratulated. [There was] a lot of hard work from their manager Mark Jones and his team. A big congratulations to all the players.”
The Filton Athletic team train during the summer at their home pitch at Elm Park, and during the winter at Orchard School Bristol.