Two Football Leagues & a Cup Competition
Plus Annual 5-a-side Football Tournament.
"Greg Peck Trophy"
One Pool League & Pool Tournament / Cup
Footballl Supporters Clubs has Three Darts Leagues and annual Tournaments.
The Home Counties Quiz League
If your club is interesed in making an appearance email Dominic Moran for more details
APFSCIL - The Association of Provincial Football Supporters' Clubs In London
The Association of Provincial Football Supporters' Clubs In London (usually referred to as APFSCIL) was formed in the mid 1970s and has grown from a handful of supporters' groups to a 38-member body, representing today in the region of 8,000 football supporters. Mirroring both the growth and development of regional branches of supporters' clubs, APFSCIL has emerged as a focal point for those clubs whose home venues are outside London and, in some cases, outside the country altogether. The range of teams represented is impressive, from the Premier League to non-league outfits such as Barrow and Chester and in more recent years including European friends from Shamrock Rovers and AS Roma. Whatever leagues their teams play in, all APFSCIL clubs share a common bond of dislocation and one of the major reasons the organisation was founded was to facilitate travel to matches. With visits to home games often entailing day-long journeys of hundreds of miles, one of APFSCIL’s great successes has been the concessionary fares scheme negotiated with the Train Operating Companies, enabling supporters to travel affordably and in comfort. While the actual mechanics of this have changed with the arrival of the internet, whereby cheap tickets can be obtained on an individual basis, it is still an important part of what the organisation does. Opposing fans travelling amicably together may not generate tabloid headlines, but it is a routine occurrence for most APFSCIL clubs, with good behaviour the norm.
It's not just travel though that brings the fans together, for APFSCIL runs its own Darts, Football and Pool leagues in which member clubs can take part. The annual 5-a-side football tournament enables even the smaller clubs to participate, with most clubs entering sides. Teams play for the 'Greg Peck Trophy' named in honour of the late Greg Peck, one of APFSCIL's founders. Also, in the darts knockout cup, teams who are not in the league can participate, so giving them a taste of what they're in for if they subsequently decide to join the league. The prizes for these various contests are awarded at the respective sports' AGMs except for the darts where the occasion is combined with an individual knockout competition, with a pairs knockout also taking place during the season. Clubs wishing to do so may also participate in the Home Counties Quiz League, though this falls outside the jurisdiction of the organisation.
For the past few years, APFSCIL has offered to arrange a discounted block booking for tickets for the Non-League Finals Day, held at Wembley Stadium. This features the finals of the FA Vase and FA Trophy. In 2018, for the first time, the plan came of together with well over one hundred supporters from a variety of clubs, both league and non-league, enjoyed two excellent matches and the chance to share the afternoon with like-minded fans.
APFSCIL has three grades of membership: Full, Associate and Sports. Associate membership is for organisations or individuals whose ultimate objective is to form a club with the aim of applying for full membership later, while Sports membership covers those teams who wish to participate only in the football league. Member clubs of all three categories must satisfy the Aims of the Association and are entitled to attend general meetings, but only Full member clubs have the right to vote at these meetings.
All this doesn't happen by itself and it is the job of the Administrative Committee, elected annually, to carry out the Resolutions voted upon by the membership. The Association meets monthly in central London, currently The Horseshoe, Clerkenwell Close EC1, on the first Monday of the month, and an AGM takes place with each club sending a representative. Meetings generally discuss current issues in football that affect the membership and guest speakers are occasionally invited to add to the debate.
Each member club has an entry on this site, explaining what they offer and do and there is also a contact number for membership enquiries. Also, several of the clubs are affiliated to the Football Supporters Federation (FSF).
APFSCIL is in regular contact with representatives of the major football administrative bodies and the media, actively representing supporters' interests.
With issues such as the influence of TV companies within football and the increasing expense of supporting a team, APFSCIL has an important role to play and it is hoped it can continue its good work, in conjunction with fellow supporter's groups, to promote the views and interests of real supporters.
For further information, contact the Secretary, Neil Le Milliere (Exeter City) (mail to firstname.lastname@example.org)
7th October at 1930
VENUE: The Horseshoe
24 Clerkenwell Close. EC1R 0AG
Tel: 020 7253 6068
Please note that APFSCIL club reps are free to email in updated entries for their clubs at any time. The entries on this site are the most recent that are available. Please also feel free to send in football supporter club logos for inclusion on this site.
Brighton & Hove Albion
Heart of Midlothian
West Bromwich Albion