Royal Wootton Bassett Town Football Club is an FA Charter Standard Community Club, with more than twenty teams ranging from Under 7s through to Veterans.

Situated in the small market town six miles south-west of Swindon, the club was established in November 1882, making it one of the oldest in Wiltshire. Key historical statistics are listed on this page, while full details of the club's rich and varied history are available in the dedicated section of our website.

A member of the Royal Wootton Bassett Sports Association (RWBSA), the club is based at the Gerard Buxton Sports Ground - a state-of-the-art facility opened in 2015 - and operates:

  • Senior men's teams competing in the Hellenic League Premier Division, FA Cup, FA Vase, Wiltshire County League and Wiltshire County Floodlit League;
  • A senior women's side competing in the South West Regional Women's Football League Premier Division and FA Women's Cup; and
  • Youth teams in the North Wilts Youth League

Bassett boast international links through its youth section too, and each spring a select squad of 45 players are invited to represent the club on tour to Holland.

In addition to these teams, the club runs award-winning Community Football schemes. Free Saturday Skills Sessions are run for boys and girls of all abilities aged 4 to 13, alongside SSE Wildcats Girls' Football Centre sessions for 5 to 11-year-old girls. In partnership with Advanced Sports Coaching Ltd, the club's Soccer Skills Academy offers regular Monday night training sessions and multi-day camps in the school holidays as well.

There is also a vibrant social scene at the club, with regular fundraising events held in the clubhouse at the Gerard Buxton Sports Ground. Details of upcoming events are available on the events page.

To keep up to date with club news and events, please do visit our website regularly. You can also follow the club on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

How to join us
As a Player - Youth Section

The club aims to operate up to two teams at each age group, and boys and girls of all abilities are welcome to join. There is no joining fee, while training costs are spread over twelve easy, monthly payments.

If your son or daughter is interested in playing for the club, please contact the relevant age group managers or the club's Head of Youth Section Mari Green. Contact details for team managers can all be found in the directory on the 'Team Contacts' tab.

Age groups correspond to the following school years:

  • Under 7s: School Year 2
  • Under 8s: School Year 3
  • Under 9s: School Year 4
  • Under 10s: School Year 5
  • Under 11s: School Year 6
  • Under 12s: School Year 7
  • Under 13s: School Year 8
  • Under 14s: School Year 9
  • Under 15s: School Year 10
  • Under 16s: School Year 11
  • Under 18s: School Years 12 and 13

All those interested in playing for the club are also invited to take part in our Community Football schemes.

Additionally, parents and guardians of those under 18 years of age who join are considered associate members of the club. This entitles them to become members of the Royal Wootton Bassett Sports Association and benefit from various discounts.

As a Player - Senior Men's, Women's and Veterans

Players interested in joining the club's senior and veterans' teams should contact the relevant team manager. Their contact details can all be found in the directory on the 'Team Contacts' tab.

Players interested in joining are advised to provide relevant team managers with details regarding their playing history and previous clubs.

All players who join are considered members of the club. This entitles them to become members of the Royal Wootton Bassett Sports Association and benefit from various discounts.

As a Volunteer

The club is run entirely by volunteers. Among many other important roles, our volunteers give up their free time to coach and manage teams, perform administrative tasks, oversee the club's Community Football programme and help maintain the club's facility.

If you can help in any way, please do get in touch with a member of the club's Executive Committee.

From time to time, details of roles for which the club is seeking volunteers are advertised on the vacancies page.

Founded:
1882

Largest Attendance:
2103 vs Swindon Town (July 1991)

All-Time Top Goalscorer:
Brian 'Toby' Ewing

Most All-Time Appearances:
Steve Yeardley

Charter Standard Award:
Development Club Status - 2008
Community Club Status - 2008

Highest National League System Finish (Men's):
10th in Hellenic League Premier Division (Step 5) - 2018/19

Highest National League System Finish (Women's):
1st in South West Regional Women's Football League Eastern Division (Step 6) - 2018/19

Best FA Amateur Cup Performance:
3rd Qualifying Round - 1946/47, 1959/60

Best FA Cup Performance:
2nd Qualifying Round - 2012/13, 2020/21

Best FA Vase Performance:
2nd Round - 2008/09, 2017/18, 2020/21

Best FA Women's Cup Performance:
2nd Qualifying Round - 2019/20

Best FA Youth Cup Performance:
2nd Qualifying Round - 2003/04, 2005/06

Life Members:
Mick Woolford (1995)
Rod Carter (2008)
Roger Williamson (2008)
Paul Harrison (2012)
Pete Yeardley (2012)
Ron Stone (2013)
Mark Smedley (2016)
Dave Topping (2016)
Bryan Wood (2017)
Scott Smedley (2018)
Stuart Smedley (2018)
Gordon Reeves (2019)
Paul Burke (2020)
Dave Thomas (2021)