“….A Grande Olde Team to Play for……..”

Full name Colden Common Football Club
Nickname The Commoners
Founded 1898 (re-formed 1956)
Ground Colden Common Recreation Ground
Chairman Dave Hadfield
Manager Danny Barker


Hampshire Premier League


Colden Common FC Pirelli General 21/04/98 old non league football programme

Colden Common Football Club is a football club based in Colden Common, near Winchester, Hampshire, England. The club is affiliated to the Hampshire Football Association. The club is an FA Charter Standard club. The club are playing in the Hampshire Premier League in the 2013–14 season. In the 1990s, they twice won the Hampshire League title. 


The club was founded in 1898 and re-formed in 1956, supported by the Banford family. Their Sunday league team, started in 1973, won numerous trophies before moving into Saturday football, and by the 1986–87 season had progressed to Hampshire League Division One. In 1992, they won the Hampshire League championship, a feat repeated in 1996, and won the Southampton Senior Cup in 1994. When the Hampshire League was reorganised in 1999, the club was placed in the Premier Division, at what was then level 9 of the English football league system, but was administratively relegated two years later because the ground failed to meet Premier Division standards.

In 2004, they won the "double" of the Division One title, thus earning promotion to the Wessex League, and Hampshire Intermediate Cup. Unable to apply for admission to Wessex League Division Two because of the requirement for floodlights, Colden Common were placed in Division Three, and went on to win the division title. Having finished their programme, it was still possible for Hayling United to overtake them by winning their last four games with a 19-goal swing, but they were unable to do so. In 2007 they withdrew from the Wessex League, because their inability to develop their home ground made it impossible for them to progress up the leagues, and joined the Hampshire Premier League. They won their second consecutive Hampshire Premier League title in 2010.


Colden Common play their home games at Colden Common Recreation Ground, Main Road, Hampshire, SO21 1RR.

Colden Common Recreation Ground where Colden Common F.C. play their home games

Notable former player

England international Steve Guppy played for Colden Common at the beginning of his career, before joining Wycombe Wanderers.

Stephen Andrew "Steve" Guppy (born 29 March 1969) is an English former international football winger, who most recently worked as a first team coach at Premier League club Sunderland.
Starting his senior career with Wycombe Wanderers in 1989, over a five-year period he made around 200 appearances for the club, helping Wycombe win promotion to the Football League. Earning a move to Newcastle United in 1994, later in the year he transferred to Port Vale. After three successful years at Vale he signed to Leicester City in 1997. After a four-year spell with the "Foxes" he moved to Scotland to play for Celtic. In 2004 he returned to Leicester, before brief spells with Leeds United, Stoke City, and another return to Wycombe. In 2005 he joined American club D.C. United, and after another year returned to the English non-league scene with Stevenage Borough. He then retired in 2008 following a spell back in the States with Rochester Rhinos.
As well as a successful nineteen-year club career, he earned England caps at under-21, semi-pro, 'B', and finally at full senior level.

Guppy was spotted playing for his local team, Colden Common and offered a chance with Southampton in March 1989. He made a handful of appearances in the Saints reserves at the end of the 1988–89 season (but failed to break into the first team) before moving to Jim Kelman's Wycombe Wanderers in September 1989. He turned professional with Wycombe in 1992, at the age of 23. Prior to turning pro he worked on building sites.

League honours

Wessex League Division Three
Winners (1): 2003–04
Hampshire Premier League
Winners (2): 2008–09, 2009–10
Hampshire League
Winners (2): 1991–92, 1995–96
Hampshire League Division One
Winners (1): 2004–05

Cup honours

Southampton Senior Cup
Winners (1): 1993–94
Andover Senior Cup
Winners (1): 2002–03
Hampshire Intermediate Cup Final
Winners (1): 2012–13
Hampshire Premier League Cup
Winners (1): 2012–13


Founded 1898
Reformed 1956

Club President Mr. Barney Dunford
General Secretary & Programme Editor Ian Steele, ‘Patra’, Portsmouth Road, Old Netley, SO31 8ET
Tel 023 8040 5235 – Mob 07506 459508 e-mail iansteeleccfc@btinternet.com

Club Officers:

Chairman Dave Hadfield
Vice Chair (Proposed) Karen Daves
Secretary Ian Steele
Assistant and Youth Secretary Karen Davies
CCFC Welfare Officer Ryan Bragg
1st Team Manager Sam Dixon
1st Team Asst. Mgr Ken Brady
Veterans Manager Alan Darling
Veterans Asst. Mgr Neil Barker
U/18 Manager Richard Le Brocq 

Match Secretaries:

1st and Reserve Team: Ian Steele    
Veterans: Ian Steele
Under 16 & 18: Karen Davies