The winning Middlesex FA Representative team with the FA County Youth Cup 1971/72

History

Our history

Developing and supporting the game in Middlesex since 1883...

A timeline of our history.

1883

The Assistant Honorary Secretary of The Football Association, Nicholas Lane Jackson, was tasked to organise three County FAs, amongst which was Middlesex. Mr Jackson, who had the previous year been instrumental in the founding of Corinthians FC, became the Middlesex County FA’s first Chairman.

1907

Middlesex County FA briefly part company from The Football Association. A short time was spent in partnership with the Amateur Football Association, which later became the Amateur Football Alliance. Most clubs loyally followed and remained affiliated to the Association, which was reconciled with The FA after just a few years.

1912

A Professional Cup Committee had been formed, represented by the County Officers and one representative of each affiliated professional club. At this period there were 178 clubs and 72 leagues affiliated to the Association. The professional clubs in membership were Chelsea FC, Clapton Orient FC, Fulham FC, Millwall FC, Queens Park Rangers FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC.

1932

The Middlesex Schools FA is founded (a separate Youth Association would be formed in 1950 to serve clubs providing youth football and this became part of the main Association in 2001). The Middlesex County FA also initiated the Middlesex Youth Invitation Cup, which was contested by eight professional clubs, including Portsmouth FC. This competition grew to become the South East Counties Youth Football League, forerunner to the South East Counties League, and today’s FA Premier League Youth Academy.

1951

Middlesex FA win their first of five FA County Youth Cups with victory over Leicestershire and Rutland FA.

1966-67

The Sunday leagues and clubs of Middlesex joined the Association, more than doubling its affiliated membership. Referees involved in Sunday football also registered with Middlesex from this point, having a similar effect on the number of Middlesex County FA referees.

1975

The Middlesex County FA acquired its headquarters building in Harrow. It contained a Council Chamber, two Committee Rooms, a Common Room and a Secretary’s Office.

1992

Mark Frost is first paid official of the Association when appointed as Executive Officer.

1993

Harrow Borough beat Wembley 1-0 to win 100th Senior Challenge Cup Final. Norsemen win Veterans’ Cup in its inaugural season. Bedfont Sunday reach final of FA Sunday Cup, losing 1-0 to Seymour.

1994

Staines Town perform Senior Challenge and Senior Charity Cup double.  

1995  

Enfield reach 3rd round of FA Cup, losing 2-0 away to Leicester City.

1997

Wembley Ladies reach the Women’s FA Cup final, losing 1-0 to MIllwall Lionesses.

1998

Peter Clayton becomes first paid County Secretary of the Association. Inaugural meeting of Women’s Committee (3rd June). Women’s Rep team play first match, losing 2-0 to London at Wingate and Finchley. Middlesex win Home Counties Amsport/Nabisco Cup.

2000

Fulham Ladies Reserves beat Wembley Mill Hill Reserves 5-2 to win inaugural Women’s Junior Cup. 

2001

Middlesex Youth FA becomes the Middlesex County Youth Division. Jeff Ritson becomes President of MCYD. Women’s rep team lose Southern Counties final to London 3-6 after extra time.

2002

Charlotte Edwards is appointed as the Association’s first Women’s Football Development Officer. Middlesex win Home Counties Youth Championship and Home Counties Amsport/Nabisco Cup.

2003

Apr 17th – the Association becomes a Private Limited Company. Peter Clayton becomes Company Secretary and Derek Mennell Chairman of the new company. Barbara Bivens becomes the first female chairman when she becomes Chairman of the Middlesex County Youth Division.

2005  

Yeading reach round 3 of the FA Cup and are drawn at home to Premiership Newcastle United. The game is switched to QPR, where Yeading lose 2-0.

2008

The Association celebrates its 125th Anniversary. A Gala Dinner is held at the Wembley Plaza Hotel with FA Chairman, Lord David Triesman, as chief guest. Commemorative matches were played against Middlesex Wanderers (men) and a South East Select XI (women). Both matches were drawn. The women’s rep team retains the Home Counties Championship (under its new name the South East Counties Championship). 

2015

Middlesex reach final of FA County Youth Cup, losing 3-2 to Cheshire at Barnet FC. They won the South East Counties Championship.Youth Council formed.

2017

Middlesex win FA County Youth Cup, beating Cornwall 2-1 in the final at Barnet FC. 

Honours Board 

Presidents

1980  A J BARKER 
1982 W.C. de WINTON 
1984 P.O. SNELLING 
1986  D.W. JENKINS 
1987  H.A. WHIDDON
1990 T.F CORNWELL 
1993  A ODELL
1995 F.A. GRIGGS 
1997 D. WEST 
2000  J.A. WAKE 
2003 A.ODELL 
2004  D.WEST 
2005  D MENNELL 
2011  J TAYLOR 
2017
B JARVIS 

 

Chairmen

1890 T. GUNNING 
1891  J.H. FARMER 
1895  A.H. MURRAY 
1900  P.A. TIMBS 
1907  LT. COL. C.D CRISP O.B.E. 
1954  G.R. HAWKES 
1969  P.C. GOODES 
1970  G.E. HARBOR 
1974  D.W. JENKINS 
1987  J.A. WAKE 
2000  D.MENNELL 
2005 J. TAYLOR 
2011  J. TAYLOR 

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