The Early History of the Club

1913 - The Founding of the Club

 

The earliest photograph we have on record of the club, taken outside the candle factory. Four of the families still live in the Village.

1923 - Brinklow's Cup Winning Team

 

 

(Extracted from a letter kept with the photos)

Brinklow F.C. & members of their committee together with Cups won this season. The large trophy is the RugbyHospital Cup & the other the Rugby Chamber of Commerce Hospital Cup.

Beginning their Career in September 1912 the village team have been members of the C&NW League (Division II) since 1923. In their first season the club played friendly games with the exception of competing in the Rally Cup. They have created a record in the Rally competition by winning the trophy on three occasions. The final stage of the Rugby Hospital Cup has been reached on two occasions and in the 1929-30 season they beat Heyford 2-1

Although they joined the C&NW League in the 1923-24 season they did not lose touch with the Rugby & District league in which they entered a reserve team. Among their team members are E Tew who has been in the first team for the last thirteen seasons, W Walker who has eleven seasons service, G Bowers ten seasons, C Cooper & B Clipton.

A cup tie that stands out in the annals of the club is the final of the Dunchurch Cup in 1924-25 when they met Braunston, after playing two games, a total of three & a half hours Braunston won 2-1.

Although they joined the C&NW League in the 1923-24 season they did not lose touch with the Rugby & District league in which they entered a reserve team. Among their team members are E Tew who has been in the first team for the last thirteen seasons, W Walker who has eleven seasons service, G Bowers ten seasons, C Cooper & B Clipton.

A cup tie that stands out in the annals of the club is the final of the Dunchurch Cup in 1924-25 when they met Braunston, after playing two games, a total of three & a half hours 

TEAM MEMBERS

H Peet-Anon-Anon-Anon-Anon-Anon

J Blundell-S Cox-G Walker-? Sharp-U West-G BurdenT Moldney-G Cooper-C Cooper-B Waller-B Clifton-A Brown-H Pinfold-AnonA Clifton-S Jyde-J Larkin-E Tew-? Sadler-G Bowers-Anon-Anon

G Bassett-Anon-E Lixenfield-N Sear-Anon-Anon

TEAM MEMBERS

Anon-W Walker-Anon-Anon-J Batchlor-Anon-Anon
T Molony-B Lixenfield-T Walton-S Cox-A Jyde-B Waller-B Clifton-A Brown-C Cooper-Anon-G Walker-D Cox
(Seated) E Lixenfield-A Davenport-D Williams-E Tew-N Sear-E Wiles-G Bower
(Kneeling) B Coledge-J Larkin-H Peet - Anon-Anon