Hammer United Football Club fields two sides in the Surrey County Intermediate League (Western), the first eleven playing in Premier Division Two and the second eleven in Reserves Division Two. The backbone of the Club is undoubtedly its Committee, with some longstanding members who have served Hammer United through thick and thin - the President chalking up over fifty years service.
The Club can trace its origins to 1919, when a group of local lads formed a side and obtained the use of an Army ground at Bramshott Camp. In 1924, the Club amalgamated with the Chummy Club, who played in Camelsdale, and the combined sides became known as Hammer and Camelsdale United, playing their fixtures in what was then known as Camelsdale Park.
It was in 1928 that the Club moved to its present ground off Hammer Lane. The land, which is registered with the Charity Commissioners, was donated to Lynchmere Parish Council by the owner, Mrs. D. M. Paul for use as a sports facility and since that time the Football Club has had sole use of the site. The first fixture to be played on the ground was in April 1928 against Fernhurst, with Hammer recording a narrow 5-4 victory.
The prospects for season 2002/2003 look most promising. The Club, under the captaincy of Jeff Cox, has some young and talented players and, with the support of their older and more experienced counterparts, should be capable of bringing renewed success to Hammer. Allied to this, the Club has a young and capable manager in Mark Broadley in charge of the first eleven and the second eleven is being managed by Bob Judge.
If you would like more information about the club please visit www.hammerfc.com where you can find all our most up to date results, league tables, match reports, fixtures listing and Club News or fill in our online signing on form to join the club.
Or you can contact Mark Broadley (for the 1st team) Home - 01428 661646 Mobile - 07885 168312 or Bob Judge (for the Reserve team) 07990 738692.
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