The season of 2009/10 finished with Chippenham being promoted to Division 1A of the Cambs Sunday Football League. This is an achievement for the latest village football club that was originally formed in the autumn of 1993. At the time the club was formed, we were playing in a Friendly League of local clubs. Since then the club successfully applied for and joined the Cambs Sunday League in Division 4A. At its formation six of the team lived in Chippenham. The remainder had village connections or lived very nearby. They may not thank me but below is a photo of that team which was sponsored for a number of years by Brian and Katherine Doyle. Incidentally the Clubs first game that day was against Queen Edith from Cambridge, and Chippenham won 11-4.
Since that game a number of other players from the village have played in the team and moved on, very often returning after a season elsewhere. As the club has evolved Chippenham based players have become fewer and fewer, with Phil Wright now the only player with village connections. The 2009/10 season was my last as Chairman, and the Club is now run by new younger members. I am confident the Club is in good hands and will continue to move forward. The 2010/11 season has started (thank goodness). Future results can be viewed in the Newmarket Journal or online at football.mitoo.co.uk.