The Albanian Football Club
The Albanian Football Club was established in 1957 as an Old Boys team for the school, featuring the talents of former pupils, their friends and current Sixth Form students and teachers. You can read about the early days of the club in this entertaining account from Old Boy JOHN O'SULLIVAN (1958) in this section.
This tradition has been maintained down the years, and the club is currently enjoying a period of unprecedented success, including an unprecedented treble of AFA Essex and Middlesex Senior Cup, London Old Boys Cup and AFC league title for the First XI in 2010.
The club fields six full teams in league and cup competitions on Saturdays throughout the season, with a Veterans team playing on Sundays. If you are interested in obtaining further information or joining the club, please visit the club's website or email them here.
As the club looks to grow on its success and establish a firm foundation for the future, it has already benefited from the fundraising done by the Friends of FCHS: using the new first-class facilities at the Southover playing fields; and receiving funds for the renovation of the Albanian Clubhouse at Summers Lane. A message from Steve Francini, Chairman of Albanian Football Club:
"On behalf of all past and present players of Albanian Football Club, I am glad to give our wholehearted support to the Friends of FCHS. The Football Club has competed successfully for over 50 years, and many hundreds of Old Boys of the School and teachers have turned out for the Club over this period, and still do so today.
"Many long lasting friendships have been made during this time and it is this positive feeling that makes us urge everyone connected with Albanian FC to support the Friends of FCHS in its fundraising efforts. This will underpin the continuation of the successful relationship between the School and the Old Boys for future generations to come."