Shelton Athletic FC
Shelton Athletic FC
Established 2008

Club History

History Shelton Athletic FC 

Our Club History


SHELTON ATHLETIC FOOTBALL CLUB WAS FOUNDED IN 2008


We leased our own private ground at Shelton Sports ground, Shelton Close, Warlingham with excellent facilities, in our first season the club started with five teams in the Epsom & Ewell League and three teams in the Tandridge league. 

Our founder members

Chairman - Mr Gordon Conner

Club Secretary - Mr Phil Bee


Following on from the success of 2008/09 the club is going from strength to strength. The season 2009/10 we had twelve junior teams, two ladies teams and a veteran team.


Our coach is Mr Bobby Bowry former professional footballer with Crystal Palace and Millwall, his first class training, gives all our teams a good foundation on how the game should be played. 


Alongside Bobby is Del Parnham, Del is a UEFA B Coach and was formerly assistant Manager at Bromley and Braintree FC’s 


In addition to this we have our very own Goalkeeping coach Craig Holloway former Arsenal professional who learned with the legendary Bob Wilson and David Seaman, Craig take his session every Friday night 6pm – 7pm


We believe the future of our club comes from our Saturday morning soccer school, with the emphases on fun & enjoyment for children of all abilities; you will learn the basic skills of passing & dribbling, shooting & team play. 


All our coaches are CRB checked and is overseen by Bobby & Del. You can turn up on the day Every Saturday Reception Year to Year 6 (starts 9.30am till 10.30am) Registration is 9.15am Cost £3.50


The story continues: 


Charter Standard 

In March 2011 Shelton Athletic Football Club was awarded the FA Charter Standard Club Award.


This is a very prestigious award for any grassroots football club. 


The Management Committee has work very hard to achieve all of our goal a head of our schedule of July 2011


This award is just the start, we will be looking to go to the next level as Community Club 


A very big thank you to our Charter Standard coordinator Mrs Denise Clements, the Management Committee and all managers & assistants for making this happen.


We have achieved this in under 3 years with 12 boy's teams and 1 ladies team. In three different leagues, Tandridge youth Legaue, Epsom & Ewell League and the Surrey Girls League.


Our Coaches over the years

Mr Bobby Bowry

Mr Paul Smallwood

Mr Barry Moore (Now left)

Mr Stuart Christie (Now left)

Mr Paul Dollner (Now left)

Mr Andrew Martin

Mr Gary Bye

Mr Dave Gregory

Mr Mark Phillips

Mr Aiden Brennan

Mr Reuben

Mr Nathan Campbell

Volunteer Football Academy coach Mr Nathan Tanner

Volunteer Football Academy coach Mr Ben Bugden

Volunteer Football Academy coach Mr Kieran Walsh

Volunteer Football Academy coach Mr Charlie Steer


Players that have joined academies from Shelton over the last 8 years:

Richard Pingling (RJ) (Burnley) U18

Aron Sasu (AFC Wimbledon) U11

Daniel Bowry (Charlton) U18

Samuel Keefe (Charlton) U15

Luke Cowley (Crystal Palace) U13

Liam Coates (Crystal Palace) U12

Sidney Kerr (Chelsea) U12

Ryan Oteng (Chelsea) U10

Andreas Garcia (Crystal Palace) U9

Josh Else (Crystal Palace) U9

Daniel Berry (Chelsea) U8

Tom Smith (Fulham) U8

Bobby Moore (Crystal Palace) U8

Jayden Barber (Crystal Palace) U8

Sean Goodwin (Crystal Palace) U8

Michael Teague (Crystal Palace) U8

Ashton Middleton (Crystal Palace) U8

Juan Pablo (Crystal Palace) U8

David Kawa (Crystal Palace) U8

Liam Moore (Crystal Palace) U8

Steven Walsh (Fulham) U7