Training Announcement: Training from 5th September onwards is every Tuesday at Beaulieu Park 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Parking and changing rooms available.
Our Next Fixtures
Saturday, 2nd December: Home to Fleet (Main Road, Boreham, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 3JD) KO 1.30 pm Premier Division Cup Quarter Final.
Saturday, 2nd December: Away to Beaulieu Park (Burnell Gate, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 6ED) KO 1.30 pm The Patron’s Plate.
About Sandon Royals
The Club was founded in 1973 when a group of friends graduated out of youth football and decided to form a team and enter the Mid Essex League.
With the help of one of the player’s Dad’s Harry Smethurst from the Great Baddow Royal British Legion, we managed to secure the former Crompton Parkinson sports ground at Princes Road, Chelmsford (now Tescos) and the club was formed. Harry managed to get former Chelmsford City goalkeeper Eric Milburn to manage the side and Great Baddow British Legion Royals FC was up and running with the name quickly abbreviated to Baddow Royals.
After several successful seasons a reserve side was formed in 1979 and in 1981 the Royals first team entered the Essex Olympian League. Two years later the reserves joined them in the same League.
In 1986 the Club was forced to leave their home of 13 years and moved to the newly completed Arun Close ground in Springfield. The Club now based at the Royal Engineers Club in Springfield Road with the club being renamed Great Baddow Royal Engineers FC.
Always on the lookout to relocate to their own home ground, an opportunity arose in 1993 to merge with Sandon Sports FC, to play at their current ground in Woodhill Road, Sandon.
Maintaining the Royals nickname the club became known as Sandon Royals, where it has continued to this day.
It is a testimony to the clubs competitive, yet friendly atmosphere that the committee still contains several original and long standing members while always being keen to welcome and encourage young players.
Want to Join The Club?
We are always looking to recruit new players to improve the quality of our squads. If you are interested in joining our club please contact Ralph Ricks – Secretary.