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History

London Lawyers FC is a Saturday league football club playing in the Amateur Football Combination.

Nottingham Law School FC 2002

Nottingham Law School FC 2002

LLFC was established in 2003 as Old Belgravians FC by former Nottingham Law School FC players. The name was taken from the Belgrave Centre, Nottingham law school’s main teaching building.

The club changed its name to London Lawyers FC in 2013, its tenth anniversary, to reflect its transition to a team for all lawyers in London.

The majority of LLFC players play for their firms in the London Legal League including for Linklaters, CMS Cameron McKenna, Ashurst, Baker & Mackenzie, Norton Rose Fullbright, SNR Denton and Harbottles.

The club currently plays in the Senior 1 division of the Amateur Football Combination, the largest adult football league in Europe.

LLFC’s home ground is the former South Bank University ground in Turney Rd, West Dulwich (close to Clapham and Brixton).

The Beginnings

In the 2003-2004 season the team played a number of friendly matches and was entered into the Senior 1 South division of the AFC for the 2004-2005 season – AFC League Tables 2004-2005.

Successive Promotions

Between 2004 and 2010 the club was promoted 5 times and reached the top division of the AFC in 2010 –

Promotion to the Premier Division

On 8th May 2010 London Lawyers FC was promoted to the Premier Division in the Amateur Football Combination, by finishing in second place in the AFC Senior 1 Division with a record of twelve wins, three draws and five defeats – AFC League Tables 2009-2010

The team sealed promotion with a 4-0 victory over Hale End Athletic, with goals from Tom Greenwood, Chris Phillips and Tim Hall who scored twice – Non-League Paper Report, 8 May 2010.

Its first point in the AFC Premier Division came on 25 September 2011 with a 1-1 draw against Parkfield (Non League Paper Report, 25 September 2010).

It earned a further point on 16th October in a 1-1 draw against Old Suttonians (Non League Paper Report, 16 October 2010) and then another on 30th October 2011 in a 3-3 draw against Old Minchendenians with goals from James Thomas and an equaliser by Andrew Hankin in the dying seconds of the match (Non League Paper Report, 30 October 2010).

The team’s first win in the AFC Premier division came on 8th January 2011 with a 4-2 victory over Old Hamptonians, the goals scored by Andrew Hankin, Alex Morgan and Tom Greenwood who scored twice (Non League Paper Report, 8 January 2011).

The eleven defeats in the AFC Premier division included a last gasp 2-1 defeat against Old Meadonians on 23rd October 2010 (Non League Paper Report, 23 October 2010) and a 4-1 defeat to Old Meadonians on 13th November 2010 (Wimbledon Guardian Report and Non League Paper Report, 13 November 2010).

London Lawyers FC finished the 2010-2011 season in 10th place in the AFC Premier division, with a record of three wins, four draws and eleven defeats  – AFC Tables 2010-2011.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.londonlawyersfc.org/history/