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In 2007 a group of young people who attended the Fusion youth club in Cirencester, were asked by Bob Morris and Vic Trykush to form a team to play against a team of adults made up of staff from the youth club and parents.

The game took place at the Cirencester arena and the young people triumphed 3 - 2. Six months later in March 2008 the two teams played again and, for the second time, the young people prevailed.

Vic, who had previously managed a number of clubs in the Bristol Churches League, noticed that there was considerable talent in the team and went about starting a permanent team. The young people, started regularly together and more friendlies we're arranged which the young people excelled in. In summer 2009 it was decided to enter the team into a league and the team voted on the name Cirencester Athletic Football Club.

Vic's one year plan involved getting the right players together and molding them into a team capable of winning games and trophies.

During the summer of 2010, Rich Swatton joined as Assistant Manager in the summer having previously managed Hope FC in the Bristol Churches League.

The team entered into the Cotwold Churches Leauge and it’s first season in 2010/11 proved to be a steep learning curve and the club finished the season with just 4 points to show from their efforts, following a tough season. Much of the season was spent learning about players skills and gaining a structure to the side that would take them forward into the future.

At the end of the season, a number of players moved on and a number of new players joined the squad enabling it to strengthen. This was proved when Cirencester AFC entered the Churches FA 9-a-side tounament and won the whole competition, bringing silverware to the club in it’s first season of existence .

The club has since moved from strength to strength and is now in it’s second season. The ultimate aim being to achieve a top half finish. With a regular squad of around 20 players Cirencester AFC hope to introduce a second team during the 2012/13 season.

 

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