After the demise of the Havant Sunday Football league in 2015 a small committee was set up and it was decided that it would be good to form a new club based in the Havant area.
A group of players consisting of friends, friends of friends and other players from clubs that were disbanding were invited along to some training sessions.
AFC Prospect Farm Rangers (PFR) was formed and affiliated to Hampshire FA and the City of Portsmouth Sunday Football League in the spring of 2016.
Charter Standard status was also achieved by the club during its formation.
As the majority of club players and committee are based in the West Leigh / Havant area the club name was based upon the history of the area:
Prospect Farm - the farmhouse has a date of 1776 - one of the oldest buildings in the area. It remains on the corner of Prospect Lane and Wakefords Way.
Prior to 1865 Prospect Farm was known as Leigh Farm. It was incorporated into the Leigh Park estate under William Stone in 1863. By the sale in 1936 it comprised 134 acres.
During the clubs first season in the City of Portsmouth Sunday Football League, division five, the club cemented a very creditable mid-table finish. The success gained during this first season then laid the foundation for further club success in the following season 2017-2018 in which the club, with the same squad of players, gained promotion by winning the division five title.
AFC Prospect Farm Rangers will be looking to gain further success on the field of play during the 2018-2019 season again with the same squad of players.
Our club is partially self-sufficient and covers all affiliation costs, playing fees and training fees through player subscriptions.
However, all kit and training equipment is purchased through community funding and sports association grants.
Community funding and grants are becoming more difficult to source in recent years but these forms of funding are vital to the continuation and expansion of clubs.
Therefore we as a club are now looking to find a local business or company to sponsor AFC Prospect Farm Rangers on a long term basis.
Although the club is very proud of its early success we are also more proud of what we have achieved of the field of play, helping others through charity events both locally and worldwide.
Havant academy have kindly agreed to let us use their facilities for a number of games. Last year we only played one to see how it went. This year we are holding charity based 2 hour games on:
Sunday 1st July
Sunday 15th July
Saturday 28th July
Sunday 29th July
Sunday 5th August
Saturday 11th August
Sunday 12th August
Sunday 19th August
We are also planning for the team to have a weekend in Bournemouth on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July to play two games against a Bournemouth based Sunday football club.