ASHWOOD CITY F.C
Ashwood City Football Club were one of the founding members of the football league in 1888. Today, with a handful of clubs they boast having never been relegated from the Premier League.
City's home is Dartley Park in Ashwood, Kent. With little competition in the area, the club have secured a widespread loyal fanbase that can often dictate the mood and ambitions of the side.
The club was recently acquired by American business consortium; Anaheim Sports Group. The owner, Hutch Lewis beguiled Ashwood supporters with a promise of an era he called 'The Offensive' which would involve player recruitment, a refreshing attacking ethos and full redevelopment of the facilities. With a purchase of 60% of the shares and holdings the consortium allows former owner Mick Bradley to occupy the position of Chairman. Bradley has long since passed the majority of responsibilities onto his most trusted deputy and Chief-Executive; Patrick Nolan.
In November 2017, after a troubling start to the season, Ashwood acquired former Birmingham City manager Dan Watson to retain their Premier League status. Watson surpassed expectations and steered the club to 10th, sealing their highest league finish in 6 years.
Over the summer of 2018 Ashwood have managed to retain its World Cup stars (of which there are 3) but have failed to sign any further playing staff in direct contravention of their fan's wishes and the owner's new era and policy. Dan Watson remains at the helm as Ashwood look to build on last season's successes.