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History of Rockland United FC

Rockland Utd Football Club was formed in 1925, and we have encountered great generations and success as a football club.

The club has an overwhelming set of committed and passionate supporters ranging from committee members, a long standing treasurer, web-master, secretary, players, sponsors and many other valuable associates. Our current chairman Sam Mouser is committed, determined and striving to push the club further forward in all aspects.

Through the 1990s our late, great ‘Rocklander’ ‘Stan’ Fisher and legendary Rockland striker (now reserves manager) ‘Boog’ Shurey had a close connection and had dedicated themselves to the club with the vision to keep Rockland on the map for years to come.

In more recent years we had Alan Humphrey appointed as chairman and what a brilliant position he has put the club in; with outstanding efforts to allow Rockland FC to be financially comfortable, he has also worked on pitch improvements initiating building on an RUFC stand and placing advertisements pitch rails that look superb. Alan, for years, has provided Rockland with immense future prospects and we never stop thanking him.

Recent achievements include our 1st team proudly reaching the final of the Fen Regis Shield in 2011 held at Aldiss Park, Dereham and again in April 2016 facing Marham Wanderers. Our reserves also earned a cup final in the Dick Davey Ambulance Cup in April 2016 at Aldiss Park. In the 2015/2016 season, both our men’s teams reached separate cup finals and league promotions; our 1st team finished fourth in division 2, after staying in the top two for the majority of the season, and our reserves narrowly missed out on the division four championship however they were set for promotion and managed to seal third place which was fantastic.

New pitch improvements include a brand new man-made seated stand located on the side of the main pitch facing the clubhouse and was opened officially gratefully by the director of the Crown Fire Central and South Norfolk League, John Turner, who was honoured to 'open' our structure minutes before the Rockland Utd versus Rockland Legends match played in April 2014. Another pitch improvement includes pitch-side advertisement board rails and boards displaying our generous sponsors of the club and their businesses.

Over the years Rockland Utd has always attracted a wide range of talent from youthful to experienced players over the years; with the advantage of a great attendance of players participating in training to compete throughout the season on a weekly basis competing for places for the Saturday matches.

For the beginning of the 2016/2017 season, Rockland submitted a request to the league to enter an under 19s Rockland team. This encourages our talented youth to build as players and prolong their stay at Rockland United Football Club as well as provide future prospects for the club!

The 2016/2017 season was a terrific season encountered for the club. Our 1st team finished 6th under new manager C. Nurse and look to be bonding extremely well looking to push for a higher position in the 2017/2018 season.
Reserves did excellently and earned promotion to division 2 finishing runners-up in division 3. The Reserves also reached the Pease League Cup final held at Aldiss Park making that two consecutive finals in two seasons however a late single goal prevented cup success for Boog's men.
Our Under 19s couldn't have had a more brilliant first season by making history reaching the Norfolk Sunday Junior Cup final held at the "Field of Dreams" at the FDC proving their doubters wrong. Unfortunately the lads were defeated however everyone involved won't forget that experience and cup run in a hurry.

In the 2017/2018 campaign our 1st team will be remaining in division 1 and our Reserves will be in division 2 in the Barnes Print Central and South Norfolk league.

The future looks bright for Rockland Utd, motivated for success. We've celebrated our 92nd anniversary and we’re hoping for many more memorable years!

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