Barton Rovers Boys Football Club was formed in 1982 by Tony Cook, John Quinn and John Summerfield who lived in Tilehurst, Reading (United Kingdom) with sons who wished to play football.
Due to the lack of local opportunity, a team was formed and named Barton Rovers, as two of the three parents lived in Barton Road. An original and current aim is to provide local football to youths who may not otherwise have the opportunity.
Each season another team was added until we had representation at all age levels within the South Chiltern Minor League.
The name altered to Barton Rovers FC when we introduced a girls section, eventually leading to a ladies team. A men’s Sunday team also started with players who had finished their Barton youth football.
We have experienced success both at youth and adult level although learning to play the game correctly has always been a priority.
We have received the Berks & Bucks Fair Play Award, the Peter Houseman Youth League Fair Play Award and have been awarded the South Chiltern Minor League President’s Cup, in recognition of our former Club Secretary’s administration as well as our members behaviour.
In 2016 our current Secretary was presented with The FA Community Awards Outstanding Contribution to Community Football by the Berks & Bucks FA.