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Club history

Frome Town, known at the Robins, was formed in 1904 and played in the Wiltshire Premier League.



  • Early success came in the form of three Somerset Senior League Championships in between 1906 and 1911, whilst in between the Wiltshire League Championship was won in 1909-10.

  • The Club reached the Fifth Qualifying Round of the FA Cup in 1911-12 under the old format of the competition, which was today’s equivalent of the Third Round proper losing 4-1 at Southport Central, in front of a crowd of 3,366.

  • Frome entered the Western League in 1919 and immediately became Division 2 Champions while the Somerset FA Senior Cup was won in successive seasons 1932-22 & 1933-34 & for a third time in 1950-51.



  • Frome have always played at Badgers Hill and the ground held its biggest gate in 1954 when 8,000 spectators saw Leyton Orient win 3-0 in the FA Cup First Round Proper. In the same season promotion was won to Division One of the Western League & was beaten finalists in the inaugural Western League Cup.

  • Promotion was gained back into the Western League after a spell in the Wiltshire League again in 1962-63 where the club remained until last season. Success was gained in the Somerset Premier Cup in 1966-67 with victory over Yeovil Town in the final and the cup was shared by the same two teams in 1968-69.

  • Frome’s greatest triumph came in 1978-79 when the club won the Western League. The Championship was secured by losing only once in the last 32 matches. The League Cup followed in 1979-80.

  • Another vintage year followed in 1982-83 with victories in both the Somerset FA Premier Cup and the Western League Cup, plus runners-up in the league.

  • Following those heady days, Frome flirted all too often with relegation from the Premier Division, and were relegated in 1995-96 and the Club spent several years in the lower reaches of the First Division.



  • The Club was re-structured off the field in 1999-00 but despite the ground being upgraded unfortunately success on the field did not follow with a re-structure of the league saving the Club from relegation into County football.

  • Frome improved rapidly and after finishing third continued upwards as they won promotion back to the Western League Premier Division after a six year absence the following year & also reached the final of the league cup.

  • With Frome struggling to win at home during the 2003/04 season the Club turned to the help of a local “White Witch”, Titania Hardie. This move brought huge media interest from all over the World. It worked immediately and they went on a magnificent run that saw them go on to finish 3rd in the league.

  • The 2004-05 season saw the Club celebrate their centenary & events on the field saw the Robins reach the Quarter-Finals of the FA Vase before eventually losing 3-0 at Jarrow Roofing.

  • A seventh, third and fourth placed finish saw the club continually improving and then runners-up spot in 2008-09 secured promotion into the Southern League for the first time in the Clubs history. The Somerset Premier Cup was also won with a 3-1 win over rivals Paulton Rovers.

  • After a poor start to life in the Southern League and a quick change of manager Frome went on an incredible unbeaten run and finished the season in sixth place and just three points from a play-off place. 12 months later and Frome beat Sholing 1-0 in the play-off final to secure promotion to the Southern Premier Division.



  • The summer of 2011 also saw the Club receive the prestigious FA Charter Standard Community Club status in 2012 after a great first season in the Southern Premier Division the Club were awarded the title of Community Club of the year for Somerset and then also picked up the regional award that took them into the national final.

  • Over the last two seasons the Robins have retained their league status with a further three managerial changes during that time while also finishing as runners-up in the Southern League Cup and the Somerset Premier Cup.

  • 2014/15 was a tough season for the Club and results on the pitch meant that it went to the last day of the season to secure their safety picking up a point at home against St Neots

  • 2016/17 and 2017/18 have seen the Robins finish with their two highest positions in their league history.


  • Southern League Division One S/W Play Off Winners 2010-11

  • Western League Premier 1978-79

  • Western League Runners-Up 1982-83, 2008-09

  • Western League Division 1 1919-20, 2001-02

  • Western League Cup 1979-80, 1982-83

  • Southern League Cup Runners Up 2012-13

  • Somerset Premier Cup Winners 1966-67, 1968-69 (shared), 1982-83, 2008-09

  • Somerset Senior Cup 1932-33, 1933-34, 1950-51

  • Western League Subsidiary Cup 1959-60

  • Western Counties Floodlit Cup 1983-84

  • Alan Young Cup Winners 1979-80

  • Somerset County League Premier 1906-07, 1908-09, 1910-11

  • Somerset County League Division 1 1990-91

  • Somerset County League Division 2 2004-05

  • Somerset County League Division 3 1985-86

  • Somerset County League Cup 1991-92

  • Somerset County League Div 2/3 Cup 2001-02, 2003-04

  • Wiltshire Premier League 1962-63

Honours – Notable Achievements

  • FA Cup First Round Proper 1954-55

  • FA Vase Quarter-Finals 2004-05

  • FA Community Club of the Year (Somerset) 2012

  • FA Community Club of the Year (South West) 2012

Club Records

  • Leading Scorer Mark Salter (292)

  • Leading Appearances Mark Salter (450)

  • Highest Attendance 8,000 vs Leyton Orient (1954/55)

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