Downs FC is a community club started by supporters of Clapton FC in 2016. When we learned that Clapton was dropping the U18 and Reserve teams at the end of the 2015-2016 season, we wanted to find a way to support and grow development football opportunities in the area. As a supporter run club, we hope Downs FC will be a positive force for the team and larger community.
The name Downs was chosen to pay homage to Clapton’s roots, and we wear traditional navy blue kits with a Maltese cross badge as the club originally did in 1878. Our home games are currently held at Wanstead Flats Playing Fields, but we are looking for a new, permanent home for the 2016-2017 season.