Our History


Sherwood FC was formed in the early 1990s as a fairly loose collection of junior teams playing at the Goosedale ground in Bestwood, Nottingham. Under the guidance of former Chair Tom Barber, they achieved FA Charter Standard status and throughout the noughties played most of their games at either Woodthorpe Park or Carrington Sports Ground.

The club took strides to be as inclusive as possible, signing up for an FA deaf-friendly initiative, and for several seasons fielding a men’s deaf team. In 2010 Sherwood won Nottingham City Council Club of the Year and the prestigious National FA Club of the Year, which led to Sir Geoff Hurst visiting Carrington to meet junior players in 2011.

In the last decade, Sherwood has been forced to leave their spiritual home of Carrington but formed a formal partnership with Nottingham Forest FC which has led to improved access to the Forest Sports Zone.

The women’s section has thrived in recent years to the extent that the club now fields three senior women’s teams, including a first-team that plays at National Step 6 and regularly plays in the Women’s FA Cup.

In 2022, after many years of sterling service, Club Chair Simon Buttenshaw stepped down from his role with SFC and the current committee would like to thank him immensely for all the work he has put into making the club what it is today – we are standing on the shoulders of giants.

The SFC Committee – 2022