Established prior to 1885 and steeped in history and tradition, Bere Regis Football Club (BRFC) can claim to be one of the oldest clubs in the world. When professional football was legalized in Britain on July 20 1885, Bere Regis Football Club was founded, and we were inaugural members of the South Hants and Dorset football association from which the Dorset County FA (DCFA) was subsequently formed in 1887.
In those early days, the Club was known as ‘The Arabs’.
Details of the Football club have been extracted from parish magazines since 1887 and links to these can be found at the bottom of this page. The full versions of the parish magazines can be found on www.bereregis.org.
During the 1920’s Bere Regis won the Mid-Dorset Village Football League Cup on a number of occasions as well as the Edmonds and Jesty cup.The 1980s were also a good decade for Bere Regis F.C. as they continued to win cups and promotion in the Dorset Football League divisions. The Saturday team won the Bankes’ Cup twice in 1984 & 85, whilst, the second team also added to the silver collection in 1985 by winning the Dorset Division 3 East League Cup.
In the past the club has maintained a tradition for village football by fielding adult teams on both Saturdays and Sundays.
In the 1980’s Bere also started their 6 a side competition which soon became the premier senior 6 a side competition in Dorset.
The new millennium saw a number of changes at the club. The Saturday side were close to gaining promotion to the Dorset Senior League on several occasions, but then folded in 2015. Re-established in 2017, they currently play in Division 3 of the Dorset League. The demise of the Dorset FA Sunday Football league has meant that there is no longer any senior Sunday football played at the Rec.
Dorset Intermediate Cup Runners-Up 1985/1986. (First Team)
Dorset Division Two League Runners-Up 1985/1986. (First Team)
Dorset Division Three (North) League Champions 1977/78. (First Team)
Dorset Division Four (North and East) League Runners-Up 1996/1997. (First Team)
Dorset Division Three (North and East) League Cup Runners-Up 1998/1999. (First Team)
Dorset Division Three and Four (East) League Cup Winners 1984/1985. (Reserves)
Dorset Sunday Division Three League Runners-Up 1999/2000.