AN FA CHARTER STANDARD CLUB we boast JUNIOR, YOUTH, SENIOR and VETERANS teams playing on Saturdays and Sundays. Playing from Lowfields, we are extremely proud to promote participation in sport. In particular, participation in association football for players ranging in age from 4 to 35+, across Newark, New Balderton, and the surrounding districts and communities.
FOUNDED IN 1901 as J Simpson and Co. Football Club, our history begins by its participation in the Newark Ironmongers’ League. Whilst no records survive from those early days, it is known that in 1935 the club, now known as Worthington Simpson Football Club, entered the Nottingham Spartan League. After back-to-back championships Simmo’s (as the Football Club is known around the town) joined the Notts Alliance League in 1949, going on to win the league title in the 1952/53 and 1965/66 seasons. The Notts Alliance Senior Cup brought a good deal of success to the club, first in the 1969/70 season; with the trophy returning to Lowfields no less than 4 more times across seasons 1971/72, 1980/81, 1988/89 and 1998/99.
Following changes in ownership of the factory in the late 90s, from Worhtington Simpson, to IDP and then Flowserve, and a mere 103 years of football, Simmo’s qualified to play on the first rung of the FA’s national pyramid by joining the Central Midlands League Premier Division. Following a short break the team reformed for the 2013/14 season, finishing a credible 3rd in the Nottinghams Senior League (NSL) League Two, thereby securing promotion to the NSL League One. Another successful campaign followed in 2014/15 saw the team finish runners-up, gaining promotion to the NSL Premier League and taking the team back to Step 7 football.
On 14/05/2020 we changed our name to Newark Football Club following discussions with The FA, the Nottinghamshire FA, and the the Midland Football League, and in part to reflect our firm belief that we are part of the local community, supporting them as much as we can. Today we are arranged into 3 sections, JUNIOR, YOUTH and SENIOR, enjoying success across all of these sections. With league and cup trophies from within the local and county leagues.
But even after a mere 119 YEARS the FOOTBALL CLUB continues to play from Lowfields; and we look forward to welcoming you to our club.