Redditch United

Redditch United Football Club is an English football club based in Redditch, Worcestershire. The club participates in the Southern League Premier Division Central and play their home games at the V Trico Stadium. They are managed by former Captain and Assistant Manager Matt Clarke

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History

They were originally called Redditch and joined the Birmingham and District League in 1921. After the war they played in the Birmingham Combination, and were champions in 1953, before returning to the Birmingham and District.

In 1971 they changed their name to Redditch United and the following season joined the Southern League. In 1975–76 they won Division One North and were promoted to the Premier Division. In 1978–79 they finished eighth in the league, and became founder members of the Alliance Premier League. However, they finished bottom in their first season, and dropped into the Southern League's Midland Division.

After finishing as runners-up in 1985–86, the club were promoted to the Premier Division, where they remained until relegation in 1989. The following season, they reached the first round of the FA Cup, losing 3–1 to Merthyr Tydfil.In 2003–04 the club won the Southern League Western Division, and then joined Conference North.

On 17 March 2011, businessman Chris Swan took over the club, after a previous attempt to purchase Kidderminster Harriers fell through. A short time later, in May 2011, the club was relegated from the Conference North after finishing bottom of the division.

Redditch United returned to the Southern Premier Division for the 2011-12 season following their relegation the previous season. At the end of the 2015-16 season, the club finished second in the division under the management of Liam McDonald, but were denied promotion after losing in the play-off semi-finals to Leamington on penalty kicks.

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