A view of Stoke Gabriel Creek

Stoke Gabriel Football Club

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Stoke Gabriel FC are one of the most successful local clubs in recent years and run teams from Under 8's to Under 18s. Our First Team play in the South West Penninsula League Premier, a Reserve Team in the South Devon League Premier Division and a Third team in Division one.

Formed in the early 1900's, Stoke Gabriel Football Club had relied on the generosity of local farmers to provide a ground during which the changing rooms remained in the village where both the schoolroom and an old army hut were utilised.

In 1981 the club purchased land in Broadley Lane and developed a sloping field into our current home, the G.J. Churchward Memorial Ground, named in honour of the Great Western Railway Chief Engineer who was born in Stoke Gabriel. The ground was officially opened in 1984 with a visit from Torquay United.

The opening of the new ground conincided with the most successful era of the club during which the South Devon League Premier Division, the Herald Cup, and the George Belli Cup were won. We became founder members of the Devon League in 1992 and since this time have secured the League Championship twice (94-95 & 96-97)Runners Up twice, the Devon Premier Cup (93-94) and the Throgmorton Cup (97-98) and in 1993 the youth team won the Devon Cup. These honours placed Stoke Gabriel at the top of local amateur football.

In 2008 we secured another full size pitch within 5 mins walk from Broadley Lane and a third full size pitch at the main ground, this in turn we were granted planning permission to build a New Club house and changing facilities starting in 2009 and completing in earlier 2012. We have expanded our Mini soccer pitches increasing them to six in total by securing adjoining land next to the main pitch at Broadley Lane.

This season we have run two girls teams at Under-12 and Under-13. New players are always welcome.

As well as our all-weather ground in Broadley Lane, we have excellent changing facilities, kitchen facilities and a licensed bar where the members of the club enjoy an active social life.

For more information and details of fixtures , facilities & hire of the social facilities visit

Stoke Gabriel Football Club