The revived “A” team….

After a year’s absence, the Romans “A” team returns…  managed by a popular ex Roman, John Chambers. In his first managerial role, John will be looking to bring young players thro and into the reserves and 1st teams.

Hopefully, players from the Colts section, will filter thro into John’s “A” side, as they reach the age of 16.

The Colts are now FA Chartered Standard….for information on Brading Town Colts FC, please contact Mark Powell or Ged Riley.


Simon Moore signs for Cardiff City……

Simon Moore, Brentford FC.
Simon Moore, Cardiff City.

Cardiff have completed the signing of goalkeeper Simon Moore (formerly Brading Town ) from Brentford on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Simon came through the ranks at Southampton before joining Farnborough Town and then, in 2009, Brentford.

He played in 52 matches for the Bees last season, keeping 13 clean sheets in the process, and his progress was followed closely by Cardiff boss Malky Mackay.

Mackay told the City website: “We have been watching Simon for a year or so – he is a real up-and-coming goalkeeper.

“My thanks go to Brentford for the way they went about their business and we are delighted to get Simon in for the start of our season.

“He is one for the future and we have three quality senior goalkeepers in our squad.”

Simon, 23, said: “I’m delighted to be at Cardiff City – to play in the Premier League has always been my goal.

( I’m sure everyone involved with BTFC and the Island football community, send all their best wishes to Simon )

Pre-Season games…and results.

Tuesday, 16th July.


Cowes Sports 0 v 0 BRADING TOWN.


Saturday 20th July. clapping

Newport (IOW) 1 v 2 BRADING TOWN.

Despite missing several players, a great performance from a young Brading side, winning 2-1 at Newport, against a strong Wessex league side.

Goals from Ollie Buckett and an own goal from former Brading player, Jake Younie, gave the Romans a 0 – 2 goal lead. A late strike from Newport’s Harry Wade gave them hope of salvaging something.

Brading looked solid and created more chances, they could really have added to their tally. All in all, a good pre-season game for the Romans.

Team: Read Woodnutt Knowles Hitchcox Quigley Mulholland Ranson Wilson Collins Buckett Vale.

Subs; E Day, Murray, Davis, Sayers.


Tony Newnham Memorial Trophy.

cuppa 23rd July @ Beatrice Ave.

East Cowes Vics 1 v 0 BRADING TOWN.

Another very decent performance against Wessex opposition. Only a last minute goal separated the sides.


Saturday, 27th July.

Oh No BRADING TOWN Res 14 v 2 Network Rail Representative side.


Monday 29th July.

BRADING TOWN 3 v 2 W & B Sports.

Danny Vale off with a blister, out for weeks Nail biter


Wednesday 31st July.

read the paper BRADING TOWN “A” 0 v 4 AFC Wootton.


Saturday, 3rd Aug.

nail biter Kyngs Towne Res 2 v 0 BRADING TOWN “A”.


Saturday, 10th August.


Newchurch 0 v 2 BRADING TOWN Res. 

Newchurch Res 2 v 3 BRADING TOWN “A”.



John Chambers named as “A” team manager…& looking for players.

The club are delighted to announce, that they have decided to promote from within the club, as they fill the position of A team manager.

John Chambers, who has played Wessex league level for the club and was part of the first team at the beginning of last season, has accepted the role of ” A ” team manager.

John decided he couldn’t continue playing at the level he wanted, following a serious leg break a few years ago. His enthusiasm, love of the club and footballing knowledge, were key factors in deciding to offer “Chambo” the position. We are hoping to name his assistant shortly.

John is very excited at the opportunity and is looking forward to joining the coaching set up of the club. The ” A ” side will be playing in IOW Div 3 and the club are looking at that team as a stepping stone for the Brading Colts and other young players, to progress into Senior football.