AFC Oldsmiths is the official alumni football club for Goldsmiths College, University of London. The club was founded in 2009 by a bunch of graduates who didn’t want to stop playing together and has quickly become one of the fastest growing amateur football clubs in London.
We currently have three sides competing in the historic Southern Amateur League and it is our intention to continue growing by providing a home to more graduates and anybody else who wants good football on a Saturday afternoon. Find out more about the club’s history here.
The history of the club dates back to 2009 when a group of graduates from Goldsmiths College, University of London in New Cross decided to continue their passion for playing together. They established a club called Oldsmiths Athletic FC.
Several years later, in 2013, another group of graduates did the same thing and established Academic Football Club New Cross. In 2014, the two sides decided they were better together and merged to form Academic Football Club Oldsmiths.
Having already expanded to field three sides in the historic Southern Amateur League, with ambitions to field four very soon, the club has quickly established itself as one of the fastest growing amateur football clubs in London.
The club continues to maintain formal links with Goldsmiths College, sharing a home ground with the football side and offering a discounted rate to students and recent graduates.
If you are a footballer leaving the University, this is you’re home. But if you’re just a keen footballer in London, you can make this you’re home too – find out more about how to join us.