|Selhurst Street, Off Radford Road, Radford, Nottingham. Tel: 0115 9423250|
|280 v Arnold Town - Notts Senior Challenge Cup - 1986|
|Who are ya?||The Pheasants|
|What Division are you in?||Step 6 - East Midlands Counties League|
You must have come in a taxi
M1 Jnc.26 - Follow A610 to
Nottingham for 2.6 miles. At Ring Road A6154 turn left, signposted 'A60
Mansfield' - then immediately get in right hand lane and turn 1st right
into Wilkinson Street. At top of Wilkinson Street turn right onto Radford
Road. Continue for 200yrds and then turn right just before the 2nd
pedestrian crossing into Selhurst Street for the Ground car park.
Nottingham City Centre - At Canning Circus follow Alfreton Rd for 0.9miles. Turn right onto Gregory Boulevard. After 0.3 miles, turn left onto Radford Rd. Berridge Rd West is 450 yards on your LHS.
Nottingham City Transport no.s 60 & 62 from Queens St to Snape Wood via Radford Rd.
NET Regular tram services between Nottm Station Street & Hucknall drop off at Wilkinson Street (Hucknall bound) & pick up on Radford Rd (Nottm bound).
Nottingham Midland - 2.1 miles
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My garden shed is bigger than this
Tucked away in the heart of Nottingham's inner-city, Selhurst Street offers an oasis of calm amid the hustle and bustle of inner city life.
Originally formed in 1964 as Manlove & Alliots Football Club after a local engineering firm, they plied their trade at Melbourne Park in nearby Bilborough. However, when the firm relocated to Scotland in 1971, the players decided to keep the club going under the new name of Radford Olympic. As Melbourne Park was public land, a ground development committee was formed in 1978, with the intention to locate a piece of land in the Radford area where the club could develop their facilities. Three hundred yards east of Berridge Road West, the Peasants found the ideal location, right in the heart of Radford.
Having switched to Saturday football, Selhurst Street was one of the first grounds to host a Central Midlands League clash in 1983. By the end of the season, Radford had captured their first Saturday trophy, taking the CML Senior Cup. Selhurst Street was also to witness yet another name change when in 1987 they assumed the title of Radford Football Club. In 2008, the club showed their ambition, joining the inaugural Step 6 League, the East Midlands Counties League.
striking feature of the ground are the six unique floodlights, which flank
either side of the pitch. This new-style
of floodlighting was past of the 1st phase of significant ground
improvements commenced in 2005, with Nottingham Forest providing a team
to officially turn on the lights in early 2006.
green in colour, they really do stand out as a local landmark. Solid at
the base, they ascend using a rigid & complicated steel spiders web
construction, no more than two feet wide. At their summit, sit three
clusters on the half way line floodlights and two lights on the outer
four. These clusters are attached to a six-foot wide rectangular
structure, which provides a walkway for any necessary maintenance work.
One wonders as to whether these viewing platforms add another six to the
The 2006/07 pre-season represents no rest with
further ground developments and pitch improvements taking place. A new
pre-fabricated stand was erected in the summer of 2006. The corrugated
roof of the stand is held aloft by nine blue steel posts. Housed within
are three rows of 100 black plastic seats.In addition to the new stand,
Radford have cleverly erected
alongside this a corrugated canopy,
attached to the Clubhouse. This is held a loft by nine blue steel stanchions,
which form part of the perimeter
barrier. It is claimed that this can provided cover
for 200 supporters, but I would consider this to be a rather excessive
estimate. The Clubhouse itself has
an unusual roof featuring two rising triangular partitions
segregated in the middle by a large wooden greeting sign in claret and
blue - ‘Welcome to Radford F.C.’. Flanked
on either side of the building are two small ‘T’ shaped modern
floodlights with three clusters attached to each.
The light blue boardings protecting the windows from vandalism are removed
on matchdays. Also to protect the premises, the Club have erected a large
metal fence all the way round the ground, with re-enforced blue metal
gates at the entrance.
The light blue boardings protecting the windows from vandalism are removed on matchdays. Also to protect the premises, the Club have erected a large metal fence all the way round the ground, with re-enforced blue metal gates at the entrance.
solid white barrier surrounds the pitch, with bright orange plastic
sheeting placed beneath the barrier to prevent the ball going too far
out of play. Another
distinguishing feature at the ground are the two dug outs on the
halfway line. Both are colourfully coated in brown and blue paint, with two
solid steel poles holding up the roof.
Gracefully, Radford have gone for a bit of glamour by attaching shiny
steel plates onto the face of the dugouts to indicate ‘Home’ and
|The Club has worked extremely hard to continue to improve facilities with improved dugouts, clubhouse, a player's tunnel, female toilets etc. Over the close season of 2008, volunteers worked tirelessly on ground improvements, the main one being the construction of a covered standing area along a third of a side. Hard standing has also been improved. A newly formed supporters club have taken control of a new club shop at the entrance to the ground.|
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