Est. 1964


Selhurst Street, Off Radford Road, Radford, Nottingham. Tel: 0115 9423250

Ground Capacity


Home Strip

 Away Strip

Seating 100

Record Attendance

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
Websites www.freewebs.com/radfordfc


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.

The most 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. Earth 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 ground capacity!

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.

A 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 ‘Away’ areas. Let it be known that this is not the first bit of glamour to be associated with the club. In 1977, at their previous home of Melbourne Park, the BBC programme Nationwide were in attendance to interview representatives of the club, having just become the first amateur side in Britain to be allowed to wear advertising on their shirts.

Future Plans

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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