Welcome to the home of The Rams Army, the supporter’s club of AFC Croydon Athletic which is a member of the Southern Counties East Football League. The club is owned by the supporters and was formed in 2012 following the demise of Croydon Athletic FC.
Our aim is to support the club in any way we can. This generally takes the form of financial support, but we also aim to assist with ground improvements, repairs and development as well providing vocal support for the team.
Live football returned to Mayfield Stadium on Saturday 29th August and under the latest Government guidelines regarding Covid-19 spectators were allowed to watch the match. AFC Croydon Athletic welcomed Corinthian Casuals for the final pre-season friendly and although we lost, somewhat unjustly, 4-1 it was great to welcome spectators back to Mayfield. This was a Covid-19 “test” match for us. The game was played on the main pitch with the bar and kitchen facilities in the clubhouse open. The club have taken extensive steps to ensure the safety of everyone attending the game. You are now able to pay by card at the turnstile, you will have your temperature taken on arrival and be expected to leave contact details in case of the need for Track and Trace. There is a one-way system in operation, queuing for the bar with a maximum of 50 people in the clubhouse at any time. Half of the seat rows in the main stand are inaccessible. There are sanitizer stations around the ground. The friendly was restricted to 150 spectators.
Our foray into the FA Cup for 2020/2021 began and ended on Tuesday 1st September when we lost comprehensively to Sutton Common Rovers! However, we did have almost 200 spectators and our Covid-19 precautions appeared to have worked well. We now have an online Track & Trace app at EvePass which you can sign up to and then simply use your phone to sign-in at the turnstile.
We continue to learn and develop our Covid-19 precautions but overall the matches so far have been successful from that point of view. If you would be interested in taking on a role as Steward please let me know as we could always use additional stewards.
The club have a brand new website – without all of the annoying adverts! It is also much easier to navigate and find the upcoming fixtures, for example. Why not take a look by clicking here.
Admission prices for the 2019/20 season will see a small increase for the first time in four seasons. Adult entry will be £8, concessions £6, juniors remains at £3 with those 11 and under who are accompanied are free.
If you would like to become a member of AFC Croydon Athletic you can use this form: Membership Form 2019-20 or contact us to arrange payment. You can join on the night of the AGM but the meeting is only open to members. The AGM is now confirmed for Wednesday 21st August.
Membership of The Rams Army is only £5.00 per season (£1.00 for under 16s) and is open to anyone. Members of AFC Croydon Athletic are automatically enrolled as members of The Rams Army. If you would like to join The Rams Army you can pay online or in the clubhouse on match days. You can pay for your membership today by visiting the Store.