About Us

About Us
Athletic Newham Football Club is a football club based in London, England. They are currently members of the Essex Senior League and play at the Terence McMillan Stadium in Plaistow.

The club was founded in 2015 as a youth team, then known as Lopes Tavares London, before moving into adult football the following season, joining the Premier Division of the Essex Alliance Football League.

They played at the Memorial Recreation Ground in West Ham. They finished eighth in their first season and fifth in 2017–18, before successfully applying to join the new Division One South of the Eastern Counties Football League for the 2018–19 season, but also keeping a side in the Essex Alliance League calling them Athletic Newham “A”.

On 27 August 2020, the club announced the renaming of the club to Athletic Newham. In 2021, the club were promoted to the Essex Senior League based on their results in the abandoned 2019–20 and 2020–21 seasons.

During the Pre-Season for the 2023/24 season the club was happy to announce that they would be having a Sunday side for the season ahead.

The club play at the Terence McMillan Stadium. The stadium has one stand with seats for 192 spectators. The stadium is named after the first Mayor of Newham. The club share the ground with Clapton.

Highest league position: 6th in Essex Senior League
Best FA Vase performance: Fifth round, 2021–22