Reigate Priory FC was founded in 1870 and was one of only 15 teams to contest the inaugural FA Cup competition in the debut season of 1871. It was the first time a football cup competition had rules and structure. Priory competed in the next 6 seasons plus another 3 while members of the Surrey Senior League in the late 1920’s. In those 9 seasons the club only won one FA Cup tie (a 1-0 win over Barnes). Reigate Priory is one of only a handful of clubs still in existence from the original 15 teams as they were known, to contest the inaugural FA Cup.
Today the adult club runs 5 teams in the Mid Sussex League. For more details visit their dedicated website: www.rpfc.uk
The Youth club whilst carrying the same name and badge is run as a separate entity with its own committee and funding. It was started in 2006 by Richard Stephen who managed his son’s youth team and became Chairman of the Youth Club. He has overseen the rapid growth of the youth club to one of the largest youth sports clubs in the Borough of Reigate and Banstead with over 850 members.