Shortwood United Football Club

Based in Nailsworth, the club are currently members of Division One South & West of the Southern League and play at the Meadowbank Ground.

Established in 1900, in Shortwood, Nailsworth, the club was promoted from the Stroud and District League to the Gloucestershire Northern Senior League in the early 1970s, before joining the Gloucestershire County League in 1975.

After finishing as runners-up in 1979-80 and 1980-81, the club won the league in 1981-82 and were promoted to the Premier Division of the Hellenic League. After finishing second in 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2011-12, the club were promoted to the Southern League in 2012.

The 2013-14 season saw the club reach the first round of the FA Cup for the first time in their history. After beating Football Conference club Aldershot Town away from home in the fourth qualifying round, Shortwood went on to play Port Vale in the first round in a game broadcast live on BT Sport. The 4-0 home defeat saw a new record attendance of 1,247 set.

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