Our Story

FC Isle of Man crestFC Isle of Man is a community-based football club, owned by its members and affiliated to the Isle of Man Football Association.

Our aims are high. We want to compete at the most competitive level possible and develop individuals capable of performing at the highest National and International ranks of football.

FC Isle of Man will provide fantastic opportunities for Manx resident players by exposing them to regular, high-quality competition and will give them the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Timeline

  • Summer/Autumn 2018 – An idea is born; does the Isle of Man think a having a local club playing in the English National League System is a good idea?
  • Summer/Autumn 2018 – A Facebook survey is launched to gather reaction and ideas.
  • Summer/Autumn 2018 – Preliminary discussions commence with regulatory and governing bodies to investigate feasibility of a Manx club joining the FA National League System.
  • March 2019 – Kick Off meeting with interested parties is held on Isle of Man to identify individuals interested in joining a project/steering group.
  • Jul 2019 – IOMFA engaged and provide approval for steering group to talk to clubs granted.
  • Aug 2019 – Steering Group is formed and inaugural formal steering group meeting is held.
  • Aug 2019 – FC Isle of Man is confirmed as the investigatory club name.
  • Aug 2019 – A series of Town Halls are staged across the island to explain the club vision and objectives
  • Oct 2019 – IOMFA affiliated clubs vote to allow us to seek IOMFA Affiliation for 2020/21 season.
  • Oct 2019 – Application to join NWCFL submitted.
  • Dec 2019 – NWCFL advise us that they’ve recommended FA Council to accept FC Isle of Man into League Constitution from 2020/21 season.
  • Mar 2020 – Agreement with IOM Govt securing Bowl as our home ground for foreseeable future.
  • Mar 23 2020 – COVID 19 Lockdown begins
  • Jul 2020 – Formal affiliation to IOMFA approved.
  • Jul 2020 – Primary sponsor in Manx Telecom announced.
  • Jul 2020 – First training camp held at the Bowl.
  • Jul 2020 – FA place FC Isle of Man in NWCFL (subject to FA Council ratification) for 2020/21 season.
  • Jul 2020 – First Official Supporters club meeting held at Manx Telecom hub.
  • Jul 2020 – FC Isle of Man official supporters choose the first ‘home’ team ECO kit.
  • Jul 2020 – FC Isle of Man announce inaugural game for the club will take place in August against Guernsey FC.