Yateley United was founded on 1st June 2013 by uniting 4 clubs: Beaulieu F.C. (founded 1972), Yateley Green A.F.C. (founded 1985), Yateley F.C. (founded 1902) and Yateley F.C. Youth.
Yateley has a long history with the club originally being named Yateley & Eversley F.C. before 1902. Yateley F.C. was formed on 4th October 1902 at the Chequers Inn, Eversley. The first recorded game was played on 7th January 1903, where they were beaten 7-1 by Camberley Post Office. In 1910, the AGM recorded a deficit of 14/6d. For the first 12 years, the club only played friendly matches. At the AGM at the White Lion, Yateley, in July 1914, George Higgs, secretary and treasurer, was thanked for ten years’ service and the club entered the Aldershot Civilian League. Unfortunatley, in August, war was declared and all football ceased.
Yateley F.C. didn’t resume until the AGM held on 17th August 1921 at the White Lion, where a balance of £4 was carried over from 1914. George Higgs stood down from role of Secretary after over 16 years in the job, but remained Treasurer, whilst still opening the batting for Yateley Cricket Club in 1919, aged 52. The first match of the reformed club was away to Eversley F.C. (now Eversley & California F.C.) on 10th September 1921, but history has not recorded the result.
The next AGM on 15th August 1922, held in the Parish Room, had 25 members attending – the annual subscriptions set at 2/- for adults and 1/- for under 16s. The next year’s AGM was moved to the end of the coming season to decide on joining a league. The opening match was at home against Finchampstead F.C., with Yateley winning 7-2. Yateley’s colours at the time were black and amber shirts with white shorts. On 9th May 1923, the AGM held at the White Lion recorded 25 matches played, 15 won, 4 lost, 6 drawn. They were elected to the Ascot & District League Division 2 and Reserve Division, winning their first league match 3-0 against Finchampstead. At the end of that first season of competitive football, they won promotion to Division 1. The First Team entered charity cups, charging admission of 6d for adults and children half price.
In 1927/28, the club joined Division 2A of the Aldershot Junior League – 14 teams – winning their opening game 5-4 against RAF Farnborough at Manor Park. Yateley remained in the lower reaches of the Aldershot League until 1962/63 when they were promoted to Division 1 as Division 2 runners-up. They finished runners-up in Division 1 for two years before winning Division 1 in 1965/66, but denied election to the Senior League until ground improvements made in 1966/67.
In 1978/79, now renamed Yateley Town F.C., they were founder members of the Home Counties League (formed from Surrey Senior League) and finished 9th out of 13, winning 5, losing 12 and drawing 7. The HCL became the Combined Counties Football League in 1979/80. Yateley Town dropped down into the Aldershot Senior League in 1984/85 and were relegated to Division 1 in 1985/86.
The Town club split into Yateley Town and Yateley Green before the 1985 season and, as Town were relegated, Green were promoted as Division 1 & cup double champions. Green’s progress included the Senior title in 1994/95 and promotion to Hampshire League Division 3, then Division 2 in 1996. When the Hampshire League increased qualifying ground grading facilities, Green dropped back to the Division in 2003. In 2011/12, Yateley Green F.C. won the Surrey Intermediate League Western Premier and were promoted to the Surrey Elite, which they won by 8 clear points in 2012/13.
In 2012, Yateley United were formed uniting all the Yateley senior and junior teams, finishing 4th in the Surrey Elite. In 2017/18, Yateley United dropped back into the Surrey Intermediate League Western Premier, finishing 8th, and in 2018/19 moved to the UHLSport Hellenic League Division 2 East. United played in the Hellenic League Division 2 South in 2019/20 before the season was abandoned due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
View the club’s full League History HERE.