The Club

three teams

The Club
We are Ibis Eagles AFC, merged in 2015 from Ibis FC and BB Eagles.  The merger hides the huge amount of heritage we have as separate clubs, combined totalling 204 years in total.  We play our football in the SAL (Southern Amateur League) – you can find out more here.

We are a small club by comparison to our neighbours, but one that has consistently won silverware and will continue to do so.  This year we are running 4 teams on Saturday, and a Vets team on Sunday.

For a very thorough look back on the history of the two clubs, check out the work of David Bauckham and his article Joint Account.

The Teams
We run 4 teams every Saturday, offering a wide range of playing standards and always on the lookout for new players. Our teams play in the Southern Amateur League and various Cup competitions including the SAL, AFA, and LFFA.

We also have a Vets team that play in Cup competitions during the season.

Meet the teams!
1st XI | 2nd XI | 3rd XI | 4th XI | Vets XI

On Saturday
The new season is tentatively scheduled for a 5th September start for the 2020/21 season.  When managers request your availability for the next few months, please confirm asap so they can prepare squads in good time for Saturday.

Our home games are played at either Chiswick Cricket Club or GSK, Swyncombe Playing Fields near Boston Manor/Northfields.

Saturday is not all about the football.  Following the game, it is expected you take part in hospitality provided, as well as stick around for a drink or two with your teammates (life allowing) to build the team and club spirit, Home or Away.

Coronavirus will impact some of this for the foreseeable future.

Training
Pre-season training for 2020/2021 is expected to start 12th August, at 7pm.  Risk assessments and registrations for attendance will be required.

During the season, we usually run training every Wednesday 8-9.00pm at Club des Sports in East Acton, a 10-minute walk from East Acton station on the Central line.

The sessions are run by qualified coaches and your attendance is expected, but please make sure you wear Astros or similar – no boots allowed.

Code of Conduct
As an Ibis Eagles player, you will be expected to play the game in the best traditions of sportsmanship, self-discipline and hospitality.  We have a full code of conduct on our website, please study and follow it carefully here.

Simply put, show respect for your teammates, opponents, referees and yourself.  At no point is this more important than on match day.

Membership
Membership per year is £120 standard, £60 for a student.

Honours

2015/16
Ibis Eagles Reserves – Intermediate Division 3 Champions

2016/17
Ibis Eagles Reserves – SAL Cup Winners
Ibis Eagles Reserves – LFFA Cup Winners
Ibis Eagles Veterans – LFFA Vet Cup Winners
Ibis Eagles 5th XI – LFFA Cup Runners Up

2017/18
Ibis Eagles 4th XI – LFFA Cup Winners

2018/19
Ibis Eagles 1st XI – LFFA Cup Runners Up