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      Raynes Park Vale FC was formed in
      1995 following the merger of Raynes
      Park and Malden Vale (formed 1967).

      Raynes Park FC used to be based
      at Taunton Avenue, SW20 at the
      Raynes Park Recreation Group until
      the 1995/96 merger.  Raynes Park FC
      was originally the Southern Railways    Grand Drive
      Football Section (formed 1928) and      Raynes Park
      were known as Southern Railway until    Greater London
      they changed name to Raynes Park        SW20 9DZ
      FC in 1964.  The Southern Railway
      Team was a victim of the notorious      STAFF DIRECTORY
      1963 Beeching spending cuts, a          Chairman: John Dalton
      national review into modernising
                                              Secretary: Paul Armour
      the UK's railways.  Southern Railways
                                              General Manager: Marc Skinner
      1950's home kit was Gold and Green
                                              Operations Manager: Helen Dalton
      quarters, the company colours.
                                              Team Manager: Josh Gallagher
      Raynes Park FC home shirt colours
                                              Programme Editor: Mark Ferrari
      were Red and Black stripes (similar
      to AC Milan).  Another home kit was
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      light blue shirts and white shorts.
      Raynes Park FC ran five senior teams    Redhill vs RPVFC
      on Saturdays.  The 1st and 2nd
      XI's played in the Surrey Premier
      League.  The 3rd team played
      in the Surrey South Eastern
      Combination while the 4ths and
      5ths played in the Kingston and
      District League.  They also ran an
      over 35's team and youth teams
      aged 14 to 18.
      Source: Former RPV FC President,
      Robert Hallett Senior, who was
      instrumental in the formation of both
      the Rayes Park and Raynes Park Vale

      football clubs.

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