A not so short story of the club's short history
KCS Old Boys Football Club was formed to meet the demand for high level football post school and university for leavers of KCS. One drunken evening a group of leavers from 99' made the big decision to build an Old boys side. A meeting was held at the Sporting Page in Chelsea where plans were drawn up for the club formation. Life started in the rough and tumble of the London Sunday leagues, before one death threat too many drove us to seek a high quality more gentile opposition to match our brand of beautiful football. A decision was made to join the Arthurian League, a league of all old boys public school sides. After a number of grading matches, in which we slaughtered the opposition, it was decided we would join in Division 1; the highest ever placed new side. After lighting up the league in the early part of the 2006/07 campaign with 5 wins in our first 6 games, the lack of depth began to show and we fell away towards the end of the season. 2007/08 saw some new faces added to an already exciting squad. The new players soon bedded in and becoming integral members of the side. The large squad gave us greater depth and with some great end of season form the side gained promotion to the top flight in only the club's second season.
That promotion lead to somewhat of a golden period for the club over the following two seasons. The first campaign in the Premier League saw the side finish in a respectable 5th position following an impressive second half of the season while, in the 2009/10 season, the side managed an impressive 3rd place finish as well as a place in the Arthur Dunn Cup Final. Although a narrow 1-2 extra-time defeat was ultimately disappointing, it remains a highlight in the short history of the club.
There were, though, some disappointments to follow as the 1st XI saw relegation from the Premier Division in both the 2010/11 and 2012/13 seasons. On both occasions the side managed to bounce straight back up as champions of Division 1, however, and the aim must now be to become an established top division team.
In 2009, the club was delighted to introduce a 2nd XI for the first time. The side entered into Division 5, the bottom rung of the Arthurian League set-up, and, although the first season was a bit of a struggle and ended with the team finishing second bottom of the league, two successive promotions meant that they found their way to Division 3.
They have stayed at this level for two season since and are looking to push on for a promotion to Division 2 - the highest level that any 2nd XI side can reach in the AL.
Annual 5-a-side Tournament
Each year, the club organises a 5-a-side tournament for old King's boys. It's traditionally a battle of the year groups. Last year was won by the leavers from 2001, who were all thirty years old and in their footballing prime. The winning team can be seen on the bottom right side of the page.
Any old boys from King's are welcome to enter a team, regardless of playing for the club. It's a fun day of football, old friends and more football.
Towards the end of the season each year, the club hosts the annual KCS Old Boys fans day, where both teams play at the same venue (ideally) and we all try to get as many of our friends and family down for the afternoon. The football itself is followed by tea and then some drinks later in the evening. We even create a matchday programme for the event. You can see the 2014 fans day programme here.