Welcome to Barking Football Club. We are a community centred FA Charter Standard club who look to play a part in improving the lives of people associated with the club and of the wider community.
The club runs teams from the First Team who play in the Isthmian League to our mini soccer teams of the Echo League. We are committed to provide facilities and coaching of the highest standard to ensure that those playing and watching are proud to be a part of Barking Football Club.
BARKING FC MANAGEMENT
Rob O’Brien (pictured left) joined Barking FC in December 2008 as Reserve Team manager and soon after, joined the club committee. In June 2011, Rob became chairman of Barking FC and began to implement his plan to get the area Barking a community facing club,
offering teams from a young age to adult along with kids coaching sessions and a scholarship scheme, offering A level and BTEC education programmes. Rob became assistant manager to Mick O’Shea and helped guide the team to the club’s best league position since 2006 and win the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy. Rob and Mick stepped down from the first team to concentrate on running the day to day running of the club and focus on the expanding scholarship programme. Since then, Rob has overseen the club regaining its position in the Isthmian League, the installation of a new 3G playing surface and numerous other initiatives both on and off the field.
Michael (Mick) O’Shea (pictured right) was appointed Barking first team manager in October 2012 and in May 2015 lead the Blues to their first trophy since 1997, beating Clapton 4-2 to claim the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy and our best league placing since 2006. In October 2015, Mick stood down as First Team manager to concentrate on the clubs growing academy scholarship programme. This paid immediate dividends in May 2016, the under 19 scholarship team reached the national final of the Football Conference Youth Alliance League losing 3-1 to Kidderminster Harriers at Wycombe Wanderers’ Adams Park Stadium. Mick is also vice chairman of Barking FC having been elected to that position in 2017.