Portobello FC


Portobello FC

I was delighted to find a new club local to me this week. I was even more delighted to see their unique shirts. The boys at Portobello Football Club were kind enough to send me some details of the club and its ethos. I wish them well.

“Portobello Football Club is a hyper-local football club representing the world-famous Portobello Road and the local community in Notting Hill and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Kicking off this season (22/23), Portobello FC aims to challenge the status quo and to become one of the most exciting projects in non-League football by embracing the colourful and creative nature of the community.

The area is known across the world for the Portobello Road Market, the Notting Hill Carnival, and the film ‘Notting Hill’ starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts! Popular with tourists, it was also the stomping ground for the iconic punk-rock band The Clash as well as the British reggae group Aswad!

Working with American sportswear brand Icarus, Portobello FC have been able to produce an eye-catching collection of kits that are far from boring and have sold across the world. Portobello FC have also collaborated with London-based street artist FacesOrFaces to produce a limited edition, graffiti-style football kit!

Behind the Badge: The peacock, a symbol of pride, integrity, and beauty. A bird as colourful as Portobello Road, a nod to the Notting Hill Carnival, and a promise to play the beautiful game the way it is supposed to be played. The crown, a symbol to represent the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea – our wider community.

The club will be competing in the Middlesex County Football League at the very bottom of the English Football pyramid.”

I wish them every success in the seasons ahead. If Dorking Wanderers can do it ………

Get in touch with the club via their website or via Twitter

A Unique Shirt for a Unique Club

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