The club was founded in 1989 as Hillingdon Irish Saints FC by amongst
others John Speed and played from the Irish club in Royal Lane
Hillingdon. After a few years the decision was taken to drop the word
'Irish' from the clubs name as it gave the perception that you had to
be Irish to play for the club.
Hillingdon Saints FC built a reputation as a friendly Youth Football Club
gradually growing from a four or five teams to 16 teams. In the year
2000 the club held the first of what has proved to be the bench mark
for all summer 6-a-side tournaments at the old Hayes Manor School.
The tournament was moved to the Cranford Community college and
was held over the second weekend of June each year.
The tournament is now held at the home of Hillingdon Youth Football,
Pole Hill. It is now an integral part of the clubs fund raising efforts
The club became aware that the players needed an option to continue
playing football beyond 16 years of age and Hillingdon Saints FC fielded
a senior side for the first time during the 2006/7 season.
The team played its first season in the London Commercial League but
elected to apply for entry to the 'Cherry Red' Middlesex County
Football League as this put the club on the bottom tier of the official
FA football pyramid and at the same time asked the FA to be allowed
to make one final change to the club's name to Hillingdon FC.
The FA accepted that the club had grown to such a size that it now
drew players from all over the borough and therefore warranted the
name change. Another successful season followed and Hillingdon FC
finished runners up in their division and had earned promotion to the
Second Division of the 'Cherry Red' Middlesex County League.
As the senior team was rapidly establishing a reputation as a
progressive side the club saw the need for a stepping stone between
Sunday Youth Football and the rigorous of a first team debut so the
club applied for entry to, and were accepted into the Southern
Counties Floodlit Youth League at U18s, initially playing football at the
old Vikings ground in Greenford under floodlights on a Wednesday
For the 2008/9 season the team relocated to Uxbridge to play our
football at the newly built Hillingdon Stadium in Gatting Way Uxbridge.
More changes to the club structure has seen us add a Reserve Team
playing in the 'Cherry Red' Middlesex County Reserve Football League
and for the 2009/10 season a third senior side playing in the London
Commercial League. The club now has our own pitches,
clubhouse/changing rooms and the facility to take a young player from
the first time he laces up his boots until the day he decides to hang
them up for good (and hopefully coach the next generation of 'Saints')