Bessingby Park Rangers was founded back in the summer of 1973. Bessingby began as an offshoot from a very successful Cub Scout team, 5th Ruislip Spitfires. In the seventies Scouting was very popular and there were many Cub and Scout groups playing in their own football leagues.
The club was formed by a group of interested parents who had a passion for football and wanted their sons to succeed and enjoy the game without the pressure that a big football club would bring.
Originally called “Harewood United” (the surname of their founding member) the name was changed by general consensus in 1974 to “Bessingby Park Rangers FC” to reflect the home ground and the local area where most of the team lived.
The club grew steadily and by 1978 it managed 4 teams spanning Under 11’s to Under 15’s. Their very first Chairman was Tom Sharkey with Eric Brown as general Secretary and John Crimmins as Treasurer. The remaining team managers made up the clubs management committee.
By 1979-80 John Crimmins had been elected General Secretary and was in charge of the Club. It was at this time that Bessingby merged with “Venturer’s Boys Club”. This enabled them to use facilities at Bessingby Hall on Field End Recreation Ground for training purposes.
Since 2008, Bessingby has once again flourished and now has 17 teams amounting to over 200 players from Under 5’s through to an adult team and also a women’s team.
With a newly refurbished clubhouse the club is well set to embark on increasing its numbers by offering children and adults the opportunity to play football while keeping them involved in football in a safe and controlled environment
Ever since forming those years ago, parents have always been encouraged to be part of the club and provide that community feeling , through volunteering and support.
To recognise the work by the club and all the volunteers Middx FA awarded Bessingby with the Chartered Club of the Month award for Sept 2019.
This award follows on from the Harrow Youth League award as club of the year for 2016/17.
These award’s are very prestigious and again shows the work the club is doing in the community.