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Football is an international language, and many people from different cultures and backgrounds enjoy kicking a ball about. We do too.

The Above Bar Church Football team has two weekly meetings, on Thursdays and Saturdays.


Come along to meet others who enjoy playing the beautiful game for a kick-about. We’re keen to welcome newcomers, so we make the atmosphere fun and relaxed.

Join us on Thursdays, 9pm to 10pm, at Thornden School (SO53 2DW).


Our Saturday team plays in the Solent Churches' League. It’s a competitive league, but we think it’s pretty fun! To find out how we’re doing, visit the Solent Churches' League website.

Contact Callom Harkrader or Kai Solheim to find out how you can get involved. All lads who love football can join us. We hope that girlfriends, wives (wags!) and kids will also feel part of our community too!

A team game

We also plan various social events around our activities, things like pub quizzes and various informal get-togethers. There is a great mix of people involved in Above Bar Church football. All love football; some are single, some married, some in work, some not, some are Christians, some aren’t.

Mission statement

Above Bar Church believes God is great, He loves everything, and He loves people. We know a lot of people don’t agree with this but we’d love everyone to have the opportunity to experience it. ABC FC loves football. As part of the church, ABC FC exists so that anyone, whatever they believe, can enjoy playing football together with people who have experienced God’s love for themselves. We hope this reflects how great we believe God is. We have two team values:

1. Support each other: on and off the pitch.

2. Always compete fairly, every game.