We take a quick look at Plymouth Parkway
IN BRIEF – PLYMOUTH PARKWAY
FIXTURE:Plymouth Parkway v Port Vale
DATE:Monday 21st July
The club was formed in 1988 after a group of layers left Plymouth Kolts and joinedthe Plymouth & District League in Division 4. They secured sponsorship from Exeter Airport, and as part of that deal they changed their name to Ex-Air Flyers, becoming the first club in Plymouth to be sponsored from outside the city limits.
In 1992 they were accepted into the Premier Division of the Devon League but the club had to change its name so they become known as EAF Plymouth FC.
Before the 1993–94 season they were offered a number of extra facilities and help to the club, so the club changed their name to Plymouth Parkway FC. Five seasons later in 1998 the club left the Devon league to join the South Western League.
During their build up to the 2001/02 season the club announced they would be developing an area of Manadon as their new ground, to be known as Bolitho Park. While work was being completed, with controversial assistance from Plymouth City Council, they used The Brickfields athletics ground in Devonport, before they moved to their new and current home in August 2003.
In the 2007–08 season the club became founding members of the South West Peninsula League, when the South Western Football League and the Devon County Football League merged. The club has remained in the premier division of the South West Peninsula League ever since.
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