The History of Invicta 2011-2020

THE HISTORY OF CACT INVICTA FOOTBALL CLUB (FORMERLY BEXLEY INVICTA FOOTBALL CLUB)

This is the story of those living for the Club from the early days right through until the present. Through the hardwork in establishing the Club, recruiting players, purchasing the first kit, winning the first match, winning the first silverware through to winning the London Unity League and becoming the first LGBT+ Football Club to be formally affiliated to a Professional Football Club and Community Trust.

This is the story of Invicta as recalled by Brian Silk, Founder and Chairman from January 2011 to July 2015 and Gary Ginnaw, Player-Manager from July 2015 to date.

A rare photo of an early Invicta training session in Danson Park.

Chapter One – Before the Beginning

 

Chapter Two – The Beginning and the Early Days

 

Chapter Three – 2011/12 Season

 

Chapter Four – LUL Debut – 2012/13 Season

 

Brian Silk (left), Founder and Chairman 2011-15, with Club Captain, Liam Cooper, Hall Place, November 2012

Chapter Five – A Hard Slog – 2013/14 Season

 

Chapter Six – League Consolidation – 2014/15 Season

 

Chapter Seven – The New Guard – 2015/16 Season

 

Chapter Eight – Sparrows Lane Awaits – 2016/17 Season

 

Chapter Nine – London Unity League Champions 2017/18

 

LUL Chair Brian Silk presents Gary with the 2017/18 LUL Shield.

Chapter Ten – Rebuilding Invicta – 2018/19 Season

 

Chapter Eleven – Goals, Growth and Curtailment – 2019/20 Season