HOME

CLUBS

 

 

siemens  

Est. 1908

Venue

Siemens Sports Ground, Trent Vale Road, Beeston Rylands, Nottingham Tel: 0115 943 3700

Ground Capacity

 

Home Strip

 Away Strip

 
Seating  -

Record Attendance

 
Who are ya?  
What Division are you in? Presently withdrawn from Senior Saturday football
Websites  

 

You must have come in a taxi

From Nottingham - Follow A5005 (Beeston, Long Eaton) out of Nottingham along Castle Boulevard for 1.8 miles. At junction with A52 Dunkirk flyover, continue straight over on A5005 along University Boulevard. At next roundabout, turn left, continuing on the A5005. After 0.8 miles, turn left at traffic lights into Station Road (signposted Beeston Station). * Take the fourth right after 0.4 miles into Grenville Road. At end of Glenville Road, turn left onto Trent Road, and then first right onto Trent Vale Road. Entrance to the complex is 140 yrds on your LHS.

From M1 Jnc 25 - Join the A52 towards Nottm for 3.8 miles. Turn right at Nurseryman Pub onto B6006 Wollaton Road. Continue for 1.3 miles, passing through Beeston town centre. At traffic light crossroads, continue straight over onto Station Road, then as * above.

     Dunn Line No.2000 runs past the Ground (Riverside Road via Beeston town centre - Sandiacre). The alternative solution is to disembark on Nottingham Road opposite Beeston Fire Station and walk down to the ground. TrentBarton Rainbow 5 (Nottm - Derby), No.s 18 & 32 (Nottm - Bulwell) & No.20 (Nottm - Heanor), DunnLine No.1 (Nottm-Derby) & NottsDerby No.17 (Nottm - Beeston) all run down Nottingham Road.

  Beeston - 0.3 miles. Regular Midland Mainline services between Nottingham & London

                     

For a map of the location, Click here.

 

My garden shed is bigger than this

Siemens Football Club take their name from the world renowned electronic communications firm, who happen to be one of the major industrial players in the area.

The Club has always forged close links with local industry. Indeed, it was originally formed in 1908 as a works side for the LMS Ericsson telephone communications firm. Up until the commencement of the 2006/07 season, they were known as Siemens EWS, tying in links with the English, Welsh & Scottish rail transportation group. Siemens have tended over the years toSEFC06_dec05.jpg (33264 bytes) regard the Club as a central point to meet socially away from the factory, rather than taken too seriously a push up the footballing pyramid. Despite this, they have managed to capture the Notts Alliance on two separate occasions. Firstly in 1967, with a number of players who would go on to play league football, including future Notts County Manager, Mick Walker. Secondly in 1993, under the guidance of another County hero, Ian McCulloch. In the same year, the Club also captured the Notts Alliance League Cup. There last major achievement was winning the Midland Regional Alliance in 1997, before becoming founder members of the NSL in 2004. In the summer of 2008, the club withdrew from senior level football, citing a lack of playing staff after a difficult season finishing bottom of the NSL. The Vets site are keeping the name going in their 100th year, whilst the club look to restructure.

Set on the banks of the River Trent, The Siemens Sports and Social club complex occupies a huge plot of land surrounded by an abundance of activity. As well as residential housing, you'll find a large allotment area, the busy Beeston Marina boating workshops, and a holiday home site. There are three pitches in use, as well as a carefully guarded cricket wicket. Siemens pitch is near the holiday home, the furthest away from the clubhouse. Indeed, at half-time players many well find that it's time to come back before they've even settled down for a half time orange. Rather unnervingly, players and spectators will also find a SEFC05_dec05.jpg (31940 bytes)huge electricity pylon's cables running diagonally overhead across the pitch. A novel way to promote playing football on the deck I suppose.

The actual pitch side facilities are in a pretty poor state of disrepair, with a lot of evidence of rust and decay. However, the Club do boast one of the most unusual covered stands in Nottinghamshire. Hogging a small section on the halfway line on the southside of the pitch, the Club have constructed what resembles a homemade grey corrugated sheeting offer, complete with overhanging roof and fascia. The stand is held aloft by four metal polls and has a gap in the middle as its entrance. This unique little stand is flanked on either side by two dugouts. both of these are made out of cream breezeblock and have had a wooden roof erected, held aloft by two posts, with the roof covered in tarpaulin.

Temporary perimeter barriers are used on three sides of the ground using wooden stakes. On the southSEFC04_dec05.jpg (33239 bytes) side of the ground, a series to concrete posts, many looking worse for the wear hold aloft a battered rusty white barrier.

As mentioned previously, the Clubhouse at the north entrance to the ground. This is a level roofed  linked building, attached to the changing rooms. Half has been painted green to blend in more with the fields behind it.

From the beginning of the 2006/07 season, Boots Athletic  began using the Siemens Sports Ground following their eviction from Lady Bay, their home for 80 years.

Future Plans

 None disclosed

 

Additional Photography

                                                      

  SEFC02_dec05.jpg (52017 bytes)            SEFC03_dec05.jpg (40498 bytes)          SEFC07_dec05.jpg (30831 bytes)

     Click on a thumbnail to view a full size picture.

Christopher Rooney  - permission required for photo & text usage

   HOME

CLUBS