Wilberforce Wanderers vs Clapton CFC preview: Men’s first team in Walthamstow under the lights

Having played Wilberforce Wanderers three times in one month in 2019, then not at all for the next three years, we finally meet again. 

It is an away game, but they have switched the game to Wadham Lodge Stadium so it will feel like a home game.

A CCFC game under the lights is always special and with Wanderers battling relegation and the Tons still harbouring hopes of promotion, it should be spicy.

Founded in a Trafalgar Square pub in August 2002, The Wilberforce Wanderers AFC were originally an Old Boys team for Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

It still recruits young talent from there today – and is named after the Wilberforce Road Sports Ground at the college – but it has also widened its recruitment with players from around the world.

After a few seasons battling in Division 2 of the MCFL, the Wanderers were rewarded with promotion to Division 1 in 2005 and then last season elevated to the Premier Division.

Match information

Wilberforce Wanderers vs Clapton CFC is on Tuesday, March 15 2022 at 7.45pm at the Wadham Lodge Stadium, Kitchener Road, Walthamstow.

This is a Wilberforce Wanderers home game. Entry will be by donation.


Please note: Buses from Walthamstow Central are VERY slow at the moment. Please allow extra time to make the journey – we want as many Tons as possible through the gates before kickoff!

  • Wadham Lodge is about 20 minutes walk from Walthamstow Central station. Turn onto Hoe Street and follow the road all the way along (past the junction with The Bell pub) until Chingford Lane. Continue past Sir George Monoux 6th Form College and take the first right onto Brookscroft Road then left onto Kitchener Road.
  • You can catch a bus along that route too. The 357, 34, 97, 215 will all take you to the top of Brookscroft Road from Walthamstow Central. It will take about 12 minutes.
  • There’s also car parking space available at the ground but it may be better to park on a street nearby.

An important note

Matchday Centres have asked us to ensure that there is no more use of pyro, flares, smoke etc on their property.

This has caused damage to their facilities and complaints from staff, officials and neighbours.

They have also banned glass bottles after a serious incident during a game not involving Clapton.

We have a good working relationship with MDC, who have played an invaluable role in helping us establish the club.

They have said that a failure to observe these rules will lead to sanctions that would be damaging for the club, including but not limited to requiring us to play behind closed doors.

We ask all our fans to respect MDC’s requests in solidarity with our teams and everyone who works hard to run the club.

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