About The Club

New Milton Town 

Full Name: New Milton Town
Nickname: The Linnets 
Founded: 1998
Ground: JMC Installations Stadium
Capacity: 3,000 (262 Seated Stand)
Chairman: Lou Fern 
Manager: Paul Turner 
Assistant Manager: Mark Haynes 
Goalkeeping Coach: Martin Pidgley, Joel Hood 
Physio's: Ben Horton, Sam Quinn, Lucy Slater 
League: Wessex League, Division one & 
Hampshire Combination West Division


The club was established in 1998 under the name Lymington & New Milton as a merger of AFC Lymington from the Wessex League and New Milton Town from Division Two of the Hampshire League, with the new club playing at New Milton Town's Fawcetts Field ground, BH25 6QF. The amalgamation of the two clubs also led to the formation of Lymington Town, who entered Division Three of the Hampshire League.

In their first season, Lymington & New Milton retained the Wessex League title won by AFC Lymington in 1997–98.However, they were unable to take promotion as their ground failed to meet the requirements.They were runners-up in the league in each of the next two seasons making another failed application for promotion in 1999–2000.

In 2003–04 Lymington & New Milton were Wessex League champions, earning promotion to Division One of the Isthmian League. However, after a single season in the Isthmian League, they were transferred to Division One South & West of the Southern League. Despite finishing above the relegation zone in 2006–07, the club resigned from the league at the end of the season after most of the club's officials resigned. Dropping back into the Premier Division of the Wessex League, the club were renamed New Milton Town  In 2012–13 they finished bottom of the Premier Division and were relegated to Division One after rescinding their resignation from the league when a proposed merger with Bashley fell through.


The club play at Fawcetts Field on Christchurch Road. The ground is sponsored by JMC Installations and  has a cantilever seated stand on one side of the pitch, with the other three sides left undeveloped.  It has a capacity of 3,000, of which 262 is seated.

Club Honours

Wessex League:

Champions - 1998-1999, 2004-2005, 

Club Records

Best FA Cup Performance: Fourth Qualifying Round-  1999-2000, 2003-2004, 2004-2005

Best FA Trophy Performance: First Qualifying Round - 2005-2006

Best FA Vase Run: Quarter Finals - 1998-1999

Women's Team 

Full Name: New Milton Town Women
Nickname: The Linnets 
Founded: 2016 
Ground: JMC Installations Stadium 
Capacity: 3,000 (262 Seated Stand)
Chairman: Lou Fern
Manager: Lou Fern
Head Coach: Paul Tiller
Development Coach: Poppy Hansford 
Goalkeeping Coach: Joel Hood 

League: Southern Region, Women's Division One
& Hampshire County Division 3  


The Women's team has been in existence since 2016 but the history of the team really started in 2005.

Back then, our Chairman, Lou Fern was running her first team for her daughter, Boscombe Albion under 12's. After six seasons, the girl's teams, then totalling five, broke away to form a female only club, AFC Boscombe. The club and Lou's flagship team, now in Ladies football, went from strength to strength, winning leagues and cups along the way. After 3 promotions in 5 years through the Hampshire County divisions, the team were promoted to the Southern Region Women's league, step 6 on the Women's pyramid. They also won the league cup that season with considerable style.

It was just as the team were securing promotion in the Spring of 2016, that Lou was approached by then NMTFC Chairman,  Scot MacFarlane, to move the team to New Milton. As the team were only playing on parks pitches at the time, the offer of enhanced facilities and the backing of a larger club was a dream come true, certainly one more promotion would mean the team had to secure an enclosed ground to compete in.  In their first season as New Milton and in the Southern Region,  the team did indeed, secure another promotion, reaching the Premier Division as Division One Champions. 


The following season, the AFC Boscombe girls' teams came across en masse and have been enjoying the enhanced facilities ever since.

We have developed a huge amount of talent over the years, many players progressing to play at a higher level and indeed, for their Country.

* Emma Jones - Lewes Women & Wales

* Aleisha Cruwys - Reading & Wales

* Amelia Cruwys - Reading & Wales

* Emilie Castagna - Southampton RTC

* Emily Pitman - Southampton RTC

* Jodie Exley - Reading RTC

* Tia Asker - Yeovil Town 

* Lucy White - Dorset RTC & England Pathway, Brighton U21's 

It's been a wonderful journey and we are confident the female side of the club will continue to flourish.