Full name:- Southam United Football Club
Nickname:- The Saints
Ground:- Banbury Road - Southam
Best league performance:- Midland Combination Premier - 2nd 1997-98
Best FA Cup performance:- 2nd R Q, 2008-09
Best FA Vase performance:- 2nd R Q - 2000-01 and 2007-08
Southam United were founded in 1905 following the amalgamation of two village teams. From 1947 to 1956 the club dominated the Coventry and North Warwickshire League. They took the step up to the Midland Combination in 1980-81 and immediately won the Division Three title. When the League was reorganised in 1983-84, United were placed in the Premier Division, but after several seasons of struggle they were downgraded to Division Two when it was discovered that their pitch was now too short owing to the construction of a bowling green next to it. Finally in 1995-96 United made it back to the Premier Division after two promotions in seven years.
The 1997-98 season was the Saints' most successful as they finished as Premier Division runners up and also won the Birmingham County FA Vase with a 3-0 victory over Shirley Town, but league form since then has been disappointing, with four successive finishes in the bottom two between 2001 and 2004 seeing relegation only staved off each time by a lack of teams with acceptable facilities to be promoted.