Oakham United was formed in 2011 after changing its name from Rutland Rangers and with Oakham Imperial uniting the two clubs together.
Rutland Rangers was formed in 1996 joining the Grantham & District League, after
progressing through the divisions enjoying many league and cup success in all competitions
we decided to join the Peterborough & District League for the season 2004 -
2003 George Wood Trophy Winners
Culverthorpe Cup Runners up
Senior Cup Winners
Peterborough & District Football league
Senior cup Winners
Senior cup Winners
Presidents Shield Winners
Oakham United in the United Counties League.
After winning promotion in 2014/15 Oakham United were placed in the United Counties
League Division One for the 2015/16 season, thereby becoming Rutland's first ever
club to play at Step 6 of the non-
The opening fixture at home to Buckingham Town was a Groundhop event which attracted
a record attendance of 341. This boosted the average attendance for the season to
67, which was the third highest in the league. The game saw Oakham collect their
first three points in the UCL with an impressive 5-
September saw Oakham United competing in the FA Vase for the first time and were
drawn away to Shirebrook Town of the Northern Counties East League.
The last day of the month saw Oakham progress in the Leicestershire and Rutland Senior Cup with a home win over Barlestone St.Giles, eventually going on to the final in May. This established another first as Oakham United are the only team from Rutland to reach the LRSC final since the competition was established in 1887.
In the league Oakham finished in a creditable twelfth place and a goal tally of 65. The top scorer was Lewis Leckie with 32 goals in all competitions.
The 2016/17 season started with a Groundhop game again, this time away at Rushden
and Higham United. The result was a record 7-
At the beginning of the season the management team was expanded to include Seb Hayes and Darren Edey.
After four games Oakham were the only team in UCL Division 1 to have a 100% record. This was acknowledged by a website called Base of the Pyramid which selected Oakham as team of the week at Step 6.
A crowd of 120, which was the highest attendance since the opening Groundhop game in 2015/16, saw Oakham win the local derby with Melton Town, At the end of August Oakham were still unbeaten and the management team received the UCL Manager of the Month award.
September saw the club win in the FA Vase for the first time. History in the making.
Gedling Miners Welfare was the venue with Oakham progressing 3-
September also saw James North win the Stamford and Rutland Sports News Breakthrough Player of the Year award.
By October results started to be more mixed and with the departure of the management team in December the club was looking for a new manager. Will Moody was appointed on 21 December. Over the next two months most of the established players had left the club and by March the team had changed completely from the start of the season. Nevertheless, because of the good start to the season Oakham finished in 11th place in the league and with four more points than the previous season.
The start of the 2017/18 campaign was marked by managerial changes. After two games
Will Moody was replaced by Kai Brownhill as manager, who then resigned in September.
A few weeks later Joe Featherstone was appointed as manager with Ryan Hunnings as
his assistant. In November Joe Featherstone left with Ryan taking over as manager.
At this point Oakham were in the relegation zone and despite a slight improvement
in results towards the end of the season Oakham were not able to avoid the drop.
However, there were a couple of highlights. Ironically the club achieved its record
win in the United Counties League in March when Buckingham Town were defeated 9-
Oakham Imperial FC History
The imps were originally formed in the 1940's and stayed in existence for around 20 years with several seasons of success in the Leicester Senior league.
The Imps merged with Oakham Town to form Oakham United in the 60's.
The Imps were reformed by former player Barry Clarke in 1989/1990 when he moved his Manton side to Oakham.
Winners of Melton and Rutland Division 2.
Winners of Melton and Ruland Division 1, Melton and North Leicestershire Challange Cup
Winners of Melton and Rutland Division 1, the League Cup and Knockout Cup
Joined Corby and District league and enjoyed two top 4 finishes.
Joined Leicester and District league
Finished runners up in Division 2 and promoted.
Relegated back to Division 2
Played in Division 2 and would have been promoted in 2011 but the club merger with Rutland Rangers to form Oakham United.
Manager 2005 -
Manager 2008 -