Founded in 1887 as Downs FC in Downs Rd Hackney, the club moved to its present site that same year where it remains to this very day. Today with Chief Executive Vince McBean at the helm, the club is continuing to develop the foundations for the future based on a long term structure. Whilst no longer one of the major players on the non league scene the club’s youth development is legendary with hundreds of its players passing through its doors and going on to Senior clubs. Read more about Clapton’s history.