Although the exact date of the club's foundation remains unknown, there was proof that that the club was formed in autumn 1889. The club was formed under the name of Boscombe FC. During their first season, 1889-1900, they competed in the Bournemouth and District Junior League. During the 1913-14 season, they competed in the FA Cup for the first time, but it was abandoned after the outbreak of World War I, and they returned to the Hampshire League. In 1920, Boscombe was promoted to the Southern League.
Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic Football Club Edit
In 1923, the club's name was changed from Boscombe FC to Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic Football Club. The same year, they were offered to join the Football League, and played their first match against Swindon Town, but lost 3-1. They also have more first games history with Swindon, as they played their first match against them, in which they drew 0-0. After World War II, they won their first trophy, after beating Walsall in the Football League Third Division South Cup at Stamford Bridge.