Hampton FC were formed in 1921, changing their name to Hampton & Richmond Borough in 1999. The Club are the only Senio Football team in a Borough dominated by Rugby clubs. In their first foray into Senior Football, Hampton became members of the Surrey Senior League and in 1964 claimed the Championship and then accepted an invitation to join the Spartan League. In the next seven seasons Hampton won four league titles and a runners-up spot (including several league and cup doubles) as the Beavers became one of the top local sides. In 1967 Hampton became one of the first non league sides to install floodlights and after two seasons in the Athenian League (1971/73), Hampton moved up to the Isthmian League.
The Beavers held their own in Division One until 1990 when a slide down the league saw them slump to Division 3 for the 1991/92 season. Hampton returned to Division 2 after one season but between 1994 and 1998 Hampton, guided by Manager, Chic Botley and his Chairman Bob Hayes, surged up the league to the Premier Division for the 1998/99 season. In 1997 a new stand was built at the Club House end (now named the Alan Simpson Stand, in honour of the Club President who first became associated with the club some 30 years earlier).
The Beavers, still regarded by many as a `Village Club`, surprised many by staying in the top flight for five seasons before relegation at the end of the 2002/03 season. During the 200/01 season Hampton , under Steve Cordery, also made it to the F A Cup 1st Round Proper for the first time, only to go out to Football League side Barnet, 2-1 after leading 1-0 with less than ten minutes to go.
Determined to get back to the Premier Division Hampton convinced Alan Devonshire, of West Ham and England fame, to join the cause. At the end of the 2003/04 season Hampton gained a promotion spot, and then just missed out on a Conference South promotion play off spot by a solitary point in 2004/05. During the next season, 2005/06, Hampton led the Isthmian (sponsored by Ryman) Premier for three months but slipped to fifth by the end of the campaign, however it took a 3-0 defeat at Fisher Athletic in the Play Off Final to stop Hampton's attempt to get to the Nationwide Conference South. Hampton also won the Middlesex Senior Cup for the first time in their history beating Conference South, Hayes, in a penalty shoot out.
After four years of steady progress though, the Beavers annexed the 2006/07 Championship of the Ryman League, coming through the pack in one of the league's closest championship races, to make sure of the title on a thrilling last day and book their place in the Blue Square Conference South for the 2007/08 season.
The first two seasons in the Blue Square South saw the club surprise all comers, in 2007/08 the first team finished 3rd in the Division, losing out in the Play Off Final to Eastbourne Borough at Stevenage Borough and reaching the 1st round of the FA Cup, only to lose to League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge. The 2008/09 season saw the club finish runners up to AFC Wimbledon, and suffer play off heartbreak once again as Hayes and Yeading United came from behind to defeat the Beavers 3-2 in the play off final at Beveree in front of over 3000 fans. During the season the club also received a record fee for young striker Ben Wright who’s 13 goals in 18 games saw him earn a move to Peterborough United.
The past two season’s have seen the club consolidate it’s place in the Blue Square Bet South finishing 14th and 18th respectively. At the end of the 2010/11 season Alan Devonshire moved to Braintree Town after 8 season’s at Beveree. The club acted swiftly to appoint his assistant Mark Harper to the managers role as the club enter a new era full of confidence.
In 2003 the club became a limited company and over the past years has seen a sustained gradual improvement in the facilities at Beveree, during this time the club house and dressing rooms have been completely refurbished, a new boardroom and hospitality block have been built and a 250 seater stand has been installed. Beveree now has all the required facilities for the Blue Square Premier Division.
The 2010/11 season saw the club run it’s own Football Academy for the first time as Hampton & Richmond Borough look to develop the next generation of talent to ensure the continues success of the club for many years to come.