Exhibition will celebrate Leamington FC’s most successful FA Cup run

Jason Cadden
Jason Cadden

A display at Leamington Art Gallery and Museum will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Leamington Football Club reaching the first round proper of the FA Cup.

During the 2005/06 football season Brakes went on the most successful cup run of their modern incarnation, defeating five teams to reach the first round proper of the FA Cup.

On November 5 2005, they faced Colchester United - a professional team six leagues above them - losing 9-1 but scoring a spectacular goal courtesy of Richard Adams .

To mark the achievement, the Warwickshire Beer Company brewed a special beer called Brakes Fluid.

A beer bottle and a match-day shirt are among items that the team manager at the time Jason Cadden has donated to the gallery.

These will be displayed alongside items including a signed match football and programme from the day.

A film documenting the cup run will also be shown and there will be a place for people to share their memories of the day.

senior curator Vicki Slade said: “It was a fantastic achievement for Leamington Football Club to reach the first round proper of the FA Cup, and a wonderful occasion for the town.

“It’s only fitting that ten years on we celebrate this.

“We’re very grateful to Jason Cadden for generously donating and lending items from his personal collection, which has made this display possible.”

The exhibition runs from Tuesday to Sunday December 6.