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Raynes Park Vale FC was founded in 1995 from the merger of two clubs, Raynes Park FC and Malden Vale FC.
Raynes Park FC was founded in 1954, taking over from the Southern Railway Football Sect. From these humble beginnings, the club ran five senior teams on Saturdays. The 1st & 2nd XI's played out of the Surrey Premier League. The 3rd team played in the Surrey South Eastern Counties League, whilst the 4th & 5th teams played in the Kingston & District. Raynes Park also had an over 35's team who played their matches on Sundays and also ran youth teams from under 14's to under 18's.
Malden Vale FC was founded in 1967 by the then Chairman Stephen Pearce. They spent their first decade of existence playing in the North Surrey Youth League, the Sunday Sportsman League, South Thameside League & the Surrey Combination League. Malden Vale won a total of 37 honours at junior & intermediate level. Malden Vale gained senior status in the 1977-78 season and was duly elected to the Surrey Senior League. The following season the league changed its name to the Home Counties League. After one season in the newly named league, Malden Vale applied to join the London Spartan League. They were accepted into the Premier Division. Ten seasons later in the 1988-89 season Malden Vale finished runners-up to Bae Weybridge in the Dan Air League and was promoted to the Diadora League Division 2 South. All of the club's members worked extremely hard to gain C Grade status for entry into the league. The club survived for 5 seasons in the Diadora Isthmian League. At the end of the successful 1993-94 season, managers Mick Brown & Ged Murphy left the club to join Hendon. Unfortunately many of the players followed them and Malden Vale finished bottom of the table the following season.
On Saturday 18th August 1995, after two years in the planning, the newly formed Raynes Park Vale FC played its first match in the Combined Counties League.
During the 1999-2000 season, the club survived attempts by its landlords to encourage the club to look for a new ground. 'The Vale' are now tenants of Wimbledon FC, whom the club wish to thank for all their support and encouragement of grass roots football.