The Torbay Police Football Club was founded in October 2010 by three members of the Devon & Cornwall Police.
Their main reason for doing so was to raise money for local charities and children whilst being involved in a sport they are passionate about. They also wanted to incorporate more sport and social events into local officers off duty time. The Charity/Exhibition matches are played predominantly by staff of the force, and they are all paying members of the Force Sports Association. All matches are played by off duty members of staff and all donate to the designated charities in order to play.
The team is kindly sponsored by a well respected local business KJ Lack Funeral Services, and has been lucky enough to use the Devon County Football Association Ground, Coach Road, Newton Abbot for many of their matches. The Devon County FA have been very supportive of the team and as such this venture could not have got off the ground without their assistance. The team has also received a great deal of support from local clubs Torquay United FC and Buckland Athletic FC.
Each match has been kindly sponsored by local businesses, and raffle prizes for events have been donated by members of the local community as well as businesses. We are very appreciative of this support. So far the club, with its supporters and the local community, have raised funds for the Rowcroft Hospice, CLIC Sargent, Leukaemia Research, Victim Support and local children with life limiting/changing illnesses and local RNLI stations. We have adopted the Rowcroft Hospice and the Children's Hospice SW as our main charities at present.
The club is proud to be linked to the late Jimmy Langley (Gentleman Jim) of England, Fulham, Qpr, Leeds Utd and Brighton. One of our founders is Jim's grandson.