AFC Hornchurch have been given the green light to become known simply as Hornchurch.
The Bostik Premier Division club confirmed the approval in this statement:
Following a meeting yesterday (4th April) the FA Council agreed to the club’s application for a change of playing name from AFC Hornchurch to Hornchurch.
This is effective from the start of the 2019/20 season and heralds a new era for the club.
We’d like to thank the supporters who were overwhelmingly in favour of the change, our local MP, Julia Lopez for her support and the FA Membership and Sanctions Committee who received the initial club appilcation and recommended its approval to the FA Council.