As Watford's Premier League journey continues, an ever-growing number of fan groups are starting up, both close to home and around the globe.
As Watford's Premier League journey continues, an ever-growing number of fan groups are starting up, both close to home and around the globe.
Below are the contact details and information for various Watford Supporters Groups. If you are involved in organising a supporters group please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so we can add your details. The club or group doesn't have to be official. If you meet up and/or travel to games with fellow 'Orns in your area - perhaps you would like to add some new recruits?
If your area isn’t covered below and you’d like some advice about starting a group, please contact Dave and he’ll be happy to help.
UK & Ireland
City Orns is the supporters group for Watford fans who live or work in London and the surrounding area but this is not a requirement - all are welcome and the group draws regulars from the Home Counties as well as occasional visitors from further afield. Meetings take place at various locations in central London on the first Thursday of each month as the group gathers for a drink, something to eat and to talk over the latest goings on at Vicarage Road.
Additionally the group organise other events such a trips to the cricket in the summer and sometimes meet before away games. Join the mailing list at www.cityorns.co.uk to receive the latest details and meeting dates.
‘Orns in Cornwall
Jamie Leah is a Watford fan in Cornwall, and would like to hear from any like-minded Hornets in the South-West. He is also the editor of Watford fan website Forza Watford! - a regularly updated website containing match previews, reports and reaction, as well as transfer news and commentary regarding the latest developments at Vicarage Road.
East Anglia Horns
EA Horns are an unofficial group of Watford fans based around the wilds of East Anglia. The group have a strong presence at games played when Watford visit their region and usually arrange meeting points (pubs) well known for their friendly welcome. For home fixtures, members congregate at the West Herts Sports Club in Park Avenue.
On occasion, EA Horns organise group travel to high profile away matches, with a fan base that stretches from Cambridge in the West to Billericay in the South and to Norwich in the East. Most fans have a long term affinity with Watford, although the group do have some supporters, who are younger in age who cannot recall the halcyon days of Blissett, Barnes and Jenkins et al.
If you want to find out what the group are up to, or register an interest in keeping informed via email, then please feel free to contact Jerry Ladell on 07858 254003, or via email at email@example.com
East Midlands Hornets
Gathering supporters from all over the East Midlands region from Coventry to Chesterfield, and anywhere in between, East and West. Meeting up approximately every six weeks during the season at a pub/restaurant near junction 24 of the M1 for a meal, drink, chat about all things WFC past and present as well as a light-hearted quiz which inevitably leads to interesting debates about the sources of data and the referee’s final decision!
We have members of all ages with a variety of experiences of following the Hornets home and away. If you're exiled in the East Midlands they would love to hear from you by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the East Midlands Hornets Facebook page.
The MK Hornets are a supporters' group for Watford fans in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas such as Northampton and Leighton Buzzard. They arrange away-day trips by coach, train and car, and help with car-share and other methods of getting to home games. They also hold regular social events, and look to build relationships with fellow supporter groups.
Gary Harris runs the group and can be contacted via their Facebook group or by emailing email@example.com
One of the longest running regional supporters group, the Norfolk Hornets are still going strong as a subgroup of the EA Horns, having first been set up in the late 1990’s. Regular meetings are arranged around the Norwich area and the group travel together to both away days and home games. Laura Brown is the main point of contact, email Norfolkhornets@outlook.com for more details.
North West Hornets
The north-west Hornets group currently has members in Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside, West Yorks and North Wales. The group organise tickets, travel and pubs to meet in for games in the North West, Yorkshire & the Midlands as well as for trips down to the Vic.
For further information and to be added to the email distribution list then please contact either Roy Humphrey firstname.lastname@example.org or Pete Goddard P.Goddard@liverpool.ac.uk.
Proud Hornets is a supporters group for LGBT supporters and their friends. The group was set up to discuss all things Watford, as well as link to the LGSN (Lesbian and Gay Supporters network). The group also aims to keep people up to date with developments in football for our community, and also support the Kick It Out and Rainbow Laces campaigns.
You can find the Proud Hornets at https://www.facebook.com/groups/960812173975236/
Southern Counties Hornets
The Southern Counties Hornets, also known as the SC Horns, is a supporters group created for Watford FC fans living and working in the Southern Counties of the UK including: Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Kent
SC Horns are an informal group whose aim is to interact and chat and share information about all things Watford FC.
Successfully organising travel sharing to home and away games has been a particular success of the group, now almost 150 strong, since it started in 2015.
As it’s such a large catchment area there are some supporters within the group who have set up local sub groups, including the Dorset Horns and South Coast Hornets, and it’s great for these local groups to arrange meet ups and travel share.
If you live in Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Kent you are warmly invited to get in contact via the means below.
Find them at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SABHornets/ or Email: email@example.com
Yorkshire and North East Hornets
The day after that first win for the Hornets at St James’ Park since 1980, exiled fan Mike Bell set up a North East Hornets group on Facebook. After setting this group up, Mike discovered that Chris Hanchett had previously set up a Yorkshire Hornets group, so they pooled their resources to create the Yorkshire and North East Hornets. Mike and Chris can be contacted via facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1039841899393293
Bill Hudson is looking to bring Welsh-based Watford supporters together and share news and views on the 'Orns. Bill can be contacted on their Facebook group.
'Watford fans in Ireland - simple as...' is the description provided for the Irish Hornets by Hugh Cummins, who is busy gathering members across the Emerald Isle. Hugh can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and the Facebook group can be found here
Northern Ireland Watford Supporters Club
Matthew Gourley and Richard McIlheron have set up a supporters' group in Northern Ireland and they can be contacted by via their Facebook group.
Mick Frosdick and nephew make the mammoth trip from Motherwell to Vicarage Road for home games - if you're local and want to team-up for matchdays, contact email@example.com
WIFC, or Watford Internet Football Club to give them their full name, are a team of Watford Supporters who play teams of other club’s supporters on Saturday mornings both home and away. Formed in 1997, WIFC compete in league and cup competitions which are run by the Internet Football Association. More than 280 players have worn the cherished yellow shirt over the years, and the club has competed in over 630 matches against like-minded supporters from across the UK. Though games are competitive, the emphasis is on enjoying a game of football after which the team takes in the afternoon’s Watford fixture.
If you would like more information about WIFC, please visit their website www.watfordifc.com or follow the club on twitter @watford_ifc
Watford Mailing List
The Watford Mailing List (WML) started in 1994 and exists for the friendly exchange of news, views and gossip online about Watford FC. Although the majority of their 900 subscribers are based in the UK, the group has members in almost every nook and cranny on the earth's surface, so it is a truly international conversation! The group is family friendly (no swearing allowed) and also run competitions. Their website is a goldmine for information and statistics about the club, including an audio archive, where former players are now, data on current and previous seasons, and much more. The website is www.wfc.net.
Per Anderson is happy to hear from any Watford fans in Denmark - email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
There's a small number of Hornets' supporters in Finland, and like-minded Golden Boys fans can make contact via Jason Standen by emailing email@example.com or alternatively on Facebook.
‘Orns in France
As well as running the Twitter account @French_Hornets, Mark Bignell is a Watford fan looking for fellow Hornets in France - get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watford supporters in Germany
Heiko would like to hear from fellow Hornets in Germany, he can be contacted at: email@example.com
Watford FC Norway
Truls Aakre-Thunold and Ole Jon Tveito runs the Norwegian supporters group. There are 100 registered members and counting. Their aim is to have a common place for all Norwegian Watford fans to share their views and also organize trips to Watford.
Hornets in Spain
Bernie Smith has been a huge Watford fan since the mid 1950’s. He now lives in Torrevieja and would be pleased to hear from any other Hornets fans in that area. Bernie can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Golden Boys in Sweden
Chriister Åkesson is a Watford supporter in Stockholm, and would like to hear from other Swedish Hornets supporters. Chriister can be contacted via email at email@example.com
Watford FC Svenska Fans
Martin Klinteberg lives in Helsingborg, in the south of Sweden, and runs two Swedish supporter sites - www.svenskafans.com/england/watford/ and Facebook. Anyone wishing to contact Martin can do so via the Facebook page.
Sam would love to hear from fans in Israel, with the potential for meeting up on matchdays to watch the Hornets in action in Herzliya and Tel Aviv. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watford in California
The California Hornets are a small group of Watford fans in the Sunshine State, predominantly in the Los Angeles & San Francisco areas, who would love to hear from fellow Hornets stateside. California Hornets can email Barry Charleton at email@example.com or check out the California Hornets Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1383628448602311/
The Denver Hornets meet on match days at Denver's premier football pub, The Three Lions, which can be found at 2239 E. Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206.
Denver is seven hours behind the UK, so 3PM kick offs in the UK are 8AM kick offs for the group, which they say is fine because the taps are open an hour earlier than that! The group invites all Watford fans from Denver, Colorado, and the greater Rocky Mountain region – as well as those just passing through on their way to the ski resorts – to join them and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
New England Watford FC Mailing List
From the United States, the New England Watford FC Mailing List is a dedicated supporter group covering the north eastern American states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. The group's mailing list HERE. Anyone who would like to join is encouraged to contact Mark Millward at NEWFCMLemail@example.com.
New York City Hornets
Watford fans in the Big Apple will be pleased to know there’s an active cell of Hornets' supporters in New York City. The NYC Supporters Club meet up for televised games, and are based at The Football Factory in Manhattan. They can via contacted on Twitter and Facebook, as well as email via Felix Carrasco at firstname.lastname@example.org
Watford FC in North/South Carolina
Thomas J Moquet is a Hornet in Charlotte, North Carolina, looking for like-minded fans in the area - let him know if you're close by via email@example.com.
West Coast Hornets
In Vancouver, Watford fan Marcus Shapiro is growing the fanbase, and has recently set up West Coast Hornets. The new group for supporters is based in the Western half of Canada and USA, in areas such as San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. Anyone who would like to become part of the supporters club should contact Marcus on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Facebook page.
Rest of the World
Philip Egan has "represented the good Watford FC name with pride" in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the last 10 years. If you're down that way, email him on email@example.com.
Australia - Hornets Down Under
Australia-based Watford supporters are encouraged to contact Hornets Down Under, a supporters group with branches based in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, with fans scattered in other places including Perth.
The group have over 140 members across Australia and meet up to watch Watford matches. Visit the Hornets Down Under Facebook page.
Daniel O'Sullivan has timed his relocation to Thailand just in time for Watford's return to the Premier League. If you're living in Bangkok or just passing through, he would love to hear from you via the Bangkok Hornets' Facebook page or email - firstname.lastname@example.org. “The Sportsman” bar located in Sukhumvit Soi 13 is the regular meeting point for Bangkok-based Hornets. There’s normally a small group there for each Watford game… the group shared their screen with 6 Villa supporters to watch last season's game at Villa Park and had a great evening!
Sean Lilley had a season ticket for close to 15 seasons before moving to Cayman Islands in the Caribbean. He'd be pleased to hear from fellow Hornets with whom he might be able to watch games and can be contacted at email@example.com
Hong Kong Hornets
After being a season ticket holder since 1977, Andrew Bentote moved to Shanghai before settling in Hong Kong, and would like to hear from fellow supporters. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Zealand Hornets
Chris Harris has created the Facebook page NZHorns to communicate with fellow Watford fans in New Zealand. Alternatively get in touch at Chris_Harris_86@hotmail.com.
Guy Rogers is supporting from Doha, Qatar - get in touch if you're close by - email@example.com.
Aubrey Groves fears he 'might be alone' on the island but would be more than happy to hear from Watford fans in Sri Lanka. Make contact via firstname.lastname@example.org or search his name in Facebook.
Uganda Watford Supporters Club
There are "a good number" of Hornets' fans in Uganda, and Stanley Ndawula can be contacted on email@example.com if you would like to link up with fellow supporters in east Africa.
UAE WFC Supporters
Amber Withers heads up the group for supporters in the United Arab Emirates. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details