St Albans Romans FC was founded in the summer of 1997 by a group of Roman Catholic Christians from the two parishes in the city. The foundations of the club were layed by John-Adrian Pipe who had recently moved to the city.
From the inauspicious beginnings of kicking a ball around the local park, the club was formed and entered the West Hertfordshire Churches League in September 1997.
The underlying principles of the club can be defined in three ways:
Firstly, we are welcoming to all players who are willing to accept our club's Christian values and standards, in the knowledge that Christian football can be an entry point to a journey of faith for many people, regardless of background.
Secondly, we are keen to be involved in the local community and have adopted the Handicapped Children's Pilgrimage Trust as our charity.
Finally we are keen to challenge ourselves and compete beyond our league.
For a number of years the club considered expanding to two teams. This was finally realised for the 2003/04 season. Sponsorship from Mount Carmel Kindergarten enabled a second team to be formed and join the East Hertfordshire & West Essex Churches League. The expansion enabled the club to broaden its reach into the community and has helped the club to grow.
At the start of the 2017/2018 season the club were sponsored by local company Romans of St Albans who have an active role in supporting local organisations.