In 2004, the Club embarked on a formal development plan to try to bring its facilities at the Grove up to Western League (step 6) standard. Enclosure of the ground, spectator hard standings and a new changing room block were successfully installed around the Club’s main pitch. The 2007/08 season saw the Club’s first team win the Somerset County League Premier Division Championship by 10 clear points which made them eligible for promotion to the Western League. However, the refusal of the landowner (Nailsea Town Council) and the local planning authority (North Somerset Council) to allow floodlights at the site resulted in the Western League rejecting the Club’s application.
Notwithstanding this quest, the Club continues to thrive, grow and diversify, forming a ladies team in 2006 and a Veterans XI in 2009. The Nailsea United Ladies have enjoyed rapid advancement and were promoted from the Somerset County League in 2009 to currently compete in the South West Ladies League. The Club also continues to work very closely with its excellent Junior Club partner, Nailsea Junior Football Club, sharing facilities and providing organised football and a clear development road map for the footballers of Nailsea aged from 6 to 56.
Off the field, Nailsea United Football Club has a vibrant social scene and despite its considerable size, is a friendly, unified and welcoming Club that values the importance of fun as well as performance for all of its players and members, regardless of ability, age or gender.