History

Royal AM Football Club was founded in 2020 by thriving businesswoman and entrepreneur Shauwn Mkhize alongside her son, Andile Mpisane, who is the youngest chairperson in PSL history. Both Shauwn and Andile need no introduction in the world of football, as they previously served as junior chairman and president of Royal Eagles FC, respectively.

In 2014 the Mpisane family bought Mpumalanga based soccer club, Sivutsa Stars FC which was relocated to Pietermaritzburg and was renamed Royal Eagles FC. The team went on to do very well in the Glad-Africa Championship. In 2019, the Junior chairman and deputy president of Royal Eagles FC parted ways with the club and joined Real Kings FC. Realising their clubs talent and potential, the mother and son duo purchased Real Kings FC and renamed it Royal AM FC. Mr Andile Mpisane, assumed the position of Chairman and appointed Ms Shauwn Mkhize as President. They went on to plant the roots of this club in the sunny province of KwaZulu-Natal. The club is based in the green lands of Pietermaritzburg and has its home ground at Chatsworth Stadium in Durban.

Royal AM FC participated in the (2020/2021) Glad-Africa Championship and finished in the number one spot on the table at the end of the season. However, the team did not receive automatic promotion to the DStv Premiership. The legal matter is currently with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) awaiting final judgement.

In August 2021, Royal AM went on to buy Bloemfontein Celtics which previously played in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) for more than 50 years. Bloemfontein Celtics was then renamed Royal AM FC which allowed the club the opportunity to play in the PSL (2021/22) for the first time since it was formed. The existing status of the club in the Glad-Africa Championship Division was sold to Limpopo based club,Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila F.C. The newly formed Royal AM FC also has a development team which plays in the SAB league that falls under the SAFA Durban Central Regional Office and an under 21 team that plays in the Multi Diski Challenge.

Royal AM FC's vision emanates from the Chairman Mr. Andile Mpisane, who from a young age, had a dream to one day own a football club that seeks to empower the youth by creating a platform that enables them to showcase their talents to the world. This helped identify the clubs' core principles; Respect, Family, Sportsmanship and Unity. These principles are what birthed the club's motto "UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL".