HISTORY

1981 photo, current Echo league Ref and good friend of the club is Paul Kemp (front row-second left)

BUCKHURST HILL FC - OUR HISTORY

Buckhurst Hill Football Club was formed in 1985 by Richard Brand and Alfie Sacre with the objective of providing youth football in the local community.

From humble beginnings our first team was put together and Richard and Alfie were soon joined by Ray Sherrin (who is still our Club President today) to run the club, and with more local awareness more volunteers came forward to help run more teams. The club is also well respected and supported by MP’S, County Councillors, District Councillors, Parish Councillors and Residents Associations.

Buckhurst Hill Football Club was formed in 1985 by Richard Brand and Alfie Sacre with the objective of providing youth football in the local community.

From humble beginnings our first team was put together and Richard and Alfie were soon joined by Ray Sherrin (who is still our Club President today) to run the club, and with more local awareness more volunteers came forward to help run more teams. The club is also well respected and supported by MP’S, County Councillors, District Councillors, Parish Councillors and Residents Associations.

Our first team success was our under 15’s who were winners of the Echo League Cup A division in season 1985/86 with our first league success in 1986/87 with Richard Brand and our under 14’s winning the Echo B division. Over the coming years and throughout the nineties further success was achieved through our youth teams from ages under 10-17.

We introduced mini soccer and in the 1999/2000 season our under 7’s won our first league trophy in the Barking mini league. Now thirty five years on the club has grown to over 40 teams starting from Under 7’s to Under 18’s, including six girls teams, we also have our successful mini soccer training at four to six years of age. Our youth teams play in the Eastern Junior Alliance, Mid-Herts Rural, Echo, Essex Girls and Brentwood Community League. We have now become one of the most successful youth clubs not only in Essex but throughout the country with numerous County and National Cup successes and league titles, and over 30 boys who have come through our system go on to play at professional level, and over 50 currently at academy’s throughout the Country.

Our girls section has seen incredible growth and many now playing at academies. Last season saw our Under 12 boys complete an incredible achievement by winning the Essex County Cup, a huge achievement for our potential first team players of the future.

Over the years Buckhurst Hill FC has seen numerous players progress and signed contracts for professional clubs as high as the Premier League, Championship, League One and Two through to semi-pro.

Historical Photos