Hullbridge Sports F.C.
are a football
club based in Hullbridge
. The club is in the Essex Senior League
, the ninth tier of the English football league system
Hullbridge was formed in 1947 by local residents wishing to play competitive football. The local Council
purchased an area of land by the River Crouch
for use as a recreational park, where the first football pitch was laid. The club first played in the Chelmsford Mid-Essex League
, before joining the Southend District league, where they remained until 1982 when the league merged with the Southend Borough Combination
to form the Alliance League, which the club assumed membership of.
The club expanded in the 1960s into other sports and social activities, becoming Hullbridge Sports & Social Club. In the late 70's negotiations began with the local Council to purchase their own ground, Lower Road, and in 1980 the members tackled the mammoth task of transforming of farming land into a permanent sports complex, complete with clubhouse and changing facilities. The transformation was gradual and in 1983 the Clubhouse was officially opened with a licensed bar, function hall, kitchen, pool room, darts, table tennis and match room, tennis court, netball, cricket square and extensive changing rooms and showers.
In 1984 they joined the Essex Olympian League
Division Two and were promoted to Division One in their debut season. They narrowly avoided relegation in their initial season in the... Read More