A noteworthy part of club history is our home gate of 1880 against local rivals Billericay Town in the F.A.Vase.
Pitsea was formed in 1970 by Mr Peter Feltham and was first known as "Pitsea Young Peoples Club". The average age of the players was about 15, but as there were very few youth leagues in the area at that time, they went straight into men's football in the third division of the Vange and District Sunday league. After the first season they dropped the "Young Peoples Club" and became known as Pitsea Football Club. season and although at times against the odds they managed to remain in the top flight. They soon climbed their way through the divisions and progressed to the Basildon Sunday League in 1975/76 season. They remained in this league and at one point had three teams running. They reached the top divisions of this league in 1981/82.
Pitsea's determination paid off in the 1994/95 season when "The Bull Public House" became the new sponsor and the then owner, Mr John Jones took the helm, taking Pitsea to their first Senior League Treble. John Jones moved on from "The Bull" and the new owner Mr Chris La-Rocque continued the sponsorship and also became the chairman of the club. The 1995/96 season saw Amin Levitt take over the Managers mantle with help from big Dave Chaplin. The success continued with the treble in 1995/96 and with Shaun Scanlon stepping in to help Amin in 1996/97 season, Pitsea settled for the League and Cup double. This season 2004/05 saw a new name on the footballing map when Bowers United took Pitsea Football clubs name to produce BOWERS & PITSEA FOOTBALL CLUB, and with a new start and a new team at the helm maybe success is just around the corner because a strong link has been established with the local community and the clubs facilities offer the residence a large Clubhouse, Bar and Function room Together with a ground capacity for 2000+ spectators, which includes seating for 180 in a well appointed stand, excellent floodlighting is also an advantage should we seek a higher plain to play our football on.
This shows that after years of being in the wilderness, Bowers & Pitsea Football Club (formerly Bowers United) now intend to take the football side of the club forward. The recent improvements to the ground and surrounding area as well as the Social Club will help Bowers & Pitsea Football Club to achieve this goal and with the new Management Team of John Doyle and Kevin Leahy along with George Young and Wayne Franklin at the helm things are heading in the right direction at the football club and success can only be around the corner as the group grows stronger with an teams ranging from Under 14 through to Under18's headed by Mark Hunter, all trying to put the name of the club on the map.
Essex Senior League 2014/15
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