The History of Purfleet F.C

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Founded in 1985 by their current Vice Chairman Tommy South the club play at Thurrock Hotel, Ship Lane, Aveley. Known as "The Fleet" they won promotion from the Essex Senior League in the 1987/88 season to the Vauxhall Opel League Division II North and retained the Essex League Cup which they first won in the 1986/87 season. They were runners-up in the Vauxhall Opel League Division II the following season, 1988/89 gaining promotion but were relegated at the first attempt in 1989/1990. They were promoted again in 1991/92 when they also won the Loctite Trophy. The Fleet went on to greater success in the 93/94 season which saw them gain promotion to the Premier Division as runners up in Division I. The 93/94 season also saw further silverware in the Fleet trophy cupboard when they won the Essex Business Houses Cup. The following season saw more success for Purfleet when they won the prestigious Essex Thameside Trophy and the Fred Budden Trophy.

Purfleet have developed a Youth policy which has seen their Youth sides taking local silverware in the form of Essex Youth Butcher Trophy in 1996/97, the Eastern Junior Alliance League Cup in 1997/98, Essex Youth Cassels Trophy and Eastern Junior Alliance Chairmans Cup in 1999/2000.

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