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Canvey Island

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An Essex club that, after its introduction to the football world in 1926, have enjoyed membership of many local leagues before actually reaching the top of the non-league pyramid. They passed through:-

The Southend & District League
The Thurrock & Thames Combination
The Parthenon League
The Metropolitan League
The Greater London League

In 1971 ‘The Gulls’ joined The Essex Senior League and became more ambitious as the club proved to be continually challenging at the top of the table. In their last ten years in the county competition, Canvey won the title twice, never finished lower then tenth and eventually qualified for The Isthmian League in 1994.

Jeff King was the successful manager and he was to become a club legend as ten years later he had led little Canvey Island through the Isthmian levels and were a strong Conference Club who had also won the FA Trophy in 2001.

Since those glorious days, Canvey Island dropped down after some off field problems in 2006, but the club worked its way back to enjoy The Isthmian Premier Division


Club Factfile

The Prospects Stadium, Park Lane, Canvey Island, Essex SS8 7PX
01268 682 991
A130 from A13 or A127 at Sadlers Farm roundabout. One mile through Town Centre, first right past old bus garage.

Club History

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1979-1980Essex Senior League3rd
1980-1981Essex Senior League4th
1981-1982Essex Senior League6th
1982-1983Essex Senior League4th
1983-1984Essex Senior League8th
1984-1985Essex Senior League7thBen Embery
1985-1986Essex Senior League9thBen Embery
 1986-1987Essex Senior League1stBen Embery
1987-1988Essex Senior League10thBen Embery
1988-1989Essex Senior League6thBen Embery
1989-1990Essex Senior League4thBen Embery
1990-1991Essex Senior League9thW.Heale
1991-1992Essex Senior League5thPeter Prince
 1992-1993Essex Senior League1stJeff King
1993-1994Essex Senior League3rdJeff King
1994-1995Isthmian League Division Three2ndJeff King
 1995-1996Isthmian League Division Two1stJeff King
1996-1997Isthmian League Division One20thJeff King
 1997-1998Isthmian League Division Two1stJeff King
 1998-1999Isthmian League Division One1stJeff King
1999-2000Isthmian League Premier Division5thJeff King
2000-2001Isthmian League Premier Division2ndJeff King
2001-2002Isthmian League Premier Division2ndJeff King
2002-2003Isthmian League Premier Division2ndJeff King
2003-2004Isthmian League Premier Division1stJeff King
2004-2005The Conference 18thJeff King
2005-2006The Conference 14thJeff King
2006-2007Isthmian League Division One North6thJohn Batch
2007-2008Isthmian League Division One North5thJohn Batch
2008-2009Isthmian League Premier Division Division12thJohn Batch
2009-2010Isthmian League Premier Division Division16thJohn Batch
2010-2011Isthmian League Premier Division Division6thJohn Batch
2011-2012Isthmian League Premier Division Division8thJohn Batch
2012-2013Isthmian League Premier Division Division8thSteve Tilson
2013-2014Isthmian League Premier Division Division

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