Isthmian League Premier Division β€’ East of England


Aveley Football Club is an association football club, based in South Ockendon, Essex. Founded 96 years ago in 1927, the team currently compete in the Isthmian League Premier Division, the 7th tier of English football.

They play their home matches at Parkside, and are nicknamed "The Millers".


Aveley Football Club was formed in 1927 and played in local leagues until 1939.

After the war years, the club was reformed and joined the Thurrock Combination, winning the Essex Junior Cup twice.

They gained Senior League status in 1949/50 and were elected into the London League, Division One.

In 1970/71 they were Champions of the Athenian League, and were elected to the Isthmian League in 1973/74.

They achieved two cup successes during this time: The Essex Thames-Side Challenge Trophy in 1979/80 and the Hornchurch Charity Cup in 1982/83.

In 1989/90 they gained promotion back to Division One with a tremendous end of season run-in.

They reached the Third Qualifying Round of the FA Cup in 2002/03 and won the Essex Thames-Side Challenge Trophy for a second time in 2006/07.

In 2008/09 they created a club record of 11 straight away league wins and Rod Stringer was judged as Manager of the Season for the Division.

They won the Ryman League Division One North Championship and reached the play-off semi-final in 2009/10.

In 2018/19 they finished 2nd and lost out in the Play-Off Semi Final against Heybridge Swifts, 2-0.