Tilbury Football is a family friendly football club based in Tilbury Essex, Formed by the dock workers in Tilbury and Established in 1889 Makes us one of the oldest clubs in Thurrock, Essex. We play our home games at The EMR Stadium, Chadfields competing in the Isthmian League North Division 1 under the guidance of Marc Harrison.
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In a global pandemic, we have not had many opportunities to be cheerful. The first challenge for this football club was to be able to welcome our dockers family back at Chadfields in a safe environment. I am not only proud of the way the club processed new COVID guidelines, but also very proud of our supporting family for adhering to the rules. Dockers as one will forever be stronger together and what a great start for us being back together again. We will do everything in our power to keep you close to us and keep you safe. We are so happy to see you all again.
Seeing you all back was not the only return we were delighted with. After a long summer, we have managed to negotiate and keep our players together. We have not seen a turnover of players and with this we are still processing with players that are doing their first pre season with the club. We were very proud to improve the squad as the season went on and we want to match your ambition by keeping them here. We are looking to add 1 other to the current squad over the next 7 days. We do know what we require but that player has to match the credentials we require at this football club and we hope you appreciate we want players to be here for the right reasons.
Not everyone has returned and with the injuries and couple of new additions, we are very sad to lose both Harry Aldridge and club captain, John Easterford. Both are true gentlemen and we wish both all the best in the future.
The future is bright for this football club and we believe our management team can still offer value to this football club. We are delighted with the ambition of everyone associated to Tilbury Football Club and we are immensely proud to be here and will continue to give our all. We cannot be successful without you and we are very determined to make you proud of us.
Being proud is a fantastic feeling and we found a young player in our 18’s that makes us very proud. Johhny Coyte has had an opportunity this pre season and we are backing Johnny and our Under 18’s for a very bright future at Chadfields. Johnny has his first senior goal and I can see how much it means to him to play for us which helps drive the process. We now want to see Johnny set high standards and we believe he has the ability and characteristics to do so.
There will be a New Captain announcement over the next few days and we will also be looking to bring another signing into the club.
The energy you all bring to this football club is priceless and we cannot wait to go into the new season with you all.
We all look forward to seeing you all tomorrow night as we host East Thurrock, in what will be, a fantastic test.
Lee Burns is Dockers Skipper
Today we announce our new club captain is Lee Burns. Lee brings a truck load of experience an knowledge to help guide this Tilbury team. Marc Harrison said –
We have decided the best fit for the club would be to announce that Lee Burns is the new club captain. Lee has been fantastic since he signed for Tilbury FC and we all as a squad and management team fully back Lee to help build on the great work from John Easterford and continue to assist in pushing the squad to the standard required at this football club to make you all proud of us.
Lee Burns commented – Its an honour to Captain a club such as Tilbury and I will make sure I don’t let anyone down.
Up The Dockers
Club Captain Easters Bids Farewell
It is with a heavy heart the club has taken the decision to part company with club captain John Easterford. After facing some injury struggles at the end of the last campaign John has unfortunately not managed to fully recover at present. Team Manager Marc Harrison commented –
There is no words to describe how influential Easters has been for Tilbury Football Club and myself as manager of the dockers. There is no doubt that a fully fit skipper would still be in the top centre halves in this league. There is nothing that John has not experienced in his career and his qualities were valuable when things were not going right and maintained high standards when things were going well. The mentality of the football club has changed and this was lead and driven into the players by this man. So well respected by all and will be missed very much. Easters will have time to reflect and I’m backing him to become a top manager. I am really going to miss him and he will always be a massive part of our football family. Easters will be at the game against Grays where we have a gift for such a great service. We were lucky to get him out of retirement and I will make sure he knows that every time I speak with him. We may have lost Easters as a footballer but we all have gained a remarkable friend. You will always be a docker mate.
John Easterford also wished to comment on his time at the club -
It is with a heavy heart i'm saying goodbye to the club!
Players come and go its a part of football, but friendships are made that will stay with you for life, and the memories you make along the way will be with you forever!
Im Very grateful to the gaffa and Liam for giving the opportunity to not only play for them and Tilbury FC but also to skipper the club. Iwas in retirement before i got the call from the lads, i thought i would come down and see what these fellas were all about.... they sold me the club and themselves in 30 mins and i knew this place was somewhere i would once again enjoy my football.
Its a decision i am so glad i made as i have enjoyed every minute of being on and off the field, there are so many special people that give up their time for nothing and rather than trying to list you all i will just say thank you all for making me so welcome, and making my time here as enjoyable as it was. Football clubs are nothing without the people behing the scenes and you all do an amazing job.
To The fans i am excited for you, you have an amazing squad of players ready to give you everything this season the club is moving forward being driven by the Gaffa and Wallace. Enjoy the journey! Thank you for all your support and continue to back this squad like you do week in and week out.
Mr Chairman, it has been a pleasure to play for your club, you dont always meet or know the chairman of a football club but you sir are one of teh few i have seen who work tirelessly for the good of your club, your passion is second to none and i wish you every success in the future.
Then finally to the lads, its been a pleasure to play alongside you, some real talent in that changing room and i wish you all the very best for your futures and careers.
I look forward to seeing you all soon. Up The Dockers!
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