Berrow Football Club was founded in 1969 by a few village residents and after a few friendlies, played its first official game in the Weston & District Football League in August of that year.
They played their first season at Unity Farm then moved onto a pitch near Church House Road. 1971 saw the start of Berrow Reserves and the present club colours with the first team changing its kit to Red & Black stripes. When this area was used for housing a couple of seasons later the Club returned to Unity Farm until they eventually moved to their current home at Red Road Playing Fields in 1978.
The Club slowly grew in numbers and commitment from members of the Club, past and present, have meant that facilities have greatly improved. The acquisition of the Millennium Field by the Parish Council and the completion of the new changing room complex in 2004 mean that Berrow now has some of the best facilities in the area.
The 1st team were promoted to the Somerset County Football League at the start of the 2004/05 season, after manager Brian Read lead the first team to back to back Weston Super Mare League Championships. They did well, finishing 6th in their first season in Division 3. The Reserves are currently in the Weston and District League and as numbers are still growing the Club entered a third team (Berrow Colts) in Division 6 of this League in the 2006/07 season. However due to the strain on the personnel and the financial commitment involved the Colts were scrapped after 2 seasons.
Berrow won their first piece of Somerset County League silver ware during the 2008/09 season, under the management team of Chris Warner and Pete Harris, when they lifted the combined Division 2 cup, that season also saw them narrowly miss out on promotion to Division 1.
However the next season (2009/10), under the stewardship of manager Louis Dean, Berrow first team did the double winning the Somerset County League Division 2 West title and retaining the combined Division 2 Cup. Thus earning the first team promotion to the first division of the county league.
This promotion saw Berrow take their place along side local rivals Burnham United, who had once been 7 divisions senior to Berrow. The first ever competitive meeting of the sides at Red Road. The game ended in a 2-2 draw despite Berrow trailing 2-0 with only 10 minutes remaining.
That debut season in division 1 saw Berrow win the title at the first time of asking and for the first time they would take their place in the top division of the county league.
They finished a respectable 7th place in their first season in the premier division, which saw veteran Ryan McErlain take over the reigns from Louis Dean at the end of the campaign.
McErlain was to lead the first team to their best ever finish in the county league premier in 2012/13 which saw them finish 4th only 2 points off runners up.
Berrow peaked in the 2013/14 season adding a third team to their membership once again, the A team winning the Weston & District League Division 5 title, however this team only lasted a single season with numbers slowly dwindling as the season rolled on.
Due to a dip player numbers, poor finances and an ever shrinking number of volunteers Berrow merged with Highbridge Town for the 2017/18 season after relegation from the county league premier division. However this merger was I’ll fated and the club folded completely after Christmas.
During the winter of the 2018/19 season, the wheels were put in motion to reform Berrow FC for the 2019/20 season, with former club captain Steve Puddy’s 2 Berrow JFC teams coming to the end of their junior football days.
It seemed fitting timing as the 2019/20 season marks 50 years since the club was founded.
It was a move that proved to be highly popular, as they were inundated with players many whom have never played men’s football and a few who are very much familiar faces at the club, to aid the development of the younger talent.
With those numbers, Berrow were once again able to field not one but two teams, the Saturday team who will take their place where it all began 50 years ago, in division four of the Weston super mare & district football league and the Sunday team who will compete in the Bridgwater Sunday league.
Despite recent tumoltuous times the Club tries to keep the village atmosphere and friendliness that it started with in 1969 by after match drinks at the Berrow & Brean Recreaction Club and by holding fund raising events for the whole Club. At the end of the day the Club wants to be successful but without forgetting where it came from and that the game is there for our enjoyment.