‘The “Lions” were formed in 1903 starting their playing history in the local Bognor & Chichester Football league, making steady progress in the ensuing years. It wasn’t until 1966 that the 1st real honours came into the club when we were very proud to be crowned Champions of the West Sussex Premier League, repeating the feat again in 1969 & 1970. During this time they also added the Sussex Intermediate Cup in 1967 & 1969.We gained entry into Division 2 of the County League in 1970. In this inaugural season we just missed out on Promotion & found ourselves semi finalists in the Sussex Senior cup. Following on to two successive seasons finishing 3rd a downwards spiral set in which ended in us having to apply for re-election to the league in 1977.Following the rebuilding of the team in the 1978 season we finished 3rd, but the following year we were to Champions of Division 2. We were then Champions this time of Division 1 only 2 years later, but sadly only to be relegated in 1984.The 1985 season saw us finish 3rd having also won the division 2 cup this being for the 2nd time after the success in 1972.1987 Saw us win the 2nd division title and this was followed up by having back to back division 1 titles in 1988 & 1989, we also this year won the RUR Cup. In the years to come the club was never out of the top half of the table other than the 1999-2000 seasons.The 1980’s also saw good times for the reserve side as they won the reserve section in 1981 & followed it up.In the Reserve Cup they were winners in 1978/81/88/89 and again 1991 & 1996. Come 2003, and Pagham Football Club’s centenary year promised much but delivered very little. With Graham Peach handing the chairman ship over to Steve Newdick, the club still had a familiar face in the Boardroom. The 2003/04 Season however, saw us finish in the bottom 3 but were lucky enough to be spared the drop by St.Leonards FC going into liquidation, but there was no escape in the 2004/05 season however as the “Lions” dropped back into division 2
Kevin Seal took over the reigns from Steve Newdick to become the new Chairman & kept the position for a couple of years until business reasons forced him to resign. 2005/06 Saw us finish 13th in the table and could be viewed as a season of consolidation, but the 2006/07 season saw us comfortable roar back to the top flight as champions some 10 points clear of St.Francis Rangers in runners up spot. The 2007/08 season saw us a well placed 9th Position.Gary Block took the Chairman’s job full time in the 2008/09 season on a full time basis after standing down as manager towards the end of the previous season, although this was short lived as he himself stood down in April and the club was left with Brent Williams to “Stand in” until the end of the season.The 2009/10 Season Saw a New Committee with Brent Williams at the helm & Dave Berkowitz held the Managers spot along with Mick Williamson, the club finished just outside the drop zone. The 2010/11 Season saw Brent Williams bringing in a new management team, Carl Stabler making wholesale changes to both his playing & management teams, a great 1st season at the club never saw us out of the top 6 all season, finally finishing in a very respectful 4th spot, with the prospect of the 2011/12 season and an improvement of our league position very much within our grasp with a few additions in a bid to bring Ryman football to Nyetimber Lane. The 2011/12 Season started in magnificent style with an almost record breaking sequence of wins which saw us at one point 11 points clear at the top of the table. The club faltered during a Christmas period that saw the chasing pack close up to us, and eventually we had to contend with 6th place, but with the experience to have another crack in 2012/13. A pre-season 0-0 draw against Ryman Premier side Bognor Town gave a good indication of a club now managed by John Price being one to watch this season.