Formed in 1874, The Bishops played their first game against the East of England Non Conformist Grammar School (now Bishop’s Stortford College) losing 2-1 thanks to two goals from Rev. R.J. Tomes. In those days the club played in “vivid crimson and olive green”.
Notable former players include former Arsenal and Liberia star Christopher Wreh and former The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright, who played for several non-league clubs as a left back before he shot to fame as a television personality. Former England goalkeeper Ian Walker was once the manager of the club.
Currently in the Conference South, Bishop’s Stortford have had several cup successes, including the FA Amateur Cup, FA Trophy and no fewer than 12 Herts Senior Cups. After leaving Rhodes Avenue in 1999, previously the George Wilson Stadium, they currently play at the ProKit UK Stadium in Bishop’s Stortford, very close to Stansted Airport