Tipton Town FC was originally formed in 1948 under the name of Ocker Hill united and for many years played in the Wolverhampton + District Amateur League. In 1965, the West Midlands (Regional) League decided to increase their size by adding another division (Division One) to supplement the Premier Division + Ocker Hill United, who were enjoying a highly successful period, were invited to join. The offer was duly accepted for the launch of the new division in 1967. In an effort for the club to become more identifiable with the town of Tipton and its residents, changed its name to Tipton Town F.C. Despite elevation in status, the club performed well with manager Graham Bunch setting a high standard for others to follow.
During these early years the club hired the private work's ground of Lee Howl + Co but thereafter in conjunction with Tipton Harriers, became founder members of the Tipton Sports Union, which was in effect a 19 acre multi purpose sports complex constructed out of former waste + spoilage land.
Pioneering secretary, William Powell, whose earlier foresight + unbounded energies helped the club achieve so much, then became Chairman + latterly President after former chairman Harold Hackett arrived on the scene in 1993.
The clubs previous most successful period occurred in 1984 when both the WMRL Division One + League Cup were won under the stewardship of Geoff Barnsley. This culminated with the club erecting a spectator stand on the Tipton Sports site + subsequently being elevated into the premier Division. Our initial season in the premier Division was a highly creditable one, taking the division by storm finishing 5th in the final table. It was at this time that a young lad forced his way into the WMRL side, having created many goal scoring feats in the club's reserves and the Sunday morning Youth XI That young lad was none other than Steve Bull who of course has rewritten history with Wolverhampton Wanderers + England after an earlier blooding with West Bromwich Albion. The latter club kindly donating a total of £1000 to Tipton Town FC, but on reflection it was a great pity that none of us could foresee how events would subsequently turn out and how much money we could have attained.
The latter years have seen Kevin Jennings taking over as Chairman of the club, Bill Williams appointed to the position of General Manager.
Heading the first team is former player John Hill, who also played for Toll End Old Boys FC. John successfully guided Toll End, in his last season as manager, to the premier league championship, Premier League Cup and Birmingham Sunday Cup.
Tipton were beaten to promotion by Malvern Town in 2003/04 but the side came back stronger than ever for 2004/05 season when promotion was achieved with four league games to spare, Tipton dominated the league from start to finish and were only beaten 4 times in a season which saw over 100 goals netted. Tipton also achieved our best run in the FA Vase where we were beaten in a fifth round replay by Jarrow Roofing after previously despatching much fancied Newcastle Town + Durham City. The West Midlands League Cup was also won when despite been a goal down Tipton turned the game round to beat Ledbury 2-1 and cap of a memorable season. Manager John Hill was crowned the West Midlands League manager of the year and striker Lee Rollason scooped the Players Award.
The 2005/06 season saw Tipton's debut in the Midland Alliance where we finished in a creditable 11th position in a very competitive league. Tipton reached the semi finals of the league cup losing over two legs to eventual winners Barwell and also reached the final of the Walsall Senior Cup at Bescot Stadium where we were beaten 1-0 by Boldmere St Michaels.
Off the pitch the club is also going from strength to strength with the achievement of the FA Charter Standard award.
As the success of the first team continues to grow so does the numbers in the youth set up, building on the future of Tipton Town a name for the future!
Our club honours include
Midweek Floodlit Cup Winners – 2002/2003
Wednesbury Senior Cup Winners – 1975/76, 76/77, 80/81, 95/96
West Midlands Regional League Division 1 Winners – 1984/85 – Runners Up – 1997/98
West Midlands Regional League Division 1 Cup Winners – 1984/85
West Midlands Regional League Premier Division Champions – 2004/05
West Midlands Regional League Premier Division Cup Winners – 1999/2000, 2004/05
Walsall Senior Cup Runners Up - 2005/06