The club was formed in 1925 as Bramtoco F.C made up of workers from the British American Tobacco company. We changed the name to BAT Sports FC in 1971, the year we entered the Hampshire League. We progressed through the divisions of the Hampshire League winning division 3 in 1975, before becoming champions of the top division in both 1988 and 1989.
In May 2006 BAT (the company) sold Southern Gardens to Linden Homes (developers), so after much deliberation we ended up losing the first team and continued with the reserve team playing in the Wessex division 2 for the start of 2006/07 season. At the start of the 2007/08 season due to league restructuring we were promoted to Wessex division 1, we then decided to resurrect our reserve team, we also changed our club name to Totton & Eling, changing from Blue & Yellow to Red & Black colours.
The club was given the nickname of “The Millers”. No longer associated with BAT (the company), we started off well, until the Christmas 2007, we then hit a slump. We welcomed Pip Gates on Board as chairman and Kevin Dawtry joined Andy Tipp as managers with Chris Tona as assistant. Things turned around quite quickly, and a great surge after Christmas saw the club finish 5th in the League.
The 2008/09 season was one of great optimism with a new purpose built ground on the horizon; we were proved right as we stormed to the league title at a canter ending up with 100 points, winning three club of the month awards, and promotion to the Premier Division. In the first season back in the Wessex top flight, Totton & Eling finished in the top seven and won the Russell Cotes Cup against Southern League opposition away from Home.
We moved to our new home at “Millers Park” in season 2009/10, the season started well, but we took a while to get used to our new home, as the season progressed we found our opponents enjoyed playing at Millers Park as well, so the season stuttered to a close where we finished mid table. The following season we managed to hold on to our 1st team coaching staff of Kevin Dawtry and Chris Tona, also the time was right to bring Simon Edwicker’s very successful youth squad to Millers Park to be our under 16 team, progressing to under 18 the following season.