Fixture news: Newhaven at home

Saturday Eastbourne Town will again be at home with Newhaven making the trip across the Downs to the Saffrons.

Kick off will be the usual 3:00pm

The Corner Flag Café will be open serving hot food as well as the Tea Bar in the main stand for hot and cold drinks.

Admission:
Adults: £7
Concessions: £4
Under 16’s: Free

Programmes £1.50

Fixture news: Steyning at The Saffrons

Tomorrow the Town are back at The Saffrons with a Southern Combination Premier match against Steyning Town. Eastbourne are currently 10 games unbeaten and will be looking for another 3 points in the SCFL.

Kick off at 3pm

Admission:
Adults: £7
Concessions: £4
Under 16s: Free
Programmes £1.50

Both the Tea Bar and the Burger bar will be open for refreshments.

Fixture news: Saltdean United at home

Tuesday 18th October see’s Town back at home after a tough game with Littlehampton Town, with league contenders Saltdean United at the Saffrons.

Kick off will be at 7:30pm with access only through the Clubhouse gate via Compton Place Road.

Admission:
Adults: £7
Concessions: £4
Under 16’s: Free

Tea bar and Burger bar will be open

Fixture news: FA Vase v Sheppey United

We begin our quest for the holy grail tomorrow afternoon at the Saffrons as South East Counties side Sheppey United make their way from Kent to Eastbourne in the first qualifying round of the FA Vase.

Kick off is at 3:00pm at the Saffrons. Entrance will be via the clubhouse in Compton Place Road. The Meads road entrance will be closed.

Admission:
£7 Adults
£4 Concessions
Under 16’s are free

Programmes £1.50

Under FA Competition rules, no alcohol will be permitted inside the ground.

Fixture News: Next game Tuesday

There is no football for Eastbourne Town this Saturday as its another FA Cup weekend for those who are through to the Preliminary Round. Town’s next game is away to Newhaven next Tuesday at Fort Road. Kick Off being 7:45pm

There is football tonight where the Under 23’s start their league campaign at The Saffrons with Seaford Town Under 23’s. Kick Off is at 7:30pm. Come over and support the future Town stars.

Fixture news: Home to Little Common

This Tuesday evening, the Town are back at home, The Saffrons, to Little Common in the next Southern Combination Football League game. Town currently sit 2nd in the table with 3 wins out of 3 whilst Little Common sit at 10th with a win, a draw and a loss.

Make your way down to The Saffrons this Tuesday evening to support the Town. Kick off is at 7:30pm

Admission:
Adults: £7
Concessions: £4
Under 16’s: Free
Programmes: £1.50

Team news: FA Cup at home

This Saturday, the Town are home at the Saffrons in the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round against Guildford City.

Please note, the car park will be closed for spectators, please park sensibly near by.

Entry will be via the gatehouse on Meads Road.

Adults £7, Concessions £4, Children Free

Team News: Fixtures released

This morning at 10:00, the Southern Combination Football League released the fixtures for the coming 2021-22 season. Town start their campaign away to Horsham YMCA on Saturday 31 July with a home game against newly promoted AFC Varndeanians on Tuesday 3 August.

Our first FA Cup game this season is on Saturday 7 August, at home to Combined Counties league side, Guildford City whilst our first FA Vase game is Saturday 11 September, again home to Sheppey United from the South East Counties league.

The Christmas Eastbourne Derby will be hosted at the Saffrons this year on Monday 27 December whilst the return fixture at Easter will be on Monday 18 April.

Our next game is tomorrow evening at the Saffrons with Hastings United in the inaugural Roger Lee Cup. All proceeds at the gate will be donated towards the NHS in memory of Roger Lee.

Women’s Team: Club statement

Statement regarding Eastbourne Town Women:

It is with great reluctance we have taken the decision start the process of withdrawing Eastbourne Town Women from London Southeast Regional women’s Football League for 2021/2022 season.

This decision has not been arrived at lightly and has been part of many weeks of thought, however following the conclusion of the 2020/2021 a total of 18 players have left the club for a variety of reasons. As a club We have the greatest of desire to compete at the highest level however The standard of football in the London & Southeast Regional Women’s Football League is highly competitive and to recruit 10+ players of that standard into the squad at this stage would be incredibly difficult given the other teams in our catchment area.

We have decided that it’s best to hit the reset button on the women’s squad and start again at the bottom. By dropping voluntarily to step 7 we firmly believe we are giving ourselves the best chance of stopping the women’s team from folding and will use the opportunity to rebuild a squad that we can drive forward, hopefully returning to the league in seasons to come.

The club would like to place on record but thanks to everybody who has been involved in the women’s team journey so far and the efforts people have gone to previously to keep things going.

For now though it’s time to start afresh and we offer our full support the new management team in the task of rebuilding the squad in the seasons to come.

Eastbourne Town FC

Fair Game: A football book by Tom Connolly

Over the past two seasons, photographer Tom Connolly, has been visiting The Saffrons on match days taking photos of Eastbourne Town’s fan, players and everyone involved at the club. As well as other teams. Tom has turned these photographs into a book – FAIR GAME.

The book is now available for pre-order and 20% of the profits will go to the JPK Supported Living Centre, which provides opportunities for People with Learning Disabilities in Eastbourne and the Surrounding areas.

For more information on Tom’s book – Click here

Club Update: Under 18’s trials

Our Under 18’s are running two trial sessions ahead of the 2021/22 season; Wednesday 16th and Wednesday 23rd June. Both sessions will start at 6:30pm at Westlords Cricket Ground, Willingdon Road, BN20 9AQ

If you’re interested in joined please contact us through our Twitter @eastbournetfc

Women’s Team: Manager Vacancy

Eastbourne Town Women are looking to recruit a women’s team manager to take our talented squad into the 2021-2022 season. Interested parties should hold or be working towards a FA Level 2 coaching qualification as a minimum and will need to be available for training on Wednesday nights though the season and matches across the South East on a Sunday.

If you would be interested in the position and helping the club on the next step of our journey then please contact Theo by the following:

Email: etlfc@outlook.com
Phone: 07901 656 396
Twitter DM: @ETFCWomen
Facebook Message: Eastbourne Town FC Women

Women’s Team: Manager departs

We are sorry to announce that Women’s team manager, Zak Dove has left the club.

Zak joined us in early 2020 before the Covid-19 pandemic took hold. Despite the incredible amount of disruption he faced during his time at The Saffrons, the progression of the squad has been clear for all to see.

All of us at Town would like to thank Zak for his efforts during his time with us and wish him the very best for the future.

Pre-Season announced

Town’s 2021-22 season is set to start in July and we have announced seven fixtures to our schedule.

We look forward to seeing everyone very soon!

Roger Lee Memorial Game

From Hollington United On this Saturday 29th May at 12pm. At the Gibbons Field Hastings

Hollington United be taking on 1066 Specials fc.
Its a fun charity/memorial match remembering the great Roger Lee, who supported many local club’s including Hollington & 1066 ~

1066 is a football club that specialises in football for those whom have physical disabilities and Mental health challenges.

Many of the player’s are hoping their ex teacher’s from Saxon Mount are among the player’s….

The game will be played in the manner of a fun testimonial & we hope everyone gets to see that football is for all, & really is one language!

Let’s make this the end of season spectacular event.

There’s more information at 1066 Specials Fc
Sussex by the sea podcast.

Fixture News: Newhaven away

The Southern Combination Football League Supplementary Shield competition starts to day with a trip across the Downs to Newhaven’s Trafalgar Ground. Due to government restrictions, this game will be played behind closed doors. So please don’t turn up at the gate as you will be refused entry.

Updates of the game will be on out twitter account.

Team News: Football is back

The Southern Combination Football League last week released information to teams about a planned tournament to get clubs back to playing once the current lockdown restrictions were being eased.

Today the fixtures for the Supplementary Shield were released today with four groups. Town being placed in Group A along with AFC Uckfield Town, Little Common and Newhaven. Fixtures will commence on Saturday 10 April. The winner of Group A will go on to play the winner of Group D.

Please note that due to the government advice, these games will be behind closed doors unless the government say so otherwise.

Updates will be available on Twitter for all games.

Women’s Team: Ella Newman signs

WELCOME TO TOWN ELLA NEWMAN

Fullback/winger Ella was scouted for Brighton and Hove Albion at the age of just 9 years old. She joined Lewes at the end of the 2017-2018 season, playing in the U18s and shortly after progressed to the Development Squad before winning her debut for Lewes in March 2019 against Durham. She was a member of the Newman-Lewes Football Academy, which combined studying at Newman 6th form in Hove and playing and training at Lewes. Ella joins us at Town now following a season in America, where she played and studied at Eastern Florida State College.

League suspended again (updated).

4th Jan 2021 – With Boris providing an updated this evening, its looking like no football until mid-February. Stay safe everyone and a happy new year from everyone at Eastbourne Town F.C.

22 Dec 2020 -This morning the Southern Combination Football League announced that the league is again on pause with a review on the 30th December whether to restart the league again on the 9th January.

Everyone at Eastbourne Town Football Club would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and we hope to see you all very soon.