Programme Cover gets attention.

Those who attended the game last Saturday will have noticed our programme cover is based on the classic game Subbuteo and has gained a very wide interest. It was discovered this morning that the French sports paper, L’Équipe, wrote a short article as well as Subbuteo Online, an unofficial fan blog.

The article which translates:
In English Division 9 (SCFL Premier Division) we don’t (yet) cover, but we have ideas. On Saturday, for its first home game of the season against Newhaven, whose profits traditionally go to charity, Eastbourne Town FC released a match schedule with original coverage. We see the eleven holders in figurines of Subbuteo, this table football that Raymond Kopa advertised in 1973, which was a hit in the 1980s, in which France hosted the World Cup in 2017. Marketing coup: £ 1,600 (€ 1,880 ) to benefit a program to help people with learning disabilities.

There has been quite an interest on social media where subbuteo and programme collectors are wanting copies of this programme.

Fundraiser Update.

ETFC are delighted to announce that £1800 was raised for JPK at our charity day on Saturday. £900 was collected from spectators on entry and this amount was matched jointly by sponsors MDJ Services and fan group Pier Pressure. Grateful thanks to everyone who contributed – a formal presentation will be made in due course

Fixture News: Newhaven at home

This Saturday we’re back at home in the league with our first charity match of the season with Newhaven. Town will be looking for 3 points as we’ll be chasing Lancing for first place in the league.

We will be supporting the JPK Project, a local Eastbourne charity, and all admission money will go towards them. Entry to the ground will be by way of a donation into one of the collection buckets.

Welcome to The JPK Project. You can find us in the heart of Old Town, Eastbourne, where we’re developing a fabulous new centre to provide opportunities for people with learning disabilities.

The JPK Palm Court Tea Room is now open Mondays to Fridays from 10am – 4pm (kindly note – we are no longer open on Saturdays). And we are working towards offering work experience and training placements here for adults with learning disabilities in East Sussex.

It is a fabulous new community space and an important step towards our longer term plans to create a Supported Living Centre serving the Eastbourne and Wealden area.

Our Charity
The JPK Project is led by Jill Parker, MBE, Founder and Chair together with our Trustees. We also benefit from the valued patronage of Dame Jane Gow, DBE.

We have the support of several professional partners who are invaluable to the management and running of the JPK Project.

They include Andrew Devon of Salvia Fundraising, Derek Kemp of CPL Architects and John Males of Watson Associates. We also acknowledge the support of further organisations, including Camerons Chartered Surveyors and 3VA.

Of course, no charity exists without volunteers and the JPK Project receives incredible support. Many individuals have been integral to our efforts from day one and we are indebted to their service and involvement.

From sponsored cycle rides, runs and abseils, to fundraising coffee mornings and dinner dance events, our volunteers and supporters make things happen. Find out more about getting involved.

If you’re unable to attend Saturdays game but will still like to make a donation, you can do so here –

Womans Team: New manager announced

Eastbourne Town Football Club are pleased to announce the appointment of Zak Dove as their new Women’s manager. Zak brings a great level experience with him to the club and we are looking forward to see what he can do.

He says: I am very happy to be taking this role and excited at the potential the current squad of players and club have to move forward in the short and long term goals.

Boxing Day Derby

This Thursday is the first of this season’s Eastbourne Derby between Eastbourne United Association and Eastbourne Town. This time at the Oval in Channel View Road.

Last season 856 spectators watched Town beat United 5 goals to nil so a high number is expected at this game.

Kick off is at an early 11:00

Adults: £6
Concessions: £3
Children: Free

Fixture News: Home to Horley Town

Town are back at home again on Tuesday evening in the re-scheduled game with Horley Town. Horley were transferred from the Combined Counties League at the beginning of the season.

Adults: £6
Concessions: £3
Under 16: Free

Fixture News: Home to Steyning

Saturday the Town are back at home in the league against Steyning Town. Town played Steyning at the beginning of the season at the Shooting Field and won a comfortable 5-0. Come down the Saffrons and see if Town can do the double over them.

Adults: £6
Concessions: £3
Children: Free

Womans News: Woodham to leave Town

Eastbourne Town F.C. have this week accepted the resignation of Woman’s Manager, Charlie Woodham, effective from Sunday 15th December.

Joining us at the start of the 2018/19 season as Head Coach, Charlie took over as Manager in December 2018 and guided the squad to their best league finish in 7 seasons. Charlie spent time in the summer looking at ways to strengthen the squad and leaves a strong group of players behind.

Charlie says: It has been such a pleasure to work with such a great club. We have had a tough start to this season in an exceptionally tough league. Although the quality of this side when the injured players return will come out. Unfortunately personal circumstances have meant that I step away from the role. It is a great opportunity for an ambitious coach who wants to work with a fantastic group of players. I will be keeping an eye on Town’s results in the future…..

All at Eastbourne Town Football Club would like to thank Charlie for all his time and efforts over the last 18 months and wish him every success in the future.

Fixture News: Away to Uckfield

This Saturday we travel up the A22 to The Oaks, home of AFC Uckfield.

We also look to end a run of three defeats so your support is needed.

Adults: £6
Concessions: £3
Children: Free

Fixture News: Away Leighton Town

This Saturday is the FA Vase 3rd Round draw and Eastbourne Town make the 250 mile round trip to Leighton Buzzard for the tie against Spartan South Midlands Premier side, Leighton Town.

If you’re travelling up by train please be aware that London North Western Railway (not Virgin Trains) have a strike planned for that day and Southern have engineering works planned on the Eastbourne to London route.

If you’re driving up, the Post Code is LU7 1RX
Basic Instructions: Head west along the A27, North on the A23 and M23, then Clockwise on the M25, past Heathrow Airport and then up the M1 to Junction 11A, west along the A5 and A505, turn right into Leighton Buzzard, the football ground is on the left opposite Morrisions Petrol Station.

Adults: £6
Concessions: £3
Children: £1

Fixture News: Away to Lancing

Saturday see’s probably our toughest league game of the season with 2nd place and league contenders Lancing at the Sussex FA headquarters in Culver Road. Although there’s a 10 point gap, Lancing have a game in hand.

It’s also the International Break so why no come over an support your local team!

Adults: £6
Concessions: £3
Children: Free

Fixture News: Broadbridge Heath Away

We’re back in Southern Combination League action and Town are away to Broadbridge Heath. Broadbridge Heath moved next door from the Leisure Centre pitch to their own pitch next door named High Wood Hill.

Post Code is RH12 3YS

Kick Off is at 3:00pm

Adults: £6
Concessions: £3
Children: Free

FA Vase: 3rd Round fixture

On Monday 4th November (yesterday) at 1pm, the FA drew Eastbourne Town away to Leighton Town. Leighton Town are located in Leighton Buzzard and the furthest Town will have travelled this season.

Leighton Town are currently 16th in the Spartan South Midlands League, Premier Division.

More details will follow soon.

Fixture News: FA Vase v Windsor

Saturday Town travel to Windsor in Berkshire for the FA Vase 2nd Round at Stag Meadow.
Kick off is 3:00pm

Admission to be confirmed.

Getting there – there is no supporters coach

By Road – M25
Clockwise carriageway – exit at Junction 13 – follow signs to Windsor (A308) – eventually reaching large roundabout – take first exit (signposted Ascot/Bracknell) – take first road on the right (Bolton Road) – at the end of Bolton Road reaching T-Junction with mini-roundabout – turn left into St. Leonards Road – Ground approx 500 yards on left (opposite Stag & Hounds Public House).

Sat Nav Post Code: SL4 3DR

By Rail – Stations: Windsor & Eton Riverside/Windsor & Eton Central
1. Windsor Riverside – Trains run directly from Clapham Junction and Waterloo.
2. Windsor Central – From Paddington to West Country – change at Slough for Branch-Line to Windsor. – The Ground is a good 1/2 hour walk from the Town Centre.

By Bus
There is a frequent Bus Service from the Town Centre which stops just outside the ground.

Fixture News: RUR Cup v Little Common

Tuesday night see’s the Town cross the Town to The Oval for the Sussex Royal Ulster Rifles Charity Cup (RUR Cup) 3rd Round with Little Common.

This historical competition dates back to 1897 when the 1st Battalion of the (then) Royal Irish Rifles won the Sussex Senior Cup, Brighton Shield, Charity Cup and Vernon Wentworth Cup in the 1895–96 season and were recognised as ‘Sussex Champions’. The trophy was presented as a permanent memento of their achievement and to raise money for charity.

A third of the gate receipts go to the Sussex County F.A. Benevolent Fund for injured players.

Adults: £6
Concessions: £3
Children: Free

FA Vase: 2nd round fixture

At 1pm today the Football Association announced that Town are drawn against Windsor at the Stag Meadow. We last encountered Windsor in January 2018 in the Fourth Round, losing 1-3.

Game is to be played on 2nd November at 3:00pm. Our home tie with Alford originally on this date will be re-arranged soon.

Fixture News: Away to Loxwood

This Saturday see’s the Town embark on on of the longest journeys, 50 Miles, in the Southern Combination League to bottom table Loxwood.

Adults: £6
Concessions: £5
Under 18’s: Free