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

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:

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


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.

Fixture News: Football on pause

On Saturday, the government announced that England will be placed on a four week lockdown, which means non elite football will not be played until at least after December 2nd. This unfortunately includes the Southern Combination League.

We hope football will resume afterwards, we are waiting from both The FA and the Sussex FA when football will go ahead afterwards.

In the meantime, all at Eastbourne Town Football Club wish everyone to keep safe and we will look forward to seeing you soon back at The Saffrons.

Transfer News: Capon is back!

His name is Aaron Capon and he’s as fast as lightening….. It’s frightening!!

That well known chant until the last summer will soon hit the Saffrons again as Aaron Capon has returned back to Town from a few months at Hastings United.

Welcome back Aaron!

Fixture News: Sussex Senior Cup

Tuesday night the Town are playing against Shoreham in the second round of the Sussex Senior Challenge Cup. Which could be the last game before the Lockdown which starts on Tuesday to at least December 2nd.

Kick off at The Saffrons is at 7:30pm and entry will be through the car park entrance in Compton Place Road.

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

Pay on the gate either by card or exact cash.

Transfer News: The Hitman returns

The club are excited and delighted to confirm that Dan ‘The Hitman’ Perry has returned back to Eastbourne Town.

Dan completed his transfer last night and the club would like to thank AFC Uckfield for their help getting his transfer pushed through.

Welcome back Dan!

FA Vase: Online tickets

Online ticket sales for the FA Vase game have now closed.
However, there is a small amount of tickets that will be available on the gate. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets are priced at:
Adults: £6
Concessions: £3
Under 16: Free

Fixture News: Town’s Cup Weekend!

Next weekend both the first team and the women’s team are both at home and playing in a cup.

First off on Saturday 31st October, the first team are playing in the FA Vase 1st Round against Southall F.C., who play in the Combined Counties League. Kick Off will be at 3pm.

Sunday 1st November, the women are playing in the 3rd Qualifying Round of the Vitality Womens’ FA Cup, against Leyton Orient. Kick Off will be at 2pm.

Both team’s need your support on what will be Town’s Big Weekend!

Fixture News: Home to Alfold

The Town are at the Saffrons for the second of three Saturday home games in a row. This time is the league fixture against Alfold in their longest journey this season. Kick off is at 3pm.

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