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Eastbourne Town

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This South Coast club, formed in 1881, competed in The Southern Amateur League, an Amateur Football Alliance competition, from 1907 to 1947.  A move was then made to join a home counties competition and three years was spent with the Corinthian League before moving up to the ambitious Athenians However, after thirteen years the club moved moved back to local football and joined the flourishing Sussex County Football League where they have experienced fluctuating form.

A good spell challenging at the top of the First Division was enjoyed from 1984 -1988 but relegation in 2001 brought two campaigns in Division Two. Promotion was quickly achieved and a stronger challenge was built in Division One under manager Ady Colwell before promotion to The Isthmian League Division One South was achieved as Sussex League Champions champions in 2007.

The Town of Eastbourne has plenty of competitive football, with ‘Borough” ( ex Langley Sports) in the Conference South and ‘United’ back in the County League. So Eastbourne Town will be pleased to be seen to be on their way up and playing at their highest ever level.


Club Factfile

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The Saffrons, Compton Place Road, Eastbourne BN21 1EA
01323 723 734
Come into Eastbourne following the signs for Eastbourne Railway Station. When arriving at the railway station mini-roundabout turn right into Grove Road, (opposite from the station) and carry on past the Police Station and Town Hall (the large clock building.) Go straight over at the junction past the Caffyns car showroom (you can see the ground on your right), then take the first right turn into Compton Place Road and the entrance to The Saffrons car park is 100 yards on the right.

Club History

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1979-1980Sussex County League Division One5th
1980-1981Sussex County League Division One13th
1981-1982Sussex County League Division One13th
1982-1983Sussex County League Division One9th
1983-1984Sussex County League Division One10th
1984-1985Sussex County League Division One3rd
1985-1986Sussex County League Division One3rd
1986-1987Sussex County League Division One5th
1987-1988Sussex County League Division One4th.B.Donnelly
1988-1989Sussex County League Division One15thJim Stevens
1989-1990Sussex County League Division One15thJim Stevens
1990-1991Sussex County League Division One16thD.Guy
1991-1992Sussex County League Division One12thD.Guy
1992-1993Sussex County League Division One17thD.Guy
1993-1994Sussex County League Division One17thPete Roberts
1994-1995Sussex County League Division One13thPete Roberts
1995-1996Sussex County League Division One14thPete Roberts
1996-1997Sussex County League Division One7thRob Thorley
1997-1998Sussex County League Division One4thPete Cherry
1998-1999Sussex County League Division One10thPete Cherry
1999-2000Sussex County League Division One9thPete Cherry
2000-2001Sussex County League Division One19thPete Cherry
2001-2002Sussex County League Division Two4thPete Cherry
2002-2003Sussex County League Division Two2ndDave Winterton
2003-2004Sussex County League Division One5thDave Winterton
2004-2005Sussex County League Division One10thDave Winterton
2005-2006Sussex County League Division One5thDave Winterton
 2006-2007Sussex County League Division One1stAdy Colwell
2007-2008Isthmian League Division One South19thAdy Colwell
2008-2009Isthmian League Division One South13thAdy Colwell
2009-2010Isthmian League Division One South22ndAdy Colwell
2010-2011Isthmian League Division One South18thDanny Bloor
2011-2012Isthmian League Division One South14thDanny Bloor
2012-2013Isthmian League Division One South11thDanny Bloor
2013-2014Isthmian League Division One South24thJohn Lambert
2014-2015Sussex County League Division One

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