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Hailsham Town

A well established club that was formed in 1885 and before the First World War played as
Hailsham Butchers in the local East Sussex competitions.

In 1972 Hailsham joined the Southern Counties Combination League with a view to earning promotion into The Sussex County League.

The 1975-1976 campaign proved successful, as promotion into The County Second Division was earned as Combination champions and six seasons later, as runners-up,  another promotion took Hailsham into Division One.

Not many clubs remain in one league for thirty years but Hailsham Town have been a loyal and well respected member of The Sussex County League since 1976 and since 1981 only three seasons, in two very short spells, have been spent in Division Two.

‘The Stringers’ best season in Division One was under manager Trevor Wood when they finished in fourth place in 1989, but sadly, since 2000 they have only managed two top ten finishes in the senior division.

 

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Club History

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 YearLeaguePositionManager
1979-1980Sussex County League Division Two3rd
1980-1981Sussex County League Division Two2nd
1981-1982Sussex County League Division One10th
1982-1983Sussex County League Division One10thB.Taylor
1983-1984Sussex County League Division One9thB.Taylor
1984-1985Sussex County League Division One14thP.Lawrenson
1985-1986Sussex County League Division One11thS.Courtney
1986-1987Sussex County League Division One14thS.Courtney
1987-1988Sussex County League Division One6thTrevor Wood
1988-1989Sussex County League Division One4thTrevor Wood
1989-1990Sussex County League Division One13thTrevor Wood
1990-1991Sussex County League Division One13thTrevor Wood
1991-1992Sussex County League Division One8thMick French
1992-1993Sussex County League Division One10thMick French
1993-1994Sussex County League Division One6thMick French
1994-1995Sussex County League Division One5thSteve Richardson
1995-1996Sussex County League Division One5thSteve Richardson
1996-1997Sussex County League Division One13thPete Roberts
1997-1998Sussex County League Division One12thNeil Thornycroft
1998-1999Sussex County League Division One19thJeff Dyson
1999-2000Sussex County League Division Two7thSteve Richardson
2000-2001Sussex County League Division Two3rdMark Leaney
2001-2002Sussex County League Division One6thMark Leaney
2002-2003Sussex County League Division One15thBrian Dennis
2003-2004Sussex County League Division One12thBrian Dennis
2004-2005Sussex County League Division One12thKen McCreadie
2005-2006 Sussex County League Division One10thKen McCreadie
2006-2007Sussex County League Division One6thKen McCreadie
2007-2008Sussex County League Division One13thKen McCreadie
2008-2009Sussex County League Division One15thKen McCreadie
2009-2010Sussex County League Division One19thDave Shearing
2010-2011Sussex County League Division One16thDave Shearing
2011-2012Sussex County League Division Two2ndKen McCreadie
2012-2013Sussex County League Division One12thAndy Goodchild & Howard Stevens
2013-2014Sussex County League Division One
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