Exciting New Appointments
Eastbourne Town Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Ady Colwell as Club Manager and Kevin Laundon as First Team Manager.
Ady previously managed the Club during a successful period leading to promotion for the first time to the Ryman League. Kevin has an impressive CV from his playing career to recent managerial success in the Sussex County League.
Chairman, David Jenkins, said "I am delighted that Ady and Kevin have accepted the offer to work with us at Eastbourne Town. They offer a fantastic combination of experience, knowledge and enthusiasm. I am sure they will prove a great success in the coming seasons".
BLOOR STEPS DOWN AS TOWN BOSS
Friday 31st May 2013
Danny Bloor has brought the curtain down on his three and a half year tenure in the Saffron's hot seat by stepping down as the Club's Manager this morning.
Bloor has made the difficult decision to leave Eastbourne Town so he can join recently appointed Lewes FC Manager, Garry Wilson, at the Dripping Pan.
ETFC expects to name Bloor's successor as early as next week.ETFC Chairman, David Jenkins said, "All of us at Eastbourne Town FC are very sorry to lose Danny as he has done very well for us, and with us. He has represented our Club well and given his all to our Committee, his management team and the playing staff. Personally, I have enjoyed working with Danny enormously. I know it's been a tough decision for him to make but it's made now and we wish him and Garry every success at Lewes FC. We now need to turn the page and move on, and that we will. It appears the next chapter in our Club's adventures are about to begin."
EASTBOURNE TOWN FC PRESENTATION NIGHT A GREAT SUCCESS
The annual Eastbourne Town FC presentation night was held on Saturday 18 May 2013 and was enjoyed greatly by all.
Matt Crabb receives his award from First Team Manager Danny Bloor
Full list of award winners below:
Eastbourne Town Annual Awards 2012 - 2013
First Team Players’ Player - Ben Austin
First Team Manager’s Player - Matt Crabb
Young Player of the Year - Joe Summerbell
Supporters’ Player of the Year - Steve Elliot
Second Team Players’ Player - Mark Haydock
Second Team Manager’s Player - Aaron Capon
Ladies Team Players’ Player - Chelsey Leighton
Ladies Team Manager’s Player - Chelsey Leighton
Ladies Team Most Improved - Megan Woods
Ryman Under 18s Players’ Player - James Hobbs
Ryman Under 18s Manager’s Player - Michael Harris
Sussex County Under 18s Players’ Player - Chris Hutchins
Sussex County Under 18s Manager’s Player - Chris Hutchins & Sam Broomfield
Club Person of the Year - Madeleine Jenkins
RYMANS UNDER 18S TRIALS
FOR THE 2013/14 SEASON
Trials will be held on Tuesday 25th June
and Thursday 27th June 7pm at 9pm at Eastbourne Sports Park Register
Contact Luciano Del-Gaudio 07732769374 or
FREE EASTER FOOTBALL CAMP ANOTHER EASTBOURNE SUCCESS
For a second successive year, Eastbourne Town Football Club and the University of Brighton's School of Sport and Service Management hosted a free to attend Easter football festival for schoolchildren across Eastbourne.
The event was supported by NHS Sussex and endorsed by Eastbourne Borough Council and the Eastbourne Herald & Gazette, as nearly 60 children learned about healthy lifestyles and values around football.
This values based approach, which is at the core of their joint venture work, is an innovative and pioneering style of using sport as a community development resource. It follows the groundbreaking work of the university's Football 4 Peace initiative that has been so successful in Israel, Palestine, Northern Ireland and Cyprus.
Volunteer student leaders from the F4P initiative showed, through group activity, how neutrality, equity, respect, trust and responsibility can be used in life as well as in sport. The children were also shown how, with confidence, knowledge and experience of exercise, nutrition and sport, they can make healthy lifestyle choices and benefit from physical activity.
MP Stephen Lloyd and Eastbourne Town captain, Ben Austin, presented fair-play awards and certificates to all on the final day. On Saturday, many of the children formed a guard of honour at Town's home game with Corinthian-Casuals.
Stephen Lloyd said, "Projects like this are absolutely fantastic. In a town like Eastbourne, it's great to see the children given an opportunity to learn life skills in a fun way, around football. That's really important. Eastbourne should be proud of the work Eastbourne Town FC and the University's Football 4 Peace team do locally. It really is innovative and it does such good."
Project Leader and Principal Lecturer, Dr Gary Stidder, co-founder of F4P with Professor John Sugden in 2001 said, " This free community event provided local primary school children with the opportunity to be active and learn about important human values in society. Football is the metaphor and in the right hands can be a valuable educational experience for all young people. Our close working relationship with Eastbourne Town FC allows us a terrific way to deliver such experiences."
David Jenkins, Town's Chairman, added, " As we look to develop our reach and deliver more services for the community, our task is made so much easier by having such excellent relationships with key people like those at the University of Brighton and Eastbourne Borough Council. Together, there is so much we can achieve. We are most grateful to Gary Stidder and the team of volunteer coaches as well as NHS Sussex for their invaluable support. Most pleasing, however, is to see the smiles on the children's faces, knowing a good outcome has been achieved for all."
NEW PIE DEAL FOR
EASTBOURNE TOWN FC
EASTBOURNE TOWN FC are delighted to announce that, from Saturday April 6th 2013, they will follow Brighton & Hove Albion FC and Sussex County Cricket Club by having their MATCHDAY HOT PIES supplied exclusively, by agreement, from PIGLETS PANTRY, the well known Sussex purveyor of fine quality pies.
Various varieties of pies will be available, to include the Piglets Pantry famous Steak & Sussex Ale, Chicken Gammon & Leek and Chicken Balti.
The fantastic reputation that is being built around these pies sits well with the ongoing branding and key partnerships that ETFC looks to achieve. It is another step in delivering an ever improving matchday experience for those that follow Town, or visit, at the Saffrons.
Carrying the Town's name, and now firmly established in the Ryman League, the town centre based club has represented Eastbourne with honour and pride since 1881 and continues to do so, serving the local community with integrity, ambition and a socially responsible attitude.
Town's Chairman, David Jenkins said, "We are delighted to welcome Piglets Pantry to the Saffrons as part of our matchday delivery team. As we strive to improve the quality of our service and delivery, our matchday offerings are how we are initially judged. Whilst I believe we have an excellent reputation, our presentation has improved enormously over recent seasons with major improvements to our ground, our website www.etfc.biz, our programme and our general visibility and profile.
Our ever strengthening relationship with local players has seen us develop and progress really well on the pitch with Danny Bloor and Garry Wilson leading us to new heights. Our crowds and attendances have improved year on year for the last few years, so this new partnership with Piglets Pantry adds to our efforts to supply quality products from every possible angle for our fans, supporters, sponsors and visitors.
If it's good enough for the Albion and the Sussex County Cricket Club then I expect it will both please and satisfy all those that come through our gates. We are also honoured to be the first sports venue in Eastbourne to have Piglets Pantry as an official supplier."
Jo @ Piglets, added "Piglets are delighted to be launching some of their award winning pies tomorrow at Eastbourne Town FC, we will be serving our famous Steak in Harveys Ale, our lovely Chicken endorsed by Paul Holywood and Chris Evans and a nice spicy Balti to keep all the fans warm. We hope everyone enjoys the match and a nice hot pie adding Piglets@Eastbourne to our Piglet Family."
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