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:: August 2016 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Admission Prices for the 2016/17 Ryman League South Season:
Adults: £9
Concessions: £5
Under 16s: £2

Season Tickets:
Renewals:- Adults £125, Concessions £65, Under 16s £30
New season ticket holders: Adults £140, Concessions £70, Under 16s £30

Ryman Under 21 and Under 18 matches:
Adults: £4
Concessions: £2
Under 16s: £1


:: Monday 28th March 2016 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL MATCH!

East Grinstead Town FC V Guernsey FC - Ryman South League
Monday 28th March 2016
Kick OFF 3pm

Easter Monday will be a very special day for a very special 13-year-old boy from East Grinstead as his local club take on the travelling Guernsey FC in the Ryman League at East Court.

Archie Clark, who has Autism, has lived in East Grinstead since he was born but the match has extra significance as his Uncle Tony is the manager of the Guernsey team. Archie will be guest of honour at the match.

“Living with a child with a disability in East Grinstead has many advantages but sadly some disadvantages. Every day of our family life is affected by Autism,” explains his mum Amanda- originally from Guernsey. “Archie can get overwhelmed in crowded, noisy places and unfamiliar situations. He finds waiting in queues for too long very demanding.”

“We have to plan our days carefully, give Archie plenty of notice about what we are doing and have back up plans in case he can’t cope but living in a small town like East Grinstead helps enormously. Local shops and businesses know Archie well and can be very understanding when he finds a situation difficult to cope with. All parents will know how tricky it is to take any child for a haircut or buy new shoes add Autism in to the mix and life gets very challenging and unpredictable. The local barbers are great with Archie- he has often been allowed to jump the queue and they usually have lollipops at the ready to allow them to cut his hair!”


Archie has boundless energy and in many ways is like any other 13-year-old. He loves the trampoline, playing on his scooter and long muddy walks on the forest. He can often been seen on his tandem with his Dad - he can ride a bike but has no concept of the dangers of the road. This poses more challenges for the family as they exhaust themselves exhausting him. Sadly, Archie can’t join the local football or hockey club as he wouldn’t cope with the social communication side.

This is where the Springboard Project Charity comes in. They provide short breaks for the children with a range of special needs who live in the East Grinstead area at Springboard House, Crawley or trips out to places of interest like farms, the beach or theme parks. They rely on an army of volunteers to help supervise their charges with varying disabilities.

“Archie loves going to Springboard and the breaks they provide for us are a lifeline, providing respite for siblings not just the parents. I can have some ME time but also as our daughter was growing up we were able to go on normal family outings like to the cinema or to London without fear of Archie spoiling it for her.”



:: Saturday, 31st October 2015 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
FIREWORKS DISPLAY

When: Saturday 31st October 2015
Where: GAC Stadium, East Court, Holtye Road,
Gates Open: 5pm,
Music & commentary: Meridian FM
Pre-display entertainment: Fire Performance featuring Extreme Beatz Dance Academy
Children's Halloween Fancy Dress Competition
Firework Display: 7.45pm
Admission Prices: Family £15 (2 adults + 2 children under 16), Adults £7, Children £3


EAST Grinstead Town Football Club are once again staging the town's annual fireworks spectacular on Saturday October 31st and we are delighted that AURORA FIREWORKS will again be providing a spectacular display all set to music on a Halloween theme.

Before the display you can enjoy a Children's Halloween Fancy Dress Competition and fire breathing performances featuring Samantha of Extreme Beatz Dance Academy.

There will be a Food Stall, Real Ale Tent, Candy Floss Stall and children’s rides which will be open all evening.

There is a fully licensed bar in the clubhouse offering a full selection of drinks and the outside real ale bar will have the seasonal Harvey's Bonfire Boy (5.8%) on offer together with Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter (4%).

Admission prices have been kept the same as the last three years despite the event no longer having a sponsor.

There are no advance ticket sales and the advice is to get to the football club early so you can claim the best possible vantage point.

Admission at the gate for a family costs just £15 covering two adults and two children under 16. The cost for adults is £7 and children under 16 £3.

The event is fully supervised and stewarded to ensure the safety of the spectators. St John's ambulance will be at the ground throughout the event.

There are two covered stands incorporating three wheelchair spaces just in case the weather isn't kind. The clubhouse has disabled facilities and the outside toilet block just behind the clubhouse goal includes a disabled toilet .

The best advice is to make your way to the ground on foot as there will be strictly no parking at East Court, except for emergency and disabled vehicles.

The ground entrance is off Holtye Road, at the bottom of Blackwell Hollow.

For everyone's safety, please do not bring fireworks or sparklers.

A fund raising event for EGTFC – promoting football in the community



:: Sunday 4th August 2013 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
A team of Arsenal FC legends will visit East Grinstead Town FC to help local charities and celebrate Bob Smith’s 25-year contribution to the football club.

The match had originally been scheduled in March but had to be postponed because of the adverse weather conditions and has now been rescheduled for Sunday 4th August.

Bob joined the Wasps as a player in 1988 and went on to make more than 400 appearances despite twice breaking his leg. He then became first-team manager and led Grinstead back into Division One of the Sussex County League in 2002. The following year the club won their first major honour for nearly 50 years when they lifted the RUR Cup.

That side will come together to take on an Arsenal legends side that could include the likes of Chris Whyte, Paul Davis and Martin Hayes. As well as ex-Gunners the charity team also regularly includes familiar names including Eastenders’ actor Joe Swash and Joe Attwater, Royle Family star Ralf Little and ex-Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley.

These days lifelong Arsenal fan Bob plays and manages East Grinstead’s third team and will be pulling on his boots again to play for the Wasps and, if they agree, the Gunners!

Bob said: “I am very grateful to the club for allowing me to stage the game and, of course, to the Arsenal Legends for coming down to support lots of very worthy causes. We hope it is a fun day out for all the family and I’m sure they will see a great game of football.”

The game takes place at the GAC Stadium, East Court on Sunday August 4th, kick off 2pm and all the proceeds will go to charity with 30% donated to the Arsenal Foundation and the rest being distributed by East Grinstead Lions to local charities.

Admission is £6 (adults) and £3 (children) and there will be plenty of other attractions for all the family.

If you would like to sponsor the game or for information about mascot packages please contact Bob on 07709 154350.

:: Sunday 2nd September 2012 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Charity Football Match

On Sunday 2nd September at East Grinstead Town FC two of London's top West End musical's will do battle in a charity football match in aid of The Macmillan Cancer Support.

Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera and a sprinkling of celebs including..GARETH GATES... Hollyoaks DANNY MAC and CRAIG VYE...NIALL SHEEHY from ITVs Superstar! ..will compete for the Macmillan Trophy . Helping them will be a host of ex professionals's including three Brighton & HA legends KERRY MAYO, RICHARD CARPENTER and DARREN FREEMAN..East Grinstead Town's manager and ex Brighton player SIMON FUNNELL will be putting on his boots too!!! The event is the brain child of Chris Key who is the resident director of Les Miserables.

"We have a colleague who is courageously battling cancer, and we wanted to do something to help...."

Along with local East Grinstead resident Sam Hiller who is the resident director of Phantom of the Opera they have already raised over £2,000 for the match.

"The support from everyone has been incredible, singer Michael Ball hopes to attend and international singer/actress Frances Ruffelle will be cheering us on....we hope her daughter singer Eliza Doolittle will also attend ,who knows!!" Says Sam. "We must also give huge thanks to all at East Grinstead Town Football Club who are hosting and supporting the event, without their help this would not be possible." says Sam.

There is plenty of family fun.. including a bouncy castle, face painting, a penalty competition , hog roast, BBQ , music, youth tournament and much more.....

The fun starts at 1 pm

Adults £10, Children £5

More info contact Sam Hiller 07799123719
Anyone wishing to make donations to the Macmillan Cancer Support can use this link http://www.justgiving.com/LesMisVPhantom

The organisers would like to thank all the volunteers and everyone at East Grinstead Town FC for making this happen and of course everyone that donated. The total raised for Macmillan Cancer Support was a fantastic £13,500 including Gift Aid which was way above initial targets.

:: Wednesday 11th July 2012 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Sponsors back Wasps

East Grinstead Town FC will be wearing the logo of Forest-Row based construction company Rydon on their shirts for the 22nd successive year when the new County League season kicks off on August 4.

A delighted chairman Richard Tramontin revealed that both Rydon and GAC had renewed their sponsorship agreements with GAC backing the club with naming rights for the club’s ground, the GAC Stadium.

He said: “In these difficult economic times every penny is vital for clubs at our level and we are absolutely delighted that Rydon and GAC continue to give the club such wonderful backing.

“There has never been such an enduring sponsorship relationship in football at any level as the one the club have had with Rydon since 1991 and we are absolutely thrilled that they continue to back community sport and in particular the town’s football club.

“In addition to the wonderful support of Rydon and GAC, we are delighted to confirm Duaris will continue to sponsor our reserve team in the Suburban League next season and that Southern Sheeting and Mid Sussex Timber have also extended their sponsorship agreement.”


:: Saturday 5th May 2012 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
End-of-season Presentation Night

The 2011/12 end-of-season Senior Section Presentation Night will take place at the clubhouse at the GAC Stadium on Saturday 5th May, starting at 7pm.

There will be a carvery with beef, pork, turkey with all the trimmings (including veggie option) provided by Monster Foods and live entertainment from Naked Bass.

The bar will be open until midnight.

Tickets are £15 per person payable in advance.

The Presentation Night will cover the First Team, Reserves, Under 18s, Third XI and Fourth XI and places are limited, so you are advised to buy your tickets early. First come first served. They are available now for purchase from behind the bar.

We are honoured to have Dave Beasant presenting the awards.

Dave is a former English goalkeeper who began his career in the late 1970s. His former clubs include Wimbledon, Newcastle United, Chelsea, Southampton, Nottingham Forest, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur, Brighton & Hove Albion and Wigan Athletic. He is best remembered for his part in Wimbledon's 1988 shock FA Cup victory, during which he was the first goalkeeper to save a penalty in an FA Cup final. His nickname was 'Lurch' due to his resemblance to the butler in the TV show The Addams Family. He made two appearances for the England national football team.

:: Saturday 14th May 2011 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
End-of-season Presentation Night Hog Roast

The 2010/11 end-of-season Senior Section Presentation Night will take place at the clubhouse at the GAC Stadium on Saturday 14th May, starting at 7pm.

There will be a hog roast, barbeque (including veggie option) and live entertainment from the Be Bop Daddies.

The bar will be open until midnight.

Tickets are £15 per person payable in advance.

The Presentation Night will cover the First Team, Reserves, Under 18s, Third XI and Fourth XI and places are limited to 100, so you are advised to buy your tickets early. First come first served. They are available now for purchase from behind the bar.

We are honoured to have Steve Claridge presenting the awards.

Steve is a former English footballer who played more than 800 matches for 15 league clubs and several non-league clubs over the course of a 24-year playing career. Popular wherever he played, he was a fans’ favourite at Leicester when in 2004 he was voted their second greatest ever cult hero. After being a manager at clubs Portsmouth and Weymouth, Claridge is now a pundit for BBC shows Football Focus and The Football League Show.

The many clubs that Steve has played for are Fareham Town, Bournemouth, Weymouth, Crystal Palace, Aldershot, Cambridge United, Luton Town, Birmingham City, Leicester City, Portsmouth, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Millwall, Brighton & Hove Albion, Brentford, Wycombe Wanderers, Gillingham, Bradford City, Walsall, Worthing and Harrow Borough.

:: August 2010 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
WASPS AND RYDON CELEBRATE 20th ANNIVERSARY

Bob Bond and Richard TramontinEAST Grinstead Town will again be sponsored this season by the Forest Row-based Rydon Group, whose support of the club began back in 1991.

This is the 20th year of their sponsorship which makes it the longest-running agreement in the history of non-league football in Sussex and probably the whole of the country.

Rydon chief executive Bob Bond said: "Over the years we have seen the Wasps go through highs and lows but this season, under their relatively new management team, looks like being an exciting and hopefully a successful one.

“As the club’s long-term sponsors we have supported them throughout the last two decades and we will be following with interest the new season and sincerely hope it will be a successful one for the club.”


Club chairman Richard Tramontin said: "These are difficult economic times and it can be hard for businesses to make sponsorship commitments so we are delighted to have such a well-known local name still supporting the Wasps.

"Rydon have been fantastic backers of the football club for an incredible 20 years now and we are grateful for their continued support. We are lucky to have such good principal sponsors and I know that our arrangement with Rydon is envied by all of our rival clubs in Sussex because of its longevity and the interest they take in the club.”


Grinstead’s East Court ground was re-named the GAC Stadium last season under a three-year arrangement with GAC Logistics which began in 2009.

Tramontin added: “We are again extremely grateful to Bill Hill of GAC for joining Rydon as principal sponsors for an initial three years. GAC are the main sponsors of Crystal Palace and we are very fortunate of having such a global company supporting a non-league club like ours.

I would also like to thank a local benefactor for their extremely generous donation which has allowed us to undertake a total refurbishment of the clubhouse during the close season at the GAC Stadium which is now regarded as one of the best grounds in Sussex.”


:: Thursday 28th August 2008 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
WASPS SCORE A SPONSORSHIP HAT-TRICK

EAST Grinstead Town have scored a hat-trick off the pitch this season thanks to the support of local businesses.

The club, who are celebrating their return to County League division one, have tied up three sponsorship deals for their teams.

The main club sponsors are once again the Forest Row-based Rydon Group, whose support of the club began back in 1991.

That makes it the longest-running sponsorship agreement in the history of non-league football in Sussex.

Rydon chief executive Bob Bond said: "Over the years we have seen the Wasps go through highs and lows and it is really rewarding now to have followed them through one of their best seasons.

"Having gained promotion to the first division of the County League in style, we know that they are intent on proving that they can maintain that standard. As long-term sponsors we are delighted with their success and will be following with interest as the season unfolds."


The club also have new reserve-team sponsors for their Suburban League campaign in Aquabuild, the local company who install swimming pools, hot tubs, jacuzzis and spas.

Meanwhile, La Farola, the Restaurant and Tapas bar in London Road have taken over as sponsors of the third team who will be managed by former first-team boss Bob Smith in their Mid Sussex League campaign this season.

Club chairman Richard Tramontin said: "These are difficult economic times and it can be hard for businesses to make sponsorship commitments so we are delighted to have three local businesses supporting the Wasps.

"Rydon have been fantastic backers of the football club for an incredible 18 years now and we are grateful for their continued support.

"It is also great to welcome Aquabuild and La Farola on board as two new team sponsors. Their help is appreciated and will help the club grow so we can offer more football to the local community, particularly youngsters, as well as trying to establish our senior teams in their respective leagues.

"I hope as many of our supporters, where possible, help us by using these businesses and others who support the club, whether it is through junior team kit sponsorship, pitch-side board or programme advertising. We are lucky to have so many good sponsors on board who really are the lifeblood of the club."


Another of these local businesses is Mid Sussex Timber who are sponsoring the Wasps' matchday programme.

Tramontin added: "Mid Sussex Timber have been supporters of the club for a few years now with pitch-side and programme advertising and we are truly grateful that they have stepped up to be our official match-day programme sponsors. We are keen to maintain the standard we set ourselves which has earned us the accolade of having the best County League Programme, but as with everything, quality comes at a price. The sponsorship support will greatly assist our resolve".

:: Sunday, 27th April 2008 :: back to top Go to the top of the page


East Grinstead Town XI

v

South Godstone XI


Sunday 27th April 2008
Kick Off 2pm
at East Court County Ground


All proceeds going to the Stroke Association

Roger Smith has organised a charity football match in memory of his brother Dave who was sadly lost through a sudden stroke four years ago aged 50.
Roger has put together an East Grinstead Town XI made up of some of his family, the Third Team, the vets and some reserve players to take on a South Godstone XI
Dave used to run a kids team who are now first team players for South Godstone.
The teams will be playing for the Dave Smith Memorial Cup, a trophy donated by Betty (Dave's mum) and commemorative medals, which will all be a part of a celebration of Dave's life and his passion for football.

Please come along for what will be a family day out.
Food, refreshments and a licenced bar available.

For more details contact roger.smith@egtfc.co.uk or telephone him on 07810 121330


:: Friday, 9th May 2008 :: back to top Go to the top of the page


Presentation Dinner
Friday 9th May 2008
7.00 for 7.30pm
at the Ballroom

London Road, East Grinstead, RH19 2BH



Three-course set meal and wine ~ presentations ~ live music ~ limited free bar


Dress code: black & white with an amber twist

Friends, family and supporters all welcome

Tickets £50 per person available from Richard Tramontin and Steve Norris

Discounted room rates available at Felbridge Hotel from £110


:: Friday 13th April 2007 :: back to top Go to the top of the page

East Grinstead Town Football Club together with their sponsors Rydon Group
present a very Special Evening



SPORTSMAN'S DINNER

With our Special Guest Speaker

Matt Le Tissier

Friday 8th June 2007
7.30 for 8.00pm
at

London Road, East Grinstead, RH19 2BH

Three-course set meal (with vegetarian option) plus sporting memorabilia auction

Join us for a first class night out with
'Le Tiss', comedian Gary Kemsley and compere Terry Baker.


Guernsey-born Matt earned his famous nickname of 'Le God' from the adoring fans for his fantastic service to the club. He played 540 games before retiring in the best way possible by scoring the last ever goal at The Dell, Southampton's famous old former ground, in 2001 when he came off the bench to score the winner against Arsenal.

Matt will be reminiscing about his Southampton days, his fanastic record from penalties (he scored 49 out of 50) and his all too brief England career. Despite impressive displays for the B team and under-21s, he was only capped eight times by his country between 1994-98 and his great talent was never displayed on the world stage.

He might even mention that he has had a plane named after him by the Flybe airline on his home island of Guernsey!

Since retiring, Matt has been a regular on Sky Sports' popular Saturday results programme and he is now a highly regarded and amusing after-dinner speaker.


It's guaranteed to be a great night and tickets will sell out quickly, so hurry!!

Individual tickets & Corporate Hospitality tables for 10 are available now

The price is only £60 per person payable in advance

Dress Code: Lounge Suit

Please call any of the following ticket hotlines:
07973 803997 / 07802 528513 / 07881 530085

OR e-mail: sportsman@egtfc.co.uk

For any guests wishing to arrange overnight accommodation, EGTFC have negotiated special rates at the Felbridge Hotel.


:: Friday 2nd February 2007 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Football Quiz Night

A Football Quiz night is taking place at the clubhouse on Friday 2nd February starting at 7.30pm.

Teams of four can enter and battle out to see who really knows most about football.

Local football teams are invited to enter into the Quiz night and we already have confirmed teams from Ashurst Wood, Felbridge, Crawley Down and East Court.

So far EGTFC are being represented by a Committee team, a Football Management team (no chance of winning) a couple of teams from the Under 18's and the Under 16's. The more teams the better.

The cost per team is £15 and there are prizes for the top teams.

If you would like to enter or require further information - please contact Ian Nicholls on 07840 143872


:: Wednesday 1st March 2006 :: back to top Go to the top of the page

Yes, one of the biggest names in the history of British boxing is coming to East Grinstead!

East Grinstead Town Football Club together with their sponsors Rydon Group
present a very Special Evening



SPORTSMAN'S DINNER

With our Special Guest Speaker

Frank Bruno

Friday May 12 2006
7.30 for 8.00pm
at
"Le Marquee", East Grinstead Sports Club
Saint Hill Road, East Grinstead, RH19 4JU


Three-course set meal (with vegetarian option) plus sporting memorabilia auction

Frank will also be joined by top comedian Aaron James and compere Terry Baker


Frank will be talking about a fantastic career during which he won 40 of his 45 professional bouts, culminating in the victory over Oliver McCall in 1995 which made him the world heavyweight champion.

Frank will also reminisce about his battles with Mike Tyson, his early days growing up in Sussex and his life outside the ring since retirement.

Frank Bruno is one of Britain's favourite sporting sons. It's guaranteed to be a great night and tickets will sell out quickly, so hurry!!

Individual tickets & Corporate Hospitality tables for 10 are available now

The price is only £50 per person payable in advance

Dress Code: Lounge Suit

Please call David Mann on 07889 361018
E-mail: david.mann@egtfc.co.uk / lee.quinn@egtfc.co.uk / richard.tramontin@egtfc.co.uk

For any guests wishing to arrange overnight accommodation, EGTFC have negotiated special rates at the Felbridge Hotel, East Grinstead.


:: Tuesday 26th July 2005 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Rydon continue to support Wasps......

EAST Grinstead Town believe they have created history after extending their sponsorship deal with the Rydon Group for a remarkable consecutive 15th season.

Chairman Richard Tramontin said: "There is certainly no club in Sussex at our level who have enjoyed such fantastic backing as we have had from Rydon over the years.

"They have been great supporters of the club since 1991 and we are grateful for their continued backing. Running football at this level is a costly business and without their help we would struggle to provide football in the community for the hundreds of adults and youngsters who come under the East Grinstead Town banner.

"Their support is really appreciated by everyone associated with East Grinstead Town."


Wasps are now trying to ascertain whether there is a senior football club in the country who have had the same main sponsors for such a length of time.

The Rydon Group are a construction and development company which has been based in Forest Row for over 25 years. They also have two offices in East Grinstead and employ over 600 staff.

Mike Gearon, Chairman of Rydon Construction commented, "We are extremely proud to have been associated with East Grinstead Town Football Club over these years. If this is a record, it is largely because of the great efforts that the Club has made to deliver value to its sponsors. We wish the Wasps a very successful season this year."

:: Monday 7th March 2005 :: back to top Go to the top of the page

ONLY ONE FOOTBALLER HAS EVER SCORED A HAT TRICK IN A WORLD CUP FINAL

NOW'S YOUR CHANCE TO SAY "THANKS" IN PERSON

East Grinstead Town Football Club together with their sponsors Rydon Group
present a very Special Evening



SPORTSMAN'S DINNER

With our Special Guest Speaker

SIR GEOFF HURST MBE

Friday May 27 2005
7.30 for 8.00pm
at
"Le Marquee", East Grinstead Sports Club
Saint Hill Road, East Grinstead, RH19 4JU


Three-course set meal with vegetarian option plus football memorabilia auction

Sir Geoff will also be joined by top comedian Al Read and compere Terry Baker


It's guaranteed to be a great night and tickets will sell out quickly, so hurry!!

Individual tickets & Corporate Hospitality tables for 10 are available now

The price is only £50 per person payable in advance

Dress Code: Lounge Suit

Please call David Mann on 07889 361018
E-mail: david.mann@egtfc.co.uk / lee.quinn@egtfc.co.uk / richard.tramontin@egtfc.co.uk

As the phrase "They Think it's all over....it is now" passes into the vocabulary books, Sir Geoff is the man who made sure it really was all over for Germany. He scored the third goal of his hat-trick in the dying moments of the 1966 World Cup, as the crowd streamed onto the pitch sealing the victory over Germany. Sir Geoff is still the only player to have ever scored a hat trick in a World Cup Final.

Sir Geoff made his name with club side West Ham United, with whom he had 499 league and cup appearances, scoring 248 goals. He was Player of the year three times and won the F.A. Cup with West Ham in 1964 and the European Cup Winners Cup in 1965.

Sir Geoff received his knighthood in 1998


:: January 2005 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Shocked boy in Sri Lanka THE events in south-east Asia on Boxing Day 2004 touched the lives of people around the world, including East Grinstead.

As part of the fundraising effort to ease the plight of the millions who face the prospect of having to rebuild their shattered lives and their communities, the club decided to do it's bit.

Gate and programme receipts totalling £207 for the home game against Three Bridges on Tuesday, January 25, were donated to the Tsunami appeal.

It's only a small gesture, but at least our supporters and those of Three Bridges did their bit for those a lot less fortunate than ourselves on the other side of the world.


:: November 2004 :: back to top Go to the top of the page


RESPLENDENT in their East Grinstead Town kit are the players of Lamin Village from Gambia, West Africa.

The club were asked to donate old kit by a work colleague of our own committee man Alan Woolley who then goes out to Gambia to distribute it among the football-mad youngsters out there.

On his last visit, two East Grinstead kits were passed on and, believe me, they are gratefully received. Some of the lads don't even take the shirts off except to wash them!

Old kit and boots which players may have outgrown are always wanted for the trips to Gambia and if anyone would like to donate anything please pass it on to Alan who will make sure it finds a home.

Let's hope that the kit brings success to the players of Lamin Village and those in Samyang village who have received one of our old youth team kits.

Remember: Give your old kit to Alan and you will be making a youngster in one of the poorest parts of the world so happy.

Contact us by sending an e-mail to kitforgambia@egtfc.co.uk

:: Tuesday, 23rd March 2004 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Greavesie was probably the best finisher England has ever had, but was famously kept out of the 1966 World Cup Final team by Geoff Hurst. In just 57 starts for England, he scored 44 goals. Most of his career was spent at London clubs:
Chelsea, Spurs and West Ham.


From his unsurpassed record as a Spurs and England striker to his Saturday lunchtime show with Ian St John, Jimmy has become one of football's best loved characters. With his irrepressible wit and charm, Greavesie will take you on a 'mazey' run through a fascinating footballing life - as only he can!!

Jimmy will also be joined by top comedian Mike Pugh
and compere Terry Baker

EGTFC EURO 2004 Sportsman's Dinner
Friday 18th June 2004
at
The Ballroom, Ramada Jarvis Hotel
London Road, East Grinstead

Three-course set meal plus football memorabilia auction

It's guaranteed to be a great night and it's guaranteed to sell out quickly

Corporate Hospitality tables for 10 are available now

The price is only £50 per person payable in advance

Contact: david.mann@egtfc.co.uk or richard.tramontin@egtfc.co.uk

:: Monday, 27th October 2003 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
With Celebrity Guest Speakers
Pat Jennings and Martin Chivers

also featuring comedian Jimmy Quinn

Thursday 20th November 2003
at
The Ballroom, Ramada Jarvis Hotel
London Road, East Grinstead

Three-course set meal and football memorabilia auction!

Corporate hospitality is available now for this very special event

For more information contace David Mann now at: david.mann@egtfc.co.uk

Please book early, as tickets are very limited

:: Monday, 7th July 2003 ::
WELCOME back to a new season of football at East Court, one which we are looking forward to more than most because it is our first back in the top tier of Sussex County League football for ten years.

Our first game since winning promotion back to Division One will be on Saturday, August 16. All we know at present is that we will be at home and the kick off will be at 3pm. Details of the early season fixtures will be posted on the website as soon as they become available.

Bob Smith and the players are already back in pre-season training ahead of our first friendly which is on Saturday, July 12 - the earliest ever start to a Grinstead season - when we play Haywards Heath at Ardingly College, kick off 3.00pm.

The only friendly at East Court will be on Saturday, August 9 v Lancing, kick off 3.00pm.

The reserves start their programme in the Premier Division on August 16 having also won promotion last season.


Off the field we have done a lot of work during the summer to bring the ground up to the standards required, both for Division One and the FA Cup which we are entering for only the second time since 1982.

Among the projects we have completed during the close season are: completion of hard-standing path around entire pitch perimeter with re-positioning of handrail on stand side; new storage garage at clubhouse end and re-seeding of pitch.

Those are the major jobs: lots of other tidying up has gone ahead and is still in progress and we hope you will all notice the difference when you turn up to watch our first game.

Unfortunately, we were unable to secure the funding we needed to install seats in the existing stand which was our plan at the end of last season. Our aim now, with help from the Football Foundation, is to erect two 50 seater stands either side of the floodlight pole on the opposite side to the stand. This will be done in time for the start of the 2004-05 season and we are currently applying for planning permission for the new buildings.

I know several supporters 'bought' seats in the stand last season. I have managed to contact most of them and all are happy for their donation to go towards a seat in the new stands when they are built. But if you would like your £30 towards the seat fund refunded please get in touch with me when the new season kicks off. Once again apologies to anyone who will be disappointed.

To help raise more funds for the club we have appointed a business manager. He is Tim Reynolds and he will be working with Dave Tidy. If you know of any company who might be interested in taking out a programme advert, match or match ball sponsorship or perimeter board with the club please contact Tim via the website. He will have his own link on the site shortly.

We still have vacancies to fill on the committee including social manager and general manager (football). These are important posts and it would be great if we could fill them as we gear up for an exciting new era at East Grinstead Town. If you are interested in either of these positions, or would like to get involved in another way with the club, please contact us via the 'Contact Us' section on the website.

That's all for now. I will endeavour to keep you up to date with all that is happening as we approach the big kick-off. In the meantime, thanks for your continued support of the club.


Bruce Talbot (Chairman)


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