Hailsham Town F.C.

Hailsham Town F.C.

Football club infobox
clubname = Hailsham Town

fullname = Hailsham Town Football Club
nickname = The Stringers
founded = 1885 (as Hailsham)
ground = The Beaconsfield, Hailsham
capacity = 1200
chairman = Michael Francis
manager = Ken McCreadie
league = Sussex County League
Division One
season = 2007-08
position = Sussex County League
Division One, 3rd

Hailsham Town F.C. is a football club based in Hailsham, East Sussex, England. They were established in 1885 and joined the Sussex County League Division Two in 1955 as Hailsham F.C., changing to their present name in 1970. In the 1988-89 season, they reached the 5th round of the FA Vase. For the 2008-09 season, they are members of the Sussex County League Division One.

The club are known locally as 'The Stringers', a nickname which derives from traditional industry in the town, and was adopted officially at the turn of the Millennium.

Early History

Founded in 1885 as Hailsham Town, the club briefly played under the name of Hailsham Butchers before the First World War [ cite web|url=http://www.freewebs.com/hailshamtownfc/forprogrammeeditors.htm |title=The Stringers |accessdate=2008-02-03 ] . They would win the East Sussex Junior Cup in 1896, and also reached the final of the Sussex Senior Cup in 1902.

Current Status

Hailsham Town are currently managed by Kenny McCreadie - although in January 2008 , McCreadie was suspended after allegedly throwing a punch at Eastbourne United player Matt Jones. [cite news | first=Derren | last=Howard | coauthors= | title=McCreadie banned from all football over alleged punch | date=2008-01-10 | publisher= | url =http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/sport/McCreadie-banned-from-all-football.3662121.jp | work =Eastbourne Herald | pages = | accessdate = 2008-01-27 | language = ] . In his absence, Ross Scarmadella took control of the team as Caretaker Manager, assisted by Jon Purdey. [cite news | first=Derren | last=Howard | coauthors= | title=Mystery Bulgarian interests United | date=2008-01-17 | publisher= | url =http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/sport/Mystery-Bulgarian-interests-United.3686565.jp | work =Eastbourne Herald | pages = | accessdate = 2008-01-27 | language = ] McCreadie returned to the club, having been found guilty [cite news | first= | last= | coauthors= | title=Mac Is Back | date= | publisher= | url =http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/sport/Mac-is-Back.3777863.jp | work = | pages = | accessdate = 2008-02-25 | language = ] , on the 14th of February.

External links

* [http://www.freewebs.com/hailshamtownfc/news.htm Official club website]


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