Results

Ryman League Division 1 South:

Sat 27 December: Burgess Hill Town 3 - 1 Crowborough Athletic

Suburban League:

Sat 6 Dec: Crowborough Athletic Res 1 - 1Raynes Park

Sommerville Challenge Cup:

Sat 3 Jan: Scaynes Hill 3 - 4 Crowborough Athletic III

London & SE Regional Womens':

Sun 7 Dec: Crowborough Athletic 0 - 6 London Colney

Sussex County Youth:

Sun 21 Dec: Crowborough Athletic 5 - 1 Eastbourne Utd Assoc

Photos

First v Hollands & Blair

First v Hollands & Blair

First v Hollands & Blair

First v Hollands & Blair

First v Hollands & Blair

First v Hollands & Blair

Seniors

Crowborough Athletic FC - A brief history

The Club was formed around 1894 and played in the local Tunbridge Wells leagues for many years. Having played at various grounds around the town they moved to their present location at the Alderbrook Recreation Ground in the early 1950's.

They joined the Sussex County League in 1974, finishing 4th in Division Two in their first season. Since those early times they have enjoyed mixed fortunes, moving up and down the various divisions through the years.

In the 1984/85 season they found themselves in Division Three but won promotion to Division Two in the 1986/87 season. They stayed in that division until they won promotion to Division One in season 1992/93 where they remained for three seasons until relegation saw them back in Division Two.

A two year stay in that division saw them leave Division Two behind unfortunately it was because of relegation so they found themselves back in Division Three for the 1999/00 season and although they gained immediate promotion back to Division Two they came straight back down again in 2000/01.

It was around this time that the Club started to stabilise itself and having finished 4th in Division Three in 2001/02 they went one better in 2002/03 only to miss out on the promotion places behind Midhurst & Easebourne and Haywards Heath Town. They also lost the Division Three Cup Final to Midhurst & Easebourne having already beaten the league champions twice in the league.

Any disappointment was short lived as they won promotion in season 2003/04 as Champions as they beat their nearest rivals, St. Francis Rangers by 11 points and they made it a league and cup double by beating near neighbours Uckfield Town in the Division Two Cup Final.

Further success followed as back-to-back championships were gained when they were again crowned champions by 7 points from runners-up Wick FC therefore they were back in Division One after a nine year absence. Seaon 2005/06 was one of consolidation as they finished 6th in their first season back in the top flight however a top three position was up for grabs until the last day of the season.

Further success followed in season 2006/07 as they won the John O'Hara League Challenge Cup by beating fellow Division One side Sidley United 2-1. They also improved on their previous league position to finish in 4th place, level on points with 3rd placed Arundel FC whose superior goal difference meant they took 3rd spot. This was despite The Crows beating them twice in the league.

With brand new dressing rooms and an all-enclosed ground established for the 2007/08 season they won promotion to the Ryman Division 1 South as Sussex County League Division 1 Champions. Going forward we have ambitions to be a force to be reckoned with in the Ryman South and beyond.

With brand new dressing rooms and an all-enclosed ground established for the 2007/08 season they won promotion to the Ryman Division 1 South as Sussex County League Division 1 Champions. Going forward we have ambitions to be a force to be reckoned with in the Ryman South and beyond.

Ladies

Ladies Team - A brief history

Formed originally from the Beacon School (now a Sports Community College) Under-14 girls team, the Club joined the South East Counties League in September 1991, finishing in 8th place in Division Three. Due to the demand, the women's section immediately formed a Reserve team who were to compete in the League the following season.

The 1992/93 season saw the 1st Team finish as runners-up in Division Three and also as top scorers in the League with 149 goals in 18 games. The players ranged in age from 11 to 27 (FA Rules now require players to be 16 years old to play adult Status football).

In 1994-95 we won the Division Two Championship and Chairman's Cup "double", losing only two games in the process, and progressed to the Semi Final of the County Cup, losing narrowly 1-2 to FA Premier League side Horsham.

In 1998 the 1st Team gained promotion to the newly formed South East Combination League which covered the entire South East, Greater London and Eastern regions, and remained at that level for three seasons, meeting the women's teams of Chelsea, Fulham, Watford, Norwich City, Northampton Town and West Ham United during that time. In fact on 20th August 2000 they made history as they took part in the first English women's fixture against professional opposition when playing Fulham in their opening League game.

At the end of the 00/01 season the 1st Team were relegated back to the South East Counties League Premier Division, but gained promotion to the newly-formed London & South East Regional League in April 2005, as well as reaching the SE Counties League Cup Final where they narrowly lost 2-1 to 'double' winners Woking.

A number of Crowborough players have been selected to represent both the League and County over the years, with all-time top scorer Tracey Chapman securing a contract to play semi-professionally in Sweden during the mid-90s.

With the setting up of the new girls' section, we hope to further establish ourselves as one of the premier clubs for female players in the South East.

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Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 3DJ

info@crowborough-afc.org.uk

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