Film for Friday – Rye Athletic

Third film in our series ‘Rye in the 60’s and 70’s features Rye Athletic Football Club.

This film will be posted on the Rye’s Own website tomorrow

The local team founded by Terry Lane and managed by Player / Manager Terry Spencer, went on to achieve great things.

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This footage shows the team in action in a six-a-side competition on August Bank Holiday 1969. The event was organised by Rye Sports Day Committee. Alas this was the very last Sports Day and so the football competition was not repeated.

Here are seven of Athletic’s most well know players – but there were many more, as the Club ran two teams at a time when Rye United had three, Icklesham three, Udimore two, Iden two, Northiam two and Peasmarsh and East Guldeford had one each. How many are left?

“Rye’s Own Bulletin 27 August 2015

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