Rye’s New Football Team Comes Home

Rye Town to Play First Match on The Salts

Rye’s new soccer team,  Rye Town,  will line up in Division One of the Macron East Sussex Football League for their first home game of the season and their first ever match on The Salts.

Thanks to Shane Ridgers and wife Charmaine  who have put so much into the birth of Rye Town the rebirth of soccer in Rye.


Shane, manager and treasurer, and Charmaine  secretary,  Ged Say, chairman. With Martin Blincow, Darren Paine, Francis Walker and Kevin Highams on the committee, and Kelvin Wall , assistant manager make up a formidable team.

Rye Town is in good hands. After two away matches, beating Northiam 3-nil and Icklesham Casuals 5-1, they already top the league and are already being tipped for promotion to the East Sussex Premier Division for the 17/18 season.

There has been a massively positive response from local people and players.  Rye Town will play in the traditional Rye colours of Red & Black, their change strip will be yellow and black.

A big crowd is expected at the Cricket Salts at 3 pm on Saturday (17 September 2016) to cheer on Rye’s new side.

It will be a great day out in Rye on Saturday, the Arts Festival kicks off and the Rye Photographic Society have their Annual Exhibition. Make a day of it and enjoy the town at it’s best.

Rye’s Own Bulletin Thursday 15 September 2016

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