Udimore had a good football team in 1967. Some of the players included ;- Bob Wilson, Bob Rogers, Bernard Clark, Stubby Stubberfield, Dave Deadman, Mick Avery, Jim Hollands, Bryan Ryland, Keith Fitzhugh, Martin Wright, Ernie Whiting, Ray Sargent, Peter Sargent, Tim Wilmshurst. Continue reading Udimore V Flimwell 1967
England won the World Cup in 1966 and this event sparked a ‘soccer boom’ in the country. So many youngsters took up the game, overfilling places in local teams many times over. Established teams created 2nd. and 3rd, elevens and new teams were born in towns and villages around the country. Continue reading Local Soccer in the 60s
The Primary School team.
Photograph sent in by Keith Fitzhugh.
Most of these lads went on to play football after leaving school.
Terry Lane formed the Reckitt & Coleman team which was later to become
Rye Athletic. Laurence Igglesden played for Athletic before leaving
school and went on to play for Rye United. Continue reading Rye Primary Football Team 1956
Iden teams hit twenty in opening games
Rye United opened the season with mixed fortunes—three away matches against Bognor, East Grinstead and Horsham Y.M.C.A., resulted in a win, a defeat and a draw. Continue reading Soccer Chat October 1968
Iden The Cup Fighters.
With the end of the season in sight the clubs are jockeying for position in their respective leagues. For Rye and local clubs Cup prospects have disappeared.
Little Iden, riding high on the top of the Hastings League Division IV table, have carried the cup banner the longest, eventually being knocked out of the Lower Divisions Cup by Division III league leaders, Clive Vale. Iden did not go out without a great fight though, after being 3-0 down at half time in their third round match Continue reading Soccer Chat April 1967