Polegate Town

100 Year Club Award: Polegate Town

The FA Long Service Award

At our Annual Awards Evening this month, we were proud to present Polegate Town with their FA Long Service Award celebrating the clubs 100 year anniversary.

The first Polegate Town team was founded back in 1915, with most players joining from the nearby Royal Navy Airship base.

The club started playing at the Polegate War Memorial Recreation Ground in Wannock Road in 1923 and still play there to this day.

The 70s proved to be a successful decade for the side, as they won one league title and four cups in the East Sussex Football League.

One of the best Polegate teams was the 1996-97 team which won the Eastbourne FA Challenge Cup in 1996 but improved the following season securing the league and cup double in the East Sussex Football League.

2006 saw the club officially change its name to Polegate Town and finish the season as Sussex County FA Junior Cup runners up.

A move back to the East Sussex Football League in 2008 saw promotion back to the Premier Division at the first attempt and saw the start of a second team in 2009, before both teams were moved to the Mid Sussex Football League in 2011.

Recent successes have seen the side win the Eastbourne FA Challenge Cup in 2018, and the second team completing a Mid Sussex Cup double in 2019 winning the Parsons Cup and Tester Cup.

If your club would like to be recognised for a significant milestone, simply fill out the form below, and we’ll be in touch.

To find out more about Long Service Awards please contact:

E: Awards@SussexFA.com

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