At our Annual Awards Evening this month, we were proud to present Cuckfield Town with their Sussex County FA Long Service Award celebrating the clubs 150-year anniversary.
Founded by Mr. Wyndham Burrell and Mr. G.T. Bunting in 1872, Cuckfield Town (CTFC) celebrated its 150th birthday in 2022 with a large village-based event, in the true style of village events that no-doubt occurred in the early days of CTFC.
Initially playing in red and black striped tops, matches were against local colleges around Sussex, with the first reported match a 4-0 loss to Brighton Rangers.
In 1900 CTFC was a founding member of the Mid Sussex Football League (MSFL), and subsequently adopted the official colours of white shirts and blue shorts.
The most notable alumni of the club is Tommy Smith, who went on to play for Brighton & Hove Albion and remains, to this day, their leading goal scorer.
In 1925 the team moved to their current home of Cuckfield Recreation Ground where they still play to this day, putting in some great, and not so great performances on a weekly basis.
1947 saw CTFC finally win the Montgomery Cup (The FA Cup of the MSFL), 36 years and six tries after their first attempt, going on to win the competition a further eight times, as well as a host of other league and cup victories.
Plenty more ups and downs have occurred over the years, with the club coming close to folding in 2014.
Since being revived by a small and committed number of players and committee members though, it’s now in great hands with two adult teams still plying their trade in the MSFL, 122 years after they started.
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