LETTER: Come on you Hillians!!

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May I suggest to any of your football loving readers, that they could do much worse than pay a visit to watch Burgess Hill Town FC.

After consolidating their place in The Ryman Premier league last season, the team are once are playing some fantastic football.

They are currently unbeaten in all competitions since August.

The last three consecutive home games have seen the team score a total of 11 goals, including a thrilling 3-3 draw against one of the leagues top sides, Havent & Waterlooville,

Last Saturday we saw an exciting and pulsating 3-2 victory against Jimmy Bullards fast improving Leatherhead. This run of consecutive home games, started with 6-1 FA cup 3rd qualifying round victory, over Cadbury Heath

It’s clear that much of the team’s improvement and progress, is due to the organisation, professional approach and skills of manager Ian Chapman and his small dedicated team of coaching staff.

Meanwhile, off field, the clubs facilities and infrastructure also improves year on year, in order to match the demands of playing football at a senior level. This is undoubtedly due to the hard work, dedication and and sound financial management by club chairman, Kevin Newell and general manager John Rattle. They are brilliantly supported by a small team of equally dedicated club volunteers.

It’s scandalous that the districts senior sporting club, continues to make such solid progress and bring national recognition to the town of Burgess Hill without any support whatsoever, coming from Mid Sussex District Council!

Before the kick off last Saturday, a few of us had the pleasure of chatting with Burgess Hill Town Mayor, Jackqui Landriani. She was clearly a proper football person and spoke very enthusiastically about our football club.

Perhaps she could persuade one of the big cheeses from MSDC to also pay a visit to club? Google map will guide ‘em there!

Next up, on this coming Saturday, the team again face another home game in the 4th qualifying round of the FA cup against National league side Dartford Athletic..

A victory would mean the club making history with their first ever entry Into the draw for the FA cup first round proper.

Go and see for yourself, it’ll be a tenner well spent!


Paul Cockerell

St Andrews Road, Burgess Hill


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