Return to the Sunday league – Rangers ambitious plans see a new team launched for 20/21 season

Sedlescombe Rangers have had an application approved to enter a men’s Sunday team into the West Kent Sunday League for the 2020/21 season, it’s a move that will see the Sedlescombe club introduce its fourth open-age senior team, as well as it being the only adult male Sunday team in Hastings and Rother. 

The Sunday adult football scene in Hastings and Bexhill has been non-existent since the demise of the old Hastings and East Sussex Sunday Football League several years ago.

The team will be managed by last season’s under 18s Manager, Chas Tibbutt and his assistant Steve Palmer. The team will comprise of a large number of their previous u18 players who will make the move into adult football. It’s been described as a ‘very exciting move for the club’ and one that will surely resonate locally since the demise of the Hastings and East Sussex Sunday Football League a number of years ago. 

Chas Tibbutt says: “This is more fantastic news for the club and continues to build on our philosophy of offering football to the wider community. 

“Having a Sunday League team will enable us to continue to offer more youth players the opportunity to transition to adult football as well as offering football for senior players on a Sunday morning as well.”

Any players interested in playing for the side should contact:

The club has also announced this morning that pre-season training for its adult teams will start again on Thursday June 18th.

Training is open to new and existing players, however, the club needs to know in advance who is attending so that it can gauge numbers and effectively plan the session to ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to.

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