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:: COMING UP AT THE GAC STADIUM :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Fixtures coming up at the GAC Stadium:
Tuesday 21st October 7.30pm, Firsts v Walton Casuals - FA Trophy Preliminary Round
Saturday 25th October 3pm, Reserves v East Grinstead United - Sussex Intermediate Cup 2nd Round
Tuesday 28th October 7.30pm, Firsts v Carshalton Athletic
Saturday 1st November 3pm, Firsts v Walton & Hersham



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:: Saturday 18th October 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Walton Casuals 0, East Grinstead Town 0

Wasps first ever FA Trophy match ended in a goalless draw at the Waterside Stadium this afternoon. [Match report to follow} The replay will be played on Tuesday 21st October at the GAC Stadium (ko 7.30pm).

:: Tuesday 14th October 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
East Grinstead Town 1, Hastings United 3

Another match which Wasps didn't deserve to lose particularly after they went one up from a Matt Geard free kick. They just edged the first half and started the second half brightly but the pattern was all too familiar after conceding a hotly disputed equaliser which looked like a handball and then comceding two more to an elated Hastings United side whose new boss, Dom di Paola went home celebrating his second win in two after taking charge..............[Match report]

:: Saturday 11th October 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
East Grinstead Town 2, Merstham 3

Wasps slumped to second from bottom after a home defeat to a very strong Merstham side. Simon Funnell had to change his team before the start when Drew Cooney pulled out in the warm up with a hamstring problem and then after some 30 minutes Jon Hamspon was stretchered off with a painful dislocated elbow that saw him taken off by ambulance to East Surrey Hospital. Before the break Layton Schaaf also had to come off with gashed thighs. Simon Cooper put the visitors ahead early in the second half and sub Sampson Djimah equalised on the hour mark. Tourean Roberts put the vistors back in front 5 minutes later and Aaron Rhule made it 3 - 1 with 2 minutes to go before Sam Schaaf pulled one back two minutes later..............[Match report]

Wasps have been drawn away to Crawley Down Gatwick in the 2nd Round of the Parafix Sussex Senior Challenge Cup. Wasps reserves Sussex Intermediate Cup match against East Grinstead United which was due to kick off at 1.30pm was called off by the match referee.

:: Thursday 9th October 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Sackville 3, Imberhorne 3 - Imberhorne win 5-4 on penalties - Adam Dabell Memorial Cup

Tonight's match between Imberhorne and Sackville was a thrilling tribute to Adam Dabell on this the 11th Memorial Match in his honour between the two schools. Imberhorne are now ahead 6-5 although for most of the match it looked comforatble for Sackville who were 3-1 in the lead with less than 15 minutes remaining. But Imberhorne battled and equualised near the end and forced a penalty shoot-out. It was 4-4 after each side had taken their 5 spot kicks before sudden death which Imberhorne won on the next kicks. As Adam's father John Dabell said during the medal and trophy presentations, there were no losers tonight and both teams did their schools, the town and the Memorial Match proud. Collections were taken for the CRY charity - Cardiac Risk in the Young.

:: Tuesday 7th October 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
East Grinstead Town 4, Three Bridges 2

A goal each for the two Schaaf brothers and a brace from Freddie Barker in his first game saw Wasps through to the second round of the Robert Dyas League Cup after coming from 1 - 0 down against Three Bridges tonight after ex Wasp Alan Tait punished a defensive error..............[Match report]

:: Saturday 4th October 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Ramsgate 3, East Grinstead Town 2

Another match that Wasps should have got something out of but gave away a couple of very cheap goals and came away with nothing. Simon Funnell was forced to include Ben Chick in the starting line-up even though he wanted to ease him back into the team from the bench after being out for 17 months. He also started with Sam Schaaf who is carrying an injury that kept him out of Tuesday's match. Both completed 90 minutes. It was Wasps that started brightly and took the lead through Layton Schaaf after 9 minutes following a series of corners. Macauley Murray then equalised for the Rams on 25 minutes following a free kick. Just before half time a short back pass from Dan Turner was intercepted by Charlie Walsh who lobbed the stranded Mark Fox to give the home side the lead. They extended their lead on 49 minutes when a wind assisted free kick from the half way line was headed over Mark Fox by Warren Schultz from the edge of the box but Michael Belli pulled one back a minute later. Ben Chick had a couple of good chances to at least level things up but it was not to be..............[Match report]

:: Tuesday 30th September 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
East Grinstead Town 1, Faversham Town 3

An understrength Wasps paid heavily for not taking their chances when 1-0 up in a match they should have won against a side who now moved up into second in the table. John Sinclair put the home side ahead with a powereful header in the second half to give his side a well deserved lead. Wasps then squandered opportunities to make the game safe and conceded three times in 9 minutes..............[Match report]

:: Saturday 27th September 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Walton Casuals 1, East Grinstead Town 1

Layton Schaaf headed Wasps in front from a pin-point cross from George Hiller-Jones after 2 minutes. The match turned on one incident early in the second half when George Hiller-Jones was brought down in the box after rounding the keeper but the referee waved play on much to the astonishmnet to everyone in the ground and a couple of minutes later, the hosts were awarded a spot kick from which they scored..............[Match report]


East Grinstead Town Reserves 1, Knaphill 0

Wasps reserves continued their 100% start to the season in a hard fought match against Knaphill, with Obi Oneyka scoring his fourth goal of the season..............[Match report]

:: Tuesday 23rd September 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
East Grinstead Town 2, Folkestone Invicta 0

Wasps halted their recent slide with an impressive 2-0 win against Folkestone Invicta tonight. Second half goals from Sam Schaaf and Kieron Pamment settled the Ryman League Division One South clash, with the Wasps putting in a committed display to defeat Folkestone, who had Josh Vincent sent off for an off-the-ball incident..............[Match report]

Some images from the match by Simon Roe can be viewed here

:: Monday 22nd September 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
200 Club winners

September 2014
1st prize £60 - K Astley
2nd prize £20 - R Holah
3rd prize £12 - M L Stevens


:: Saturday 20th September 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
East Grinstead Town 0, Sittingbourne 4

A match winning performance from Sittingbourne's Stephen Okoaph gave them a comfortable win over struggling East Grinstead.

Okoh scored two and made one as Sittingbourne continued their fine away form to keep the pressure on those above them at the top of the table.

Grinstead had made a bright start but from their first attack of the game Sittingbourne were in front. A strong run by Joseph Nwoko allowed Okoh to beat the offside trap and score past Mark Fox in the Grinstead net. Okoh extend the lead midway through the first half with a great run and shot past Fox.

Skipper Tom Brunt made it three soon into the second half when he eluded several Grinstead challenges inside the box before firing home.

With the game over as a contest Okoh was the architect of the fourth. Another strong run saw him foiled by a good save by Fox only to see substitute Ellie Kayembe, who looked offside, score with the follow up, as a beleaguered East Grinstead side conceded four or more goals for the fourth game running..............[Match report]

:: Tuesday 16th September 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Herne Bay 4, East Grinstead Town 0

It was deja vu when Wasps conceded an early goal after just 6 minutes following a mistake down the right and then again on 20 minutes straight from a corner kick. They came back into the game in the last 20 minutes of the half and Sam Schaaf conjured a glorious chance to pull a goal back but hit his shot over the bar. Wasps had a lot of posession at the start of the second half but then the referee awarded a free kick in the box for a back pass which left both teams and benches bewildered. The hosts scored from a rebound to go 3-0 up and then with Wasps losing posession down the right, a cross ball drew Mark Fox out to the edge of his box and he was lobbed to make it 4-0..............[Match report]



:: Saturday 13th September 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
East Grinstead Town 1, Guernsey 5

A master class in finishing from resurgent Guernsey gave them a comfortable win over struggling East Grinstead.

Prolific striker Ross Allen led the way with two fine strikes in the first half. The first after only four minutes and the second on the stroke of half time after Grinstead had got themselves in the game following a Sam Schaaf strike.

The pick of the goals in an entertaining first half was from Craig Young who curled a beauty past Callum Christie in the Grinstead goal to give Guernsey a two goal lead.

Grinstead had a great opportunity to reduce the two goal deficit five minutes into the second half when they were awarded a penalty only for a fine save from Tom Creed to deny Steve Sargent.

Guernsey made Grinstead pay with two goals in quick succession. Ryan Zico Black scored the fourth after being denied initially by the post and two minutes later substitute Marc McGrath added a fifth with a pin point finish from the edge of the box..............[Match report]}



:: Tuesday 9th September 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Whyteleafe 5, East Grinstead Town 0

Wasps could count themselves unfortunate to have gone in at the break 2-0 down on Whyteleafe's 3G pitch, but the second half was a different story and once the hosts scored their third it toook some fine saves from Callum Christie to keep the scoreline to just 5-0..............[Match report]}

There was no joy for the Under 18s either as they crashed out of the FA Youth Cup 9-0 to Dulwich Hamlet from the Kent Youth League North.

:: Saturday 6th September 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Burgess Hill Town 3, East Grinstead Town 1

Wasps couldn't celebrate non-league day in front of a crowd of 717 as they suffered defeat against the league leaders at Leylands Park this afternoon. Rob O'Toole opened the scoring on 10 minutes and then Pat Harding netted a brace before Kieron Pamment pulled one back for Wasps before the break..............[Match report]}


East Grinstead Town Reserves 2, Croydon 1

Wasps reserves made it 4 wins out of four and continue to top the Suburban League South table.

:: Thursday 4th September 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Rearranged fixtures

Wasps' Ryman League fixtures at home against Hastings United and Carshalton Athletic have been rearranged for the 14th and 28th October respectively - kick off 7.30pm.

:: Wednesday 3rd September 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
East Grinstead Town U18s 1, Corinthian U18s 9

Heavy defeat for Wasps Under18s in their first match in the Ryman League against a very good Corinthian side.


Rearranged fixture

With Wasps and Guernsey both out of the FA Cup and both of our originally scheduled league opponents for the 13th September being still in the competition, the New Years Day match between the two sides at the GAC Stadium has been rescheduled to Saturday 13th September with a 2pm kick off.

Wasps next fixture is at top-of-the-table Burgess Hill Town this Saturday 6th September which has been officially designated as Non-League Day 2014. To support and celebrate non-league football, Burgess Hill Town FC have announced FREE entry for ALL.

:: Tuesday 2nd September 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Raynes Park Vale 2, East Grinstead Town 1 - AET (1-1 after 90 mins)

Wasps bowed out of the FA Cup tonight in the Preliminary Round. They fell behind to a long clearance from inside the opposition penalty area which Ali Wiltshire latched on to and lobbed Grinstead keeper Callum Christie from 30 yards out. Layton Schaaf equalised 15 minutes into the second half with a fine finish. With a quarter of an hour of normal time left, AJ Morrison picked up a silly second yellow card and beacme the first East Grinstead player to be sent off in over a season. The tie finished all square after 90 minutes and after the first few minutes of Extra Time it looked as if the 10 men of the Wasps would go on and win the tie but they failed to clear a ball played in from the left which found John Key at the far post and his header flew into the net. A poor game of football and an opportunity for Wasps to progress wasted..............[Match report]}



:: Saturday 30th August 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
East Grinstead Town 2, Raynes Park Vale 2 - FA Cup Preliminary Round

An open and entertaining cup tie in which the attacks of both sides dominated. Okai for RPV in particular was a constant threat while Sam Schaaf of Wasps offered the best chance of a home win.

Steve Sargent's third successful dead ball kick gave the Wasps the lead in the 9th minute and all looked good for the home side until a defensive error allowed Simon Moore a tap in equaliser.

On 51 minutes Sam Schaaf collected a throw in, turned sharply and buried a low shot into the left corner of the net.

Back came the visitors and when Grinstead failed to clear, an unstoppable shot from Wiltshire levelled the scores.

Final chances at either end were foiled and a fair result means a replay next Tuesday (ko 7.45pm)..............[Match report]


Molesey Reserves 0, East Grinstead Town Reserves 1

After winning their first three matches, Simon Boddie's reserves top the Suburban League South Table. All three matches have been away from home with Obi Onyeka soring the only goal at Molesey this afternoon.

:: Monday 25th August 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Guernsey 2, East Grinstead Town 4

Wasps overcame a four hour flight delay, which in turn pushed the kick off in Guernsey back by two hours, to record their second win of the season in Ryman League Division One South.

Grinstead fell behind after a minute as Dave Rihoy put the Green Lions in front, but the Wasps turned the game on its head with two goals in two minutes just before half time, the first a Steve Sargent penalty after Layton Schaaf was brought down just inside the box, followed by a sweet finish from Sam Schaaf from a Kieron Pamment cross.

Sargent then added a third with a superb free kick into the top corner seven minutes after the restart, before new signing Brad Curtis made it 4-1 to the visitors with a cool finish on 74 minutes.

Ross Allen pulled a goal back for Guernsey on 83 minutes, but the Wasps held firm for a victory that moves them up to 14th in the table..............[Match report]

Guernsey defender Simon Geall who had come on as a substitute broke two bones in an innocuous collision in the closing minutes of the game and underwent surgery on his leg at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital. We wish him a speedy recovery.

:: Saturday 23rd August 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
East Grinstead Town 0, Worthing 1

A late winner from sub Lloyd Dawes secured all three points for Worthing in a stop start contest that never really got going. Worthing had the best of the early chances but found goalkeeper Callum Christie in excellent form making a number of excellent saves with hands and feet keeping the game all square.

The match was drifting towards stalemate when a missed clearance led to a Worthing corner in the 88th minute. The deep corner was met beyond the far post and despite three chances for the East Grinstead defence to clear, the ball found its way to Lloyd Dawes whose shot through a crowded area was deflected and found its way into the net.

There was still time for East Grinstead to salvage a point when a penalty was awarded when Sam Schaaf was upended in the box after a good turn on 92 minutes. Steve Sargent stepped up only to see his well struck shot crash off the underside of the bar and the chance was gone..............[Match report]

Injuries to George Hiller-Jones and Drew Cooney could see them miss Bank Holiday Monday's trip to Guernsey when Simon Funnell will already be without Tom Graves and Matt Geard, who played today and Kieran Wilson who picked up a bad knee injury last Saturday against Hythe Town.

:: Friday 22nd August 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
New signings

Simon Funnell has made two new signings ahead of this weekend's Ryman League South fixtures when Wasps are at home to Worthing tomorrow before flying off to Guernsey on Bank Holiday Monday. Wade Eason has joined from Peacehaven and Brad Curtis from Horsham YMCA.


Cup tie date confirmed

Wasps' home tie in the Ryman League Cup against Three Bridges will be played on Tuesday 7th October.

:: Thursday 21st August 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Raynes Park Vale 2, East Grinstead Town 4

Wasps reserves got off to a winning start in their new league campaign tonight at Raynes Park Vale with 2 goals from both Michael Death and Rhyss White..............[Match report]

:: Tuesday 19th August 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Chipstead 2, East Grinstead Town 0

Wasps lost to top-of-the-table Chipstead tonight conceding in both halves. The scoreline at half time was a fair reflection of the game with the home side looking sharper and closing down well. Grinstead came out with a different belief in the second half and looked as if they would go on and equalise until the Josh Gallagher got his second goal of the night on 75 minutes latching onto a ball over the top after Wasps gave it away in midfield..............[Match report]


200 Club winners

Winners of the last three monthly draws of the 200 Club:

August 2014
1st prize £60 - P Johnson
2nd prize £20 - A Evans
3rd prize £10 - S Hatswell

July 2014
1st prize £60 - M Stevens
2nd prize £20 - M Lyons
3rd prize £10 - I Brown

June 2014
1st prize £60 - A Woolley
2nd prize £20 - G Hearn
3rd prize £10 - S Hatswell


:: Sunday 17th August 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Wasps' opponents in the FA Cup Preliminary round at the GAC Stadium on Saturday 30th August will be Raynes Park Vale after the Combined Counties League club beat Cray Valley this afternoon.

:: Saturday 16th August 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Wasps unlucky to suffer first Ryman League loss

Wasps had at least a deserved point snatched away from them in the closing stages of this afternoon's Ryman South match against Hythe Town. The visitors went ahead twice through Sam Conlon and Josh Burchell with Steve Sargent and Sam Schaaf equalising for Wasps but the Cannons snatched all three points with a late header from Burchell from a corner. Wasps should have taken the lead in the latter part of the second period but squandered a couple of good chances before conceding the killer goal with the match ending 2-3..............[Match report] Photos courtesy of John O'Brien.

Still, a win, a draw and a loss from the first three matches at this level is not such a bad start to Wasps' first ever Ryman League South campaign. Next up league leaders Chipstead away on Tuesday (ko 7.45pm)

:: Tuesday 12th August 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
East Grinstead Town 2, Horsham 1

Wasps earned their fist victory in their first ever home match in the Ryman League tonight, beating Horsham 2-1 with goals from Steve Sargent and John Sinclair. .............[Match report] A crowd of 158 were the first to sample the newly upgraded facilities at the GAC Stadium.

Listen to a post match interview with Simon Funnell courtesy of BBC Sussex Sport by following this link

:: Saturday 9th August 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Redhill 1, East Grinstead Town 1

In their first ever Ryman League match this afternoon, Wasps snatched a late equaliser through Dan Turner in stoppage time and notched up the club's first ever Ryman South point..............[Match report]


New season kicks off today


Simon Funnell and his team took time out for a team photo at Thursday night's training. This afternoon the Wasps travel to Redhill for the club's first ever match in the Ryman League (ko 3pm).

:: Wednesday 6th August 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Historical new season

East Grinstead Town are getting ready for the start of one of the biggest seasons in the club’s 124-year history as they prepare for life in the Ryman League.

Having secured promotion after finishing runners-up in the Sussex County League in May, it has been a busy summer on and off the field as the Wasps get ready to play at the highest level in the club’s history.

Instead of trips to Newhaven and Selsey, they will be taking on some of the south-east’s traditional non-league powerhouses including Carshalton Athletic and Worthing as well as a host of other Sussex clubs operating at Step 4 in the national non-league pyramid.

It all starts on Saturday with the short trip to Redhill before the first of those ten games against county rivals next Tuesday when Wasps host Horsham in the first Ryman League game at the GAC Stadium, kick off 7.30pm.

Manager Simon Funnell is quietly confident his squad can adapt to a higher level of football, which will also see Wasps taking part in the FA Trophy for the first time in their history.

And chairman Richard Tramontin and his committee of enthusiastic volunteers have pulled out all the stops to get the GAC Stadium up to Ryman League standard. Last season was still not completed when the bulldozers moved in during April to start work on a new dressing rooms complex which also features new accommodation for match officials, a hospitality room and utility rooms. With more seats installed into the main stand and an extensive pitch renovation programme, it has been the busiest close seasons in the club’s history.

Richard said: “I am absolutely delighted with what we have achieved as a club, on and off the field, in the last few months. Our new facilities look superb and I’m sure the other Ryman League clubs will enjoy coming to the GAC Stadium, just as we are looking forward to going to some new grounds.

“We were delighted that our principal sponsors Rydon decided to continue the longest-runing sponsorship in the history of non-league football and our other partners including Bill Hill, vice-president at GAC are continuing to support us.

“It’s a new era for football in the town and we really want the people of East Grinstead to get behind us. More support at the gate is absolutely crucial if we are to establish ourselves at this level but anyone who comes along will enjoy good facilities at the GAC Stadium and we hope an exciting team playing at a very good level of football.”


Boss Funnell has played several pre-season games, all away from home, with some eye-catching results including a 2-1 win over Ryman Premier Lewes. On Saturday they concluded their friendly programme at Crowborough where last season’s top scorer Sam Schaaf was on target in a 1-0 win.

He has signed five new players: defenders Bradley Bant, Joel Reyes and Steve Sargent, midfielder AJ Morrison and striker Layton Schaaf, brother of Sam.

Funnell, whose preparations for the new season included getting married last week, said: “We have retained everyone from last season, added some real quality and we also have Ben Chick back after a season out which is like signing another player.

“We needed to add depth to the squad, which we have done, because of the step up and the need to have plenty of options, particularly in the first half of the season when the games come thick and fast and there is plenty of travelling involved.

“We know it’s going to be tough but we’re ready to embrace the challenge. It’s a new era for the club and one everyone involved is excited about. I hope people in East Grinstead get behind us as well because more support can make such a big difference.”


:: Tuesday 5th August 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Admission Prices

Admission prices for Wasps' home Ryman South matches for the 2014/15 season will be £8 for Adults, £5 for Concessions / Senior Citizens and £2 for Under 16s. Programmes will be £2.
Season tickets are available at £125 Adults, £65 Concessions / Senior Citizens and £30 Under 16s. These entitle holders to entry to all home league matches. If you wish to purchase a season ticket please contact Richard Tramontin

:: Saturday 2nd August 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Final friendly before start of Ryman League football

Wasps played their final pre-season friendly before the start of their first ever Ryman League campaign this afternoon against Ctowborough Athletic. Sam Schaaf scored the only goal of the match while John Sinclair missed a penalty. It was Schaaf's first start in pre-season after his injury towards the end of last season and he completed 70 minutes. The reserves followed on after the first team in a double header and after going 1-0 down, ended the match winning 6-1.

Wasps first ever match in Ryman South is next Saturday when they travel to Redhill (ko 3pm). This is followed by a home match against Horsham the following Tuesday, 12th August (ko 7.30pm) in what will be the first match in the vastly improved East Court facilities.

:: Tuesday 29th July 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Wasps travel to Eastbourne United tonight

Simon Funnell takes his squad to Eastbourne United for a friendly tonight. This follows two friendlies last week both away against Ryman Premier opponents: Peacehaven & Telscombe last Tuesday when the hosts won 2-0 but Funnell was pleased with his squad's performance and last Friday when Wasps beat a full strength Lewes 2-1 with goals from Leighton Schaaf and Michael Death. Match report courtesy of Lewes FC.


First Team fixtures updated

Wasps' First Team fixtures have been updated for their inaugral Ryman South season and the preliminary rounds of the FA Cup and FA Trophy.

:: Sunday 6th July 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Website updates

Apologies in advance, but it will probably not be possible to update the website for the next couple of weeks.

:: Friday 4th July 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Cup Draws

Wasps have a home tie in the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup on Saturday 30th August and host the winners of Cray Valley and Raynes Park Vale. In their first ever match in the FA Trophy, they have been drawn away at Walton Casuals in the Preliminary Round on Saturday 18th October. The Under 18s have been drawn away in the Prelimnary Round of the FA Youth Cup against Dulwich Hamlet to be played in the week commencing 8th September.

:: Wednesday 2nd July 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Under 18s still holding trials

It's not too late to trial for Wasps Under 18s as they prepare for their first season in the Ryman Youth League. Training is taking place evry Tuesday and Thursday at East Court recreational grounds from 7pm. Anyone interested should emailBob Smith or call him on 07709 154350

:: Sunday 29th June 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Matchday Press Officer

East Grinstead Town are looking for a Matchday Press Officer. This voluntary position would consist of attending Wasps 1st team matches, writing match reports for the website and the programme, updating our Twitter feed and if possible taking match photos. If you are interested in joining the Wasps team, please email Bruce Talbot.

:: Saturday 28th June 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Wasps' Ryman League Trial Day

There is still time to contact Simon Funnell ahead of Monday night's trial day at East Court recreational ground. Pre-season training for the club's first season in the Ryman League started last week but anyone who believes he has the necessary experience, skill and determination to compete at step 4 of the non-league pyramid with a progressive club can still email Simon Funnell or call him on 07789 636096.

The club is pleased to announce that Simon has appointed Tony Prime as Goalkeeping Coach. This will be Primey's second spell at the club which he joined at the same time as Tony Beckingham and the late Ken Thurgood.

Simon Funnell is looking for a volunteer kit manager to work with the first team. You would travel with the squad home and away and be responsible for making sure preparations for every game are of the highest possible standard. That means looking after match and warm-up kit for the players and coaching staff and other equipment. You will have to be organised and take pride in your work but it's a rewarding job and you will be at the heart of the club as we prepare for life in the Ryman League.

:: Monday 16th June 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Wasps' Ryman League Trial Days

As both the First Team and Under 18s prepare for the coming season in the Ryman League, Simon Funnell and Bob Smith are holding trial days.

The First Team trial day will be on Monday 30th June meeting at the club ground at 7pm - anyone attending must take note that work on the ground is still ongoing and due care must be taken. Any new players who are interested in attending should either email Simon Funnell or call him on 07789 636096.

Trials for the Under 18s are being held at East Court playing fields on Monday 23rd, Weds 25th and Friday 27th June each starting at 7pm. Trialists will need to attend as many of the dates as possible. Anyone interested should emailBob Smith or call him on 07709 154350.

:: Wednesday 4th June 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Cup ties

Wasps will be competing in the FA Trophy for the first time next season. Their inaugral match will be in the Preliminary Round on Saturday 18th October. They will also enter the FA Cup at the Prelimnary Round stage on Saturday 30th August.

:: Tuesday 3rd June 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Ryman League update

Any doubts there may have been on Wasps' promotion to the Ryman League have now gone after confirmation that East Preston have withdrawn their Ground Grading appeal to the FA.

:: Monday 2nd June 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
First Team seeking kit man

The club are about to embark on an exciting new era as we prepare for our first season in the Ryman League.

It is a great time to be part of East Grinstead Town and you can join us on the journey!

Manager Simon Funnell is looking for a volunteer kit manager to work with the first team. You would travel with the squad home and away and be responsible for making sure preparations for every game are of the highest possible standard. That means looking after match and warm-up kit for the players and coaching staff and other equipment. You will have to be organised and take pride in your work but it's a rewarding job and you will be at the heart of the club as we prepare for life in the Ryman League.

Interested? If you would then email Simon Funnell.


Fancy playing Ryman League football?

Do you think you have what it takes to play Ryman League football?

As the club prepares for its first season at this level, manager Simon Funnell is keen to hear from anyone who thinks they have the necessary experience, skill and determination to compete at step 4 of the non-league pyramid with a progressive club offering a great pitch and superb new facilities.

We are also looking for under-18s to play in the Ryman Youth League next season.

Prospective players should contact Bob Smith.

:: Sunday 1st June 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Facility and pitch update

Here are some latest images showing the progress with construction work on the major facility upgrade at the GAC Stadium and with the pitch.

New building, covered area and pitch looking good after 7 weeks View of front Area between buildings and pitch taking shape
The roof is expected to go on by the end of this coming week after the internal walls are completed. Meanwhile after the extensive end-of-season renovation work, the pitch is now being cut twice a week and was fertilised again last week.

:: Friday 16th May 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
200 Club Winners

May 2014
1st prize £60 - P Presland
2nd prize £20 - B Smith
3rd prize £10 - C Down


Thanks to everyone for their kind messages after our promotion was confirmed. Now the hard work starts.... for the club to establish itself at the highest level we have played in our 124 year history we need more volunteer help.

If you could spare a few hours a week and love football we'd like to welcome you at East Grinstead Town FC. Whatever your skills, we can always do with an extra pair of hands.

If you can help please email Chairman Richard Tramontin, Secretary Brian McCorquodale or any other committee member.

COME ON YOU WASPS!

:: Thursday 15th May 2014 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Ryman League football next season for Wasps

East Grinstead Town have received confirmation that they have been promoted to the Ryman Isthmian League South Division after the Football Association approved the allocation of clubs across the top levels of Non-League’s pyramid system earlier today, subject to any subsequent appeals.

The clubs allocated to the Isthmian League Division One South are: Burgess Hill Town, Carshalton Athletic (relegated), Chipstead, Corinthian Casuals, East Grinstead Town (promoted), Faversham Town, Folkestone Invicta, Guernsey, Hastings United, Herne Bay, Horsham, Hythe Town, Merstham, Ramsgate, Redhill, Sittingbourne, South Park (promoted), Three Bridges, Tooting & Mitcham United, Walton Casuals, Walton & Hersham, Whitstable Town, Whyteleafe (promoted), Worthing.

Everyone at the club is delighted and looking forward to the challenge. Promotion is just reward for all the hard work put in by players, management and everyone at the club. Demands will be higher all round at Step 4 and the club will have facilities to be proud of as they embark into the highest level it has competed at. The Club would welcome any new volunteers to help in any capacity. If interested please contact Chairman Richard Tramontin, Secretary Brian McCorquodale or any other committee member.


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