Icklesham Casuals XI v Pavilion XI - Cricket Challenge Match
Sunday, 21st August
New Pavilion Fundraiser
To raise funds for the new pavilion a cricket challenge match is being held on Sunday, 21st August between an Icklesham Casuals XI and a Pavilion XI team selected by Stuart Baker.
The match will be start at 1.30 p.m. at the Recreation Ground and will be 30 overs per side. The cost is £10 per person which includes tea. No studs as the artificial wicket will be used.
The idea is for this to be a fun social event with a beer in the Queen's Head or Robin Hood after the game and you do not need to be a regular cricketer to take part.
If you are interested in playing please email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
If there is anyone who would like to sponsor the game please let us know.
If you don't wish to play please come along as a spectator and support the event.
Training - 15.07.2016
Training for the new season will commence at Icklesham Recreation Ground
on Wednesday, 20th July from 6.30 p.m. Any new players interested in
joining a friendly village club are most welcome to come along
Mike Beaumont Ironman - 10.07.2016
As many of you will be aware Mike Beaumont is taking part in the Ironman UK event in Bolton next weekend. Here is a message from Mike. Please give him your support.
On 17th July I am competing in the Iron Man UK event in Bolton. This consists of a 2.5 mile open water swim a 112 mile bike leg and a 26 mile marathon run with time restrictions on each discipline. Yes it seemed like a good idea when I signed up, but I think the normal logic applies where if it doesn’t kill you it will make you stronger.
A few people very kindly offered to sponsor me so I decided to set up a Just Giving page for ‘CCHF All About The Kids’, which is an organisation that provides support for vulnerable children who have been subject to d omestic violence, effects of alcohol and drug abuse, physical and emotional neglect, sexual abuse, bullying and severe poverty. The donation will automatically go direct to the charity and reclaims Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more.
If you do not want to use this method you can pledge an amount by emailing, texting or phoning me it would be greatly appreciated and I can arrange collection after the event.
My contact details are: email@example.com or 07889812759
Many thanks in advance for any support you can give.
CCHF All About Kids
CCHF exists to provide severely disadvantaged children aged 7-11 with a range of residential activity, respite breaks and ongoing contact. The aim is to improve the quality of their lives, recognise their potential and achieve their goals in the safest possible environment. Since its inception in 1884, CCHF has helped over 2million children. Many of the children come from backgrounds including poverty, isolation, neglect and abuse, some are young carers or a sibling or parent and some have suffered from bereavement or family breakdown. Often, their natural play areas are rife with drugs, gang culture, violence and crime. We receive no statutory funding and rely totally on the generosity of our donors and supporters.
Alternatively, Mike is also aiming to raise some funds for the Icklesham New Pavilion Project so if you would like to donate to that cause please also get in touch on his contact details above
Race Night 15th July Postponed
Due to a combination of issues it has been necessary to postpone the Race Night which was due to be held next Friday (15th July) to raise funds for the new pavilion.
This has been provisionally rearranged for Friday, 23rd September subject to confirmation so please put this date in your diary.
Stuart Adams, a stalwart of the club and current veterans player manager, is taking part in a Warrior Run to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and is looking for sponsorship for this worthwhile cause. A few words from Stuart below plus details of how to sponsor him. For those of you who are not aware Jon Fuller was a regular member of Icklesham Casuals 1st team in the 1980s and 90s -
I'm taking part in the Warrior Run - (Obstacle Course over 7k) on 10/04/...2016 to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease Association and I'd really appreciate your support. I'm going to be raising money in memory of Jon Fuller.
A number of us from Soames Personal Training ,who train together in Crowhurst are taking on the Warrior Run Challenge in April (see www.warrior-run.co.uk) to see how tough it is!
I missed the October event due to a bad back injured the week before whilst training for the October Warrior Run! This time I will join Alison, Jess & Colin from the family, plus others and will complete the course!
The chosen charity is Motor Neurone Disease Association as a friend of ours, Jon Fuller (from Eastbourne) who was the same age as me died after a long battle with this horrible disease. He was just 42! If we can raise a small amount in Jon's memory, to help others suffering from this disease then that would be great!
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails.
It's easy to donate online with a debit or credit card - just visit my JustGiving page - http://www.justgiving.com/owner…/pleasesponsor/Stuart-Adams6
JustGiving sends your donation straight to Motor Neurone Disease Association and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more.
Thank you for your support
D-DAY FOR THE NEW PAVILION . . . …AND WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT (09.03.2016)
It’s crunch time for our pavilion plans and we need you to help us get the building the club deserves.
A show of strength from players, ex-players and supporters at a meeting later this month will be vital in persuading parish councillors to agree that when it comes to the new pavilion, size really does matter.
Icklesham Parish Council has already agreed, subject to outline planning approval, a new building on the existing site. But at the Annual Parish Assembly on Wednesday 30 March a decision will be taken on the footprint (size) of it.
If we do not get a footprint to our liking – the attached plan shows our preferred option – then all the effort and fundraising of the last four years will have been wasted.
And as you know, a great deal of hard work has been put in by many people to get to this stage.
There is tremendous support locally for the new pavilion, as can be seen by the fact the fundraising figure stands at around £24,000, even after payment of the architect’s fees.
So it’s important that we have as many of you as possible at the meeting, when the council’s decision is very likely to be influenced by the opinion of those members of the public who attend.
As the Casuals will be the main beneficiaries of the new changing facilities we need a show of support to underline just what this means to the club which, after all, has been part of the village community for 79 years.
Please show your commitment by attending this meeting. The details are:
Icklesham Annual Parish Assembly - Wednesday 30 March, 7pm*- New Hall, Winchelsea
* We anticipate the pavilion plan will be one of the first items on the agenda, so you will not have to sit through the entire meeting.
DONATIONS FOR THE NEW PAVILION FUND (25.02.16)
Stuart Baker has been given a cheque by Derrick Baker (no relation to Stuart!) for £1000 for the New Pavilion Fund. Derrick was a former Trust Committee Chairman and along with his late wife Joan was very active and passionate about Icklesham. He was a Stoolball supporter & player, Vice President of Icklesham Cricket Club and I believe Derrick played a few games for Icklesham Casuals veterans team and his sons have played for the club. His ...wife Joan (see photo) was very active with Icklesham Players, always at the Church with her displays at Flower festivals, good at encouraging the youngsters and locally her Jumble Sales were famous. Please make a note of Derrick's details on the poster as he is trained Baker and if you ever need catering for your event I can guarantee he is very recommended. Also by promoting him you will be helping this New Pavilion Project.
Ernie Wilson has donated £50 to the project in memory of his wife Kate, who he lost recently. Kate was a member of the Horticultural Society for 28 years. Ernie and your family please accept our condolences at this sad time.
A massive thank you from Icklesham Casuals Football Club for these generous donations.
BOLTON IRONMAN TRIATHLON (12.02.2016)
Mike Beaumont is taking part in the Bolton Ironman Triathlon on the 17th July.
The event begins with a 2.4 mile lake swim in Pennington Flash, followed by a 112 mile bike ride from Pennington Flash and onto the breathtaking Lancashire countryside and finally a run of the full marathon distance of 26.2 miles which begins at the Macron Stadium, home of Bolton Wanderers F.C. and heads into Bolton town centre where three loops of a circuit are completed before finishing in Victoria Square in the shadow of the Albert Hall.
The Bolton Ironman Triathlon is open to professional athletes and offers 40 qualifying slots for the 2016 Ironman World Championship. An Ironman Triathlon is widely considered to be one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world.
Mike believes it will take him 13 hours to complete the event and will be training for between 15 and 20 hours per week. He will be raising money for a number of charities and also for the New Pavilion Fund. If anyone would like to sponsor Mike please email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ROBIN HOOD BONFIRE SOCIETY PRESENTATION EVENING (12.02.2016)
The Robin Hood Bonfire Society presented the cheques to their nominated recipients for the year on Monday, 1st February and Dan Rumsey and Joel Sadler received one on behalf of the New Pavilion Project.
Icklesham Casuals are extremely grateful to the Bonfire Society for their generosity to and support for the New Pavilion Project not only this year but also in previous years.
Hastings F.A. Veterans Cup Final (14.12.2015)
Little Common Veterans 1 v Icklesham Casuals Veterans 2
The veterans retained the Hastings F.A. Veterans Cup with a hard fought 2-1 victory over Little Common Veterans at the Pilot Field on Monday evening.
Icklesham began the game well and went ahead in the 12th minute when Little Common keeper Kevin Pratt spilled Gavin Moor's shot and after a scramble in the area Mark Taylor toe-poked the ball into the net.
Little Common gradually got on top but good goalkeeping from keeper Roy McInnes, some solid defending and a long range shot striking the crossbar meant Icklesham went in at the interval with their lead intact.
The second half saw Little Common pile on the pressure creating a number of chances with Roy McInnes in the Icklesham goal continuing to be in inspired form along with some resolute defending. The Casuals forward line of Sacha Patterson and Karl Tarrant were always dangerous on the break. The constant pressure finally told with 8 minutes remaining when Duncan Jones left foot shot found the bottom corner of net.
With extra time looking on the cards it was Icklesham who struck back four minutes later when Pete Gumbrell won the ball in midfield before driving forward and playing in Sacha Patterson on the left who superbly lobbed keeper Kevin Pratt for the winner.
It was a battling all round team performance against a very strong Little Common side that saw captain Mike Beaumont lift the trophy with goalkeeper Roy McInnes the man of the match.
The winning team was - Roy McInnes, Steve Tytherleigh, Mark Stace, Dave Southall, Stuart Adams, Gavin Moor, Michael Beaumont, Mark Taylor, Sacha Patterson, Karl Tarrant, Pete Gumbrell. Subs - Paul Sully, Nigel Sellman, Vernon Deller.
Look out for reports in the Hastings Observer and the Rye Online News this Friday.
NEW PAVILION FUNDRAISER (22.07.2015)
There is an evening of live music in the Memorial Hall in Icklesham on Saturday, 5th September when the BLAKEY's will be appearing to help raise funds for the new pavilion. They play a good assortment of songs and tickets are priced at £5. It is bring your own drinks and a raffle will also be held.
With recent events the focus on a new pavilion is even greater so please support the evening. Anyone wanting to purchase tickets please email the club at email@example.com or you can also show your support by donating a raffle prize.
Presentation Evening - (27.06.2015)
The club held its presentation evening a Azur in St. Leonards on Friday evening and the winners of awards for the season were -
1st XI Players' Player - Jack Davies
1st XI Manager's Player - Stuart Pearson
1st XI Leading Goal Scorer - Phil Badrock...
2nd XI Players' Player - Joe Lyons
2nd XI Manger's Player - Dan Russell
2nd XI Leading Goal Scorer - Paul Daniels
Veterans Player - Sacha Patterson
Young Player - Joe Fraser
Runner-Up for Young Player - Callum Martin
Colin McPhail Trophy Winner - Stuart Adams
Bert Glazier Cup Winner - Paul Barnett
The Under 18 team were also awarded a trophy for winning the Albion in the Community Tournament at Hastings Academy in February.
Presentations were also made to Val Newman and Robert Palmer for 100 club appearances and Jon Fitton who has played over 300 games while Vernon Deller received his Hastings F.A. Veterans League winners medal.
For all photo's of the evening see Photo gallery 2 - Presentation evening
Training for the new season will start at Icklesham Recreation Ground on Wednesday, 15th July commencing at 6.30 p.m.
We look forward to seeing all current players once again and welcome any new players who are interested in joining the club.
ICKLESHAM CASUALS END OF SEASON PRESENTATION EVENING (31st May 2015)
The presentation evening this season is being held at Azur on the seafront in St. Leonards on Friday, 26th June commencing at 7 p.m.
There will be a barbeque on the beach followed by strawberries and cream. All present players, former members and supporters of the club are welcome along with partners and children with the cost £10 for adults, £5 for under 18s and unwaged or £20 for a family ticket.
The 1st and 2nd team awards for the season will be presented as well as the Colin McPhail Trophy and Bert Glazier Cup and this year there will also be awards for the successful veterans side. League winning medals will be available to those veterans yet to receive theirs.
After a disappointing season, veterans apart, we want to end on an upbeat note and look forward to next season so we would love to see you there.
Robert Glazier (6th May 2015)
It is with great sadness that the club has learned of the death of Robert Glazier. Robert played 591 games for Icklesham Casuals between 1959 and 1986 scoring 91 goals leaving him sixth in the club all-time appearance records and one of only eight players to have played in more than 500 matches. He was leading scorer for the 2nd team in 1972-73 with 16 goals and was a member of the 2nd team who were runners-up in the Hastings League Lower Divisions Cup in the 1967-68 season. The thoughts of the club go out to Dale and his family.
Veterans League (26th April 2015)
Little Common Veterans 2 v Icklesham Casuals Veterans 5
Little Common Recreation Ground, Sunday 26th April
The veterans defeated Little Common Veterans 5-2 on the 26th April in the title decider to become the Hastings FA Veterans League champions for season 2014-15.
Icklesham started the brighter and went ahead in the 9th minute when Sacha Patterson converted a penalty awarded for hand ball. Little Common gradually got a foothold in the game creating several chances and the equaliser came in the 28th minute again from a penalty for hand ball.
With 5 minutes of the half remaining Sacha restored the lead with a lovely turn in the box and shot into the roof of the net and completed his hat-trick just before the break with another fine finish.
The game was effectively made safe in the 51st minute when Sacha notched his fourth and Martin Tytherleigh weighed in with a goal in the 69th minute when he beat the opposition keeper and tapped into an empty net. Little Common pulled a goal back 7 minutes from time.
Todays victorious team was - Roy McInnes, Steve Tytherleigh, Mark Stace, Michael Beaumont (captain), Stuart Adams, Andy Vickers, Robert Palmer, Martin Tytherleigh, Sacha Patterson, Paul Sully, Pete Gumbrell. Subs - Shane Cuddington, Tony Wallis.
For more photos of the Veterans v Little Common go to Photo Gallery 2
Icklesham Casuals Veterans 3 v Sedlescombe Rangers Veterans 0
The Pilot Field - Monday, 20th April 2015
The veterans played a most enjoyable competitive but friendly game against Sedlescombe Rangers Veterans under floodlights at the Pilot Field on Monday, 20th April.
Sacha Patterson put Icklesham ahead mid-way through the first half when his long range effort slipped through the grasp of Sedlescombe keeper Julian Buss and into the net. Sacha doubled the lead before the interval when his shot from the left edge of the area found the roof of the net giving Buss no chance.
The scoreline was a little hard on Sedlescombe with Roy McInnes in goal making two superb saves either side of the break to maintain the two goal advantage. It was Martin Tytherleigh who made the game safe when his cross shot looped over Buss and into the net.
The veterans team was - Roy McInnes, Mark Stace, Tony Wallis, Wayne Partridge, Stuart Adams, Steve Tytherleigh, Nigel Sellman, Michael Beaumont, Sacha Patterson, Martin Tytherleigh, Robert Palmer. Substitutes - David Mayne, Andy Vickers, Bob Baker.
The match was used to raise both funds for and awareness of the project to build new changing facilities at the Recreation Ground in Icklesham and a successful evening added the tremendous sum of £400 to the amount raised to date. Icklesham Casuals would like to thank everyone who came along to watch the game and a massive thank you to Sedlescombe Rangers for their support and generosity.
For more pictures of the game go to Photo Gallery 2 Veterans v Sedlescombe Rangers
1st v 2nd Team Friendly (18.04.2015)
The 1st team took on the 2nd team in a friendly at the Recreation Ground on Saturday, 18th April with the 1sts triumphing narrowly 6-5. The 1st team scorers were Sean Baker 2, Martin Tytherleigh, Jon Fitton, Nick Gooch and Connor Action while Joe Fraser, Dan Russell, Mason Maddox (penalty), Sam Garner and Aiden Head relied for the 2nds.
Thanks to efforts of Stuart Pearson the game raised £140 for the Icklesham New Pavilion Fund.
Wedding Congratulations (11.04.2015)
Congratulations and best wishes from the club to Phil and Jess following their wedding on Saturday, 11th April.
Quiz Night - Icklesham Memorial Hall - (Saturday, 14th March 2015)
The quiz on Saturday, 14th March was hosted by the Football Club and raised £350 for the new pavilion fund which was a great result. Thank you to everyone who supported the evening and to everyone who donated raffle prizes and bought raffle tickets.
A special thank you to Jo Stewart for running the quiz in Stuart's absence and to Marc our helper who did a great job giving out the papers.
Fifteen teams entered: The Thirty Something's set their stall out from the first round and were always in the top 3 throughout the evening, they were closely followed by Nobby's Nuts and 2nd XI, but in the end no one could catch them and they went on to win the evening.
A special mention to the Casualties team who obviously had their eyes on the chocolate bunny booby prize and maintained last place until the very end.
U18's at Albion in the Community - (18.02.2015)
A team of the clubs Under 18s took part in the Albion in the Community Tournament at Hastings Academy on Wednesday 18th February.
After winning one, drawing three and losing one of their group matches, three teams were level on points and a penalty shoot out was required to decided two of the semi-finalists. Two successful kicks out of three and two excellent saves from Luke Crisford in goal saw the side safely through. A goal from Joe Fraser along with an own goal gave them a 2-0 win in the semi-final.
The team were cruising at 3-0 in the final against a good Eastbourne Town side thanks to two goals from Joe Fraser and one from Tom Clare but despite then conceding two goals in a minute held on for a deserved victory.
Congratulations to the squad of Harry Smeed (captain), Luke Crisford, Nathan Sargent, Mason Maddox, Joe Fraser, Tom Clare and Ben Clare and also to Paul Barnett for organising the side.
Here is a picture of ICFC stalwart Richard Forrest in club polo shirt taken last month in Dubai. Any other photos showing ICFC 'memorabilia' taken in far flung places in the world are still welcome.