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Bill Beaumont Triathlon (19.08.2016)  

Well done to Bill Beaumont on completing the Bolton Ironman Triathlon on the 17th July and raising so much money for 'CCHF All About Kids' and the new pavilion fund. Please find a message from Bill below – 

On 17th July I competed in the Bolton Iron Man UK. This is an annual event and this year saw some 2,500 people tackling a 2.5 mile lake swim, a 112 mile bike ride through the Lancashire hills and a 26 mile run through Bolton town centre to finish. I am pleased to say I survived and completed the course in 13 hours 22 minutes. I have done a few crazy things over the years but this was by far the most challenging. My charity was ‘CCHF All About the Kids’, which is an organisation that provides support for vulnerable children who have been subject to domestic violence, effects of alcohol and drug abuse, physical and emotional neglect, sexual abuse, bullying and severe poverty. I would like to say a huge thank you to all those generous people who donated via my ‘All About the Kids’ Just Giving Page which is currently totals £740. The link to this page is below if anyone would still like to donate.


I have also received donations for the New Icklesham Pavilion Fund from club members and local villagers so I will be donating £160 towards our Football Club target. If anyone would like to support the New Pavilion Fund for my event please contact David Mayne who is the club funding contact at davidmayne401@btinternet.com


Mike Beaumont 

Tony Gibson (19.08.2016)

It is with great sadness that the club has learned of the recent death at the age of 93 of former player Tony Gibson.

Tony was an excellent footballer making 190 appearances for the Casuals between 1942 and 1960 with 179 of those being for the 1st team. He scored 21 goals and was part of the 1st XI that were Hastings League Division One Champions in the 1951-52 season.

Tony also played for Icklesham Cricket Club, once scoring 103 not out and breaking a few roof tiles on one of the houses opposite the Recreation Ground!

Our condolences go out to Tony's family.

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 ickleshamcasualsfc@hotmail.com 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.

Hi All

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:  beaumont64@btinternet.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



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.


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.


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 ickleshamcasualsfc@hotmail.com.


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