Founded 1915 Welcome to the Committee of Polegate Town FC.     

Committee Members

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President

Chris Bennett

(2006 - present)

Chris has been with the club since it was reformed back in 2006, and is a well known character around Polegate. He was involved in the previous Polegate team, before it folded in 2000. "Earsy's" former company, Barnard Industrial Services, kindly sponsored Polegate Town's 1st home kit. On matches days you certainly won't miss Earsy as he paces (slowly) up and down the touch line.

Vice-President

David Sheppard

(2014 - present)

David has been with the club since the start, and moved into his current position having been a player representative for many years. "Shep" brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the clubs, and someone who's opinion is always worth listening too. Shep played for the previous Polegate FC in its final few seasons and was one of the founding members to reform in 2006.

Chairman

Jules Maynard

(2016 - present)

Jules, formerly a Polegate resident, joined the club in the summer of 2012 having played for the club prior to the reformation. His late father, Geoff, who was a well known figure in Polegate, was a former club secretary. Jules now lives in Hailsham and helped coach a successful junior side at Hailsham United Junior FC. He is pleased to be able to have the opportunity to work for the club with some fresh ideas and make improvements, where able, to raise the clubs standing and profile around the Town and Sussex. Jules is a great fundraiser and hosts many events that help Polegate raises funds to improve facilities for both players and supporters.

Vice-Chairman

Stuart Black

(2016 - present)

Stuart was the main person behind reforming the club back in 2006, and puts in a lot of effort to see the club succeed and to make sure the players and supporters of Polegate Town FC have good facilities to use. "Blackie" was the 1st team manager until 2013, which was a role he fulfilled since 2006 and has seen the club wins several cups and progress in the leagues. He has served many roles on the Committee, including Vice Chairman (2006-09), Treasurer (2007-08), Secretary (2010-11), Chairman (2010-16).

General Secretary

Danni Green

(2017 - present)

Danni has been a keen supporter and follows her brother home and away to games and wanted to get more involved in the club this year. Danni will look after the admin side of the club and will help the other secretaries to ensure everything is done correctly and on time.

Minutes Secretary

Alan Brooks

(2017 - present)

A new role added to the club's roster in 2017 to help spread the work load of the secretary around amoungst the committee. Alan will remain as treasurer but document the minutes at the AGM and monthly commitee meetings which will be available upon request.

Fixtures Secretary

Alex Speirs

(2016 - present)

Alex has now been with the club a couple of years and on the committee since 2015, however he volunteered to take over the Fixtures Secretary role after Ian Harper stepped down in the Summer of 2016.

Registration Secretary

Liam Brooks

(2017 - present)

Another new position added in 2017 to spread the secretarial work around. Liam assisted Stuart Black last year in registering players and will be carrying on the role this year. So if you want to sign on for Polegate, Liam is the man to get the form to. This year adds the additional work of requiring photo ID, so don't be worried if Liam asks you for your photo!

Treasurer

Alan Brooks

(2010 - present)

Alan has been in charge of the club's finances since 2010, having taken over from the retired Ed Neuss. "AB" is also the 1st team linesman, having retired from refereeing in the Sussex County League. He has the unpleasant task of chasing in any unpaid fees, but the club appreciate the time and effort he goes to, to ensure the club is on a sound financial footing.

Club Captain

Liam Brooks

(2015 - present)

Liam took the responsibility of Club Captain over from Mark Davis, after Mark stepped down due to him also being 1st team manager. Liam becomes only the third club captain since 2006, and his dedication to the club needs no explaining.

Player Representative

Dom Crowhurst

(2017 - present)

Having joined the club during the 2015/16, Dom has brought experience and enthusiasm to the club. This season he wanted to help off the pitch and potray players ideas to the committee.

Player Representative

Joe Green

(2016 - present)

Joe has been with the club several years and now would like to help the club off the pitch as well as on it by being the 2nd teams Play Rep. Joe will bring a valuable insight of what the players want and need from the club.

Committee Member

Justin Leatham

(2016 - present)

Justin has been with the club several years, but due to a change in job is now able to support the club as a Player Rep on the committee. Justin brings a great knowledge of what the players want at the club and will prove to be an important asset linking players to the committee alongside Alex.

Committee Member

Ian Harper

(2016 - present)

Ian was welcomed back onto the committee in 2016 having previously done 3 years as fixture secretary for the club. A change in job has given Ian the free time to help the club out again which we welcome his valuable input.

Welfare Officer

John Stewart

(2016 - present)

"Slither" has great knowledge of football, especially in the local area. Despite retiring through injury (and then making a comeback), younger players still look up to him for his honesty and commitment to the club. A great servant to the club, who can now help input his knowledge off the pitch.

Press & Social Media

Liam Brooks

(2006 - present)

Liam has been with the club since the start in 2006, and has had the responsibility of making sure the website is up-to-date with the latest news and reports since then, as well as contacting the local newspapers each week. Liam also runs the clubs fantasy football, so basically if it involves a computer, Liam's the person to ask.


Honorary Life Members

Chris Bennett, Stuart Black (founder), Liam Brooks (founder), Mark Davis (founder), Nicky Dyson-Rooke, Nick Underdown, Rob Gellatley, Neil Illsley (founder), Derek Lee, Linda Lee, Mick Seacombe (founder), David Sheppard (founder), Mark Standen (founder), Ali Thompson (founder).

Former Committee Members

Vice President - Dave Challinor (2007-10)
Vice President - Paul Trewin (2010-12)
Chairman - Rob Gellatley (2006-08)
Chairman - Paul Trewin (2008-10)
Chairman - Derek Lee (2010)
Chairman - Stuart Black (2010-2016)
Vice Chairman - Stuart Black (2006-09)
Vice Chairman - Scott Defty (2009-10)
Vice Chairman - David Sheppard (2010-11)
Vice Chairman - Jules Maynard (2012-16)
Secretary - Nicky Dyson-Rooke (2006-08)
Secretary - Mary Order (2008-10)
Secretary - Stuart Black (2010-11)
Secretary - Steve Etherington (2011-2013)
Secretary - Ian Harper (2013-14)
Secretary - Bev Harrison (2014-16)
Secretary - Stuart Black (2016-17)
Fixtures Secretary - Nicky Dyson-Rooke (2006-2010)
Fixtures Secretary - Julia Davis (2010-2012)
Fixtures Secretary - Steve Etherington (2012-2013)
Fixtures Secretary - Ian Harper (2013-2016)
Treasurer - Mick Seacombe (2006-07)
Treasurer - Stuart Black (2007-08)
Treasurer - Ed Neuss (2008-10)
Club Captain - David Sheppard (2006-08)
Club Captain - Mark Davis (2008-15)
Player Representative - Mark Davis (2006-08)
Player Representative - David Sheppard (2008-14)
Player Representative - Paul Critchfield (2012-14)
Player Representative - Mark Standen (2014-15)
Player Representative - John Stewart (2014-16)
Player Representative - Alex Speirs (2015-17)