Peacehaven & Telscombe F.C.

Peacehaven & Telscombe
Full name Peacehaven & Telscombe Football Club
Nickname(s) The Tye
Founded 1923
Ground The Sports Park, Peacehaven
Ground Capacity 3,000 (350 seated)
Chairman The Community
Manager Mark Shutt
League Southern Combination Premier Division
2015–16 Isthmian League Division One South, 24th (relegated)

Peacehaven & Telscombe Football Club is a football club based in Peacehaven, East Sussex, England. The club is affiliated to the Sussex County Football Association.[1] The club are currently members of the Southern Combination Premier Division and play at the Sports Park.


The club was formed in 1923 as a result of a merger between Peacehaven Rangers and Telscombe Tye.[2] after the second world war the club joined Junior Division one of the Brighton, Hove & District Football League for the start of the 1949–50 campaign finishing runners up at the first attempt.[3] Two seasons later the club achieved promotion to the intermediate division when they finished as champions of the Junior Division one, and gained further promotion the next season when they finished runners-up in the intermediate division.[4][5] However they could only survive two seasons in the Senior Division before being relegated back to the intermediate division at the end of the 1954–55 competition.[6] Four seasons later the club bounced back up to the senior division, when they finished runners-up but as before they could only survive two seasons in the top division before being relegated again.[7][8] The 1963–64 season saw the club promoted back to the Senior division as champions of the intermediate Division.[9] The club would then go on to win the Senior division five seasons later, with out losing a single game.[10]

The Senior division win in the Brighton league enabled the club to be promoted to Division Two of the Sussex County Football League, for the start of the 1969–70 season.[11] Their fourth season in Division two, the 1972–73 campaign, saw the club make their debut in the FA Cup, where they beat Burgess Hill Town in the First Qualifying round before losing to Lewes in the next round.[12] The 1975–76 season saw the club gain promotion to Division one for the first time, when they finished runners up behind Selsey.[13]

In their third season, 1978–79, in Division one the club ended up finishing as champions of the Sussex County League.[13] The club went on to remain in Division one for another nineteen seasons during which time they went on to win the league title a further six times.[14][15] Two seasons after winning the last of these six titles, the 1997–98 campaign saw the club relegated to Division two.[15] The club bounced back as runners-up of Division two, three seasons later but could only last two seasons back in Division one.[15]

Two seasons after being relegated from Division one, the club was relegated to Division three for the first time in their history.[16] The next season saw them become champions of Division Three in the 2005–06 season, earning promotion back to Division two.[16] The club was back in Division one three seasons later when under manager Darren Guirey, they earned promotion as champions of Division Two.[17] The club achieved further success at the end of the 2012–13 campaign the club won the Sussex county league for the eighth time in their history and earning themselves promotion to the Isthmian League.[18] In 2013-14, the club won the Isthmian League Division One South and earned a second successive promotion, reaching the Isthmian Premier Division.

Supporter Ownership

In June 2016, the club was purchased by a community group representing fans of the club.[19]


Peacehaven & Telscombe play their home games at Sports Park, Piddinghoe Avenue, Peacehaven, East Sussex. BN10 8RH.

The main ultra groups are situated in different sections of the stadium, the dmahwlp (The Drunken Middle Aged Half Way Line Posse) are in the south stand near the bar, The Hillbillies are behind which ever goal Peacehaven are aiming at while Phil n Nigel's Pressure Crew feature in the North Stand Seats. Reports that the factions don't talk to each other have been proven to be untrue.


League honours

Cup honours


Former players

A list of players that have played for the club at one stage and meet one of the following criteria;

  1. Players that have played/managed in the football league or any foreign equivalent to this level (i.e. fully professional league).
  2. Players with full international caps.


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  18. "Redhill guarantee second place with win at East Preston | This is Surrey". 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-05.
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Coordinates: 50°47′36.41″N 0°00′46.56″E / 50.7934472°N 0.0129333°E / 50.7934472; 0.0129333

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