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Date Posted: 21/04/2019

🔥 WARNING 🔥

To avoid disappointment.......

Over half the tickets 🎫 for this event are now sold ⭐️

We would like to remind you that with 4 months to go this event is likely to sell out before the day

Due to health and safety, (which is paramount in hosting a successful and safe event ) numbers are limited .

There is a very strong likelihood that tickets will NOT be available on the gate .

All players announced are fit and available to play in both home and away teams .

Our updates on players are done as soon as we have confirmation so there may be a delay in announcing the whole team .

Needless to say in the event that a player is unavailable due to health reasons we will do our upmost to advise you prior to the event . 🤞🏻 this isn’t an issue we will need to address .

This event will be a great day and we look forward to welcoming you all to a great ⚽️ day out.

⭐️BALL BOY OPPORTUNITY ⭐️

We are looking for a local football team of to act as ball boys at this event .

They must be between age group under 13 to under 15’s . Please email the Events Director Jo Nesbit n777nes@hotmail.co.uk

⚽️⭐️MASCOT APPLICATIONS ⭐️⚽️

⭐️THE WINNERS ARE ⭐️

Amelie Randall Smith
Theo saber
Joshua Wanless
Finley Turnball
Henry Randall Smith
Seth Maplesden
Kaitlyn Mitchell
Evan Delves
Jackson Yarde
Tyler Smith
Theo Bond
Caleb Prince
Mason Forrester
Denny Rae
Alfie-Lee Saxby
Michael Gabriel
Harrison Swaffer
Davies Duvall
Logan West
Ruby Light
William Turner Anonchahs
James Rowland
Charlie Jones
Reuben Randall Smith
Charlie Peacock

Reserves Callum Alexander
Ethan Green

Congratulations to you all 👏🏻👏🏻

You will receive all details in the post this week ⭐️

ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES

⚽️We are looking for local businesses that wish to advertise in our commemorative Legends Program . ⚽️

Half Page adverts £25 ⭐️

Full page adverts £50 . ⭐️

With this event set to be a sell out event this is a great opportunity to get your business seen . For further details contact us directly.

TICKET SALES

VIP TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE ON ⭐️⭐️⭐️TUESDAY 9TH APRIL⭐️⭐️⭐️

VIP tickets will include the After Party at Hastings United Sports and Social Club where you will receive a free glass of bubbly, invited to partake in a free buffet, meet and greet the players and also be eligible to bid on auction items. tickets are £50 each

From 10am There will be 40 tickets available from

Tourist information, Muriel Matters House , Hastings 🕙

From 10am there will be 20 tickets available from :

The Conquest Hospital Flower Shop, The Ridge , Hastings 🌺

Springfield Dental Care , 6 Springfield Road, St Leonards 😷

A further 20 will be available from 7pm from :

The Pilot Bar, The Pilot Field, Elphinstone Road, Hastings 🍻

🔴Tickets will be limited to 2 per person . There are no concessions on VIP tickets .🔴

NB tickets purchased from Tourist Information Hastings will be subject to a 50p surcharge

Thank you to our sponsors Country Furniture Barns

For any other event related information please PM us or contact Jo Nesbit Events Director HUFC n777nes@hotmail.co.uk

The Club is proud to announce the following players will be taking part in our next Legends match against Manchester United Legends.

The Manchester United Legends Team so far:

⭐️OUR FIRST CONFIRMED MANCHESTER UNITED PLAYER ⭐️

⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️WES BROWN ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️

Brown began his career with Manchester United, joining the club's academy at the age of 12 in 1992. After turning professional in 1996, he made his senior debut in 1998 and became a semi regular first team player during the 1998–99 season, when the club won the Treble. After a year-long hiatus due to injury, Brown became a regular fixture in the first team from 2000 onwards. Over the next eight years, he won numerous honours, including four more Premier League titles, an FA Cup, a League Cup and another Champions League. Former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has stated that Brown is "without question the best natural defender this club has had for years".[5] After 15 years with Manchester United, Brown was allowed to leave for Sunderland.

Brown earned his first England cap in 1999 and was selected to play at the 2002 World Cup. He played in the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifiers but England failed to progress to the final tournament. He scored his first international goal in 2008 against the Czech Republic. Brown announced his retirement from international football on 8 August 2010, just a day after being recalled to the England squad by Fabio Capello.

SECOND CONFIRMED MANCHESTER UNITED PLAYER ⚽️

⭐️KEITH GILLESPIE⭐️

Gillespie signed for Manchester United on leaving school in the summer of 1991, being a member of the FA Youth Cup winning side in 1992. Also in that team were Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, David Beckham, Gary Neville and Robbie Savage.

Gillespie made his first senior appearance for Manchester United in the 1992–93 season. He scored on his debut against Bury in a 2–0 FA Cup third round triumph on 5 January 1993.[1] He was issued with the number 31 shirt for the 1993–94 season with the introduction of squad numbers, but did not play any first team games and was loaned to Division Three club Wigan Athletic, scoring four goals in eight games.

Occasional appearances for United followed in 1994–95, but he was never able to displace Andrei Kanchelskis as United's first-choice right winger.

He moved to Newcastle United on 10 January 1995, as a £1 million component in the £7 million deal (£6 million cash) which took Andrew Cole to Old Trafford. Gillespie had scored one of United's goals against Newcastle in the 2–0 victory at Old Trafford which had knocked Kevin Keegan's side off the top of the Premier League table less than three months earlier. This meant that he had scored twice for Manchester United in three seasons as a professional.

OUR 3RD CONFIRMED MANCHESTER UNITED PLAYER

⭐️RUSSELL BEARDSMORE ⭐️

Beardsmore began his career with Manchester United. He made his debut in September 1988 against West Ham United and was one of the first wave of 'Fergie's Fledglings'. In only his second league start on New Year's Day 1989, he inspired Manchester United to a 3–1 home win over Liverpool at Old Trafford in the league, setting up goals for Brian McClair and Mark Hughes before scoring the third himself.

He became a regular in the team for the rest of the 1988–89 season, with former midfield regular Gordon Strachan being sold to Leeds United in March. Beardsmore played a total of 30 times for United in that campaign, scoring twice.

Beardsmore faced fresh competition for midfield places in the 1989-90 season following the arrivals of Neil Webb, Mike Phelan, Paul Ince and Danny Wallace, but still managed 25 appearances in all competitions (15 as a substitute) and scored twice, his chances of first team football being helped by long-term injuries in midfield to Neil Webb and Bryan Robson. However, both Webb and Robson had returned to full fitness by the end of the campaign, and Beardsmore missed out on a place in United's triumph in the FA Cup.

He played 15 times in the 1990-91 season, and by the end of the season competition for places in midfield and on the wing had become fiercer still, with the signing of Andrei Kanchelskis and the breakthrough of Ryan Giggs. Beardsmore would play just three times for United in 1991-92 season.

He collected senior medals on 18 August 1990 as an unused substitute in the 1990 FA Charity Shield and on 19 November 1991, when he was selected as a non playing substitute in Manchester United's 1–0 European Super Cup win over Red Star Belgrade at Old Trafford. This was his last first team game for United. He then played twice on loan in the Second Division for Blackburn Rovers.

OUR 4TH CONFIRMED MANCHESTER UNITED PLAYER

⭐️DAVID MAY ⭐️

In July 1994, Manchester United bought May for £1.2 million,as he was apparently unhappy at Blackburn in his final months due to the breakdown in contract negotiations.Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson had been searching for a defender to add to the squad, and specifically needed an Englishman who would not be affected by the restrictions on foreign players in European competition that were in place at the time. He was also thinking about the future, as central defender and captain Steve Bruce was in his 34th year and Gary Pallister was approaching 30.

Injuries to first-choice right back Paul Parker meant that May was often used as a right-back in his first season, and rarely played in his preferred centre-back position due to the strong partnership of Bruce and Pallister.As May underperformed, by the end of the season, Gary Neville had emerged to become the new first-choice right back, while Parker was rarely used the following season and then left the club.

Manchester United finished the season in second place in the Premier League, losing out to May's old club Blackburn Rovers.

OUR 5TH CONFIRMED MANCHESTER UNITED PLAYER

⭐️CHRIS EAGLES ⭐️

A technically skilled attacker, he has good awareness and distribution skills. After coming through the youth system at Watford, he began his professional career with Manchester United, but was unable to break into the first-team on a regular basis. He played 17 times for United, including in the 2004 and 2007 FA Community Shield matches. He had two loan spells back at Watford, as well as with Sheffield Wednesday and Dutch club N.E.C., before a permanent move to Burnley for a £1.2 million fee in July 2008. He spent three seasons with the club, helping them to win promotion out of the Championship in 2009. He was sold on to Premier League side Bolton Wanderers in July 2011, where he stayed for another three seasons. He went on to have brief spells with Blackpool, Charlton Athletic, Bury, Accrington Stanley, Port Vale and Ross County.

OUR 6TH CONFIRMED MANCHESTER UNITED PLAYER 

⭐️DANNY WEBBER⭐️

After a number of appearances for the club's youth team during the 1997–98 season, Webber began his footballing career as a trainee at Manchester United in July 1998. After scoring 16 goals in 11 appearances for the Under-17 side, including five goals against Fulham, Webber was rewarded with a professional contract on 28 December 1998.Despite only scoring one more goal between then and the end of the 1998–99 season, Webber finished as the Under-17s' top scorer.

He progressed to the Under-19s in 1999–2000, for whom he scored 11 goals in 14 appearances. He also made his first appearances for the reserve team during that season, playing in matches against Bradford City, Newcastle United and Manchester City. In 2000–01, Webber established himself in the reserve side, scoring six goals in 20 appearances, and made his debut for the first team in November 2000 in a League Cup match against Sunderland.

He made a second appearance for Manchester United in the League Cup in November 2001,and then joined Port Vale on a one-month loan.He made five appearances for Port Vale,returning to Manchester United at the end of his loan spell as he felt that the departure of Andy Cole from the club at the end of December 2001 would enhance his first team opportunities.

OUR 7TH CONFIRMED MANCHESTER UNITED PLAYER

⭐️LEE MARTIN ⭐️

Martin started his career in the Manchester United youth system. In 1990, he scored the only goal in the FA Cup final replay against Crystal Palace. This was one of just two goals Martin scored in his entire United career. The other goal, his first, came 16 months earlier in the 3–1 defeat of West Ham at Upton Park.

His debut came on 9 May 1988 as a substitute in a 2–1 home league win over Wimbledon and he made his breakthrough at left back the following season following the departure of Arthur Albiston. By the time of his first United goal, in a 3–1 win at West Ham United in the league of 21 January 1989, he was a regular feature in the United squad.

He played in 32 out of 38 league games in the cup winning 1989–90 campaign, but managed just 14 league games the following season as Clayton Blackmore established himself as United's regular left-back, with Denis Irwin joining as a right-back, and Martin struggled against a back injury.

Lee Martin scored the winning goal for Manchester United in the 1990 FA Cup final against Crystal Palace


The Hastings United Legends Team so far:

OUR FIRST CONFIRMED HASTINGS UNITED PLAYER 

The current first team coach !

⭐️PETER HERITAGE⭐️

Peter first joined the old Hastings United from Bexhill Town in 1979 and played a few games as a centre half under Peter Sillett .

Tony Burns ( ex united keeper ) took the young 19 year old to Tonbridge made him captain and converted him to a Centre Forward .

He returned to Hastings Town in 1984 and played at the Pilot Field for 4 seasons before being transferred to Hythe Town.

He returned to Hastings on loan during the 1992/93 season and then came back permanently the following season. In all he made 210 appearances scoring 82 goals. He has also played for Albion United(LittleCommon),Gillingham, Hereford United,( under John Sillet ) Doncaster Rovers, St Leonards, Margate, Sidley United And Eastbourne .

It was a pleasure to have him at our previous legends match and can’t wait to welcome him back !

OUR 2ND CONFIRMED HASTINGS UNITED PLAYER  is also our Player Manager for this event 🙌🏻⚽️

⭐️TERRY WHITE⭐️

Terry first played for Hastings Town in the Sussex County League in 1983/84 before joining the old Hastings United for their final season when he made around 30 appearances scoring 3 goals. He then rejoined Hastings Town when they moved into the Southern League and in his 3 spells as a player at the club made 558 appearances scoring 175 goals. He was voted Supporters Player of the year in 1986/87. He has also played for Bexhill Town,  Hythe Town and St Leonards. He has been manager at Hastings on 2 occasions and also at St Leonards and Dover Athletic.

Terry returned in our previous legends game as player manager and also played much to the supporters delight . It’s great to have him back on the team this year and with Man U being his childhood team it’s set to be a great show from him.

OUR 3RD CONFIRMED HASTINGS UNITED PLAYER

⭐️ NIGEL KANE ⭐️

Nigel joined Hastings United as a player for the 2005/06 season making 6 appearances before being appointed manager with Pat Brown in November 2005 and taking sole charge in February
2006. He led United to promotion the following season but was sacked in December 2007. He also managed United in 2014-15 firstly as caretaker during September/October and then
permanently from January 2015. He has also managed Bexhill United. As a player he has played for Ramsgate, Croydon, Banstead Athletic, Erith & Belvedere, Lymington & New Milton
and Beckenham Town.

Kane Did immensely well to get United promoted via the play offs the hard way with two away games at Dover Athletic and then Tooting & Mitcham. At one stage that season, United had been bottom of the division - a fine achievement to pull things around.
 

OUR 4TH CONFIRMED HASTINGS UNITED PLAYER

⭐️ SEAN (Razor) RAY ⭐️

Sean first joined Hastings United from Rye United in August 2004. He had 3 spells at the Pilot Field as both a player and manager making 398 appearances and scoring 51 goals. He was voted Supporters Player of the year on 3 separate occasions and was runner up twice and as manager took the club to the 3rd Round of the FA Cup. He has also played for Ashford Town, Kingstonian, Eastbourne United,Eastbourne Town and Hollington United.

Razor as he was known, and nearly 400 appearances with his piece de resistance being the FA Cup tie at Middlesbrough back in 2013. Classic no nonsense centre half.

Sean currently still plays for Hollington United FC and also manages Hastings United’s -18’s 🙌🏻⭐️⚽️

OUR 5TH CONFIRMED HASTINGS UNITED PLAYER ⭐️⚽️

⭐️PAUL SMITH⭐️

A fast and tricky winger, Paul began his career with Hastings Town before being snapped up for £50,000 by Nottingham Forest. He failed to make the first team at Forest and moved to Lincoln City in December 1997. His time at Lincoln City was ended by a back injury which forced his retirement from the professional game.

We look forward to welcoming Paul back to his home town ⚽️

OUR 6TH CONFIRMED HASTINGS UNITED PLAYER

⭐️STUART PLAYFORD⭐️

Stuart would be fondly remembered by the Hastings faithful for being a reliable presence in the defensive line. He made 255 appearances for Hastings Town FC and played for numerous other clubs including Kent teams, Ashford Town ,Folkestone Invicta and others around East Sussex ,including Eastbourne Borough, Rye United and Hollington to name a few.

The season before Hastings was known as Hastings United , they were promoted and played as Hastings Town, Playford was involved that season but unfortunately near the end of the season Stuart received an injury and was out for the season.

In the 2002/03 Season Stuart was involved in one of the Hastings United's impressive FA cup runs, making it all the way to the 1st round proper against , at the time Conference side Stevenage.

Stuart played alot of games for Hastings United and can be seen often at the Pilot Field supporting his local club , and up until recently supporting his family member Tom Climpson who also played in defense

I'm sure everyone at the club will be delighted to see Stuart playing at the Pilot Field again. 👏🏻⚽️

OUR 7TH CONFIRMED HASTINGS UNITED PLAYER

⭐️BEN JUDGE⭐️

Started his football career at Croydon and joined Crawley Town in 2001.

At the time in 2006 he was Crawley's longest serving player made over 250 appearances and has captained for the Sussex Red Devils and even had a spell as Co-caretaker player manager. He finished playing for Crawley in the 2007/08 season before he moved to Bromley where he was appointed captain, but left Hayes Lane to join the Wimbledon on the last day of the 2007/08 transfer window.

After agreeing terms at Kingsmeadow in May, Ben, 31, said "I am absolutely delighted to join Wimbledon. I was there for the last few weeks of the season and got a chance to see, close up, what a good club it is, and it was a privilege to be involved in the celebrations. Despite my injury, I was really made to feel part of it all and I'm proud to be joining".

In the 2008/09 season under the management of Terry Brown defender Ben Judge helped Wimbledon towards the Conference South title and in the 2009/10 season Judge helped the Dons secure a mid table finish in the Conference National.

In the 2010/11 Season Ben Judge moved to Kent side Tonbridge Angels. Judge provided a calming presence in the Angels backline during a nervy run to the play-offs.

The centre-back celebrated the fifth promotion of his career by helping Tonbridge through the Ryman Premier Division play-offs and was delighted to extend his stay in west Kent.

Judge finished second behind former U's Goalkeeper Lee Worgan in the Angels supporters’ player of the year vote the club was happy to secure Judge as they begin preparations for Conference South football in the 2011/12 season.

Judge played half a season for the Angels before moving to the Ryman Premier, Sussex side Hastings United in January 2013.

After Hastings remarkable FA Cup run to the 3rd Round against Middlesbrough losing 4-1, Player manager Sean Ray felt he needed an experienced defender to help a team fighting to escape relegation to the Ryman South however come the end of the season playing catch up in league games United were relegated to the Ryman South.

In the 2013/14 Season Judge had a new manager in Terry White and Mark Stapley then former Crawley Town Goalkeeper John Maggs was made manager then in February 2014 Terry White was made manager again and Ben Judge and his teammates got Hastings United into the Ryman South playoffs finishing 5th and played Folkestone Invicta away in the semi final losing in extra time 3-2.

In the 2014/15 season Judge decided to play his football else where.

I'm sure all at Hastings United will look forward to seeing this very experienced defender playing at the Pilot Field again.

OUR 8TH CONFIRMED HASTINGS UNITED PLAYER

⭐️DANNY SIMMONDS ⭐️

Danny joined Hastings Town from Brighton & Hove Albion in 1995. He spent 8 seasons at the Pilot Field and made a staggering 369 appearances for the club scoring 90 goals.

He joined Eastbourne Borough for the 2003/04 season and later played for Ashford Town,Eastbourne Town, Rye United and Eastbourne United.

Danny played in the Tottenham Legends Match and we look forward to having back ! 🙌🏻

OUR 9TH CONFIRMED HASTINGS UNITED PLAYER

⭐️PAUL RUDDY⭐️

A midfielder who was a popular player in the local football scene playing for St Leonards Stamcroft in the late 90s.

He then joined Hastings Town in the early 2000's and was part of the team Town team that were confirmed Dr Martens Eastern Division Champions under George Wakeling. Scoring the first goal away at Wisbech Town on the 20th of April 2002 in a game that confirmed promotion.

The 2002/03 season, Paul Ruddy was part of the Hastings United team that went on the FA Cup run and played against Stevenage as a substitute.

Ruddy went on to play more games for United. He was part of the Hastings United legends team against Tottenham legends last year.

I'm sure supporters will be delighted to welcome back to the Pilot Field, Paul Ruddy.⭐️

OUR 10TH CONFIRMED HASTINGS UNITED PLAYER

⭐️STUART MYALL⭐️

Stuart joined Hastings Town from Brentford firstly on loan during the 1996/97 season and then permanently at the start of the 1998/99 season. He spent 6 seasons at Hastings and made 239
appearances for the club and scored 57 goals.He left the club in February 2004 to join Eastbourne Borough He also played for Brighton & Hove Albion, Folkestone Invicta, Horsham and Eastbourne United.

We look forward to welcoming him back to The Pilot Field ⚽️

OUR 11TH CONFIRMED HASTINGS UNITED PLAYER

⭐️DAVE KING ⭐️

Goalkeeper

Dave King was Hastings Town's Number 1 under manager George Wakeling in the 2001/02 season.

A very successful season for King and the club as he helped Hastings gain promotion from the Dr Martens Eastern Division.

Dave King returned as the Goalkeeper for the newly formed Hastings United in the 2002/03 season in the Dr Martens Premier Division.

King was the Goalkeeper in the United team that made it all the way to the FA Cup First Round Proper away at Stevenage.

Despite the FA cup run, United found themselves struggling for league results and at the end of the season resulted in the club's return back to the Dr Martens Eastern Division.

Hastings United Supporters will fondly remember their number 1, Dave King for helping get club promoted in the 2001/02 season, the FA cup run in the 2002/03 season.

Despite relegation King made some very impressive performances in the United goal over the season and won player of the season by the supporters.

Please welcome back to the Pilot Field in goal for the Hastings legends team. Club Title winning and FA cup hero Goalkeeper Dave King. 🙌🏻

Stay tuned for more updates!