Club Information

Hastings United is the town’s premier football club, with a long and proud tradition of representing Hastings and St Leonards in some of the sport’s most prestigious competitions. There are, however, many expenses connected with running a football club and we rely on support from local businesses and the community.

The Men’s First Team currently plays in the Pitching In Isthmian Football League Premier Division, Step 3 of the non-league pyramid. In addition to league games, the Club also takes part in the FA Cup and the FA Trophy, as well as numerous county and regional cup competitions. During the 2012-13 season, we gained national recognition for reaching the third round of the FA Cup, before being eliminated away to Championship side Middlesbrough FC. This was the furthest the Club had ever progressed in the world famous competition, and our second round replay was televised live to a worldwide audience, and played out in front of a capacity crowd of over 4,000 at the Pilot Field.

In addition to the Mens First Team the Club  also has under 18 and under 23 Development Squads which assist in providing a development path for aspiring young footballers in the professional game.

In recent years the Club has promoted and now supports a Hastings United Women’s First Team; Hastings United Inclusive & Disability Team and the Hastings United Walking Football Team

In January 2024 Hastings United Football Club were awarded the coveted 3 Star FA Accreditation which at that date was held by around only 8% of football clubs in England.

Recent Achievements

  • 2022/23 Highest league position since 2010
  • Isthmian SE Champions 2021/22
  • Isthmian U23 Champion of Champions – 2021/22 2022/23
  • Isthmian U23 Development South Winners – 2021/22 2022/23
  • U23 Sussex Cup Winners 2021/22
  • U18 Sussex Cup Finalist 2022/23
  • Sussex Women’s Premier Champions 2021/22
  • Record Post War Il League Attendance, 3,082

Club Owners:

Dean White (Chairman)
Marc Gall
Metin Davudovic
Ben White
Glyn White

Board of Directors:

Ben White
Dave Ormerod
Craig Barrow
Hayley Clout

Life Members:

Les Britton
David Harding
David Nessling
David Ormerod
Charles Pilbeam
Tony Cosens
Daren Burney
Peter Sherlock
Pat McCrossan

Club Officials

Dave Ormerod (President)
Pat McCrossan (Vice-President)
Craig Barrow (Vice-President)
J Downton (Vice-President)
A Keen (Vice-President)
Ben White (General Manager)
Charmaine Ridgers (Company Secretary)

Hospitality & Commercial Team:

Hayley Clout & James Hopkins (Head of Commercial Activities)
Craig Barrow (Business Manager)
Hastings Means Business – James Hopkins
Jo Oldridge (Social Club & Events Co-Ordinator)
Dane Martin (Bar Manager)
Jon Emson (Catering Manager)
Ged Clout (Club Shop Manager)

Media Team:

Adam Smith (Press Officer & Media Manager)
Paul Hoggard (Programme Editor)
Andy Quye (Public Address Manager)
Scott White (Club Photographer)
Joseph Knight (Video Editor)
Neo Bridges (TikTok Editor)

Matchday Operational Team:

Steve Brooks (Matchday Operations Manager)
Tom Dyson (Matchday Secretary)
Dave Russell (Health & Safety Officer)
Greg Agathocli (Deputy Health & Safety Officer)
Neil Cornwall (Groundsman)
Sue Cornelius (Kit Manager)

Management Committee:

Dean White
Ben White
Dave Ormerod
Charmaine Ridgers
Hayley Clout
Craig Barrow
James Hopkins
Pat McCrossan
Adam Smith
Steve Brook
Dave Russell
Dane Martin
Stuart Farlow
Bob Hodgson

Company Information:

Aspire Sport Hastings Ltd. Company No. 14972875 Incorporated 30th June 2023

Metin Davudovic
Marc Gall
Dean White
Ben White

Hastings United Football Club Ltd.Company No. 03441850
Incorporated 24th September 1997

Metin Davudovic
Marc Gall
Ben White
Dean White

Charmaine Ridger (Secretary)
Craig Barrow
Hayley Clout
Dave Ormerod