Whitehawk F.C.

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Whitehawk FC
Whitehawk F.C. logo.png
Full name Whitehawk Football Club
Nickname(s) The Hawks
Founded 1945; 73 years ago (1945)
Ground TerraPura Ground, Brighton
Ground Capacity 3,126
Chairman Steve Allen
Manager Steve King
League National League South
2016–17 National League South, 18th of 22
Website Club website

Whitehawk Football Club is a semi-professional English football club based in Whitehawk, in the city of Brighton and Hove, East Sussex. The club plays in the National League South, the sixth tier of English football. Whitehawk's home ground is the 3126-capacity Enclosed Ground, known for sponsorship purposes as the TerraPura Ground. The ground is situated in East Brighton Park, just north of Brighton Marina. Prior to 2010, the club had never played above County League level, but after three promotions in four seasons, the Hawks reached Conference South in 2013 as well as the second round of the FA Cup in 2015.[1]

History

Founded in 1945 as Whitehawk & Manor Farm Old Boys and entering Division 5 of the Brighton, Hove & District Football League,[2][3] they quickly moved through the divisions, winning Division 4 in 1947–48, the Intermediate in 1949–50 and then the Senior in 1951–52 season, going the whole season unbeaten.[4] During this time the club also won its first major honour, the Sussex Senior Cup in 1950–51, beating Eastbourne 1–0 at Woodside Road, Worthing in the final. The club was promoted to the Sussex County League in 1952–53 and after finishing third in their inaugural season, were runners-up for three successive seasons from 1954–55,[5] and never out of the top five, before changing their name to Whitehawk FC in 1960.[6]

In 1961–62 Whitehawk won the first of four Division One titles,[7] as well as the Sussex Senior Cup, beating Eastbourne United 4–0 at the Goldstone Ground. The following season the competition was abandoned due to bad weather, but 1963–64 the Hawks retained the championship,[7] finishing three points clear of second-placed Lewes. The next three seasons were not as successful and the club found itself relegated at the end of the 1966–67 season, only to make an immediate return as Division Two champions in 1968.[7]

The next nine years saw Whitehawk continue to compete in the top division, during which time they lost 1–2 to Horsham in the Sussex Senior Cup final in 1972. The Hawks were relegated for a second time in 1976–77. This time they were to spend four seasons in Division Two, before winning promotion as champions in 1980–81.[7] They entered the FA Cup for the first time in the 1982–83 season but lost 5–2 to Dartford in their first match. In 1983–84 Whitehawk won Division One for the third time [7] as well as enjoying a good run in the FA Vase before losing 0–1 at Corinthian-Casuals in the fourth round.[8]

1986–87 saw the Hawks finish as runners-up to Arundel. [9] In 1988–89 under manager Sammy Donnelly, Whitehawk had what was at the time their best run in the FA Cup, going out 0–2 in a fourth qualifying round replay to Bognor Regis Town, having previously drawn 2–2 at Nyewood Lane. Former Brighton & Hove Albion striker Gerry Fell scored the first equaliser in the away game.[10] The home attendance record of 2,100 for the replay stood for 27 years and was only bettered in 2015 for the FA Cup replay with Dagenham and Redbridge.[11]

The Hawks won the Sussex RUR Charity Cup in 1990–91, beating Peacehaven & Telscombe in the final 2–1.[12] 1993–94 was another good season for the club, finishing once again as runners-up [13] this time to Wick, as well as having their best ever run in the FA Vase, reaching the 5th Round before losing 2–3 at home to Boston.[14]

2002–03 saw the club under manager Ian Chapman once again finish in second place, this time to runaway winners Burgess Hill Town.[13] A comparatively modest 8th place followed the next season, but in 2004–05 the Hawks regained their position amongst the leading clubs in the League, finishing just a point behind runners-up Rye & Iden United.[13] The two sides also met in the final of the John O'Hara League Cup and the Hawks emerged as 4–3 winners. However, they were later found to have played an ineligible player in substitute Bertie Foster and therefore Rye were awarded the trophy. The Hawks could only manage third place again in 2005–2006 but reached both the League Cup and RUR Charity Cup finals, losing to Shoreham and Hailsham Town[12] respectively. In 2006–07 The Hawks reached the quarter final of the FA Vase, losing 0–1 at home to the eventual winners Truro City in front of a crowd of 1,009.[15]

The club finally achieved the league title success that had previously eluded them, winning the Sussex County League Division 1 in 2009–10 [7] under manager Darren Freeman to gain promotion to the Isthmian League Division One South for the first time. The Hawks also reached the semi-final of the FA Vase, losing 1–4 on aggregate to Wroxham of the Eastern Counties League Premier Division. [16] In their first season at the new level Whitehawk were in the title race but eventually had to settle for third place and the end-of-season play-offs against Leatherhead. The game at The Enclosed Ground ended 1–1 but the visitors won 4–3 on penalties. [17]

The Hawks completed a league and cup double the following season 2011–12, finishing as Isthmian League Division One South champions [18][19] as well as lifting the Sussex Senior Cup after beating Crawley Down 2–1 at the Amex.[20] They followed this up later by winning the 2012 Sussex Community Shield in August, with a 4–1 win against Three Bridges.[21] The club had planned to play the 2012–13 season at the Withdean Stadium in order to redevelop The Enclosed Ground but this was blocked by the Isthmian League, who were concerned that the club would not return to East Brighton.[22]

The club achieved back to back promotions in the 2012–13 season by winning the Isthmian League Premier Division at the first attempt to earn a place in the Conference South.[23] For the 2013–14 season, the club intended to change its name to Brighton City Football Club[24] but the FA Council ruled against the proposal.[25]

The Hawks struggled in their first season in Conference South with manager Darren Freeman blaming the physical nature of some of the teams in the league.[26] After achieving three promotions in four years, Darren Freeman was sacked in January 2014 and replaced by Steve King.[27] King ensured the Hawks retained their place in Conference South on a dramatic last day of the season at the Enclosed Ground against Sutton United, with a late equaliser for the Hawks ensuring a 3–3 draw and an even later penalty by Dover Athletic relegating Hayes & Yeading instead.[28] The club enjoyed their most successful season ever in 2014–2015, finishing fourth in Conference South [29] and earning a place in the play-off semi-finals against Basingstoke Town. After a 1–1 draw at the Enclosed Ground, a tremendous strike from fans' player of the year Jake Robinson in the second leg won the match 1–0 to earn a place in the final against Boreham Wood, who had finished second in the league.[30] The play-off final at Boreham Wood's ground finished 1–1 in normal time but an extra time winner for Wood denied the Hawks what would have been their fourth promotion in six seasons.[31] Whitehawk completed the season with a 5–0 victory over Lewes at the Amex to lift the Sussex Senior Cup.[32]

After a good start to the 2015–16 season, the Hawks reached the first round proper of the FA Cup for the first time and achieved national coverage with a 5–3 victory against National League Lincoln City.[33] In the second round the Hawks drew 1–1 at League Two Dagenham & Redbridge, following a dramatic headed goal in added time by Jordan Rose, which was broadcast live by the BBC.[34] In front of a record crowd of 2,174 at the Enclosed Ground, the Hawks lost the second round replay 2–3. To force the match into extra time, Whitehawk again equalised dramatically in added time with a header, this time by Juan Cruz Gotta.[11] The whole match was broadcast live on national TV by BT Sport.

The club submitted a further application to the Football Association to change their name to Brighton City in December 2015. This application was withdrawn a month later after opposition from fans and Chairman John Summers spending time on the terraces at an away game at Chelmsford City.[35]

In February 2016, the club parted company with Steve King after picking up just 9 points from the previous 36 available, a spell which also saw the club fall from 3rd to 13th. Pablo Asensio took over from King as Caretaker Manager,[36] reorganising the squad and playing style to such an extent that after drifting down towards the relegation zone, the Hawks finished the season in style, reaching the play offs for the second season running, with Asensio named manager of the month for April 2016.[37] In the play off semi final against long time league leaders Ebbsfleet United the Hawks lost 1–2 at the Enclosed Ground, but then won the second leg 2–1 in Kent, before eventually losing on penalties after extra time.[38]Pablo Asensio was appointed in May 2016 as permanent manager on a two-year contract, which was followed by a complete overhaul of the playing staff for the start of the new season.[39][40]

After a poor start to the 2016–17 season, with only one win in eight games, The Hawks replaced Pablo Asensio with former Eastleigh manager Richard Hill.[41][42] In Hill's first week in charge he signed five former Eastleigh players and a further two on loan from his old club, [43][44] before releasing seven Brazilian players signed at the start of the season, the following week.[45][46] Hawks again reached the first round of the FA Cup but were denied a dramatic winner against Stourbridge in unusual circumstances when Javier Favarel's 30-yard volley was ruled out after referee Robert Whitton blew for full-time with the ball in the air.[47] Stourbridge won the replay 3–0.

After ten league games in charge, five won and five lost, Hill left to join Aston Villa as a scout,[48] with Director of Football Alan Payne and player/assistant manager Ben Strevens taking temporary charge of the first team. Defender Paul Reid then stepped up to assist Alan Payne as joint player-manager after Strevens returned to Eastleigh.[49] Payne and Reid were appointed joint managers until the end of the season on 22 December[50] but with the Hawks in the bottom three at the end of January, the club advertised for a new permanent manager [51] and on the 1 February appointed former Crystal Palace goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman.[52] In his first managerial post, Woodman oversaw the club's survival in National League South before leaving at the end of the season [53] and being replaced by Assistant Manager Jimmy Dack.[54] With the club at the bottom of the league after picking up only one point from the first seven games of the 2017–2018 season, Dack resigned, with player-coach Dan Harding taking temporary charge[55] prior to the re-apppointment of former boss Steve King on 13 September 2017.[56]

Board

Whitehawk F.C. is a members' club. Success in recent years has been driven by financial benefactors and directors John Summers and Peter McDonnell who formed part of a new board in July 2009 when the club was playing Sussex County League football.[57] In 2014, after back to back promotions from the Isthmian League and the club's first season in Conference South, Jim Collins was appointed chairman, with plans to further improve the club's operations off the field.[58] John Summers took over as Chairman for the start of the 2015–16 season [59] and following Whitehawk's most successful season in its history, reaching the second round of the FA Cup and the playoffs he stood down just over a year later, with General Manager Nigel Thornton stepping in on a temporary basis.[60] Steve Allen became Chairman in August 2017.[61]

Ground

The Enclosed (TerraPura) Ground, East Brighton Park
The main stand step detail

Whitehawk F.C. have played in East Brighton Park since 1947 and at a ground known as the Enclosed Ground[62] since 1952, when the open park pitch had to be 'enclosed' to meet Sussex County League regulations. Prior to that the team played on an open pitch on the Whitehawk estate, underneath the shadow of Brighton race course.[63]

The current ground is famous for being set into a steep hillside adjacent to the South Downs National Park as well as sloping downhill towards the sea. The pitch also has a significant drop from one southerly corner flag to the other.

The Enclosed Ground has seen major redevelopment over recent years in order it to achieve the necessary grading to be used as a venue in the National League South. It has two covered seated stands, one uncovered seated stand and a grass bank along the east touchline.

  • Sea End: The north stand has a seating capacity of 1236 and is known as the 'Sea End' because of its views of the English Channel. There are two banks of uncovered seating, which were previously at the Withdean Stadium when Brighton and Hove Albion played there. The stand, or part of it, is used for visiting fans when segregation of the crowd is in force.
  • The Din: The south stand, known as 'the Din' and partially covered, has a seating capacity of 800, with 387 seats under cover. As the ground slopes, the stand has been put together in four sections that are at different heights.
  • The Main Stand is a small, covered, seated stand on the halfway line adjacent to the clubhouse and backs onto the main turnstiles. It also houses the players' and officials' changing rooms. Seating capacity in this stand is 232. This stand was the club's first, built in 1963-64, originally as covered terracing. The seating was installed in 2010.

The internet celebrity Wealdstone Raider gained his fame through ridiculing Whitehawk's small ground and small number of home supporters in a Isthmian League Premier Division match against Wealdstone, the team he was supporting, played on 9 March 2013. [64]

The Enclosed Ground has been known as the TerraPura Ground, for sponsorship purposes, since 2017.

Whitehawk Ultras following a home game against Dulwich Hamlet

Supporters

A section of Whitehawk's fans call themselves the Whitehawk Ultras. They have a number of original songs and rituals,[65] including the re-working of a minor Taylor Swift song.[66] Some of the Whitehawk supporters[67] set up a fanzine in 2015 called 'The Din Monthly'. After briefly disappearing, it was brought back in February 2017[68] The fans claim an anti-homophobic, anti-sexist and anti-racist ethic and a mantra that football should be affordable for local residents in East Brighton and open to everyone of any background.[69]

Whitehawk FC tracksuits

The first team wear shirts sponsored on the front by the trade union GMB, Southern Branch[69] and on the rear by KSD Construction.[70] The first team's tracksuits are sponsored by the Whitehawk Ultras.

Players

Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Alex Tokarczyk
England GK Daniel Wilks
France DF Yannis Ambroisine
England DF Zach Fagan
England DF Jordan Gibbons
England DF Kodi Lyons-Foster
England DF Kwai Marsh-Brown
England DF Osa Obamwonyi
England DF Ramone Rose
England MF Sam Chaney (on loan from Torquay United)
England MF Rob Deda
No. Position Player
England MF Trevor Elliott
England MF David Ijaha
France MF Nassim L'Ghoul (on loan from St Neots Town)
England MF Ky Marsh-Brown
Guinea-Bissau MF Arnaud Mendy
England MF Simon Mensah
Brazil MF Lucas Santos Rodrigues
England FW Tomi Adeloye
England FW Elliot Benyon
England FW Lloyd Macklin
Switzerland FW Gold Omotayo
England FW Nathaniel Pinney

Out on loan/on dual registration

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Sam Donkin (dual registration with Biggleswade Town)
England GK Jordan Hawkins (dual registration with Saltdean United)
England GK Garry Malone (dual registration with Ware)
England DF Lewis Broughton (on loan at Horsham)
England DF Robbie Keith (dual registration with Newhaven)
England DF Fintan Walsh (dual registration with Burgess Hill Town)
England MF Billy Barker (dual registration with Newhaven)
England MF Luke Emberson (dual registration with Newhaven)
England MF Ryan Worrall (dual registration with Tonbridge Angels)
Wales FW Connor Tighe (on loan at Burgess Hill Town)

Sources: [71] [72]

Former players

The list comprises former players who have made over 100 appearances in a fully professional league or have senior international experience.

For a complete list of current and former Whitehawk players with Wikipedia articles, see Category:Whitehawk F.C. players.

Managers

Sources: [73]

Current management team

Position Name
First Team Manager Steve King
First team Coaches Jamie Lawrence & Craig Belgrave
First team Goalkeeping Coach Larry Raji
Physio Vacancy
Kit Manager Mike Lance
U18 Manager Jude McDonald
U18 Coaches Matthew Elphick & John Foley
U18 Physio Sam Piper

Source: www.whitehawkfc.com

Club officials

Position Name
Chairman Steve Allen
Vice-Chairman Paul Tomlinson
General Manager Nigel Thornton
Club Secretary & Treasurer John Rosenblatt
Executive Assistant Anthony Scott
Commercial Manager Jenna Freeman
Matchday Secretary Fred Moore
Press Officer Adam Hart
Safety Officer Gavin Chapman
Groundsman Keith Collingbourne
Fan Liaison Officer Steve Davis

Source: Hawks Official Matchday Programme v St Albans City, 16 December 2017

Honours

League honours

Cup honours

  • Sussex Senior Cup
    • Winners (4): 1950–51, 1961–62, 2011–12, 2014–15
    • Runners-up (3): 1953–54, 1971–72, 2006–07
  • Sussex Royal Ulster Rifles Charity Cup
    • Winners (3): 1954–55, 1958–59, 1990–91
    • Runners-up (2) 1956–57, 2005–06
  • Sussex Community Shield
    • Winners (1): 2012
    • Runners-up (1): 2015

Club records

  • Record victory: 12-0 H v Bexhill Town Athletic, Sussex County League Division 1, 23 September 1961 (Scorers: Billy Ford 7, Harry Tharme, Rodney Ralfe, Allan Gunn, Maurice Barker 2. Barker also missed a penalty)[74]
  • Biggest league defeat: 0-9 H v Arundel, Sussex County League Division 1, 2 November 1957 [75]
  • Biggest cup win: 12-1 H v Seaford Town, Sussex Senior Cup 2nd Round, 1961-62[76]
  • Biggest cup defeat: 0-6 A v Langney Sports, Sussex Senior Cup 2nd Round, 25 November 1995[76]
  • Record attendance: 2,174, FA Cup Round 2 Replay v Dagenham & Redbridge, 16 December 2015[77]
  • Best League Performance: Conference South, 4th (and losing play off finalists v Boreham Wood), 2014–15
  • Best Playing Record in a Season: 1951-52, Brighton & Hove District League Senior Division 1 Champions: P26, W24, D2, L0, F125, A30, Pts50 [4]
  • Most Goals in a Season: 127 (32 matches), 1961-62 season, Sussex County League Division 1 Champions[78]
  • Best FA Cup Performance: second round replay H v Dagenham & Redbridge, 16 December 2015[77]
  • Best FA Trophy Performance: second round replay A v Havant & Waterlooville, 16 December 2013 & second round H v Dulwich Hamlet, 14 January 2017
  • Best FA Vase Performance: semi-finals v Wroxham, 28 March (H) & 8 April 2010 (A). The away leg is a record attendance (1262) for Wroxham[79]

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External links

  • Official website
  • Whitehawk at the Football Club History Database
  • Whitehawk Ultras

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