Richard Towers – From The Bench – The Season So Far

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Richard Towers is looking for his Arundel Football Club squad to build on the momentum from a fine end to 2017. Mullets won three of the final five Southern Combination League Premier Division games last year - a run which saw them climb off the bottom and into 16th.

Arundel were due to have the chance to continue their fine form with a league clash at place-below rivals Worthing United on Saturday. However, a waterlogged pitch meant the match was postponed.

Towers admits an unsettled squad played a major part in Mullets’ poor start but believes young talent brought in over the past few months has helped. Arundel manager Towers stepped down back in September - only to reverse his decision and rejoin the club less than a week later. Results started to pick up towards the end of the year and Towers hopes they start 2018 well at home to AFC Uckfield Town on Saturday.

He said: “It was a tough start to the season but we’ve started to pick up now. All along I’ve believed we’re good enough to be in and around the mid-table, which recent results have shown. “The young players that have joined as the season has gone on are continuing to learn and adapt to this level. It was always going to take time for the squad to gel but now I think we are growing as a team. “We’ve worked hard to move up the table, it’s about capitalising and making the most of the position we’ve got ourselves in.” Towers has further bolstered his squad with the addition of winger Jake Ebbling from rivals Wick.

Mullets manager Towers worked with Ebbling during his time at Crabtree Park and believes he’ll be a good addition. He added: “Jake will be a good addition in more ways than one. He someone who enjoys the coaching side, so we’ll look to get him more involved in training. “With such a young squad, I don’t think you can ever have too many coaches, so we’ll look to get him involved helping the younger players. “Jake will add a little bit of experience on the playing side of things as well.

“I’ve been really pleased with how we’ve done over the last month or so and the aim is to continue that now. It’s about making sure the younger members of the squad keep up the good levels


Micky Peters Sadly Passes Away.*Funeral & Wake Details Now Added*

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Arundel Fc would like to acknowledge the very sad loss of Micky Peters over the Christmas period. 

Micky will always be remembered at Arundel for his outstanding services to the club as a Player, Manager, Chairman and President in the past.

The club sends it's sincere condolences to Micky's family and friends at this very sad time. 

The funeral details are as follows - Those wishing to attend the funeral, it is Friday 19th January (10am) at 'The Downs' Crematorium, Brighton 

Everyone is invited and welcome to join in, to raise a glass in the celebration of Micky's life after the ceremony.  VENUEThe Downs Hotel,Warren Road, Woodingdean, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 6BB


‘Scott Tipper’ hangs up his boots 11/11/2017

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After 11 fantastic years service to Arundel FC, Scott Tipper has decided to hang-up his boots and spend more time with his young family. Scott ‘Tipps’ has always shown a superb attitude and has captained the side on many occasions, as well as scoring endless amounts of goals, and has picking up a fair share of club trophies over the years he's been at the club.

Everyone at the club sends Scott and his family there very best wishes and look forward to seeing him from time to time up the club watching Arundel play.

You will be greatly missed by us all BIG man.

Arundel appoint Simon Hull as the new 1st team number two

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Simon Hull, who has joined a team with just one win in all competitions so far this season, admitted the draw of a role within the senior game was too good to turn down. Richard Towers first met his new assistant during his time at Wick when Hull oversaw the under-18 team at Crabtree Park.

He was most recently under-21 manager of Wick, before deciding to become number two at Arundel. The 40-year-old knows the size of task facing both he and Towers but has every confidence they’ll turn things around.

He said: “I’ve been involved in age group management for a period but when this opportunity came up I felt it was too good to refuse. “I knew Richard from his time at Wick and in the past two jobs he’s kept teams up. He came in at Wick and turned things around, then kept Arundel up last season after coming in at Christmas. “The current Arundel team is new to me but I’ve enjoyed my short time with the team.”

Richard Towers steps down as Mullets manager

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Report courtesy of Lewis Mason 'Littlehampton Gazette' 

Richard Towers has resigned as manager of Arundel Football Club after eight months back at the club. Towers, who took charge for a second spell at the club in January, has seen his side struggle for form this season. A 4-0 home defeat at the hands of Southern Counties East Premier Division outfit Lordswood in an FA Vase first round qualifying clash on Saturday was a ninth loss in ten matches in all competitions this campaign.

Towers did a superb job guiding Mullets to Southern Combination League Premier Division safety last term but that form has not been replicated in a first full season back in charge of Mullets. Asa Nicholson and Lloyd Walker both left over the summer, while goalkeeper James Fernandes has been unavailable through work commitments. Several injuries has left the squad thin on the ground and Towers feels now is the right time to walk away.

He said: “Coming back last season was great and keeping Arundel up was brilliant. We lost our spine over the summer, which has made things tough this season. “I just feel now is the right time to walk away. It gives the club a chance to get someone new in and turn things around. “In terms of contacts, I can’t call on as many players as I used to be able to. A lot of the players I know are getting older now.

“I really enjoyed coming back here last season but it’s been a real struggle this term. “Lewis (Jenkins), Harry (Russell) and Scott (Tipper) have all spent time on the sidelines and they have been big misses for us. “I’m sure the club will get the right person in to replace me, who will have his contacts and get the team back on track.”

Mullets vice-chairman Simon Butler was quick to thank Towers for his efforts and said: “Myself, Bob (Marchant; Arundel chairman) and other committee members would like to thank Richard for everything he has done here. "He did a great job keeping us up last season but a number of factors have made things difficult for him. Richard is an honest guy and was first to admit his player pull is thinning out and the game is changing now.” Arundel hope to have a new manager in place as soon as possible.

Read more at: http://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/sport/football/towers-steps-down-as-mullets-manager-1-8146940

2017-18 FA Cup & FA Vase Draws

THE EMIRATES FA CUP EXTRA PRELIMINARY ROUND (SATURDAY 5th AUGUST 2017)

​Home to Pagham FC 3pm Kick Off 

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THE BUILDBASE FA VASE
FIRST ROUND QUALIFYING (SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 2017) 

Home to Lordwood FC 3pm Kick Off 

Arundel FC Players Awards 2016-17

1st Team Awards 

(Below) Managers Player Of The Year 

​Asa Nicholson 

(Below) Players Player Of The Year

​Lewis Jenkins

(Below) Young Player Of The Year & Top Goal Scorer

& Goal Of The Season 

Harry Russell​

(Below) Supporters Player Of The Year​

James Fernandes ​

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Reserve Team Awards

(Below) Managers Player Of The Year

Jordan Jones

(Below) Players Player Of The Year

​Jack Kates

(Below) Top Goal Scorer

Luke Richards​

​(Below) Goal Of The Season

​Pete Butt

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All Of Our Award Winners 

Bob Marchant (Chairman) Pictured Above Presenting The Awards

2017-18 Pre-Season Friendlies



Arundel FC Pre-Season Fixtures 2017-18

1st Team & Reserve Teams (Date Order)

Saturday 15th July - Lewes FC  (Home) 3pm (1st Team)

Result - Arundel 0 Lewes FC 3 

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Saturday 22nd July - AFC Porchester (Away)

Result - AFC Porchester 4 Arundel 0 

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Tuesday 25th July - Petersfield Town FC (Home) 7.45pm

 Result - Arundel 3 Petersfield Town 3 (Jarvis, Dudas 2)

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Saturday 29th July - AFC Stoneham (Away) (3pm KO)

Result - AFC Stoneham 2 Arundel 1 (Jarvis - Pen)

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Tuesday 1st August ​- Midhurst and Easebourne FC (Home) 7.30pm

Result - Arundel 3 Midhurst & Easebourne 2 (Amoo 2, Russell)

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