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)

Hunston FC

*Boiler Cost Assistance Required*


As some of you may recall a couple of weeks ago we had some serious boiler trouble, that has resulted in the club having to pay a huge 4.5K excluding VAT to replace it. If there is anyone out there, that could help contribute in some way either financially of by doing a little fund raising the club will be greatly indebted.

If you would like to help out or contribute in anyway or would like further information, please contact Bob Marchant (Chairman) or myself Simon Butler (Vice Chairman) Mobile - 07714531367. Thank for your time regarding reading this article and we look forward to hearing from you.