Arundel FC Welcome Stephen Braybrook & Joss Parsons to the Club

Welcome to both Stephen and Joss, two great additions to the club. Below is a little bit about what they are going to bring to our club......

                               Stephen Braybrook

Stephen Braybrook; (aka) The Movement Man, is the author of The Evolution of Biomechanics, host of The Musings with The Movement Man Podcast and the creator and founder of Brain-Move. 

Stephen is a highly qualified teacher who lectures and presents throughout the UK, overseas and online, as well as teaching the Sport, Exercise and Health Degree at Worthing College.

Stephen has extensive experience within sports movement and sports performance, with a particular passion for football. He is highly qualified in all aspects of movement, with qualifications ranging from a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science, an MSc in Biomechanics, through to qualifications in human behaviour, human movement and rehabilitation.  

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                                      Joss Parsons

Experienced senior coach working for Brighton & Hove Albion FC.

Highly respected and motivated coach based in Sussex.  Joss has come on board with the Intention of helping to improve and develop our players and help push the team forward.



The ‘BOSS’ Has His Say About The Christmas Period 19/12/18

Article courtesy of the 'Littlehampton Gazette' Thank you

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Arundel Football Club boss targeting maximum points over Christmas period Simon Hull

 Arundel manager Simon Hullis targeting maximum points over Christmas, as the Mullets look to put their recent poor run of form behind them. 

 Hull’s side have suffered defeat in four of their last five matches, which included a 7-3 thrashing at Loxwood in late November. Despite their current form, Hull believes that his side are continuing to improve following a 1-1 draw at Langney Wanderers last time out. He said: “All is well” we had to travel to Langney last Tuesday and were very good. “We should have picked up three points.” 

 The Mullets have a testing list of festive fixtures to come, with a trip to Crawley Down Gatwick on Saturday followed by the visit of East Preston to Mill Road on Boxing Day. 

 Arundel will also hope that the weather remains kind to them, after seeing their fixture away to Newhaven postponed earlier this month after a pitch inspection. With his side just two points above the relegation zone, Hull was well aware that Arundel cannot afford to drop crucial points. 

 He said: “The time has given us a chance to work on certain areas, we head to Crawley Down Gatwick on Saturday, that will be a good test for us. We see it as an opportunity to back up Tuesday night’s performance.” 

 Hull will also welcome the return of several key players from injury, ahead of their upcoming fixtures. “We are delighted to welcome back a few important players to these key games over the Christmas period. “We’ll be going for maximum points.” 

 

Read more at: https://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/sport/football/arundel-football-club-boss-targeting-maximum-points-over-christmas-period-1-8744767

The Club Says a Sad Goodbye To ‘Steve Tipper’

Everyone Arundel FC would like to send there sincere condolences at this sad time to Scott Tipper (Player), his mum Debbie, and all the family, on the very sad passing of Scott’s dad Steve.

Steve was a larger than life character and a regular at the club for many years. He will be greatly missed, both pitch-side and in the clubhouse. 

Steve’s funeral arrangements for all of those who would like to attend are as follows. 

The Service will commence at 10.20am on Tuesday 18th December at Worthing Crematorium, Horsham Road, Worthing, BN14 0RQ.

The family have also invited all family and friends back to Arundel FC to raise a glass to celebrate Steve's life after the service.


‘Club Captain – Jordan Dudas’ Review of The Season So Far (October 2018)

Thoughts of how the season has gone as we are ¼ of the way through the league campaign.

This season has opened my eyes to how a young team of all fairly new player have pulled together and knitted as a team and mates on and off the pitch. We have had some great highs as a team during our cup run, but also some lows where we have just missed out of a few wins which could put us up near the top of the table. In summary I think the season is going very well and we are getting close to being where we need to be and deserve to be with the talent we have. Can’t wait to see what happens for the rest of the season when we get some consistency and a run going!

 

​Thoughts on the new additions.

The new additions have been key this year in every way. Freshened up the look and dynamic of the team both on and off the pitch creating more competition and also cover across all positions which is a luxury we haven’t had at the club for a while! More importantly it is keeping the lads on their toes, (even me) as new lads have recently just joined and have made an instant impact!

 

Morale of the camp.

Very positive, we are a close-knit group and stick together both on and off the pitch which is fantastic. I think the boys are starting to realise the potential we could have if we sharpen up on our conduct on the pitch and keep the consistency going! Even on our lower days we stick together and pick ourselves up thanks to certain members of the team …!

 

 Highlights so far

Our cup game against Chertsey Town at Mill Road was a massive high, our third game in and we just smashed it, as a team we were outstanding, absolute credit to all the boys that day who did the club proud.

 

Disappointments

It would sound like there has been more disappointments, but I think that’s me as a person always wanting the best! Our conduct and the amount of suspensions we have picked up has been disappointing and caused us a little bit of disjointedness so far which I think has affected us not converting the draws into wins! Also how we have performed in the local cups, I think as a team we are disappointed as we could have gone far or even all the way in one of these which would have been great for the club!

 

​Hopes for the rest of the season

As our cup runs are over, all focus is on the league now, which is good in a way! I genuinely think if we all stick together and continue to perform and the mentality remains we will push up the table and aim for the top 6! I really hope we can keep all the boys together as both on and off the pitch we stick together as a family which I hope will help us drive on this season through whatever happens

 

Anything else you want to add.

I want to personally thank the gaffa for all his efforts this year on getting new faces into the club! A lot of work has gone in here which we all hope will pay off. Also thank you to the Chairman and all the committee for the ongoing support and commitment to the club with preparing the club at the start of the year and the ongoing maintenance and refurbishment at the club to help continue the great family feel of the club which we all love to play for! I will personally get onto the lads to try and reduce the amount of suspensions we are getting this year.

UP THE MULLETS!!

The Boss – View From The Bench 24/08/18

Hi Everyone

There is undoubtedly a buzz around the club at the minute. We have had a solid if not spectacular start to the season. It’s a young side we have assembled at Arundel with new faces coming into the club and a new playing philosophy has been impressed on the players.

The response from the players has been very positive, but undoubtedly it is a work in progress and will take time.

I think that was exposed on Tuesday evening which culminated in our poorest performance of the season losing 3-1at home to Hassocks.  We need to stay patient and focused as a group and club and I’m sure we will continue to develop and grow.

 I hope that defeat has sharpened the minds of the squad and I expect a reaction on Saturday in our FA Cup Prelim tie at home to division higher opponents Herne Bay.  We certainly need to.

The FA Cup lifts everyone, the history and nostalgure of the greatest Cup competition in the world and being part of it is very special. Of course the financial gains are really important for our club and most welcome.

I really hope we can generate a lot of local interest and the town of Arundel get down to support the lads on Saturday afternoon at Mill Road.

We are comfortable in our position as underdogs, not many people outside the club would fancy us getting a result on Saturday.

I had Herne Bay watched last week and the information fed back through a couple of good contacts of mine was how comfortable Herne Bay are in possession of the ball.  They are a young side who play the right way. 

The players here at Arundel and I, are really looking forward to the challenge on Saturday and will fully embrace it.

Enjoy the game.


Simon

 

   

 

Arundel FC’s *Liam Brady* makes FA Cup History

Sussex footballer makes FA Cup history on senior debut

Report courtesy of Lewis Mason‘Littlehampton Gazette’

 

Young gun Liam Brady made his own piece of FA Cup history over the weekend.

Liam Brady, 16, got the opener to become the first player born in the 21st century – after December, 31 2000 – to net in English football’s oldest cup competition as Arundel ran out 4-1 winners over Combined Counties Premier Division Chertsey Town FC at Mill Road on Saturday.

The young debutant, dual-signed with Bostik League Premier Division Bognor, was forced off at half-time after picking up a knock before Harry Russell struck twice and Ben Gray netted in the second half to ensure Mullets’ progress.

Arundel secured £2,250 in prize money for the victory and have been rewarded with a home tie against division-higher Bostik League South East Herne BayFC in the preliminary round on Saturday week.

Liam Brady, appearing in the FA Cup for the first time, said it was a day he’d never forget.

He said: “It’s brilliant to have made my own bit of history in the FA Cup, it felt good getting the goal. I took a bit of a knock and had to come off at half-time but I was pleased the team went on to win the game.

Simon Hull; (Arundel manager) has shown great faith in me and given me chances, I was just happy to get a goal for the team.

“I’m dual-signed with Bognor and train with them and Arundel each week. My family were really proud, my mum was at the game and saw me get my goal.

“It’ll be a tough test in the next round against Herne Bay but it’s a game that myself and the squad are really looking forward to.”

Mullets manager Simon Hull has been tracking Brady for a couple of years and had no hesitation handing him his competitive debut in the FA Cup. Hull’sdecision paid dividends as the Tangmere-based talent got the opener to set Arundel on their way to an FA Cup win.

Hull said: “Liam is a winner and someone I have watched for a couple of years during his days with the youth teams at Barnham Trojans.

“I gave him a chance in our pre-season friendly against Paulsgrove FC, he impressed there, so was deserving of his place in the team for our FA Cup game.

“He’s a winner, a real talent technically and battles for everything on the field.

Liam is dual-singed with Bognor, a really promising talent, what we can offer him is senior football now which will hopefully benefit him in the long run.”

 

 

Ex Mullets Manager ‘Steve Johnson’ Passes Away

Arundel Fc are sad to announce that ex- manager 'Steve Johnson' has passed away aged only 61.

Steve was one of footballs true characters, and with good football contacts at professional level, he was able to have a good crop of quality players at his disposal. Steve was manager when Arundel won he ‘John O'Hara League Cup’ in 2003-04.

He will be sadly missed by the many friends he made during his management days, and our condolences go out to his family at this very sad time. RIP: Steve.