‘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.



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.


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.





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. 

Hull Relishing New Arundel Boss Role (12/07/2018)

Report courtesy of Lewis Mason – Littlehampton Gazette

Hull Relishing New Arundel Role

Simon Hull says his Arundel Football Club is nearing completion ahead of another season in the Southern Combination League Premier Division. Former assistant manager Hull switched roles with Richard Towers at the end of the previous campaign, seeing him become a boss at senior level for the first time. 

Hull has experience managing at youth and reserve standard but is relishing his big break at Mill Road. Mullets were one of the first teams to return for pre-season, getting back to work last month, and Hull has been busy bolstering his playing squad. Forward Ben Gray, who has a wealth of experience at SCFL Premier Division level, has agreed on a switch from relegated rivals Littlehampton Town. Midfielder Matt Noble, having previously worked with Hull at Wick, is now a Arundel player, while Ash Hawkes completes the trio to have joined over the summer so far. 

Hull has been dealt a double blow with Rob Loftingand Lewis Jenkins both leaving but the new Mullets boss is satisfied with the position they currently find themselves in. 

He said: “I’m just really looking forward to getting started. It’s a great opportunity for me at a great club with some great people. Ben (Gray) is a high calibre player who we are delighted to have here. Matt (Noble) will add that bit of experience our young squad was lacking last season and Ash (Hawkes) is an exciting talent looking to test himself at this level. 

 “We’re sorry to see Lewis (Jenkins) go and Rob (Lofting) for travel reasons. If players want to move on we won’t stand in their way.” Mullets’ first pre-season friendly at Sidlesham on Tuesday was called off as their pitch was deemed unplayable. 

Hull’s opening match as Arundel boss will now take place at Billingshurst on Saturday (3pm). 

Arundel are looking for opponents to play in a friendly on Tuesday (July 17). Anyone interested should contact vice-chairman Simon Butler on 077145 31367 or direct message the club on Twitter (@ArundelFC).

Read more at: https://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/sport/football/hull-relishing-new-arundel-role-1-8565198


Pre-Season Games so Far ……….

Pre-Season Games: 

Sat 14th July – Billingshurst FC 1 v 1 Arundel (Ash Hawkes)

Tue 17th July – Lingfield FC 2 v 1 Arundel (Jake Jephson)

Sat 21st July – Sutton Common Rovers 2 v 1 Arundel (Nathan Foster)

Tue 24th July – Arundel 2 v 4 Wick FC  (Jordan Dudas, Ash Hawkes)

Sat 28th July – Paulsgrove FC (H) - Double-Header

We Are Sad To Announce The Passing Of *Peter Wells*

The club are really sad to announce the passing of Peter Wells after a long illness 

Peter was a life Vice President of the club and a true gentleman and a top sportsman. 

Peter served the club in many ways over a very long period of time.

Our thoughts are with Penny this wife and their children Gavin and Alison, as well as other family and friends at this very sad time.

The funeral arrangements are as follows - Worthing Crematorium   Thursday 28 June 3pm then Arundel FC

RIP Pete X