Hastings United Sports & Social Club, The Firs, Doors open 7pm
All Hastings United supporters are invited to what promises to be an enjoyable and lively Fan
Forum on 6th July at 7.30pm (Doors open 7pm).
The forum takes place at an exciting time for the club, so there should be plenty to talk about.
Having twice topped the table when seasons were cancelled due to the Covid pandemic, last
season saw United achieve a dramatic promotion from the Isthmian League South-East Division.
After manager Chris Agutter left in November, new boss Gary Elphick led the team on a superb
thirteen-game unbeaten run which saw them rise from outside the playoff places to clinch the
league title with three games to spare. More than a thousand fans were at the Continental Pilot
Field to see the trophy lifted on the final day, as four-figure attendances became a regular
occurrence at the stadium.
Gary Elphick will be on the panel at the forum along with team captain Jack Dixon to look back on
that triumphant season and ahead to what should be a fascinating campaign in the Isthmian
League Premier Division, with chairman Billy Wood already making it quite clear that his sights are
set on further promotions sooner rather than later.
Completing the panel will be coaches Andrew Brown and Ben Cornelius. As well as being involved
with the first team – Brown was briefly caretaker manager after Agutter departed – they’re a huge
part of the club’s outstanding youth development programme at under-18 and under-23 level.
With several young players breaking through into the first team, and some of them quickly
becoming regulars, the under-23s demonstrated their potential by claiming an excellent league
and cup double last season.
The event is hosted by the Hastings United Independent Supporters Club and takes place at the
Hastings United Sports and Social Club on Elphinstone Road.
The social club bar will be open during the evening and we are hoping to livestream this fantastic event.