Sittingbourne FC News Archive (Please note that this archive is being rebuilt after web problems)
New Manager: Aslan’s replacement is Chris Lynch who is currently Head of Youth Development at Dover FC Youth Section, where he is held in high regard having built the highly successful Youth Development Program. Chris impressed the committee with his knowledge and vision for the club. Chris is a qualified UEFA & FA Licensed coach who began his career at Dover/Whitstable and in his time with them represented Kent. He had trials with Luton in 1996 and then went on to Watford under Graham Taylor 3 years later. Both Manchester United and Aston Villa showed keen interest in Chris throughout the 90's, however a serious accident put paid to his playing career. Although having previous managerial experience, this is Chris’s first managerial position at this level.
Following a Board meeting of Sittingbourne Football Club, manager, Aslan Odev, offered his resignation and this was accepted.
Sittingbourne Football Club would like to put on record their appreciation for all the hard work he has done during his time with us.
Secretary, John Pitts, said that Aslan is a good coach and a pleasure to work with. He worked tirelessly to improve results.
The club wishes Aslan good luck in the future.
Player movements: Henry Woods and Danny Devine's loan from Gillingham has been extended. David Smith's loan is at an end. Ira Jackson, Bola Dawodu and Dan Parkinson have all left. We would like to thank them for their efforts this season.
The winner of the goal of month for November / December was Ira Jackson!
The goals that were scored can be seen below (Videos by Alex Biggs):
Sittingbourne FC was very sorry to learn that one of our ex players, Peter Overton, has passed away at the age of just 43. We send condolences to his family and friends. Peter played for a number of Kent clubs including Tonbridge Angels and Maidstone Utd. A link to a game that Peter played for is HERE, and another in which he scored the only goal is HERE.
The first bridge motorway sign erected with thanks to Quinn Estates
This one is between Sittingbourne and Faversham, more to follow
Our president Allan Crowshaw has passed away on the 3rd November 2018 at the age of 86. We send our condolences to his family and Friends. Allan was a fervent supporter of Sittingbourne FC often helping out whether it was painting for us or paying some of the officials expenses out of his own pocket. A minutes silence for Allan was held at our game away to Hythe Town. Allan had a distinguished Football league career in the 1950's having played for West Bromwich Albion, Derby County and Millwall. He also played for Dartford FC. More about Allan HERE.
Allans funeral was held at Bobbing Crematorium on Thursday 22nd November. As well as his family there were in attendance representatives of Sittingbourne FC, and the Isthmian League.
We now have an official instagram site. Well worth a look! Find it at
Thanks for the memory Harry Brooks! Harry leaves us to pursue opportunities in Australia. Tony Rickson conducted a questions and answer session and you can see the results HERE (Tony is on the left!!)
We are sorry to hear that Ernie Bateman has passed away at the age of 89. Ernie was born on the 5 April 1929 in Hemel Hempstead and played in the football league as a centre half for Watford. He joined the club from Hemel Hempstead in 1952 and made 52 league appearances in the 1955–56 and 1956–57 seasons, before returning to non-league football with Sittingbourne. We send our deepest condolences to his family.
August Goal of the month contenders. Video compilation by Alex Biggs
Bostik League Fixtures have been released and our fixtures are now on our website, and can be printed HERE
OFFICIAL! We are now twinned with Danish Division 1 side Fremad Amager, supporters club, The Blue & White Angels.. More HERE
The Emirates FA Cup and Buildbase FA Trophy early ties have been announced.
In the Emirates FA Cup preliminary round we play Bearsted or Chichester City at home, tie to be played Saturday 25th August.
A link to the full Emirates FA cup extra Preliminary round and preliminary round ties can be found HERE.
In the Buildbase FA Trophy Preliminary Round we have a Swale derby, away to Faversham Town - tie to be played Saturday 13th October.
A link to the full extra preliminary and preliminary round draws is HERE
Wembley Stadium Lights Up for Sittingbourne Football Club!, Click the pic for the full Time Lapse.
The FA have issued details of who we play next season (subject to appeal) You can find them here http://www.thefa.com/news/2018/may/10/nls-steps-1-4-2018-19-season-100518 We will be in the Isthmian (Bostik) League South East. We welcome Haywards Heath, Sevenoaks Town, Three Bridges, and Whitstable Town in our league. We say goodbye to Molesey, Chipstead, and South Park. Relegated Tooting & Mitcham Utd will be in Isthmian League South Central.
Have you won Mays' £100 Sittingbourne FC Lottery Prize. Find out HERE
Final Match of the season: Hastings United 1 Sittingbourne 2, great way to end a season! Report and Pics are HERE.
Congratulations to our under 12's for winning the Express Cabs Maidstone Primary League U 12 Cup Final. More HERE
The First Team presentation event was held after the Carshalton game. Winners and Pics are HERE
Sittingbourne 3 Carshalton Athletic 1. Sittingbourne end Carshalton's winning run. Full match pack (Report, Pics, and Match day prgramme) is HERE.
Sittingbourne FC are pleased to say that Aslan Odev has been appointed as their first Team manager for season 2018-19. Aslan was told of this before the great performance against the league leaders!
Thanks to KFC Halle St Martinus Youth from Belgium for providing international opposition for our U18 side. Sittingbourne were a goal down at half time, but came back to win 5-1 in front of 163.
Match preview of Sittingbourne v Carshalton Athletic is HERE
Sittingbourne 2 Thamesmead Town 2. Report and Pics are HERE
Match preview of Sittingbourne v Thamesmead Town is HERE
Change of Match date: South Park Away, was Tuesday 20th March - Now Thursday 22nd March.
Find out who has won our monthly lottery prize of £100 HERE
Latest Score: Sittingbourne 2 Ramsgate 3, CLICK HERE
A preview of our match against Ramsgate is here CLICK HERE
Corinthian-Casuals 3 Sittingbourne 1. Report CLICK HERE
A Snowy Woodstock - Tuesday 27th February.
Photographs by Ken Medwyn
We are pleased to announce that Ian Varley has been appointed as Assistant Manager.
Corinthian-Casuals v Sittingbourne - Match Preview CLICK HERE
Sittingbourne 1 East Grinstead Town 2. Injury Time goal wins it for the Wasps..Click for Report
Meet the Manager, Tony Rickson interviews Aslan Odev CLICK HERE
Rearranged Fixture: Home to Walton Casuals is now Tuesday 13th March, KO 7.45PM
Under 18's draw. Ramsgate U18 1 Sittingbourne U18 1 Video/ Pics CLICK HERE
Tony Rickson previews Saturdays home game v Walton Casuals " Weather permitting, Aslan Odev will manage Sittingbourne for the first time this Saturday when promotion-chasing Walton Casuals are due to visit Woodstock." CLICK HERE FOR MORE
Hear our chairman speaking to Jon Phipps and Matt Gerrard of the Kent Non League Podcasts CLICK HERE
The postponed away game at South Park has been rearranged for 20th March and the Ramsgate home game has been rearranged to 6th March.
MATCH POSTPONED - SITTINGBOURNE V RAMSGATE IS POSTPONED - DANGEROUS SOFT AREA
Tony Rickson previews Tuesday's match at home to Ramsgate. "Instead of starting in the comparative obscurity of an away game at South Park, Aslan Odev will kick off his career as Sittingbourne interim manager with a home Kent derby."......CLICK HERE FOR MORE
We are pleased to announce that Kane Rowland has now signed a contract to the end of the season.
Team News (Updated): Aslan has made his first two signing, 21 year old left side defender Fabrice Blewordah who has played in Sweden for IF Elfsborg, and Muhammed Otuyo who is a goalkeeper.
Maurice Dunk on BRFM. Listen to Sittingbourne Chairman Maurice Dunk being interviewed by BRFM's Peter Finch about the mangerial change at the club. CLICK HERE
Tony Rickson previews Saturday's match away to South Park. "Away to South Park was one of Sittingbourne’s most memorable games of last season – even though it ended in a rather tame 2-0 defeat.And this season’s match promises to be equally memorable, as it’s the first game for Aslan Odev as the club’s new interim manager".......CLICK HERE FOR MORE
Aslan Odev has been appointed interim manager following Nick Davis's departure. Aslan is a chief coach with Soccer elite and has been a member of Nick's coaching staff for a short while. Aslan takes charge of training on Thursday and his first match in charge will be on Saturday when Sittingbourne are away to South Park. Aslan is a local man, coming from the Isle of Sheppey.