Crowborough Athletic - Community Stadium
Crowborough Athletic Football Club
Crowborough Community Stadium
Fermor Road, Aldervale Cottages
BRIEF HISTORY/FACTS ABOUT THE CROWS:
Crowborough Athletic Football Club were formed in 1894. They played in the local leagues in the Tunbridge Wells area until the late 70's, when they joined the Sussex County League. In the early 50's, the club settled in their new home of Alderbrook Recreation Ground which is now known as the Community Stadium. Since the early 50's, they have won the Mid-Sussex Senior Charity Cup twice in 1952 and 1954. In 1977-78, the club won the Division Two Cup in the Sussex County League and remained in Division Two until relegation to Division Three in 1983-84. The club were promoted back to Division Two in 1986-87 and in 1992-93, the club were promoted to Division One after title rivals Stamco only needing a point to win the title and were promoted. They then remained in Division One until 1996 when they finished bottom and were relegated back into Division Two. Relegations and promotions occurred from then onwards, the club were promoted to Isthmian Division One South in 2008. However, after the majority of the team left following the withdrawal of financial support from a major benefactor, the club finished bottom in their 1st season and were relegated back to the Sussex County League. In 2014, the club transferred to the Southern Counties League and became members of the Premier Division in 2016 when the league gained a Second Division.
Crowborough Athletic 3-1 Bearsted
Tuesday 9th October 2018
Southern Counties East Football League
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Crowborough Athletic have been playing at now what is called The Community Stadium since the early 50's. The club did briefly groundshare at Maidstone United's Gallagher Stadium before moving back to the Community Stadium. The ground holds 2,000 with about 150 seats on the side of the pitch. Crowborough train station is the nearest to the ground although hearing it's about a 30 minute walk to the ground. Luckily I got a lift to Crowborough when I went so I wouldn't know usually!