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The OBAFC was formed in 1996 and has been playing in the Sussex Sunday League ever since. The club has had much success over the years including 2 cup victories and numerous promotions. We currently play in the Intermediate Division of the League (the second tier of 10 divisions) after 2 seasons in the Premier. Over the last 12 years the backbone of the club has made up of the same group of players, however things cannot go on forever, and a combination of marriages, births, emigrations, and age related injuries mean that we are struggling to field a team and the club is in danger of folding.
The friendships are as important as the football, and so we are looking for a group of enthusiastic footballers (and don’t worry if you are not all OBs) that we can hand the baton on to, and who will inject some youth into the club and ensure its survival. Some of our players will no doubt wish to continue to offer their assistance to you on the field (and off it if you wish), but we need a new backbone.
For us, the club has not only been a medium to enjoy playing an excellent level of football, but a catalyst for enjoyment and laughter, and it has forged the strongest of friendships which will endure long after we have all stopped playing football. We have toured Madrid, and Lisbon, played international fixtures, and been sponsored by local businesses. It would be a tragic shame if the club were to fade away.
If you are at all interested in taking over, simply want to play for us, or if you would like to know anything more about the club then please get in touch with David Lawrence (07776 158633) or Ryan Heal (07852 285238).