Getting to know: FC Clacton

Previously here at ‘Climbing The Ladder’ we had a feature where we discussed the pro’s and con’s of non-league clubs installing artificial surfaces instead of the traditional grass pitches. A club that has taken this plunge is FC Clacton.

Alongside this the club are installing new floodlights, perimeter fencing and spectator hard standing, the £600,000 is being called a “community facility” by the club meaning that its likely that all Clacton junior sides will play on the surface and furthermore it will be available for others in the community.

With the original Clacton Town being founded in 1897 the history of football in Clacton is a long one, celebrating 125 years only a couple of years ago, however it has not been an easy road with the club folding twice, the current FC Clacton was reformed in 1913 under the name Clacton Town, becoming FC Clacton in 2007 when the club decided to become a community interest company.

This means the profits the club makes and the assets it holds must be used for the public good, again highlighting just how commited the club are to their community.

Currently sat in sixth in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division, Clacton or ‘The Seasiders’ host their games at the Rush Green Bowl in Clacton, the Seasiders have resided in their home of the last twenty-seven years with continual pitch problems due to poor drainage therefore making it even better news that the all-weather pitch will be installed come the summer time.

This season has seen that as FC Clacton the club has had it’s best ever season, with a game to spare. So from everyone here at ClimbingTheLadder we’d just like to wish everyone at Clacton FC all the best for next season and we hope you improve again.


Author: Alex Scott

Currently doing as much freelance journalism work as possible. Avid football fan and player currently at Penrith Academy.

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