Thursday, July 18, 2024

Sadness as East Thurrock United set to close

FOOTBALL fans in the east of the borough have been rocked by news that their team is to be shut down and will pull out of its league.

News that East Thurrock United is to fold ends a story more than 50 years in the making of a club that rose from mates playing games on a public park to a club that climbed to the second rank of the non-League game in England – with many glorious days and memorable matches along the way.

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  1. This is so sad 2 hear its big part of our community and lots of people left heartbroken the team mst b devastated my heart goes out 2 them but its defo true they have been strung along bout they will move 2 new grounds 4 a long time now and the people behind it all had no intention dnt know wot they expect when it’s sold 2 a high flying business man who has no interest in the football jst wants 2 build his empire its jst a shame its destroyed a big part of the community jst wld like 2 say big thank you 2 all the boys who have been part of the club over many yrs

  2. As a Southend supporter this sounds like a very, very familiar story. Businessman taking over a club with the sole interest in buying a ground, and nothing else.

  3. Very sad news . I went there with Cheshunt about 3 years back (Ambers won 4-3.) Lovely club and a nice clubhouse . What a waste of a good set up and devastating for the fans and volunteers. Hope they can bounce back quickly .

  4. This is such a sad loss to the community and especially for all the young boys and girls who have enjoyed watching East Thurrock or playing in their youth sides. As a founding member of the club I’m especially disappointed that the club has succumbed to what has been a common practice. This is yet another warning to all the volunteers who try and bring sporting facilities to the community, you always have to be looking over your shoulder.

  5. Watched the play off final against Dulwich and then some brilliant performances in the National South against teams with much bigger budgets and resources. Very sad to see them go


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