We are Eastbourne's leading football club currently playing in the Vanarama Conference South, which is the sixth tier of English football - two divisions off of the Football League. It is our ambition to become the first football club in the history of the town to play in the Football League.
We were the first football club in the country to become a Community Interest Company. Whilst we operate a business, the community ethos runs through everything we do. We are reliant upon a loyal band of volunteers for our success and always welcome offers of help or support from others. We would love to speak to anyone who has an interest in football or the local community who would like to be part of a thriving Club and help it achieve the ambitions we have for it.
In addition to our community objectives, we strive for success on the pitch....
Our ground is situated at the Priory Lane Stadium, off Priory Road, Langney, on the eastern edge of Eastbourne. We are less than a mile from Sovereign Harbour. The first team, academy, and under 18s all train and play at Priory Lane,
The first team manager is former Southampton midfielder Tommy Widdrington. His sides play attractive attacking football and his ambitions match our own.
Tommy Widdrington EBFC
Our Club was founded in 1964 as Langney FC. It is an FA Chartered Standard Community club affiliated to the Sussex County Football Association. You can read more about our meteoric rise through the Leagues here
Sporting and Social Facilities
Our ground has undergone extensive redevelopment over the years to bring it up to Conference standard.
EBFC's capacity crowd is 4,151. It is the only non-League ground in Sussex to be covered on all four sides.
Significant further investment has gone into the pitch itself and the surrounding outside pitches, courtesy of a grant from the Football Foundation. As a consequence, we seldom lose a match to the weather, unlike many other non-league clubs. You can find out more about our facilities here.
EBFC has hosted the Sussex Senior Cup final and an international football tournament.
We are able to offer corporate hospitality in our Legends Lounge or in one of our Executive Boxes. This is a great yet cost effective way of entertaining clients or treating your staff. Please go to our commercial pages to find out more.
Our large social facilities with two lounges and bar facilities are well patronised by the local community for receptions, parties, weddings etc.
As a Community Interest Company we have close links with the local population and have a variety of function rooms which are available to hire for parties and other events which are very popular amongst the local community. We also house the Owlets Nursery, Langney Sports Indoor Bowls Club and Eastbourne Archers on our site.
REMEMBER this is YOUR TOWN - YOUR CLUB. We look forward to your support.