Eastbourne Borough's first 'Open Day' proved to be a huge hit with fans, players, management and club alike.
In excess of 300 people flowed through the Priory Lane gates to feel the 'Eastbourne Borough' experience. Supporters and sponsors watched a full training session, toured behind the scenes and discused the club with current volunteers and committee members., chatted with local MP Stephen Lloyd, and one lucky fan won a new shirt in the raffle.
After the football they were free to mingle with players and take photo's of the squad in the new 'Red & Navy' 2012/2013 playing kit and then packed 'The Sports' bar for an open and frank Q&A with Tommy Widdrington, Alan Kimble and Football Chairman Len Smith.
Widdrington commented on Sunday morning "What a fantastic day. We hoped to give everyone a behind the scenes view of what goes on at their club. A chance to see the spirit in the camp and how we work in training. I would just like to thank all who made the day go so well. Not only the volunteers who do so much day to day and on match days who again gave up their time for the club but also to all those visitors who attended and contributed to the overall vibe. It is, as i said in the Q&A, the fans club so it was great to see so many turn up and get involved on the day. I would like to think, and it is our intention, that this event becomes an annual event, and we will look to build and make it bigger and better for everyone involved.
In the event boss Widdrington revealed that James Walker had joined Boro for the 2012/2013 season with Ellis Remy departing Priory Lane for personal, not football, reasons.