End of an era for Rye United football club

CONNORS Brighton 01273 486851 'Picture by Darren Cool'SOUTHERN WATER HELP RYE FOOTBALL CLUB OUT WITH CHANGING ROOMS AFTER A ARSONIST STRUCK.'AMBER RUDD MP AND RYE FC CHAIRMAN CLIVE TAYLOR BEFORE THE FIRST GAME BACK ON THEIR HOME PITCH. SUS-140110-141414001
CONNORS Brighton 01273 486851 'Picture by Darren Cool'SOUTHERN WATER HELP RYE FOOTBALL CLUB OUT WITH CHANGING ROOMS AFTER A ARSONIST STRUCK.'AMBER RUDD MP AND RYE FC CHAIRMAN CLIVE TAYLOR BEFORE THE FIRST GAME BACK ON THEIR HOME PITCH. SUS-140110-141414001

Football in Rye may be consigned to history after 76 years following Rye United being dissolved.

Rye United chairman Clive Taylor said Rother Council had taken surrender of the lease for the club building on the Salts.

He said: “There is no more football club.

“The saddest part for me is that no-one in Rye seems to care.

“Nobody stepped forward to help us - we had no alternative. I am gutted the club is no longer there.”

Rye United were formed in 1938 and a few years ago hit the headlines when they reached the quarter finals of the national FA Vase competition.

The club withdrew from the Sussex County League following a meeting in March.