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Cup buzz in Bearsted

Hear from three key figures at Bearsted FC as they prepare for Emirates FA Cup bow

Friday 04 Aug 2017

Having been formed in 1895, Bearsted FC will be one of the oldest clubs involved in this season’s Emirates FA Cup.

Based in Kent, the Bears will finally make their debut in the competition on Saturday after many years of building and developing behind the scenes to bring them to this level.

Eastbourne Town v Bearsted
  • The Emirates FA Cup
  • Extra preliminary round
  • 3pm, Saturday 5 August 2017
  • The Saffrons, Eastbourne Town FC
  • Winners receive £1500

Their historic first draw in the competition saw them rewarded with a trip to Eastbourne Town in the extra preliminary round.

And it’s proving to be an exciting week at the club, who maintain a firm place in the community and have high ambitions to continue developing their own local talent for the future.

Ahead of their trip to the Sussex coast, three key figures at the club explain their roles and joy at being involved.

By FA Staff