New name, new start - and it's a positive launch for Battle Town

Pre-season friendlies brought a bundle of goals and lots of excitement as BattleTown’s three adult teams prepared for the 2020-21 campaign.

Friday, 11th September 2020, 3:00 pm
The league action is under way at Battle Town

Aiming for the top spot in the ESFL Premier division, the first team set up four tough friendlies, all against higher league opposition, with two of the games being played behind closed doors as Covid-19 restrictions prevented spectators at venues.

The prime performance came with a notable 2-2 draw against Worthing United, who play two steps higher in the Southern Combination League division one.

The first league match of the season, on Saturday, proved tougher than the score suggests. Battle Town came out 4-0 winners against a strong Crowhurst team.

Battle Town are not just football focused. As a new Community Interest Company and now with Community Amateur Sports Club status, they have been promoting non-football activities as well, including a couch to 5K running programme for beginners and those wanting to get active.

Couch to 5k builds up a runner’s ability to run for 30 minutes or around 5k. It works on building up stamina, running muscles, cardiovascular fitness and, most importantly when it comes to running, a strong mind.

“We are at the halfway point of the current programme and are really proud of what the current runners have achieved,” says Esther Dunn, the BTFC running leader.

If you would like to know more about Couch to 5k or if you are interested in joining the next course, email [email protected]

Supporters have come from far and wide to cheer on Battle’s teams – the town of Battle is getting behind its club with full support.

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