Battle Baptist Football Club is the only organised football team in historic Battle, in East Sussex. The town is famous as the location of the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The club was formed in 2005 by Battle Baptist Church members as a single team. It has expanded rapidly in just over a decade, with three senior sides now competing across the East Sussex Football League and a growing youth section. We now have almost 100 registered players, making us among the largest amateur clubs in the county – and we are still growing!
Although a ministry of Battle Baptist Church, players from all faiths and backgrounds are welcome and they all sign up to our code of conduct. Winning is important and we love to win, but we believe that doing our best and playing fairly are more important. BBFC encourages players, officials and spectators to enjoy football in whatever way they can.
In particular, the club encourages:
*A positive, friendly attitude to everyone involved in a football game, be it the opposition, their spectators or any of the match officials
*An exciting, creative approach to our style of play
*A real enthusiasm to develop football ability in terms of skill, technique, tactics and stamina.
*Opportunities for prayer, especially before each match
*A competitive but fair attitude, which means that yellow cards are rare and red cards are non-existent
We especially discourage:
*Deliberate foul play
*All forms of gamesmanship
*Arguing with match officials
*Inappropriate language of any kind
‘Football as God Intended’