It was an absolute pleasure and privilege to meet Graham Roberts on Saturday when he popped in to see us at the clubhouse for our public consultation and brought us this fantastic photograph of the 1966 Saltdean United Team. Graham’s father, Bill Roberts (pictured top left), was one of the founders of Saltdean United Football Club and is pictured here with the team and his brother and coach Jack Roberts (top right). Graham told us some fabulous stories of how the team was assembled, made up largely of BT engineers, and how back to back wins saw them rapidly climbing up the football leagues before securing the lease of our home ground at Hill Park in 1970.

Our Inaugural Saltdean United Men’s XI in 1966

This photograph has inspired us to start an Archive section on our website to share photographs and memories from the club’s history. If you have any memories of the Tigers past or present you would like to share please get in touch.