CTFC putting Crawley back on the map


Crawley Town Football Club have gone from strength to strength and are now heading for promotion in the league.

With five games in hand and currently sitting in second place in the Blue Square Premier League, Crawley are in a strong position to be promoted to NPower league two (as it is called now). CTFC have made steady progress over the last few years. This season they have only lost three league games.

Oriel High School

The Business Studies Department at Oriel High School has entered a team into the St. Catherine’s Enterprise Challenge. This is a local school’s business competition that aims to raise money for St. Catherine’s Hospice. St. Catherine’s is a local hospice “dedicated to providing specialised end of life care and support to local people, their families, friends and carers.” The team is called Oriel Inspired and they have held a number of events to raise money for St. Catherine’s Hospice.

These events include:

A football tournament that was attended by over 100 students from all years in the school. Crawley Town Football Club sent youth reserve team players to help on the day along with the mascot Reggie the Red Devil.

A cake sale in the main hall

A non-school uniform day was held on February the 17th which had a Crawley Town red and white them to support the club in their big game against Manchester United on Saturday. All the proceeds went towards the St. Catherine’s Hospice charity. Also the winners of the football tournament had a training session with Crawley Town players and coaches as a prize on the 17th. So far Oriel Inspired has raised over £1200 for St. Catherine’s Hospice.


Manchester United v CTFC

On Saturday 19th February CTFC travelled to Old Trafford for their away game against Manchester United for the FA Cup fifith round clash. CTFC played a positive and powerful game which ended in a 1-0 score to Manchester United. CTFC, although being some 93 league places bellow Manchester United gave a performance that many premiership clubs would have been proud of.

Councillor Brenda Burgess was quoted as saying “I have always said what a great town Crawley is and that, I believe, is down to the people who live here; so well done Crawley and well done ‘the Red Devils’ for lifting our spirits and being so inspirational – may you go from strength to strength.”


His Worshipful the Mayor Councillor Lee Burke, who attended the match on Saturday told us “Crawley Town played extremely well against the Premier League leaders at Old Trafford and came within a crossbar of securing a replay at the Broadfield Stadium.  It was a fantastic performance and it says everything that 9,000 Crawley fans left Old Trafford disappointed with a 1-0 defeat.  They played excellently, showed great determination and spirit and not a little skill and have been a credit to the town throughout the FA Cup run and this promising season.  The eyes of the world have been on Crawley for the past three weeks and everyone involved with the football club, from the players, staff, management and supporters, have done the town proud.”

We hope all of Crawley will stay behind the team and support them in their further progress. COYR! 🙂

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