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burgess hill northampton Burgess Hill FC Ready To Kick-Off New Season In Ryman Premier Division

7th August 2015
By Peter Chapman

Pre-Season is complete and Burgess Hill are just 24 hours away from starting their first season in the Ryman Premier Division having won the Ryman League One South title last term.

Summer Signings
Over the summer, Ian Chapman and his backroom team have been strengthening the squad with the signings of Tommy Fraser, Josh Jones, Phil Johnson , Chris Smith and George Branford.

Pre-Season Friendlies
The marquee opponents were Northampton Town and Crawley, The Hillians drew 0-0 with the Cobblers before Crawley showed their class with a 4-0 win at the Green Elephants stadium.

There was a triangular tournament held at Worthing on their new 3G pitch. A draw with Horsham and a win against the hosts secured overall victory via goals scored.

On July 21st, Hill defeated Peacehaven 3-1

Twenty-four hours later, a mixed team contested the Anne John trophy against Hassocks which finished 2-2.

Three Bridges were the visitors on Saturday July 25th, putting the Hillians to the sword with a dominating 5-1 win.

Four days later Burgess Hill bounced back with a 4-1 win at South Park.

Finally, Burgess Hill took on Whyteleafe last Saturday (Aug 1st) and came away with another 2-2 draw against the team that ended their undefeated streak last season.

Ian Chapman Interview With BBC Sussex
Ian Chapman spoke to BBC Sussex about building for the new season, a warning to the current squad, his priority for the club in the Ryman Premier and addresses where he sees his own future.

Hillians TV
For the 2015/16, the club have launched 'Hillians TV' and will be featuring match highlights and interviews with the management and players. Here's an interview with Hillians' defender Will Miles where he speaks about his injury and reveals some details on the squad...

First Home Fixture
Burgess Hill begin their campaign on Saturday against another newly promoted side in Needham Market. The first chance for the Hillians' fans to see the team in action at the Green Elephants stadium will come on Wednesday August 12th where they'll be entertaining VCD Athletic (7:30pm kick-off)

Three days later on Saturday 15th, the Hillians will again be at home as they go up against Grays Athletic (3pm kick-off)

You can find a full list of fixtures for the 2015/16 season on the Hillians' website here: http://bhtfc.co.uk/first-team/fixtures-and-results/

Ticket Information
This season, matchday tickets cost £10 for adults and £6 for seniors. Under 18's go free.

Season tickets are available priced at £139.99 for adults and £99.99 for seniors.

If you join the '400' club (£5 per month) you'll be given a membership card entitling you to purchase tickets for just £6 (seniors £4) Details for the 400 club along with a downloadable application form can be found here... http://bhtfc.co.uk/400-club/

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