Big Kickabout on Dripping Pan pitch this Sunday

Lewes families have a rare opportunity this Saturday (May 14) to enjoy the freedom of the Dripping Pan football pitch when the Big Kickabout kicks off from 11am.

Aspiring footballers are invited to bring a ball and their shooting boots and have some fun on the pitch two days before work begins on relaying the playing surface in time for the new season 2011–12.

Supporters Club Committee member David Arnold welcomed the Board’s decision to open up the Dripping Pan to Lewes people for free, saying: ‘We are still celebrating the 125th anniversary of the founding of Lewes FC in 1885 and this party on the pitch will be great way for young and young at heart fans to let off steam and maybe score a few spectacular goals or make some amazing saves.

‘The Rook Inn will be very much open with Harveys Best on draught plus a choice of refreshments throughout the day. With the FA Cup final being played from 3pm in the afternoon people can watch the game live on TV.

‘The Big Kickabout will go on until the early evening and people are free to come and go as they please throughout the day. An added attraction just outside the ground will be the official opening of the partly restored Priory Ruins marked by a splendid medieval fayre.’