Sussex RUR Cup

The Sussex Royal Ulster Rifles Charity Cup is the original Cup which was presented to the Sussex County FA in 1897 by the Officers and men of the Royal Irish Rifles (subsequently Royal Ulster Rifles). The 1st Battalion Royal Irish Rifles won the Sussex Senior Cup, Brighton Shield, Charity Cup and Vernon Wentworth Cup in 1895–96 and were recognised as ‘Sussex Champions’. The trophy was presented as a permanent memento of their achievement and to raise money for charity.

Sussex RUR Cup
Founded1897
RegionSussex
Current championsPeacehaven & Telscombe
(8th title)
Most successful club(s)Worthing
(14 titles)

Since its inception in 1896–97, the Sussex (R.U.R) Charity Cup has had many different formats from an end of season invitation competition to its present knockout style. A third of all gate receipts from the matches played in the competition go to the SCFA Benevolent Fund for injured players.

Winners and finalistsEdit

1896–1914Edit

Season Winners Runners-up Final result Venue Attendance Notes
1 1896–97 Southwick North End Rangers 3–2 Beach House Park N/A
2 1897–98 Brighton Athletic Southwick 2–1 at Brighton Hornets F.C. N/A
3 1898–99 Brighton Athletic Worthing 2–1 at Littlehampton F.C. N/A
4 1899–1900 Horsham Hastings & St. Leonards 2–0 Unknown N/A
5 1900–01 Hastings & St. Leonards Horsham 4–1 Unknown N/A
6 1901–02 Hastings & St. Leonards Horsham 5–2 Shoreham N/A
7 1902–03 Shoreham Hastings & St. Leonards 4–3 Unknown N/A
8 1903–04 Worthing Hastings & St. Leonards 3–2 Unknown N/A
9 1904–05 Newhaven Shoreham 3–2 aet Central Ground, Hastings N/A
10 1905–06 Shoreham Newhaven 2–0 Worthing N/A
11 1906–07 Worthing Eastbourne St. Marys 5–2 Goldstone Ground N/A
12 1907–08 Worthing Rock-A-Nore 7–0 Goldstone Ground N/A
13 1908–09 Southwick Newhaven 3–0 Unknown N/A
14 1909–10 Worthing Newhaven 7–2 The Dripping Pan N/A
15 1910–11 Southwick Lewes 1–0 Unknown N/A
16 1911–12 Vernon Athletic Newhaven 3–0 Unknown N/A
17 1912–13 St Leonards Amateurs Worthing 3–2 Unknown N/A
18 1913–14 Worthing Lewes 4–1 Unknown N/A

1919–1940Edit

Season Winners Runners-up Final result Venue Attendance Notes
1915-1919 No competition - World War I
19 1919–20 Brighton & Hove Amateurs Eastbourne 2–1 Unknown N/A
20 1920–21 Worthing Brighton & Hove Amateurs 2–0 Unknown N/A
21 1921–22 Vernon Athletic Royal Corps of Signals ? Unknown N/A
22 1922–23 Vernon Athletic Southwick 3–2 at Worthing N/A
23 1923–24 Royal Corps of Signals Vernon Athletic 1–0 Fort Road N/A
24 1924–25 Southwick Hastings & St Leonards 2–1 Fort Road N/A
25 1925–26 Southwick Eastbourne 2–1 Unknown N/A
26 1926–27 Worthing Hastings 3–0 Fort Road N/A
27 1927–28 Southwick Haywards Heath 8–1 Unknown N/A
28 1928–29 Southwick Worthing 2–1 Goldstone Ground N/A
29 1929–30 Southwick Worthing 7–1 Goldstone Ground N/A
30 1930–31 Horsham Worthing 3–1 Goldstone Ground N/A
31 1931–32 Horsham Worthing 6–1 Goldstone Ground N/A
32 1932–33 Eastbourne Horsham 5–4 Goldstone Ground N/A
33 1933–34 Horsham & Worthing (Shared Trophy) 1–1 Goldstone Ground N/A
34 1934–35 Horsham 2nd Battalion R.U.R. 5–2 Goldstone Ground N/A
35 1935–36 Horsham Worthing 9–0 Goldstone Ground N/A
36 1936–37 Horsham Southwick 6–1 Goldstone Ground N/A
37 1937–38 Horsham & Southwick (Shared Trophy) 2–2 Goldstone Ground N/A
38 1938–39 Hastings & St. Leonards Worthing 6–1 Goldstone Ground N/A
39 1939–40 Worthing Hastings & St. Leonards 1–1 aet
4–1
Unknown N/A

1941–1945Edit

Season Winners Runners-up Final result Venue Attendance Notes
1940–41 No competition - World War II
40 1941–42 Worthing Haywards Heath 3–1 Victoria Park (Haywards Heath) N/A
41 1942–43 Brighton & Hove Albion Juniors Worthing 4–3 Goldstone Ground N/A
42 1943–44 Haywards Heath R.A.F. XI 4–3 Victoria Park (Haywards Heath) N/A
43 1944–45 Worthing Brighton & Hove Albion Juniors 3–1 Unknown N/A

1945–1960Edit

Season Winners Runners-up Final result Venue Attendance Notes
44 1945–46 Horsham Eastbourne 4–1 Unknown N/A
45 1946–47 Littlehampton Town Hastings & St Leonards 2–0 Unknown N/A
46 1947–48 Eastbourne Horsham 5–3 Goldstone Ground N/A
47 1948–49 Horsham & Worthing (Shared Trophy) 1–1 Queen Street N/A
48 1949–50 Eastbourne Haywards Heath 6–0 Goldstone Ground N/A
49 1950–51 Horsham Haywards Heath 5–2 Queen Street N/A
50 1951–52 Horsham Haywards Heath 3–2 Unknown N/A
51 1952–53 Worthing Chichester City 5–1 Goldstone Ground N/A
52 1953–54 Worthing Shoreham 5–2 Culver Road N/A
53 1954–55 Whitehawk & Manor Farm Old Boys Eastbourne United 1–0 Goldstone Ground N/A
54 1955–56 Eastbourne United Eastbourne 6–0 The Oval, Eastbourne N/A
55 1956–57 Horsham Whitehawk & Manor Farm Old Boys 2–0 Hanbury Park N/A
56 1957–58 Bexhill Town Athletic Shoreham 7–1 Hanbury Park N/A
57 1958–59 Whitehawk & Manor Farm Old Boys Bognor Regis Town 4–2 Unknown N/A
58 1959–60 Brighton & Hove Albion Arundel 6–0 Woodside Road N/A

1960–1975Edit

Season Winners Runners-up Final result Venue Attendance Notes
59 1960–61 Brighton & Hove Albion & Chichester City (Shared trophy) ? Unknown N/A
60 1961–62 Lewes Haywards Heath ? Unknown N/A
61 1962–63 Lewes Chichester City 3–2 Unknown N/A
62 1963–64 Chichester City Eastbourne 2–0 Unknown N/A
63 1964–65 Lewes Shoreham 4–2 Unknown N/A
64 1965–66 Lancing Rye United 3–0 Unknown N/A
65 1966–67 Haywards Heath Seaford Town 8–1 Unknown N/A
66 1967–68 Rye United Haywards Heath 3–1 Unknown N/A
67 1968–69 Arundel Southwick 3–1 Woodside Road N/A
68 1969–70 Littlehampton Town Rye United 2–0
5–3
The Dripping Pan N/A First game abandoned
69 1970–71 Littlehampton Town Ringmer 1–0 Old Barn Way N/A
70 1971–72 Bognor Regis Town Chichester City 1–0 at Littlehampton N/A
71 1972–73 Arundel Southwick 3–0 Woodside Road N/A
72 1973–74 Bexhill Town Seaford Town 1–0 Unknown N/A
73 1974–75 Haywards Heath East Grinstead 4–1 The Dripping Pan N/A

1975–1990Edit

Season Winners Runners-up Final result Venue Attendance Notes
74 1975–76 Haywards Heath Wick 2–0 Queen Street N/A
75 1976–77 Southwick Littlehampton 1–0 Woodside Road N/A
76 1977–78 Peacehaven & Telscombe Burgess Hill Town 1–0 Old Barn Way N/A
77 1978–79 Arundel Ringmer 2–0 Old Barn Way N/A
78 1979–80 Arundel Hastings Town 1–0 The Caburn Ground N/A
79 1980–81 Steyning Town Peacehaven & Telscombe 2–1 aet Culver Road N/A
80 1981–82 Peacehaven & Telscombe Littlehampton Town 2–1 Culver Road N/A
81 1982–83 Three Bridges Hastings Town 3–2 Culver Road N/A
82 1983–84 Littlehampton Town Southwick 2–1 Culver Road N/A
83 1984–85 Steyning Town Portfield 1–1 aet
2–1
Culver Road N/A
84 1985–86 Eastbourne Town Steyning Town 3–0 Culver Road N/A
85 1986–87 Eastbourne Town Arundel 1–0 Culver Road N/A
86 1987–88 Three Bridges Hailsham Town 2–1 Culver Road N/A
87 1988–89 Pagham Littlehampton Town 1–0 aet Culver Road N/A
88 1989–90 Wick Peacehaven & Telscombe 3–0 Culver Road N/A

1990–2005Edit

Season Winners Runners-up Final result Venue Attendance Notes
89 1990–91 Whitehawk Peacehaven & Telscombe 2–1 Culver Road N/A
90 1991–92 Burgess Hill Town Ringmer 2–1 Culver Road N/A
91 1992–93 Peacehaven & Telscombe Lancing 2–1 Culver Road N/A
92 1993–94 Newhaven Pagham 4–0 Culver Road N/A
93 1994–95 Peacehaven & Telscombe STAMCO 1–0 Culver Road N/A
94 1995–96 Peacehaven & Telscombe Saltdean United 1–0 Culver Road N/A
95 1996–97 Peacehaven & Telscombe Shoreham 3–3
4–0
Culver Road N/A
96 1997–98 Wick Shoreham 3–2 Culver Road N/A
97 1998–99 Wick Burgess Hill Town 1–0 Culver Road N/A
98 1999–2000 Burgess Hill Town Saltdean United 3–0 Culver Road N/A
99 2000–01 Horsham YMCA Burgess Hill Town 3–0 Culver Road N/A
100 2001–02 Selsey Arundel 2–0 Culver Road N/A
101 2002–03 Southwick Sidley United 2–1 Culver Road N/A
102 2003–04 East Grinstead Town Three Bridges 4–0 Culver Road N/A
103 2004–05 Ringmer Chichester City United 1–0 Culver Road N/A

2005–2020Edit

Season Winners Runners-up Final result Venue Attendance Notes
104 2005–06 Hailsham Town Whitehawk 2–0 Culver Road N/A
105 2006–07 Chichester City United Whitehawk 2–0 Culver Road N/A
106 2007–08 Three Bridges Selsey 4–0 Culver Road N/A
107 2008–09 Eastbourne United Association Rustington 4–1 Culver Road N/A
108 2009–10 Peacehaven & Telscombe Wick 6–1 Culver Road N/A
109 2010–11 Crawley Down Gatwick[1] AFC Uckfield Town 2–0 Culver Road N/A
110 2011–12 Rye United[2] Selsey 2–0 Culver Road N/A
111 2012–13 East Preston Broadbridge Heath 1–0 Culver Road N/A
112 2013–14 Horsham YMCA East Preston 0–0, 5–4 pens Culver Road N/A
113 2014–15 Eastbourne Town Loxwood 2–1 Culver Road N/A
114 2015–16 Newhaven Chichester City 4–2 Culver Road N/A
115 2016–17 Newhaven Crawley Down Gatwick 5–0 Culver Road N/A
116 2017–18 Chichester City Pagham 4–0 Culver Road N/A
117 2018–19 Peacehaven & Telscombe Haywards Heath Town 3–0 Culver Road N/A
2019–20 Competitions cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic [3]
2020–21

RecordsEdit

StatisticsEdit

Performance by clubEdit

Club Winners Runners up Winning Years
Worthing 14 9 1904, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1914, 1921, 1927, 1934, 1940, 1942, 1945, 1949, 1953, 1954
Horsham 13 4 1900, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1946, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1957
Southwick 11 6 1897, 1909, 1911, 1925, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1938, 1977, 2003
Peacehaven & Telscombe 8 3 1978, 1982, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2010, 2019
Eastbourne Town 6 5 1933, 1948, 1950, 1986, 1987, 2015
Haywards Heath Town 4 8 1944, 1967, 1975, 1976
Chichester City 4 5 1961, 1964, 2007, 2018
Newhaven 4 4 1905, 1994, 2016, 2017
Arundel 4 3 1969, 1973, 1979, 1980
Littlehampton Town 4 3 1947, 1970, 1971, 1984
Whitehawk 3 3 1955, 1959, 1991
Lewes 3 2 1962, 1963, 1965
Wick 3 2 1990, 1998, 1999
Brighton & Hove Albion 3 1 1943, 1960, 1961
Three Bridges 3 1 1983, 1988, 2008
Vernon Athletic 3 1 1912, 1922, 1923
Shoreham 2 6 1903, 1906
Burgess Hill Town 2 3 1992, 2000
Hastings & St Leonards 2 3 1901, 1902
Rye United 2 2 1968, 2012
Eastbourne United 2 1 1956, 2009
Steyning Town 2 1 1981, 1985
Brighton Athletic 2 0 1898, 1899
Bexhill United 2 0 1958, 1974
Horsham YMCA 2 0 2001, 2014
Hastings United 1 5 1939
Ringmer 1 3 2005
Pagham 1 2 1989
Selsey 1 2 2002
Bognor Regis Town 1 1 1972
Brighton Amateurs 1 1 1920
Crawley Down Gatwick 1 1 2011
East Grinstead Town 1 1 2004
East Preston 1 1 2013
Hailsham Town 1 1 2006
Lancing 1 1 1966
Royal Corps of Signals 1 1 1924
St Leonards Amateurs 1 0 1913
Seaford Town 0 2
2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles 0 1
AFC Uckfield Town 0 1
Broadbridge Heath 0 1
Loxwood 0 1
Portfield 0 1
Royal Air Force XI 0 1
Rustington 0 1
Sidley United 0 1
STAMCO 0 1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sussex Principal RUR Charity Cup". Sussex FA. Retrieved 2012-11-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Sussex Principal RUR Charity Cup". Sussex FA. Retrieved 2012-11-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "County Cup competitions curtailed". 12 August 2020 – via www.sussexfa.com.

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