Today: another perfect day at Whitehawk football ground, and a great display of football tactics not totally unlike those brought to Brighton Albion FC by Potter and de Zerbi! Plus four smashing goals, admittedly against a lower ranked club Redhill, meeting today for the FA Cup. A great afternoon, though I do wonder if the cafe shouldn't supply smaller portions of chicken nuggets and sausages: little kids not really able to conquer so many!
A year ago: beautiful day, some fun football happily with the Hawks showing their mettle and their skills. Whitehawk FC isn't a top class stadium but it's still enables you to enjoy a fine day out.
The Enclosed Ground has seen major redevelopment since 2010 in order it to achieve the necessary grading to be used as a venue in the Isthmian League and National League South. There are now two covered seated stands, one uncovered seated stand and a grass bank along the east touchline.
Sea End: The north stand has a seating capacity of 1236 and is known as the Sea End because of its views of the English Channel. There are two banks of uncovered seating, which were previously used at Withdean Stadium when Brighton and Hove Albion played there. The stand, or part of it, is used for visiting fans when segregation of the crowd is in force.
The Din: The south stand, known as the Din and partially covered, has a seating capacity of 800, with 387 seats under cover. As the ground slopes, the stand has been put together in four sections that are at different heights.
The Main Stand is a small, covered, seated stand on the halfway line adjacent to the clubhouse and backs onto the main turnstiles. It also houses the players' and officials' changing rooms. Seating capacity in this stand is 232. This stand was the club's first, built in 1963, originally as covered terracing. The seating was installed in 2010.
The Enclosed Ground is famous for being set into a steep hillside adjacent to the South Downs National Park as well as sloping downhill towards the sea. The pitch also has a significant drop from one southerly corner flag to the other. It is also very much exposed to the elements, being so close to the sea.