Hastings United Football Club is an association football club, based in Hastings, Sussex. Founded 130 years ago in 1893, the team currently compete in the Isthmian League Premier Division, the 7th tier of English football.
They play their home matches at The Pilot Field, and are nicknamed "The U's".
Hastings United Football Club has existed continuously since 1901, when the old town side Rock-A-Nore was founded.
They won the East Sussex League Championship in 1907/08 and were amongst the foremost local sides regularly winning trophies until World War One.
When the league resumed in 1919, the club was invited to become a founder member of the Sussex League in 1920.
Over the years the club changed its name to Hastings and St.
Leonards Football Club, and then to Hastings Town.
In 1948 Hastings United F.C.
was founded and gained admission to the Southern League, leaving Hastings Town to compete in local leagues until they joined the Corinthian League.
The club changed its name to Hastings United in 1999 and gained promotion to the Ryman Isthmian League Premier Division in 2007/08, where they struggled and were relegated.
The club had success in cup competitions, reaching the third round of the FA Cup in 2011/12 and the semi-finals of the League Cup in 2012/13.
Since then, there have been several managerial changes, and the club is now under the management of Chris Agutter.