Brighton St. Pauli brings aims to bring Sussex-based FC Sankt Pauli supporters together, establishing a network of fans (or similarly-minded football fans) to share news and information on all things Sankt Pauli. Our initial aims (which have mostly been met) include:
• Regular social events; either in Sussex / Hamburg / Germany / elsewhere.
• Continue screenings at the Duke of Wellington (70 Upper Gloucester Rd, Brighton).
• Currently we are meeting for BT Sport televised games, we hope soon to establish delayed (+1 hour) St Pauli TV screenings or work out a method for live games
• We are an official registered Fan Group with the club to both support FCSP and aid in the procurement of match tickets.
We have members involved in several local charities, we'd hope to establish support for these charities and also the official FC St Pauli projects.
Fans discover FC Sankt Pauli through a number of ways. Many (a number of our members included) read an article about a disillusioned Premier League fan who - for less than the cost of a Emirates match-day ticket, plus travel across London and a pint and a half-time pie - got a return flight to Hamburg, with accommodation, a match-day ticket (German Football is unbelievably affordable) and experienced a passion and atmosphere that had him hooked for more.
FC Sankt Pauli is based in Hamburg, right in the centre of town and next to the famous Reeperbahn. It's special and has, through the efforts of its fans, remained a club for the community and fighting against all forms of bigotry, overcoming historic financial ruin and rising though the German Football leagues.
To know more we recommend the excellent book Pirates, Punks & Politics: FC St. Pauli: Falling in Love with a Radical Football Club written by Nick Davidson.
FORZA SANKT PAULI!!
Alternatively, we head to the excellent Zeitgeist in London to catch up with the St Pauli London crew. Details can be found on this link: http://zeitgeist-london.com