Updated daily: Your Sussex football noticeboard - get involved today
This is the place to come to read all the latest snippets of news from football clubs across Sussex. Our new noticeboard is where you can share your news and requests for help with the wider community.
On one page that can read right across West and East Sussex, we're publishing your 'players needed' requests, details of trials and training, changes to management teams and details of friendlies and fixture changes, plus - importantly at this time - appeal for sponsors.
The newest items appear at the top of the list.
So if you want your club's news to be seen and read locally and farther afield (this will be on a total of 16 websites across West and East Sussex), get involved. Send us the full details you want published - either by emailing [email protected] or by tweeting us @sport_sussex
We know this is a testing time for sport clubs and those running them, and we hope our new service helps you keep things ticking over.
It's pretty quiet at Nyetimber Lane as Lions officials await news of when local football might restart. But they have tentatively pencilled in some dates for friendlies. They're subject to change, of course, but are...
July 4 and 11 – Dave Kew Cup involving Pagham, Chichester, Selsey and Littlehampton .- 1pm and 4pm KOs
July 18 – Hamble FC (H)
July 25 - Abbey Rangers (A)
July 28 - Home game TBC
End of season awards have been judged - if not physically handed out yet - at Southwick FC. And the SCFL division one club have made a donation to NHS charities in lieu of money spent at a presentation evening.
Shoreham are looking for new players for their youth section.
A post on their website said: "As part of Shoreham FC Youth's expansion we are looking for players to join our new teams from U7s all the way to U16s.
"We have boys and girls' teams in four different leagues throughout Sussex and and we cater for all abilities. So if you want to join a really friendly club with great facilities and opportunities then please contact our youth chairperson Ben at [email protected]"
Broadbridge Heath are looking for new members for their U14 and U16 squads.
The Bears are an FA Standard Charter Club with teams from U7 to U16 progressing on to U18, U23 and ultimately the first team playing in the Southern Combination League dremier division.
Having recently moved into a purpose built new ground with two floodlit pitches and a contemporary clubhouse, the future looks bright.
The U14 and U16 sides compete in the Mid Sussex Sunday League. See www.pitchero.com/clubs/broadbridgeheathfc/news for details on how to get in touch.
City's under-18s will be holding trials for players wishing to join them for next season. To register your interest contact manager Gary Clarke on [email protected] or call him on 07540 314595.
Barnham Trojans Women
Barnham Trojans Women are on the hunt for a new manager. Anyone interested in the role should email [email protected] or call 07789 424145.
Crawley Wasps Ladies FC are seeking a coach to join their existing U-15s set-up. Level one qualification is essential but preference is for level two. They also want to add to their U15 playing squad. Please email [email protected] if you're interested.
Roffey FC Women
Roffey Women are looking to recruit new players for 2020-21 to add to their existing, successful squad. Whether you are looking to join a new team, or simply get back into football, get in contact via a DM on their Twitter account - @RoffeyFCWomen - or email [email protected]
Lancing Ladies FC
Lancing Ladies are looking to appoint a coach to support the development and management of their women's team for the 2020-21 season. If you are interested please drop them an email or message us at [email protected]
Bob Paine has confirmed Tom Henton will be his assistant next season, while Guy McKilligin and Lee Kennedy will be first team coaches.
They're among a number of management team appointments confirmed by the SCFL division one club a couple of weeks after Paine returned as first team manager.
Crawley Wasps LFC
Crawley Wasps are looking for 'talented ballers' who want to join one of Sussex's top clubs?
They tweeted: "We have limited spaces in our youth teams for female players, aged 8-15.
"Call @Davidco67801473 on 07702 410258, drop us a DM or email [email protected]"
Broadbridge Heath FC have appointed a new under-23 manager.
Mitchell Garrett has agreed to join the Bears to run a team who will be very important to the club’s overall structure.
Garrett is a UEFA B (outfield) coach and has a wealth of experience in coaching and developing players.
He joins from Staines Town, where last season he was head coach of their Isthmian League under-18 side.
A Bears spokesman said: “Mitch will work closely with the first and under-18 management teams and as under-23 manager, he will be supported by Paul Chapman and Paul Evento, who will continue in their existing roles with the team.
“We’d like to wish Mitchell a long, successful and enjoyable time with the club.”
A series of three friendlies had already been announced for the Heath under-23 squad ahead of Garrett’s arrival.
Subject to whether football is back by then, they will host Sutton Common Rovers on July 28, Newhaven on August 6 and visit DCK Maidenbower on August 18.
Littlehampton United FC
Littlehampton United have announced they are looking to expand for when football returns.
They tweeted: "We're currently looking for a reserve team assistant/coach and volunteers to assist with club administration. Anyone whose interested please email [email protected] or DM us on Twitter - via @LtonUnitedFC - for more info."
A new youth team is being launched at Southwick FC for the new season. Full details of how to get involved can be found here.
An update today from Bexhill: "During these uncertain times, we are delighted to announce first team manager Ryan Light has agreed to stay in charge at the Polegrove, and will once again lead the club during the 2020-21 football season. "
Three Bridges FC
With the lockdown still in place, Three Bridges took to Zoom to announce the winners of their awards for the season.
Two big winners were Tadley Bromage and Curtis Gayler. Bromage picked up both the Supporters' Player of the Year and Players' Player trophies, whilseCurtis Gayler won Goal of the Season (a curling long range effort at home to Chichester City) and then won the award for Manager's Player, Paul Faili's choice also being sponsored by the Crawley Observer.
Billy Irving won the Young Player of the Year title and Lee Hall was acknowledged for reaching 100 appearances during the season.
Three perpetual awards in honour of former Bridges stalwarts were also in the mix with Tom Hayward winning the Tom Gorringe Award for Clubman of the Year, Tracey Weller winning the Bobby Nash Award and Jamie Crellin receiving the Dave Sharpe trophy.
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