Wivi team up with Saltdean as young managers seek to inject fresh life into women’s game

Badges of Saltdean United and Worthing UnitedWivi have called it a day. After withdrawing from the South East Counties league midway through last season through a lack of numbers, Haywards Heath and Wivelsfield have decided not to risk re-forming – but their spirit will live on at the heart of a brand new club, Saltdean United Ladies. Continue reading

More home comforts lead Lancing to the brink

Lancing (Cobb, Watson, Thaxter) 3-1 Lewes (French)

Action from Lancing v lewes, March 25 2015

Both sides put on a fine footballing display

Lancing moved to the brink of the Sussex county league title in their first season with a hard-fought victory over Lewes in another fine advert for women’s football in the county. Continue reading

Lancing youngsters pass crucial test

Action from Lancing v Rottingdean Village, Dec 21 2014

Lancing came out on top in a clash of styles against Rottingdean Village

Lancing (Cobb, Longhurst, Thaxter) 3-2 Rottingdean Village (Clark 2)

Lancing lead the Sussex County Women’s League at Christmas, halfway through their very first season as a team. But they would surely admit they still have a lot to learn as they continue their remarkable transition from youth football to adult competition. Continue reading

Fourteen-goal mismatch renews worries over Sussex football future

Lancing 14 (Bashir-Eviston 4, Cobb 2, Tibbs 2, Longhurst 2, Watson, Webley, Pierce, OG) Predators 0

When the bulk of last year’s Hangleton Rangers under-18 side helped manager Jason Downer create Lancing FC’s first ladies’ team they must have been anticipating a tougher challenge in their first foray into women’s football than they encountered on their way to becoming runners-up in last season’s girls’ league.

Their first two weekends as an adult team hasn’t quite worked out that way. Continue reading

Lancing make perfect pitch for place among the grown-ups

Culver Road, Lancing

Lancing’s new young team will play their home games at Culver Road, the home of Sussex FA

Last season the bulk of the team were playing senior girls’ football on recreation grounds around Sussex.

On Sunday they will walk on to one of the best – and biggest – pitches in the county for their first home game as an adult side, under their new identity as Lancing Ladies. Continue reading