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


Adur can finally celebrate as they clinch title in style

Adur Athletic 3-1 Rottingdean Village

Adur Athletic celebrate winning the SCWGFL Women's Division May 18 2014

Adur came from behind to secure the win that guaranteed them the league title

In the end, most people would agree, justice was done.

Adur Athletic, who had been four minutes away from the women’s league title, their opponents reduced to eight players by injury and red cards, only for the match to be controversially abandoned, triumphed in the replayed game. Continue reading

Injury turns incident-packed title decider into an anti-climax

Adur Athletic 4-3 Rottingdean Village (match abandoned after 86 minutes)

Ambulance crew tend to an injury during the match between Adur Athletic and Rottingdean Village May 4 2014

The players were not allowed to warm-up on the pitch before the game – which ended with an ambulance being driven on it

It was to be the Sussex County Women’s League title decider. Instead, an extraordinary match between two local rivals ended in chaos and confusion, with the destiny of the championship now in danger of being decided by a committee.

Adur, who needed just a draw to clinch the trophy, had taken a 4-3 lead in a feisty roller-coaster of a game that featured two sendings-off, three yellow cards and regular lectures at the dug-outs, when Rottingdean’s captain, Kayleigh Norris, suffered a bad injury, just seconds from the end of normal time. Continue reading