Sent Her Forward exclusive
Matt Wright (left) replaces Liam Greenfield, the man who succeeded him as manager two years ago (Photo: Caroline Henry-Evans)
Newly promoted Chichester City have lost the manager who led them to the Premier League just a month before their historic first season in the top division begins.
Liam Greenfield, who oversaw just two league defeats in his two seasons in charge, has quit the club for “personal and business reasons”. Continue reading
Chichester City clinched promotion – and the title – in their penultimate game, but they had led the way all season (Photo: Caroline Henry-Evans)
When Matt Wright shocked Chichester City two years ago by revealing he was standing down as manager he said his successor would prove an even better boss and would take his beloved team into the FAW Premier League Southern the following season. Continue reading
Football is already taught at Chichester College but the academy will provide top facilities for elite-level players (Photo: Dave Daniel, Chichester College)
High-flying Chichester City may be tantalisingly close to the Premier League, but they are building for the future, too, launching a girls’ football academy that is likely to boost their status as one of the top clubs in southern England. Continue reading
Caz Henry-Evans and Matt Wright have been the embodiment of Chichester City for nearly a decade
Chichester City’s past, present and future gathered at the club’s headquarters last night to mark the end of an era and the dawn of a new one.
The present first team and development players joined the club’s ever-growing number of youth players for Chichester’s first-ever awards evening specifically for the ladies’ teams. Continue reading
Sent Her Forward exclusive
Matt Wright and Caroline (Caz) Henry-Evans have beeen managers at Chichester City for best part of the last decade (Photo: Darran Stevens)
Chichester City have been hit by a double bombshell after both their first- and second-team managers revealed they are quitting. Continue reading
Analysis: a look in more detail at the story behind last night’s Sussex Cup final
Brighton and Chichester City both ended up winners from their Sussex County Cup final (Photo: Dave Burt)
Everyone who plays Brighton, whether Watford from the Super League or Wivelsfield Green from the core of the grassroots pyramid, wants to be at full strength to give themselves the maximum opportunity against a slick passing side who never give anything but total commitment.
Chichester City (like many other teams this season) did not have that opportunity last night as they defended their Sussex County Cup title against the club they beat in last year’s final. Continue reading
Sussex Women’s Challenge Cup final: Brighton & Hove Albion 2 (Blackie, Taylor) Chichester City 0
Brighton won the cup for the 15th time in 21 years
Brighton avenged their shock defeat in last season’s Sussex County Cup final, overcoming a valiant and spirited Chichester City to win by a comfortable two-goal margin.
Yet it looked anything but comfortable for the Premier League side in the closing stages as their injury-hit opponents posed them all manner of problems and so very nearly scored the goal that would not only have been reward for their endeavours, but which, according to Brighton boss James Marrs, could have changed the complexion of the match. Continue reading