Sussex County League backs down over results

Screenshot showing results of SCWGFL Under-16 Division

Youth team results are back little more than a week after they were banned from Full-Time

The Sussex County League has reversed its decision to ban the publication of youth-team results on the official FA website after a wave of protests from club officials and players. Continue reading


Sent Her Forward honours 2016/17 – part three: the Dream Teams

Sent Her Forward’s end-of-season awards conclude with those long-awaited dream teams – and there’s a twist this year.

Collage of Roseanne Fine, Danni Cutler and Laura Rafferty (Photos: Crawley Wasps LFC/Beckie Kirkham/Geoff Penn/BHAFC)

Roseanne Fine, Danni Cutler and Laura Rafferty make their respective Dream Team starting XIs (Photos: Crawley Wasps LFC/Beckie Kirkham/Geoff Penn/BHAFC)

Welcome to the third and final part of this year’s honours – surely the most comprehensive in women’s football. Continue reading

Chichester celebrating again as youngsters take cup in penalty showdown

Sussex County Women & Girls League Under-16 Cup final

Chichester City under-16s with the League Cup, May 7 2017 (Photo: John Holden)

Chichester’s under-16s won the first of two possible trophies just days after the club’s first team won promotion to the Premier League (Photo: John Holden)

Chichester City 3 (Collighan 1, 64; Robson 73)
Withdean Youth 3 (Collier 14; C Harris 16; Bassett 42)
(After extra-time)
(Chichester City win on pens 3-2)

Chichester City clinched the club’s second trophy in three days when their under-16s won a nerve-jangling penalty shootout against Withdean Youth to take the Sussex County League Cup and give notice of plenty more good times ahead for the ambitious club. Continue reading

All you need to know about a festival of football finals

Sussex County Women & Girls League Cup finals, Holbrook Club, Horsham, May 11, from 10.30am

Action from Lewes v Southdown Under-16s March 30 Photo: Frances Earnshaw

(Photo: Frances Earnshaw)

There’s a festival of young female football talent on show in a day of youth cup finals in Horsham on Sunday.

Eight different clubs are represented in seven cup finals throughout the day, covering age groups from under-11 to under-16.

Crawley Town have four separate teams in the seven finals; Southdown three and Portsmouth two.

For some it’s a one-off chance of glory; for some others it’s the chance to build on already highly successful league seasons. Continue reading

Easter football opportunity in London and Kent

Action from Lewes Girls v Crawley Town Girls (Photo: James Boyes)

The sessions could lead to more formal football activity

Youngsters looking to test the water before deciding whether formal football is for them could do worse than pop along to south-east London during the Easter holidays.

The London FA is organising informal drop-in football sessions for boys and girls aged over 16 at Hall Place, Bexley, this coming week. Continue reading