The men’s football performance programme currently has over 40 participants, including a number of ESOL students. Every week we offer a high tempo, informative training session for these participants and competitive fixtures for both the First XI and Second XI squads. For the past few years, this programme has been in high demand from students and is continuing to grow in both participation numbers and levels of competiveness; with both of our squads competing against highly rated, experienced teams in both leagues.
Our first team competes in the Sussex Schools FA County 1s League as well as the Sussex Schools FA County 1s Cup, with the second XI partaking in the 2s version of this. The first XI also partakes in the AoC South East Regional Tournament in Southampton which is held annually.
Notable Highlights from Recent Years:
In the 2019/20 season, the 2nd XI reached the League Play Off finals and placed 2nd in the league, fighting for top position. With the First XI competing well in their league, having a successful run in the National Cup and with many of the First XI squad having also made the local county squad that season.
Season 2021/22 Highlights:
The First XI had a good season in the Sussex Schools FA County League by finishing 3rd, narrowly missing out on the play-off places, but were competitive throughout the season against the teams who finished in the top 2 places. Also, they finished the AoC South East Regional Tournament strongly by winning their last 2 games convincingly. In a similar vein, the Second XI battled well against some tough teams in their league which landed them a middle table finish, but close in points to the play-off places.