Lines & James are pleased to continue their support of Horsham FC first team.
The first Horsham Football Club was founded in 1871, though its existence largely depended upon enough players being available to form a side. In 1881 the club was firmly re-established and, in September 1882, helped found the Sussex County Football Association. It has remained an important part of the Horsham Community ever since. The Club presently has 5 Junior and Youth teams , Under 10s, under 11’s under 15’s under 16’s and under 18’s and of course the well supported First Team presently playing in the Premier Division of the Sussex County League. The Supporters Club also runs a Sunday League team known as Horsham 1881 in reference to the year of establishment.
This season will be the 44th in which Horsham Football Club has competed in the Isthmian League, the 8th tier of the English football pyramid or, put more simply, just 4 divisions below the Football League. The club has spent just one year outside the league since 1973, that coming in 2015 when the Hornets bounced back at the first time of asking having been crowned runaway champions of the Sussex County League. Manager Dom di Paola was the man who masterminded that title-winning campaign and he remains at the helm, as do many of squad from that season, and a steady performance last year has given the team a solid foundation on which to build. This year finds the club in temporary exile in Lancing, while it awaits the construction of an exciting new home in Horsham, yet the support for the Hornets remains as loyal and passionate as ever. A very strong bond exists between the players, the staff and its supporters and it is this which helps to create a friendly atmosphere at its matches. The club’s aim for the 2017/18 season is for a continued improvement, with hopes for a top ten finish in the 23 team division, as well as an extended run in the FA Cup and, who knows, a repeat of that fantastic achievement of 10 years ago when the Hornets made the whole town proud in taking Swansea City to a replay on ‘live’ TV!