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Horsham YMCA

Currently Playing In:

Sussex County League Division One

 

The majority of The ‘YM’s’ football experience was gained through their local leagues. Having been formed in 1898 the club competed in The Horsham & District League, The Brighton League and The MId Sussex League before joining the Sussex County League.

Winning the championship of Division Two in 1983 led to promotion to the senior division, but it took five years to settle at this level and achieve a finish in the top ten. Manager John Suter took over in the nineties and served the club with great success for nearly twenty years in which the club won the Sussex Championship twice and after the second title in 2006, Horsham YMCA joined the Isthmian League. At one time local football heroes Mick Browning (Chairman) and Norman Dearlove (Coach) very successfully added their experience to the managerial skills of long serving John Suter.

Sadly, after eventually gaining promotion, the club found the change in standard just too much for them and two seasons later they were relegated back to The County League.  Another promotion was quickly achieved in 2009 but this time the return to the Sussex League was even quicker, so the club will be rebuilding to make a stronger challenge in the future.

 

Club Factfile

 
Ground:
Gorings Mead, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 5BP
Telephone:
01403 252 689
Directions:
From the East take A 281 (Brighton Road) and the ground is on the left and sign posted opposite Gorings Mead.
Capacity:
1575
Seats:
150
Covered:
Yes
200
Clubhouse:
Yes
Shop:
No
Record Attendance:
950 v Chelmsford City FA Cup 2000
Most Recent Senior Honour:
Sussex County League Division One 2005-2006
 

Club History

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 YearLeaguePositionManager
1978-1979Sussex County League3rd
1979-1980Sussex County League9th
1980-1981Sussex County League14th
1981-1982Sussex County League15th
brstyear1982-1983Sussex County League Division Two1stTony Elkins-Green
1983-1984Sussex County League Division One11thTony Elkins-Green
1984-1985Sussex County League Division One11thTony Elkins-Green
1985-1986Sussex County League Division One15thTony Elkins-Green
1986-1987Sussex County League Division One13thR Moulding & J.Laker
1987-1988Sussex County League Division One16thAlf Ford
1988-1989Sussex County League Division Two8thAlf Ford
1989-1990Sussex County League Division Two5thJohn Suter
1990-1991Sussex County League Division Two3rdJohn Suter
1991-1992Sussex County League Division Two6thJohn Suter
1992-1993Sussex County League Division Two6thJohn Suter
1993-1994Sussex County League Division Two6thJohn Suter
1994-1995Sussex County League Division Two3rdJohn Suter
1995-1996Sussex County League Division One12thJohn Suter
1996-1997Sussex County League Division One8thJohn Suter
1997-1998Sussex County League Division One9th John Suter
1998-1999Sussex County League Division One3rdJohn Suter
1999-2000Sussex County League Division One5thJohn Suter
2000-2001Sussex County League Division One5thJohn Suter
2001-2002Sussex County League Division One10thJohn Suter
2002-2003Sussex County League Division One3rdJohn Suter
2003-2004Sussex County League Division One13thJohn Suter
 2004-2005Sussex County League Division One1stJohn Suter
 2005-2006Sussex County League Division One1stJohn Suter
2006-2007Isthmian League Division One South9th John Suter
2007-2008Isthmian League Division One South21stJohn Suter
2008-2009Sussex County League Division One3rdChris White
2009-2010Isthmian League Division One South11thChris White
2010-2011Isthmian League Division One South22ndColin Jenkinson
2011-2012Sussex County League Division One16thSammy Donnelly
2012-2013Sussex County League Division One10th
2013-2014Sussex County League Division One
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