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'Players of his calibre don't come up every day' - striker Smith signs from South Park

Horsham have snapped up South Park striker Chris Smith on a contract much to the delight of manager Dominic Di Paola.
DM17103501a.jpg Football: Horsham v South Park. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-171028-183610008

Trialists impress Horsham boss and the signing of keeper is close

A couple of Horsham trialists impressed in their opening pre-season friendly on Monday night with the club also closing in on signing a goalkeeper.

George Landais is returning to Horsham next season. Picture by Steve Robards

Di Paola delighted to re-sign more of last season’s squad and ‘brilliant’ Metcalf

Horsham manager Dominic Di Paola is delighted to have re-signed George Landais, Tony Nwachukwu, Scott Kirkwood and the ‘brilliantly experienced’ Steve Metcalf.

Archie Robinson and England ace Jesse Lingard after the penalty victory over Colombia

Selfie from Manchester United ace Lingard an 'overwhelming' moment for young England fan at World Cup

As if watching England win on penalties wasn’t enough, a father and son from Horsham managed to get the selfie of a lifetime at the World Cup.

Sussex Schools Under 15 v Inner London Schools at Three Bridges (Gareth Southgate)  England Manager. Standing second from left.

Flashback: Gareth Southgate lines-up alongside Sussex’s finest in 1985

Photographer Bryan Allen sent in this photograph of Sussex Schools under-15 football team before their match against Inner London Schools, taken in 1985. Pictured second left on the back row is England manager Gareth Southgate. Bryan’s son Dean Allen is second from the right in the front row and the picture also features many familiar names in Sussex football who continued to play and manage in the county and beyond.

Horsham Fc First Team Manager ' Dominic Di Paola. Pic Steve Robards SR1626364 SUS-160913-134127001

Horsham have retained ‘all they wanted’ of last season’s squad

Horsham have retained ‘all they wanted’ of last season’s squad and are running the rule over their last few trialists ahead of their friendlies starting.

George Landais is returning to Horsham next season. Picture by Steve Robards

Striker and former National League defender sign for Horsham

Horsham have bolstered their striking options with the signing of George Landais for next season and also captured a new former Welling United defender.
Ethan Stapley

Talented young Ethan signs on for Barcelona academy

By Ken McEwan

Dominic Di Paola

Horsham boss Di Paola will know squad ‘over next week’

Horsham boss Dominic Di Paola will run the rule over new players as the Hornets returned for pre-season training.

Crawley Old Girls (COGS) National Women's (Over 30s) Recreational Football Festival at Crawley Town Football Club. June 16 2018.'Picture by James Boardman SUS-180625-125202002

Crawley Old Girls organise first national Women’s Recreational Festival

The Crawley Old Girls (COGS) organised the first National Women’s (over 30s) Recreational Football Festival last weekend and it was a roaring success.


Heath boss Saunders signs ex-Crawley Town and Loxwood midfielder

Byron Napper has put pen to paper as Haywards Heath Town manager Shaun Saunders continues to build his squad ahead of the first pre-season friendly on July 7.

Horsham FC. Darren Boswell. Pic Steve Robards SR1720418 SUS-170829-104056001

Horsham boss hints at new signings and ‘keeper as more three commit

Horsham boss Dominic Di Paola has hinted that more players will join the Hornets after three players agreed to re-sign for next season.

The view from the new stand at Billingshurst's Jubilee Fields ground

New Billingshurst manager Freitas impressed by club’s ambition

New Billingshurst boss Luis Freitas is aiming for a top half finish as they gear up for the new Southern Combination League Division 1 season.


Six-a-side World Cup marks annual Southwater Royals' presentation day

Southwater Royals held their annual family presentation day last weekend which included a six-a-side World Cup tournament for the junior players.
Lee Farrell and James Smith and his family

Horsham fan Smith shares pitch with his hero Farrell

Horsham fan and Sussex County FA Disability Representative player James Smith is now sharing a pitch with his childhood hero Lee Farrell.

Horsham FC. Joe Shelley. Pic Steve Robards SR1808414 SUS-180204-162424001

Horsham boss delighted as ‘three good club people’ re-sign for next year

Horsham boss Dominic Di Paola is delighted that three long-serving players have committed to the Hornets for next season.

New Storrington manager James Everett

Swans manager Everett believes new structure will strengthen them

New Storrington manager James Everett believes the club is starting to put in the right structures to strengthen itself for the future.

Horsham FC. Alfie Rogers. Pic Steve Robards SR1808423 SUS-180204-162447001

Horsham exit for Rogers who is going Stateside for ‘incredible opportunity’

Departing Horsham striker Alfie Rogers has been wished the best as he embarks on an ‘incredible opportunity’ in America.

Horsham YMCA manager Peter Buckland. Picture by Peter Cripps

Pre-season struggles for Horsham YMCA as Buckland reflects and plans

Horsham YMCA manager Peter Buckland has revealed his struggle of putting together a pre-season campaign as well as looking back on last season’s disappointment.

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