Horsham FC ground petition reaches 1,000 signatures

Horsham player/manager Gary Charman. Picture by John Lines
Horsham player/manager Gary Charman. Picture by John Lines

An online petition seeking support for Horsham Football Club to build a new home has reached 1,000 signatures in less then five days.

Football fans have been adding their names to the list since it was put online on Sunday evening, and on Thursday just before 5.30pm it reached its initial target.

The petition is part of an overall appeal to see Horsham FC end a nomadic seven years without a home, including a drive on Twitter using the hashtag #Home4Horsham.

The club is getting ready to submit a full planning application, expected at the end of the month, early April.

The supporters’ campaign has garnered support from people in the town as well as further afield, including a number of fans of Premier League Swansea City, who have fond memories of their famous FA Cup meeting in 2007.

The proposals have been met with some opposition, largely from residents who live near Worthing Road, where the club plans to build.

For more information about the campaign and to sign the supporters’ petition visit www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/head-of-planning-home-for-horsham-fc