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PICTURE SPECIAL: Chichester City and Sidlesham in winning form

A hard-fought 4-0 win at Oaklands Park against plucky AFC Uckfield Town, who didn’t stop battling for 90 minutes, moved Chi City up into second in the SCFL premier table.
The AITC team at the mental health tournament

Chichester footballers fly flag in tournament for good cause

In a show of support for mental health awareness, teams from across Sussex including AITC Chichester took part in a football tournament at the Sussex FA headquarters in Lancing.

Goodwood's in-form juniors

Goodwood juniors take Sussex golf gongs

Junior players from Goodwood have been crowned champions in the under-13 and under-15 categories of the Sussex County Golf Union’s Order of Merit series in 2017, the final round of which was held at Bognor Golf Club.

Girls' football in booming in Sussex

Chichester is venue for new girls’ football centre

Brighton & Hove Albion’s official charity celebrated FA Girls’ Football Week by launching a series of new football development centres across Sussex, including one in Chichester.

Cup winners - Barnham Trojans under-tens

Youth football: Trojans lift cup... Midhurst welcome new backer

Barnham Trojans under-ten Blues have lifted the Arun and Chichester Youth League Cup.

Dan Beck's shot, deflected past the keeper, won it for the Rocks at St Albans/ Picture by Tommy McMillan

Rocks' winless league run is over

At last! The Rocks have picked up a win in National League South - their 2-1 triumph at St Albans ending a 13-game sequence without a league victory.

Chichester try to unlock Crystal Palace at Bromley

Ladies’ football: City suffer as Eagles soar to win

A Gemma Bryan hat-trick left Chichester City Ladies to reflect on more awayday pain as they came away pointless after a frustrating 4-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Bromley.

East Dean in action at Eastbourne

East Dean out of range... Petworth run out of fuel againsat Coal men

We have action involving East Dean, Petworth, Felpham Colts and Lavant Reserves in our latest West Sussex League round-up.

Bosham's James Wilson in action against Alfold / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Robins fly to cup success... Sids win again on the road

It’s been a good week for our two local SCFL division-two sides.

Pagham proved far too strong for Eastbourne Utd / Picture by Roger Smith

Lions hit United for six – and it could have been more

Pagham’s unbeaten run continued as they thrashed Eastbourne United 6-1 in an SCFL premier-division match which will linger long in the memory.

Josh Clack on the attack for Chichester against Deal - he was one of the scorers in a 3-0 win / Picture by Olivia Ellis

Chichester City dream of more FA Vase glory

Goals from Scott Jones, Dan Hegarty and Josh Clack helped ease Chichester City into the third round of the FA Vase with a 3-0 win over Deal in a rearranged tie at Oaklands Park.

Jack Pearce. Picture by Tim Hale

Rocks boss Pearce: 'It's a big challenge for us'

When you have lost five out of the last six games, the last thing you need is to face the most in-form team in your league.

Hollie Olding is furthering her football career in the USA

From Chichester to Brighton and Chelsea ... and now to Kentucky

From Chichester to Brighton, then to Chelsea. But now for Hollie Olding, the United States is where she is playing her football.

Aldwick Athletic under-14s and under-12s

Youth football: City hit seven... Aldwick are spot on

Chichester City Youth under-15s and Aldwick Athletic under-14s both tasted success in recent games.

Youth football action.

Are these rules the future of junior football in England?

No slide tackles. No shouting from the sidelines. An extra player allowed on the pitch if you trail by four goals. Is this the way forward for youth football in the country?

Jade Widdows goes through to score for Chi City

Chi City Ladies go west – and so do cup hopes

Chichester’s hopes of a lenghty WPL League Cup cup run ended abruptly at Plymouth as the hosts avenged their two defeats against the Green Army last season with a 3-1 win.

Ryan Chittock was on target for Selsey at Oakwood / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Selsey in control as Oak are chopped down... Stags, Reds and Sids slip up

Selsey won on the road but Midhurst, Bosham and Sidlesham all slipped to defeat.

Goal celebration time for Pagham in the cup / Picture by Roger Smith

League and cup wins add up to Pagham’s perfect week

It’s been a good week for Pagham FC, with wins in the SCFL premier and the RUR Charity Cup.

Tafadzwa Fuzz Kanjanda on the ball for Chi in their draw with Eastbourne / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Sub to rescue for Chi City ... Cup quarter-final spot booked

Chichester City battled back from a scare to gain a valuable point from a 1-1 draw against Eastbourne United in a very entertaining match on a sunny afternoon. Then on Tuesday night, they earned a place in the last eight of the RUR Cup.

Worthing celebrate a goal during their first-round qualifying win over Lowestoft Town on Saturday. Picture by Marcus Hoare

Sussex sides discover FA Trophy fate

Worthing, Burgess Hill and Lewes all discovered their FA Trophy second-round qualifying opposition earlier this afternoon.

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