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Congrats – You found our page! Here we have a brief overview of the Sussex Football Squad and our Team values, games, training and social events. The best way to find out though is to come find our stand during Fresher’s Fair.

Sussex Football is Magic, and we never, ever lose.

Your Club

‘Football isn’t a matter of life and death – it’s much more than that’ (B. Shankley) and he’s right you know. The commitment of each Sussex Man to his club is unwavering in spirit and determination. We are the pinnacle of what it means to play sport at Sussex. The Club consists of  three teams playing in the BUCS South East divisions 1A, 5A and 5C.

The goal for this season is Promotion for the 1st XI, League Champions for the 2nd XI and Promotion Contenders for the 3rd XI. All three teams are eager for fresh talent to replace graduating seniors and building on our society’s long standing success and traditions.


The squad trains a minimum of two times a week with the 1st XI and 2nd XI training on Monday evenings, and the 3rd XI on Tuesday evenings. The whole squad trains together on a Friday evening. Details of taster sessions and trials will be posted on our social media closer to the time and you can find us at Fresher’s Fair during Fresher’s Week.

Trials are very competitive and we recognise that not everyone will put on their best show on the day. Even if you do not make the team through trials in September, this is not the end of the road. We have further taster sessions and open training, as well as this Inter-mural football leagues on campus also take place every week and we are in contact with several Saturday and Sunday league teams in the Brighton area; all information can be found by emailing Lewis Palfrey – footballmen@clubs.sussexstudent.com


Football knows what is. Social events are as important as what we do on the pitch. Those 90 minutes on the pitch is just the tip of the iceberg of what it means to have the Sussex badge on your chest. It doesn’t matter if you’ve come up as slab head Maguire firing home in extra time or sent off after 30 seconds, all squad members meet back together to put in Sussex Football’s real performance where players have made great names for themselves and gone down in Sussex folklore. Heroic acts have often been witnessed deep into the night as Football strides valiantly into the belly of a Pryzm Wednesday, all dressed head to toe in themed costume and reputations made.

We also travel to Croatia each year on Tour and are currently looking to secure a place in a tournament in China; every squad member has the chance to travel for away games throughout the season and abroad.

Our Commitment to YOU

Being part of any University Society is the best way to integrate with Uni life and to grow as an individual. Sussex Football is a unit and each of its members is committed to helping the bloke standing next to him. You will find success playing football at Sussex, because we never, ever lose.


2018/19 Committee

Club President - Lewis Palfrey

Club Vice President - James Tann

Club Captain - Charlie Towning

Social Secretary - Harrison Flesch

Treasurer - Rob Doyle

Main Club email address - footballmen@clubs.sussexstudent.com

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