West Sussex Football League
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West Sussex Football League

The West Sussex Football League is a football competition in England. It was formed in 1896. The League has 10 divisions of which the highest, the Premier Division, sits at level 12 of the English football league system. It is a feeder to the Southern Combination League Division Two. Membership is not limited to clubs from West Sussex. Currently the league also includes teams from Surrey and Hampshire though these are from places that are close to the county boundaries.

Cup Competitions

The West Sussex Football League operates one pre-season opener, three league cups and five charity cup competitions.

Walter Rossiter Memorial Trophy

The pre-season opening match of the season is the Walter Rossiter Trophy which is contested between the previous season's league winner and Centenary Cup winners. The current holder is West Chiltington FC.

League Cups

The league's main cup is the Centenary Cup which includes teams from the league's top three tiers, from the Premier Division to Division 2. The current holder of the cup is Horsham Trinity FC.

The league's two other cups are the Tony Kopp Cup for the northern section of Divisions 3, 4 and 5 and the Bareham Trophy for the southern sections of the same lower divisions. The current holder of the Tony Kopp Cup is AFC Gatwick and the holder of the Bareham Trophy is Barnham Trojans FC.

Charity Cups

The remaining competitions within the league are the charity cups, these operate laterally across the northern and southern section of each division. These cups are:

Competition Qualifying Divisions 2019 Winner
Malcolm Simmonds Memorial Cup Premier Division and Division 1 Capel FC
Chichester Charity Cup Division 2 North and South Storrington Community FC Reserves
Division 3 Charity Cup Division 3 North and South Barnham Trojans FC
Division 4 Charity Cup Division 4 North and South Selsey FC Reserves
Division 5 Charity Cup Division 5 North and South Slinfold FC Reserves

2018-19 members

Premier Division

Angmering | Ashington Rovers | Capel | Henfield | Lavant | Newtown Villa | Nyetimber Pirates | Southwater | TD Shipley | The Unicorn | West Chiltington

Championship North

Alfold Reserves | Barns Green | Billingshurst Reserves | Broadbridge Heath Reserves | Holbrook | Horsham Crusaders | Horsham Trinity | Partridge Green | Pulborough | Steyning Town Community FC Reserves | Westcott 1935 | Wisborough Green

Championship South

Coal Exchange | East Dean | Lavant Reserves | Nyetimber Pirates Reserves | Petworth | Predators | Sidlesham Reserves | Sompting | Stedham United | Worthing Borough

Division Two North

Cowfold Reserves | Ewhurst | Henfield Reserves | Horsham Baptists & Ambassadors | Horsham Olympic | Newdigate | Rowfant Village | Rudgwick | Slinfold | Upper Beeding Reserves

Division Two South

AFC Southbourne | Felpham Colts | Hunston Community Club FC | Milland | Newtown Villa Reserves | Storrington Community FC Reserves | The Crown | Watersfield | Whyke United | Yapton

Division Three North

Billingshurst 3rds | Capel Reserves | Cowfold 3rds | Ewhurst Reserves | Holbrook Reserves | Horsham Crusaders Reserves | Southwater Reserves | Southwater Royals | Westcott 1935 Reserves | Wisborough Green Reserves

Division Three South

AFC Littlehampton | Ambassadors | Angmering Seniors Reserves | Barnham Trojans | Beaumont Park | Boxgrove | Chapel | Harting | Littlehampton United Reserves | Yapton Reserves

Division Four North

Brockham | Fittleworth | Horsham Baptists & Ambassadors Reserves | Horsham Trinity Reserves | Plaistow | Pulborough Patriots | Rudgwick Reserves | Southwater 3rds | TD Shipley Reserves | Watersfield Reserves

Division Four South

Barnham Trojans Reserves | Del United | Fenhurst Sports | Predators Reserves | Nyetimber Pirates 3rds | Selsey Reserves | Stedham United Reserves | Wittering United

Division Five North

AFC Gatwick | Barns Green Reserves | Brockham Reserves | Horsham Olympic Reserves | Petworth Reserves | Partridge Green Reserves | Pulborough Reserves | Slinfold Reserves | Thakeham Village | Watersfield 3rds

Division Five South

Angmering Reserves | Arun Church | Broadwater Athletic | Felpham Colts Reserves | Flansham Park Rangers | Lodsworth | The Unicorn Reserves

Past divisional champions

The league ran 11 divisions up until 2015 when Division 5 Central was dropped. In 2016, Division One was split into North and South to increase back to 11 divisions.

Season Premier Division Division One Division One North Division One South Division Two North Division 2 South Division Three North Division Three South Division Four North Division Four South Division Five North Division Five Central Division Five South
2018/19 West Chiltington Steyning Town Reserves Nyetimber Pirates Reserves Cowfold Reserves Watersfield Southwater Royals Barnham Trojans TD Shipley Reserves Fernhurst Sports Slinfold Reserves The Unicorn Reserves
2017/18 Nyetimber Pirates Capel Angmering Westcott 1935 Lavant Reserves Horley AFC Yapton Reserves Southwater Royals Boxgrove Brockham Del United
2016/17 Nyetimber Pirates Ashington Rover Angmering Seniors Border Wanderers The Unicorn Westcott 1935 Nyetimber Pirates Reserves Rowfant Village Watersfield Capel Reserves Lancing United Thirds
2015/16 Lancing United Hunston Community Club Ashington Rovers Angmering Seniors Horsham Crusaders Worthing Borough Thakeham Village Elmer Ewhurst Reserves Tangmere
2014/15 Ockley Petworth Wisborough Green Newtown Villa Reserves Ewhurst The Crown Capel Ajax Trees Border Wanderers Reserves Watersfield Worthing Borough
2013/14 Bosham Predators AFC Roffey Club Reserves Stedham United Horsham Trinity Angmering Seniors FC Amberley Coal Exchange Capel Reserves West Chiltington Reserves The Unicorn
2012/13 Cowfold Wittering United Ockley Newtown Villa Reserves AFC Roffey Club Reserves The Vardar VIP Border Wanderers Hammer United Faygate United Thirds FC Amberley The Crown

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