An insight into the history of Horsham Sparrows Football Club…
Following England’s historic World Cup win in 1966 the country, quite understandably went football mad and the interest in the game soared, especially amongst school boys. In those days, playing football on a Saturday morning was the preserve of those lucky enough to play for their school team so in a bid to meet the demand the fledgling Mini Minor League was set up in 1967 with Horsham Sparrows FC as a founder member. The now familiar blue and white kit was chosen as it was similar to Brighton & Hove Albion’s playing strip and the name Sparrows ?…. This was chosen after a comment that the original team looked like a flock of sparrows chasing after the ball.
Over the following decades the club grew to cater for the continued interest in boys football and the number of teams soon reflected every age group from under 8s to under 16s. Girls and Womens teams swiftly followed and in 2010 the first Sparrows mens team took to the field. The club gained membership to the FA’s Charter Standard Programme which recognises it’s commitment to quality and excellence and in 2008, was proud to announce its award of the coveted FA Community Standard charter [read more].
In 2015, Horsham Sparrows won the Sussex Community Club of the Year award – a fitting tribute to all the hard work put in by all the players, managers, coaches and volunteers at the club.
Another exciting development has been the partnership scheme agreed with one of the area’s foremost and respected football clubs, Horsham YMCA. Find out more about the club and the plans we have for the future [here]