OUR HISTORY

Roffey Football Club were founded in 1901. The club’s first success came in the 1920’s, twice winning the Horsham Junior Charity Cup. More success followed in the 30’s, twice crowned Horsham League Division One Champions, and twice winners of the Horsham Senior Charity Cup.

In the 1954/55 season, the 1st Team were crowned Division One Champions with a 100% record, regaining the title the following season.

In 1969 the club joined the Crawley & District League, winning the Premier Division in 1982. 

In the 80’s they were twice finalists in the Mick Hastain Cup before winning the Division One title in 1987. More success came in the early nineties, lifting the Les Searle Floodlit Cup and Runners-up in the Malcolm Simmonds Cup. 1993 saw the 1st team finish Runners-up in Division One. The following season the 1st team finished Runners-up in the Premier and lifted the Malcolm Simmonds Cup. In 1994-95 the 1st team won the Newton International Floodlit Cup.

Roffey FC joined the Mid-Sussex Football league in 2005. In 2008 the 1st team won Division Three, the Sussex County Junior Cup and were finalists in the Mowatt Cup. Two more top finishers and a Runners-up spot in the Premier Division saw them accepted by the Sussex County Football League in 2011, which at the time was a major landmark in the club’s history and the first time at Intermediate level.

2012/13 saw the club get back to winning ways with a mid-table finish in County 3 and success for the reserves and 3rd teams in the Mid-Sussex leagues, it also saw the introduced of an U18 squad for the first time, who narrowly missed out on the Arun & Chichester League title but won the cup and where runners up again the following year.

In recent seasons, the 1st team finished runners up in 2015/16 failing the ground requirements for promotion, the U18 teams going from strength to strength winning Central League in the Southern Combination League.

2016-17 season saw the U18s win the Arun & Chichester Youth League Cup, whilst the senior U18 team won the Combination Central League and the League of Leagues.

The 2017-18 saw the 1st team narrowly miss out on promotion after being top at Xmas.

2018-19 the club added a Women’s team for the first time, who lost narrowly in the league cup final.

​In the Summer of 2019 the club finally got the funding and approvals to install the required floodlights and spectator stand, and later that year Hills Farm Lane veteran squad joined Roffey FC bringing 80 more keen, older players into the club (vets are over 35!).

Post-covid, in Summer 2022 the 1st Team Men’s won the SCFL division one title in a thrilling season, gaining promotion for next season!