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Into the 21st Century

In 2001 Worthing celebrated 100 years of playing at Woodside Road, an event marked by the publication of the first book devoted to the Club.

In 2003-04 we finished 2nd in the league and thus regained our Premier Division place. Cup runs saw us reach the Senior Cup final and the last 32 of the FA Trophy, being beaten by eventual winners Hednesford Town.

In 2005-06 our youth team won their division and reached the 1st Round of the FA Youth Cup for the first time. Our first team had topped the Isthmian League at New Year 2006 but eventually just missed out on a play-off spot.

The following year we got relegated, but did reach the Senior Cup final for the 28th time. Our youth team were again champions and also captured the Isthmian Youth Cup for a second time. In 2007-08 they became founder-members of the Isthmian Youth League and won the Sussex FA Youth Cup for only the second time.

The management partnership of Alan Pook and Danny Bloor resigned at the end of 2008-09 and Simon Colbran took over. He lasted just one season, at the end of which we lost in the play-off semi-final for the 3rd year in a row. Colbran resigned in the close season and was replaced by Chris White.

Chris’s first season, Worthing’s 125th, saw us fielding a completely new squad of players and we managed to win some silverware, defeating Horsham in the last match of the season to secure the Brighton Charity Cup.

The Club’s next appointment was joint-managers, Lee Brace and Kieran Collins. More mid-table mediocrity and disappointing early cup exits saw the duo depart in October 2013 and after a period of caretaker management under Mick Fogden and Jon Meeney, Adam Hinshelwood took the reigns on Christmas Day. The recently retired former Brighton & Hove Albion professional immediately went about re-building the side with young, hungry players. Coupled with the experience of Fogden and the enthusiasm of the young Meeney, hopes are high for a more settled and productive future.

Omar Bugiel and Will Hendon celebrate a fine victory over runaway Champions Burgess Hill Town

The 2014-15 season was very much a one of ups and downs but, despite all the uncertainty surrounding the club’s future a sixth place finish was achieved, our highest for five years. This was a particularly impressive feat as the playing budget was scrapped after Christmas but, this only served to bring everyone at the club even closer together with all the players and Management staying and, we were one of only two teams to beat runaway Champions, Burgess Hill Town.

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