The club enjoys an enviable location in the heart of the Sussex Coastal region with a large local population catchment of 110,000 and a substantial business community.
The club hosts over 3,000 people every week, either to play football or for the use of the clubs’ facilities. The clubs’ men’s Senior team competes in the National League South division, at Step 2 of the football league pyramid with the clear ambition to play in the National League structure. On matchdays the club averages close to 1,000 spectators, which is in the top 5 of clubs across the whole of Step 3 throughout the country.
The club plays a prominent role in the community and encourages participation across all ages, genders and abilities.
The Women’s team will now compete in the FA Women’s National League South East Division One, with plans to introduce a girls development centre. Our boys’ youth section starts from under 14s to under 18s, with a development centre welcoming all community-based players from the age of 8-13. Add to that the clubs Under 19s Education Academy Programme offering local students the opportunity to combine a football pathway with study and qualifications in BTEC Sport.
The club’s community reach extends to Worthing Inclusive, a programme with four teams established in the Sussex Disability League: Walking Football health and well being sessions, including a Worthing FC Seniors Walking Football team and a Dementia Friendly Worthing “Sporting Memories” group working with Worthing Dementia Action Alliance.
During the pandemic lockdown, between March 2020 and March 2021, the club raised nearly half a million pounds from community fundraising and Football Foundation grants. This enabled the substantial upgrade of the Stadium including a brand-new FIFA accredited all weather 3G pitch, state-of-the-art LED foodlight system and several other spectator facility upgrades. Over the coming seasons the club will continue to upgrade stadium facilities in pursuit of our progression into National League football.