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NWSS news from 2016


Over £10,000 in donations

North West Sussex Seagulls have now donated over £10,000 in donations to local charities and good causes. Many enabling young people in our community to enjoy sports and over activities. The NWSS committee wish to thank all our loyal members for continuing to travel with us and for buying the Golden Goal tickets on the coaches, which enables us to help even more where we can.

Henfield Scout Hut Appeal

North West Sussex Seagull were very pleased to be able to donate £750 towards the Henfield Scout hut appeal. Over 30 Albion fans regularly travel on coach 1 from Henfield to every Albion home game and it was nice to be able to support a great cause in their village.

Albion in the Community

 Cerebral Palsy team

Recently committee members Andy Stonestreet, Ian Morris and Mike Wilson along with NWSS member Dave Owen were proud to present a further £1000 to AiTC in aid of their cerebral palsy team.

NWSS Chairman Andy Stonestreet said. “Visiting the American Express training ground in Lancing for the presentation was a fantastic opportunity to see the great work Albion in the Community are doing. We were also able to see first-hand how the donations we and others make, support so many people to take part and play the game we love, which was both thrilling and humbling”


4 the Youth

North West Sussex Seagull were very pleased to be able to donate £500 towards the running of 4 The Youth.


10th September 2016

15,000th Passenger

We are very proud to announce that North West Sussex Seagulls have carried their 15,000th passenger to the American Express Community Stadium. Maria Salter who is a coach season ticket holder on coach 1 was officially our 15,000th passenger and she was presented with a small gift as she arrived at the Amex for the Brentford game.


29th June 2016

Set 4 Success Presentation

North West Sussex Seagulls were once again very pleased to be able to make a donation of £500 to Horsham based charity Set 4 Success who help local athletes reach the pinnacle of their particular sporting discipline.

15th June

North West Sussex Seagulls AGM

The North West Sussex Seagulls returned to the Horsham Sports Club to hold their AGM. A well-attended meeting heard from committee members Andy Stonestreet (Chair) Ian Morris (Treasurer) and Mike Wilson (Secretary)  that the club was on a firm financial footing. That membership had grown to almost 400 and coach season ticket booking for the 2016/17 were at the highest level since the club was founded. During the meeting the following donation proposals were put to and passed by the members.

·         Set 4 Success £500

·         4 the Youth £500

·         Henfield Scouts Club Hut Appeal £750

·         Albion in the Community cerebral palsy team £1000


1st June

Heartstart Training

Members of NWSS attended a Heartstart training evening at the Holbrook Club run by Horsham Community Responders. The three hours spent learning how to deal with a number emergency situations are probably the most valuable hours I have ever spent. I would recommend this course to anyone. I hope I don’t ever have to use what I learnt but if I do, I feel a lot more confident that I will be able to help.

29th April 2016

A little over 2 months since the dramatic events at the start of the AiTC fund raising evening Peter Brackley is back at the Holbrook Club to officially open the new Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) donated by NWSS. Our friends from Horsham First Responders, Marc and Hilary joined life savers Alex, Jonny and Anita together with AiTC CEO Gary Townsend.


23rd April

Charlton away

When Albion fans needed help in their battle to remove Bill Archer and David Bellotti from power, Charlton fans turned out in their 100s for the Fans United day at the Goldstone and when they needed help Albion fans returned the favour.

19th April

AiTC Cheque Presentation

Horsham first Responders were presented with a cheque by Albion in the Community in gratitude for their help in saving the life of Peter Brackley during the fund raising event at the Holbrook Club. Marc and Hilary from the Responders were guests of AiTC at the home game vs QPR and the cheque was presented to them on the pitch at half-time but AiTC CEO Gary Townsend. Peter was their together with Anita, Jonny and Alex who worked so hard to keep Peter with us until the first responders arrived.



22nd March 2016

NWSS Skittles Evening at the Bull

The 2nd annual NWSS Pizza and Skittles evening took place at the Bull Inn in Shermanbury. A great evening was had by all especially the eventual winners pictured below. Mike Wilson was quick to point out that he now needed an extra display cabinet to show off all the cups and medals he had won.

17th March 2016

Paul Barber Meeting at the Amex

NWSS were very pleased to have been asked to attend an audience with Brighton and Hove Albion FC CEO Paul Barber at the American Express Community Stadium. Members of NWSS together with two other supporters groups were given the opportunity to ask the Chief Executive questions about the Albion and football in general. As always Paul answered every question put to him frankly and openly.

March 2016

Donation to Broadbridge Heath U10s

North West Sussex Seagulls donated £350.00 to Broadbridge Heath Under 10’s football team. Under 10’s manager Paul Francis thanked NWSS for their ‘fantastic donation’ which has enabled the purchase of some desperately needed hooded training tops for all of the team’s young players.


17th February 2016

Albion in the Community Fund Raiser

NWSS were asked by AiTC if we would like to hold a fund raising event hosted by Peter Brackley with Guy Butters and Gary O’Reilly as guests. Little did we know how dramatic the evening would turn out!


17th December 2015

NWSS Christmas Party.

The ever popular North West Sussex Seagulls Christmas party took place on the 17th Dec at Stooks Restaurant in Horsham. 60 NWSS members gathered for the traditional festive get together, many sporting Christmas jumpers. Great fun was had by all, helped by great food, company and a little alcohol. A raffle took place with many of the prizes being donated by those attending the meal, all proceeds of the raffle will be donated to good local causes and charities.


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