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12th December 2013

The annual NWSS Christmas do took place with 60 members and guests sitting down to a fantastic meal served by the staff at Stooks restaurant Newbridge Nurseries, near Horsham.

At the end of the evening an open double decker bus ferried members home

2nd November

Eight members of the North West Sussex Seagulls attended a first aid course run by the Horsham First Responders group. all those that went along felt it was an excelent use of their free time leaner how they may be able to help people in an emergency situation.

 29th October

Around 70 members of the North West Sussex Seagulls met at the Holbrook Club in Horsham. Special guest for the evening was the Brighton & Hove Albion Chairman Tony Bloom. Tony answered questions from the audiance for an hour and half about subjects ranging from the departure of Gus Poyet to his favorite ground other than the Amex. 

 

 30th August 2013

On Friday 30th August, NWSS became the shirt sponsors of the Southwater under 11's side and presented them with a cheque for £400. NWSS are now proud to be the shirt sponsors for two junior teams having become sponsor for the Horsham Sparrows girls under 13s team last season. Since forming in the summer of 2011, the NWSS have made donations to children teams, charities and good causes that amounts to £2500. This has all been possible while still offering our members great value for money transport to the Amex to watch the Albion. Thank you to all our members for your support.

 

 

22nd August 2013

On Thursday 22nd August, NWSS presented Melanie Dunn the Relationship Manager of Albion In The Community and the new Albion manager Oscar Garcia with a cheque for £400. NWSS member Ross Gray raised the donation by running a Golden Goal draw on Coach two during last seasons trips to the Amex. Well done Ross and all those that took part to help raise this fantastic amount of money for a very worthy cause.

 

 10th August 2013

A bit late but finally Liam Bridcutt was presented with a bottle of Champaign as recognition of him being voted as our player of the season for 2012-13.  John Curlewis was the lucky NWSS voter to be drawn out of the hat to present Liam with the bubbly on the pitch before the Derby County game.

17th July 2013

North West Sussex Seagulls made a £200 donation to a Cowfold school swimming pool fund. Members of the supporters club attended St Peters CE Primary School on Wednesday 17th July to present a cheque to Chair of Governors Eileen Precious and school head Giles Kolter. Eileen Precious explained that the swimming pool is a village community pool and was built in memory of village lads who sadly drowned in the sea some years ago, the idea being that all village children should learn to swim. It is used for lessons and clubs for the school children and is open to the public for some of the summer holidays. Although a charge is made for use of the pool this does not cover the cost of running it and the school relies on fund raising and donations to make up the shortfall. The school runs the pool but does not contribute financially from the school budget to its upkeep so any donation is gratefully received.

 Mike Wilson on behalf of NWSS said that they were delighted to be able to make a donation to the Cowfold community swimming pool fund and praised the school’s contribution in encouraging all children in the village to learn how to swim. Raising awareness to fund this important local facility is crucial in being able to keep it a part of the local community and the school.

More information on St Peters School and NWSS can be found on their websites at www.stpetersschoolcowfold.org.uk 

NWSS treasurer Ian Morris (left) and secretary Mike Wilson present the cheque to Eileen Precious & Giles Kolter with young swimmers Megan Grobbler, Emily Barnett and Ryan Martin in attendance.

8th July 2013

On Monday 8th July Horsham North West Sussex Seagulls presented Horsham Community First Responders with a donation of £200. The supporters club have funded and supported a number of local organisations, youth football teams and charities in the last two years and they are pleased to be able to support this worthy cause. NWSS club secretary Mike Wilson said that he had seen for himself what a superb service the volunteer responders provide after a recent health scare and hopefully the donation will help towards ongoing training costs in what is clearly a very worthy cause. We have nothing but admiration and respect for this dedicated team of volunteers who give up their time and offer rapid help in a medical emergency. They provide a first class service to help others in need of emergency health care and the team fulfil an important role which is much appreciated by the local community, so we thank them for all their hard work.

The responders are called upon to assist in emergency calls for cardiac arrest, unconscious or collapsed patients, chest pain, breathing difficulties and minor trauma.

For further information on Horsham Community First Responders go to www.horshamresponders.org  

NWSS members Mike Wilson (third left) and Ian Morris (far right) present their cheque to Horsham Community First Responders (from left to right Hilary, Andrew, Marc and Ali).

2nd July 2013

It was with great sadness that we heard of the sudden and unexpected passing of our friend Nigel Knight on 2nd July at the age of 56. Nigel passed away after a relatively short illness and will be greatly missed by all of us and particularly those that knew him best on NWSS coach 2. Big Nigel was an ever present passenger since we started the club in July 2011 and was always the first person to board at Roffey, making his way to his usual centre seat in the back row of the coach. He would wait until the last of the ‘back seat posse’ arrived from Southwater and then the jokes, banter and laughter would begin. Everyone liked him, he was a real gentle giant of a man who didn't’t have a bad word to say about anyone, a true gent. It is with great sadness and regret that we won’t be seeing his smiling face or hearing his jovial laughter once more again this season.

 

Nigel Knight RIP 1957 - 2013

11th June 2013

The NWSS held it’s AGM at the Horsham Sports Club in Cricket Field Road, Horsham. Nearly 50 members attended the meeting which was followed by a BBQ. Also in attendance was PC Darren Balkham who as always was happy to answer a few questions.

21st April 2013

The North West Sussex Seagulls are the shirt sponsors for the Horsham Sparrows U13 Girls team and we are very proud to say they have had another fantastic season. Here they are with their Cup Winners medals. Well done girls!

9th April 2013

Nearly 100 NWSS members flocked to one of our favourite roosts The Holbrook Club in Horsham to hear from two of Albion’s star players. Scottish International Liam Bridcutt and Andrea Orlandi where joined by members of the Albion back room staff including Chief Executive Paul Barber while the question and answer session with the players was recorded for all to replay at their leisure. 

14th March 2013

Thirty members of the NWSS attempted to drink WJ King’s brewery dry. Unfortunately no photographs are known to exist of this daring feat however if should you know of any or CCTV coverage please let us know. From reports that have found their way back to me, a great night was had by all apart from one poor soul who ended up in the hospital emergency room having his wrist put into plaster. For those that have already asked another attempt will be arranged.

23rd January 2013

North West Sussex Seagulls members met for the first meeting of the year at the Holbrook Club in Horsham to meet Brighton & Hove Albion FC Chief Executive Paul Barber. Paul talked for nearly an hour about his first six months with the Albion before NWSS members fired questions at him. Paul didn't duck any questions and even if the answers weren't the ones fans (sorry customers) were hoping for they were honest.

1st January 2013

A great day out was had by all who travelled to Ipswich Town on the NWSS coach and witnessed Albion recording their biggest away win in the second tier of English football for 27 years. Having left Horsham at 10.30 NWSS members were well into their second pints in Ipswich by 1pm they then had a short walk to Portman Road to cheer on the lads and were then home again in GOSBTS by 8pm.

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