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
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.
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
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
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 -
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
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.