Getting to Know the Westfield Football Club in Sussex


The whole world is quite familiar with the love that England and English men and women have for football. It is among England’s most popular, if not the number one sport in the country. And because of the fervor and passion that they show for the world’s number one sport, a lot of English folk either support or are members of football clubs. One football club that has been around for quite some time now is the Westfield Football Club in Sussex. Though not constantly identified in the football news, the rigorous football training and passion that their member show for the sport are the keys for their continued existence in the world of football.

We should not be confusing the Westfield Football Club in Sussex with the following similar football clubs: the Westfield Football Club in Surrey and the Westfields Football Club (sometimes known as Westfields FC). The club is based in Westfield in Hastings, England. They were founded in the year 1927, way before World War I erupted. They used to be a member of the third division of the Sussex County Football League but as of last year, they are now a member of the second division of the same league. Their supporters and fans know them as the Parishoners. When they play at home games, their players wear yellow shirts and socks paired with green shorts and during their away games, their players wear an all blue ensemble. The club play their home games at the Parish Field located in the Main Road in Westfield, East Sussex. The club’s chairman is Graham Drinkwater and their manager is Duncan Jones.

In the year 1971, the club joined Division Two of the East Sussex League but in the season of 1973 to 1974, they went up a notch and joined Division One and they stayed there up until the year 1991, where they went back to Division Two. In season 1997 to 1998, the club was admitted to the Division Three of the Sussex County League the season after that, they became part of Division Two and stayed there up until present.

Having been around for quite some time now, the club has acquired a lot of honors and achievements. In the Sussex County League, they became a runner up in the Sussex County League Division 2 Cup in season 2002 to 2003 and they were also a runner up at the Division 3 Sussex County League in  the 1998 to 1999 season. They became the winners in the East Sussex League Premier Division way back in the 1977 to 1978 season. They also became Hastings League Division One Winners back in season 1956 to 1957 as well a becoming the Hastings League Division Three East Winners in an even earlier time- in the season of 1952 to 1953.

As far as I know, the Westfield Football Club in Sussex does not have a female football club counterpart unlike the Westfield Football Club in Surrey. The only news that I have heard about the club in the past years was regarding the fire that destroyed their clubhouse in 2009.