There was one reason and only one that the club was started by myself- Andy Cooper- was to give football back to Emsworth. All of the benefits that come to our community off the back of the club, are in honour of past generations of players that have graced our playing fields.
There is of course many reasons to do what we do, but ultimately, we do it for our community.
The club started in April 2017, with its first funding coming from the old Emsworth men’s team that played in the West Sussex Saturday League. In effect we took over the account that had laid dormant for years, and used the money to set up the club and our first mini soccer school.
Local businesses and old friends sponsored the teams and helped us move forward.
It was quite obvious that there would be a demand for a club in Emsworth and the surrounding area, and in our first year we had over thirty kids signed on, forming 4 teams playing in the Portsmouth Youth Sunday League.