Horley Town Football Club was founded in 1898 to provide football for the local community. From its early days the aim has not changed, it still provides for healthy competition from boys and girls aged 7 through to senior status.  From junior football there has always been a team capable of competing in whatever league it was playing in. The Club progressed from junior football for its first team, to intermediate and eventually on to senior status.  At senior level the Club was a member of the Surrey Senior League and went on to the old Spartan League in 1979, from here after winning the league, the Club progressed in 1981 to the old Athenian League.

After a few years in the doldrums the Management Committee decided, with the full backing of the members to take stock of where the Club was and in 1997 it was decided to go back to junior football in the Crawley and District League, thus allowing a chance to bring on a crop of outstanding youngsters through to the senior team, and the majority of whom are still with the Club today.

A successful year in 2001 saw the first team win the Crawley League and Charity Cup, which led the Management Committee to decide that with the youth set up in place it was now the right time to return to senior football, and were promoted to the Surrey Senior League.  From here the Club was then accepted into the Combined Counties League in 2002.

During this time we also moved into our new state of the art ground called The New Defence and it is with thanks to past and present Management Committee members that this has been possible – without all their hard work, behind and in front of the scenes, this could never have been achieved, and is something we can all be proud of.

After the first couple of years finding our feet at this level the team has progressed well and this season under the new management team led by Mark Gilbert, Graham Rashbrook and coach Daren Banner,it has moved on the excellent ground work formed within the youth set up, and committed to producing where possible our own youngsters.  The Reserves play in the Suburban Football League under the direction of Colin Poplett; the Youth team play in the Southern Youth League under Anthony Jupp, coached by John Eldred, and the third team play in the Redhill and District Premier Division under the management of Mark Sale & Mark Anglim.

The Squad

  • Joe Mcloughlin (GK)
  • Thomas Windsor
  • Charlie Adsett
  • Anthony Jupp (C)
  • John Eldred
  • Luke Raggetti
  • Toby Gilbert
  • Chris Weller
  • Mark Gilbert
  • James Aglim
  • David Brown
  • Liam Cox
  • Rhys Brown
  • James Still
  • Scott Smith
  • Gary Tomlinson
  • Matt Scutter
  • Liam Hunter
  • Tom Agate
  • Sam Lyons
  • Gerald Manville