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Welcome to Southwater Royals FC

Southwater Royals FC was originally founded as Royal United back in 1997, based in Southwater, Horsham, West Sussex. The club originally started with a handful of youth teams and now has over 230 children playing across 10 boys teams, 4 girls teams, our 1st Team and 1st Team Reserves.

We are very proud to still be a Southwater based club, however recently moved to play all our Under 7 – Under 11 age group games at Christ’s Hospital School, as well as other premier facilities across the Horsham District.

Southwater Royals FC is committed to promoting high standards of football coaching in a safe and rewarding environment for all our children.

In 2005 the club submitted its application and was successful in gaining The FA Charter Standard Award. Southwater Royals FC (Royal United) was one of the first clubs in the area to be given this award and reflects the very high standards our Club Officers, Team Managers and Coaching and support staff set.

Maintaining our FA Charter Standard certification since 2005, we proudly offer playing opportunities to children in our Boys U6’s Development Squad, U7’s Mini Soccer Pre-League Team and our U8’s up to U16’s Youth Teams, who participate in the Horsham & District Youth Football League and Cup competitions. Plus, we are delighted to confirm that our U14 Boys will be representing the club in the South Surrey Football League for the very first time in 2019/20 season!

Our Girls teams, following unprecedented interest, will grow from 2 to 4 teams for the 2019/20 season, with our U10’s, U11’s, U12’s and U13’s participating in the Sussex County Women and Girls Football League. We are always looking to the future and our coaches are already holding Open Sessions with a new team, Yrs 3 + 4 Girls Development Squad in friendly competitions.


Our highly successful 1st Team, recently crowned Division 3 League Champions, were promoted for a second season in a row, and will now play in the West Sussex Football League, Division 2 North. And we are once again delighted to confirm, that a new 1st Team Reserves will be joining them this season.

The award is only available to clubs that can demonstrate they meet high standards in:-

  • Football Coaching – All Managers must hold formal FA Coaching Qualification, Level 1 minimum.

  • Child Protection – FA Safeguarding Certification 

  • Equal Opportunities

  • Administration

  • Football Conduct

  • Fair Play

In addition to the requirements of the FA Chartered Standard the club continues to strive to raise standards and has already implemented the following:

Managers undertake full Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure

Managers are supported in undertaking additional coaching qualifications

Managers are all trained to emergency first aid standard

Managers maintain their knowledge through membership of Sussex County FA Coaches Association

Coaching Staff are supported to take formal FA Coaching Qualifications

Our club continues to grow, attracting talented players from across the Horsham District. We are always looking for Team Managers and Coaches to join our Club. With the full support of Sussex FA, we offer a comprehensive training plan and we would welcome interest from new to experienced coaches/managers to join our team.

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