Another 5 exciting young players are heading to Culver Road next season in the shape of Kaiden Hummerston, Shay Matthews, Charlie Gibson, Leon Fisher and Noel Fisher (all aged 18). All 5 players are graduates of the Thomas Bennett Football Academy in association with Chelsea FC.

During their time at the academy they secured two CEFA South East League wins as well as reaching the County and National Cup Finals. In addition they have all represented the Sussex u18’s squad that reached the National Cup Final in 2023.

Manager David Altendorff had this to say:

“These are 5 of the brightest prospects in the County and in terms of talent they are as good as I have seen at this age group. They already have over 150 senior football appearances between them at Step 5 and I would like to see them now test themselves at a higher level. The plan for this group is to train with us initially in preseason and see how they get on, but to also dual sign them with Loxwood FC so that we have a plan B available to aid with their own individual football development. Both clubs will work together to ensure that we are providing them with the best possible chance to harness their obvious potential”.