About Us

Club History

The club was established in 1903 and joined the Bognor District League.  After World War I we joined the Littlehampton District League, winning it in 1932–33, 1933–34, 1947–48 and 1948–49.

Later we joined the West Sussex League, which we won in 1999–2000 and again in 2003–04.

Joined Division Three of the Sussex County League and in 2006–07 we won Division Three, going unbeaten in the league for the whole of 2006, this resulted in a televised feature on Sky Sports. This record was to remain until 24 February 2007, when it was ended by Haywards Heath.

After promotion to Division Two of the SCFL, we became champions in 2018-19 but were ineligible for promotion to Division One of the newly formed Southern Combination Football League and due to League Regulations we were placed in the Second Division which is where we play today.


League Honours

Southern Combination League Division Two:    
     Champions (2) 2017-18, 2018-19

Sussex County Football League Division Three:  
     Champions 2006–07

West Sussex Football League Division Three South:         
     Champions (1): 1970–71

West Sussex Football League Premier Division:           
     Champions (2): 1999–00, 2003–04

Cup Honours

Sussex County Football Association
     The Sussex Royal Ulster Rifles Charity Cup:         Runners Up (1): 2008–09
     Sussex Intermediate Cup:       Winners(2) 2005–06, 2017-18
     Sussex Junior Challenge Cup:        Winners 2000–01

Sussex County Football League
     Division Two Challenge Cup: Winners 2018-19, Runners up 2007–08
     League Division Three Cup: Winners (2): 2004–05, 2005–06
     Vernon Wentworth Invitation Cup: Winners 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07
     Centenary Cup: Winners 1999–2000

West Sussex League
     Malcolm Simmonds Memorial Cup:
Winners 1974–75, 1975–76
     Bareham Trophy (Rustington Reserves): Winners 1995–96, 1998–99, 2003–04

Club Records
Highest League Position:  3rd in SCFL Division Two: 2007–08
Highest Attendance:  218 vs Bosham: 2006–07


Our Team

Our Committee comes from many walks of life, with one connection: the love of Rustington Football Club.

Gareth Davies


James Bennett

(Vice Chairman & Club Secretary)

John Virgoe


Terry Withers

(Match Day Secretary)

A Sussex County League legend, Terry has 100s of years experience playing football

Richard Milburn

(Media & Communications)

Having over 30 years experience in Information Technology, Richard is a time served Electronics & Computer Engineer who has moved between the Electrical, Computer & Solar Energy fields of engineering.  Has previously held marketing and media volunteer positions at East…

Ash Finch


Ivor Rosser


Mark Rowland

(Committee & Club Physio)

Jon Tucker

(First Team Manager)

Scott Farrell

(First Team Assistant Manager)

Ollie Rowland

(First Team Assistant Manager)

Matt Gibson

(Under 18s Manager)

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