Local lettings and management company Lines & James have signed a deal with Horsham FC to be the clubs shirt sponsors for the coming season.
The company who pride itself on being a friendly ‘family and friends’ business is based opposite Horsham library on Worthing Road and was formed in 2000. The business is run by Pat James and is an independent Letting Agent that Pat describes as one ‘whose sole ambition is to provide the best level of care a property could have and provide that with a Tenant who will look after it and make it their home’
Pat said “How exciting it would be to see Horsham have a ground of their own once again and in particular the objectives by Horsham of being able to encourage youth football, both girls and boys, which is something very close to the heart of Lines and James. With the potential new 3G pitches at Hop Oast, there will be so much more of an opportunity to develop and encourage youngsters from the area to participate. Horsham Football Club is an important part of the history of the town, the buzz the cup run of five years ago created was exceptional, and we should do all we can to see it survive and hopefully flourish
Horsham FC Secretary & Chief Executive John Lines said “I am absolutely delighted that Lines and James have come on board as our Shirt Sponsors for the coming Season. Pat James runs a very professional Letting and Management Company and we are proud to welcome them into our footballing community. Pat has always supported local junior sport, particularly football and has said she is looking forward to when we can develop more fully our own Junior and Youth system at our proposed new ground at Hop Oast. Right now our junior teams are scattered over the district because finding places to play is not easy and to bring them all to one location would be great for the youngsters of Horsham and surrounds.”
The club, after years of setbacks, are now on a good footing for the future. The new sponsorship deal, proposed new ground and the promising looking squad that Simon Colbran and his management team are putting together bodes well for the future.
Assistant Manager Gary Charman told The District Post “We know we underachieved last year and in hindsight Simon and I could have done things differently. I am now however confident that as soon as the new players we have brought in gel then we will have a squad capable of making the playoffs. The news about the new ground has added to the positive feel around the club and personally it is something I have waited years to happen. There are a few matters to finalise but when we are at the new ground I believe the club will go from strength to strength.”
Horley Town 1 Horsham 2
Gary Charman scored the opening goal in Horsham’s much improved 2-1 win at Horley Town on Tuesday night, Michael Death added a second before Horley pulled one back late on from a well taken free kick.
Photo by John Lines