Horsham YMCA FC Chairman Mick Browning has announced that an agreement has been reached to allow Horsham FC to ground share at Gorings Mead until the end of the 2016/17 season.
Following their relegation this season Horsham FC will be playing next season in the same division as their Landlords, Horsham YMCA. Both teams will be aiming for promotion next season which will result in the fixtures between the two clubs being an all together tenser affair than would normally be the case.
The full statement issued by Horsham YMCA FC reads as follows.
Horsham YMCA Football Club has agreed a ground sharing agreement with Horsham Football Club to use Gorings Mead for a further two years, until 30 June 2017, by which time Horsham FC will have played at Gorings Mead for some eight years.
The club do not intend any ground sharing agreements to use the Gorings Mead facilities after the above noted date.
The demands of ground sharing have made it impossible for the club to undertake one of its core activities, youth football, whilst Horsham FC are using the club’s facilities. Therefore, this decision has been taken to enable the club to provide opportunities for future YMCA youth teams to play at Gorings Mead.
The club would like to wish Horsham FC success with its future on and off-field activities.