Copthorne U13, Horsham and District League

GEW helps youth team with kit sponsorship

Updated 20.07.2021: GEW-sponsored Copthorne Youth U14s team win outright at a prestigious Sussex six-a-side tournament.


At a time when getting outside and getting exercise has become more difficult for all, GEW is proud to be kit sponsor for a flourishing young football team based nearby to our UK headquarters. The Copthorne Youth U13 Yellows have gone from strength to strength this season in the Horsham & District Youth Football League and, at the time of writing, have 6 wins, 1 draw and only 1 loss under their belt.

Tristan Bateup, Head Coach, comments: “It’s great to see the boys back in action after our 2nd lockdown and a very turbulent year, and thank you so much to GEW for sponsoring the team again. We are playing some great football against some very good teams, and let’s hope this continues throughout the rest of the season”.

Updated 19.04.2021: GEW-sponsored Copthorne Youth U13 Yellows are crowned Champions of the Horsham and District U13 Division B league, with two games to play. Congratulations to the team!

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Updated 20.07.2021: GEW-sponsored Copthorne Youth U14s football team struck again last weekend, winning outright at a local Sussex six-a-side tournament. The event was held at Steyning Town Community Football Club on a fantastic 3G pitch and saw two groups of six teams battle it out. Each match was played for 12 minutes and rolling substitutes were permitted, giving all players present an opportunity to participate and make a difference. Copthorne qualified top of their group with 11 points. They won three matches and drew two, only conceding one goal all day.

The top two teams from each group then went into the knockout semi-finals and Copthorne eventually emerged victorious in an exciting, hard fought final match against home side Steyning, who hit the crossbar three times. With some fantastic strong defensive work from Copthorne to keep the ‘Chelsea academy’ Steyning striker at bay, the game was very tense. Copthorne then made a great break down the wing and a perfect cross in to the box was volleyed home by the Copthorne striker to seal the match… fortunately the offside rule is not used in six-a-side football!