We know you will all be extremely excited that the Fenix Trophy is now fast approaching!
We have two electric European nights under the lights at the Pan to look forward to, as well as two away trips to Belgium and Norway.
To keep you all updated, we just wanted to let you know where we are currently at with fixtures.
As things stand, no teams’ fixtures have been confirmed, but for us, we are looking at November for a home game vs. FC Oslo, and December for an away trip to KSK Beveren.
Then in 2024, we will host KSK in February, and travel to Oslo in March.
One thing to note, that has been confirmed this week, we will not be competing in the Sussex Senior Challenge Cup this season.
This is mainly due to our participation in the Fenix Trophy which not only limits our availability, but creates a higher risk of injury to our players, should we play in every competition available.
Of course, if we were lucky enough to be invited into the Fenix Trophy again, the inevitable question will arise around our participation in other competitions again. This year can act as a learning curve for us playing in this competition and give us an understanding of what we can manage.
We continue to develop the interaction and integration between our U18s and our first team squad, with a significantly larger number of our youth players regularly attending the senior squad’s training sessions than in previous seasons, which will allow us to expand our squad next season to provide us with the ability to take part in more competitive games.
But back to this year, we have a number of exciting plans for our home games in the Fenix Trophy and we can’t wait to share them with you.
European football, at the Dripping Pan, under the lights, this is a unique and exciting opportunity and we hope you’re as excited as us!