Football is the principal team sport for boys in the Advent Term and is played as part of the co-curricular programme – by both boys and girls – as well as in the timetabled PE sessions. Football at Lancing began in the 1850s with the earliest recorded games played against Hurst and Brighton College, and ever since we have maintained a strong reputation for footballing excellence.
There are around 10 different teams at Lancing, ranging from U14 age right up to the 1st XI, which is predominantly made up of Sixth Form boys. The teams benefit from vast and perfectly maintained playing fields, set in the middle of the beautiful South Downs.
In recent years, Lancing has won the National Cup with both the U15 age group and with the 1st XI team. The Football teams also represented Lancing in a very successful tour in Amsterdam, where they were lucky enough to train with Ajax FC and Sparta Rotterdam, and benefit from their professional coaching.