With the help of Albion in the Community, the club was formed in the summer of 2015 with just a handful of players, many of whom are still members of the club. The next day we entered our first tournament. With no team strip, we all agreed that we at least had a black T-shirt that we could wear. Which led to us adopting the black and yellow as the club colours.
From small beginnings seven years ago the club is in a very healthy position with about 100 members, ranging in age from 40s to 80s, many of whom are female.
OK - well Dolphins is an old nickname for the Albion before they became the Seagulls (back when we were all young) - and Penguins... well they're black and yellow and look funny when they try to run...
The team regularly fields teams in local and national competitions, often very successfully. We have collected quite a lot of silverware over the years.
Before the pandemic we also hosted our own tournament - the Clearwell Cup.
One of our members has played several times for the England over-70s squad.
There are now two sessions that are for women and they are proving very popular. They are known as the Starlings and have their own blue and black strip.
Although walking football is a unisex game, many women enjoy the ability to have a session primarily for women.
We are very lucky to have attracted sponsors at a very early stage and are proud to wear the logo of CLEARWELL MOBILITY on our shirts. We are also grateful to the East Brighton Trust for the grant they made to the club in 2017.
Jobe Berrington - Chair
Julie Busfield - Treasurer
Rose Gardner - Membership Secretary
Ian Gretton - Minutes Secretary
John O'Donoghue - Social Secretary
David Adey - Session Organiser (Hove Park)
Nick Tate - Session Organiser (Preston Park)
Pete Liddell - Dolphins Team Manager
Ian Gretton - Penguins Team Manager
Franklin Wenham - Bees Team Manager
Nigel and Jeannette Hollingdale - -Kit Managers
Jobe Berrington - Website Manager