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Club History

LC United were officially established in 2011 by player/manager Oliver Riley and currently play in the Worthing and Horsham District Sunday Football League Division 1.

Originally named "LC Elite", Riley's club has a great deal of history and heritage. What started as a group of friends having a kick-about in the summer of 2006 at "The home of football" (Worthing Leisure Centre), has blossomed into what is now known as LC United FC; Worthing’s answer to total football.

The much sought-after young manager Riley formed LC Elite as a 6-a-side team in the Leisure Leagues Thursday night league in 2008. After a shaky start, the team went on a 14 match unbeaten run, overcoming strong opposition to eventually be crowned champions. This was a huge achievement for Riley's men, who were tipped by many at the start of the season to slip into mid-table mediocrity.

3 years later, the 6-a-side team came out of retirement and expanded to create a Sunday side with the main bulk of the title winning squad remaining committed to their manager, hungry for more success under the club's new name - "LC United". Gone were the likes of Tweed, Short and Jack Riley, to be replaced by more cultured performers such as Searle, Gibbons and Perkins. The old guard of Begley, Cave, Gettings, Lewis, Reed and Riley still remained, but they had grown in stature and experience. This was no longer 6-a-side; this was the real deal. LC United also ditched the claret and blue of LC Elite and decided to don the now iconic Green and White kit.

Fans were not to be disappointed as the newly formed LC United finished runners-up of Division 4 in their debut season and won the Presidents Cup in a sensational final; beating Southwater 6-5 after extra time. Promoted by 2 leagues, United went on to compete in Division 2 for the 2012/2013 season and exceeded expectation again - finishing runners-up once more. After back-to-back promotions, LC then faced life in Division 1 for 2013/2014 - the Premier League of Sunday football in Worthing. It was a season of consolidation as United finished in a respectable 6th place, competing against some real heavyweights of Sunday League Football.

In the 2014/15 season, with new signings in the bag, LC set out to improve on the previous season and caught the fans’ imagination when they romped to victory in the illustrious Ryan Chapman Cup 6-a-side tournament during pre-season. They took this winning mentality into the new season and had continued success, remaining undefeated for 8 straight matches to finish runners-up in the league and secured a famous cup double in the Div 1 President's and Invitation Cups. More silverware would follow in the 2015/16 season as United retained the Invitation Cup and, against all odds, became champions of Worthing & Horsham when they won the league by 4 points.

After 5 years in charge and winning 4 cups, 2 promotions, 3 league runners-up medals and 1 league title, Riley stepped down as manager and was replaced by a joint-partnership of Jamie Lewis and Josh Gibbons, to dawn a new era for LC United.