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matt & Jacob

On the 22nd August 2015 the club was hit by tragedy when Matthew Grimstone and Jacob Schilt were lost in the Shoreham Air Disaster. The team did not play again until 6th September, when they faced East Preston in an FA Vase tie. The match was played in front of more than 1000 spectators and the Mavericks won the game 2-1 in dramatic fashion. 


Every year the Sussex County FA holds memorial games in loving memory of Matt & Jacob. Matt & Jacob will always be remembered at the club. We have built the memorial stand to honour their name and we have the memorial garden which was constructed through donations of materials, and labour from local tradespersons, and businesses. Within the club house you will also see many other tributes dedicated to Matt & Jacob.

Shoreham Airshow disaster duo remembered with memorial football matches

FAMILY members and former teammates gathered for a day of football to remember two young men who lost their lives in the Shoreham Airshow disaster.


Matthew Grimstone and Jacob Schilt were both 23 and on their way to play for Worthing United when they were killed in August 2015. Friends and loved ones held a minute of silence before kicking off a day of football at Sussex County Football Association headquarters in Lancing