Finley Shephard

The club are today utterly devastated to learn that Finley Shephard, a member of our footballing family here at the club, was killed in a tragic road accident near Steyning earlier this week.

Finley,19, had played at the club regularly at youth level, starting at 6 years old and had developed in to an excellent young player wearing the red & white.

Passionate, talented  and wholehearted on the pitch the free scoring centre forward made a huge impact on and off the field.

Fittingly his last game for the club was scoring two excellent goals in the u18 cup final a year ago as the Steyning u18 team won their SCFL cup final at Shoreham. He has spent the last year at university in London, starting his next adventure whilst playing for the university.

In earlier days Finley had been a member of a highly successful youth side that had won three league titles and five cup finals for Steyning .

A hugely popular team mate. Finley was bright, funny & intelligent. He was also a talented all round sportsman with a wide circle of friends. He has three sisters who all play at the club and we are sure his younger brother will be next!! His family are a huge part of the community and the sense of loss and disbelief has been widespread.

We will miss you Finley, and as a club we will ensure we help support your family and friends during this tragic time.

Thankyou for all you gave us. You were much loved and we will always remember you.

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