Bognor Regis Town

Club Profile

First Played: 1992-3

Win Rate: 50% (from 2 games)

Last Updated: 06 June 2023

We all love those away days that take us to the seaside – but it isn’t often that Bognor Regis Town give us that opportunity. In fact, there’s only one season in which we met the Rocks. That was the 1992-3 Diadora League Premier Division campaign. Otherwise, our paths don’t seem to cross. Not that you can ever rule out potential future meetings that’ll add to those initial two encounters.


Bognor Regis Town: The Facts

Nyewood Lane
Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 2TY

01243 822325


Who are Bognor Regis Town?

We’re going back to 1883 for the start of this one; the Rocks with a long history behind them – although the club started out simply as Bognor FC. In 1896, the team were founder members of the West Sussex Football League; enjoying particular success during the 1920s with successive title wins. After that purple patch, the club joined the Brighton, Hove and District Football League. This was only a very short-term thing, however; 1927 being the year in which they joined the Sussex County League.

If you’re wondering when “Regis” came into the equation, the answer is 1929. It was the year in which King George V gave the town that suffix. And, naturally, it would be reflected in the football team.

The Rocks would continue in the Sussex County League for a good number of years. But success was a bit sporadic; a maiden title achieved in 1949. In contrast, one low point was the 1969-70 season in which they were relegated to Division Two. Fortunately, it was a short-lived pain point. The Division Two title sent them back up at the first attempt. Even better would be the Division One title win one season later that would be the end of their time in the competition to date.

Why do we know the Rocks?

In 1972, the Rocks became members of the Southern League; a competition they’d feature in for nine years before a switch to the Isthmian League for the 1981-2 season. By winning the Division One title at their first attempt, the club gained promotion to the Premier Division and enjoyed a solid spell at this level. It’d be the division in which Boro’ first met them. And last, as it goes. The 1992-3 season saw them condemned to the drop; relegated with more than 100 goals against to their name.

It took them a decade to make up that lost ground and it was a timely resurgence. One season after they’d returned to the Isthmian League Premier Division, the Rocks gained a spot in the new Conference South. In the years that followed, the club would return to the Isthmian League; most of its time spent in the Premier Division, with a bit of time in Division One South and even a one-season return to Conference South. As of 2023, mid-table in the Isthmian League Premier Division is where they’re at.

Bognor Regis Town: Record vs Boro'

Pl W D L F A GD Pts* WR%
Overall 2 1 1 0 5 2 3 4 50%
Home 1 1 0 0 4 1 3 3 100%
Away 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0%
League 2 1 1 0 5 2 3 4 50%
Cup 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a 0%

* league points only

Bognor Regis Town: Result-by-Result (Boro' Scoring First)

Saturday 02 January 1993

Saturday 22 August 1992

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How to get to Bognor Regis Town – Travel Information – Distance: 117 miles

By Road

A trip to the seaside? How lovely! Just negotiate the M25 first, because we all know it can frustrate and disappoint. You want to go counter-clockwise to Junction 10 for the A3; then heading on down south.

After 40 miles, continue onto the A3(M) towards Portsmouth for another five miles. Take the exit for Bedhampton and Farlington. This puts you on the A27 if you take the second exit at the roundabout – and then the first exit at the next one.

Go along the A27 for 11.3 miles, before taking the third exit at the roundabout for the B2145. After the Royal Oak, turn left onto Lower Bognor Road (B2166) and go into the town. Keep on the B2166 for around two miles, before taking the second exit into Hawthorn Road by the Fayre and Square. Turn right into Nyewood Lane soon after.

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There are a couple of small car parks in the immediate area. You might also find street parking just as convenient.

By Rail


We’re not entirely sure how you exit Bognor Regis station, but you’ll need to come out on to Station Road and turn right. This becomes Linden Road. Shortly after, turn left for Sturges Road. At the end of Sturges Road, turn right onto Burnham Avenue and then left at the end for Victoria Drive.

Turn right onto Marshall Avenue and go around to the left – before taking an actual left turn for Normanton Avenue. Again, turn right and you’ll arrive out onto Nyewood Lane.

Tools: National Rail | TfL Journey Planner