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Bognor Regis Town

Nyewood Lane

Capacity: 4,500 (Seats 350)
Address: Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 2TY
Telephone: 01243 822325
Pitch Size: 116 x 75 yards
Pitch Type: Grass
Club Nickname: The Rocks
Year Ground Opened: 1935
Undersoil Heating: No
Home Kit: White and Green


                    
                    

Nyewood Lane is a quaint looking ground that has an open feel to it. The one end is overlooked by the Social Club Building and has a small open terrace in front, that is comprised of three wide concrete steps. At the back of it I noticed a number of picnic tables, so if you don’t fancy the club catering or a flying football coming in your direction, then this could be the perfect place for a Saturday afternoon picnic! Opposite is a small covered terrace, at the Sports Club End, which has a small electric scoreboard on its roof. On the North side of the ground is a small covered terrace, being a few steps high, which runs for around half the length of the pitch. On the other side is a small covered seated Main Stand that uses two flag poles as part of the roof supports. The team dugouts are located in front of this stand and these are sunken into the pitchside. On one side is a separate small covered area that has a mixture of seating and terrace. The other side of the Main Stand is unused for spectators as such as it mostly comprised a fenced off storage area. There are floodlight pylons running down each side of the pitch, plus some additional lighting on top of the covered terrace at one end.

Bognor Regis play in the BetVictor Isthmian League Premier Division, the seventh tier of English football. This is at Step 3 below the Football League and one League below the National Leagues North and South.

There is a good-sized Social Club located inside the ground, which welcomes visiting fans. Nearby on Hawthorn Road is the Bognor Sports Club, which also has a bar that is open on matchdays. The Wheatsheaf pub, also on Hawthorn Road, is around a five-minute walk away. This pub also serves food and has the added benefit of showing Sky Sports.

If you proceed down Nyewood Lane then the seafront is a half a mile or ten-minute walk away. On reaching a crossroads where there are rows of shops on either side of the street, then if you turn left here into Aldwick Road and then take the next left into Charlwood Street, then you will find a proper old fashioned back street boozer called the Victoria Inn. It serves real and ale and has Sky Sports. If you continue to the bottom of Nyewood Lane then you will reach the seafront, where on the left you will find the Waverley Pub. The centre of town is around a 15-minute walk away where there are plenty of pubs to be found including a Wetherspoons outlet called the Hatters, which is located on Queensway.

Normally there is no segregation of supporters at Nyewood Lane. On the rare occasion that there is, then away fans are allocated the Sports Club End, where 1,250 fans can be housed. Although only a couple of wide steps high, it at least is covered. The away turnstiles are not accessed through the main Nyewood Road entrance but via a separate turnstile block at the back of the nearby Bognor Sports Club Complex, the entrance to which is on Hawthorn Road. There is also parking available to away fans at the Sports Club and it has a bar. Normally a relaxed day out and the proximity of the Club to the seafront, seaside cafes, bars and amusements, makes it a popular day out for visiting supporters.

From the North and West

Follow the A27 around Chichester towards Brighton and Worthing. On reaching the Bognor Road Roundabout take the third exit onto the A259 towards Bognor Regis. Go straight across the next roundabout and at the second roundabout that you reach (signposted Littlehampton A259) take the third exit onto the B2299 towards Bersted. At the next double mini roundabout with the Royal Oak on the left go straight on towards Bognor Regis. After a mile turn right (where there is a Thai Restaurant and a Protek Shop on your left) onto Hawthorn Road  towards Aldwick. You will pass the Wheatsheaf pub on your left and then just before the cricket pitch, turn left into Nyewood Lane. The main entrance to the ground is down on the right.

Car Parking

There is very limited parking at the ground itself, but there is plenty of street parking in the vicinity. Otherwise parking is available at the Bognor Sports Club Post Code PO21 2UU), which can be accessed further down Hawthorn Road on the left after passing Nyewood Lane.

Bognor Regis Railway Station is located just over half a mile away from Nyewood Lane. It is served by trains from London Victoria and Portsmouth.

Nyewood Lane is around a 15 minute walk from the railway station or a taxi will cost around £5. From the station turn right at the old cinema building onto Linden Road. Then take the second left onto Sturgess Road. At the bottom of Sturgess Road turn right onto Burnham Avenue. At the end of Burnham Avenue turn left onto Victoria Road, then take the next right onto Marshall Avenue. Follow the road around to the left and then around half way down on the left there is a small cycle/pathway located in-between some houses. Proceed down the pathway crossing the next road and at the end of the pathway you will reach Nyewood Lane and the football ground entrance is in front of you.

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Seating
Adults £13, Over 65’s £11, Under 18’s £6

Terrace
Adults £12, Over 65’s £10, Under 18’s £5*

Please note that Under 16’s can apply to obtain a free season ticket for the Club.

Official Matchday Programme £2.

Bognor Regis Town FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).

Havant & Waterlooville

Record Attendance

3,642 v Swansea City
FA Cup 1st Round, 21st November 1984

Average Attendance

2017-2018: 603 (National League South)
2016-2017: 550 (Ryman Premier League)

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  • Game Attended

    Bognor Regis v Kingstonian

    Competition

    Isthmian Premier Division

    Date

    06/11/2021

    Kick Off Time

    3:00

    Team Supported

    Neutral

    Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting the ground itself?

    I’ve attended the university of Chichester and being an avid football fan I wanted to explore some of the local clubs in the area. Hadn’t been to a live game in about 3 months so was very excited to get back to live football and my first non league game since the pandemic.

    How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

    The ground was fairly simple to find however there isn’t a car park for fans. We did find it pretty easy to park on the street next to the ground but we got there about 50 mins before kick off. If you’re not arriving too early then be prepared for a bit of a walk from your car to the ground.

    What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?

    Entry fee was £12.00 for adults . We got a pretty nice beef burger (£3.00) and a good portion of Chips (£2.00) from the ground. Very nice and friendly atmosphere from start to finish and was refreshing seeing the home and away fans mixing before the match and during the match.

    What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the stadium?

    The ground was much more developed than I had seen online. A very nice seated main stand with good disabled facilities that we saw. On one side of the ground was a nice clubhouse and bar where a lot of home fans gathered before the match.

    Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..

    The game was very much a tale of 2 halves. Bognor went into half time 1-0 up and feel behind around 7 minutes before the final whistle however 1-1 was very much a fair result. The home fans were making a bit of noise, but did go very quiet when they went behind. Overall though it was a nice atmosphere. Have to say, the stewards were incredibly friendly and professional!

    Comment on getting away from the ground after the game

    Very very easy walking out of the ground. Street parking was again a little hard to negotiate but once negotiated it was very easy getting away.

    Summary of overall thoughts of the day out

    A lovely day out and very good afternoon of football. Attendance of 916 and would definitely go back

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Updated 19th June 2020