Selsey’s first season under Daren Pearce has been a big success – but despite claiming a top five finish, thoughts are already turning to next season.
A young Blues side has shown that they can be a match for anyone in the SCFL Division One this season.
After taking his time to get a settled side after his move from local rivals Sidlesham last summer, Pearce has turned his attention to youth.
It appears to have paid off as Selsey have been one of the form sides in the division since the turn of the year.
Blues have lost just once in the league since the start of December, a run which has seen them surge up the table and into the top five.
Since March, Selsey have won all six of their matches, scoring 16 and conceding just three.
Two of those wins came over the Easter campaign, starting with a 4-0 result against Storrington when Lindon Miller (2), Ryan Morey and Callum Dowdell got on the scoresheet.
That was followed by a 1-0 derby day win over local rivals Sidlesham on Easter Monday.
The only goal of a tight contest came just after the break when Jordan Warren struck home a free kick.
Blues wrap up their campaign tomorrow with a home match against Worthing United (3pm).
Pearce, though, is already planning ahead to next season, with Louie Haga-Hammond and his assistant, Billy Rayner, taking over the reins of the under 23s side at the Bunn Leisure Stadium.
A number of under 19s are also being blooded in the first team, as the club look to build on that age group’s league winning season.
Elsewhere in SCFL Division One, Sidlesham finish their season away at Wick tomorrow (3pm).
Sids, who are currently ninth, have performed well on their return to step six under the direction of former Blues boss Steve Bailey.
Their opponents tomorrow are level on points with them, but with a worse goal difference.