Royal Navy Recognised Sea Scouts Soccer

1st Felpham Scout Group were represented by their Sea Scouts & Explorer Scouts at the National Royal Naval Recognised Sea Scouts Soccer 6 Tournament, based at Whale Island Naval base over last weekend.

The two teams enjoyed their best ever performance at this event with the Explorer Team reaching the Quarter finals of the Explorer Cup and Barnaby Griffiths winning the Penalty shootout competition.

The Scouts worked an outstanding performance going on to win the Scout Cup against a highly rated Colchester team beating them 2 -1. In addition the Scout team captain Ben Lewis not only won the Scout Penalty Shootout but further earned himself the Player of the Tournament award.

The teams enjoyed Naval hospitality over the weekend meeting Scouts from across the country and sleeping aboard the Destroyer HMS Bristol. There are 101 RN Recognised Sea Scout Groups nationally that have to meet high standards of programmes, water activities and Naval engagement to maintain their status, they are inspected by the Navy and in return have access to camps & activities plus a grants from the Navy.

The teams comprised of:


  • Daniel Boon
  • Max Caste
  • Ben Lewis
  • Justin Davis
  • Tobias Gurdia-Fowler
  • Chris Carter


  • Harry Mason
  • Barnaby Griffiths
  • George Dewey
  • Kieran Swailes
  • Freddie Morris
  • Andrew Wigg
  • Joe Baldwin

Leaders Ollie Lewis & Tim Holland

In addition 8th Worthing won the Explorer Scout cup and Durrington reached the finals of the Explorer Plate Trophy.

Tim Holland
Bognor Regis District Scouts