I JUST wanted to add my own congratulations to the growing list of people sending their best wishes following the club’s promotion on Easter Monday to the Premier League.

This has not come about by chance but by careful planning, year on year investment, good management and positive thinking, all contributing to the results on the pitch, that we have all seen this season.

From the difficulties of the past, to the celebrations of yesterday, Brighton and Hove Albion FC, along with the county of Sussex, can now be rightly proud to take its place among the football elite.

Matthew Major, chairman, Sussex County Football Association