News - May 2017

Thursday 25 May - SJP Community Cup Weekend

We are pleased to announce that we are hosting another four team pre-season tournament at Silver Jubilee Park on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July.

The cup will be sponsored by SJP and will be called the SJP Community Cup, and we are grateful to the team at SJP for their continued support of the club.

The other teams taking part are Hemel Hempstead Town, Hitchin Town and Hayes & Yeading United.

The format will be the same as last season, with semi-finals on the Saturday, and the 3rd/4th play-off and final on the Sunday. The draw and kick off times will be announced nearer the time.

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Wednesday 24 May - Arthur Lee signs contract

Arthur Lee, who won three player of the year awards last season, has committed to the club for the new season and signed a contract.

We are delighted that Arthur has agreed to sign a contract as Gary continues to build his squad for the new campaign.

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Tuesday 23 May - Away friendly at VCD Athletic

We will travel to VCD Athletic for our final Saturday pre-season friendly on 5th August, kick off 3:00pm.

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Monday 22 May - Ebbsfleet United to visit pre-season

Our latest pre-season friendly has been confirmed, and we will be entertaining Ebbsfleet United at SJP on Tuesday 25th July - kick off 7:30pm.

Ebbsfleet returned to the National League National Division a couple of weeks ago after beating Chelmsford City in the National League South play-off final.

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Saturday 20 May - Latest snowball draws

The latest batch of snowball draws were made ahead of our final game of the season. The prize winners are as follows.

January

First prize - £279.00 - ball number 195

Second prize - £139.50 - ball number 90

February

First prize - £282.00 - ball number 8

Second prize - £141.00 - ball number 177

March

First prize - £276.00 - ball number 165

Second prize - £138.00 - ball number 163

All prize winners will be contacted shortly if they haven't been already.

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Friday 19 May - Second away friendly confirmed

A further friendly has been confirmed and we will travel to Brighton to play Whitehawk on Saturday 29th July - kick off 3:00pm.

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Friday 19 May - First away friendly arranged

Our first away friendly has also been arranged and will be at Dunstable Town on Saturday 22nd July at 3:00pm.

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Friday 19 May - First friendly arranged

Our first friendly for the summer has been arranged and is a home game against Hanwell Town. It will take place on Tuesday 11th July at 7:30pm and admission will be free.

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Thursday 18 May - Tom Lovelock signs contract

We are pleased to announce that Tom Lovelock has signed a contract for the new season. Tom joined us midway through the past season and made 21 appearances, playing an important part in our relegation survival.

Gary McCann is delighted to have secured Tom's services as he looks to build the squad from the back ahead of the new campaign and he is hoping to be able to confirm more about the squad in the days and weeks to come.

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Sunday 14 May - FA release league allocations

The FA have this morning released the league allocations for Steps 1 to 4 for the 2017-18 season, with the big news affecting us being that Harrow Borough have been reprieved. This is due to the fact that Worcester City have been placed in Step 5 due to their financial situation.

Coming into the division are Margate, who are relegated from National League South, whilst the promoted clubs are Brightlingsea Regent, Dorking Wanderers (both of whom we've never played before), Tooting & Mitcham United and Thurrock.

The full list, which will be finalised at the Isthmian League AGM in June, is as follows :

Billericay Town, Brightlingsea Regent, Burgess Hill Town, Dorking Wanderers, Dulwich Hamlet, Enfield Town, Folkestone Invicta, Harlow Town, Harrow Borough, Hendon, Kingstonian, Leatherhead, Leiston, Lowestoft Town, Margate, Merstham, Metropolitan Police, Needham Market, Staines Town, Thurrock, Tonbridge Angels, Tooting & Mitcham United, Wingate & Finchley, Worthing.

The new season is scheduled to start on Saturday 12th August.

The full lists for Steps 1 to 4 can be found by going to http://www.thefa.com/news/2017/may/12/national-league-system-steps-1-to-4-allocated-140517

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Friday 05 May - Message from Gary McCann

Gary McCann has been in touch with the web team and has asked us to post the following message.

"I'm very happy to commit to the club going forward. It now has the stability and potential to really grow and match the ambition of not just myself, but my management team and the players.

"We have had a difficult and troubled couple of seasons and I personally have felt this more than most. We have settled in to our new surroundings at SJP and have learnt plenty from the last two tough seasons.

"I sat with the board earlier this week and asked for some assurances and support to move this fantastic football club forward. They have shown me belief and understanding all the way through, and have stayed loyal and committed to myself.... but then this is a two way thing by all parties.

"We can now look forward to wisely progressing on the field to mirror the progression made off the field.

"The future's bright, the future's Green. #GreenArmy"

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Friday 05 May - Gary McCann commits to the club

We are delighted to announce that Gary McCann has committed to the club for a further two years, meaning he will be with us until the end of the 2018/19 season. Gary and the board of directors met earlier this week to discuss the budget for next season, and this has also been agreed and Gary is now working hard to put his squad together for the new campaign.

As is always the case, we will bring you news of any player movements during the summer once all paperwork has been completed.

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Wednesday 03 May - Saint Etienne to play London in June

If you are at a loss for something to do now that the season has come to an end, our good friend Bob Stanley and his band, Saint Etienne have a rare London date at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank on Friday 2nd June, the same day as their new album "Home Counties" is released.

Tickets are on sale now through their website and usual ticket agents. The new album can also be pre-ordered through their website.

Saint Etienne Website

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