There have been rumours on the message board about various managerial and player movements. We have spoken to the club today, and they confirmed that there has been no approach from any clubs regarding Simon Clarke, who is a contracted player at the club. Simon signed a new contract in May. The club also confirmed that Frank Murphy was not interviewed for the job at Welling United, that he did not apply, and is not at all interested in the job. Frank is expecting the whole of last seasons squad to return for training on Saturday with the exception of Freddie Hyatt and Jason McKoy, who as reported a few weeks ago have both left the club. There is no news of any incoming players, however a number of players will be undergoing trials over the next few weeks, and as soon as any signings are confirmed, we will carry news on Greensnet.
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The club have also confirmed that midweek home fixtures next season will continue to take place on Mondays, after an increase in midweek attendances last season. Supporters will be pleased to learn that admission fees will remain unchanged - £7 Adults, and £3 for concessions. Season tickets also remain unchanged, including children's season tickets at the bargain price of £12.50, a saving of over £50 for the season.
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The youth team presentation evening took place on June 23rd at the club, and turned out to be a successful night. The four Sunday youth teams had a highly successful season. The Under 16s, managed by Peter Perry, won the Premier Division of their league, the Under 15s, managed by Steve Neville, won their Division along with the Middlesex County Cup, the Under 14s, managed by Dave Merrilees, came runners up in their Division, and the Under 13s, managed by Dragan Jenic, won their Division just after Christmas. Players of all four teams received trophies for their excellent achievements. The trophies were presented by first team captain, Gary Fitzgerald, who congratulated all the players individually as they received their trophies.
Secretary, Graham Etchell and Vice-Chairman Andrew Landesberg spoke highly of the youth teams achievements, and also spoke about the development of youth players towards the reserves and first team, a process Hendon has already seen take place with the promotion of Dale Binns and Nathan Edwards to the first team squad.
The managerial line up for the reserves and youth teams was confirmed at the awards evening as well. The reserve team will be managed by Alan Rolnick, the Under 16s will be managed by Steve Neville, the Under 15s will be managed by Dave Merrilees, the Under 14s by Dragan Jenic, and the Under 13s by Phil Neville, the younger brother of Steve Neville. Peter Perry is leaving the club to concentrate on settling into his new home with his wife and newly born daughter. Peter was thanked for all his efforts and achievements over the past 3 seasons, and Peter hopes to help out with coaching from time to time, and return to management in the future.
Andrew Landesberg also spoke of the desire of Frank Murphy to keep the Under 18 section of the club open, although they will not be competing in the Southern Counties Youth League this season the clubs membership will be kept up. The club will hopefully be competing in an invitational cup in which those players still under 18 in the reserves, and the best of the under 16 team will represent Hendon Football Club at Under 18 level.
Any players who wish to be considered for trials should contact the club on 020 8201 9494 for more details. Trials will commence during July.
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Preliminary discussions took place at the Ryman League AGM last week regarding a possible restructuring of the league. The suggestion is that the league move to a Premier Division of 24 clubs, with a Division 1 North and South below them. 4 clubs would be relegated from the Premier Division, and 2 each would be promoted from each Division 1. As for the remaining clubs who would not be included in this, nothing has been stated, so it could be assumed that they would return to lower league football. It must be stressed that these were only preliminary discussions, and further meetings will take place during the season.
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The Ryman League Cup draw took place at the AGM last week. It saw Hendon drawn away to the winner of the tie between Barking and newly promoted Arlesey Town on a date to be announced in the future. All Premier Division ties saw Carshalton paired with Hitchin, Farnborough with Enfield and Harrow with Croydon.
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Hendon have announced their sponsorship and fundraising packages for the coming season, which include a large number of new ways to sponsor the club. These include sponsorship of Greensnet, ballboys, the mini-soccer school and also of club mascot, Monty the Lamb.
As well as the new packages, the usual types of sponsorship are again availiable. For more details on any package contact Hendon Football Club, Claremont Road, London, NW2 1AE or telephone on (020) 8201 9494. The full list of packages and brief details are availiable on the fundraising and sponsorship page.
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Hendon will be running a reserve team next season, once again competing in the Suburban League, while there will be four youth teams, all competing on Sundays in the Harrow Youth League. There will be teams at Under 16, Under 15, Under 14 and Under 13. Anybody interested in playing for any of these teams should contact the club on 020 82019494. The midweek Under 18 side has been disbanded, and players will progress directly into the reserve team.
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