News - June 2003

Friday 27 June - Women storm to final of Enfield 5s

When Reserve team keeper Sarah Sackett saved three penalties in the shoot out of semi-final against Watford to take Hendon to the final last weekend, it summed up the day's performance. The team, made up of first and reserve team players battled tirelessly to win a place in the final. Michelle Smith used her strength and speed throughout the tournament to put away crucial goals for Hendon. The day ended when Hendon faced their strongest opponents in National Southern side Enfield Town, who bagged the winner's trophies with 3 goals in a well fought final. Team: Cabey, Jezierski, Levy, Okunuga, Sackett, Smith.

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Wednesday 25 June - New goalkeeper signs

Speaking exclusively to Greensnet this afternoon, manager Dave Anderson announced that he has secured the signature of goalkeeper Dave King from Hastings United. The 27 year old won the players player of the year award last season, and was highly sought after by many clubs throughout the Dr Martens League and the Ryman League. Dave said that he was very excited by the signing and that the club had done very well to secure the 6ft4 keeper.

As a result, both David Hook and Gary McCann have been released by the club. Dave said that he had met Hook face to face and that he took the news well. Hook had played over 100 games for the club and won the players player of the year award in 2002. Dave continued by saying that he hopes the supporters will treat Hook well should he return to the club as an opponent next season.

Dave also thanked Gary McCann for his efforts with the club over the past six years, in which he made nearly 200 appearances. His return suited both the club and Gary when he came back during last season. Dave wished both keepers all the best for the future, a feeling that he is sure will be shared by all the supporters.

Dave also said that he was aiming to sign a couple of young keepers for the reserve team, and that there would possibly be one or two more new faces in the first team squad as we go into the new season.

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Wednesday 25 June - New reserve team manager

Reserve team manager Mark Turner has resigned from his post due to increasing family commitments that meant he was unable to give the time necessary for the reserves next season. Speaking this afternoon Dave Anderson thanked Mark for all his efforts last season, and said that the club would welcome him back if circumstances changed in the future.

In his place the club have appointed John Morris who has been assistant manager at Harrow Borough, as well as manager at a number of local clubs including North Greenford United, Hillingdon Borough, Bedfont and Viking Greenford. John is very experienced and has plenty of knowledge of the local football scene. As well as managing the reserve team, he will also spend Saturdays scouting for the reserves, as the Capital League games are only played in midweek. We welcome John to the club and hope that his time with us is successful.

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Tuesday 24 June - Bryco Cup draw

Hendon have been given the chance of immediate revenge in the Bryco Cup after the draw for the second round saw them rewarded with a trip to Canvey Island. The Greens will be keen to revenge the defeat in the semi finals last season. The tie is likely to take place sometime in November.

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Monday 23 June - Bye in Middlesex Cup

Hendon recieved the expected bye in the Middlesex Senior Cup draw this season, with the Greens looking to successfully defend their title and make it a hat-trick of wins in the county's premier compeition. The Dons will have to wait until the end of October to find out who their opponents will be in the second round, the winners of a tie between Potters Bar Town and Southall Town visiting Claremont Road in November.

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Monday 23 June - Signed shirt up for grabs

To raise funds for Hendon's Girl's Section, the women's team have managed to get hold of a signed England Women's Shirt and are offering it as a raffle prize. The winning ticket will be picked out of the bag by Arsenal and England International, Kirsty Pealing at the East Barnet Festival 5s on 5 July 2002. If you are interested in winning this shirt, raffle tickets can be purchased from the club for a pound each. To purchase your raffle ticket, contact the women's team either by e-mail: HendonWFC@aol.com or by telephone on 07941 396964.

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Monday 23 June - Youth Presentation Evening

Hendon's youth teams celebrated a double in the Harrow Youth League at their presentation evening on Sunday, with the Under 17s and and the Under 15s having won their respective league competitions. First Team manager Dave Anderson was on hand to present awards to members of all five teams.

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Tuesday 17 June - Women win tournament

Hendon's women side won their first tournament under the club's name, havin been invited to take part in the Middlesex County F.A.'s first women's six-a-side tournament held on Sunday 15th June. Hendon had been invited to support the tournament by entering two teams to play against other clubs developing women's sections within the county. Team B were unbeaten through the qualifying rounds and met their team mates in the final. The Hendon final ended with Team B beating Team A to take the champion's medals.

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Friday 13 June - Supporters Assocation AGM

The Supporters Association's AGM will be held on Tuesday 15th July at 8.00pm at Claremont Road, and will be open to all current members of the Supporters Association to attend, the agenda to be sent out to all members shortly. It is also hoped that Dave Anderson will attend towards the end of the meeting for a question and answer session.

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Friday 13 June - Help required for groundwork

The Supporters Association have arranged two dates to do the annual ground tidy up. From 10am onwards on Saturday 5th and Saturday 19th July volenteers are requested to assist with preparing the ground for the coming season. Work required is mainly painting and weeding/tidying up of the terracing. It would be appreciated if we could see as many volunteers as possible.

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Monday 09 June - Reserves to change league

It has been confirmed this evening that our reserve team will be competing in the Capital League next season instead of the Suburban League. The move was ratified at the Capital League AGM this evening, and it means that we should be able to field a stronger reserve side, as games are normally played on Wednesday evenings. This means that any first team players who have been on the bench or out of the side will be able to get more football as the games won't clash with first team games.

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Thursday 05 June - Fixture alteration

There has been a change to the pre-season programme. On Saturday 26th July we will now travel to Chesham United with the game kicking off at 3.00pm. This replaces the previously planned trip to Hampton & Richmond Borough.

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Tuesday 03 June - First new signing

Dave Anderson has made his first signing of the close season by securing the signature of midfielder Andy Cook from Maidenhead United. Dave has been after Andy for a couple of seasons, and did try to sign him last summer. Andy began his career at Watford, before moving to Northwood where he became known as a good goalscoring midfielder. We welcome Andy to the club, and hope that he has a successful time with us.

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