News - June 2009

Monday 29 June - Admission & Season Ticket prices

The club are delighted to announce that admission prices for the forthcoming season have been reduced. Admission for adults will be £8.00, and for concessions the price will be just £2.00. We believe that these prices will be the lowest in the division, with every other club that has so far announced their admission prices being either £9.00 or £10.00 for adults. As far as we are aware only 3 or 4 clubs are left to announce their prices for the new campaign.

Also this season, now that our ground situation is far more secure, and we know we are now groundsharing at Vale Farm, we are delighted to announce that we are relaunching season tickets. The price of an adult season ticket is £130.00 and the price of a season ticket for children that are under 16 at the start of the season is £20.00. Season tickets will give entry to all home Ryman League fixtures but not to cup matches.

We are not selling season tickets for other supporters eligible for the concessionary price due to the fact that their general admission price is reduced by 50% from last season, so they are already making a substantial saving.

Application forms for season tickets can be downloaded on the ticketing page an they will be available from Steve Rogers at the pre-season friendlies and the joint Supporters' Trust/Association AGM.

As well as season tickets, we are also launching two new vice-presidents packages. The first package gives you access to boardroom facilities before and after every game as well as at half-time. The price for this package is £250.00. The second package gives the same access to boardroom facilities, but also includes a season ticket to all home league games. This package is priced at £350.00. An application form for the vice-presidents packages can also be found through the ticketing pages.

Any supporters who have any questions regarding admission, season tickets or vice-presidents packages should contact Steve Rogers via email on steve_rogers2506@btinternet.com

Posted at 20:15

Wednesday 24 June - Daggers friendly cancelled

Unfortunately due to circumstances outside of our control, we have had to cancel the planned friendly against Dagenham & Redbridge that was due to be played on Saturday 11th July.

Posted at 19:00

Tuesday 23 June - Programme subscriptions now available

Following requests from supporters, the Trust Board have decided to launch a programme subscription service so that supporters can guarantee that they will get a copy. There are two levels of subscription.

1 - £50 to cover all home games, collection at the club shop on the day of the match (or held over for collection at a later date if you're not around).

2 - £75 to cover all home games with the programme being posted out on the first working day following the match. (Rates for postage outside of the UK are available by contacting Steve Rogers on steve_rogers2506@btinternet.com.)

Both levels of subscription include programmes for all home games in the league and the various cup competitions. If we play less than four home games in the cups, we will refund the difference to you at the end of the season. If you would like to subscribe, please download and fill in the form found on the Ticketing page and either hand it to Steve Rogers at any of the preseason friendlies, or post it to him at the address below. Please indicate clearly whether you wish to collect programmes on matchdays or if you wish them to be posted to you.

Posted at 19:00

Thursday 18 June - Pre-season friendlies announced

Although the first team finished their season over a month ago, Gary McCann has been working non-stop arranging a busy schedule as he looks to build upon the excellent finish to last season.

There is one home game in the schedule, which is against a Dagenham & Redbridge XI on Saturday 11th July. The final details for this game are yet to be sorted out, and we will confirm the kick off time soon. On Friday 17th and Saturday 18th we are taking part in a four team charity tournament at Hillingdon Borough. The other two teams inolved are Slough Town, who are now managed by Steve Bateman, and Bracknell Town. The charity benefitting from the proceeds of the tournament is Michael Sobell House who are based at Mount Vernon Hospital. The full schedule for the tournament will be announced nearer the time.

All the rest of our friendlies are away from home, starting with a trip to Blue Square Premier newboys Hayes & Yeading United on Wednesday 8th July. This game will be played at Yeading FC's old ground in Beaconsfield Road. This will be our first game against the new club formed by the merger of Hayes and Yeading two years ago. The full pre-season schedule can be found on the fixtures page.

Posted at 09:00

Wednesday 10 June - Youth team set up and trials day

Following a meeting of the youth team managers last night, the youth set up for the new season has been confirmed. The under 21s will continue to play in the Middlesex County League on Saturday afternoons whilst the under 18s will continue in the Harrow Youth League. The current under 16 and under 13 squads will cease to operate, whilst the under 15s will move up to under 16s. We will also have two girls teams, at under 13 and under 10 respectively.

The youth teams will be holding trials on Saturday 4th July at Clitterhouse Playing Fields, Claremont Road, London, NW2 1AE.

Players who wish to trial for the girls teams at under 13 and under 10, or for the boys under 16 team, should arrive and be ready to start at 10.30am. Players who wish to trial for the under 18 or under 21 teams, should arrive and be ready to start at 1.00pm.

Players should bring suitable clothing and footwear, and must wear shinpads. It is also advisable to bring a drink as we will be unable to provide refreshments on the day.

Anyone with questions about the trials should email the club on admin@hendonfc.net.

Posted at 23:00

Monday 08 June - Gary announces exciting new signing

Gary McCann is delighted to announce that he has secured the signature of Wayne O'Sullivan for the forthcoming season. Wayne will be well known to Hendon supporters following his previous spell with the club before he left to play for Stevenage Borough and then Braintree Town. In his initial spell with the club Wayne made 78 appearances, scoring 22 goals. We are delighted to welcome Wayne back to the club and hope that he has an enjoyable and successful second spell with us.

Leaving the club is Sam Collins, who is expected to sign for his local side Canvey Island. Sam rejoined us last autumn from Wivenhoe Town, following his earlier loan spell from MK Dons, and scored 5 goals in his 45 appearances. We would like to thank Sam for all his efforts and wish him well for the future.

Gary is expecting the rest of the squad that finished the season with us in April to return to pre-season training at the end of this month.

Posted at 15:00

Saturday 06 June - Golders Green memorabilia on eBay

There are currently two items of Golders Green FC memorabilia up for auction on eBay. The first is a cigarette trading card of the team dating from the mid-late 1930s. The second is an old membership card from the Supporters Association dating back to the 1938/39 season. Both can be found through the eBay shop link on the left hand menu.

As well as these two items, there are hundreds of other items listed, including old Hendon programmes and a wide selection of second hand books. Again, a full list can be seen on eBay via the link in the menu to the left. As always we are on the lookout for more items to list, so if there is anything you would otherwise be throwing out, please contact Steve Rogers who will be pleased to receive donations.

Posted at 20:00

Saturday 06 June - Snowball draw update

It has been decided that the May, June and July Snowball draws will be made at the Supporters Trust AGM on Thursday 30th July. It's never too late to join the draws and if you wish to do so, full details can be found through the Supporters Trust website.

Posted at 12:05

Saturday 06 June - Supporters Association & Trust AGMs

The 2009 Annual General Meetings of the Supporters Association and Supporters Trust will be held at Vale Farm on Thursday 30th July 2009, starting at 8.00pm. Members of the two organisations will receive more details nearer the time. It is hoped that, as normal, Gary McCann will be able to join us at some point during the evening to talk about his plans and hopes for the new season.

Posted at 12:00