News - June 2016

Thursday 30 June - Bryan Roberts to do sponsored cycle ride

Supporters Trust Chairman Bryan Roberts is cycling the 100 miles of RideLondon-Surrey in a few weeks and is doing so in aid of Anthony Nolan, the charity that does an amazing job helping folk with blood cancer, leukaemia etc.

This is the main charitable focus of the ride, but for any sponsorship that anyone associated with Hendon provide, Bryan will donate the same figure to the HFC Supporters Trust, which will generate some much needed funds to plough into the Club. If you wish to donate online, please mention HFC in the message section when you donate so he can keep track and hand over the correct amount to the Trust.

Bryan will be seeing plenty of you at the friendlies, so if you'd prefer to donate cash in person, that would be equally fantastic.

Thanks in advance for any help: you were all very generous last year and that generosity was very much appreciated by Bryan and the charity.

If you'd like to donate online, the link is here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Bryan-Roberts4

Posted at 21:23

Tuesday 28 June - Dale Binns returns, Arthur Lee joins

We are delighted to announce that Dale Binns has returned to the club, joining from Wealdstone, whilst Arthur Lee has signed from Concord Rangers.

Dale is well known to Hendon supporters, breaking into the first team from the youth and reserve set up around the turn of the century, making 212 appearances, scoring 41 goals before moving on, and last season was a regular in the Wealdstone line up. He made his Hendon debut in April 1999 in a 2-0 defeat at Boreham Wood, a game in which none other than Gary McCann was in goal for the Greens.

Arthur is a 23 year old defender who was a regular in the Concord Rangers side, making 39 appearances last season in National League South.

Also signing Ryman League forms tonight were existing squad members Casey Maclaren, Chris Seeby, Luke Tingey and Omar Vassell.

Posted at 22:43

Saturday 25 June - Laurencin and Da Costa return

We are pleased to announce that two familiar faces have returned to the club in the shape of goalkeeper Berkley Laurencin and winger Andre Da Costa.

Laurencin returns after a couple of seasons at Northwood, and will be looking to add to the 148 appearances he has made for us so far, while Andre Da Costa, who finished last season with Metropolitan Police, scored 10 goals in 77 appearances.

Also signing today as the first team returned to training were Keagan Cole, Dave Diedhiou, Kezie Ibe, Charlie Kuehn, Sam Murphy and Finbarr Robins.

More players are expected to sign over the coming days and weeks as we prepare for our first season at Silver Jubilee Park.

Posted at 15:58

Friday 24 June - John Creith becomes U18 manager

We are delighted to announce that John Creith is the manager of our Under 18 team for the 2016-17 season.

John, who is already working for the club as Head of Football Development, brings great experience and a professionalism that the club requires to produce future first team players.

The youth team starts pre-season this coming week and any players wishing to trial should contact the club on admin@hendonfc.net.

Posted at 20:49

Monday 20 June - Full details for 4-team friendly tournament

We are pleased to confirm the full details for the 4-Team Tournament taking place at Silver Jubilee Park on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th July.

The first semi-final will take place at 1pm on the Saturday afternoon, and will see us take on Carshalton Athletic. The second semi-final between Farnborough and Slough Town will kick off at 3.30pm.

On the Sunday afternoon, the first game at 1pm will be between the two losing semi-finalists, with the two winners taking part in the final at 3.30pm.

Admission will be £5 per day for adults, and £1 per day for U18s. The admission will entitle you to watch one or both games on each day.

Posted at 17:29

Monday 20 June - Admission prices for friendlies

Admission for our friendlies against Hemel Hempstead Town, Potters Bar Town, Margate and Dagenham & Redbridge has been confirmed as £5 for adults and £1 for U18s.

As previously mentioned, the game against the QPR XI on 18th July is a Pay What You Want game.

Admission for the 4-team tournament involving ourselves, Carshalton Athletic, Farnborough and Slough Town will be £5 per day for adults, and £1 per day for U18s. The admission will entitle you to watch one or both games on each day.

Posted at 17:28

Saturday 18 June - Greens win Respect Campaign 2015-16

We are delighted to announce that we were named as the Premier Division FA Respect Campaign winners for season 2015-16 at the Ryman League AGM.

Also at the AGM, the proposed constitution was confirmed without any changes, and the league fixtures are due to be released in mid-July, with the early draws for the FA competitions due to be released on 8th July.

Posted at 17:40

Wednesday 08 June - Seventh home friendly arranged

Another home pre-season friendly has been arranged, our seventh of the summer, and Potters Bar Town will be the visitors to Silver Jubilee Park.

The game will be played on Saturday 16th July, and will kick off at 1:00pm.

Posted at 18:38

Wednesday 08 June - Gary makes first new signing

Gary McCann has secured our first new signing of the summer with the arrival of Mayowa Balogun from Edgware Town. Mayowa is a 19 year old left back who was part of the Edgware title winning squad. We welcome Mayowa to the club, and hope he has a long and successful time with us.

Posted at 12:40

Tuesday 07 June - Midweek matchnight 2016-17

We are pleased to announce that our midweek matchnight will revert to Tuesdays from the beginning of the new season.

Posted at 09:48

Thursday 02 June - Vice-Presidents Club

We are excited to launch our new Vice-Presidents Club. All vice presidents will receive 2 season tickets and will be entitled to boardroom hospitality. They will have their names displayed in the match day programme and on the website.

If anyone is interested in joining the Vice Presidents Club, please email admin@hendonfc.net or speak to Simon Lawrence at a game.

Posted at 17:01

Wednesday 01 June - Two depart for pastures new

Two of last season's squad have left the club and are both expected to sign for Bishop's Stortford this week.

Goalkeeper Joe Wright, who was the regular between the sticks last season making 47 appearances, and midfielder Scott Shulton, who scored twice in his 10 appearances are the two players moving on.

We thank both players for their efforts last season, and wish them well for the future.

Posted at 09:51