News - July 2018

Tuesday 17 July - Four more sign first team forms

Four more players have been registered this evening - two of which were part of the squad last season, and one other who part of the squad in the 2016-17 season.

The two players who were with us last season are forward William Murphy and defender Riccardo Alexander-Greenaway, both of whom were in the under 18 squad last season, and are both part of the new under 23 squad for the forthcoming campaign. William made 6 first team appearances last season, whilst Riccardo was an unused substitute.

Attacking midfielder Laste Dombaxe returns to the club having originally spent a few weeks with us in the 2017-18 season, joining from East Grinstead Town and then moving off to Scandinavia. Upon his return from Sweden - where he played for Ostersunds IFK, he joined Hayes & Yeading United where he scored 7 goals in 24 appearances. In his first spell with us he made 8 appearances.

Finally, midfielder Cole Brown, who scored in tonight's friendly at London Colney, joins us having previously been with Uxbridge - where he scored 11 goals last season - Hayes & Yeading United and Welling United.

Posted at 23:46

Tuesday 17 July - Greens draw at London Colney

A side made up largely of players who are yet to sign first team forms played out a 2-2 draw at London Colney this evening.

On a pitch that had clearly suffered from the dry hot summer so far, the Greens took the lead in the 4th minute through Matty Newman, only to see the home side equalise two minutes later. Cole Brown restored the lead with a tap in in the 21st minute and that ended the scoring for the first period.

The second half saw the usual raft of substitutions, including the first appearances of the summer by William Murphy and Daniel Purdue - both members of the U18 squad last season who made first team appearances - but the only goal was scored by London Colney and the game ended all square.

It's back to SJP on Saturday as we entertain Haringey Borough, kick off is at 3:00pm.

Posted at 22:36

Monday 16 July - St Albans report online

The match report from Saturday's friendly against St Albans City is now online. The report from David Ballheimer can be found here.

Posted at 16:40

Saturday 14 July - Greens defeated on hot afternoon

In a game that was much more closely fought than on Thursday, St Albans City ran out 2-1 winners over the Greens.

The Saints, who included former Greens Luke Tingey, Dave Diedhiou, Roman Michael-Percil, Khale Da Costa and Harold Joseph in their squad, took the lead in the 11th minute, and doubled it shortly afterwards with a fine effort.

The Greens were always in the game, and created some chances, but were unable to find the back of the net until the 87th minute when Dylan Kearney was sent clear and he finished clinically. As the game moved into stoppage time, Cole Brown was fouled in the box, but Kearney saw his well struck spot kick saved by the feet of the diving keeper.

Next up is a trip to London Colney on Tuesday evening.

Posted at 21:52

Friday 13 July - Tyriq Hunte added to the squad

Following his hat-trick against Edgware last night, Tyriq Hunte has been added to Jimmy Gray's squad for the forthcoming season. The 20 year old striker joined from Kettering Town, and has also played for Oxford City, Wantage Town, Aylesbury and Aylesbury United.

We welcome Tyriq to the club and hope he enjoys his time with us.

Posted at 11:13

Friday 13 July - Edgware report now online

The match report from last night's friendly win over Edgware Town is now online. The report from David Ballheimer can be found here.

Posted at 10:46

Friday 13 July - Clarification on friendly admission prices

We would like to clarify our admission prices for our remaining three friendlies as the information posted earlier in the week was incorrect.

The correct pricing for the games against St Albans City, Haringey Borough and Royston Town is £6 for all adults and £1 for under 18s. The exception on the adult price is season ticket holders, who will gain admission for £3.

We apologise for any confusion that has been caused.

Posted at 10:08

Thursday 12 July - Good first run out for new look Greens

Jimmy Gray will have plenty to think about, in a very positive way, as his new charges ran out 9-1 winners over Edgware Town at SJP this evening.

A squad mainly made up of trialists - some of whom whose names were kept under wraps - made a good impression and took the lead in the 10th minute when the trialist wearing number 7 found the back of the net. Adam Martin doubled the lead with a superb strike three minutes later, before Rene Howe headed home a cross in the 37th minute, and the trialist wearing number 10 scored in the 39th minute. The Edgware goal came in the 21st minute when one of their trialists converted a spot kick.

Despite the Greens making 10 substitutions at half time, and a further one with fifteen minutes to go, the goals continued to flow with Tyriq Hunte scoring a hat-trick, and the trialist wearing number 19 scoring twice.

Next up is a home friendly against St Albans City on Saturday afternoon, kicking off at 3:00pm.

Posted at 23:03

Tuesday 10 July - Admission prices for friendlies

Our admission prices for our home friendlies are as follows, with our first friendly against Edgware Town taking place on Thursday evening.

Edgware Town - adults £5, concessions £1.

All other home friendlies - adults £6, concessions £1.

Season ticket holders can get in for the reduced price of £3. We are aware that season tickets haven't yet been issued to most supporters, but something will be in place at the turnstiles to aid identification.

Posted at 20:58

Tuesday 10 July - U14 Girls team moving on

The all conquering Hendon U14 Girls team are will not be with us next season. Managers Ben Moore and Dean Harrington are moving on to a new project at London Bees with a number of players going with them. Ben and Dean have done an excellent job giving the girls so many wonderful opportunities and experiences. They have won numerous Leagues and Cups culminating in last years Aces National victory. The team have been great ambassadors for Hendon FC and their contribution to the rebuilding of the club is immeasurable.

Ben Moore said: "It is with the heaviest of hearts that we move onto a new project at the London Bees. Both Dean and I, as managers, would like to say the very deepest thank you to each and every member of the staff, committee, volunteers & supporters association at Hendon FC for all the time & commitment they have given the young people at Hendon FC Girls over the past three years.

"We feel incredibly lucky to have worked & learnt within such a selfless club, where the members have given endless support, advice & positivity to us all. Hendon FC has been a truly wonderful organisation to have worked within, giving fantastic opportunities to children and adults of all heritages within the local, surrounding communities, and we shall always remain true Hendon FC supporters!

"We will be forever grateful to the club and its community for giving the platform & foundations for the young people to create such special experiences & memories - ones they and their families will never forget."

We will miss the team including all their families but wish them all well for the future and will always welcome them back to SJP.

Posted at 17:48

Sunday 08 July - Mental health project features in Middx FA review

The Middlesex FA have issued their review of the 2017-18 season and have included a feature on our Mental Health project. This is great publicity for both the project and the club.

The report can be found by clicking here.

Posted at 10:48

Sunday 08 July - Under 23 game postponed on Wednesday

The U23's have postponed their first friendly of the summer, which was due to take place on Wednesday, as it now clashes with England's World Cup semi-final against Croatia.

The U23's friendly list can be found by clicking here. We will get the under 23s on to the top menu as soon as we can.

Posted at 10:45

Saturday 07 July - Striker added to the squad

We are pleased to announce that Rene Howe has agreed to join the club for the forthcoming season. The 31 year old striker was with Kettering Town last season and has previously played for Newport County, Burton Albion, Torquay United, Bristol Rovers and Peterborough United. He scored 63 goals for Kettering in two spells at the club in 168 appearances.

We are delighted to welcome Rene to the club and hope that he enjoys his time with us.

Posted at 17:47

Friday 06 July - FA Youth Cup Draw

The draws for the early rounds of the FA competitions were released earlier today, and in the FA Youth Cup we have been drawn away to Hanwell Town in the Preliminary Round. The tie is due to be played during the week commencing 3rd September. As soon as the date and kick off time is confirmed we will let you know. Should we be successful at Hanwell, we are at home to Spelthorne Sports or Chalfont St Peter in the first qualifying round a fortnight later.

The first team will start in the first qualifying round of both the FA Cup and FA Trophy, and the draws will be made nearer the time. The FA have only drawn the Extra Preliminary Round and Preliminary Round for both competitions so far.

Posted at 16:00

Thursday 05 July - Jimmy adds coach to backroom staff

We are pleased to announce that Rob Pattwell has joined the club in a coaching capacity with the first team. Rob has most recently been at Egham Town and Northwood, and has worked at various clubs across the Isthmian and Southern leagues.

Upon joining the club Rob said: "I'm delighted to join a wonderful club in Hendon FC. Having lived in the Hendon area for around 10 years when I first came to London it's like going back in time. I'm looking forward to helping Jimmy and Boycee rebuild this squad and prepare for the season ahead."

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