News - August 2018

Friday 31 August - U23s entertain with dominant performance

The Under 23s put in a superb performance this evening as they beat Brentford Under 19s 7-1 at SJP, with a side made up of players mostly aged just 18. It was a thoroughly dominant performance with the young Greens in control throughout.

The scoring was opened early in the first half when Mickey White found the back of the net, then shortly afterwards Michael Panford made it 2-0 before White scored his second of the night midway through the half.

The second half saw a string of goals of high quality. Just after the hour mark Matt Forkin netted, in his last game before heading off to Bournemouth University, and not long after Jaiden Bablola made it 5-0 with a cracking strike. Forkin was on target again with a superb effort to make it 6-0 before Will Murphy netted with a stunning strike of his own.

With five minutes to go Brentford got on the scoresheet, and it was another top quality goal as they scored direct from a free kick 30 yards from goal, the ball simply screaming into the top corner of the goal, giving Daniel Purdue absolutely no chance.

Over 70 people were in attendance, including first team manager Jimmy Gray, and they were royally entertained by the Greens for the full 90 minutes.

Posted at 23:13

Friday 31 August - August player of the month winner

The winner of the August player of the month is Ricardo German, who picked up 50% of the vote. Guri Demuria was second with 16%, and Danny Boness was third with 10%.

Ricardo will be given his prize at a future home game, and the September vote will open following our trip to Dorchester Town.

Posted at 18:01

Wednesday 29 August - Under 18s start season in style

The under 18s opened their season in style this evening with a 7-0 win over Brimsdown Rovers in their first game in the Southern Counties Youth League.

Theo opened the scoring in the 8th minute, before PJ scored twice in a minute to make it 3-0 after a quarter of an hour had passed. The fourth goal came in the 26th minute when skipper Eisa netted before Brimsdown had their best period of the game but found keeper Thierry in fine form.

Jovann made it 5-0 on the hour mark, before Theo scored twice in the 80th and 84th minutes to complete his hat-trick and ensure all three points were firmly secured.

The youngsters are next in action next Tuesday, 4th September, when they travel to Hanwell Town in the FA Youth Cup.

Posted at 22:08

Wednesday 29 August - Harrow match report online

The match report from our bank holiday game against Harrow Borough is now online. The report on from David Ballheimer can be found by clicking here.

Posted at 15:28

Wednesday 29 August - Tickets now available online for Harlow & Poole games

Tickets are now on sale online for our upcoming FA Cup tie against Harlow Town, and our league game against Poole Town. The idea behind the online sales is to reduce the amount of cash handled on a matchday, and also ease the pressure on our turnstile operators in terms of change required for those paying on the day.

If you do purchase your ticket online, you can either print out your e-ticket at home, or just show in on your phone when you come through the turnstiles. ID is required to be shown as well for the concessionary rates.

If you have any issues with the online ticketing, please email us on hendonfcwebsite@gmail.com and we'll get back to you as quickly as we can.

Hendon v Harlow Town

Hendon v Poole Town

Posted at 13:04

Wednesday 29 August - Admission prices for FA Cup tie

We are pleased to be able to announce the admission prices for our FA Cup tie against Harlow Town, including a special offer for anyone with tickets for the England v Spain game being played at Wembley Stadium that evening.

Our normal admission prices will apply of £11 for adults, £6 for senior citizens and students and £1 for under 18s. Ticket holders for the England game will pay just £6 admission on production of their England match ticket. The special offer has been agreed with Harlow Town.

Tickets will be on sale online later today.

Kick off at SJP for the tie is at 3:00pm on Saturday 8th September.

Posted at 12:01

Wednesday 29 August - Harrow Borough match photos now online

The photos from Monday's game against Harrow Borough are now online. Derek Beech's photos can be found on Facebook and Flickr.

Posted at 10:57

Tuesday 28 August - Supporters coach is running on Saturday

The Supporters Association are definitely running a coach to Swindon Supermarine on Saturday. The coach will be leaving SJP at 11am and returning straight after the game. To book please call 07340 410688 or email Sandra Wood on sewood50@gmail.com. Prices are £20 adults and £10 U16.

Posted at 17:56

Tuesday 28 August - Jimmy Gray post match interview

HFCTV interviewed Jimmy Gray following yesterday's defeat to Harrow and the interview is now available on YouTube.

Harrow post match interview

Posted at 17:49

Tuesday 28 August - FA Cup draw released

The FA Cup first qualifying round draw has been made today, and we have been drawn at home to Harlow Town. The game will be played on Saturday 8th September, kick off 3:00pm at SJP.

Posted at 13:38

Monday 27 August - Vote for your August player of the month

We are running our player of the month votes again this season, and the August vote is now open. Please click the link below to place your vote. Voting will close at 6pm on Friday evening and will be announced ahead of Saturday's game at Swindon Supermarine.

August Player Of The Month Vote

If you have any problems placing your vote - please email us on hendonfcwebsite@gmail.com and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Posted at 20:57

Monday 27 August - Derby day defeat

For the second year in a row there was six goals in the August Bank Holiday derby against Harrow Borough at SJP. However, whilst the Greens scored all six last season, they were beaten 4-2 by our local rivals this afternoon.

It must be said that whilst the result was disappointing, the effort and workrate from the squad could not be faulted - it was just an afternoon where things didn't quite work out.

Harrow took the lead in the 19th minute when Anthony O'Connor saw his shot take a deflection on its way into the net, and shortly before the break Frank Keita doubled the lead, his shot squirming under Danny Boness. The Greens had their chances in the opening half but were unable to capitalise on them.

Lewis Cole made it 3-0 with another shot that took a deflection - it must be said that whilst there were deflections involved, more could have been done to prevent the shots in the first place, but Hendon refused to give up.

However, they were unable to take their chances until the 77th minute when Tyriq Hunte was fouled by Halfred Al-Droubi as he came to claim the ball, and Ricardo German stepped up to convert the spot kick.

Harrow thought they had made sure of the points a minute into stoppage time when Harry Rush scored, only to see German score his second of the afternoon and seventh of the season almost immediately from the restart. Two minutes later the final whistle blew and all three points were on their way to Earlsmead.

Next up we're back into pastures new as we travel to Swindon Supermarine - kick off is at 3:00pm.

Posted at 19:44

Monday 27 August - Dylan Kearney joins Uxbridge on dual registration

Dylan Kearney has rejoined Uxbridge on a dual registration and is expected to play for them this afternoon.

The move enables Dylan to get some regular game time, and enables us to call him back if required.

Posted at 14:05

Sunday 26 August - Taunton report, photos and highlights now available

The report and photos from Taunton are now online, together with Taunton's highlights of the game.

The report by John Rogers can be found by clicking here whilst Derek Beech's photos can be found on Facebook and Flickr.

Meanwhile, the Taunton's highlights can be found on YouTube.

Posted at 20:24

Sunday 26 August - FA Youth Cup date set

The under 18s FA Youth Cup Preliminary Round tie at Hanwell Town will be played on Tuesday 4th September, kicking off at 7:45pm. There will be an admission charge for the game and all are welcome to attend. Please go along and support our youngsters if you are able.

Posted at 13:22

Sunday 26 August - More items available in HFCSA online shop

The Supporters Association have made two more products available for sale through their online shop, fixture posters and PDF programmes.

The posters are available in four sizes from A4 to A1, priced between £4 and £10, whilst the PDF programmes are now available for the Walton Casuals and Farnborough games and are priced at £2. They are available via the links below, and can also be ordered at the club shop tomorrow when we play Harrow Borough.

PDF Programmes

Fixture Posters

Posted at 13:19

Sunday 26 August - Football at SJP this week

There is a busy week of football at SJP coming up, with the first team, under 18s and under 23s all in action.

It begins tomorrow when the first team welcome Harrow Borough back to SJP - our first game this season against familiar opposition. We also met on the August Bank Holiday last year, when a Niko Muir hat-trick helped us to a 6-0 win - Matt Ball, Zak Joseph and Keagan Cole all netting as well. Kick off tomorrow is at 3:00pm

Then on Wednesday evening, the under 18s open their league season with a home game against Brimsdown Rovers - kick off is at 7:30pm and there is expected to be a small admission charge.

Finally on Friday evening, the under 23s play their last friendly of the summer when they entertain Brentford under 19s. Kick off is also at 7:30pm and will be free admission.

Posted at 08:52

Saturday 25 August - Greens concede late penalty but draw

The first team came away from Taunton Town with a very creditable 3-3 draw, but would be disappointed, having conceded a penalty in the sixth minute of second half stoppage time.

The main man for the Greens, certainly going forward, was Ricardo German, who netted his first hat-trick for the club, scoring in the 7th and 34th minutes to put the visitors two goals ahead. The defence were subjected to an aerial bombardment as the home side used their tall striker Matt Wright as a target, and they were rewarded when he scored shortly before half-time.

Ten minutes into the second period German restored the two goal lead, only to see Dan Sullivan pull another goal back in the 66th minute. Hendon had a penalty shout turned down when Dylan Kearney appeared to be fouled in the box with about ten minutes to go. Then, deep into stoppage time - the referee had indicated a minimum of six minutes additional time - a Hendon player was ruled to have handled the ball in the area and a penalty was awarded. Matt Wright stepped up to score the equaliser and his second of the afternoon.

However, on the balance of play, perhaps a draw was a fair result, and the Greens have at least kept their unbeaten start to the season going.

Next up is a home game against familiar opposition, as Harrow Borough visit SJP on Monday afternoon - kick off 3:00pm

Posted at 21:45

Friday 24 August - What's in the Harrow Borough programme?

Here is what you can expect to find in Monday's match programme.

Editorial: John Rogers is back with his GreensView.

James Gray: The Hendon manager speaks about the victory against Farnborough last Saturday.

Greens Dream Team: David Ballheimer's third fantasy Hendon team, filled with players' surnames beginning with the letter 'C'.

Today's Sponsors: The generous individuals who have sponsored the various things to sponsor!

The Ball Is Round: Another interesting article from ballisround.co.uk asking "is it sometimes easier to lie about who we support?"

Memory Lane: This popular feature from last season continues to offer more images of Claremont Road.

Catching Up With...: Paul Sachdev catches up with the Hendon chairman, Simon Lawrence.

Non-League Scene: More revelations from the world of non-league.

Our Visitors: A few pages covering our good friends from Harrow Borough FC.

Meet Your Greens! Starting a new series featuring Hendon's first team players one-by-one.

Half-time Break: Another nine questions of trivia to test your footie knowledge.

Sponsorship pages: Three pages of HFC kit, match, football, programme and Gary McCann Stand seat sponsors.

Stats Page: League table, appearances, goals scorers and attendances.

PLUS: The Fixtures & Results pages, Did You Know?, Whose Crest? and Next Up At SJP.

You can subscribe for printed programmes to be posted or a PDF to be emailed. Simply contact Eddie Edwards by email on Hendon.edd@hotmail.com or you can buy online on the HFCSA website.

Posted at 20:21

Thursday 23 August - Coach to Swindon Supermarine

The HFCSA are now taking bookings for a supporters coach to Swindon Supermarine on Saturday 1st September. Sufficient numbers will be needed as there will not be a players coach on this occasion. Prices will be £20 for adults and £10 for U16. If you are interested in travelling please call the association on 07340 410688, email Sandra Wood on sewood50@gmail.com, or pop over to the club shop on Monday afternoon. Please don't leave it to the last minute to book - the earlier we have the numbers, the quicker we can confirm whether the coach will run or not.

Posted at 16:57

Thursday 23 August - Hoodies and t-shirts now available online

The HFCSA are now selling their new hoodies and t-shirts on their website. To purchase yours, please click here to go to their website.

Posted at 16:56

Thursday 23 August - Join the Hendon FC Academy Football Scholarship

With GCSE results having been released today, many 16 year olds will be considering their next move, and one possibility is joining the Hendon FC Academy Football Scholarship.

The academy is an opportunity designed to give aspiring footballers from the age of 16 to 19 the chance to reach their potential as a football player. The academy allows our players the chance to train, study and develop both on and off the pitch.

The academy offers: Training every day with UEFA A/B Licensed coaches, opportunity to play in the FA Youth Cup, Middlesex Senior Youth Cup and Under 19 Conference Alliance League, study any education programme at any level, gain FA coaching qualifications, gain level 2 gym instructor and level 3 personal trainer qualifications, progress to university, progress to the Under 23 side, progress to the first team, and a tour to Portugal in 2019.

If you are interested in joining, please contact James Duncan on j.duncan@stanmore.ac.uk or 07590 698559.

Posted at 16:51

Wednesday 22 August - First teamers score as U23s win

The under 23s ran out 2-0 winners over Aaron Morgan's FFB Academy at SJP this evening, with both goals coming from members of the first team squad.

It took the Greens half an hour to really get themselves into the game, but shortly after he'd seen a penalty saved, Tyriq Hunte found the back of the net as he fired the ball past the stranded keeper.

The second half largely belonged to the young Hendon squad, and their efforts were rewarded with about 15 minutes to go when Riccardo Alexander-Greenaway saw his header from a free-kick bounce just over the line before it could be cleared.

Next up for the under 23s is a home friendly against Brentford under 19s on Friday 31st August - kick off 7:30pm. Please come along and support the lads, they are worth coming to watch.

Posted at 22:41

Tuesday 21 August - London Senior Cup draw released

The London FA have released the draw for the London Senior Cup for this season, and in the first round we have been drawn away to Harrow Borough. The winners of that tie will be away to Hanwell Town or Tooting & Mitcham United in the second round.

Our tie at Harrow has been provisionally dated for Tuesday 11th September - kick off 7:45pm - we will confirm this as soon as we can. Obviously the date is subject to neither club being involved in an FA Cup replay that evening.

Posted at 23:18

Tuesday 21 August - Rene Howe departs

Striker Rene Howe has left the club and is expected to sign for league rivals Kings Langley having made one appearance for the club. We wish him well for the future.

Posted at 23:14

Tuesday 21 August - Farnborough highlights online

The highlights from our game are now available through HFCTV, and for this game they are free to view.

Links will also appear in due course on the front page of the website, as well as the Fixtures & Results page.

Hendon 2-1 Farnborough Highlights

Posted at 18:27

Tuesday 21 August - Eid Mubarak

We would like to wish all of our Muslim supporters Eid Mubarak as they celebrate Eid ul Adha over the next few days. Eid ul Adha begins this evening, and the Festival of Sacrifice takes place over the next four days. We hope that all who are celebrating have a wonderful time with friends and family.

Posted at 18:12

Monday 20 August - U23 county cup draw released

The draw for the Middlesex Premier Cup, which our U23 side will be playing in, has been made today. They will play at home to Deportivo Galacia, who play in the Combined Counties League Division One, with the game pencilled in for the week commencing 19th November.

Posted at 16:46

Sunday 19 August - Post match interviews online

Post match interviews with manager Jimmy Gray and captain Lee Chappell are now available on our YouTube channel.

Jimmy's interview can be found by clicking here and Lee's can be found by clicking here.

You can see all the items available on our YouTube channel by clicking here

Posted at 18:11

Sunday 19 August - Farnborough report online

The match report from our win over Farnborough is now online. The report on the win over Walton Casuals from David Ballheimer can be found by clicking here.

Posted at 12:52

Sunday 19 August - Under 23s in action on Wednesday

The under 23s are in action on Wednesday evening, when they entertain FFB Academy which is run by our former striker Aaron Morgan. Then on Friday 31st August, they entertain Brentford's Under 19 side. All are welcome to attend - both games will kick off at 7:30pm at SJP.

Meanwhile on Friday evening, John Crieth and Finlay Johnson's charges put in a good performance - but were undone by a mad few minutes as they went down to a 3-0 defeat at Haringey Borough.

Posted at 12:27

Sunday 19 August - Farnborough photos on Facebook and Flickr

The photos from yesterday's win over Farnborough are now online. Derek Beech's photos can be found on Facebook and Flickr.

Posted at 12:25

Saturday 18 August - Back to back wins for first team

The first team made it back to back wins at SJP with a 2-1 win over Farnborough, to move up to fourth place in the embryonic league table.

Romario Jonas and Marvin Morgan both made debuts - with Gianni Crichlow doing the same off the bench, and Morgan played a part in both goals.

The first came in the 35th minute when Morgan set up Cole Brown to fire the ball into the net, and midway through the second half, Morgan was part of an excellent move that ended up with Laste Dombaxe scoring with a fine curling effort that gave the visiting keeper no chance.

Farnborough pulled themselves back into the game through Connor Cullen with 10 minutes to go, and the Greens were relieved when Danny Boness pulled off a fine save as the game moved into stoppage time to ensure the game was won.

Next up is the trip to Taunton Town next Saturday - kick off 3:00pm.

Posted at 18:35

Friday 17 August - Walton Casuals highlights online

The highlights of Tuesday's win over Walton Casuals are now available. You can view them through the following link once you have a subscription in place.

Hendon 3-0 Walton Casuals Highlights

Posted at 19:16

Friday 17 August - Bye in League Challenge Cup draw

The draw for the Preliminary Round of the Southern League Challenge Cup has been made, and we have received a bye to the first round. The preliminary round ties will be played in the week commencing 3rd September 2018, and has been regionalised. The draw can be found by clicking here.

The first round ties are due to be played in the week commencing 1st October 2018, with the final being played over two legs, home and away, at the end of March/beginning of April. However, the league may decide, if there is fixture congestion at the back end of the season, to play the final over one leg.

Posted at 12:13

Thursday 16 August - Under 23s to play Haringey tomorrow

In a hastily arranged friendly, our Hendon U23 side travel to Haringey Borough tomorrow evening. Kick off at Coles Park is at 7:30pm. The full address of the ground is Coles Park, White Hart Lane, Haringey, N17 7JP. All are welcome to attend.

Posted at 22:52

Thursday 16 August - Jimmy Gray interview

Tuesday night's post-match interview with Jimmy Gray following our win over Walton Casuals is now available on YouTube.

You can find the interview by clicking here.

The highlights of the Walton Casuals game should be available tomorrow evening.

Posted at 21:54

Thursday 16 August - What's in the Farnborough programme

Here is what you can expect to find in Saturday's match programme.

Editorial: Mr Doner is our guest writer, picking up on Froom's glaring programme front cover mistake!

James Gray: The new Hendon manager enthuses about the Walton Casuals victory on Tuesday evening.

Greens Dream Team: David Ballheimer's second fantasy Hendon team, filled with players' surnames beginning with the letter 'B'.

Today's Sponsors: The generous folk who have sponsored the match, match ball and programme.

Catching Up With...: Paul Sachdev catches up with last season's leading scorer, Niko Muir.

The Ball Is Round: An interesting article from ballisround.co.uk asks "What is Non-league?"

Non-League Scene: A double helping of non-league stuff covering the new season and FA Cup.

On This Day: A look at Hendon games over the years on the corresponding Saturday.

Fixtures & Results: Featuring a team photo of the HFC first team.

Memory Lane: This popular feature from last season returns with more images of Claremont Road.

Our Visitors: A few pages covering current league leaders Farnborough.

Supporters News: The Supporters' Trust and Association have their say about current topics.

Half-time Break: Another nine questions of football trivia to test your knowledge.

Away Travel: For those planning a trip to Swindon Supermarine soon.

Sponsorship pages: Three pages of HFC kit, match, football, programme and Gary McCann Stand seat sponsors.

Did You Know? and Whose Crest?: Two little time-fillers for your half-time interval amusement.

Stats Page: The first league table of the new season, plus appearances, goals scorers and attendances.

You can subscribe for printed programmes to be posted or a PDF to be emailed. Simply contact Eddie Edwards by email on Hendon.edd@hotmail.com or you can buy online on the HFCSA website.

Posted at 20:27

Wednesday 15 August - Bye in Middlesex Senior Cup

The draw for the first round of the Middlesex Senior Cup has been released today, and we have a bye to the second round. Meanwhile, our fellow residents at SJP, Edgware Town, have been drawn at home to Hayes & Yeading United. We still await the draws for the Southern League Cup and London Senior Cup.

Posted at 18:16

Wednesday 15 August - Walton Casuals match report available

The match report from our first home Southern League game is now online. The report on the win over Walton Casuals from David Ballheimer can be found here.

Posted at 17:51

Wednesday 15 August - HFCSA taking bookings for Taunton Coach

The Supporters Association taking bookings for the coach to Taunton on Saturday 25th August. Prices will be £20 for adults and £10 for U16. If you are interested in travelling please call the association on 07340 410688, email Sandra Wood on sewood50@gmail.com, or pop over to the club shop on Saturday afternoon.

Posted at 12:16

Wednesday 15 August - New items available in club shop

The Supporters Association have some new items available in the club shop on matchdays. They are currently selling hoodies and "Hendon on Tour" t-shirts, both of which are already selling well. For more information on this, and also on ordering PDF programmes, please contact the association on HendonFCSA@yahoo.co.uk.

Posted at 07:12

Tuesday 14 August - Greens pick up win in first home game

The first team picked up their first win of the campaign in their first home game of the season, winning 3-0 against Walton Casuals, who are in their first season at Step 3.

It was the Greens that drew first blood when Luke Tingey headed home a Lee Chappell corner in the 16th minute, and nine minutes later Ricardo German doubled the lead, slotting the ball home after riding a couple of challenges in the box. Late in the first half Danny Boness saved a penalty from Kyron Farrell to ensure a two goal lead at the break.

Chappell hit the corner of the goal with a free-kick early in the second half, and shortly after the hour mark Tyriq Hunte opened his goal account with a smart finish.

Walton caused some problems in the remainder of the game, but found the Greens defence in unforgiving mood, and Boness in fine form.

Posted at 23:03

Monday 13 August - HFCTV for the 2018-19 season

We are pleased to announce that HFCTV will continue this season, showing highlights from each home match, plus interviews with Jimmy Gray. This has been made possible with sponsorship from Maximum Performance, a global training company based in Harpenden - www.maximumperformance.co.uk

We will still need individual TV match sponsorship (£30) to ensure we can run this at cost, so please see the Commercial tab at the top of this page if you can support us. There is more information on the HFCTV page at www.hendonfc.net/HFCTV.

We will announce on twitter and the website when highlights are made available. Subscriptions cost £2 per match, and £40 for the season. Payment is made once the first match has been uploaded.

If you have any questions about HFCTV, please contact Cyrus Cooper - his email address is cyrus01@sky.com.

Posted at 20:37

Sunday 12 August - Frome match report now online

The match report from our opening Southern League game at Frome Town is now online. The report from David Ballheimer can be found here.

Posted at 20:25

Sunday 12 August - Frome Town match photos now online

The photos from the draw at Frome Town in our first ever Southern League fixture are now online. Derek Beech's photos can be found on Facebook and Flickr.

Posted at 17:21

Saturday 11 August - Greens pick up point in opener

The first team picked up a point in their first ever Southern League game after drawing 1-1 with Frome Town.

On a damp afternoon, in which the rain got heavier as the game went on, the first half was goalless with chances at a premium.

The opening goal came in the 69th minute when Ricardo German, one of eleven debutants - eight starters and three substitutes - lifted the ball over a crowd of players into the top corner from five yards.

Unfortunately the Greens were unable to hold on for all three points when the home side bundled the ball home as the game moved into stoppage time.

Next up is a home game against Walton Casuals on Tuesday evening. Kick off at SJP is at 7:45pm.

Posted at 17:33

Friday 10 August - Two more signed

In a busy day, James Gray has managed to get two more players onboard for the new season this afternoon. First up is Guri Demuria, a centre-back with experience at Basingstoke Town and Oxford City. Guri spent pre-season with Wealdstone and has joined us on dual registration so is available to both clubs.

Meanwhile, also joining us is Stephane Ngamvoulou. Stephane is a midfielder who has previously played for Wealdstone, Burgess Hill Town, Staines Town and Banbury United.

We welcome both players to the club and look forward to seeing them make their debuts for the Greens.

Posted at 20:22

Friday 10 August - Midfielder added to the squad

Midfielder Gianni Crichlow has been added to the squad ahead of tomorrow's opening fixture at Frome Town. The 20 year old was previously with Queens Park Rangers, and has also appeared for Torquay United and Chelmsford City.

We warmly welcome Gianni to the club, and hope he enjoys his time with us.

Posted at 14:24

Thursday 09 August - What's in the Walton Casuals programme?

Lots of work has been going on behind the scenes on the matchday programme, and here's what you can expect in our opening match programme of the season v Walton Casuals.

- Greensview by John Rogers

- James Gray's first programme notes

- Greens Dream Teams: A new series by David Ballheimer covering an A to Z of his HFC fantasy teams

- Greens Community: Hendon and Mental Health is the first in the series by John Rogers

- Who's Who in Hendon's Division: A table of info about our Evo-stik League Southern Premier South opposition

- Catching Up With...: Paul Sachdev's new series – first up is manager James Gray

- Fixtures & Results: Hendon's fixtures, results, appearances and scorers to be updated throughout the season

- Non-League Scene: The new season & Sin Bins - an article from the Non-league Paper

- Our Visitors: Now extended to three pages - all about Walton Casuals

- Half-time Break: Our 9-question quiz to keep you amused during the interval

- Away Travel: Useful directions for those who enjoy following the Greens on our travels

- Hendon FC Sponsorship: Three pages of necessary stuff by Simon Lawrence

- Whose Crest?: A new feature to test your knowledge of non-league teams' badges

- Did You Know?: Another new feature when space permits – brief snippets from HFC's history

- Stats Page: Last season's final tables and info - catch-up on the stats from season 2017/18

- Team Line-Ups: Usual back-page info - teams, colours, managers, officials, next up at SJP

In future issues: The return of Greens In Action (Derek Beech's photographic efforts), Meet Your Greens (picture profiles of our first team players), My Hendon (recollections of Hendon fans) by John Rice. And plenty more!

28 pages printed edition available at SJP on Tuesday for £2.50 (price increased to cover printing costs).

You can subscribe for printed programmes to be posted or a PDF to be emailed: Simply contact Eddie Edwards by email on Hendon.edd@hotmail.com or you can buy online on the HFCSA website.

Posted at 19:55

Thursday 09 August - Two depart before season starts

Two members of the squad signed during the summer have left the club today. Kai Davis has left to sign for Harrow Borough, whilst Sam Doolan also departed to play elsewhere.

Posted at 17:58

Wednesday 08 August - Under 18s also off

We have been advised that our Under 18s opponents this evening have had to cancel, so unfortunately there will be no game this evening at SJP.

Your next football fix from the Greens will be on Saturday as the First Team make their debut in the EvoStik Southern League Premier Division South away at Froome Town.

Posted at 13:26

Wednesday 08 August - U23s off tonight - U18s are playing

Tonight's U23 game at Hertford Town has been cancelled as there is no pitch available, but the U18s are at home in a friendly at SJP - kick off 7:30pm - all are welcome to attend.

Posted at 09:22

Tuesday 07 August - Programme subscriptions now available

If you are not able to get to Silver Jubilee Park but would still want to keep up to date by reading the matchday programme you will be pleased to hear that we have solutions. We are again making available an electronic version of all home game matchday programme and the real thing is also available to be sent out to supporters.

The electronic version will be in PDF format and will usually be e mailed within two days after the game has been played. If you are interested in taking this forward for next season it will cost £25, you will be sent all the home league, cup and friendly match day magazines that are printed throughout 2018/2019.

If you prefer we continue to provide a mail out service for the printed version so if you would like to receive the 'real thing' by post, please let us know and we can workout mail costs etc .

What do you need to do to receive the On Line Magazine or the printed version? Simply let us know you are interested and we will send you details on how to pay. Please contact Eddie Edwards by email on Hendon.edd@hotmail.com or you can buy online on the HFCSA website.

Posted at 19:17

Tuesday 07 August - Supporters Association AGM date set

The Hendon FC Supporters Association AGM will take place on Saturday 18th August at 6:00pm following our home game against Farnborough. Please note that the meeting is open to HFCSA members only. If you need to renew your membership, please call in at the club shop or go to their website.

Posted at 19:16

Tuesday 07 August - Boness signs on loan

Danny Boness, who played in goal on Saturday afternoon for us, has joined us on loan from Hemel Hempstead Town. They 20 year old is with us for a month initially having made a good impression at Enfield Town.

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

Posted at 11:14

Sunday 05 August - Online tickets on sale for August games

Ticket sales are now available for purchase online for our first three games of the season. The idea is that this will hopefully speed up entry to the ground, and also reduce the amount of cash that is handled on a matchday.

As previously advised when we made the Walton Casuals tickets available, there is a booking free, but this is purely to cover the costs involved in running the online ticketing system.

In order to gain access to the ground having purchased your online ticket, you should either print off the E-ticket or show it on your phone, so that the ticket can be easily identified and ticked off on our list.

We are currently working on a dedicated ticket sales page for the website, but in the meantime you can purchase your tickets on the links below.

Walton Casuals Online Tickets

Farnborough Online Tickets

Harrow Borough Online Tickets

Of course, tickets will still be on sale in the turnstiles as normal - please note we are not able to take card payments - it is cash only on the day.

Posted at 22:36

Sunday 05 August - Sponsorship opportunities available

With the start of the new season rapidly approaching, we are busy filling our various sponsorship opportunities. As you'll be aware, we go into the season with a new management team, new squad and in a new league.

In fact, the only constant is the need for us to ask if you would be able, once again, to support the club financially by sponsoring matches, match balls, programmes, HFCTV, seats in the Gary McCann stand and/or players.

James Gray has been working really hard since he was appointed to assemble the squad and the backroom staff and I'm confident that, while it may take a little while to gel, James is the right person to take us forward. As ever, though, he can only work with the budget that we make available to him and the agreed budget already incorporates an allowance for sponsorship income at a level consistent with recent seasons.

Anything that you can do to help would be very much appreciated. Prices are the same as last season and are, as follows:

Home Kit - £90 per player

Away Kit - £60 per player

Both Kits - £120 per player

Socks (under 16 only) - £5 per player

Match - £150 per match

Match Ball - £80 per match

Programme - £30 per match

HFCTV - £30 per match

Seat in Gary McCann Stand - £50 per seat

If you are interested in any of these sponsorship opportunities, further details can be found on the following links for most of the packages - and if you'd like to take any up, please email Simon Lawrence on simon.hendon@btinternet.com, speak to him at the Supporters Trust AGM tomorrow or on a matchday.

Player Sponsorship

Match Sponsorship

Match Ball Sponsorship

Programme Sponsorship

The HFCTV sponsorship will see your name mentioned in the highlights, and also in the matchday programme, whilst the stand sponsorship will see your name on the relevant page on the website when you highlight the seat, and also in the matchday programme.

If you've already pledged sponsorships or donations - please don't feel obliged to spend any more than you have already.

We are very grateful for all the support you give, in whatever way you are able.

Posted at 20:50

Sunday 05 August - Luke returns to SJP

Following his return in Green yesterday at Donkey Lane, we are delighted to be able to announce that Luke Tingey signed up with Jimmy Gray's squad for the forthcoming season.

Luke is a familiar face to us, having originally signed in August 2015 from Milton Keynes Dons and making 113 appearances in defence over the last three seasons. Despite only appearing in around half of last season's league fixtures, he still proved instrumental in our 3rd place finish.

At the beginning of the summer, Luke was one of the first to depart as last season's squad broke up, signing for St. Albans City along with Dave Diedhou. However, while we are disappointed for Luke that things haven't worked out for him, we are very happy to be able to welcome him back to Silver Jubilee Park so soon.

Posted at 12:02

Saturday 04 August - Greens defeated in final friendly

Jimmy Gray saw his charges slip to a 2-1 defeat at Enfield Town this afternoon, although there was a surprise as Luke Tingey was in the Greens starting line-up.

Tingey, who left earlier in the summer to join St Albans City, has not yet officially returned, but as soon as there is any news, we will let you know.

The Towners were 2-0 up at half time thanks to goals from Sam Chaney and Lewis Taafe, and it was Tyriq Hunte who netted the consolation in the 89th minute.

Jimmy's focus now will be on the clubs first ever Southern League fixture at Frome Town next Saturday - if you are able to travel down, please get behind the boys. Seats are still available on the coach - don't leave it too late to book.

Posted at 18:04

Saturday 04 August - Gray signs German

Prior to today's match at Enfield Town, we are pleased to be able to announce Jimmy Gray's latest signing, Ricardo 'Ricky' German. Ricardo originally signed as a professional for Chesterfield, making around a dozen appearances before spending time on loan at various non-league clubs up north.

Ricardo, a local from Harlesden, is a well regarded forward who will bolster the Greens' attacking options this season. As always we welcome him to the club.

Posted at 14:44

Thursday 02 August - EasyFundraising: A Reminder

We would like to remind everyone about the existence of EasyFundraising, the virtually effortless way of raising money for Hendon Football Club. After a very quick registration process, you can then go about your everyday shopping online, with hundreds of retailers and service providers taking part in the scheme. After the registration process, participating in EasyFundraising costs you absolutely no time or money. Instead, you merely continue to shop online as normal. Also - you no longer have to remember to click through the link on the HFC homepage either: by accepting the Donation Reminder function, you will be reminded about EasyFundraising every time you directly visit a participating website.

The EasyFundraising initiative has been around for most of the last ten years, raising a relatively modest £2,400 through the participation of around 90 supporters. HFC Supporters Trust Chairman Bryan Roberts commented: ‘To be absolutely honest, I had completely forgotten about it and I dread to think how much potential income that has cost the club. Having become reacquainted with the facility, I’m genuinely impressed by the improvements in the site and also in the expanded range of retailers and services that are taking part.’

The service now encompasses an extensive range of websites including e-commerce specialists (e.g. Amazon, eBay), travel and tourism (e.g. Expedia, BA, Virgin), department stores (such as John Lewis, Debenhams), fashion stores (e.g. Next, GAP), beauty retailers (Boots, Superdrug etc.), supermarkets (e.g. Sainsbury, Morrisons), DIY retailers and electricals retailers. Please explore the site to see the wealth of other options. Roberts added that ‘by taking part, and encouraging friends, family and colleagues to do the same, this initiative could fulfil its potential and become a significant income stream for the Club.’

Our EasyFundraising site can be found on the front page, the Commercial Section of the website menu, or at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/hfcst/

Posted at 22:35

Thursday 02 August - Camera operatives wanted

Our filming partners - Film My Match - are looking for camera operatives in NW London. If you love football and want to get paid to film and watch football (including Hendon) then email info@FilmMyMatch.com for further information.

Posted at 22:29

Wednesday 01 August - Ambers send a warning

Hendon lost a pre-season friendly last night, going down 3-1 to a well organised Cheshunt side. The Greens took the early initiative with a tenth minute strike from one of five starting triallists, but unfortunately the lead was short lived as within a minute a different triallist scored an own goal at the other end.

Cheshunt shortly after took the lead with a free header and despite some good build-up play from the Greens creating arguably the better chances of the game, the visitors were unable to get back on level terms. Instead, the Ambers made the game safe as a poorly defended set-piece allowed a forward a simple tap in.

A number of lessons for Hendon's squad to learn, and they'll look to put them into action on Saturday as they visit Enfield Town in their final pre-season fixture.

Posted at 22:40