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Monday 15 October - Jimmy adds midfielder to the squad

We are pleased to be able to announce that Jimmy Gray has added 29 year old midfielder Sean Bonnett-Johnson to the squad today.

He numbers Broxbourne, St Albans City, Kettering Town, Billericay Town, Dundee, Wealdstone, Kingstonian and Merstham among his previous clubs.

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

Posted at 14:03

Monday 15 October - FA Trophy draw throws up familiar opposition

The FA Trophy first qualifying round draw has just been made, and we have been drawn against familiar opposition - as has been the case so often in recent years.

We will be at home to Staines Town on Saturday 27th October, kicking off at 3:00pm. Staines joined us in the transfer across from the Isthmian League to the Southern League in the summer, but have found life much tougher, with just two wins from their ten games so far, most recently losing 6-2 to Merthyr Town at the weekend.

Normal admission prices will apply, and tickets will be available online - together with tickets for Saturday's league game against Wimborne Town - sometime this evening.

Posted at 13:10

Sunday 14 October - Hartley Wintney match report now online

The match report on yesterday's win at Hartley Wintney is now online. David Balleheimer's report can be found by clicking here.

Posted at 13:18

Sunday 14 October - Hartley Wintney photos now online

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

Posted at 09:40

Saturday 13 October - Victory moves Greens up to second

The first team moved up to second place in the table after coming back from behind twice to win 3-2 at Hartley Wintney this afternoon.

The Greens had a number of half chances in the first ten minutes as they camped in the home half, but were hit on the break and Mike Campbell was able to find the back of the net. The equaliser came in the 25th minute when Stephane Ngamvoulou found himself in space to score.

Ten minutes into the second half, Jack Ball restored the lead for the home side, but in the 62nd minute the referee played a superb advantage after Marvin Morgan was fouled outside the box. However, the man in black spotted that Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick had broken clear with the ball and he went on to equalise for a second time.

The winner came in the 71st minute when Laste Dombaxe's 20 yard shot found its way past Adam Desbois for what turned out to be the winner.

Next up for the Greens is a trip to Metropolitan Police on Tuesday evening in the league cup. Kick off is at 7:45pm.

Posted at 19:02

Friday 12 October - Photos from Chippenham Town game now online

The photos from the FA Cup defeat at Chippenham Town on Wednesday evening are now online. Derek Beech's photos can be found on Facebook and Flickr.

Posted at 23:05

Friday 12 October - Chippenham report now online

The match report on Wednesday's FA Cup defeat at Chippenham Town is now online. Unfortunately none of our regular match reporters team were able to get to the game, but Chippenham's press officer, Wil Hulbert, has kindly allowed us to use his report on the website. It can be found by clicking here.

Posted at 23:01

Friday 12 October - PP Wealth sponsor Player of the Month award

The club is delighted to announce that PP Wealth will be sponsoring our popular Player of the Month Award which has for the past two months been awarded to leading goalscorer Ricardo German.

PP Wealth who are based in Harpenden are Financial Fitness Coaches that help clients design and create bespoke financial fitness programmes. They specialise in Family Trust based planning structures that provide bloodline protection and generational planning, to protect wealth, so that it passes in the right direction to chosen beneficiaries.

Of particular interest to our longer-serving supporters will be that one member of the PP Wealth team is none other than Colin Tate who played 284 games for us between 1984 and 1992 scoring 83 goals in the process. Colin was instrumental in this sponsorship deal and we thank him and all of his PP Wealth colleagues for their generosity and support. We hope that this turns out to be a long and mutually rewarding relationship.

Posted at 22:02

Friday 12 October - Connor Calcutt signs

We are delighted to announce the signing of striker Connor Calcutt from divisional rivals Farnborough. He goes straight into the squad for tomorrow's game at Hartley Wintney.

Connor, who celebrated his 25th birthday, began his senior career at Berkhamsted where he scored 41 goals in 52 games in the 2013-14 season. He has since appeared for Stevenage, Wealdstone, Dunstable Town and Barton Rovers. At the latter he was top scorer with 30 goals whilst playing under Jimmy Gray.

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

Posted at 18:15

Thursday 11 October - World Mental Health Day at SJP report

World Mental Health Day was recognised at Silver Jubilee Park on Wednesday with a series of events, and David Ballheimer was there to report on what took place.

The north-west London stadium, home of Hendon FC and Edgware Town FC, is run by Robert Morris and his hard-working team, and he was the host of the World Mental Health Day event, with more than 70 interested and involved parties attending.

When Mr Morris took over the stadium, the former home of Kingsbury Town FC, he was determined to make it the hub of the local community. He rebuilt the ground and, most importantly, arranged for a 3G (all-weather) pitch to be laid.

In opening World Mental Health Day at Silver Jubilee Park, Mr Morris said, "Our aim for SJP is to be a community club and to be the best in the country.

"Today is about those working in mental health and how we can help."

Help was the theme of the morning with many local organisations making presentations, which included Anna Ware from Brent Wandsworth Westminster MIND, who held Poetry in MIND and Music in MIND sessions. MIND BWW said, "We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect."

Hendon, represented by club director David Bedford, OBE, have had their issues with Mental Health, most notably the death of former club hero Dermot Drummy during last season.

As a result, in April, the Greens instituted a policy of offering free admission to League fixtures to anyone suffering from loneliness or mental health problems – a move, which received national media attention last month. He noted, "The community project gets better feedback than any football result."

One of those young people, Omar, has become a focal point of this policy and he was on hand to officially open the stadium's community garden, situated pitchside, just by the players' tunnel. Last year, Omar came to the ground and was made so welcome, as a gesture of thanks, he made a donation to the stadium management.

Mr Morris really didn't want to accept the money, so it was decided to do something in his name and it was decided to set up the community garden.

Another highlight of the day was the unveiling of a mural by local artist The Fandangoe Kid. Put together with the assistance of pupils from Hendon School, the 25ft long piece of art contains thoughts on mental health, seeking treatment, giving advice and the power of positivity in thought and deed.

Gabby Horeka, representing Dementia Cafes Brent, spoke of the success of this initiative, saying, "Last year we had two Dementia Cafes; there are now 12 Dementia Cafes in Brent.

"Dementia Cafws are where people can meet up with others who will often be in a similar situation to yourself, either suffering from a form of dementia or being the carer of someone suffering from the condition"

HRH, Prince William, President of The Football Association, and HRH, Prince Harry, who went public with their own situation following the death of their mother, provided a video of the launch of their mental health charity, Heads Together.

Community Action of Dementia – Brent (CAD–Brent) repeated the mission statement to support the borough's residents and businesses to become a dementia-friendly borough which enables an improved wellbeing for people living with dementia.

One such building operated by CAD–Brent is Ashford Place in Cricklewood, where there is also a large community garden. Their representative Danny Maher said, "Our aim is to change the perception of dementia."

The Middlesex County Football Association was also in attendance to present an their Community Project of the Year award to the Mental Health League, a football organisation set up at Silver Jubilee Park. Run by Richard Hay, he was joined by Mohamed Muse and Omar, two of those who have benefited from this initiative.

Muse or Mussi, as he is known, wanted to deflect the praise, but admitted that he had been helped enormously by the project. And Bryony Gates, a Brent Occupational Therapist, talked of the importance of the weekly sessions in helping the treatment of those who had physical and mental issues.

Mr Hay received the award from Colin Williams and Kelly Hancock of the Middlesex County FA and said, "Thanks for the support. The aim for Mental Health Football is to break down the stigma of mental health."

Useful Links

MIND BWW – www.mind.org.uk email: supporterrelations@mind.org.uk

CAD-BRENT – www.cad-brent-org.uk

BRENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES – www.cnwl.nhs.uk

Posted at 18:00

Thursday 11 October - Supporters Association Committee 2018-19

Due to an oversight, we have realised that we didn't bring news of the changes to the Supporters Association Committee following their AGM back in August. Many apologies to anyone who had been looking for the information.

John Rock is the chairman for this season, with Tony Wood as his vice-chairman, whilst Sandra Wood is secretary and Graham Rice remains as Treasurer. Mike Hogan is of course Life President, having been appointed as such a couple of years ago after many years service.

The committee itself has expanded since last season, and now consists of Bernard Lawrence, Steve Taylor, Paul Sachdev, John Hodson, Nick McMullen, Tom Stockman, Olivia Pascoe, Marina Reznor and Eddie Edwards.

Members of the committee can be found in and around the club shop on home matchdays, and they can be contacted by email through the secretary on sewood50@gmail.com.

The Supporters Association have been part of the club since 1933, and play a very important part in the life of Hendon FC. Please support their various initiatives as and when they take place.

Posted at 17:50

Wednesday 10 October - FA Cup run comes to an end

This season's FA Cup run came to an end at Chippenham Town this evening as the National League South side ran out comfortable 4-1 winners.

Chippenham took the lead in the 24th minute through Nat Jarvis, before Nick McCootie scored in both the 32nd and 45th minutes to give the home side a 3-0 advantage at the break. Within ten minutes of the restart it was 4-0 after George Rigg scored. Ricardo German scored a consolation in the 67th minute, but the Greens were unable to find any way of getting back into the tie.

Next up the first team return to league action as they travel to Hartley Wintney on Saturday afternoon - kick off is at 3:00pm.

Posted at 23:57

Wednesday 10 October - Under 23s beaten at SJP

The under 23s were well beaten by Harrow Borough at SJP this evening, with the visitors running out 6-1 winners. The young Greens were reduced to ten men in the 77th minute and their goal was a late penalty converted by Ricardo Alexander-Greenaway as the game moved into stoppage time.

Posted at 23:57

Wednesday 10 October - Lancing replay photos now online

The photos from the FA Cup win at Lancing on Sunday afternoon are now online to whet your appetite for tonight's game at Chippenham. Derek Beech's photos can be found on Facebook and Flickr.

Posted at 09:27

Tuesday 09 October - World Mental Health Day tomorrow

As we have previously featured on the website, SJP, together with Edgware Town and ourselves, are hosting an event to promote and raise awareness for World Mental Health Day tomorrow.

The event will be attended by a number of local councillors, together with representatives from the charities we work with - Mind Brent Wandsworth & Westminster and Community Action on Dementia. The community garden that you will have seen being developed in recent weeks will be opened, and there will also be poetry and music.

It all starts at 10am, and all are welcome to attend, so if you have a free couple of hours tomorrow morning, why not pop along and give your support.

Posted at 18:01

Tuesday 09 October - Non League Day at SJP

If you are unable to get to Hartley Wintney for our first team game on Saturday, why not pop down to SJP and join in whats happening for this year's Non League Day in association with Kick It Out.

Over 200 members of our youth teams will be training from 8:30am until 1:00pm, with each team having their photo taken in front of the Kick It Out board at the ground.

We will be distributing 100 free tickets which will enable children and their families to attend our next home league game.

The Ryan Lavelle School of Irish Dance will also have their photo taken in front of the Kick It Out board, and will also be offered free tickets by ourselves.

Edgware Town are at home to Biggleswade in the Spartan South Midlands League, kicking off at 3:00pm and admission will be on a pay what you want basis. The matchday programme will have a feature on Kick It Out.

Ahead of the Edgware first team game, there will be a pre-match game between Edgware's U9s and our own U9s. The youth players will be mascots for the first team game. They will also have their photo taken in front of the board.

Please do go along and support the day if you are able.

Posted at 17:58

Tuesday 09 October - Coach travel to Hartley Wintney on Saturday

If you are interested in travelling to Hartley Wintney by coach on Saturday, please contact the Supporters Association as soon as possible. You can get more information by calling 07340 410688 or emailing Sandra Wood on sewood50@gmail.com.

Posted at 17:50

Monday 08 October - Lancing replay report now online

The match report on yesterday's FA Cup victory at Lancing is now online for you to read. The report is written by David Ballheimer and can be found by clicking here.

Posted at 19:38

Monday 08 October - New email address for club secretary

Due to various technical issues with his existing email address, we now have a new email address for club secretary Daz Bloor.

If you need to contact him via email, his new email address is secretaryhendonfc@gmail.com - and this address should be used with immediate effect.

Posted at 18:51

Monday 08 October - Admission for U23 home games

The admission prices for under 23 home games are £3 for all attenders. There is not a concessionary price. The under 23s are at home to Harrow Borough this Wednesday evening. Please pop along and support them if you are unable to get to the FA Cup tie at Chippenham.

Posted at 18:51

Monday 08 October - Coach travel to Chippenham Town

The website team has only just learnt through twitter that there will be a limited amount of seats on the players coach to Chippenham Town on Wednesday evening. If you would like to travel, please call 07340 410688 or email Sandra Wood on sewood50@gmail.com.

We apologise that this information information was not on the website earlier, but unfortunately no one from the supporters association has let the website team know that bookings were being taken.

Posted at 18:05

Monday 08 October - FA Cup 4th qualifying round draw

The draw for the 4th qualifying round of the FA Cup has been made in the past hour, and we will be at home to Maidenhead United if we beat Chippenham Town.

The fourth qualifying round is scheduled to take place on Saturday 20th October. The Magpies currently lie in 17th place in the National League with 17 points from 15 games.

Posted at 12:57

Monday 08 October - Volunteer required for Wednesday evening

Unfortunately none of our four regular operators of the FootballWebPages livescores system are able to get to Chippenham on Wednesday evening. Therefore we are looking for a volunteer to run the service.

If you are attending the game, and are willing to run the service - it is run from an app that will run on most mobile phones and tablets - please contact Steve Rogers on steve.w.t.rogers@gmail.com.

Posted at 11:20

Monday 08 October - Highlights of both Lancing games now available

The HFCTV hightlights of the first game against Lancing are now available. We apologise for the delay in making these available, but there was a delay in receiving the highlights from our filming partners. Our thanks go to John Melnyk for sponsoring the highlights for this game.

The highlights of the first game are available by clicking here

Highlights of yesterday's replay are available on YouTube and can be found by clicking here

Posted at 11:18

Sunday 07 October - Chippenham FA Cup tie details

We now travel to Chippenham Town on Wednesday evening in the third qualifying round of the FA Cup. Kick off at Hardenhuish Park will be at 7:45pm, and if scores are level after 90 minutes there will be a replay at SJP on Tuesday 16th October - kick off at 7:30pm.

Admission on Wednesday will be Chippenham's usual matchday prices of £12 for adults, £7 for concessions and £3 for under 18s.

The draw for the fourth qualifying round will be made tomorrow lunchtime, broadcast live on TalkSport 2 at 12pm. It will be hosted by Ray Stubbs, and the balls will be drawn by former Chelsea, Swindon Town and Luton Town striker Sam Parkin, and non-league expert Tony Incenzo.

We don't yet have any details of whether coach travel will be available - as soon as we find out we will get the news out through the usual channels.

If you plan to travel by train on Wednesday - direct trains run from London Paddington to Chippenham every 30 minutes, departing on the hour and the half hour, taking between 75 and 80 minutes. The last one that gives you a sensible chance of getting to the ground is the 17:30 departure, although it's not impossible on the 18:00 departure. You will probably need to get a taxi from the station to the ground - its a walk of about 1.5 miles.

Trains back to London from Chippenham depart at 22:17 and 23:01, and take about 90 minutes.

Posted at 20:33

Sunday 07 October - First team secure FA Cup progression

The first team won their second FA Cup replay of the season this afternoon with a professional performance as they won 4-0 at Lancing. A trip to Chippenham Town on Wednesday evening now awaits.

In the shadow of the South Downs, the Greens took the lead in the 13th minute when Stephane Ngamvoulou fired the ball into the roof of the net. As on Tuesday evening, Lancing defended in numbers, but the lead was doubled in the 31st minute when a penalty was awarded for handball, and Ricardo German stepped up to score his 13th goal of the season.

Gianni Crichlow was introduced early in the second half at the expense of Marvin Morgan, who had picked up a knock, and he made an immediate impact, scoring within a minute of entering the fray. The final goal came in the 72nd minute when Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick found the back of the net with his fourth goal in four games. Mention must be made of Cole Brown, who on another day would surely have scored a hat-trick but found the home keeper Tyler D'Cruz in excellent form as he made a string of good saves.

Most importantly, progession to the third qualifying round was secured, and another £9,000 in prize money has been won as a result.

Posted at 20:29

Saturday 06 October - Mind to attend game at Lancing

We are delighted that the mental health organisation MindLancing will be attending the FA Cup replay at Lancing tomorrow afternoon. As supporters will be well aware, both the club and SJP have been working with MindBrent to raise awareness of mental health issues, and support those who are in need of their services.

Please speak to the representatives from MindLancing take a leaflet, give a donation if you are able, and please do remember that if you are suffering with mental health issues, you are not in this alone.

Posted at 10:09

Saturday 06 October - September player of the month result

The winner of the September player of the month is Ricardo German with 36% of the votes, the first time a player has won the vote two months in a row. Danny Boness was second with 25% of the vote, and Luke Tingey was third with 16%.

Posted at 09:42

Friday 05 October - Keeper and defender added to the squad

Jimmy Gray has added two more players to the squad this week, one goalkeeper and one defender.

The goalkeeper is 17 year old Lee Axworthy, who is also with Brentford U19s, whilst the defender is 24 year old Joao Lima who previously played in Portugal whose international clearance came through today.

We welcome both players to the club and hope they enjoy their time with us.

Posted at 14:56

Friday 05 October - Stephen Hughes joins backroom staff

Jimmy Gray has added Stephen Hughes to his backroom team ahead of this weekend's FA Cup tie at Lancing in a coaching capacity. Like Jimmy, Mark Boyce and Lee Chappell, Stephen played for Wealdstone in the last ever game at Claremont Road. Hughes began his career at Brentford where he made 19 appearances, and also played for Basingstoke Town, Welling United, Farnborough Town, Maidenhead United, Cambridge City and Braintree Town.

We are pleased to welcome Stephen to the club, and hope that he enjoys his time with us.

Posted at 09:33

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