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Saturday 13 July - FA Youth Cup Draw

The draw for the early rounds of the FA Youth Cup was made yesterday afternoon and our Under-18s have been drawn away to Spelthorne Sports. The game will take place on the week beginning 2nd September.

The winners of that tie will then travel to Edgware Town or Chalfont St. Peter in the next round.

Posted at 17:00

Saturday 13 July - Greens finish third

The Greens overcame their hosts in a penalty shootout this afternoon in the Spencer McCall pre-season tournament hosted by Wingate and Finchley.

After losing 2-1 in the semi-final, Kameron English opening his Hendon account, Wingate were held to a 1-1 draw after Connor Calcutt had opened the scoring for the Greens before triumphing 7-6 on spot kicks.

Our thanks go to Wingate & Finchley for organising the tournament and we hope that all the proceeds raised from today will go aid Spencer in his fight against his illness and recovery.

Posted at 16:19

Friday 12 July - Williams signs

The latest addition to James Gray's squad is 22 year old forward Dan Williams.

Dan has spent the past three years in the US on a University scholarship, we welcome him to the club and wish him all the best for his time at SJP.

Posted at 22:57

Friday 12 July - Greens begin at Weston

The league fixtures for the 2019/20 season have been released and see Hendon begin the season with a seaside trip to Weston-super-Mare, who were relegated from the National League South last season, on Saturday 10th August.

That is then followed by home matches against Metropolitan Police on Tuesday 13th August and Wimborne Town on Saturday 17th August.

Our Bank Holiday games see us host Chesham United on the August Bank Holiday Monday and then travel to Meadow Park on New Year's Day and host Harrow Borough on Boxing Day before travelling to Earlsmead on Easter Monday.

Our trip to Truro City has been scheduled for Saturday 19th October which also happens to be FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round day whilst we finish the season with another lengthy trip to South Wales, visiting Merthyr Town on Saturday 25th April.

The full fixture list will be available on the usual page this morning.

Posted at 10:00

Thursday 11 July - Kerry walks for Dementia

The latest Hendon supporter to undertake a charitable endeavour is Kerry Higham who is doing a sponsored walk at Silver Jubilee Park in aid of Dementia UK later this month.

Kerry, whose Nan was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia 6 months ago, has set herself a fundraising target of 1,000 pounds for her walk on top of holding a bingo night in August.

With Hendon Football Club and all at Silver Jubilee Park committed to ensuring SJP is a dementia friendly community hub by 2020 and helping to tackle dementia within the London Borough of Brent, we are delighted to help Kerry with her fundraising and wish her the very best of luck with her walk.

If you are able to and would like to donate to this worthwhile cause, Kerry's Just Giving page can be found at the link below.

Kerry's Just Giving Page

Posted at 10:59

Thursday 11 July - Community Connections

Following the success of the Christmas Connections initiative last year Hendon Football Club are delighted to launch Community Connections in partnership with Ashford Place to help tackle loneliness in our local community.

Community connections is an online social campaign aiming to build awareness of the impact of loneliness and to help improve the health and wellbeing of individuals.

Our core Objectives

1) To raise awareness of the negative impact of people experiencing loneliness and social exclusion.

2) To support individuals, local communities and businesses to find ways of supporting people who experience loneliness.

3) Identify and support people to reduce their sense of loneliness and social exclusion.

Epidemic of Loneliness in UK

Loneliness has become an epidemic in United Kingdom affecting people of all ages, gender and backgrounds. Whilst everyone might feel lonely at some point in their life, persistent feelings of loneliness is damaging to health and wellbeing. Loneliness is linked with increased risk of obesity, coronary heart disease, depression, dementia and even premature death.

According to figures published by the Office for National Statistics, 2.4 million adult British residents of all ages suffer from chronic loneliness. The health impact of loneliness has been found to be comparable to smoking 15 cigarettes a day, equal to a 26 per cent increase in the likelihood of mortality (Holt-Lunstad, 2015).

This number when combined with medical research highlighting the dangers of loneliness on the health and wellbeing of individuals make loneliness one of the major health issues that need to be tackled nationally, locally and individually.

Our Response

Ashford Place in partnership with Hendon Football Club created the Christmas Connections campaign in December 2018, an online platform to connect people who wanted to help with others who experience loneliness.

The campaign raised awareness of loneliness and encouraged individuals, communities and businesses to draw on a variety of resources and pledge vital support for the cause-ranging from the simple act of sending someone a Christmas card, to organising group Christmas dinners to making a phone call to someone they knew who was alone over the Christmas period. The campaign was a success in raising awareness and was able to support over 300 people to feel happier, more connected and more socially included.

Based on the success of the Christmas Connections campaign, Ashford Place and Hendon Football Club decided to further develop the campaign by running it throughout the year to reach greater number of individuals of all ages over 18 - who need support to feel less isolated and lonely. We are calling this latest phase of the campaign Community Connections

How you can you make a difference?

We urge everyone to work together to try to end the epidemic of loneliness and create a connected society for everyone. Loneliness needs to become everyone's business. It's down to us!

You can help make a difference today by thinking of a friend, neighbour or relative or someone else and make a pledge.

Posted at 10:40

Monday 08 July - Replica Shirts Available

The Supporters Association have released details on how you can order and purchase replica shirts for the new season.

Whilst the HFCSA website is undergoing a facelift, supporters are able to order your replica shirts for the forthcoming season via the below channels.

We have Home (Green) and Away (Orange) shirts available in Adult sizes S, M, L, XL and XXL. Prices are £28 for adult sizes.

We also have a limited number of children’s sizes in Youth 5-6, Youth 7-8, Youth 9-10, Youth 11-12 and Youth 13-14 at £20 (Both Home and Away)

Postage will be an additional 3 pounds for UK orders and 8 for International orders.

The shirts will come without any sponsors names or logos upon them.

For further details on how to order and pay please contact Sandra Wood on sewood50@gmail.com.

Home Shirt

Away Shirt

Posted at 09:47

Monday 08 July - Wingate Pre-Season Tournament - Further Details

Wingate & Finchley have provided us with further details ahead of Saturday's pre-season tournament.

Admission will be on a Pay What You Want basis and there will also be an additional bucket collection. All funds raised will go directly to Spencer McCall to assist with his treatment.

There are 2 public car parks adjacent to the facility with additional spaces in nearby side-streets and at High Barnet Underground station which is a short walk away.

The winner of the tournament will be presented with a trophy at the end of the final.

Supporters will be able to purchase drinks and refreshments at the on-site cafe which will accept CASH ONLY. Please do not bring your own alcohol, there may be some available from the cafe, this is to be decided. Finally, the facility does not allow any dogs or smoking on site.

Posted at 09:39

Saturday 06 July - Second keeper arrives

23-year old goalkeeper Luke Sheldrick has put pen to paper ahead of the new season to provide competition for Chris Grace for the number 1 shirt.

A native of Australia, Sheldrick was at Northwood last season and has also seen service with Hampton & Richmond Borough.

We welcome Luke to the club and wish him a successful stay at SJP.

Posted at 15:00

Thursday 04 July - Manesio becomes an Iron

One player that ended last season with the club but won't be part of things this time around is Sergio Manesio who has signed for Braintree Town.

Sergio made his Hendon debut in January at home to Tiverton Town in the 2-2 draw that brought an end to our dismal winter run of defeats after signing on dual-registration from Hampton & Richmond Borough.

Bringing steel to the midfield, Sergio made 13 appearances for the club. We thank him for his efforts for the club and wish him all the best at Cressing Road.

Posted at 11:52

Thursday 04 July - Luca Roberts

It is with deep regret and sadness that we have been informed that lifelong Hendon supporter Luca Roberts tragically passed away last month after a lengthy battle with mental health issues.

Luca, son of PA man and Supporters Trust board member Bryan, first started attending Hendon matches at the age of 2 at Claremont Road and was a familiar face both home and away over the following 23 years.

Luca's family are hoping to use a forthcoming home league fixture as an opportunity to celebrate his life at a club that he loved whilst raising funds for Hendon's mental health charity partners.

The thoughts of everyone connected with the club are with Bryan, Luca's brother Finn and his family and friends at this difficult time.

Posted at 10:27

Thursday 04 July - Chris Graces Us With Return

James Gray continues to build his squad for the 2019/20 campaign and has re-signed goalkeeper Chris Grace.

Grace signed at short notice just before the crucial 2-0 win at Poole Town in March to cover the suspension of Andrew McCorkell and went on to make 6 appearances, keeping three clean sheets which proved crucial in our eventual survival.

Chris joins on a permanent basis from Bracknell Town from whom he had originally joined us on a dual-registration basis. We welcome Chris back to the club and wish him a successful stay at SJP.

With the pre-season friendly programme almost upon us, we will continue to update you on player news as and when it's been confirmed over the next five weeks.

Posted at 09:55

Wednesday 03 July - Meet our New Opponents: Yate Town

To close our series on new opponents next season sees us take a look at Yate Town who were promoted from the Southern League Division 1 South via the play-offs last season.

Formed as Yate Rovers in 1906 they won the Gloucestershire Junior Cup in 1913/4 but then disbanded in the early 1930s before reforming as Yate YMCA in 1933 as members of the Bristol and District League.

After beginning in Division 5 they progressed through the divisions until gaining admittance into the Bristol Premier Combination in the 1960s and then, in 1968, becoming founder members of the Gloucestershire County League, adopting their current name a year later.

In 1983 they moved into the Hellenic League Division 1, winning promotion in 1984/5 and then the Premier Division twice, firstly in 1987/8 and again the following season, gaining a place in the Southern League in the process.

After finishing bottom of the Southern League Division 1 West in 1999/2000 they were relegated back to the Hellenic League where they remained for three seasons before gaining promotion back into the Southern League in 2003.

The club gained promotion to the Southern League Premier Division in 2005 and enjoyed a four-season stay before suffering relegation back to Step 4 in 2009.

In 2012/3 the club reached the first round of the FA Cup for the first time, losing 3-0 to Cheltenham Town, and last season a 3rd placed finish saw them reach the play-offs and eventually gain promotion overcoming Cinderford Town 3-1 in the final.

Formed: 1906

Colours: White

Manager: Paul Britton

Best Season: Southern League Premier Division - 6th (2005/6)

Last Season: Southern League Division 1 West - 3rd

Address: The Universal Components Stadium, Lodge Road, Yate, Gloucestershire BS37 7LE

Distance from SJP: 111 miles

Capacity : 2,000

Overall Record : P0 W0 D0 L0 F0 A0

Posted at 19:10

Wednesday 03 July - Community Raffle Results

The Score A Goal for your Community Sponsorship Raffle draw took place at Silver Jubilee Park last night with Simon Lawrence drawing the ten available prizes.

The winners were:

1st prize - front of shirt sponsorship: Ticket 32 - SPN Consultancy

2nd prize - back of shirt sponsorship: Ticket 105 - Gyoury Self Partnership

3rd prize - shorts sponsorship: Ticket 85 - Bryan Roberts

4th prize - training kit sponsorship: Ticket 18 - PP Wealth

5th prize - advert on website carousel: Ticket 130 - Terry O'Donnell

6th prize - perimeter board: Ticket 145 - Power Office Services

7th prize - full page programme advert: Ticket 128 - Terry O'Donnell

8th prize - half page programme advert - Ticket 144 - Power Office Services

9th prize - quarter page programme advert - Ticket 101 - SRM Logistics

10th prize - 1 ticket for 2020/21 sponsorship raffle - Ticket 108 - Gyoury Self Partnership

We would like to congratulate the winners and thank everyone that brought tickets. The raffle has not only benefitted the football club, but with both CAD Brent and Brent, Westminster and Wandsworth Mind benefitting to the tune of just over 800 pounds each as well.

Posted at 08:34

Tuesday 02 July - Harriott on Contract

At the first pre-season session tonight Matty Harriott put pen to paper on a contract for the coming season.

Signed from Bedford Town in time to make his debut in the 3-0 win over Merthyr at SJP in December, Matty went on to make 20 appearances last term scoring three times.

Posted at 22:41

Monday 01 July - Training Game v Edgware

There will be an open training match against our co-tenants Edgware Town at Silver Jubilee Park on Thursday 11th July, kicking off at 7:30pm.

Admission will be free and the bar will be open for drinks and other refreshments however the main hall will be in use for Irish Dancing so access to the bar will be through the centre of the main stand via the office.

Posted at 11:33

Wednesday 26 June - Spencer McCall Pre-Season Tournament Details

Wingate & Finchley have been in touch with full details of the Spencer McCall Pre-Season tournament whiich will be held on Saturday 13th July.

The draw for the semi-finals have been made and are as follows:

12pm - Wingate & Finchley v Hemel Hempstead Town (Grass pitch)

12:30pm - Hendon v Royston Town (3G pitch)

Then:

2pm - 3rd / 4th Play-Off

2:30pm - Final

The tournament will take place at Wingate's training complex on Barnet Lane (postcode EN5 2DN) which is about an 8 minute walk from High Barnet Station on the Northern Line and a number of bus routes serving Barnet Hill.

There is very limited parking on site so please, if you can, leave your car at home and use public transport.

Admission is pay what you want on the door - proceeds will be going towards supporting Spencer with his ongoing treatment so please give as generously as you can - with matches being 30 minuts each way.

Posted at 10:08

Monday 24 June - Meet Our New Opponents: Weston-super-Mare

The second team to have been relegated to the Southern League South Premier Division last season from the National League South is Weston-super-Mare.

There was originally a football club named Weston-Super-Mare formed as early as 1887 but which was disbanded prior to World War I before undergoing a reformation and second closure between the two world wars. They were reformed for a second time in 1948 and immediately joined the Western League, Division 2.

In 1960 the Western League consolidated into a single division and there they remained until 1976 when they were placed into the Premier Division when a second tier was re-established. By the time of the centenery of the formation of the original club in 1887 they were in the unusual position of never having gained promotion or relegation in their history.

In 1992 they gained promotion for the first time into the Southern League's second tier where they remained until 2002/3 when they gained promotion to the Premier Division. A 10th placed finish at the first time of asking ensured Weston's place in the inaugural Conference South for the 2004/5 season which would see them move into their new Woodspring Stadium ground.

Over their fifteen seasons at Step 2 the club preserved their proud record of never having been relegated, part in thanks to three separate reprieves from the drop until last season, when the Seagulls finished bottom of the pile, seven points from safety.

Formed: 1948

Colours: White

Manager: Scott Bartlett

Best Season: Conference South - 7th (2012/3)

Last Season: National League South - 22nd

Address: Woodspring Stadium, Winterstoke Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS24 9AA

Distance from SJP: 144 miles

Capacity : 3,500

Overall Record : P0 W0 D0 L0 F0 A0

Posted at 12:33

Thursday 20 June - Meet Our New Opponents: Truro City

This season sees the club due to make their longest ever away trip for a league match as they travel to Cornwall to take on newly relegated Truro City.

Formed in 1889 as one of the founding members of the Cornish County Football Association, they beat Penzance 7-1 in their first ever fixture before winning the Cornish Senior Cup six years later, triumphing over Launceston 5-0.

After many years at junior and district level, the White Tigers were founder members of the South Western League in 1951, a competition they won on five occasions before gaining promotion into the Western League Division 1 in 2006.

They won the title at the first time of asking as well as the FA Vase, overcoming AFC Totton 3-1 at Wembley in front of a record gate for an FA Vase Final in May 2007. 12-months later and they had won the Western League Premier Division to move up into the Southern League.

Five promotions in six seasons saw the club promoted into the Conference South in 2011 before being relegated two years later after being placed into administration. At the end of the 2014/5 season they once again gained promotion to step 2, a position they held until the end of last season when off-field problems took their toll, including a number of home matches being hosted at Torquay United's Plainmoor, more than 80 miles away from Truro.

Formed: 1889

Colours: White

Manager: Paul Wilkinson

Best Season: Conference South - 4th (2015/6)

Last Season: National League South - 20th

Address: Treyew Road, Truro, TR1 2TH

Distance from SJP: 267 miles

Capacity : 3,200

Overall Record : P0 W0 D0 L0 F0 A0

Posted at 15:56

Wednesday 19 June - Seven Youngsters Join Johnson

It was announced earlier in the week that seven of last season's successful Under-23 side have joined Finlay Johnson at Chalfont St Peter where they will be in contention for first-team football at Step 4.

Daniel Purdue, Jordan Payne, Ben Gray, Alfred Acheampong, Khalil Francis, Riccardo Alexander-Greenaway and Perry Aitchison have all moved to Mill Meadow.

Purdue wrote himself into Hendon folklore in November 2017 when he stepped in at short notice to deputise for Tom Lovelock and produced a match-winning performance in the FA Trophy penalty shoot-out win at Slough Town. He went on to make a further five appearances for the first-team.

Alexander-Greenaway signed first-team forms in the 2017-8 season as well without making an appearance, however he did make the breakthrough into Jimmy Gray's squad on a number of occasions last term, making 9 first team appearances.

Gray and Payne both made their first-team debuts at Harrow Borough in last season's London Senior cup with Gray also appearing from the substitutes bench in the League Cup tie at Met Police whilst the other three did not appear for the first-team.

We wish all of the boys every success in the next step of their footballing adventure and will be watching their progress with interest as well as thanking them for their service with the Greens last season.

Posted at 09:36

Wednesday 19 June - New Coach Joins

The re-shaping of Jimmy Gray's backroom staff has continued with the addition of Hassan Karimzedah as the first-team's strength and conditioning coach.

We welcome Hassan to SJP and hope he enjoys his time with the club.

Posted at 09:22

Monday 17 June - McGleish returns as coach

Jimmy Gray has continued to shape his backroom staff for the new season by confirming that Scott McGleish will return as a coach.

Scott joined the club in December and made two appearances as a player last season.

Posted at 19:25

Monday 17 June - Meet Our New Opponents. Hayes & Yeading United

Hayes & Yeading United are the second new opponents taking their place in the Southern League South Premier Division next season, being moved across after handsomely winning the Bostik League South Central Division by 16 points, scoring 129 league goals in the process.

The club was formed in 2007 as an amalgamation of Hayes and Yeading Football Clubs, both of whom were members of the Conference South.

In 2008/9 they secured their place in the Conference National after overcoming Hampton and Richmond Borough in the Play-Off Final. Their stay in the top flight lasted three seasons, relegation coming at the end of the 2011/2 season, which was also their first season ground sharing at Woking's Kingsfield stadium after the closure of Hayes' old Church Road ground.

Following many years of struggle both on and off the pitch as they tried to secure their new home on the site of Yeading's old ground, including a reprieve from relegation, the club found itself relegated to the Southern Leauge at the end of the 2015/6 season and the following season found themselves relegated to Step 4.

Stability has been found under the stewardship of Paul Hughes and their move into the Sky-Ex Stadium culminating in last season's title success and, of course, a 2-0 win here at SJP knocking us out of the Middlesex Senior Cup courtesy of Duncan Culley's brace.

Formed: 2007

Colours: Red

Manager: Paul Hughes

Best Season: Conference National - 16th (2010/11)

Last Season: Bostik League Division 1 South Central - 1st

Address: SkyEx Community Stadium, Beaconsfield Road, Hayes, UB4 0SL

Distance from SJP: 10 miles

Capacity : 3,000

First Meeting: Hendon 0-2 Hayes & Yeading United (Middlesex Senior Cup - 2018/9) Match Details

Last Meeting: Hendon 0-2 Hayes & Yeading United (Middlesex Senior Cup - 2018/9) Match Details

Overall Record : P1 W0 D0 L1 F0 A2

Posted at 10:14

Sunday 16 June - Edgware Town v Hendon Golf Day Challenge

Edgware Town and Hendon are holding a Golf Challenge day on Friday 5th July at Old Ford Manor Golf Club, Barnet (EN5 4QN).

The fun begins at 11am with bacon rolls and coffee during player registration before teeing off at 12:30pm, playing 18 holes and then finishing with a 2 course fish and chip supper, raffle and prize giving. There will be competitions throughout the afternoon for 'nearest the pin', 'nearest the pin in 2' and 'longest drive'.

Each club has been allocated 9 holes to sell sponsorship for at £200 per hole, all funds raised by Hendon FC will go towards the Twelfth Man Fund.

All are welcome to take part, cost for entrants is £60 per player with each able to partake in all the refreshments. If you would like to register your interest in taking part in the day or sponsoring a hole, please contact Daz Bloor on secretaryhendonfc@gmail.com

Posted at 11:23

Saturday 15 June - League Sponsor Change

At the Southern League AGM this afternoon it has been confirmed that Evo-Stik will no longer be league sponsors.

The new sponsors will be announced on 1st July.

Posted at 17:13

Saturday 15 June - Twelfth Man Update

Simon Lawrence has provided us with a further update to the Twelfth Man fund which has now hit 9,600 pounds.

That is 60% of the 16,000 pound target. On behalf of Jimmy Gray's behalf go to those that have been able to contribute so far, if you are able and willing to contribute even a pound a month towards the target, please contact Simon at simon.hendon@btinternet.com.

Posted at 14:55

Saturday 15 June - Chappell alters nothing

Club captain Lee Chappell has today indicated his intention to remain with the club for the 2019/20 season.

Chappell, who was one of Jimmy Gray's first signings last summer, made 44 appearances last term mostly at left back, but also in midfield and memorably in goal for an hour against Hartley Wintney.

Posted at 14:51

Friday 14 June - Meet Our New Opponents. Blackfield and Langley

Following last season's guide to sides in the Southern League, Greensnet has compiled a guide to our new opponents who we will meet in the coming season beginning with Blackfield and Langley.

Formed in 1935 the club spent its formative years competing in junior leagues around Southampton before moving into the Hampshire League in 1949.

After spending many years in Divisions 3 and 4 at county league level the club gained promotion to Division 2 in 1981/2 and three years later into the top flight after winning the title. In 1997/8 they won the Division 1 championship and the Southampton Senior Cup however were denied promotion due to ground grading issues, however these were rectified and by the turn of the century had gained promotion into the Wessex League.

After finishing as runners-up in Division 1 of the Wessex League in 2007/8, they won the Premier Division in 2012/3 however chose not to accept promotion into the Southern League due to costs associated with improving the ground. They won the title again in 2017/8 and then last season made it two titles on the trot by winning the Southern League Division 1 South title to gain promotion to step 3 for the first time.

Formed: 1935

Colours: Green and White

Manager: Glenn Howes

Best Season: Southern League Division 1 South - Champions (2018/9)

Last Season: Southern League Division 1 South - 1st

Address: Gang Warily Community & Recreation Centre Newlands Road, Fawley, Southampton SO45 1GA

Distance from SJP: 95 miles

Capacity : 1,500

Record Attendance : 240

Overall Record : P0 W0 D0 L0 F0 A0

Posted at 09:15

Thursday 13 June - Roberts' ride raises £330 for 12th Man

Bryan Roberts successfully completed his overnight London bike ride last weekend raising a superb 1,170 pounds for Save the Children.

Bryan said "The ride of 81 miles was completed between 22.45 on Saturday night and 06.45 Sunday morning. As part of the broader fundraising for Save the Children, which raised £1,170, you lovely lot pledged £330, which means that same amount has now been passed to the 12th Man Fund to support the club over the forthcoming season.

"Thanks for your support & see you all soon."

Our congratulations to Bryan on completing the latest of a series of tough charity trials and we'd like to add our thanks to everyone that sponsored and supported him, Save the Children and the club.

Posted at 11:02

Thursday 13 June - Locke moves on

It has been announced on Twitter that centre-half Darren Locke has left the club and agreed to join Berkhamsted.

Signed from Chesham United in December 2018, Darren battled a number of injuries to make 9 appearances for the club, scoring once at Wimborne where his brave header clinched a crucial point on the road.

We'd like to thank Darren for his efforts over the past six months, wish him well for the future and will no doubt see him in pre-season when we visit the Broadwater stadium.

Posted at 10:46

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