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Thursday 02 April - Hendon FC Away Days - Free Download

Programme editor Nigel Kyte, with the help of Eddie Edwards has compiled 29 stories from this season's 'Away Days' feature in the matchday programme into a free download that is now available from the Supporters Association Website.

The compliation can be downloaded as a pdf direct from the website or from the below link.

Hendon Away Days

Posted at 09:24

Thursday 02 April - Video review of the season

The guys at HFCTV have put together a short video review of the season from November onwards with Lee Allinson that is now available on the HFCTV YouTube channel.

The club would like to pass on their thanks to Cyrus Cooper, who has filmed and put together the highlights packages all season, as well as our roving interviewers, Steve Lytton and Jatin Guntupalli, for continuing to improve the level of video coverage for the club.

The video can be found at the below link.

HFCTV Review of the season with Lee Allinson

Posted at 09:14

Monday 30 March - Season Ticket refunds / Twelfth Man

Now that the season has officially ended, it is only right that the club offers those supporters who purchased season tickets a refund to reflect the fact that they were not able to attend the last 5 home League matches.

To get your refund please contact Daz Bloor at secretaryhendonfc@gmail.com

One of the consequences of the voided season is that, while the club still has financial obligations to meet, there are no further opportunities for the club to earn gate receipts until next season.

A number of supporters have kindly offered to help by donating the money that they would have spent attending those matches that will now not take place.

The 12th Man Fund remains open with around £10,000 already pledged against our target of £25,000. All donations - large or small - will go directly to Lee's budget for next season.

You can make donations by bank transfer or by PayPal.

The Trust bank account details are:

Hendon Football Club Supporters Trust

Account number - 65195222

Sort code - 08-92-99

To donate by PayPal, just click here

If you want any more information, please contact Simon at Simon.hendon@btinternet.com.

Thanks in advance for your kind support - hopefully this will enable Lee to strengthen the squad and give us a 2020/21 season to remember.

Take care and stay safe.

Posted at 08:16

Friday 27 March - Message from Lee

Manager Lee Allinson has recorded a message from his Hertfordshire bunker for all of the supporters, staff, players and volunteers connected with the football club following the premature end to the campaign.

The video has been uploaded to the HFCTV YouTube channel and can be viewed at the below link.

Lee Allinson message

Posted at 21:08

Thursday 26 March - New kit supplier deal signed

The club are delighted to announce that we have an agreement in place for a new kit supplier for the start of next season.

We have signed a 3-year deal with Hummel, who through KC Sports Teamwear, will supply the first team home and away kit, as well as training and travelwear clothing.

The home shirts will be green and feature the famous Hummel chevrons across the chest, whilst the away kit will revert to light blue and feature the chevrons on the arms.

We look forward with excitement to our new relationship with Hummel and KC Sports and thank them for their excellent customer service so far.

This deal brings to an end our association with Adidas who have supplied kit for our first-team and youth-teams for more than 15 years. We'd like to thank them for their amazing support over that time.

Posted at 19:20

Thursday 26 March - League season ended

The Southern League have this afternoon released a further statement confirming that the 2019/20 season has been terminated with immediate effect.

The statement reads:

"The FA and Leagues at Steps 3 to 6 have reached a consensus that the 2019/20 season for Steps 3 to 6 will be ended with immediate effect and all results will be expunged.

This will mean that there will be no promotion or relegation of Clubs between Steps 3 to 6, or relegation from Step 2.

In light of the above, these decisions will also apply to the Leagues and Clubs at Step 7 of the National League System.

The FA will continue to assist and support the National League to determine the outcome of the 2019/20 season."

Posted at 15:11

Tuesday 24 March - Southern League Statement

Due to the unprecedented crisis the country is going through the Southern League have today released a statement confirming that they have applied, along with the Northern and Isthmian Leagues for the season to be terminated with immediate effect. This decision is subject to ratification by the FA Council.

The statement reads:

The Alliance Leagues held the latest of several conference calls last night (Monday) after our own board, and those of the Isthmian and Northern Premier Leagues, met over the weekend to determine how we wish to proceed. We have also participated in calls with the Step 5/6 clubs.

The Step 3 & 4 Leagues share clubs’ frustration that it is taking so long to determine whether the 2019/20 season is to end now, and if so on what basis. To maintain the integrity of our competitions, we ideally need to apply one solution across all of the National League System. However, this may not be possible.

The Southern, Isthmian and Northern Premier Leagues are unanimous in wanting to terminate the 2019-20 season immediately.

Whether that is done on the basis of determining final placings via average points per game, or the season is declared null & void cannot be decided until the National League decides how it wishes to proceed.

Right now, the National League’s position is that they wish to be able to resume the 2019-20 season at some point. The feeder Leagues do not support this because our clubs do not have the financial resources to continue to honour player contracts indefinitely.

The Southern, Isthmian and Northern Premier Leagues have therefore implemented the process to terminate the season. This has to be ratified by FA council, so there may be a short delay as the relevant documentation is submitted, distributed and approved. Therefore, the League's desire is not the confirmed outcome.

Whilst this process is on-going, and once the National League has finalised how it wishes to proceed, competition issues can then be decided, together with the implications for promotion and relegation.

Posted at 19:24

Sunday 22 March - League suspension extended

Following a meeting of the Southern League board on Friday, it has been announced that the suspension to the competition has been extended.

In line with the FA's guidelines, there will be no more matches until 3rd April at the earliest.

As and when we have an update we will be sure to pass it on.

Posted at 11:02

Tuesday 17 March - Hendon Helpers directory

With social distancing the new buzzword during the Coronavirus crisis, the club is aiming to set up a directory of people associated with the club who are willing and able to help other Hendon fans or anyone else based around the Kingsbury or Cricklewood areas who are self-isolating and who would benefit from someone doing some shopping for them or just giving them a call from time to time.

Lu Lawrence will be the initial contact person both for those who are able to help and for those in need of help so please contact her at lusimons3@gmail.com or on 07900 696128 if you’d like to join the directory.

Posted at 17:03

Tuesday 17 March - Easy Fundraising

With the next few months likely to see an increase in people self-isolating and using online delivery for regular shops, supporters are able to continue to support Hendon Football Club when shopping online via the Easy Fundraising website.

As all matches have been postponed for the forseeable future, the club will not be receiving any matchday income yet still has a number of financial commitments to meet, not least to those players and staff currently under contract to the club.

By heading to an online retailer via our Easy Fundraising page (see the link below), that retailer will donate a percentage of the amount spent back to the football club at no extra cost to yourself. This is a really quick and easy way in which supporters will be able to help minimise the financial impact on the club during the coming weeks and months.

Hendon FC Easy Fundraising page

Posted at 10:06

Tuesday 17 March - Quiz Night postponed

Following the FA's announcement postponing all football for the forseeable future, we have reluctantly cancelled the Quiz Night scheduled for Saturday 4th April.

We will look to reschedule later in the year as and when footballing activities resume.

Posted at 09:56

Friday 13 March - Race Night to be rescheduled

Due to the postponement of the game with Taunton Town tomorrow week, the decision has also been made to postpone the Race Night due to take place after the game.

This will be rearranged for a later date and we will let you know that as soon as we are able.

Posted at 15:11

Friday 13 March - Next three matches postponed

Further to discussions this afternoon a decision has been taken that all Southern League matches will be postponed between Saturday 14th and Saturday 21st March inclusive.

Therefore there will be no matches taking place tomorrow (Saturday), next midweek or Saturday 21st March.

A review of the situation will take place next Friday 20th March.

This means that our game at Beaconsfield Town tomorrow and home matches with Hayes & Yeading United and Taunton Town will not go ahead as planned.

The League currently has no plans to extend the season beyond Saturday 25th April, however this is subject to change.

We will provide further updates as and when we have them next week.

Posted at 14:56

Friday 13 March - Watford keeper signs on

19-year old Watford goalkeeper Harvey White has signed on a work experience loan deal until the end of the season to provide further cover for Jonathan North.

The deal has been completed today and Harvey will be in the squad for tomorrow's visit to Beaconsfield Town.

We extend a warm welcome to Harvey and wish him a successful stay with us at SJP.

Posted at 12:56

Thursday 12 March - Bobby Ellison

We are saddened to have received news from long-time supporter Margaret Hutton that her brother and former player, Bobby Ellison, passed away last night.

Bobby made 59 appearances for the first-team between 1958 and 1966 including fifteen appearances in the FA Amateur Cup winning 1959/60 season and a dozen appearances in the treble winning side of 1964/5.

The thoughts of everyone connected with Hendon Football Club are with Margaret & John and the rest of Bobby's family and friends.

Posted at 13:30

Tuesday 10 March - Hartley postponed

We have just been informed that this evening's game at Hartley Wintney has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

The match will be rearranged in due course, however it is most likely to be on a Thursday evening.

Posted at 13:33

Tuesday 10 March - 2pm pitch inspection

There will be a pitch inspection ahead of this evening's visit to Hartley Wintney taking place at 2pm this afternoon.

As soon as the result is known we will make it available via the usual channels.

Posted at 09:58

Saturday 07 March - Allinson's post-Walton thoughts

Lee Allinson spoke to HFCTV's Jatin Guntupalli following this afternoon's 1-1 draw at Walton Casuals and was left bemoaning a lack of quality in the final third.

In addition, he provided an update on a number of knocks picked up during the game ahead of Tuesday's visit to Hartley Wintney.

The interview is now uploaded to HFCTV's YouTube channel and can be viewed at the below link.

Lee Allinson post-match interview

Posted at 22:07

Saturday 07 March - Points shared at Walton

Hendon came away from their visit to Walton Casuals with a 1-1 draw in a very hard fought contest at the Xcel Hub.

Joe White opened the scoring on 31 minutes, following up Percy Kiangebeni's parried effort before Jerson dos Santos netted on his Walton debut midway through the second half to ensure a share of the points.

Both sides had chances to win the game and goalkeeper Jonathan North left the field injured in stoppage time following a collision, but walked off as Alfie Bonfield made his Hendon debut.

Posted at 18:00

Saturday 07 March - Early bird season ticket offer

For the first time the club are offering supporters the chance to purchase their season tickets for the 2020/1 season at a discounted rate with the new early bird scheme, open until 1st May.

Adult supporters are able to save 10 pounds on the price of a full season ticket, paying 150 pounds instead of 160 pounds, whilst concessions can save 20 pounds, paying 80 pounds instead of 100 pounds.

The offer runs until 1st May after which point prices will revert to their full amounts.

To take advantage of the offer simply download a copy of the application form at the below link and hand it Daz Bloor at a game, or send it to the postal address on the form.

Early Bird Season Ticket Application Form

Posted at 08:48

Saturday 07 March - Felix becomes a Casual

This afternoon's opponents Walton Casuals yesterday announced the signing of midfielder Joe Felix from us.

Joe, who joined the club in November from Hampton & Richmond Borough, made 11 appearances for the club and scored the 3rd goal in our 4-0 win over Weston-super-Mare at SJP in January.

We wish Joe, who may play against us this afternoon, all the best for his move and thank him for his efforts with the club.

Posted at 08:40

Thursday 05 March - Sponsorship opportunities for 2020/1 now available

We are today launching our range of sponsorship opportunities for the 2020/1 season.

This includes the chance for companies to be the main club sponsor, which includes shirt sponsorship, as well as a raft of other opportunities.

If you, your company or any company you know of are interested in sponsoring Hendon Football Club in 2020/1, please contact chairman Simon Lawrence on 07976 907486 or at simon.hendon@btinernet.com.

Posted at 09:34

Thursday 05 March - Allinson takes pride in point

Lee Allinson spoke to Jatin Guntupalli following last night's 3-3 draw with Taunton Town and was unable to hide his pride and delight in his side's performance.

The full interview has been uploaded to HFCTV's YouTube channel and can be found at the below link.

Lee Allinson post-match interview

Posted at 09:30

Wednesday 04 March - Depleted Greens grab point

A Hendon side down to the bare bones produced a performance full of character and no little quality to secure a point from the midweek visit to Taunton.

After Harry Kite's snap shot had given the hosts the lead on 22 minutes the Hendon response was instant with Luca Allinson tying things up with his first goal for the club that took a deflection on its way in,

Joe White netted with a fierce strike that cannoned off the underside of the bar on its way in and Simeon Olalerin's scuffed effort that bobbled over the foot of Lloyd Irish gave Hendon a 3-1 half time lead.

The hosts piled on the pressure in the second half with Matt Wright reducing the arrears midway through the half. Hendon looked threatening on the break but eventually the home side's pressure told and Wright planted a header beyond Jonathan North to ensure the points were shared in an entertaining, pulsating encounter.

Posted at 22:47

Wednesday 04 March - February Player of the Month result

The result for the February Player of the Month has seen Rihards Matrevics win for the second consecutive month.

Joe White once again came in 2nd with skipper Tommy Brewer in 3rd.

Our thanks, as ever, to PP Wealth and Colin Tate for their continuing sponsorship of the award and support of the club.

Posted at 12:27

Tuesday 03 March - Race Night - Saturday 21st March

The race night is on Saturday 21st March following our home game with Taunton and will start at 6:15pm, with all the proceeds going towards the 12th Man Fund.

Tickets are 5 pounds, which will include hot buffet food and we are looking for advance purchases please (if you can) so we can plan accordingly.

If you or your company would like to sponsor one of the 8 races, the cost is 20 pounds and your name will feature on the race-card and we will also acknowledge your sponsorship ahead of the race.

If you wish to become an owner of one of the 8 horses in any or all of the first 7 races, the price is 5 pounds per horse and your name or company name will appear on the race-card with the winning owner receiving a prize.

You can also become a jockey for 3 pounds on the same basis (owners and jockeys can be purchased ahead of the race night so don't leave it until the last minute, to avoid disappointment)

The final race will be an auction to become owners and jockeys of the 8 horses running. Half of the money bid to become an owner will be paid to the winning owner and half of the money bid to become a jockey will be paid to the winning jockey of the 8th race.

Betting on each race is 1 pound a ticket but there is no limit to the amount or number of horses in each race that you can bet on.

We will also hold a raffle during the evening to win a range of prizes which will be announced nearer the time.

If you would like entry tickets or to become an owner or jockey of a horse (no limit to the number you can buy), please contact Mike Harte (mbharte@outlook.com) or Cyrus Cooper (hfcst1908@gmail.com) or see us at any match.

Posted at 11:45

Tuesday 03 March - Two new faces sign up

Lee Allinson has added two more faces to his squad to provide additional numbers ahead of the busy run-in period.

Firstly, goalkeeper Alfie Bonfield has signed to provide cover for Jonathan North. Alfie is the son of former Hendon goalkeeper, Darren, who made a couple of appearances under Gary Farrell 16 years ago, and has previously been with Edgware Town and St Albans City, amongst others.

Secondly, winger Glenn Gabriel has signed from Cornish side Mousehole AFC. 23-year old Glenn was at Lorca FC in Spain last season.

We welcome both players to the club and wish them well for their stay at SJP.

Posted at 09:34

Sunday 01 March - Truro highlights online

The highlights of yesterday's 4-1 defeat to Truro City have now been uploaded to the HFCTV YouTube channel and can be found at the below link.

Hendon 1-4 Truro City

Posted at 22:45

Sunday 01 March - February Player of the Month vote

The poll for the February Player of the Month sponsored by PP Wealth is now open for you to vote for whoever you think the best or most influential player was during the month of February.

To cast your vote, simply click on the below link and choose your player.

February Player of the Month vote

Posted at 22:44

Saturday 29 February - Allinson remains upbeat

Lee Allinson remained upbeat speaking to Cyrus Cooper of HFCTV following this afternoon's 4-1 defeat to Truro City.

He discusses the fine margins involved in matches, gives an update on the injury sustained by Tommy Brewer and looks ahead to Wednesday's trip to Taunton Town.

The interview has been uploaded to the HFCTV YouTube account and can be viewed at the below link.

Lee Allinson interview

Posted at 18:24

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