News - December 2019

Wednesday 11 December - Buildbase presentation

On Monday Rob Morris and Richard Hay attended Wembley Stadium to present their pitch on behalf of the football club to a panel in order to win a share of GBP100,000 worth of building materials.

The duo, along with the other competing clubs, were taken on a behind the scenes tour of the stadium before presenting to the panel.

The winners will be announced in the week commencing 6th January 2020 and we will bring news as soon as we have it.

Buildbase will be sharing images and footage from the presentation day across their Twitter, Facebook and Instagram feeds across the next few weeks.

On behalf of the football club, we'd like to pass our thanks on to Rob and Richard for their efforts behind the scenes and representing Hendon Football Club on the day.

Posted at 10:35

Wednesday 11 December - Tahjae heads south

Striker Tahjae Anderson has signed for Haywards Heath Town on dual registration to enable him to get some minutes under his belt.

Tahjae, who signed on the eve of this season, has found regular football tough to come by in recent weeks but remains part of Lee Allinson's plans at the current time and this arrangement should suit all three parties.

Posted at 10:28

Tuesday 10 December - Half Season Tickets available

We are delighted to be offering half season tickets for the first time ever to cover our remaining 11 home league matches of the 2019/20 season.

They are priced at 80 pounds for adults (a saving of 41 pounds), 40 pounds for concessions (a saving of 26 pounds), 10 pounds for students (a saving of 56 pounds) and 5 pounds for Under 18s (a saving of 6 pounds).

If you'd like to apply for one please contact Daz Bloor at secretaryhendonfc@gmail.com.

Posted at 08:27

Sunday 08 December - Merthyr highlights online

The highlights from yesterday's 2-1 win over Merthyr Town at SJP have been posted to the HFCTV YouTube channel and can be accessed via the below link,

Hendon 2-1 Merthyr Town

Posted at 19:02

Sunday 08 December - Galliford returns to Hemel

Yesteday afternoon saw the expiry of Isaac Galliford's loan agreement with Hemel Hempstead Town and he has returned to Vauxhall Road.

Since making his debut at home to Beaconsfield Town in which he scored the winning goal, he has gone on to make 7 starts and 2 additional appearances from the bench, scoring 3 goals.

We'd like to thank Isaac for everything in the last month, a period in which he made himself a firm favourite with the Hendon faithful, and wish him well for the future.

Posted at 09:03

Sunday 08 December - Lee's thoughts on Merthyr

Lee Allinson once again provided his thoughts to HFCTV yesterday following our 2-1 win over Merthyr Town.

The interview can be found at the below link.

Lee Allinson post-match interview

Posted at 09:00

Saturday 07 December - Greens survive attempted Merthyr

A battling Hendon gained three crucial points this afternoon at Silver Jubilee Park against a strong and competitive Merthyr Town side.

The visitors were given an early opportunity to open the scoring from the spot but Rihards Matrevics produced an excellent block with his legs. The Martyrs enjoyed the better of the opening 25 minutes but failed to make their superiority count.

The Greens then took control and went ahead after fine work by Liam Brooks fed Shaun Lucien who finished cutely, then a penalty just before the break saw Brooks' effort creep over the line after a valiant attempt by the Merthyr keeper to extend Hendon's lead.

The advantage was reduced after the break with a superb strike from Kieran Lewis and then the Greens came under heavy pressure but stood firm throughout to gain a vital win in their battle against the drop.

Posted at 17:18

Friday 06 December - Another England C international signs

Former England C full-back Eddie Oshodi has become the latest new face to join the Lee Allinson revolution this afternoon.

A former junior at Watford, Eddie went on to make more than 100 league appearances for Forest Green Rovers, picking up 3 caps for England C in the process, before moving on to St Albans City, Hemel Hempstead Town and Wealdstone.

We welcome Eddie to the club and wish him well for his time at Silver Jubilee Park.

Posted at 13:18

Friday 06 December - November Player of the Month result

The result of the vote for the November Player of the Month sponsored by PP Wealth are in.

Isaac Galliford came first with 29% of the vote, closely followed by Corey Panter, who won 25% and Ryan Hope, who took 16% of the vote.

Our congratulations to Isaac, who makes his final appearance of his loan spell tomorrow afternoon against Merthyr Town.

Posted at 10:37

Friday 06 December - What's on tomorrrow - Green Saturday

It's another busy day at Silver Jubilee Park tomorrow afternoon as we host Merthyr Town in our latest Southern League fixture.

As mentioned earlier this week, Saturday has been designated 'Green Saturday' by the Supporters Association and the club shop will be open from 9am, when the Youth Teams will be training, with 15% off all merchandise ahead of Christmas.

Our collection for the Sufra NW London food bank continues, all non-perishable food and toiletries are still very much in demand ahead of the festive period so any donations that can be spared will be very much appreciated. Please leave them on the tables in the bar.

Tickets for the end of year draw will still be available either from the Club Shop or from Dai Cooper. Dai is still happy to send out books by mail - please contact him on daihendonfc@aol.co.uk. We are looking to smash last season's profit this time around.

Merthyr Town's supporters will be in fine festive cheer as they've designated this trip their Christmas Jumper day, all Hendon fans are more than welcome to join in with their own festive attire.

Finally, Lee Allinson, his coaching staff and all the players will be available in the bar following the match to meet and greet supporters. If you haven't already, this will be a great opportunity to say hello and get to know the new faces.

Posted at 07:26

Thursday 05 December - Lee's post-Dunstable thoughts

Lee Allinson took time out following our 2-0 win against AFC Dunstable on Tuesday night to speak to HFCTV about the performance and progression in the League Cup.

The interview can be found at the below link.

Lee Allinson post-match interview

Posted at 18:58

Tuesday 03 December - Greens into last eight

Hendon put in a thoroughly professional performance this evening to move into the last eight of the league cup.

Kingsley Eshun scored his first goal for the club just before half time before Shaun Lucien added an outstanding second from 30 yards with a strike that arrowed into the top corner to give the Greens a comfortable passage into the Quarter Finals.

Posted at 21:47

Tuesday 03 December - November Player of the Month vote

The vote for the November Player of the Month award, sponsored by PP Wealth, is now live and can be accessed at the below link.

Our thanks again to PP Wealth and our former striker Colin Tate for their continuing support of the football club

Voting will close at 9am on Friday with the winner to be announced shortly afterwards.

November Player of the Month

Posted at 14:05

Tuesday 03 December - Save the date: Dermot's Game

Following the successful game in memory of Dermot Drummy in January, we are delighted to announce that we will be designating our home match with Gosport Borough on 18th January 2020 once again in memory of Dermot.

Full details will be released soon but once again, we hope as many people who remember Dermot as a player are able to attend the game and celebrate the life of a much-loved footballer and man.

Posted at 11:37

Tuesday 03 December - It's Green Saturday

Forget Black Friday, forget Cyber Monday, on Saturday the Supporters Association will be holding Green Saturday at the club shop offering supporters (and non-supporters) 15% off all merchandise ahead of Christmas.

The club shop will be open from 9am on Saturday morning when the youth teams will be training, right through to the second half of our first team game with Merthyr Town. This is a prime opportunity to stock up on stocking fillers, main presents and maybe a cheeky little something for yourself ahead of the festive period and all the while supporting the Supporters Association and their tireless efforts in helping the club.

Posted at 11:33

Tuesday 03 December - Buildbase competition update

As announced last week, Hendon finished as one of the top 6 clubs in the public vote to win 25k worth of building materials from Buildbase, sponsors of the FA Cup and FA Trophy.

On Monday 9th December Rob Morris will attend a session at Wembley Stadium to present to a panel explaining what the materials will be for and how they will benefit the local community.

The panel will be looking to hear a little about the history of the club, how it is owned and run these days and what the project that the materials will be going towards will provide.

There will also be a short video interview after which, all attendees will be given a behind the scenes tour of the home of English football.

Everyone at the club would like to wish Rob well for Monday and as soon as we here any further news on our application, we'll bring it to you.

Posted at 11:28

Monday 02 December - Football for a fiver

We have received confirmation this afternoon that admission for tomorrow's CSS Southern League Cup tie at AFC Dunstable has been reduced to a fiver for all adults.

Kick off at Creasey Park is 7:45pm, we hope to see as many of you make the journey up the M1 as possible.

Posted at 15:12

Sunday 01 December - Chappell announces retirement

Lee Chappell has been in touch with Lee Allinson to announce his retirement from football with immediate effect.

Chaps came to prominence at Wealdstone where he made more than 300 appearances including one in that famous 5-4 win at Northwood in August 2005 and also in the final game at Claremont Road which the Stones went on to win 4-1.

He then moved onto St Albans City, making more than 200 appearances for the Saints before teaming up with Steve Castle at Royston Town and then with Jimmy Gray at Hendon in the summer of 2018.

Chaps was Jimmy's skipper and played a large part in our survival last term with his displays at left-back and leadership, particularly guiding younger players through games. He agreed to postpone his retirement for a further year in the summer before breaking his hand in the first half of his final appearance for the club in the 2-0 home win against Walton Casuals in October, but completing the full 90 minutes.

Lee made 57 appearances for the Greens, we thank him for his service not only to Hendon Football Club, but the Non-League game as a whole and wish him all the very best for whatever life brings next.

Posted at 11:19