News - May 2009

Sunday 31 May - Youth team update

First of all, an apology to all our youth teams for the lack of updates since Christmas on the website. Unfortunately due to other commitments we got behind with the updates, and then before we could get round to updating, we suffered a computer crash and all the match reports were lost! We have now updated the youth team pages with all the results and the final tables.

The Under 18s were the team who finished highest in their respective division, finishing runners up just a point behind the champions. Both the under 21s and under 16s finished in midtable, whilst the under 15s and under 13s both suffered tough seasons, finishing bottom, but with results having improved as the season progressed. Hopes are high for much better campaigns next season.

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Friday 29 May - Premier Division line-up released

The FA have this morning announced the line-up for the Ryman League Premier Division for the 2009-10 season. The line-up is subject to final ratification at the Ryman League AGM on 15th June. The main changes are that Margate have been reprieved from relegation due to the demise of clubs higher up the pyramid. The only team coming down from Blue Square South are Bognor Regis Town, promoted from Division One North are Aveley and Waltham Abbey, whilst coming up from Division One South are Kingstonian and Cray Wanderers.

The full line-up is as follows : AFC Hornchurch, Ashford Town (Middx), Aveley, Billericay Town, Bognor Regis Town, Boreham Wood, Canvey Island, Carshalton Athletic, Cray Wanderers, Dartford, Harrow Borough, Hastings United, Hendon, Horsham, Kingstonian, Maidstone United, Margate, Sutton United, Tonbridge Angels, Tooting & Mitcham United, Waltham Abbey, Wealdstone.

We expect fixtures to be released in mid-July.

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Sunday 10 May - Limited edition Claremont Road postcard

Following the success of the t-shirts earlier this year, the supporters trust have now issued a Limited Edition postcard of Claremont Road. The picture is the same as was on the t-shirts, and is an overhead shot of our old Claremont Road home. Full details of pricing and how to order can be found through the clubshop link on the menu.

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Saturday 09 May - Auction : Signed Gary McCann Caricature

We have also been kindly donated a framed & signed caricature of Gary McCann. This was originally auctioned a year ago at the end of season awards, and the winner of the auction has decided to donate it back to the trust to raise further funds. This is also being done through eBay and can be found through the eBay shop link to the left. All proceeds from the sale will go to the Supporters Trust.

There are also over 100 other items currently up for auction on eBay to raise funds for the trust, and as always we are still on the lookout for further items to auction. If you have anything you think may be of interest, no matter what it is, please contact Steve Rogers on

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Saturday 09 May - Auction : Signed Brentford Football

We have been kindly donated a football signed by the Brentford squad who have just won the Coca Cola League Two Championship this season. This ball is now up for auction on eBay and can be found through the eBay shop link on the menu to the left. All proceeds from the sale will go to the Supporters Trust.

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Monday 04 May - Hendon feature on Non-League Show

Hendon are due to feature heavily in this evening's non-league show on BBC Radio London. Our intrepid walkers Paul and Jacqui will be in the studio this evening while Gary McCann will be interviewed during the programme. The show starts at 9pm and can be listened to online through the BBC's website. The same site will cary a downloadable podcast after the broadcast.

Note that due to bank holiday schedules, this evening's show will only be broadcast online and will not be available through the radio.

Posted at 12:00

Friday 01 May - Supporters win challenge match

The Supporters team won the annual challenge match against the first team this evening, running out 10-7 winners. Jake Osborn and Joe-Ollie McCann led the way with three and two goals respectively, whilst Nick McMullen, Andrew Vincent, Paul Butler, Charlie Osborn and Jakub Folcik were also on the scoresheet

The first team had gone into a four goal lead before throwing the game away, and their scorers were Marc Leach with a hat-trick and Mark Kirby, James Parker, Lubomir Guentchev and Tommy Hyatt.

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Friday 01 May - Gary to continue as manager

Following a post-season review held this evening, Gary McCann has been confirmed as first team manager for the 2009/10 season. Gary will continue to be assisted by Freddie Hyatt and Mark Findlay. After a tough season on and off the pitch, things are starting to look more settled off the pitch and Gary and his staff are looking forward to making progress on the pitch with the nucleus of last season's squad joined by two or three exciting additions.

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