News - May 2019

Friday 31 May - The Soccer Store donate new footballs

Hendon FC have received a donation of Mitre Footballs from online Football Equipment and Goal Posts supplier The Soccer Store. The Mitre Footballs, which have to be used for all League matches, will be used in our first team training sessions as we look to improve on last season and prepare for the upcoming 2019/20 season.

Jack Hart from The Soccer Store stated "We are always looking to work on new partnerships with clubs from across the country and we are excited to build this new relationship with Hendon. We hope the Mitre Footballs will help develop their training sessions and aid them in preparation for the new season." Simon Lawrence of Hendon FC said "We are very happy to partner with The Soccer Store and hope that this turns out to be a long and mutually-beneficial relationship."

The Soccer Store have been a leading supplier of Football Equipment, Footballs and Goal Posts for the past 15 years. They set up their website just as online shopping was taking in off in 2004, the same year that Facebook was launched. Founder Peter Hart says "15 years is a long time in the history of the internet. We launched at a time when broadband connections were making online shopping a feasible option. Our customer base has grown considerably in that time from a few grassroots clubs who were willing to take the plunge into a large customer base of clubs at all levels including some of the top flight Premier League clubs. We started by selling the British Made Samba Goal Posts and a few other football items and have expanded over years to the vast range of products that we stock in our two warehouses based in Crewe today."

Their full range of Training Equipment, Mitre Footballs and Goal Posts is available to order via their website at www.thesoccerstore.co.uk

Posted at 15:02

Friday 31 May - SJP Community Newsletter - June 2019

The latest edition of the Silver Jubilee Park community newsletter is available providing updates on the continuing excellent work taking place at SJP within the local community.

There are details on the new over-50s club which opens on Wednesday morning next week as well as a report on the charity game held at the ground last week in aid of CAD Brent and Dementia Cafes which raised 1100 pounds and at which Russell Grant was guest of honour as well as plenty more besides.

Please take the chance to have a read and bring yourselves up to date with what the guys at SJP are doing to help bring Hendon Football Club to the forefront of the local community.

SJP Community Newslestter: June 2019

Posted at 10:14

Wednesday 29 May - 2019/20 Admission prices unchanged

We are pleased to announce that admission prices are unchanged for the 2019/20 season following last season's increase.

They are:

11 pounds: Adult

6 pounds: Concessions

1 pound: Under-18s

Concessionary admission is available to the following:

People aged 65 and over

Students

Unemployed

Members of the Armed Forces

Members of the Emergency Services

Season ticket holders at any of the 92 Football League and Premier League clubs.

The above is dependent on the relevant ID being presented at the turnstiles.

Season tickets are still available, allowing purchasers significant savings across the 21 home matches. Application forms can be downloaded here.

Posted at 18:30

Wednesday 29 May - Spencer McCall Charity Tournament details

We have received further details about the four-team Spencer McCall Charity Tournament which Wingate & Finchley will be hosting on Saturday 13th July and have invited us to be a part of.

The tournament will take place at Wingate's training ground on Barnet Lane (postcode EN5 2DN) with both semi-finals taking place simultaneously at 12:00pm. The matches will be 30 minutes each-way.

The winners of each semi-final will go into the final whilst the losers will contest the third place play-off, these two matches are due to kick-off at 2pm.

The draw will take place nearer the time and we will provide you with details as soon as we have them.

Posted at 18:19

Tuesday 28 May - Final friendly announced

The first team's pre-season preparations will be completed with a visit to our former divisional rivals Staines Town on Tuesday 30th July.

Kick-off for this game will be at 7:45pm.

The full pre-season schedule can be found here.

Posted at 16:10

Saturday 25 May - Change of date for Supporter AGMs

Due to a clash with the home friendly with Billericay Town on Tuesday 23rd July, the Supporters Association and Supporters Trust AGMs have been moved back to Thursday 25th July.

Timings will be confirmed in due course.

Posted at 09:06

Wednesday 22 May - Charity Match at SJP this afternoon

This afternoon Silver Jubilee Park plays host to a charity football match as part of Dementia Action Week.

There will be a walking football match at 2pm between the Hendon FC Community side and a side made up of Silver Jubilee Park employees before the main charity game kicks off at 3pm.

We are delighted that Russell Grant, a patron of Middlesex and friend of Middlesex football club as well as a huge advocate of dementia charity work will be in attendance as will the Mayor of Brent.

All proceeds from the afternoon will go towards helping those with dementia in the London Borough of Brent in partnership with Quintain, Ashford Place and CAD Brent and go towards making SJP a dementia friendly community hub by 2020.

All are welcome to attend - entry is £3 and the clubhouse will be open as usual for refreshments.

Posted at 08:45

Tuesday 21 May - Long serving Luke remains

We are delighted that our longest-seving player Luke Tingey has agreed terms to remain at the club for the 2019/20 season.

Luke joined the club on the eve of the 2015/6 season and has been a regular ever since (save for a couple of months at St Albans last summer) passing 150 appearances for the club last term.

We will provide you with more squad updates as and when we have them.

Posted at 08:27

Monday 20 May - It's FC Romania instead of Stevenage

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances Stevenage are no longer able to provide us with pre-season opposition.

Instead, on Wednesday 17th July, we will host Bostik League Division 1 South Central side FC Romania at Silver Jubilee Park. We'd like to pass on our thanks to them for filling the gap so swiftly.

Posted at 18:00

Monday 20 May - Gardiner-Smith agrees terms

Jacob Gardiner-Smith has become the latest player to agree terms for the 2019/20 season.

Since joining the club in January from St Albans City on dual-registration, Jacob has gone onto make 16 appearances either in midfield or full-back.

We hope to be able to bring you one further addition tomorrow morning.

Posted at 07:33

Sunday 19 May - Jonas onboard for new season

22-year old centre-half Romario Jonas has agreed to re-sign for the club for the 2019/20 season as Jimmy Gray continues to shape his squad for the new campaign.

Since joining from Ashford Town (Middx) last summer, Romario impressed at centre-half making 34 appearances and scoring twice.

Posted at 12:29

Sunday 19 May - League Allocations Released

The FA have this morning released the allocations for Steps 1-4 of the National League System.

We will remain in the Southern League South Premier Division for the 2019/20 season. Kings Langley have been transferred into the Southern League Central Premier Division whilst Truro City and Weston-super-Mare have come into the division after being relegated from the National League South.

Coming up from Step 4 are Middlesex neighbours Hayes & Yeading United, Hampshire side Blackfield & Langley, who are based near Southampton, and Yate Town who are based in Gloucestershire.

The full line-up for next season is:

Beaconsfield Town

Blackfield & Langley

Chesham United

Dorchester Town

Farnborough

Gosport Borough

Harrow Borough

Hartley Wintney

Hayes & Yeading United

Hendon

Merthyr Town

Metropolitan Police

Poole Town

Salisbury

Swindon Supermarine

Taunton Town

Tiverton Town

Truro City

Walton Casuals

Westo-super-Mare

Wimborne Town

Yate Town

Posted at 07:30

Saturday 18 May - Obi wan-ts to stay

Jimmy Gray's squad for the 2019/20 season continues to take shape with the news that striker Ogo Obi has agreed to re-sign for the upcoming campaign.

Ogo joined the club in January and went on to make 15 appearances, mainly as a substitute, and scoring 3 goals last season, each one of which came from outside the penalty area.

We hope to have more news around players re-signing in the next few days.

Posted at 09:42

Friday 17 May - Creith joins first-team setup

In further news, youth development officer John Creith has been added to the first team coaching staff by manager Jimmy Gray.

John, who was joint-manager of last season's successful Under-23 side, will assist Jimmy and Mark Boyce with first-team training for the new season bringing with him a wealth of experience.

Posted at 13:56

Friday 17 May - Two more on contract

Jimmy Gray has received a boost with the news that two more of the squad that ended last season at the club have put pen to paper on contracts for the new campaign.

The first is striker Connor Calcutt who joined the club in October 2018 from Farnborough and went on to score 8 times in 30 appearances.

Joining Connor in committing to the club is left-sided player Charlie Smith. Charile joined from Welwyn Garden City in January and scored what turned out to be the crucial winner in March at home to Basingtoke Town, his only goal to date in 16 games.

Posted at 13:51

Wednesday 15 May - Over 50s Community launched at SJP

Silver Jubilee Park in partnership with Hendon Football Club, CAD Brent and supported by the Wembley Stadium National Trust will be launching a new programme of weekly activities specifically aimed at the over 50s, commencing on Wednesday 3rd June at 10:15am.

The programme of activities, which are free of charge, will be held every Wednesday from 10:15am to 11:00am followed by refreshments in the clubhouse.

The programme's initial plans are to provide Walking Football, Exercise Classes and Gardneing. Also on offer will be chair exercises for those with mobility issues.

As part of our community project we will also be operating a Dementia Cafe where those living with Dementia can take part in specifically designed activities including those that can help with memory. Family, cares and friends will also be able to socialise and receive support and information.

We are very grateful for the support received from Wembley National Stadium Trust in relation to this project.

If you know of anyone who this programme may benefit please email info.silverjubileepark@gmail.com to register your interest.

SJP in partnership with Hendon Football Club are signed up to the Dementia Action Alliance and have set out aims and objectives to become a dementia friendly club and facility in association with CAD Brent by 2020.

Posted at 08:58

Tuesday 14 May - Bryan Roberts charity bike ride

Long-term supporter and cycling aficionado Bryan Roberts will be undertaking London Nightrider in aid of Save the Children.

The latest in what has become an annual cycle ride for Bryan over the past few years takes place overnight on 8/9th June where he will be riding the 100km route that starts and ends in Lee Valley Country Park and takes in Highgate, Crystal Palace and many other locations besides.

As in previous years, Bryan has kindly pledged to personally match any sponsorship received from Hendon supporters and donate those funds to the Twelfth Man Fund.

If you would like to support Bryan and Save The Children you can do so at the below link - please mention HFC alongside your donation.

Bryan Roberts Just Giving Page.

Posted at 13:25

Monday 13 May - Matchday Volunteers Urgently Required

We are seeking new matchday volunteers to join our small band of helpers for the 2019/20 season.

The two main areas we are urgently seeking cover for the new season are turnstiles and boardroom hospitality, two areas in which we are increasingly reliant on a very small number of people's services.

All matchday volunteers are eligible for free entry to whichever match they are on duty for and will receive full training prior to taking on a duty with people always on hand to answer any questions that may arise.

Whilst we have a wonderful and loyal band of helpers, there were times last season where we were reliant on the goodwill of members of the Edgware Town stewarding team to help us out when we were short of numbers. The greater the pool of helpers available, the less each person will be required to do.

If you are able to spare some time and would like to put your name forward or find out more about these and other duties, please contact Lu Simons on lusimons3@gmail.com

Posted at 11:49

Saturday 11 May - Jimmy adds Sports Therapist

James Gray has made a new addition to his back-room staff with the addition of Kate Simmons as the new first team Sports Therapist.

Kate brings with her plenty of experience from spells at Boreham Wood and Hertford Town, we wish her a warm welcome to Silver Jubilee Park.

Posted at 18:50

Saturday 11 May - Twelfth Man update

A week since the Twelfth Man scheme was launched, we have so far raised 3,200 pounds, 20% of our 16,000 pounds target, every penny of which will go into the playing budget.

We'd like to thank those that have so far pledged, there is still plenty of time for anyone else who is able and willing to contribute. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Simon Lawrence on simon.hendon@btinternet.com.

Posted at 15:32

Saturday 11 May - Toomey moves on

Lewis Toomey has announced his departure from the club on Twitter this afternoon and is considering his next move.

After joining from Hayes & Yeading United in December, Lewis made 16 appearances for the club. We would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his efforts and the part he played in our survival and wish him well for the future.

Posted at 15:27

Friday 10 May - Ryan Hope signs on

We are delighted to announce the first confirmed signing for the 2019/20 season with the news that midfielder Ryan Hope has committed to the club and put pen to paper on a contract for the new season.

Ryan played a key role in our survival after joining the club in January from Southall, making 17 appearances and scoring twice as well as receiving recognition with a call-up to the FA XI's squad for their game with the Bedfordshire FA last month.

We will of course bring you further player news as and when it's confirmed.

Posted at 11:37

Wednesday 08 May - Season tickets now on sale

We are pleased to announce the availability of 2019/20 season tickets, with last season's prices held. As usual, season ticket holders will be entitled to entry to all league fixtures for the season with significant discounts available on gate prices.

For more details see our admission page.

2019/20 Season Ticket Details

Posted at 23:55

Monday 06 May - First pre-season friendlies announced

Preparations are already well underway for the 2019/20 season and we are delighted to be able to bring you news of a host of pre-season friendly games.

On Saturday 13th July we have been invited to take part in a four-team tournament hosted by Wingate & Finchley in aid of Spencer McCall also involving Hemel Hempstead Town and Bishop's Stortford, two of Spencer's other previous clubs.

We follow that up on Wednesday 17th July when we host a Stevenage XI at Silver Jubilee Park and then Saturday 20th July we host St Albans City.

On Tuesday 23rd July Billericay Town visit SJP before we visit Ware on Saturday 27th July, St Ives Town on Saturday 3rd August and then Berkhamsted, currently joint managed by former Hendon defender Steve Bateman on Tuesday 6th August.

We are awaiting confirmation of a couple more and will announce them when we have them.

Posted at 15:57

Monday 06 May - Ramadan

On behalf of everyone connected with Hendon Football Club we would like to wish all of our Muslim supporters a very happy and peaceful Ramadan.

Posted at 15:41

Saturday 04 May - Twelfth Man 2019/20 launches

We are proud to launch our Twelfth Man campaign for the 2019/20 season this afternoon. Just one week ago we were all awaiting the Supermarine fixture, hoping we would secure our place at Step 3, while now we are looking forward, with Jimmy Gray and Mark Boyce on board, hoping to put in place our plans for next season to ensure we don't have to go through the same again.

To that end, and give Jimmy the best chance possible of recruiting and retaining the players that he believes will do the best possible for Hendon FC, we are looking to relaunch our successful Twelfth Man (and Women) Fund for next season. Every penny donated will go directly into the first team budget to supplement what is already available from the club. Our chairman Simon Lawrence has set a challenging target of 16000 pounds.

For more details or to make a pledge, please look at our Twelfth Man page on the website. We will update regularly over the summer to let you all know how we are progressing against that target.

Hendon FC 12th Man Campaign

Posted at 13:26

Thursday 02 May - Supermarine Highlights now available

We are pleased to be able to share highlights of our final day victory over Swindon Supermarine this afternoon. We'd like to thank all involved with HFCTV - those behind the camera, editors, our roving onscreen interviewer Steve Lytton and of course our sponsors Maximum Performance who have made our second season of video highlights possible.

We look forward to bringing you more over the summer and next season.

Hendon 1-0 Swindon Supermarine

Posted at 12:34

Thursday 02 May - Club Restructure

Following a review of the club's structure below the first team and recognising the resources that are available to support that structure, a number of changes are to be implemented with effect from the start of next season.

Firstly, and with regret, the club's successful under-23 side is to be disbanded. We thank John Creith, Finlay Johnson and Sam North along with the under-23 squad for their hard work and wish them well for the future. We hope that it will be possible for some of those who were involved last season to remain associated with the club in some capacity.

Joe Pascoe is moving to Edgware Town as first-team coach. We thank Joe for all his hard work at the club and wish him luck for the future.

Hendon under-18 side next season will continue playing in the Southern Counties Youth Floodlit League and the FA Youth Cup.

Posted at 09:11