News - June 2006

Saturday 24 June - Sponsor Tony in the British 10K

Hendon supporter Tony Rice is running in the British 10K in London on Sunday 2nd July to raise funds for Cancer Research UK and our Supporters Trust, the money raised being split equally between the two causes. If anyone would like to sponsor Tony, please email the trust via the link below and your emails will be forwarded on to Tony so that he can contact you to collect the money in due course. We wish Tony all the best for his run.

Posted at 10:00

Saturday 24 June - Snowball Draw result

The June Snowball Lotto draw has been made, and the winner of the £88.50 first prize is the holder of number 17, whilst the £44.25 second prize is the holder of number 36. Both winners will be contacted by the trust in the next few days.

Posted at 09:45

Thursday 22 June - Ground tidy up day

The Supporters Association have set the date for this summers ground tidy up day. The date fixed is Sunday 6th August and the stadium will be open from 9am. It would be great to see as many supporters there as possible as many hands make light work.

Posted at 15:00

Thursday 22 June - Wilmot returns to Claremont Road

Gary McCann has confirmed this morning, following the recent press release by Hitchin Town, that he has secured the services of experienced 35 year old goalkeeper Richard Wilmot for the new campaign. The return of the popular goalkeeper, who made 21 appearances during a couple of loan spells in the 2000/01 season when Gary McCann was injured, means that we have two experienced keepers in Richard and Dave King competing for the keepers shirt for the forthcoming season. We welcome Richard back to the club, and hope that he enjoys his time with us as much as he appeared to do so last time. Richard has also been popular with our supporters when playing against us.

Gary hopes to have news of further new signings over the days and weeks to come as he prepares the squad for the forthcoming campaign. We ask all supporters to be aware that we will often not announce new signings until all the paperwork has been completed.

Posted at 09:45

Monday 19 June - Supporters Association AGM

The Supporters Association have announced that this years' Annual General Meeting will be held in the Hendon Suite within the clubhouse on Thursday 13th July at 8.00pm. Only supporters who were members of the Association during the past season are eligible to attend. Full details will be sent out to members in the post over the next few days.

Posted at 09:30

Monday 19 June - Raise money without leaving your PC

The more observant amongst you will have noticed that a number of new adverts have popped up on the website. As with the and Bet365 links these are opportunities for you to help raise money for the supporters trust. For purchases made after going through any of the adverts, the trust will earn commission. For example, if you use iTunes, the trust will earn 4% of everything you now buy through their store, as long as you go through the link on the website. All the links should be self explanatory, but we will be creating a separate page on the website in the next few weeks to explain exactly what is available through each advert. We urge supporters to use any of the links on the website if they are shopping online as it doesn't cost you anything extra to use the links through the adverts.

Posted at 09:15

Monday 19 June - Youth team trials evening

We will be holding a trials evening for our under 13, under 14, under 15 and under 16 teams as we look to build the squads for next season. The trials will take place on Thursday 6th July 2006 at 6.00pm in Clitterhouse Playing Fields, Claremont Road, London NW2. All players who are eligible for the four age groups do not need to contact us in advance and should just show up and report to the coaches.

Posted at 09:00

Tuesday 13 June - Friendly added to list

Gary McCann has added another friendly to the list. On Saturday 15th July we will travel to Boreham Wood for a 3pm kick off, a game that will open our pre-season campaign as Gary and the squad start working towards the new season.

Posted at 13:00

Wednesday 07 June - Win on the World Cup with Bet 365

As supporters are by now aware the Supporters Trust has signed up to an affiliate program with Bet 365. When new customers sign up via our link, the trust will receive 30% of all Bet 365's revenue from that customer. If you haven't got a Bet 365 account, and like to have a flutter from time to time, why not join now ahead of the World Cup.

Bet 365 provide online gambling, including live ingame betting on selected games, down to Ryman League leve for footballl, plus well over a dozen other worldwide sports, so whichever sport takes your fancy, the Trust can benefit from it! In addition, Bet 365 run online poker games and an online casio with dozens of games including Blackjack, Roulette and various slots.

If already betting with Bet 365 or playing poker or other games, we would encourage supporters, their friends and family to sign up or open a new account via our link found on the left hand side of every page of the website or the link below.

As with our online shop, this really is money for the trust that is raised at no extra cost to supporters.

Posted at 10:00

Thursday 01 June - Youth team awards night

Our two Sunday youth teams had their awards presented tonight by under 13 manager John Creith, under 15 managers Graeme Bourne and Eamon Finn as well as supporters trust representative Dave Garner. Two awards for each age group were sponsored by the supporters trust - the most improved player, and top goalscorer. Also the under 13s were given their trophies and cup for winning their division. The full list of award winners is below.

U15 Players Player of the Year - Charlie Benson

U15 Managers Player of the Year - Will Mabbutt

U15 Clubmen of the Year - Paul Hornblow & Glenn Garner

U15 Most Improved Player - Shane Deery

U15 Top Goalscorer - Matthew Hornblow (36 goals)

U13 Players Player of the Year - Ryan Brennan

U13 Managers Player of the Year - Tony Teegan

U13 Clubman of the Year - Jake Paul

U13 Most Improved Player - Julian Mika

U13 Top Goalscorer - Nassir Elmi (48 goals)

Posted at 19:00

Thursday 01 June - Two new youth managers appointed

The club have announced today the appointment of two new youth team managers who will both be running new teams. The new under 13 manager is Ben Schiffer-Harte whilst the under 15 manager is Kris Bhalla. We welcome both managers to the club and hope that they enjoy their time with us. Consequently we are now keen to find players to fill the two squads, so any youngsters who are interested, and indeed are interested in trialling for next seasons under 14 and under 16 teams should send in their full contact details and football history to the club either by email to or in a letter to Hendon FC, Claremont Road, London, NW2 1AE.

Posted at 18:45

Thursday 01 June - 150 Club update

With many apologies for the delay, we now have the details of the April 2006 draw for the 150 Club. The winner of the £100 prize is the holder of card number 35. The 150 Club will continue for the May, June and July draws of £50 and £25 and the major August prize of £600. After this the 150 Club will close to be replaced by the Snowball Lotto which has already started. The Supporters Association request that those members of the 150 Club who pay by standing order ensure that they are cancelled after the August payment has been taken.

Posted at 10:00

Thursday 01 June - Stortford friendly cancelled

Bishop's Stortford have regretfully had to pull out of the friendly arranged for Tuesday 25th July as they are no longer able to fulfill the fixture. The first team management are actively looking for a replacement fixture to fill the gap in our preseason programme.

Posted at 09:45