News - June 2020

Tuesday 30 June - Eddie's on contract

The latest member of the squad that finished last season at Silver Jubilee Park to commit for the 2020/1 campaign in centre-half Eddie Oshodi.

Since joining the club in December, Eddie has gone on to make 14 appearances, scoring twice, whilst impressing with a series of excellent performances at centre-half.

Eddie becomes the 4th player to sign a contract for this season, joining Jonathan North, Simeon Olalerin and Joe White.

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Tuesday 30 June - Beat the Manager Round 8: Allinson v Howe - Online Now

Round 8 of Beat the Manager is now online with Joe Howe the man charged with trying to put the players in firm control of the contest after Kieron Forbes' victory put them into the lead last week.

The video, which contains all the usual updates, is now available on the HFCTV YouTube channel and at the below link.

Beat the Manager Round 8: Lee Allinson v Joe Howe

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Tuesday 23 June - Beat the Manager Round 7 - Now online

Round 7 of the Beat the Manager contest is now available to watch on the HFCTV YouTube channel.

With the competition delicately poised at 3-3 following a terrific comeback from the players, can Kieron Forbes take the players into the lead?

To find out simply click the below link.

Beat the Manager Round 7: Lee Allinson v Kieron Forbes

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Monday 22 June - Beat The Manager Round 7 - Tomorrow

Tomorrow sees round 7 of the Beat the Manager competition with Kieron Forbes taking on the task of giving the players an unlikely advantage following the mesmeric fightback in recent weeks.

After Lee Allinson cruised into a 3-0 lead, defeats to Sam Corcoran, Jonathan North and Eddie Oshodi have left the manager hanging on desperately.

Tune into the HFCTV YouTube channel tomorrow morning at 10am to see the outcome of what could be a pivotal encounter in the contest.

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Monday 22 June - Southern League announce benchwear deal with JOMA

The Southern Football League today have announced a three-year official benchwear partnership with the International recognised sports brand JOMA. The Spanish technical teamwear supplier will supply the leagues managers, coaches and substitutes of all teams across the four divisions from the 2020/21 season and beyond.

The Southern Football League, formed in 1894, comprises four divisions - The Premier Division Central, Premier Division South, Division One Central and Division One South at Steps 3 and 4 of the National League System and part of the English Football Pyramid. A total of 84 teams from both England and Wales play in the well-established League.

The Southern Football League Chairman, Terry Barratt, said "We are delighted to have agreed a three-year deal for the benchwear kit for its 84 Member Clubs with such a prestigious sports brand as Joma. The League is excited to begin what we hope will be a long and continuous partnership with the company."

Joma will bring much valued support to the clubs within the 4 leagues offering a personal service from brand and suppliers to ensure clubs are served with a professional and efficient service.

Gema Blanco, Export Director for Joma commented ‘"We are delighted to announce our first direct beachwear deal in the UK and starting it with such a traditional and prestigious league as the Southern Football League. We believe this will be the start of a great relationship and we hope that all the clubs in the League will enjoy our product and service quality.

"We wish to support all levels of sport, so joining forces with such a reputable football league will make a strong collaboration within football. We would like to welcome The Southern Football League into the JOMA family and we are looking forward to working together in a successful and continuous partnership."

About Joma

Founded in 1965 by Fructoso Lopez, his commitment, devotion, and affection from then up ‘til today still remains within the brand and the Joma team to provide quality sportswear to sporting individuals and teams all around the world such as Swansea, R.S.C Anderlecht , TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Atlanta FC, Getafe FC and more.

Joma was the first brand to introduce colour into football boots and today the brand is present in more than 110 countries which makes JOMA one of the leading sports brands worldwide.

You can explore JOMA further on their website here and also view their current 2020 teamwear catalogue here

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Saturday 20 June - Lee Allinson interview

Steve Lytton has spoken with Lee Allinson on HFCTV to provide an update on all the recent bits and pieces happening with the club.

Lee talks about getting back to Silver Jubilee Park, getting so many of last season's squad back on-board for the new campaign, the signing of Cheyce Grant, the departure of Luke Tingey and the importance of the 12th Man Fund.

Our thanks to Lee for his time and to Steve for pitching the questions - the video is now on the HFCTV YouTube channel and available to watch at the below link.

Lee Allinson interview

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Saturday 20 June - Twelfth Man Update

With Lee Allinson having gotten the spine of his side committed for the 2020/1 campaign we are still aiming to give him the most competitive budget possible through the 12th Man Fund.

The fund currently stands at approximately 15,000 pounds following the successful virtual match last month however still some way short of our 25,000 pound target. It is expected that the coming campaign could be ultra competitive so to give us the best chance possible of enjoying a successful season we are now looking for that extra push to get us over the line.

Lee has played his part in getting eleven names on-board for the new season, we are now looking for supporters to pledge and give what they are able to to help us top-up the playing budget and hit our target.

If you would like to make a pledge please contact Chairman Simon Lawrence on simon.hendon@btinternet.com.

Every pound helps us get a little closer to our target.

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Friday 19 June - Player Sponsorships available now available

We are delighted to release our player sponsorship packages for the 2020/1 season including a couple of very special sponsorship opportunities.

As in previous seasons, supporters will have the choice of the following sponsorship packages with prices once again unchanged:

Home kit sponsor - 90 pounds

Away kit sponsor - 60 pounds

Home & Away kit sponsor: -120 pounds

Sock sponsor - 5 pounds (for Under-18s)

Each player and member of staff can have up to two sponsors.

In addition we are this year launching a corporate player sponsorship package which costs 200 pounds and will entitle the sponsor to:

Sponsor's name in the matchday programme

Sponsor's name on the website

Promotion and exposure on the club's social media channels

We also have two very special 'players' available to sponsor with the proceeds from these sponsorships being split between the club and Garden House Hospice in recognition of their outstanding voluntary and charity work this summer.

Betty-Leigh Allinson, who was this morning interviewed with Lee on Good Morning Britain, has now raised in excess of 16000 pounds for Garden House Hospice and garnered a string of celebrity endorsements from the world of football and beyond for her efforts.

Meanwhile, our former midfielder and cult-hero Dave Diedhiou has gone out of his way to assist his local community during the Coronavirus pandemic by volunteering with the NHS for more than 1100 hours over the past three months on top of holding down a full-time job.

Finally, Bryan Roberts has agreed to sponsor 'New Bloke', the name originally given to striker Daragh Duffy during the 2006/7 season and that has accompanied countless new faces since with the proceeds also being split between the club and Garden House Hospice.

If you would like to sponsor any of the players or special 'players', please contact chairman Simon Lawrence on simon.hendon@btinternet.com

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Friday 19 June - Cheyce over as winger grants return

The first new signing to sign for the club is that of winger Cheyce Grant who was part of our successful Under-23 side in 2018/9.

Originally part of Boreham Wood's PASE scheme, Cheyce signed first-team forms for us in September 2018 making his only appearance in the London Senior Cup at Harrow Borough. Last summer he signed for Walton Casuals where he impressed before moving on to Beaconsfield Town later in the campaign.

We'd like to welcome Cheyce back to Silver Jubilee Park and wish him a successful second spell with the club.

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Friday 19 June - Brewer's on-board

Another member of the side that ended last season at the club has agreed to return for the 2020/1 season in the shape of team captain, Tommy Brewer.

Tommy signed for the club last November on dual-registration from St Albans City and assumed the armband following the departure of Tom Hamblin.

We're delighted to have Tommy back on board for the new campaign.

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Thursday 18 June - Two more aboard

Another two of the squad that completed the campaign with us have signalled their intention to remain with the club for the 2020/1 season.

Midfielder Sam Corcoran, who joined the club last summer from Royston Town, has committed for the new season whilst joining him will be left-back Lucas Perry, who was one of the cohort that joined the club from Biggleswade Town in November of last year.

We're delighted to have both Sam and Lucas back in the ranks for the new campaign and hope to have a little more player news confirmed tomorrow.

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Thursday 18 June - Tingey departs

Our longest-serving player Luke Tingey has left the club after 5 seasons in Green.

Luke joined the club on the eve of the 2015/6 season and quickly established himself as a regular in the side over the next three seasons. A brief spell at St Albans City in the summer of 2018 didn't work out and Luke returned to play in Jimmy Gray's first match as manager at Frome Town.

Across his five years with the club Luke made 186 appearances scoring 8 goals.

We'd like to thank Luke for his service and efforts at the club and wish him well for the future. Manager Lee Allinson said "I wish Luke all the best, he's a great lad and has been a pleasure to manage over the past six months or so."

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Wednesday 17 June - Two more commit

Following the news that Tommy Smith and Kieron Forbes have committed to the club for the new season, two more of the side that ended last season with the club have also committed for the 2020/1 campaign.

Experienced full-back Joe Howe and attacking midfielder Luca Allinson are the two latest names to agree terms to play for the club next season, we're delighted to have both aboard once again.

More player news will be released as and when its confirmed and will be brought to you via the usual online and social media channels.

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Wednesday 17 June - Beat the Manager Round 6 - now online

Round 6 of the Beat the Manager contest that sees Eddie Oshodi take on manager Lee Allinson is now available to watch on the HFCTV YouTube channel.

With the contest delicately poised at 3-2 in Allinson's favour can Eddie make it three wins in a row for the players?

The video can be viewed in full in the below link.

Beat The Manager - Lee Allinson v Eddie Oshodi

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Tuesday 16 June - First players commit for new season

Although we are no nearer knowing exactly when we will be getting back down to action, Lee Allinson has been busily re-engaging players for the 2020/1 campaign.

In addition to the contracted Joe White, Simeon Olalerin and Jonathan North, who committed to the club last season, we are delighted to be able to confirm that two more of the squad that finished last season with us will be around for the start of next.

Centre-half Tommy Smith has marked his return to fitness by agreeing terms for the new campaign and he will be joined by club captain and midfielder Kieron Forbes.

We are hoping to be able to bring you news of further players committing during the week.

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Monday 15 June - Beat the Manager - Round 6

Tomorrow sees the continuation of the Beat the Manager contest as centre-half Eddie Oshodi takes on the task of levelling things up against Lee Allinson.

After a storming start where the gaffer took a 3-0 lead, wins by Sam Corcoran and Jonathan North have begged Allinson back so tomorrow's match-up will be crucial for both sides.

As well as the competition, we'll get the regular update from Lee. Tune in to HFCTV's YouTube channel tomorrow from 10am.

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Friday 12 June - Historic Hendon shirts up for auction

We are delighted to have four historic Hendon shirts from the 1990s and early 2000s available for auction with the proceeds being split equally between Betty Allinson’s fundraising efforts for Garden House Hospice and our own 12th Man Fund.

The shirts available are:

Home shirt from the early 1990s: Green with a white panel down the left-hand side and Fender sponsor in black.

Home shirt from 1997/8 season: The blue and white ‘Ajax’ style strip that was worn when we defeated Leyton Orient in the FA Cup with Fender sponsor in blue

Home shirt from 1998/9 season: The blue and black shirt with UK Packaging sponsor that was worn in the FA Cup tie with Notts County

Home shirt from 1999/0: The green and white shirt with UK Packaging sponsor that was worn in the FA Cup tie at Blackpool

If you’re interested in bidding for one of the shirts, please contact Faye Allinson on fayelallinson@gmail.com. Bidding will close on Friday 26th June.

Photos of the shirts can be found on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

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Tuesday 09 June - Beat the Manager Round 5: Lee Allinson v Jonathan North

Over the weekend Steve Lytton hosted round 5 of the Beat the Manager competition with goalkeeper Jonathan North taking on the challenge of further reducing the arrears for the players.

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

Beat The Manager - Lee Allinson v Jonathan North

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Friday 05 June - Match worn shirts available for sale

As a result of our new kit deal with hummel we are selling off last season's match worn home Adidas shirts for 20 pounds each.

After player sponsors were given first refusal we have numbers 1, 3, 8, 9, 11 and 12 to 18 available.

If you're interested in buying one of the shirts, please contact Daz Bloor on secretaryhendonfc@gmail.com

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Wednesday 03 June - Supporters Trust AGM delayed

The Hendon Football Club Supporters Trust AGM will not take place as it usually does in July this year but will instead take place later in the year.

The reasons for this are twofold. Firstly, given the likely restrictions that will still be in place around social distancing there is no guarantee that we will be able to safely hold the event at Silver Jubilee Park as usual, particularly as well given the ongoing refurbishment works at the ground.

Additionally, the HFCST year end has moved from January to June and moving the AGM to later in the year will allow for the accounts to be fully audited and presented to members in advance of the meeting.

If anyone has any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Trust chairman Cyrus Cooper on hfcst1908@gmail.com

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Tuesday 02 June - Hendon FC Legends Card Games

The Hendon FC Legends Card Games are now available for download from the Supporters Association online shop.

There are decks for 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s. Challenge your opponent by picking the best value on your card. If you win you get your opponent's card. If they win they get your's. Pit Hendon legend against Hendon legend for goals, league appearances, cup appearances, active seasons or their debut. Drummy, Whitmarsh, Rankin, Deadman, Swannell, Hyde. They are all there. Win all the cards and win the game.

The cards can be purchased and downloaded from the HFCSA online shop at the below link.

Hendon Legends Card Games

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Monday 01 June - Beat the Manager returns tomorrow

Following Lee Allinson's recovery from his emergency operation, round 4 of Beat the Manager has taken place and will be uploaded to the HFCTV YouTube channel tomorrow at 10am.

This week's challenger trying to dethrone Allinson is midfield general Sam Corcoran. Tune in tomorrow at 10am to find out if he can finally get the players onto the scoreboard.

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