News - October 2018

Wednesday 31 October - Under 23s beat Hayes & Yeading

The under 23s won again tonight, this time overcoming a tough test from Hayes & Yeading United with a 2-1 win.

The visitors took the lead in the 5th minute, and it took a while for the young Greens to get into the game, but they did so in the 32nd minute when Riccardo Alexander-Greenaway found the back of the net. Three minutes later Khalil Francis-Owuaha put the Greens ahead, a lead they were to hold on to for the rest of the game.

Our best wishes go to the Hayes & Yeading United number 7, who had given them the lead early on, who picked up what appeared to be a nasty knee injury midway through the second half. He was stretchered off and taken straight to hospital after the game. We wish him a speedy recovery.

Posted at 23:08

Wednesday 31 October - Shaun Lucien joins the club

We are pleased to announce that Shaun Lucien has joined the club from Kingstonian. The 26 year old winger began his career at Brentford, before moving to Hampton & Richmond Borough. He has also appeared for Uxbridge, Harrow Borough and spent two seasons apiece in National League South with Wealdstone, where he scored 9 goals in 70 appearances, and St Albans City, where he scored 13 goals in 95 appearances before joining Kingstonian this summer.

We welcome Shaun to the club and look forward to seeing him in action.

Posted at 15:33

Tuesday 30 October - Don't forget to vote for Player of the Month

Don't forget to vote for your Player of the Month sponsored by PP Wealth for October 2018. Just click the link below and place your vote. Voting closes on Friday evening.

Player of the Month sponsored by PP Wealth.

Posted at 21:54

Tuesday 30 October - Under 23s at SJP tomorrow

If you are looking for some midweek action, why not pop down to SJP tomorrow evening to see our under 23s in action. They are at home to Hayes & Yeading United in the Middlesex U23 League, as they look to build on their win at Hanwell Town last week. Kick off is at 7:30pm, admission is £3, and the bar will be open.

Posted at 21:53

Monday 29 October - Ashford Place unites with Hendon FC on "Christmas Connections"

As the nights draw in and get longer, when Christmas displays seem to arrive earlier and earlier, it may come as no surprise to learn from a recent YouGov poll that 74% of UK citizens admit to feeling chronically stressed and overwhelmed during the festive season. The Christmas holiday fills many with dread but especially for anyone struggling with loneliness and/or poor mental health, this holiday is anything but jolly.

Cricklewood based charity, Ashford Place, has joined forces with Hendon Football Club in launching an important new community based initiative: Christmas Connections, aimed at connecting the most vulnerable back into their community over the festive period.

Christmas connections is a new, cross-community scheme designed to encourage a network of support for those who, regardless of faith or ethnic background, find coping over the Christmas Season a severe challenge and who are, indeed, at serious risk.

Emphasising a spirit of togetherness, from which many people with mental illness and social isolation can feel so alienated and excluded, Christmas Connections invites and inspires individuals, communities and businesses to draw on a variety of resources to pledge vital support - ranging from the simple act of sending someone a card, to organising group Christmas dinners, to making a phone call to someone you know who will be alone. At its most basic level, it's an initiative that provides an opportunity for the disconnected among us to reconnect.

As Ashford Place CEO, Danny Maher, explains,"Christmas Connections has the potential to help lots of people have a good Christmas this year. Put someone new on your Christmas list and help them enjoy the festive season"

Simon Lawrence (Hendon FC Chairman) said "Hendon Football Club and Silver Jubilee Park are delighted to partner with Ashford Place by pledging our support for Christmas Connections. With everyone at Silver Jubilee Park committed to helping improve mental health and combat loneliness within the local community we are fully aware how difficult the festive season can be for people of all faiths, this initiative by Ashford Place is one that we are delighted to be involved with."

We will have details of how you can pledge support within the next week or so. Please keep checking for updates on the website and through social media.

Posted at 13:15

Monday 29 October - Another home draw in FA Trophy

We have been drawn at home in the second qualifying round of the FA Trophy, and our opponents will be Biggleswade Town. The Waders play in the Southern League Premier Division Central, and are currently unbeaten in the league with 5 wins and 6 draws leaving them in fourth place. They reached this stage by winning 2-1 at home to Harrow Borough on Saturday afternoon, a game in which former Green Matt Ball picked up an injury.

The game will be played at SJP on Saturday 10th November, kick off 3:00pm.

Posted at 12:44

Sunday 28 October - Staines match report online

The match report on the win over Staines Town yesterday is now online. David Ballheimer's report can be found by clicking here.

Posted at 21:55

Sunday 28 October - U18 skipper in England schoolboy trials

We are delighted to announce that under 18 captain Eisa Azab has recently participated in the England schoolboy trials. This is great recognition for his performances, and we congratulate him on being called for trials.

Posted at 20:55

Sunday 28 October - Staines FA Trophy photos now online

The photos from yesterday's FA Trophy victory over Staines Town are now online. Derek Beech's images can be found on Flickr by clicking here or on Facebook by clicking here.

Posted at 16:06

Saturday 27 October - Vote for your October player of the month

You can now vote for your Player of the Month sponsored by PP Wealth for October 2018. Just click the link below and place your vote. Voting closes on Friday evening.

Player of the Month sponsored by PP Wealth

Posted at 21:36

Saturday 27 October - Jimmy Gray post match interview

The post match interview with Jimmy Gray is now online following the win over Staines Town this afternoon, with the questions asked by Steve Lytton.

The interview can be found on YouTube by clicking the link below.

Jimmy Gray interview

Posted at 20:04

Saturday 27 October - FA Trophy progression secured

The first team secured progression in the FA Trophy this afternoon with a 2-1 win over Staines Town at SJP.

The first half was disappointing for the Greens, as they went a goal behind after 9 minutes, and the visitors had chances to extend their lead. The woodwork was hit at the other end when Lee Chappell's free kick hit the crossbar.

The second half saw a much improved performance with Connor Calcutt scoring his first goal for the club after a goalmouth scramble in the 55th minute, before Cole Brown scored the goal of the game seven minutes later.

The Greens had chances to further extend the lead during the remainder of the game, and limited Staines to half chances to ensure progression to the second qualifying round was secured.

The draw for the next round will be made on Monday, and games will be played on Saturday 10th November.

Posted at 20:00

Friday 26 October - What's in tomorrow's programme

Here is what is in tomorrow's FA Trophy programme.

GREENSVIEW: John Rogers kicks-off the programme with his notes

JAMES GRAY: The Hendon manager talks about the FA Trophy and his group of players

GREENS DREAM TEAMS: The seventh in David Ballheimer's series brings us his 'G' Team

FIRST ROUND QUALIFYING DRAW: Every tie with fellow Southern League teams highlighted

GREENS IN ACTION: Images from last Saturday's 3-2 win against Wimborne Town

STAT ATTACK: Hendon and Staines Town in the FA Trophy by Steve Rogers

MEMORY LANE: More iconic images of Claremont Road and how it used to be

ON THIS DAY: Four Hendon matches played on October 27th over the years

FIXTURES AND RESULTS: List of fixtures, results, appearances and goals

MEET YOUR GREENS: Shaquille H-P is the latest player to be featured

OUR VISITORS: Staines Town and their players

HALF-TIME BREAK: Nine football questions to amuse you at half-time

SPONSORSHIP PAGES: Who has sponsored what for players and matches

PLUS: Today's Sponsors, Gary McCann Seat Sponsorship, Stats Page and Team Line-up

If you wish to subscribe to having regular programmes in PDF format emailed, please contact Edd on hendon.edd@hotmail.com

Posted at 17:09

Friday 26 October - Bayley Brown becomes a Green

We are pleased to announce that Bayley Brown has joined the club from Harrow Borough, and will be eligible to play in tomorrow's FA Trophy tie.

The 6ft 5 tall midfielder was with Staines Town last season and began his career as a youngster with Tottenham Hotspur and then Maidenhead United.

We welcome Bayley to the club, and hope that he enjoys his time with us.

Posted at 13:30

Thursday 25 October - Adam Pepera joins the club

Adam Pepera has followed Connor Calcutt from Farnborough to sign in time to be available for Saturday's FA Trophy tie.

Pepera, who is a tall, commanding defender, joined Farnborough in the summer, and has previously been with Harrow Borough, Chesham United, Uxbridge, Chalfont St Peter and Dunstable Town.

We welcome Adam to the club, and hope that he enjoys his time with us.

Posted at 19:52

Thursday 25 October - Club statement

As has been reported on social and national media, an incident occured at first team training last week. As a result of this incident, the Board and Jimmy Gray have decided that neither Marvin Morgan nor Laste Dombaxe will appear for the club again.

The club regards this issue as closed and will not be issuing any further statements. We now look forward to our match against Staines Town which we hope will be the first of many ties in this year's FA Trophy campaign.

Posted at 15:03

Wednesday 24 October - Under 23s return to winning ways

The under 23s returned to winning ways this evening as they won 2-0 at Hanwell Town. On target were Gianni Crichlow and Riccardo Alexander-Greenaway.

They are next in action next Wednesday, 31st October, at SJP against Hayes & Yeading United - kick off 7:30pm - admission is £3.

Posted at 22:37

Wednesday 24 October - Beat the strike - catch the coach to Salisbury

South West Railways staff are due to be on strike on Saturday 3rd November when we are scheduled travel to Salisbury so train services are likely to be disrupted. The supporters association would like to run a coach, but this is dependent on numbers wishing to travel - there is no players coach running to the game. If the coach runs, it'll leave the ground shortly after the game.

If you would like to travel, please contact Tony Wood on 07484 775974 (please note this is a different number to normal) or email Sandra Wood on sewood50@gmail.com as soon as possible.

Posted at 17:38

Tuesday 23 October - Wimborne highlights now avaiable

The highlights of Saturday's win over Wimborne Town are now online, and for this game are free to view on HFCTV. Please click the link below.

Hendon v Wimborne Town highlights - free to view

Posted at 21:56

Monday 22 October - Vacancy for qualified Sports Therapist

The club is looking for a qualified Sports Therapist to work alongside the first team manager and players. Anyone interested in applying should send their CV and a covering email to the club secretary, Daz Bloor, on secretaryhendonfc@gmail.com

Posted at 16:25

Monday 22 October - Wimborne Town report now online

The match report on the weekend win over Wimborne Town is now online. David Ballheimer's report can be found by clicking here.

Posted at 16:24

Sunday 21 October - New date for Met Police game

Our home league game against Metropolitan Police will now be played on Tuesday 11th December at SJP, kick off 7:45pm. The game has been moved due to their continued involvement in the FA Cup - they will be taking part in the first round on the weekend our game was scheduled for.

It is possible that we will be playing that weekend - as it is also the date for the 2nd qualifying round of the FA Trophy, should we beat Staines Town this coming Saturday.

The previously advised dates for our Middlesex Senior Cup tie at Hanwell Town (6th November) and our home league game against Staines Town (13th November) are both now confirmed.

The full up to date fixture list can be found on the fixtures and results page.

Fixtures & Results page

Posted at 21:05

Sunday 21 October - Wimborne Town photos now online

The photos from yesterday's win against Wimborne Town are now online. Derek Beech's photos can be found on Facebook and Flickr.

Posted at 12:51

Saturday 20 October - Met Police home game postponed

Our home game against Metropolitan Police on Saturday 10th November has been postponed as they will be playing in the FA Cup First Round, following their 1-0 win over Havant & Waterlooville this afternoon. A new date for the game will be announced in due course.

The only other Southern League clubs left in the competition are Taunton Town, who drew 2-2 at Billericay Town and Hitchin Town who drew 1-1 with Leatherhead at Top Field.

Posted at 19:23

Saturday 20 October - Jimmy Gray interview online

Jimmy Gray was interviewed by Steve Lytton shortly after the game this afternoon, and the interview is now available on YouTube. Just click the link below.

Jimmy Gray post match interview

Posted at 18:58

Saturday 20 October - Greens win to go second

The first team made it five league wins on the bounce as they saw off the challenge of Wimborne Town with a 3-2 victory on another warm afternoon. The Greens lie four points behind leaders Weymouth but have two games in hand.

Romario Jonas was first on the scoresheet in the fourth minute, although he didn't know much about it as a cross hit him while he was on the ground and the ball flew into the net. Within seven minutes the visitors were back on equal terms as Toby Holmes found the back of the net.

In the 35th minute Ricardo German got the decisive touch to restore the lead, and just before half-time Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick scored the goal of the game with a 20 yard drive that simply flew into the net.

The only goal of the second half came on the hour mark when Franklyn Clarke fired home a rebound after his penalty had been saved by Danny Boness, although both keepers were called into action.

The Greens were able to hold on for the three points, but Wimborne can travel home knowing that they had played well, and were perhaps a bit unfortunate not to get a draw.

Next up for the Greens is the home FA Trophy tie against Staines Town next Saturday - kick off 3:00pm at SJP.

Posted at 18:57

Saturday 20 October - PDF edition of today's programme on sale now

The PDF version of today's matchday programme for the game against Wimborne Town is now available to purchase online. If you would like to purchase the PDF edition, please click the link below which will take you to the online supporters association shop.

Printed copies of the programme will be available in the ground as normal. The printed copies are priced at £2.50 and the online copies are priced at £2.00.

The website team are aware that subscribers are yet to receive their copies - we are assuming that they will be sent out after the game as normal. We have taken this up with the supporters association who look after programme sales as we believe subscribers (of which the writer of this news item is one) should receive their copies when the PDF edition is made available for sale.

Buy your Hendon v Wimborne Town PDF Programme

Posted at 12:11

Friday 19 October - Club Statement

Kim Harris has left her post as Sports Therapist with immediate effect. We thank Kim for her work during her time with us over the past few months and wish her luck in her future career.

Posted at 13:45

Friday 19 October - Greens featured on BBC Breakfast this morning

As advised last night, SJP, the club and the mental health project were featured on BBC Breakfast this morning. Unfortunately the programme is only available on iPlayer for 24 hours, so if you haven't seen it you need to be quick to watch it back if you weren't able to record it.

In order to help you track it down easily, the first segment went out at 07:20, and included an appearance by our under 9 side, a feature on Everton, and a short interview with Rob Morris covering both our admission offer that we set up following the passing of Dermot Drummy and some of the work that is going on.

The second segment went out at 08:45, with another appearance by our under 9s together with students from UCFB, a repeat of the feature on Everton, and an interview with Richard Hay who is involved with the Mental Health Project, together with two of the community who have benefitted from the project.

We thank the BBC for taking the time to feature the work that is going on at the club, and for all those who enabled our under 9s to be at the ground this morning.

Posted at 09:13

Thursday 18 October - BBC Breakfast live at SJP tomorrow

We are delighted to announce that BBC Breakfast will be broadcasting live from SJP on BBC1 and the BBC News Channel tomorrow morning.

In terms of timing, the plan is that there will be a very brief introduction at 7:00am, a guest interview at 7:20am, and then a feature on the HFC Mental Health Project at 8:20am. In the background, our under 9 side will be playing in the background, along with students from UCFB who use SJP as their base for coaching and playing as well.

Please tune in if you are able, or if not, set your boxes to record to watch after school/work, or check out iPlayer after the broadcast.

Posted at 19:23

Thursday 18 October - Middlesex Senior Cup 2nd round draw

The draw for the 2nd round of the Middlesex Senior Cup has been made and we have been drawn away to Hanwell Town.

We are expecting the tie to be played on Tuesday 6th November, with the home league game against Staines Town being moved to Tuesday 13th November - both kicking off at 7:45pm. We will confirm this as soon as the details have been sorted out with both clubs.

The full second round draw is as follows:

Wealdstone v Uxbridge

Hanwell Town v Hendon

Barnet v Wembley or Enfield 1893

Hayes & Yeading United v Enfield Town

Harrow Borough v Northwood

Staines Town v Hanworth Villa or Ashford Town (Middx)

Brentford v CB Hounslow United

Hampton & Richmond Borough v Bedfont Sports

Posted at 18:25

Wednesday 17 October - What is in the Wimborne Town programme?

This is what you can expect to find in Saturday's programme.

GREENSVIEW: John Rogers opens up the programme with his editorial notes

JAMES GRAY: More words of wisdom from the Hendon manager about recent games

GREENS DREAM TEAMS: In this issue David Ballheimer looks at his 'F' team

TODAY'S SPONSORS: The latest generous individuals helping the club

SUPPORTERS' NEWS: Both the Trust and Association tell us the latest news

GREENS IN ACTION: Pictures from Derek Beech at Hartley Wintney last week

HFC PLAYER OF THE MONTH AWARD: Simon Lawrence discloses the new sponsorship by PP Wealth

MEMORY LANE: The sixth in the series, this time showing Claremont Road in all its glory

GREENS COMMUNITY: A report about Mental Health Day by David Ballheimer

FIXTURES & RESULTS: It's just what it says on the tin – fixtures and results!!

MEET YOUR GREENS: Goalkeeper Danny Boness is the fifth in the series

OUR VISITORS TODAY: A couple of pages covering Wimborne Town and their players

YOUTH UPDATE: A list of fixtures and results from our Under 18 and Under 23 teams

PLUS: Half-time Break quiz, Sponsorship tables, Gary McCann Stand Seat Sponsorship, Whose Crest?, Did You Know? and the Stats page

If you wish to subscribe to having regular programmes in PDF format emailed, please contact Edd on hendon.edd@hotmail.com

Posted at 22:48

Wednesday 17 October - U18s game abandoned

Tonight's U18s game at Kings Langley was abandoned due to floodlight failure with the Greens leading 2-1. Jovann Monroe and Deon Marshall scored the goals. We await news from the league as to whether the result will stand or whether the game will be replayed. It appears that the league have ruled that the result will stand as they have included it in their league table.

Posted at 22:47

Wednesday 17 October - Met Police report online

The match report on last night's league cup exit at Metropolitan Police is now online. David Ballheimer's report can be found by clicking here.

Posted at 14:28

Wednesday 17 October - FA Trophy Match & Matchball sponsorship available

We are on the lookout for match & matchball sponsors for our FA Trophy tie against Staines Town a week on Saturday.

The match sponsorship package entitles sponsors to recieve up to 10 complimentary tickets, matchday programmes and boardroom hospitality at a price of £150, which also includes credit in the programme and on the website.

Meanwhile, the matchball sponsorship package includes complimentary entry to the game, a programme, together with credit in the programme and on the website for a price of £80.

If you are interested in either of these packages for the FA Trophy tie against Staines Town, please email Simon Lawrence on simon.hendon@btinternet.com as soon as possible to avoid missing out.

Match sponsorships are also available for the games against Beaconsfield Town, Chesham United, Kings Langley, Gosport Borough and Taunton Town.

Ball sponsorships are also available for the games against Weymouth, Basingstoke Town and Hartley Wintney.

The programme sponsorship package - which includes a free programme, free entry and your name on the front of the programme as gone for the FA Trophy tie, but we still have gaps for the games against Metropolitan Police, Beaconsfield Town, Frome Town, Basingstoke Town, Dorchester Town, Taunton Town and Swindon Supermarine.

You can also sponsor the HFCTV highlights for £30 which will see your name appear on the highlights package and you'll receive free entry to the game. All games are still available, except for Metropolitan Police and Salisbury.

There are plenty of opportunities for player sponsorship available - for full details of the players still available for sponsorship can be found by clicking here There are two slots available for each package for each player.

If you are interested in any of the available sponsorship opportunities, again please speak to Simon Lawrence on a matchday, or email him on simon.hendon@btinternet.com

Posted at 09:14

Tuesday 16 October - Greens knocked out of league cup

The first team were knocked out of the CSS League Challenge Cup this evening, going down to a 1-0 defeat to Metropolitan Police.

Both sides made numerous changes to their line ups, and whilst the Greens put in a good performance, they were left rueing their inability to take their chances. In a five minute period early in the second half Mathias Bakare hit the post, Gianni Crichlow hit the bar with Tyriq Hunte firing the rebound at the keeper, and Cole Brown had a goal disallowed for offside. Within 10 minutes the home side had found the net with a shot from John Gilbert finding the back of the net for the only goal of the game.

Despite defeat, there were positives to take from the game. Young keeper Daniel Purdue made two or three excellent saves, and appeared to be unsighted for the goal, whilst debutants Mathias Bakare, Joao Lima and Sean Bonnett-Johnson all acquitted themselves well, together with the three substitutes from the under 23s, Ben Gray, Mickey White and William Murphy.

Posted at 23:37

Tuesday 16 October - No FootballWebPages updates tonight

Unfortunately, due to some technical issues with FootballWebPages, we will be unable to bring the usual live updates service tonight. We apologise for this, and without going into the details of what has happened, we are in contact with the team at FootballWebPages about this to hopefully ensure we don't have any future occurrences.

We will endeavour to provide some updates through the official club twitter feed @HendonFC - which can be found by clicking here, or by clicking the twitter logo at the top right of this page (the one that looks like a bird), and of course there will be a full update on the website late tonight.

Obviously, should the issue be fixed ahead of kick-off this evening we will of course endeavour to run the updates as normal.

Normal live updates service should resume on Saturday afternoon with our home league game against Wimborne Town.

Posted at 15:29

Tuesday 16 October - Tickets now on sale for Wimborne and Staines

Tickets are now on sale for our next two home games - against Wimborne Town in the league on Saturday, and against Staines Town in the FA Trophy the following week. Just click the links below to purchase your tickets.

Hendon v Wimborne Town tickets

Hendon v Staines Town FA Trophy tickets

We are experimenting with selling tickets online this season to see how we can make use of the function going forward. It is also a way of reducing the pressure on our turnstile operators as they have less cash to handle.

Of course, paying cash on the turnstile is still availble, but to answer a couple of queries we've had this season, we are not able to take card payments at the ground. If you want to pay by card, then online is currently the only way to do so.

All you need to do is either print out your e-ticket, or if you have a smartphone, just showing it at the turnstile will suffice. Please ensure the ticket number is visible so that you can be ticked off the list.

Should the game be postponed for any reason, your payment will automatically be refunded. This can take up to a week to be processed.

If you have any questions about the online ticketing, please speak to Steve Rogers on a matchday, or email the website on hendonfcwebsite@gmail.com.

Posted at 13:30

Monday 15 October - Jimmy adds midfielder to the squad

We are pleased to be able to announce that Jimmy Gray has added 29 year old midfielder Sean Bonnett-Johnson to the squad today.

He numbers Broxbourne, St Albans City, Kettering Town, Billericay Town, Dundee, Wealdstone, Kingstonian and Merstham among his previous clubs.

We welcome Sean to the club and hope that he enjoys his time with us.

Posted at 14:03

Monday 15 October - FA Trophy draw throws up familiar opposition

The FA Trophy first qualifying round draw has just been made, and we have been drawn against familiar opposition - as has been the case so often in recent years.

We will be at home to Staines Town on Saturday 27th October, kicking off at 3:00pm. Staines joined us in the transfer across from the Isthmian League to the Southern League in the summer, but have found life much tougher, with just two wins from their ten games so far, most recently losing 6-2 to Merthyr Town at the weekend.

Normal admission prices will apply, and tickets will be available online - together with tickets for Saturday's league game against Wimborne Town - sometime this evening.

Posted at 13:10

Sunday 14 October - Hartley Wintney match report now online

The match report on yesterday's win at Hartley Wintney is now online. David Balleheimer's report can be found by clicking here.

Posted at 13:18

Sunday 14 October - Hartley Wintney photos now online

The photos from yesterday's win at Hartley Wintney are now online. Derek Beech's photos can be found on Facebook and Flickr.

Posted at 09:40

Saturday 13 October - Victory moves Greens up to second

The first team moved up to second place in the table after coming back from behind twice to win 3-2 at Hartley Wintney this afternoon.

The Greens had a number of half chances in the first ten minutes as they camped in the home half, but were hit on the break and Mike Campbell was able to find the back of the net. The equaliser came in the 25th minute when Stephane Ngamvoulou found himself in space to score.

Ten minutes into the second half, Jack Ball restored the lead for the home side, but in the 62nd minute the referee played a superb advantage after Marvin Morgan was fouled outside the box. However, the man in black spotted that Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick had broken clear with the ball and he went on to equalise for a second time.

The winner came in the 71st minute when Laste Dombaxe's 20 yard shot found its way past Adam Desbois for what turned out to be the winner.

Next up for the Greens is a trip to Metropolitan Police on Tuesday evening in the league cup. Kick off is at 7:45pm.

Posted at 19:02

Friday 12 October - Photos from Chippenham Town game now online

The photos from the FA Cup defeat at Chippenham Town on Wednesday evening are now online. Derek Beech's photos can be found on Facebook and Flickr.

Posted at 23:05

Friday 12 October - Chippenham report now online

The match report on Wednesday's FA Cup defeat at Chippenham Town is now online. Unfortunately none of our regular match reporters team were able to get to the game, but Chippenham's press officer, Wil Hulbert, has kindly allowed us to use his report on the website. It can be found by clicking here.

Posted at 23:01

Friday 12 October - PP Wealth sponsor Player of the Month award

The club is delighted to announce that PP Wealth will be sponsoring our popular Player of the Month Award which has for the past two months been awarded to leading goalscorer Ricardo German.

PP Wealth who are based in Harpenden are Financial Fitness Coaches that help clients design and create bespoke financial fitness programmes. They specialise in Family Trust based planning structures that provide bloodline protection and generational planning, to protect wealth, so that it passes in the right direction to chosen beneficiaries.

Of particular interest to our longer-serving supporters will be that one member of the PP Wealth team is none other than Colin Tate who played 284 games for us between 1984 and 1992 scoring 83 goals in the process. Colin was instrumental in this sponsorship deal and we thank him and all of his PP Wealth colleagues for their generosity and support. We hope that this turns out to be a long and mutually rewarding relationship.

Posted at 22:02

Friday 12 October - Connor Calcutt signs

We are delighted to announce the signing of striker Connor Calcutt from divisional rivals Farnborough. He goes straight into the squad for tomorrow's game at Hartley Wintney.

Connor, who celebrated his 25th birthday, began his senior career at Berkhamsted where he scored 41 goals in 52 games in the 2013-14 season. He has since appeared for Stevenage, Wealdstone, Dunstable Town and Barton Rovers. At the latter he was top scorer with 30 goals whilst playing under Jimmy Gray.

We welcome Connor to the club and hope he enjoys his time with us.

Posted at 18:15

Thursday 11 October - World Mental Health Day at SJP report

World Mental Health Day was recognised at Silver Jubilee Park on Wednesday with a series of events, and David Ballheimer was there to report on what took place.

The north-west London stadium, home of Hendon FC and Edgware Town FC, is run by Robert Morris and his hard-working team, and he was the host of the World Mental Health Day event, with more than 70 interested and involved parties attending.

When Mr Morris took over the stadium, the former home of Kingsbury Town FC, he was determined to make it the hub of the local community. He rebuilt the ground and, most importantly, arranged for a 3G (all-weather) pitch to be laid.

In opening World Mental Health Day at Silver Jubilee Park, Mr Morris said, "Our aim for SJP is to be a community club and to be the best in the country.

"Today is about those working in mental health and how we can help."

Help was the theme of the morning with many local organisations making presentations, which included Anna Ware from Brent Wandsworth Westminster MIND, who held Poetry in MIND and Music in MIND sessions. MIND BWW said, "We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect."

Hendon, represented by club director David Bedford, OBE, have had their issues with Mental Health, most notably the death of former club hero Dermot Drummy during last season.

As a result, in April, the Greens instituted a policy of offering free admission to League fixtures to anyone suffering from loneliness or mental health problems – a move, which received national media attention last month. He noted, "The community project gets better feedback than any football result."

One of those young people, Omar, has become a focal point of this policy and he was on hand to officially open the stadium's community garden, situated pitchside, just by the players' tunnel. Last year, Omar came to the ground and was made so welcome, as a gesture of thanks, he made a donation to the stadium management.

Mr Morris really didn't want to accept the money, so it was decided to do something in his name and it was decided to set up the community garden.

Another highlight of the day was the unveiling of a mural by local artist The Fandangoe Kid. Put together with the assistance of pupils from Hendon School, the 25ft long piece of art contains thoughts on mental health, seeking treatment, giving advice and the power of positivity in thought and deed.

Gabby Horeka, representing Dementia Cafes Brent, spoke of the success of this initiative, saying, "Last year we had two Dementia Cafes; there are now 12 Dementia Cafes in Brent.

"Dementia Cafws are where people can meet up with others who will often be in a similar situation to yourself, either suffering from a form of dementia or being the carer of someone suffering from the condition"

HRH, Prince William, President of The Football Association, and HRH, Prince Harry, who went public with their own situation following the death of their mother, provided a video of the launch of their mental health charity, Heads Together.

Community Action of Dementia – Brent (CAD–Brent) repeated the mission statement to support the borough's residents and businesses to become a dementia-friendly borough which enables an improved wellbeing for people living with dementia.

One such building operated by CAD–Brent is Ashford Place in Cricklewood, where there is also a large community garden. Their representative Danny Maher said, "Our aim is to change the perception of dementia."

The Middlesex County Football Association was also in attendance to present an their Community Project of the Year award to the Mental Health League, a football organisation set up at Silver Jubilee Park. Run by Richard Hay, he was joined by Mohamed Muse and Omar, two of those who have benefited from this initiative.

Muse or Mussi, as he is known, wanted to deflect the praise, but admitted that he had been helped enormously by the project. And Bryony Gates, a Brent Occupational Therapist, talked of the importance of the weekly sessions in helping the treatment of those who had physical and mental issues.

Mr Hay received the award from Colin Williams and Kelly Hancock of the Middlesex County FA and said, "Thanks for the support. The aim for Mental Health Football is to break down the stigma of mental health."

Useful Links

MIND BWW – www.mind.org.uk email: supporterrelations@mind.org.uk

CAD-BRENT – www.cad-brent-org.uk

BRENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES – www.cnwl.nhs.uk

Posted at 18:00

Thursday 11 October - Supporters Association Committee 2018-19

Due to an oversight, we have realised that we didn't bring news of the changes to the Supporters Association Committee following their AGM back in August. Many apologies to anyone who had been looking for the information.

John Rock is the chairman for this season, with Tony Wood as his vice-chairman, whilst Sandra Wood is secretary and Graham Rice remains as Treasurer. Mike Hogan is of course Life President, having been appointed as such a couple of years ago after many years service.

The committee itself has expanded since last season, and now consists of Bernard Lawrence, Steve Taylor, Paul Sachdev, John Hodson, Nick McMullen, Tom Stockman, Olivia Pascoe, Marina Reznor and Eddie Edwards.

Members of the committee can be found in and around the club shop on home matchdays, and they can be contacted by email through the secretary on sewood50@gmail.com.

The Supporters Association have been part of the club since 1933, and play a very important part in the life of Hendon FC. Please support their various initiatives as and when they take place.

Posted at 17:50

Wednesday 10 October - FA Cup run comes to an end

This season's FA Cup run came to an end at Chippenham Town this evening as the National League South side ran out comfortable 4-1 winners.

Chippenham took the lead in the 24th minute through Nat Jarvis, before Nick McCootie scored in both the 32nd and 45th minutes to give the home side a 3-0 advantage at the break. Within ten minutes of the restart it was 4-0 after George Rigg scored. Ricardo German scored a consolation in the 67th minute, but the Greens were unable to find any way of getting back into the tie.

Next up the first team return to league action as they travel to Hartley Wintney on Saturday afternoon - kick off is at 3:00pm.

Posted at 23:57

Wednesday 10 October - Under 23s beaten at SJP

The under 23s were well beaten by Harrow Borough at SJP this evening, with the visitors running out 6-1 winners. The young Greens were reduced to ten men in the 77th minute and their goal was a late penalty converted by Ricardo Alexander-Greenaway as the game moved into stoppage time.

Posted at 23:57

Wednesday 10 October - Lancing replay photos now online

The photos from the FA Cup win at Lancing on Sunday afternoon are now online to whet your appetite for tonight's game at Chippenham. Derek Beech's photos can be found on Facebook and Flickr.

Posted at 09:27

Tuesday 09 October - World Mental Health Day tomorrow

As we have previously featured on the website, SJP, together with Edgware Town and ourselves, are hosting an event to promote and raise awareness for World Mental Health Day tomorrow.

The event will be attended by a number of local councillors, together with representatives from the charities we work with - Mind Brent Wandsworth & Westminster and Community Action on Dementia. The community garden that you will have seen being developed in recent weeks will be opened, and there will also be poetry and music.

It all starts at 10am, and all are welcome to attend, so if you have a free couple of hours tomorrow morning, why not pop along and give your support.

Posted at 18:01

Tuesday 09 October - Non League Day at SJP

If you are unable to get to Hartley Wintney for our first team game on Saturday, why not pop down to SJP and join in whats happening for this year's Non League Day in association with Kick It Out.

Over 200 members of our youth teams will be training from 8:30am until 1:00pm, with each team having their photo taken in front of the Kick It Out board at the ground.

We will be distributing 100 free tickets which will enable children and their families to attend our next home league game.

The Ryan Lavelle School of Irish Dance will also have their photo taken in front of the Kick It Out board, and will also be offered free tickets by ourselves.

Edgware Town are at home to Biggleswade in the Spartan South Midlands League, kicking off at 3:00pm and admission will be on a pay what you want basis. The matchday programme will have a feature on Kick It Out.

Ahead of the Edgware first team game, there will be a pre-match game between Edgware's U9s and our own U9s. The youth players will be mascots for the first team game. They will also have their photo taken in front of the board.

Please do go along and support the day if you are able.

Posted at 17:58

Tuesday 09 October - Coach travel to Hartley Wintney on Saturday

If you are interested in travelling to Hartley Wintney by coach on Saturday, please contact the Supporters Association as soon as possible. You can get more information by calling 07340 410688 or emailing Sandra Wood on sewood50@gmail.com.

Posted at 17:50

Monday 08 October - Lancing replay report now online

The match report on yesterday's FA Cup victory at Lancing is now online for you to read. The report is written by David Ballheimer and can be found by clicking here.

Posted at 19:38

Monday 08 October - New email address for club secretary

Due to various technical issues with his existing email address, we now have a new email address for club secretary Daz Bloor.

If you need to contact him via email, his new email address is secretaryhendonfc@gmail.com - and this address should be used with immediate effect.

Posted at 18:51

Monday 08 October - Admission for U23 home games

The admission prices for under 23 home games are £3 for all attenders. There is not a concessionary price. The under 23s are at home to Harrow Borough this Wednesday evening. Please pop along and support them if you are unable to get to the FA Cup tie at Chippenham.

Posted at 18:51

Monday 08 October - Coach travel to Chippenham Town

The website team has only just learnt through twitter that there will be a limited amount of seats on the players coach to Chippenham Town on Wednesday evening. If you would like to travel, please call 07340 410688 or email Sandra Wood on sewood50@gmail.com.

We apologise that this information information was not on the website earlier, but unfortunately no one from the supporters association has let the website team know that bookings were being taken.

Posted at 18:05

Monday 08 October - FA Cup 4th qualifying round draw

The draw for the 4th qualifying round of the FA Cup has been made in the past hour, and we will be at home to Maidenhead United if we beat Chippenham Town.

The fourth qualifying round is scheduled to take place on Saturday 20th October. The Magpies currently lie in 17th place in the National League with 17 points from 15 games.

Posted at 12:57

Monday 08 October - Volunteer required for Wednesday evening

Unfortunately none of our four regular operators of the FootballWebPages livescores system are able to get to Chippenham on Wednesday evening. Therefore we are looking for a volunteer to run the service.

If you are attending the game, and are willing to run the service - it is run from an app that will run on most mobile phones and tablets - please contact Steve Rogers on steve.w.t.rogers@gmail.com.

Posted at 11:20

Monday 08 October - Highlights of both Lancing games now available

The HFCTV hightlights of the first game against Lancing are now available. We apologise for the delay in making these available, but there was a delay in receiving the highlights from our filming partners. Our thanks go to John Melnyk for sponsoring the highlights for this game.

The highlights of the first game are available by clicking here

Highlights of yesterday's replay are available on YouTube and can be found by clicking here

Posted at 11:18

Sunday 07 October - Chippenham FA Cup tie details

We now travel to Chippenham Town on Wednesday evening in the third qualifying round of the FA Cup. Kick off at Hardenhuish Park will be at 7:45pm, and if scores are level after 90 minutes there will be a replay at SJP on Tuesday 16th October - kick off at 7:30pm.

Admission on Wednesday will be Chippenham's usual matchday prices of £12 for adults, £7 for concessions and £3 for under 18s.

The draw for the fourth qualifying round will be made tomorrow lunchtime, broadcast live on TalkSport 2 at 12pm. It will be hosted by Ray Stubbs, and the balls will be drawn by former Chelsea, Swindon Town and Luton Town striker Sam Parkin, and non-league expert Tony Incenzo.

We don't yet have any details of whether coach travel will be available - as soon as we find out we will get the news out through the usual channels.

If you plan to travel by train on Wednesday - direct trains run from London Paddington to Chippenham every 30 minutes, departing on the hour and the half hour, taking between 75 and 80 minutes. The last one that gives you a sensible chance of getting to the ground is the 17:30 departure, although it's not impossible on the 18:00 departure. You will probably need to get a taxi from the station to the ground - its a walk of about 1.5 miles.

Trains back to London from Chippenham depart at 22:17 and 23:01, and take about 90 minutes.

Posted at 20:33

Sunday 07 October - First team secure FA Cup progression

The first team won their second FA Cup replay of the season this afternoon with a professional performance as they won 4-0 at Lancing. A trip to Chippenham Town on Wednesday evening now awaits.

In the shadow of the South Downs, the Greens took the lead in the 13th minute when Stephane Ngamvoulou fired the ball into the roof of the net. As on Tuesday evening, Lancing defended in numbers, but the lead was doubled in the 31st minute when a penalty was awarded for handball, and Ricardo German stepped up to score his 13th goal of the season.

Gianni Crichlow was introduced early in the second half at the expense of Marvin Morgan, who had picked up a knock, and he made an immediate impact, scoring within a minute of entering the fray. The final goal came in the 72nd minute when Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick found the back of the net with his fourth goal in four games. Mention must be made of Cole Brown, who on another day would surely have scored a hat-trick but found the home keeper Tyler D'Cruz in excellent form as he made a string of good saves.

Most importantly, progession to the third qualifying round was secured, and another £9,000 in prize money has been won as a result.

Posted at 20:29

Saturday 06 October - Mind to attend game at Lancing

We are delighted that the mental health organisation MindLancing will be attending the FA Cup replay at Lancing tomorrow afternoon. As supporters will be well aware, both the club and SJP have been working with MindBrent to raise awareness of mental health issues, and support those who are in need of their services.

Please speak to the representatives from MindLancing take a leaflet, give a donation if you are able, and please do remember that if you are suffering with mental health issues, you are not in this alone.

Posted at 10:09

Saturday 06 October - September player of the month result

The winner of the September player of the month is Ricardo German with 36% of the votes, the first time a player has won the vote two months in a row. Danny Boness was second with 25% of the vote, and Luke Tingey was third with 16%.

Posted at 09:42

Friday 05 October - Keeper and defender added to the squad

Jimmy Gray has added two more players to the squad this week, one goalkeeper and one defender.

The goalkeeper is 17 year old Lee Axworthy, who is also with Brentford U19s, whilst the defender is 24 year old Joao Lima who previously played in Portugal whose international clearance came through today.

We welcome both players to the club and hope they enjoy their time with us.

Posted at 14:56

Friday 05 October - Stephen Hughes joins backroom staff

Jimmy Gray has added Stephen Hughes to his backroom team ahead of this weekend's FA Cup tie at Lancing in a coaching capacity. Like Jimmy, Mark Boyce and Lee Chappell, Stephen played for Wealdstone in the last ever game at Claremont Road. Hughes began his career at Brentford where he made 19 appearances, and also played for Basingstoke Town, Welling United, Farnborough Town, Maidenhead United, Cambridge City and Braintree Town.

We are pleased to welcome Stephen to the club, and hope that he enjoys his time with us.

Posted at 09:33

Friday 05 October - Supporters Trust board changes

There have been some changes to the make-up of the Supporters Trust board a recent board meeting.

Cyrus Cooper has been co-opted as chairman following the decision of long-term incumbent Bryan Roberts to step-down whilst Dai Cooper has taken on the role of acting secretary replacing John Rogers who is stepping aside due to health reasons.

Both Bryan and John will remain members of the Trust board and a note of thanks was placed on record for the service of both whilst in office.

David Bedford and Graham Etchell were also co-opted onto the Trust board during the meeting.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Supporters Trust which will provide you with an equal share in the ownership of the club for just £10, please see a member of the Trust board on a match-day or email the website on hendonfcwebsite@gmail.com and we will pass your email on to the relevant people.

Posted at 08:45

Thursday 04 October - Kings Langley game rearranged again

Our away game at Kings Langley has been rearranged again and will now be played on Tuesday 27th November, kicking off at 7:45pm.

The fixture page on this website shows the full up to date fixture list, following the various amendments that have taken place over the past few days.

Posted at 19:45

Thursday 04 October - FA Cup 3Q date arranged - if we progress

As supporters will be aware, should we be successful in the replay at Lancing on Sunday, we will travel to Chippenham in the third qualifying round and the date has now been confirmed. The game will take place on Wednesday 10th October, kicking off at 7:45pm.

Posted at 12:57

Thursday 04 October - Limited coach seats available for Lancing

We have a limited number of seats available to supporters on the players coach to Lancing on Sunday and the deadline for booking is noon on Saturday.

If you are interested in travelling, please call the booking line on 07340 410688 or email Sandra Wood on sewood50@gmail.com, and they will confirm if any seats are available, the departure time and the cost of travel.

Posted at 09:07

Wednesday 03 October - More Lancing replay details & travel news

As announced earlier today, our FA Cup replay at Lancing will take place on Sunday afternoon, kicking off at 3:00pm. Admission prices will be £8 adults, £5 concessions and £2 for under 16s. Turnstiles will open at 1:30pm. Directions to the ground can be found by clicking here

If you are planning to travel by train, please be aware that trains are not running between Three Bridges and Brighton and there is a rail replacement bus service instead. The journey from London Victoria to Lancing will take just over 2 hours as a result. Lancing station is about 400m from the ground, and directions are also on the link above.

At the time of writing the website team have not received any details of any coaches that may be running and available to supporters. Should we be told of anything, we will of course post news as quickly as we can.

Posted at 23:00

Wednesday 03 October - Under 23s win opening league game

The under 23s opened their Middlesex FA Under 23 League campaign with a 2-1 win at CB Hounslow United this evening. Mickey White and Jordan Payne were on the scoresheet.

Their next game is at home to Harrow Borough next Wednesday evening. Kick off at SJP will be at 7:30pm and all are welcome to attend. There will be a small admission charge.

Posted at 22:59

Wednesday 03 October - Lancing report now online

The match report on yesterday's FA Cup draw against Lancing is now online for you to read. The report is written by David Ballheimer and can be found by clicking here.

Posted at 22:55

Wednesday 03 October - FA Cup replay date and time confirmed

Our FA Cup replay against Lancing will be played on Sunday 7th October - kick off 3:00pm at their home ground. The replay will go to extra time and penalties if required. The winners will travel to Chippenham Town on Tuesday 9th October.

The address of Lancing's ground is Sussex FA Headquarters, Culver Road, Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 9AX. We will aim to get directions to the ground on to the website later today.

Posted at 10:57

Wednesday 03 October - League games rearranged

Our league games against Staines Town and Kings Langley have been rearranged.

The home game against Staines Town will now be played at SJP on Tuesday 6th November, and the away game at Kings Langley will be played on Tuesday 13th November - both kicking off at 7:45pm.

Posted at 10:54

Tuesday 02 October - First team face FA Cup replay

The first team are facing an FA Cup replay in Sussex after they drew 1-1 with Lancing this evening in the second qualifying round. Ultimately it was a case of the Greens not taking their chances, although full credit must go to Lancing who defended very well in numbers, and their keeper, Tyler D'Cruz, made three excellent saves during the game.

Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick put the Greens ahead with 24 minutes on the clock with a fine close range finish from a tight angle. The equaliser came with twelve minutes to go when Lancing broke away and Jack Langford was able to slide the ball past Danny Boness. As the game moved into stoppage time Boness kept the Greens in the competition with a fine save.

We hope to be able to confirm details of the replay tomorrow, but it is currently expected to take place on Sunday. As a consequence our home league game against Staines Town is postponed.

Posted at 23:47

Tuesday 02 October - FA Youth Cup removal confirmed

The FA have announce this morning that the under 18s have been removed from the FA Youth Cup for fielding an ineligible player as expected. Therefore tomorrow evening's game against Kings Langley is cancelled and will not be going ahead.

Posted at 12:22

Monday 01 October - Another fixture update

We have been informed that our league cup tie at Metropolitan Police has been moved back to Tuesday 16th October again. As a consequence our league game at Kings Langley has been postponed and we are awaiting a new date.

The change is because the London Senior Cup is the main county cup for Metropolitan Police as they are affiliated to the London FA and so the county cup takes priority over league and league cup fixtures.

We are aware that the recent constant changing of the fixtures has been causing confusion. Please be assured that the fixture page on the website will always carry the up to date schedule (other than in the 2 or 3 hours immediately following a game).

Posted at 12:19