First Visit to Hendon?
If you're planning to visit Hendon Football Club for the first time - whether you're hoping to become a new fan, visiting with your own team, or groundhopping - we hope that this page will provide you with all the information you need to make it an enjoyable day.
Where do Hendon play?
We currently groundshare with Harrow Borough Football Club at Earlsmead in South Harrow. Directions for all forms of transport can be found on our Directions Page.
I need to drive: Where can I park?
There is plenty of parking both within the club and on local side roads. However, we do ask that you park considerately and do not block other people in the car park, or block driveways if parking on street.
How do I find out when you're playing?
Our season runs from mid-August to early May, with our usual matchdays being on Saturdays and Tuesdays, starting at 3:00pm and 7:45pm respectively. We keep our website's Fixtures and Results Page up to date with our latest fixtures, so you can check there to see when we are next at home.
However, due to our groundshare, we sometimes have a clash with our landlords and may play on alternative days, and sometimes fixtures are moved due to cup committments or postponed due to the weather, so please do double check before travelling using either the website, messageboard or our twitter feed.
How much is it and how do I buy a ticket?
Our latest ticket prices can always be found on the Admission and Season Tickets page. Programmes, typically costing £2, are usually sold just outside the turnstiles or in our club-shop. We may sell out of these before the game, but if you are desperate for one for some reason, do speak to one of our volunteers and we will do our best to try and find a spare one for you.
We may occasionally reduce prices and for cup games against higher level opposition may be forced to increase prices, but we always aim to publicise this beforehand if it is the case.
We do not usually sell tickets in advance, so you can turn up and pay on the day. The turnstiles for all fans are on the left as you enter the football club car park and usually open around an hour before kick-off, while those with passes enter through the gate on the left at the far end of the car park. If you arrive before the turnstile is open, then all are welcome in the clubhouse where you can sit down and enjoy both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Again, for big cup games against larger sides, we may be forced to sell tickets in advance or make a match all ticket. If this is the case we will publicise this as widely as possible, so please do double check if planning to attend one of our bigger ties.
Where do I go inside the ground?
We, in common with most football clubs at our level, do not segregate our games and so you are free to sit or stand wherever you like. We have an all seated stand on the other side of the pitch (facing you as you walk in), and terracing is available on the other three sides. There are covered terraces on both sides of the pitch which offer cover in wet weather.
Typically at our level, many supporters of the teams choose to stand behind the goal which their side is attacking and change ends at half time. However, for a first time visitor, the best overall view to be able to see action at both ends of the ground without obstruction is probably from the main stand.
If you're feeling brave, feel free to speak to one of our fans - many of us will be wearing some form of green. We're generally a friendly bunch and more than happy to welcome newcomers or help out with questions on the day.
What other facilities are available inside the ground?
Our other main facilities inside the ground include a club shop, located on the opposite side of the ground near the main stand, and on the right as you enter you will see the snack bar, serving hot and cold soft drinks, snacks such as burgers, chips and hot dogs, chocolate and crisps.
Just before this, are two doors leading to toilets.
Is there somewhere I can buy alcohol?
Yes! The clubhouse at Earlsmead can be accessed through a door straight ahead of you as you enter the car-park at the ground and usually opens from roughly mid-day for afternoon matches and around half-past five when we kick-off in the evening. Inside we serve lager, bitter and Guinness from taps along with bottles of lager, cider, light ale, wine and various spirits, soft drinks and mixers. Most alcoholic drinks cost around £3.
Home and away fans of all ages are welcome to join us before the game, at half time and afterwards where you will often get a chance to meet the players and managers after they've changed and showered. The TV in the clubhouse will usually have some sport or the latest scores on, while we also have a pool table and dart board available for people to use.
You may take your drinks outside into the car park if you want to smoke, but we ask that you don't take them through into the ground itself.
There's another game I'd like to see on TV, will you show it?
Probably not unfortunately. The clubhouse don't have a Sky subscription due to the cost, so are only able to show any sport that is on terrestrial TV. This means that we are able to show some International, Championship and Champions League Football and other events such as the Six Nations, the Grand National and Formula One, but not the Premier League.
If we aren't showing something you'd like to see, then ask at the bar and we may be able to change the channel to show what you'd like to see instead.
I've still got a question, who can I ask?
If you've got any other requirements or any questions about things that we haven't covered, feel free to contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or alternatively, feel free to leave a message on our messageboard, where one our our supporters may be able to help.