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Monday 24 June - Meet Our New Opponents: Weston-super-Mare

The second team to have been relegated to the Southern League South Premier Division last season from the National League South is Weston-super-Mare.

There was originally a football club named Weston-Super-Mare formed as early as 1887 but which was disbanded prior to World War I before undergoing a reformation and second closure between the two world wars. They were reformed for a second time in 1948 and immediately joined the Western League, Division 2.

In 1960 the Western League consolidated into a single division and there they remained until 1976 when they were placed into the Premier Division when a second tier was re-established. By the time of the centenery of the formation of the original club in 1887 they were in the unusual position of never having gained promotion or relegation in their history.

In 1992 they gained promotion for the first time into the Southern League's second tier where they remained until 2002/3 when they gained promotion to the Premier Division. A 10th placed finish at the first time of asking ensured Weston's place in the inaugural Conference South for the 2004/5 season which would see them move into their new Woodspring Stadium ground.

Over their fifteen seasons at Step 2 the club preserved their proud record of never having been relegated, part in thanks to three separate reprieves from the drop until last season, when the Seagulls finished bottom of the pile, seven points from safety.

Formed: 1948

Colours: White

Manager: Scott Bartlett

Best Season: Conference South - 7th (2012/3)

Last Season: National League South - 22nd

Address: Woodspring Stadium, Winterstoke Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS24 9AA

Distance from SJP: 144 miles

Capacity : 3,500

Overall Record : P0 W0 D0 L0 F0 A0

Posted at 12:33

Thursday 20 June - Meet Our New Opponents: Truro City

This season sees the club due to make their longest ever away trip for a league match as they travel to Cornwall to take on newly relegated Truro City.

Formed in 1889 as one of the founding members of the Cornish County Football Association, they beat Penzance 7-1 in their first ever fixture before winning the Cornish Senior Cup six years later, triumphing over Launceston 5-0.

After many years at junior and district level, the White Tigers were founder members of the South Western League in 1951, a competition they won on five occasions before gaining promotion into the Western League Division 1 in 2006.

They won the title at the first time of asking as well as the FA Vase, overcoming AFC Totton 3-1 at Wembley in front of a record gate for an FA Vase Final in May 2007. 12-months later and they had won the Western League Premier Division to move up into the Southern League.

Five promotions in six seasons saw the club promoted into the Conference South in 2011 before being relegated two years later after being placed into administration. At the end of the 2014/5 season they once again gained promotion to step 2, a position they held until the end of last season when off-field problems took their toll, including a number of home matches being hosted at Torquay United's Plainmoor, more than 80 miles away from Truro.

Formed: 1889

Colours: White

Manager: Paul Wilkinson

Best Season: Conference South - 4th (2015/6)

Last Season: National League South - 20th

Address: Treyew Road, Truro, TR1 2TH

Distance from SJP: 267 miles

Capacity : 3,200

Overall Record : P0 W0 D0 L0 F0 A0

Posted at 15:56

Wednesday 19 June - Seven Youngsters Join Johnson

It was announced earlier in the week that seven of last season's successful Under-23 side have joined Finlay Johnson at Chalfont St Peter where they will be in contention for first-team football at Step 4.

Daniel Purdue, Jordan Payne, Ben Gray, Alfred Acheampong, Khalil Francis, Riccardo Alexander-Greenaway and Perry Aitchison have all moved to Mill Meadow.

Purdue wrote himself into Hendon folklore in November 2017 when he stepped in at short notice to deputise for Tom Lovelock and produced a match-winning performance in the FA Trophy penalty shoot-out win at Slough Town. He went on to make a further five appearances for the first-team.

Alexander-Greenaway signed first-team forms in the 2017-8 season as well without making an appearance, however he did make the breakthrough into Jimmy Gray's squad on a number of occasions last term, making 9 first team appearances.

Gray and Payne both made their first-team debuts at Harrow Borough in last season's London Senior cup with Gray also appearing from the substitutes bench in the League Cup tie at Met Police whilst the other three did not appear for the first-team.

We wish all of the boys every success in the next step of their footballing adventure and will be watching their progress with interest as well as thanking them for their service with the Greens last season.

Posted at 09:36

Wednesday 19 June - New Coach Joins

The re-shaping of Jimmy Gray's backroom staff has continued with the addition of Hassan Karimzedah as the first-team's strength and conditioning coach.

We welcome Hassan to SJP and hope he enjoys his time with the club.

Posted at 09:22

Monday 17 June - McGleish returns as coach

Jimmy Gray has continued to shape his backroom staff for the new season by confirming that Scott McGleish will return as a coach.

Scott joined the club in December and made two appearances as a player last season.

Posted at 19:25

Monday 17 June - Meet Our New Opponents. Hayes & Yeading United

Hayes & Yeading United are the second new opponents taking their place in the Southern League South Premier Division next season, being moved across after handsomely winning the Bostik League South Central Division by 16 points, scoring 129 league goals in the process.

The club was formed in 2007 as an amalgamation of Hayes and Yeading Football Clubs, both of whom were members of the Conference South.

In 2008/9 they secured their place in the Conference National after overcoming Hampton and Richmond Borough in the Play-Off Final. Their stay in the top flight lasted three seasons, relegation coming at the end of the 2011/2 season, which was also their first season ground sharing at Woking's Kingsfield stadium after the closure of Hayes' old Church Road ground.

Following many years of struggle both on and off the pitch as they tried to secure their new home on the site of Yeading's old ground, including a reprieve from relegation, the club found itself relegated to the Southern Leauge at the end of the 2015/6 season and the following season found themselves relegated to Step 4.

Stability has been found under the stewardship of Paul Hughes and their move into the Sky-Ex Stadium culminating in last season's title success and, of course, a 2-0 win here at SJP knocking us out of the Middlesex Senior Cup courtesy of Duncan Culley's brace.

Formed: 2007

Colours: Red

Manager: Paul Hughes

Best Season: Conference National - 16th (2010/11)

Last Season: Bostik League Division 1 South Central - 1st

Address: SkyEx Community Stadium, Beaconsfield Road, Hayes, UB4 0SL

Distance from SJP: 10 miles

Capacity : 3,000

First Meeting: Hendon 0-2 Hayes & Yeading United (Middlesex Senior Cup - 2018/9) Match Details

Last Meeting: Hendon 0-2 Hayes & Yeading United (Middlesex Senior Cup - 2018/9) Match Details

Overall Record : P1 W0 D0 L1 F0 A2

Posted at 10:14

Sunday 16 June - Edgware Town v Hendon Golf Day Challenge

Edgware Town and Hendon are holding a Golf Challenge day on Friday 5th July at Old Ford Manor Golf Club, Barnet (EN5 4QN).

The fun begins at 11am with bacon rolls and coffee during player registration before teeing off at 12:30pm, playing 18 holes and then finishing with a 2 course fish and chip supper, raffle and prize giving. There will be competitions throughout the afternoon for 'nearest the pin', 'nearest the pin in 2' and 'longest drive'.

Each club has been allocated 9 holes to sell sponsorship for at £200 per hole, all funds raised by Hendon FC will go towards the Twelfth Man Fund.

All are welcome to take part, cost for entrants is £60 per player with each able to partake in all the refreshments. If you would like to register your interest in taking part in the day or sponsoring a hole, please contact Daz Bloor on secretaryhendonfc@gmail.com

Posted at 11:23

Saturday 15 June - League Sponsor Change

At the Southern League AGM this afternoon it has been confirmed that Evo-Stik will no longer be league sponsors.

The new sponsors will be announced on 1st July.

Posted at 17:13

Saturday 15 June - Twelfth Man Update

Simon Lawrence has provided us with a further update to the Twelfth Man fund which has now hit 9,600 pounds.

That is 60% of the 16,000 pound target. On behalf of Jimmy Gray's behalf go to those that have been able to contribute so far, if you are able and willing to contribute even a pound a month towards the target, please contact Simon at simon.hendon@btinternet.com.

Posted at 14:55

Saturday 15 June - Chappell alters nothing

Club captain Lee Chappell has today indicated his intention to remain with the club for the 2019/20 season.

Chappell, who was one of Jimmy Gray's first signings last summer, made 44 appearances last term mostly at left back, but also in midfield and memorably in goal for an hour against Hartley Wintney.

Posted at 14:51

Friday 14 June - Meet Our New Opponents. Blackfield and Langley

Following last season's guide to sides in the Southern League, Greensnet has compiled a guide to our new opponents who we will meet in the coming season beginning with Blackfield and Langley.

Formed in 1935 the club spent its formative years competing in junior leagues around Southampton before moving into the Hampshire League in 1949.

After spending many years in Divisions 3 and 4 at county league level the club gained promotion to Division 2 in 1981/2 and three years later into the top flight after winning the title. In 1997/8 they won the Division 1 championship and the Southampton Senior Cup however were denied promotion due to ground grading issues, however these were rectified and by the turn of the century had gained promotion into the Wessex League.

After finishing as runners-up in Division 1 of the Wessex League in 2007/8, they won the Premier Division in 2012/3 however chose not to accept promotion into the Southern League due to costs associated with improving the ground. They won the title again in 2017/8 and then last season made it two titles on the trot by winning the Southern League Division 1 South title to gain promotion to step 3 for the first time.

Formed: 1935

Colours: Green and White

Manager: Glenn Howes

Best Season: Southern League Division 1 South - Champions (2018/9)

Last Season: Southern League Division 1 South - 1st

Address: Gang Warily Community & Recreation Centre Newlands Road, Fawley, Southampton SO45 1GA

Distance from SJP: 95 miles

Capacity : 1,500

Record Attendance : 240

Overall Record : P0 W0 D0 L0 F0 A0

Posted at 09:15

Thursday 13 June - Roberts' ride raises £330 for 12th Man

Bryan Roberts successfully completed his overnight London bike ride last weekend raising a superb 1,170 pounds for Save the Children.

Bryan said "The ride of 81 miles was completed between 22.45 on Saturday night and 06.45 Sunday morning. As part of the broader fundraising for Save the Children, which raised £1,170, you lovely lot pledged £330, which means that same amount has now been passed to the 12th Man Fund to support the club over the forthcoming season.

"Thanks for your support & see you all soon."

Our congratulations to Bryan on completing the latest of a series of tough charity trials and we'd like to add our thanks to everyone that sponsored and supported him, Save the Children and the club.

Posted at 11:02

Thursday 13 June - Locke moves on

It has been announced on Twitter that centre-half Darren Locke has left the club and agreed to join Berkhamsted.

Signed from Chesham United in December 2018, Darren battled a number of injuries to make 9 appearances for the club, scoring once at Wimborne where his brave header clinched a crucial point on the road.

We'd like to thank Darren for his efforts over the past six months, wish him well for the future and will no doubt see him in pre-season when we visit the Broadwater stadium.

Posted at 10:46

Wednesday 12 June - Chitty runs for Twelfth Man

Our most original 12th Man Fund pledge to date comes from our new supporter, Lynne Chitty.

Lynne, who is based in Devon and attended our game at Tiverton last season, was attracted to the club by the Mental Health work that we undertake along with Silver Jubilee Park.

Lynne's pledge is to run 1936.7 miles betweeen now and the end of the 2019/20 season and to donate 10p for every mile that she runs to the 12th Man Fund.

If Lynne manages to achieve her running target, that will bring us nearly 200 pounds closer to the 12th Man Fun target of 16,000 pounds.

Lynne told the website "That is the distance the team will have to travel to away games! Once the fixtures are out, I will select a couple of games to run to and will sponsor myself 10p a mile.

"If you would like to run with me to a match my email is lynnechitty50@gmail.com. COYG!"

If you don't fancy running but would like to sponsor Lynne and support Jimmy Gray and the lads in the process, please click here to donate to the 12th Man Fund.

Posted at 08:57

Tuesday 11 June - Another new face joins

The shaping or the squad for the 2019/20 season continues apace with the news that centre-half Tom Hamblin has signed for the club.

32 year old Tom brings with him a wealth of experience at Step 2 having previously been with Gloucester City, Wealdstone and Hemel Hempstead.

We welcome Tom to SJP and hope he enjoys his time here.

Posted at 13:11

Monday 10 June - Harper returns

Jimmy Gray has made a third new addition to his squad ahead of the new season with the signing of James Harper.

This is James' second spell with the club having originally played a huge role in our escape from relegation in 2016/7 providing a steadying influence in midfield. Last season James was with Gosport Borough, although he did not appear in either game against us.

We welcome James back to SJP and wish him a successful stay.

Posted at 18:05

Friday 07 June - And a second

On what's turned out to be a busy Friday, Jimmy Gray has further enhanced his attacking options with the addition of Kameron English to take the number of confirmed players on-board for next season to 9.

Kameron spent last season with Marlow, for whom he scored 14 times in 36 appearances.

We welcome Kameron to Silver Jubilee Park and hope he has a long and successful stay.

Posted at 21:26

Friday 07 June - First new addition

Jimmy Gray has made his first new signing ahead of the 2019/20 season with the addition of striker Michael Campbell.

Campbell joins from league rivals Hartley Wintney and he played against us in March at SJP, scoring the visitor's second goal to secure their 2-0 win. Campbell has seen service with a host of clubs including, notably, Carshalton Athletic.

We welcome Michael to the club and wish him a successful stay at Silver Jubilee Park

Posted at 12:12

Tuesday 04 June - Eid Mubarak

On behalf of everyone connected with Hendon Football Club we would like to wish all of our Muslim supporters and followers Eid Mubarak.

Posted at 12:33

Sunday 02 June - Community Sponsorship Raffle - 1 month to go

There is a month remaining for those interested in the Community Sponsorship raffle to purchase their tickets and win the chance for their company's name and / or logo to be emblazoned on the front of the first team shirts this season.

Sales are so far meeting expectations, however it would be lovely to exceed them, bringing benefits not only to Hendon Football Club but by providing exposure to local businesses and the wider local community with 20% of all proceeds being split equally between Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster MIND, and CAD Brent, two local charities who continue to provide outstanding and vital support within the London Borough of Brent.

Full details on ticket prices and prizes can be found here - anyone seeking more information or wanting to purchase tickets, please contact Simon Lawrence at simon.hendon@btinternet.com

Posted at 17:16

Saturday 01 June - Twelfth Man Update

Chairman Simon Lawrence has provided an update on the Twelfth Man fund ahead of the 2019/20 season.

Pledges have now reached 6,400 pounds, 40% of the 16,000 pound target.

Our thanks to everyone who has been able to contribute so far, but there is still some work to do. If you are able to spare even a few pounds each month, please contact Simon Lawrence on simon.hendon@btinternet.com

Posted at 11:36

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

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