Sunday, 29 May 2016

CLAPTON, AC LONDON & HACKNEY WICK - THE WALTER TULL CUP 2016


A pre-season tournament will be held at The Old Spotted Dog Ground named in honor of the great Walter Tull with Clapton, AC London and Hackney Wick playing.

SCHEDULE 
each game last 60 mins 
12.30pm - CLAPTON v AC LONDON 
2.30pm - AC LONDON v HACKNEY WICK 
4.30pm - CLAPTON v HACKNEY WICK 


2016 AFRICAN NATIONS CUP UK - HACKNEY MARSHES


The 2016 African Nations Cup UK starts on Saturday 18th June and continues through to the next weekend Saturday 25th June on Hackney Marshes with the final, 3rd/4th place play off and under 17 final to be played at The Terrence McMillan Stadium in Plaistow on Sunday 26th June. The draw has been made and the groups are shown below. 2015 winner's Cameroon have been drawn in Group A and start their defence of the trophy with a 12pm kick off versus Gambia followed by Zimbabwe at 3pm.

For more information on the tournament you can visit the Facebook page here and the competition website here  

Group A
Cameroon
Zanzibar
Zambia
Nigeria
Zimbabwe


Group B
Ghana
DR Congo
Sierra Leone
Kenya
Angola


Group C
Morocco
Ivory Coast
Sao Tome
Uganda
Tanzania


Group D
Senegal
Ethiopia
S. Africa
Somaliland
Guinea Bissau


UNDER 17

Group A
Somaliland
South Africa
Equatorial Guinea
Somalia
Angola


Group B
Morocco
DR Congo
Nigeria
Uganda
Zimbabwe


Thursday, 26 May 2016

HITCHIN TOWN'S SPORTING COMMUNITY DAY

Hitchin Town have announced a 'Sporting Community Day' which will take place at Top Field on Sunday 14th August.

The event will feature the first ever Hitchin Beer Mile and Milk Mile – a fun fundraising challenge involving running laps around Top Field and drinking beer or milk at the end of each lap. There will be different categories during the day – for adults, under 18s and under 13s (only the adults will be allowed in the Beer Mile) – and prizes for each category. Applications to take part are now invited and you can register via The Canaries website. Entry charges for the Beer Mile and Milk Mile are £16 for an adult and £6 for other categories. That includes the beer or milk. 

The day also intends to bring together sporting organisations from across the town. The aims of the day being to promote the sporting community within Hitchin and raise money for improvements to Top Field.

Keep an eye on the Hitchin Town FC website for more details. 

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

BIG SEASON AHEAD FOR PEACEHAVEN & TELSCOMBE

Peacehaven & Telscombe will start next season in the Southern Combination League Premier Division they left in 2013 before promotion to the Ryman Premier in 2014 and then two succesive relegations. It has been announced that manager Mark Shutt and assistant Dan Norwood will work on a zero budget for the 2016/17 campaign. 

The club recently announced a scheme to raise £35,000 so they can become a Community football club - the total stands at over £10,000 at present with the target needed to be hit by June 30th. Prospective investors can invest as little as £100 to a maximum of £5,000 to buy shares in the club. For each £1 you invest investors will receive one share so for £100 you will receive 100 shares. 

For more information please visit the PTFC WEBSITE

The club have a number of friendly matches arranged including the Supporter's Direct Shield and the first Brian Suckling Memorial Trophy, which is to played in honour pf the much loved man who was served as Chairman at both clubs, who sadly passed away earlier in the year - 
Saturday 16th July - Saltdean Utd 
Wednesday 20th July - LEWES XI - Supporter's Direct Shield
Saturday 23rd July - MILE OAK - 5pm kick off 
Tuesday 26th July - MONTPELIER VILLA
Saturday 30th July 30 - HIGHMOOR IBIS
Tuesday 2nd August 2 - CRAWLEY DOWN GATWICK - The Brian Suckling Memorial Trophy

RICHARD WILKINS DEPARTS VICTORY ROAD

Ryman Premier Division Leiston are looking for a new manager as Richard Wilkins has departed Victory Road. The ex Bury Town boss took over as boss in October 2014 finishing ninth in his first season and eighth in 2015/16 which was there highest ever finish in the non-league pyramid in their history - They also reached the final of the Suffolk Premier Cup which they lost to local rival's Lowestoft Town. The Suffolk side lead the Premier Division for a short time at the beginning of  last season and did look like play-off contenders up until February when they lost five of seven league games eventually finishing eighth as stated. 

 

Monday, 23 May 2016

AARON BLOXHAM THE NEW BOSS OF BASILDON UNITED


Essex Senior League side Basildon United have moved quickly to appoint Aaron Bloxham as their new manager following the departure of Craig Gillam who took The Bees to runner's up position in the league last season - It was their best finish since 1997/98 when they also came second. 

Twenty-nine year old Bloxham joins along with assistant John Radford from Essex Olympian League Premier Division side White Ensign. They had finished in fourth position after promotion from Division One in 2014/15 where they were runner's up to Harold Hill. 

ENFIELD BOROUGH FIRST PRE-SEASON GAMES ANNOUNCED

Marvin Walker has been named as manager of new club Enfield Borough who will play at The Queen Elizabeth Stadium. He previously had succesful spells in charge at Wadham Lodge and Brimsdown FC as well as most recently at Enfield Town under 21s. 

Borough have announced two friendly games on Saturday 16th July against Ryan FC and on Tuesday 19th July at Essex Senior League side Sawbridgeworth Town.