Fundraiser for Gwen

🙏 Our former player Matty Newton is currently in China with his partner, who is unfortunately fighting for her life with stage 4 stomach cancer 😢

Due to the financial requirements for care over there, & Gwen’s ill-health meaning she can’t return home. We want to help them raise the money required for her to have the best treatment possible in China.

Click here to visit the fundraiser page for Gwen’s Chemotherapy Treatment.

Any donations small or large are so appreciated. Please share 🖤🤍

The club will be putting on a fundraiser game on Thurs 7th Dec to help raise further funds. It’ll be our league champions from 21/22 vs Matty’s Sunday side. It’ll be played at Brinkley with more details to follow 🖤🤍

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City Kickers – Book Online Now!

Now booking for Saturday – pre-booking is essential as all places will be filled.

For Young Footballers

Our fun football sessions for young footballers run every Saturday at the Memorial Ground, Southwell. These sessions are run by our partner, Canoville Coaching. This local coaching company was founded by Lee Canoville, a former professional footballer with over 200 games played for teams including Arsenal, Northampton Town, Torquay United and Notts County.

Training take place every Saturday at 9.00am and costs £5 per session. If your child is looking to play for a Southwell City team, these sessions are the starting point.

Due to high demand, we ask that all bookings are made in advance on a week-to-week basis. You can book a number of weeks ahead if this works for you. Payment is taken at the end of each month by direct debit for the number of sessions attended.

Please book one or more sessions using the form below. If you child is attending for the first time, you will then be sent an email to register your child’s details with the club and to confirm the booking and payment.

Times (based on 2023/24 school year)
F2 and Year 1: 09.00 to 10.00 am
Year 2 & above: 10:00 to 11.00 am


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City Girls Make Winning Start

Southwell City Under 10 Girls have made a winning start to the 2022/23 season. After forming 2 years ago, the girls have enjoyed a successful start to their football careers with a 2021/22 season that culminated in two trophies. Winning the Forest Town Arena SD Events tournament in Mansfield and also the Mansfield Society of Referees Tournament, both in June 2022. Further highlights of the season included reaching the semi-final of the Newark Town FC Annual Tournament and the semi-final of the League Cup.

Coach Danny Weiss said ‘It has been great to see so many girls enjoying the great game of football in the Southwell area, the girls are going from strength to strength as they form a real team bond, I’m immensely proud to see their development, skill levels and sheer determination growing every week, I can’t wait to see where they go in the future”

He added, “We have been lucky to continue their development with the help of our sponsors Dewey Group and Aero EV Solutions, who have helped support the team, their ongoing support is invaluable and we are very grateful”

Back row. Hetty Dunsworth, Halle Farby, Ellie Green, Gracie Hodgkiss, Daisy Jarman
Front. Poppy Jarman, Lucy Strange © and Beth Weiss
Not in the photo. Lottie Brackenbury and Lucy Spencer

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New Training Kit for City U15 Girls

Southwell City FC Under 15 girls have recently acquired new shirts to be used for training and as an away kit in support of Prostate Cancer UK.

The shirts were partly funded by a sponsored bag-pack the girls undertook at Morrisons in Newark, along with contributions from his family in memory of Colin Barnes, a grandfather of one of the team, who was taken prematurely by this insidious disease.

It is hoped that fathers, uncles, grandfathers and anyone else seeing the Prostate Cancer logo on their shirts might be motivated into finding out how to spot the early signs of the illness that might ultimately save their lives. More information can be found by visiting where those interested in supporting the ongoing battle against this illness can make a donation.

1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, it’s the second most common diagnosed cancer with the disease being the 5th highest cause of cancer related death in men. If you would like to make a donation, please make it in memory of Colin Barnes so that Prostate Cancer UK can gauge the impact wearing the shirts has had.

The team are in the process of procuring a new home kit, thanks to the generosity of their new sponsor, Buckley Brown Estate Agents from Mansfield, which will display the Prostate Cancer UK logo on its sleeve for even greater exposure of the organisation and the valuable work they do.

Back row (L to R):Alicia Vickers, Alex Brackenbury, Anna Cunningham, Lucy Carney, Millie Baxter, Isla McAdam, Alana Priestley, Hope Barnes

Front Row (L to R):TL, Daisy Stevenson, Lydia Tank, Chloe Thompson, Edie Kelly, Darcey Bex, Jess Robinson

Missing: Holly Willoughby, Priya Bharker, Tara Fogarty, Seren Elias

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New Kit Sponsor for U10 Falcons

Southwell City U9 Boys are pleased to announce a new sponsor, a new kit, and a re-brand for next season! The team have just completed a fantastic season – which included winning the Ruddington Colts summer tournament and finishing runners-up in the YEL Winter League – and with a new kit now in place they’re delighted to announce ‘7Hz Audio’ as their new sponsor. 7Hz Audio is a Music Production Studio in Bleasby, managed by Tristan Hall, with Tristan saying “7Hz Audio are super proud to be sponsoring the U9’s team. Having lived and worked in Southwell for many years we are more than happy to help the youngsters of our community. We wish them well for the next season”.

Over the summer the U9’s ‘Stars’ will become the U10’s ‘Falcons’ in time for the start of the new season in September. Currently there are over 20 boys for one 7-a-side team and the club is currently looking for a manager for a second team so more boys can play competitive football next season. If you are interested in managing a new team please contact Adrian Purdy at SCFC.

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Southwell City Are League Champions

Southwell City have been crowned 2021-22 Notts Senior League champions after a 4-1 away win at FC Cavaliers. It’s the first league title for the team for 21 years and should enable promotion to Step 6 of the non-league pyramid for the first time in the club’s history.

It’s been an impressive season for the lads, in which they went on an unbeaten run that broke all previous records.

Chairman John Cunningham said, “The first team has been a real credit to the club. They have set out to play entertaining and exciting football, in the right way. The lads can be very proud of themselves. I am certainly proud of them. Huge thanks must go out to Jonny Upton and the rest of his management team for creating a positive environment where this team has been able to truly fulfil its potential”

Juniors and Seniors Together

A record crowd was in attendance at the final home game of the season against AFC Dunkirk. Junior players from the club were mascots for the day and took part in an enjoyable penalty shoot out at half-time.

It’s also been a successful season for City’s junior section. The club is now represented by over 30 teams from Under 6’s through to Under 18’s. Both boys and girls teams are strongly represented at all age groups. The clubhouse at the Memorial Ground is now the junior hub and the club is investing significant time and money into improving the facilities in the building.

One recent improvement has been the opening of a new weekend cafe at the clubhouse that is open to all visitors to the Memorial Ground. Run by Nellie At The Park, the new cafe will serve food and drinks which customers can enjoy sitting both inside and outside. The cafe is set to become a popular attraction for all visitors to the park.

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Come And Watch The First Team

After a run of 8 away games in our last 11, the men’s first team is now due to play the next 8 games at home! This includes 2 cup ties. All league games are free entry and it would be great to see strong support as we move into the second half of the season. The action starts on Saturday (5th Feb) when we take on Ravenshead FC. 2:00 pm kick off.

Up The Zebs! 🦓

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December Football Camp

Our training partners, Canoville Coaching are running a football camp at Brinkley from Monday to Wednesday next week (20th to 22nd) December . A few places are still available for those that are interested. Full details can be found in the flyer.

Have a great Christmas!

Southwell City FC

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Keeping Football Safe

League Risk Assessments

Managers, players and parents,

Huge thanks for the support in the initial phases of COVID and we have enjoyed the return to football, which has and is continuing.

You will all be aware of the new variant and the increased community infection risks. We have updated our risk assessments, so please take time to read – you can access them through this link. The changes are not significant and as a hospitality venue, clubhouses carry no restrictions but of course people can elect to wear a mask inside if they wish. The changes are highlighted in the risk assessment and we continue very much as we are but perhaps with a little more awareness and caution as the risks are increasing. Keep playing, keep enjoying it, keep safe though.

Any queries – give me a call or drop me a mail. Looking forward we will shortly be checking our coaches record and will send a link on line to fill in – really quick if you know your FAN; we’ve the 1st action plans (laminated format to get to you) and we are planning some defib training – we will keep all posted.


Richard Miller
Welfare and COVID Officer

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Memorial Ground Sign Off Match

This Sunday some of the best players we’ve seen at the club in the last 25 years get together for a sign off game at the Memorial Ground.

John Campbell’s Title Winners will play against Brett Marshall’s Best Of The Rest

Look at those squads!

  • Dapper Spaniels pizza truck
  • Tom Browns DJ Damian Wells  will do a Sunday session 4-8pm in the clubhouse!
  • Well stocked bar with 2 locally brewed City Ales

It’d be great to see you down.

Kick off is 2.00pm. Entrance is free.

A 24 page match programme for this game is now available to buy online from the club shop. We’ve printed extra copies for this game, but the print run may well run out. so order now!

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