Well done to our first team lads, deserved winners of the Notts Senior League 2021/22!
More to photos and reaction to follow …
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 2021/22 school year)
F2 and Year 1: 09.00 to 10.00 am
Year 2 & above: 10:00 to 11.00 am
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! 🦓
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
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.
Welfare and COVID Officer
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!
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!
An interview with former Southwell City manager, John Campbell, ahead of the big sign off game at the Memorial Ground next month. John Cunningham and Jonny Upton spent an hour chatting with John this week. In a wide ranging discussion, John talks about how he got into football, the success he saw at City and the day that Paul Hart turned on the club floodlights and Marlon Harewood stole the buffet!
Southwell City’s youngest football teams, this year’s Under 7’s and Under 8’s, have a new kit sponsor, The Bramley. Starting this season, those teams will be wearing the distinctive red logo on the front of their shirts for the first time. And very smart they will look too!
City Chairman, John Cunningham said: “As a club, we wanted to recognise the important role that The Bramley has in supporting our local community and in promoting local sport. So, we were pleased to come to an agreement to promote the newspaper on the front of our youngest teams’ shirts. The kits look really smart, and I am sure the children will be proud to wear them when they play matches around the county.”
The club used a local supplier, Sportstar of Southwell, to design and manufacture the kit, part of a wider commitment with them to produce teamwear for all City teams.
Any boys and girls that are keen to play football can find information on the club website. As well as teams in most age groups, very young players can also attend City Kickers, which is for the youngest players aged 4-7.
The girls section at Southwell City Football Club is continuously growing!
We are currently proud to announce that we have football teams for girls at Under 15’s, Under 14’s, Under 13’s, Under 12’s Under 11’s Under 10’s and Under 9’s.
We are not wanting to stop there though!
The long term vision is to be able to have teams in the aforementioned age groups, as well as boast teams at Ladies, U’18’s, U16’s, Under 8’s, Under 7’s as well as a girls mini’s section to feed up into the age groups above.
If this vision becomes reality, this will mean that Southwell City FC will be able to boast girls and ladies teams at all age groups.
All this means that we are on the lookout for players as well as coaches to join our growing community club, with a pathway being established throughout the year groups to adult football.
So, what are we looking for?
Seeking players for the following age groups:
Under 8’s – School Year 3 (2021/2022)
Under 7’s – School Year 2 (2021/2022)
Coaching positions available:
Under 8’s Girls Coach
Under 7’s Girls Coach
Coaches will be supported in achieving their coaching qualifications.
Additionally, all our current age groups always welcome new players.
If there is any interest, please contact Sven Richards, Girls & Ladies Football Development Officer on 07818274336 or [email protected]
Southwell City Under 13 Girls have enjoyed a successful end to a heavily disrupted season. Needing a win in their last league game at home to Arnold to guarantee winning their league, they were ahead 1-0 at half time thanks to a goal direct from a corner from Lucy Carney and a clean sheet from Hope Barnes in goal. The second half saw a completely dominant display by Southwell go unrewarded as Arnold went 2-1 up with two quick-break goals. Then two goals from Seren Elias using her electrifying pace to out-sprint the defence followed by a fingertip save by Lucy Carney in the dying minutes secured the win and the 2nd Division title with an unbeaten record of 8 wins and 2 draws.
Three of the players, Alana Priestley, Lucy Carney & Hope Barnes then capped their fine seasons off by stepping up a year and helping the Under 14 girls to victory in their plate final against West Bridgford with a 4-1 win.
Next season, as well as winning promotion to the 1st Division, the girls will be moving to 11-a-side on full size pitches. Anyone currently in Year 8, no matter what your ability, who would like to give football a try, please contact Chris Barnes on 07870 928233
Back row, left to right: Alana Priestley, Chris Barnes (coach), Anna Cunningham, Alex Brackenbury, Alicia Vickers (birthday girl and great-granddaughter of Eddie Shimwell), Seren Elias, Lucy Carney, Isla Smail, Jess Robinson, Stephen Robinson (assistant coach). Front row, left to right, Darcey Bex, Tara Fogarty, Edie Kelly, Chloe Thompson, TL, Hope Barnes. Absent Lydia Tank, Isla McAdam, absent from the photo but played, Priya Bharker