Girls Football Thriving At Southwell City

After several successful years of growth for the girls football section, it is now time for further growth on and off the pitch for the football girls… and ladies of Southwell.

The girls section of Southwell City FC is now in a position where it can offer organised football to girls from the age of 6 through to 16 years of age. The club has begun preparation to offer football in Southwell and the surrounding areas to all women aged 16+ with the creation of a women’s team for the 2023/24. For further information, please contact Sven Richards on 07818274336 or at [email protected]. Training for the women’s team will start this coming Spring.

As well as expansion on the pitch. Southwell City FC girls section is aiming to introduce more female coaches within its ranks. This was kick started on Sun 22nd January with several girls getting together to complete their ‘EE Playmaker by England Football’ coaching award, kickstarting their coaching journeys. The weekend was successful with a total of 13 girls successfully completing their coaching award. The girls will then be aiming to complete the next level of coaching badges within the next 2 years. Enabling them the confidence and know how to deliver inspiring and engaging coaching lessons to the next generation of female footballers at Southwell City FC.

Eight Successful FA Playmaker Candidates (L to R):
Freya Bostock, Alice Wray, Julia Allen, Lois Harris, Millie Wright, Cerys Racher, Anna Cunningham, Lucy Carney

Free Water Bottle For Every Player

This season, all junior players will again receive a free Southwell City water bottle when they register for the club for the 2022/23 campaign. We are all well aware of the environmental damage of single-use plastic bottles and we will be encouraging all players to regularly use the new bottles, helping us to dramatically reduce plastic waste and litter on match days.

Water Bottle Collection

Managers can pick up bottles from the Memorial Ground Clubhouse at weekends. Please use the form below to book and pick up and allow 24 hours, if possible, for your order to be prepared. Each team will receive enough bottles for their whole team (based on players registered on LoveAdmin)

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Subs Frozen for 2022/23 Season

No Increase in Subs for Junior Members

Times are tough right now. We are all facing unprecedented cost rises, whether it be food prices, utility bills or the cost of materials, and these continue to impact the football club as they do each individual.

However, the football club committee has agreed that for the new 2022/23 season, we’re going to keep monthly subs flat. Despite all of the pressures we’re facing, and including further improvements to both of our grounds to follow, as a community club, we want to do what we can to help.

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Free Chip Cobs For Junior Players

As promised earlier this year, we are now offering free Chips Cobs at the Memorial Ground Clubhouse as an after-match treat for all Southwell City players.

Primarily we think that this will appeal to younger players, so apologies for any older ones that play at Brinkley and might feel left out (something for the future maybe …)

Managers should use the booking form for orders which must be placed before 9.00 am on the Wednesday before each weekend’s games, allowing Emily time to order sufficient stock.

The Chip booking form will be made available every Sunday at 6 pm. It will close at 9.00 am the following Wednesday. Chip bookings will need to be made during that period for games on the following Saturday or Sunday. Please make sure you book during this period, to avoid disappointment, as later bookings will not be possible

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Matchday Volunteers Required

Southwell City Football Club is looking for people to volunteer on a matchday. Roles include turnstile operator, car park attendant and matchday steward.

Volunteering at the club is an excellent way to make new friends, build your CV, expand your professional network with new contacts and perhaps even get a vital reference.

Food and refreshments are provided to those who volunteer, as well as free admission to all home fixtures.

Interested? Email the club for further information, [email protected]

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Our New Kits Are Here!

Thanks to Hope & Glory Sportswear for supplying them. Our special shirt promotes Enlighten The Shadows, a local charity supporting mens mental health.

We took the chance to 📸 in front of a famous spot…

Our home kit will debut tomorrow, when the Zebs travel away to Aylestone Park

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SCFC Spring Training Times

Below are the spring/summer training times for the Memorial Ground. With the club now having more teams than ever, and with some days that are very congested, we have had to tweak some of the times to fit everybody in. Apologies if this does mean that your time has shifted slightly.

There are a lot of changes taking place at the MG right now. These are long-term changes that will benefit all of the younger teams and which will allow us more flexibility over training times going forward. In the short-term though it really does help if coaches can fit around this plan. Your cooperation is genuinely appreciated.


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Memorial Ground Improvements

Hi everyone

Memorial Ground Improvements

I just wanted to bring you all up to speed on some exciting new developments taking place at the Memorial Ground in April.

As many will know, with the senior teams moving to Brinkley the aim has always been to develop the Memorial Ground into our hub for junior football for 5, 7 and 9-a-side teams.

The first stage of this process will begin on Saturday 23rd April, when we start moving 5 and 7-a-side pitches in front of the clubhouse, onto what was the main first team pitch. Unfortunately the grass is not in great condition right now, and will need treatment over the summer, but we should be ready to open at least two 5-a-side pitches on this date.

The move to the new pitches ties in with work being carried out on the clubhouse. We have ripped the kitchen out and have refitted the facilities to allow Nellie at the Park to move in and take charge of all of our matchday catering.

From the 23rd, Nellie will be offering barista coffee, other hot drinks, and hot food, such as bacon and sausage cobs. She will be open all day on match days and possibly on some training nights.

Team managers will also be pleased to hear that we will now also be offering complimentary hospitality for home and away teams on match days. Free chip cobs will be available for all teams after games. We are sure all of our young players will love this after match treat. And you can invite the away team along too. We will set up a simple booking system for you to use to take advantage of this new facility.

Another new development will be Friday Night Football, which we hope to introduce when the weather is nice over the summer. The plan is to open the clubhouse, lay on some football for the kids, and open the bar and BBQ for the adults. More to come on this shortly.

Finally, we are back to training on grass next week. With new teams coming through, and a big demand for pitch use, we are having to shuffle training times about a tiny bit to fit everybody in. I will publish the timetable over the weekend, but we do ask that managers are flexible and will go along with the plan. As you can see, the exec committee is working hard to offer a great experience for players, coaches and parents when they come down to the MG. We hope that all managers will work with us to make this club one that we are all proud of.

Have a great weekend,

On behalf of the Southwell City Exec Committee

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City’s Record Run Continues

City’s win over Linby on Saturday was an astonishing 15th consecutive win for the senior team, a new record in the history of the club. It was also the continuation of an unbeaten run that now stretches to 20 games. The current City team has now equalled the record set by John Campbell’s team of 2001/02. One more game unbeaten and that will be a new record too!

Here’s how the two teams’ records compare:

2021/22 – P20 W18 D2

2001/02 – P20 W17 D3

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Under 18’s End 2021 in Style

Southwell City U18’s football team finished 2021 in style, winning their last six games of the year, scoring 29 goals in the process and conceding just 7. The team deserved to finish on a high after some great performances, which also saw them progress through two rounds of the cup.

Many of the lads in the team are now also playing for the club’s new Under 21 team and are on the verge of getting experience of adult football with the first team. For one or two of the players, it will be a real milestone when they do make their senior debuts as they will have been with the club since they were just 7 years old. A fantastic achievement!

Under 9’s
One of the clubs younger teams, the Under 9’s boys, are in desperate need of a manager to allow the team to enter the league and play regular matches. Currently they are attending training sessions run by one of the club’s coaches. However they now need a willing parent that would be able to take the team under his or her wing. Full training will be given to any volunteer, including FA Coach training, safeguarding and first aid. Please contact Adrian Purdy ([email protected]) in the first instance, if you think that could be the next Pep Guardiola of junior football!

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