In September, all junior players will receive a free Southwell City water bottle when they register for the club for the new season. 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.
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.
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
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 2022/23 school year)
F2 and Year 1: 09.00 to 10.00 am
Year 2 & above: 10:00 to 11.00 am
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]
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 https://prostatecanceruk.org/ 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
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.
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.
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.