Four New Sponsors for City U7’s

Southwell City’s two Under 7 football teams – Minecrafters and Eagles – are smiling with joy having secured four new sponsors and three new kits.

The four sponsors are: Moss & Co, a local estate and letting agency, Sewing Online, a local online company and one stop shop for all your crafting needs, Bistro Pierre, a Nottingham restaurant who offer a modern take on French cuisine and Local Farrier Mick Webster.

Managers Mark Nangle and James Webster said the young players are over the moon with the kits.

Mark said “It’s a real delight to see our Under 7 players developing their football skills. With these new kits our two teams now look even smarter than ever. We are very grateful for the kind of support of our sponsors”

Pictured (L to R): Mark Nangle (Manager), Alphie, Jacob, Harry, Knight, Ryan, Esme, Oliver, Jacob, Darwin, Carson, Billy, Max, Jack, George, Louie, Sam and James Webster (Manager)

Juniors Presentation Day

9.30 A.M – 4 P.M

Please come along and join us for the biggest Southwell City Presentation Day yet. We will be holding our Presentation Day at the Memorial Ground, Southwell with lots of fun for all.

  • Hot & Cold refreshments available all day Licensed Bar
  • Recruitment Stall for new players
  • Burgers, sweet stall, cake stall and soft drinks
  • Fun events including bouncy castle, penalty shoot out, stocks
  • Everybody Welcome

Tom MacDonald Steps Down

Tom MacDonald has decided to leave his position as 1st Team Manager. He’s been in the role for 2 years, took over at a really difficult time & has done a great job. The club would like to thank him for all his hard work. He will now fully focus on playing for City. 👏🏼

Jonny Upton will take charge of 1st team affairs until the summer. The club will then reassess management options for the 18/19 season in May.


New Kit Sponsor for Lions

Southwell City U16 Lions will be looking even smarter this season thanks to a new kit which has been supplied by sponsor, BLT Logistics.

BLT Logistics are a local company that offer training courses to the Logistics Industry.

Team Manager, Mark Tomlinson has been delighted with BLT’s generosity and said, “this type of sponsorship is vital to Southwell City Football Club and we are grateful for the support of all local businesses that kindly help our teams.”

The Lions play on Sundays in the Notts Youth League Division 3. The season has got off to a good start for them and they currently sit in joint 5th position in the league having won 3, drawn 3 and lost 2 matches.

John Cunningham

Pictured: (Back Row, L to R) John Clark Senior (Coach and Linesman), Jake Tomlinson, Matt Edinborough, Tommy Shine, Oliver Gratton, Miles Gaskell, Matty Smith, Jacob Turner, Dylan Lee. (Front Row) Mark Tomlinson (Manager), Sam Mackness, Louis Clark, Tom Wright, Henry Eastgate, Archie Stanford, Roohaan Makhdoomi

Great Start for City Girls

Southwell City FC Under 9 Girls have had a great start to their season, winning five and drawing two of their games so far. Most recently they earned a fantastic draw with Mansfield Town, playing in some challenging wintry conditions!

They have received support from two local businesses, ABCO Engineering Hydraulics Ltd who have sponsored their kit and Staythorpe Power Station (RWE) who kindly purchased goals and additional equipment to help with training.  The team train on a Monday evening at Southwell Leisure Centre and play matches on a Sunday morning. If your daughter is interested in joining the team then please contact Richard Kelly on 01636 919008 for further details.

Players in the picture are: Top: Florence Kelly, Olivia Curtin, Eloise Barnes, Beth Leithauser, Florence Basten, Bottom: Jess Mather, Sofia Boothroyd, Lauren Barnes, Ingrid Etau, Lilly Smith

Saracens Bid Farewell To Mark

After 5 years as football coach and manager of Southwell City Saracens, Mark Gardner has decided to move on to another challenge with his son Alex. The two will move over to join City’s Under 11 Dynamos, with Mat Bell stepping up to manage the Under 11 Saracens, with coaching assistance from Adam Rayns.

The players and coaches recently got together to celebrate all the hard work Mark has put in over the past few seasons for the team. Mat Bell is keen to take on the new role and said that he is “looking forward to continuing the excellent work that Mark has done over the past 5 years.”

Mark said “I would like to thank to Southwell City for helping me to achieve my FA Level 1 coaching qualification. It has really helped me in my time training the boys.  I also wish Mat and the team all the best for the future.”

The Saracens have had a very respectable start to the new football season after being promoted to Division 2. So far, they have won 4 and lost 3 in an exceptionally competitive league. Clearly, Under 11 football at Southwell City is in very good hands right now!

Pictured: Back Row (L to R): Alex Gardner, Mark Gardner (Outgoing Manager), Mat Bell (New Manager), Adam Raynes (Chief coach) Front Row: Joe Walker, Freddie Raynes, Rory Allen, Joe Bell, Henry Allen, Sam Higman and Logan Dykes Brierley

Whites Looking to Recruit

Southwell City Whites are looking to recruit new players to join their U12 football team in the new year. The boys currently play 9-a-side matches in the Young Elizabethan League every Sunday and are now looking to grow the squad as they will be moving to 11-a-side games next Summer.

Manager Paul Sharpe has always run the team using a small number of players. This has allowed him to offer maximum playing time to all the boys in the squad. This philosophy has seen him develop a well has run team that been very successful. In the last two years, they have won two league titles and one league cup!

The boys are pictured wearing a new kit for this season, which has been kindly provided by County Flooring & Supplies Ltd.

Paul can be contacted on 07969 202747 or by email on [email protected]

Pictured: Back Row (L to R): Harry Barker, Robbie Sharpe, Sam Pierpoint, Ted Winterbottom, William Manning Front Row: Charlie Heal, Matthew Jelley, Ernie Andrews, Joe Frost, Lawrence Burton

Big Plans for Southwell City FC

The 2017/18 season is now well underway. As a club we are proud to have started the new season with 32 teams, 6 Senior, 20 Boys & 6 Girls. This makes Southwell City one of the biggest clubs in the East Midlands.

The growing popularity of football in Southwell is great but does cause us some problems. Training and playing facilities are under tremendous strain as we try and accommodate all age groups and needs. Our two clubhouses both need improvement to meet the increasing diverse requirements of the football teams that use them.

This continued growth has meant that the executive committee has had to put together an ambitious plan to best manage the future development of our football club at all age groups.

We have big plans for the future

Over the next 3 years we are planning to relocate all senior football to Brinkley, into a small stadium that will allow our adult football teams to thrive. This will allow us to focus on junior football in the town. Our aim is to create a fantastic clubhouse at the Memorial Ground, with catering and improved facilities. We also plan to upgrade the pitches to offer the best possible football experience for everybody.

Unfortunately, big changes like this are a great drain on the club’s resources, at a time when we are also facing increased costs in running the club on a day-to-day basis. It is for this reason that subs have been increased this season. However, we do feel that the price we charge to play football at this club still offers great value and compares well with other clubs in Nottinghamshire.

We are looking for funding

We are also aiming to raise money through sponsorship, grants and other funding opportunities. Right now we are applying for community funding from Aviva. To achieve this we need all club supporters, as well as their friends, family and colleagues, to vote for us so that our bid is considered. Voting is free and only takes a few seconds, so please click on this link to vote for Southwell City’s bid now[/url].

As an executive committee we would like to thank all members for their continued support. We hope that you will shortly be able to see some of the positive changes we are making to the club and its infrastructure, creating the best football club that we can be for all of our players!

John Cunningham
Vice Chair

Great Start For Cougars

Southwell City Cougars have had a great start to the season. After seven matches, the U12 team are sitting proudly at the top of the YEL Saturday Winter Division 5.

The latest match for the team was an 8-1 home victory against Willington Sports and so far this season they have won six of their seven league matches.

After two seasons in the Newark League, the Cougars joined the YEL at the beginning of last season and have been making steady progress since. Tom Shevlin and Darren Stevenson train the boys and both are very proud of the improvement of the team over the last few seasons. The parents have also been great, supporting and helping every week.

Pictured (Back Row, L to R) Darren Stevenson (Coach), Leo Brown, Luca Kemish, Archie Stevenson, Daniel Pollock, Flynn Shevlin, Charlie Ball, Tom Shevlin (Coach). Front Row: Daniel Lane, Freddie Corbett, Harvey Kilborn, Oliver Rockley, Charlie Heal, William Wagstaff, Ollie Wagstaff. Players missing are Max Holland and Jack Bloomfield.

Sabres Winning Run Continues

Southwell City Sabres have started the new football season in the same positive way the finished the last. After winning the league title last year, the U15 boys have won all three of their opening Notts Youth League Division 2 fixtures.

The latest triumph for the team was a 3-2 home win over AFC Vernon Red.  Other victories have come against Ravenshead and Calverton. The team has also progressed in the cup, pushing past Dunkirk in the last round on penalties.

The players, coaches and parents would like to thank Paul Rigby, director of local building company GPR Construction, who has for the 3rd time sponsored the team with a new kit.

Next fixture for the team is a cup match at home against Toton Tigers. We wish them all the best!

Pictured (Back Row, L to R): Stuart Burbidge (Assistant Manager/Coach) Josh McCool, Tom Ballentyne, Alfie Walker (Captain), Toby King, Sam Manning, Ewan Jan, Dan Winterbottom, Doug Wright (Manager/Coach) Front Row: Jacob Adams, Roman Priestley-Nangle, Jamie Sharpe, Lewis Burbidge, Joe Wright, Ryder Wyatt, Ted Benson