Champions Looking To Recruit

Southwell City’s successful U14 girls football team is looking for new players to help boost the squad for next season. Managed by Dan Cousins, the team has been playing together for a few seasons now. Last year the girls were Division 2 Champions in the Nottinghamshire Ladies and Girls League.

The team currently train in Southwell between 6.15 and 7.15pm on a Monday night. Matches take place on Sunday mornings.

Players who are interested in joining the team when they move to U15 next season should contact Dan on 07905 709528.

Back: Kheren Deone, Mia Buckle, Ellie Buckle, Mollie Harris, Cassie Tavernor, Gracie Garratt,
Front: Mia Shreeves, Abigail Cousins, Jess Johnstone, Martha Buttle, Elle Mae Alvey,
Absent: Beatrice Buller and Paige Appleby.

City Coaches Aim for Next Level

Southwell City Football Club with shortly have seven new FA Level 2 coaches as the club continues in its objective of offering the highest level of coaching to all players within the club.

At present, grassroots football teams are only required to use coaches with a minimum FA Level 1 coaching qualification. Last year, the club took the decision to try and raise the standard at Southwell City, with the aim of offering the highest quality coaching possible.

Seven coaches are expected to complete their FA Level 2 qualification in Spring 2019. They are Alastair Baird, Chris Barnes, John Cunningham, Jonny Upton, Mitch Annable, Paul Muckle and Richard Miller. These coaches are involved in boys, girls and adult football at the club. Going forward, the club will be asking any new coaches to also consider studying for this higher qualification.

The Level 2 course is taken in three blocks and part of the process involves coaches being observed by the FA at training sessions and on match days.

City’s Vice Chair, John Cunningham, said “We have some great people, who are giving up many hours of their own time to try and be better football coaches, for the benefit of players of all ages at Southwell City. Rich Wilson must be thanked for his vision and for working closely with Steve Thompson from the FA to deliver a bespoke course for this group of dedicated, volunteer coaches.”

Pictured L to R: Steve Thompson (The FA) and Rich Wilson (Southwell City FC)

Proud Day for City Vipers

Southwell City FC Vipers Under 9s team recently attended the Winter Presentation Day at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham to receive their runners up trophies from the winter Under 9s Young Elizabethan League (YEL).

The team manager, Jay Richardson took over the Vipers in September last year after the team had no manager and has since completed his FA level 1 coaching course.

His kitchen supply and installation business, Protek Specialists Ltd has also sponsored the team and the boys were all excited to be wearing their new kit on presentation day. It was a very proud day for the boys and Jay. The vipers are looking forward to starting the spring league and playing the summer tournaments. Good luck Vipers!

Nottinghamshire Senior League – Latest Results & Fixtures

Southwell City’s First Team currently plays in the Nottinghamshire Senior League. Here are the latest results from the division.

Latest Results

League Table

Upcoming Fixtures

New Sponsors for City U12 Girls

Southwell City FC Under 12 Girls have a new shirt sponsor for season 2018-19 thanks to the generosity of one of the player’s parents, Richard Harris of Chem Dry Central. The age group now has two teams, named the Cavaliers and the Roundheads to reflect the history of the civil war in Southwell.

The Roundheads in their first full season have just won promotion to the first division with the Cavaliers hoping to follow them soon, after narrowly missing out in the autumn

Richard’s daughter Lois plays for the Cavaliers and is their top scorer this season. He has graciously bought shirts, shorts and socks for all 25 players across both squads. His company Chem Dry Central have been providing superior carpet & upholstery cleaning services to Southwell, Newark & surrounding areas for over 20 years. For a free no obligation quotation call 01636 499573 or visit

The team are also financially supported by a parent of one of the Roundheads team, Julian Benton of The Earl of Chesterfield Public House on Manor Lane, Shelford. His daughter Olivia ‘Grape’ Benton is one of the joint captains of the team and Julian has generously hosted events at his pub in order to raise funds for the teams to help buy team equipment.

The Earl of Chesterfield is a great family pub near the banks of the Trent and bookings can be made by calling 0115 9332227 or visiting

Both teams are always on the lookout for new players (as are the under 11s) so if you’re in year 5, 6 or 7 and want to give football a try at our training sessions on Mondays & Thursdays please contact the Cavalier’s Coach Chris Barnes on 07870928233 or [email protected]. In fact the club has teams for girls of all ages from key stage 1 right through to seniors. For more information contact the girls development officer Sven Richards on 07818274336 or [email protected]


Back row (Left to Right): Isla Smail, Isobel Carey, Louise Talik, Evie Wollacott, Georgina Learmonth, Lizzie Dugand, Lois Harris, Alice Wray, Emelia Baird, Emily Leitheiser, Tara Fogarty, Emilie Jones

Middle row: Emmie Toomer, Hope Barnes, Evie Campbell, Cerys Racher, Freya Bostock, Mia Righton, Olivia Benton, Eve Saravanamuttu, Catharine Farnill

Front Row: our team mascots Liberty & Poetry sporting their team shirts

Absent: Edie Kelly, Alana Priestley, Olivia Taylor-Dykes, Kelsey-Ann Mear

New Kit Sponsor for City Saracens

Southwell City Saracens have had a great winter season. The Under 12’s team play on a Saturday in the Young Elizabethan League Division 2 and they have produced some superb football this season in a very competitive league.

The team has been averaging nearly 3 goals per game and are building a side that plays a quick passing game, in preparation for next season’s push for promotion to Division 1.

As well as playing good football, the team is also looking good thanks to the kind sponsorship of Peak Insurance. The company has provided the team with new shirts and training kit.

Manager Mat Bell said: “We are really grateful to Peak Insurance for providing new gear for the team. The kit looks great and I am sure the boys will be proud to wear it on the pitch. The future is bright for the Saracens!”

With next season in mind, the team are looking for new players to boost the squad for the jump up to 11-a-side football. Any players that are currently in Year 7 who are interested in playing for the Saracens should contact Mat on 07970 703305 or [email protected]

Photo:  Back Row (L to R): Mat Bell (Manager), Zak Goodson, Joe Bell, Ewan McAdam, Jack Chandler-Crawshaw, Freddie Raynes, Henry Allen. Front: Sam Higman, Evan Purdy, Rory Allen, Joe Walker

Under 15’s Get Warm for the Winter

Local Architecture Practice, Joseph Kemish Architects Ltd. (JKA), have enthusiastically offered their support for Southwell City Under 15 team for the second year.

JKA contributed to the local football team, the Southwell Cobras Under 15’s, with new shirts last season and this season has helped the team purchase some new training tops. Jacob and Enzo representing the team are pictured receiving the new tops from JKA.

The Under 15’s have been together for just over 3 years and are now playing in the Notts Youth League. Training on Mondays, with matches on Saturdays, the team have had a strong start to the current season. They sit at the top of the division and Jacob comments that the team are not complacent and know there are many more games to come.

Coaches Richard and Lee are really pleased with the team and the progress of all players. Currently around 20 are regularly at training; it will be great to see them with the new training tops, timed just right for the cooler evenings and oncoming winter months. The thanks of all the players and managers are passed over to Joseph Kemish Architects Ltd.

Joseph Kemish Architects Ltd. are very proud to support a young local sports team and wish them every success for this season.  We are a Southwell based company working throughout the East Midlands providing creative architectural solutions for all types of projects.  The practice is currently working on a wide variety of commissions for domestic and commercial clients.  We would welcome the opportunity to discuss projects of all scales and are always excited to bring a creative approach to your scheme.

City in Remarkable Cup Comeback

City staged a remarkable cup comeback on Wednesday night, eventually overcoming Bingham Town 6-4, after extra-time, in a thrilling League Cup fixture at the War Memorial Ground.

The game looked dead and buried for City at half-time in the tie. After 45 minutes the lads were 0-3 down to a clinical Bingham team that had taken their  chances well in the first period. This was despite the visitors being reduced to 10 men after they’d had a player sent off after 29 minutes.

After the restart, Jonny Nussey pulled a goal back for City on 55 minutes with a fine header. 3 minutes later Nussey was on the mark again, slotting home to make it 3-2.  A Bob Haigh header, pulled City level on 82 minutes, taking the tie into extra-time.

Into extra-time, and at it was the visitors who went ahead again, 2 minutes into the added on period. Super sub Hill made it 4-4 minutes later. The game finally swung in favour of city when another Bingham player was dismissed, and then another, taking the opponents down to just 8 players!

Nussey made it 5-4 as the game entered the second period of extra-time. With 2 minutes left, Nussey made it 4 goals for the night, curling his shot over the keeper into the Bingham net. Final Score 6-4 to City on a crazy night of football!

The boys now await the quarter-final draw to see who they player in the next round.

Picture: Four Goal Nussey and 16-year old MOTM, George Caudwell


Southwell City Needs You!

Southwell City FC has embarked on an ambitious project to upgrade its facilities to better serve the needs of the many adult, boys and girls teams that it currently runs.

At present, teams play matches at both Memorial Park and Brinkley and this long-term development plan would see the clubhouses and playing facilities at both sites remodelled and updated.

In order to start the scheme, the club is initially looking for funding from the Aviva Community Fund. It is appealing for players, fans and residents of Southwell to vote online for the project so that a judging panel can consider it.

If the bid is successful, the young footballers of Southwell will benefit from an improved playing surface and clubhouse facilities at Memorial Park. Female changing rooms, improved disabled facilities, child focused amenities and a new kitchen will all be included in the work.

The clubhouse at Memorial Park will also be redesigned to become a social hub for all teams. Club members, spectators and friends we be able to use the facilities for everything from match day refreshments, to birthday parties, wedding receptions and social meetings.

At Brinkley the redevelopment would focus on improving the facilities for 11-A-Side football and improving the clubhouse and changing areas. It is hoped that Football Association funding could pay for the cost of this work.

To vote for the project visit: