City Dads Run 21k for 2021

It’s been a tough year for us all, but two Southwell City dads will be looking to start the new year in a positive way this Saturday. They, and a few of their friends, will be seeing in 2021 by running 21k to raise funds for Newark Foodbank. The route will be in and around Southwell and Farnsfield.

Aidy Kumar and Holger Kessler are parents of two City U16’s player and were originally hoping to raise £600 for the local charity. At time of writing, they had already achieved this with just 25 pledges! But, they still welcome donations, not matter how small, and it would be great if we could really push this total up.

If you would like to support Aidy and Holger in raising funds for Newark Foodbank, please visit their Just Giving page to make your donation.

UPDATE: Also running are Jude Jarvis (who is a City Mum!), Amanda Banks, Chris Skelton and James Smith. Good luck to them all!

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New Clubhouse Taking Shape

New Clubhouse

The redevelopment of the Southwell City football clubhouse at Brinkley has been making great progress, despite these difficult times. It is hoped that the building will be open for use by Spring 2021.

Southwell architect Joseph Kemish came up with the design for the new building and the builder carrying out the work is Chris Davies, who is also based locally. Both have been working closely with Jonny Upton and Rich Wilson from the football club.

City Chairman John Cunningham said “Joe and Chris have been so important throughout this whole project. Joe came up with a fantastic design and Chris and his team have been fundamental in delivering his idea. We are confident that the new clubhouse will be a great asset to the football club and the local community. It will also be a great advert for these two local businesses that have been so generous in their support of their local football team. We are all looking forward to it opening in 2021”

To speak to Joe or Chris about any local building project, please contact Joseph Kemish (01636 816972) or Chris Davies (07914 402113) and they will be pleased to assist.

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Black Friday Sale

City fans can now save up 10 per cent on all club products this Black Friday weekend!

With the festive season approaching, supporters can start ticking off their City wish lists at great value prices.

Click here to view all our Black Friday offers.

To get a 10% discount at the checkout, just use the coupon code CITY10

All orders placed from now until the 10th of December are guaranteed to be delivered in time for Christmas, so there are no excuses for not picking up a few City goodies for under the tree.

We also offer a free click and collect service, so that orders can be conveniently picked up from the Memorial Ground clubhouse on Saturday mornings in December.

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Club Shop Now Open

Our new online shop is now open and taking orders for Christmas. A lot of the items we sell online are produced in Southwell by our kit partner, Sportstar. This means that every time you buy something from our shop, you are supporting a local business as well as your local football club. How’s that for a win-win!

Click here to browse the shop now

We are slowly filling the virtual shelves, so please bear with us. We will be adding more great products over the next weeks.


Watch out this weekend for some great offers on City merchandise when we launch our special Black (And White) Friday deals!

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Midweek Training During Lockdown

Southwell City is pleased to announce that we will be offering online training for all of our players during lockdown. We will be running three sessions a week, in collaboration with our partner, Canoville Coaching. These FREE OF CHARGE sessions for our players are run via Zoom and take place on w/c 9th, 16th and 23rd November. Hopefully we will then be allowed to resume training as normal.

The sessions will be mixed groups (girls/boys/ages) and consist of a live 30-minute football related exercise drill. All attendees will also receive a YouTube link to a 30-minute Canoville Coaching training drills session. The groups will be:

– U6 – U9’s – Thursdays with Lawrence 5.45 to 6.15 pm
– U10 – U12’s – Tuesdays with Henri  6.00 – 6.30 pm
– U13’s and above – Tuesdays with Henri  6.45 – 7.15 pm

The club will email the Zoom links before each week’s session. Attendees should ensure they join the sessions on time and with microphones muted.

We hope you agree that this is a really positive opportunity for the players to continue with some football training during these difficult times.

Thank you & stay safe!

Southwell City FC

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Sharks Start Season in Style

Southwell City F.C. U9’s Sharks have had a fantastic start to the new football season. They are unbeaten in their first four games, scoring 13 goals and conceding just 7.

However, it is not all about results for the coach Martin Russell. He is enjoying managing a group of local boys that has a fantastic team spirit. For him, making sure that the players are enjoying their football and playing for fun is the top priority.

All of the team send out massive thanks to sponsors East Midlands Carpets Ltd (EMC) and HAE Group for the team’s new kit, which looks great and was supplied by Sportstar of Southwell.

John Cunningham

Pictured: (Back, L to R) Conor Cherry, Max Perkins, Sam Russell, Oscar Thackeray, Oliver Pogson and Henry Rickett (Front) Oliver Prentice, Isaac Thackeray, Matthew Massey and Eddie Stayne.

Coaching Boost For City

Southwell City are pleased to announce a new partnership with Canoville Coaching, which is run by ex-Arsenal and Notts County footballer, Lee Canoville.

Lee is a familiar figure locally and his coaching camps have become a popular attraction for young footballers in the area. Initially Lee, and his team of coaches will be working with young boys and girls who are just starting to learn how to play football.

City chairman, John Cunningham said “We are so pleased to be able to involve Lee in our coaching set-up. Lee has a fantastic reputation for developing young players and I’m really excited with what he can bring to our football club. We are looking forward to working with him.”

Canoville Coaching will be running one-hour training sessions each Saturday morning at the Memorial Ground in Southwell from 9.30am. Initially, these will be open to children in school years 1 and 2. Each session costs £5 and space are limited so pre-booking is a must. Please visit to check availability and to register online.

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Football Training sessions for Boys and Girls aged 5 to 7

Our new fun football sessions for young footballers continue on Saturday 12th September at the Memorial Ground, Southwell. These sessions are being 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 takes place every Saturday at 9.00am and 10.00am 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.

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.

Session Times:

Reception (F2) and Year 1 – 9.00am until 10.00am
Year 2: 10:00am until 11.00am


City Girls Looking to Recruit

girls teams

The club is looking to recruit more players for our fantastic girls teams. There are opportunities for players in most age groups, regardless of ability. Players that are interested in joining one of our thriving teams should contact Girls Development Officer, Sven Richards, in the first instance. Email: [email protected], Mobile: 07818 274336

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Return To Competitive Training & Matches

The club is pleased to announce that competitive training and matches can now be allowed, following the issuing of new FA guidance.

We have produced four documents designed to keep matters simple. These can be shared with parents, other opposition coaches, etc, as needed.

All City coaches will be required to attend a Zoom meeting with the Club Welfare Officer, Richard Miller, before any matches take place. Invites will be sent out shortly.

The following documents will need to be read before the meeting.

The club will provide the required PPE packs and a top up system will be organised.

Managers and coaches of City teams should contact any exec committee member if they have any questions about any of the above.

League Risk Assessments

Our risk assessments can be found here:

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