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

City Girls Make Winning Start

Southwell City Under 10 Girls have made a winning start to the 2022/23 season. After forming 2 years ago, the girls have enjoyed a successful start to their football careers with a 2021/22 season that culminated in two trophies. Winning the Forest Town Arena SD Events tournament in Mansfield and also the Mansfield Society of Referees Tournament, both in June 2022. Further highlights of the season included reaching the semi-final of the Newark Town FC Annual Tournament and the semi-final of the League Cup.

Coach Danny Weiss said ‘It has been great to see so many girls enjoying the great game of football in the Southwell area, the girls are going from strength to strength as they form a real team bond, I’m immensely proud to see their development, skill levels and sheer determination growing every week, I can’t wait to see where they go in the future”

He added, “We have been lucky to continue their development with the help of our sponsors Dewey Group and Aero EV Solutions, who have helped support the team, their ongoing support is invaluable and we are very grateful”

Back row. Hetty Dunsworth, Halle Farby, Ellie Green, Gracie Hodgkiss, Daisy Jarman
Front. Poppy Jarman, Lucy Strange © and Beth Weiss
Not in the photo. Lottie Brackenbury and Lucy Spencer

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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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New Training Kit for City U15 Girls

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 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

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New Kit Sponsor for U10 Falcons

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.

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Southwell City Are League Champions

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.

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