Euro 2016 is now into the knock-out stages - and you can follow all of the action with us in @TheWoods, the Northwood FC clubhouse!
We will be showing all the matches on our big screen televisions, so you can enjoy the games with some reasonably-priced refreshments in the plush surroundings at Northwood.
Games coming up in the next few days are: Thursday 30th June - Poland v Portugal (8.00); Friday 1st July - Wales v Belgium (8.00); Saturday 2nd July - Germany v Italy (8.00); Sunday 3rd July - Iceland v France (8.00).
We look forward to seeing you @TheWoods during the remainder of the tournament!
28 June 2016
Former Watford striker Gifton Noel-Williams has been appointed as Head Coach of the Northwood Reserves (Under 21s) and Ryman Youth League Under 18 sides for the upcoming season. Noel-Williams, who also lists Stoke City and Burnley amongst his former clubs, commented: "I am really happy and excited to be working with Northwood FC; they are a club that when growing up you would know was there to develop players in the best way they could. I feel that it is a club that is going places and the chairman Ian Barry has a clear vision where he wants Northwood to be, and is doing all he can to ensure that the club is getting to that place in the right way and in the best way possible.
"I am at a point in my career where I am in no hurry to be a manager myself and am all about development of both myself and the youngsters that I am coaching. I have some very talented youngsters who play for my college team at Westfield Academy, and this will be a good opportunity for me in this development role at Northwood to bring them in. They will be able to show what they can do and hopefully progress through to be future Northwood first team players. From what I have seen, Northwood is a great environment in which to work, and I am very much looking forward to this opportunity."
Woods Chairman Ian Barry said: "I was delighted to meet with Gifton after he applied for the Under 18 role, and it quickly became evident that with the reserve team and Under 18s being so closely linked, that Gifton was the right man to take us forward with both of these sides, with his clear vision of the development of younger players at the club. With our new Under 16 side starting in the new season, this demonstrates a clear link from that age right through to our first team now; this is something that I've been keen to implement for some time.
“Of course, with Gifton currently undertaking his UEFA Pro Licence at Burton, he brings with him a wealth of experience both in the professional game and now his new roles at the club. I'm looking forward to seeing the progress made under his guidance.
“Naturally, it wasn't an easy conversation with the outgoing Reserves Manager, Dave Fox, who has done a great job in that role for some time, but I'm extremely keen to keep him here at the club and he will be offered another role here shortly. We place on record our thanks to Dave and his team for their efforts, and indeed of their understanding of our vision going forward.”
26 June 2016
For season 2016/17 the club are again offering their incredible season ticket deal which is open to everyone – and enables you to watch all home league games at Northwood FC for just £30 for the whole season!!
Not only that, but a year’s social membership to the newly-refurbished clubhouse is included, and you will be entitled to promotional discounts and reductions on booking the clubhouse for events. The fee of £30.00 covers all groups – adults, concessions and juniors. However, you need to order now, as this offer is only guaranteed to be available until 30th June 2016!!
This season ticket offer is kindly sponsored by Oscar and Hunt Residential. 10,000 leaflets are currently being distributed around the area in a joint promotion with our local estate agents who are based in Northwood High Street.
Click here for more information, and to apply for your Woods Super Season Tickets!
25 June 2016
The FA have recently released the round dates for their cup competitions, and the Woods will begin our Emirates FA Cup campaign on Saturday 20th August in the preliminary round. The FA Trophy trail also starts in the preliminary round, which will be played on Saturday 8th October.
The full list of dates up to the third round in each competition (well, we can be optimistic at this time of the year!) is as follows:
|FA Cup Preliminary Round – 20th August||FA Trophy 2nd Qualifying Round - 12th November|
|FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round - 3rd September||FA Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round - 26th November|
|FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round - 17th September||FA Cup 2nd Round - 3rd December|
|FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round - 1st October||FA Trophy 1st Round - 10th December|
|FA Trophy Preliminary Round – 8th October||FA Cup 3rd Round - 7th January|
|FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round - 15th October||FA Trophy 2nd Round - 14th January|
|FA Trophy 1st Qualifying Round - 29th October||FA Trophy 3rd Round - 4th February|
|FA Cup 1st Round - 5th November|
4 June 2016
The Ryman Youth League divisional line-ups for the 2016-17 season have been released, and there is just one change to the Woods’ West Division, which sees Hampton & Richmond Borough return to the section after a year away.
The full constitution for next season is: Aldershot Town, Ashford Town, Bedfont Sports, Camberley Town, Hampton & Richmond Borough, Hayes & Yeading United, Hendon, Northwood, Staines Town, Wealdstone.
22 May 2016