With two more friendlies to be played, Northwood boss Mark Burgess is yet to make a decision as to whether to sign a number of the trialists that have been with the squad during pre-season. However, there are four who have already signed and joined the squad for the new campaign and they are Jon Munday, Max Holland, Sam Whiting and Louis Stead.
Former QPR youth player Jon Munday is a centre-back who had a year as a professional before playing for Hendon, Hayes, Kidderminster Harriers, Worcester City, Maidenhead United, Burnham and Beaconsfield Sycob. Max Holland has joined the Woods from Boreham Wood where he progressed from their youth set-up into their reserve side and scored plenty of goals last season; only 19, he hails from Jamaica but has played for England Schools.
Sam Whiting was a scholar with AFC Wimbledon and is a left-back though can also play on the wing. Now 20, Sam also played in Boreham Wood’s reserve side and had a couple of appearances for Harrow Borough last season. Attacking midfield player Louis Stead joined from Chalfont St Peter; the 23 year old has also played at Tring Athletic and North Greenford.
Players from last season’s squad who have moved on are Niko Muir, joining Ryman Premier side VCD Athletic and Dave Lawrence, who has signed for Potters Bar Town. Also, the trio of Nana Asamoah, Jordan Lawal and Ismael Ehui have not returned to the club for the new season at present.
The Woods are back in friendly action tomorrow with a game at Ryman Division One South outfit Chipstead, kick-off 3.00 p.m.
31 July 2015
Here's your chance to sponsor a Northwood player for the 2015/16 season! With the new Evo-Stik Southern League campaign getting underway soon, this really is the ideal time to back your favourite player!
For a donation of just £60 for the season, your sponsorship will be recognised both on the website and in every edition of the Matchday Programme - and if you sign up now, your details will be included from the first issue!
To "reserve" your player sponsorship, please email us here or contact Alan Evans or any other committee member. Please make your donation as soon as possible, either as a "gift" via PayPal to email@example.com, or by cheque/cash. Thanks for your support!!
29 July 2015
For the upcoming campaign, the club are offering an incredible season ticket offer open to everyone – which enables you to watch all home league games at Northwood FC for just £30.00 for the whole season!! Not only that, but a year’s social membership to the newly-refurbished clubhouse will be included, and you will be entitled to promotional discounts and reductions on booking the clubhouse for events.
You can apply for your Woods Super Season Ticket by filling out the application form here and sending it to Club Secretary Alan Evans at 46 Webster Gardens, Ealing, London, W5 5ND. The fee of £30.00 covers all groups – adults, concessions and juniors.
The Woods Super Season Ticket will allow you access to all regular Southern League first team home matches as well as any Suburban League and Ryman Youth League games played by the reserves and Under 18s at Chestnut Avenue. This amazing value-for-money offer is aimed at boosting crowds at Northwood, which have been dropping off in recent years.
Having finished the last two seasons in ninth and tenth places in the Central Division of the Southern League, Mark Burgess and his management team are looking to push on towards a play-off challenge for the new campaign, which starts on Saturday 8th August, with the fixtures due out later this week. The squad would love it if there was more support in the ground when they start the new season – so order your Woods Super Season Ticket now and take advantage of this attractive and possibly once-in-a-lifetime offer!
26 July 2015
Mark Burgess' Northwood squad continued their pre-season programme this afternoon with a 1-1 draw away to last season's Combined Counties League champions Molesey. Joakim Ehui gave the Woods a first half lead, but the Surrey side who are back in Ryman League Division One South after several years' absence, levelled after the break. The match report is here.
On Thursday evening the Woods won 2-1 at nearby Spartan South Midlands League outfit Oxhey Jets, who took the lead through Tim O'Mara, but Max Holland equalised before the break. The winner came from a second half Junior Finch penalty; match report here.
25 July 2015
Main Patrons Sponsorship draw is now running
Could your Company name be on the Northwood grandstand??
Calling all local businesses! Here is your chance to win a season's front of main grandstand sponsorship at the Woods' Northwood Park stadium - or one of several other prizes!!
Once again, we are running the Main Patrons Sponsorship Draw, for which we are seeking to find a limited number of small, local companies to pay the sum of just £200 plus VAT
- and everyone who does so will be entered into a draw in which the top prize is the front of main grandstand sponsorship plus many other promotional benefits. Discounts are available for anyone who is willing to take more than one entry into the draw – the cost will be £300 for two entries, £400 for three entries or £500 for four entries.
There are three other prizes involving displaying your Company name on our kit and everyone who enters will at least receive a programme advert and a sponsors link from our website at www.northwoodfc.com. Further details are here. This means that your Company - or one you have dealings with or know well - could be the new sponsor for the forthcoming Evo-Stik Southern League season!! Please give this your consideration and if there is anyone you feel that might help and you want us to do the calling to them, please send us the details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
21 July 2015
The Woods this afternoon visited Silver Jubilee Park for a pre-season friendly for the second week running - but today's outcome against Edgware Town was no more successful than last Saturday's encounter with Hendon.
The Spartan South Midlands League Division One outfit netted twice in the first half through Abdul Mansaray, and although Perry Dicker pulled one back soon after the restart, Mark Burgess' side were unable to level the scores. Match report here.
Next Tuesday's friendly at Hadley has been cancelled as their pitch is not yet ready, but Northwood do play at Oxhey Jets on Thursday, kick-off 7.30 p.m.
18 July 2015
Northwood F.C. are delighted and proud to announce that Ruislip Windows & Doors Limited have agreed a substantial deal to become sponsor of the club’s home shirts for the forthcoming campaign.
Club Chairman Ian Barry said: “I am delighted to have agreed this sponsorship deal with Ruislip Windows & Doors Limited for the coming season, following discussions with their owner and long-term Northwood Supporter, John Flynn. This is a great partnership for the club and one I am extremely proud to be involved with.
“Having spoken with John at the club recently, he made it clear that he would like to help out, not only due to his long association with the club, but because he really appreciated all the hard work that has gone in to making the club what it is today. The company name will appear on the first team home shirts, and discussions have already taken place concerning some other improvements at the club with which John will help me.”
Ruislip Windows & Doors Limited director John Flynn commented: “I feel very privileged and proud to sponsor a great club like Northwood. I have a lot of history with the club going back many years and I'm looking forward to helping chairman Ian Barry, who puts his heart and soul into the club and is doing a fantastic job. I would like to wish success to all of Northwood's teams in the coming season and seasons beyond.”
17 July 2015
The club is looking for a dynamic, energetic and pro-active person who is driven to succeed and is willing to join the ‘team’ at the Woods. The individual will ideally have some experience in the bar/hospitality industry or be looking to work in this field as a career.
As The Woods looks to have structured opening hours and ‘themed’ evenings around food and drinks starting very soon, the role will be key to the ongoing success of the club. If you feel this could be you, then please email your details to the Club Chairman, Ian Barry at email@example.com – and be sure to include some details about yourself, your experience and why you feel you are suitable for this role.
Those applicants who are successful in being offered an interview will be contacted in due course. The salary is negotiable and will be linked to success and performance.
17 July 2015
Evo-Stik League fixtures are out
The fixtures for the new Evo-Stik Southern League Division One Central season were released this morning - and the Woods start with a home fixture against relegated Arlesey Town on Saturday 8th August.
Mark Burgess' men then play at North Greenford on Tuesday 11th August and at Royston Town the following Saturday, before taking on Peterfield Town at home on 18th August.
The Christmas fixtures see Kings Langley visit Northwood Park on Boxing Day, whilst Woods travel to Hanwell Town on 2nd January; Northwood end the campaign playing Aylesbury at home - which was also last season's final game. The full fixture list is here.
16 July 2015
Woods go down against Harefield
Mark Burgess' Northwood squad were beaten 2-1 in a pre-season friendly by Spartan South Midlands League neighbours Harefield United this evening.
In a game played at Brunel University, Michael Murray put the Woods ahead but the Preston Park outfit hit back with two goals in reply. Match report here.
Woods' reserves drew 3-3 at Amersham Town as they commenced their pre-season fixtures.
14 July 2015
Northwood lose in friendly action at Hendon
After a goal-less first half, the Woods were beaten 4-1 away to Ryman Premier outfit Hendon in this afternoon's pre-season friendly, which was played on the 3G surface at the old Kingsbury Town ground, Silver Jubilee Park, which is to be the Greens' new base.
After Dave Lawrence missed from the best chance of the first half, former Boreham Wood youngster Max Holland put Northwood ahead after the break. But Andre DaCosta hit a hat-trick - one a penalty - and Aaron Morgan replied for Hendon; Michael Murray went close at the other end when he blasted against the post. Nevertheless, a good workout for Mark Burgess' side. Match report and photos are here.
11 July 2015
Summer holiday football funweeks at Northwood
During the school summer holidays, two Football Funweeks will be held at Northwood Park, run by PSD in association with Northwood Football Club. These will be 3rd to 7th August and 17th to 21st August.
The weeks are open to children in school years 1 to 6, and there will be fun games, tournaments, competitions and much more - all delivered by UEFA qualified, CRB checked and first aid trained coaches. Costs are just £12.50 per day or £50 per week - or £90 for both weeks; for more details and application form click here.
9 July 2015
Further improvements to club premises approved
Northwood Chairman Ian Barry is delighted to announce that further improvements to the club premises and surrounds have been agreed with the London Borough of Hillingdon and are due to commence during the week commencing 3rd August.
With similar work being carried out for Northwood Town Cricket Club, this ten-week project will complete an amazing year for the club in terms of major improvements, moving the Woods closer to our ‘goal’ of becoming the club of choice in Middlesex!
The works include:
- Refurbishing the changing rooms, showers and all WCs
- Replacing all windows
- Replacing all external drain covers and frames
- Replacing paving and pathways (front entrance)
- Repairing external facias, soffit and timber cladding
- Repairing external render
- Refurbishing rainwater goods and downpipes
Mr Barry commented: "I am absolutely delighted that the club continues to improve and the investment from both within the club itself and the London Borough of Hillingdon signifies the intentions of Northwood FC becoming a fantastic facility for our members, visitors and for the local community.
"We still have work to do, but to achieve what we have in such a short space of time is beyond my wildest dreams. Once I have agreed the schedule of works with the contractor (subject to our fixtures, which will be released shortly) details will be provided on the club website".
7 July 2015
THE WOODS Bar - Lounge - Cafe
The refurbishment of THE WOODS Bar - Lounge - Cafe has now been completed, and is available for functions bookings, be they for 300 people, or smaller, more intimate affairs.
Our friendly and welcoming staff will look after your every need. From the planning stage through to the event itself, we look forward to making your function a great success.
The Woods has been designed with you in mind; whether you want a party night and the use of our state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems or just want to pop down and watch sport on one of our large screen televisions, we can tailor the club to your needs. Just contact us to ask how we can do this and let The Woods work for you!
For more information, venue photographs and to download our brochure, click here.
5 July 2015
Woods open pre-season with a victory
Mark Burgess’ Northwood squad got their pre-season friendly fixtures underway yesterday afternoon as they ran out 4-0 winners at Herts County Leaguers Bushey Sports Club.
The Woods’ goals came from Ivan Petrov, Rob Hastings, an own goal and a Michael Murray penalty. Match reportt is here.
5 July 2015
FA competitions draws released
As the build-up to the new season continues, the draws for the early rounds of the Football Association competitions were released yesterday morning - and there are no new opponents in the offing for Northwood, a sthey were drawn to meet familiar Southern League sides.
The Woods have been drawn away to Aylesbury United - now groundsharing at Thame United - in the FA Cup Preliminary Round, scheduled for Saturday 31st August. This is the 135th FA Cup competition - but just the 27th season that Northwood have competed in it, starting with a defeat by Hampton in August 1989.
In the Preliminary Round of the FA Trophy, Northwood host Potters Bar - with a home First Qualifying Round tie against Bedford Town the prize for the winners. The FA Youth Cup sees Woods have a bye in the Preliminary Round, and a First Qualifying Round tie against Ashford Town at Northwood Park.
4 July 2015