There is more pre-season friendly action at Chestnut Avenue this evening, when the Woods entertain Ryman Premier Hendon in a game which kicks-off at 7.30 p.m.
Northwood boss Mark Burgess is now finalising his squad for the new Southern League campaign - now less than a fortnight away - and he is continuing to take a look at a number of players in advance of the big kick-off.
There is free admission for Under 16s tonight, with reduced prices for adullts (£5) and concessions (£3), so why not get along to watch?
29 July 2014
With the start of the new season fast approaching, the Woods are currently planning their matchday programme for the upcoming nine months.
In recent years, the club have issued a good quality, glossy full-colour edition for each match, but that has proved increasingly difficult due to rising costs.
Therefore the Woods are seeking regular sponsorship of the matchday programme - and over the past couple of years some supporters have generously assisted the club in this way. If you are able to help with this form of sponsorship, please speak to club secretary Alan Evans as soon as possible, or email us here. Thank-you!!
28 July 2014
Northwood continued their pre-season friendly programme with a narrow 1-0 victory away to London Colney of the Spartan South Midlands League this afternoon.
The Woods gave 20 players a run-out, and looked resolute at the back, though the only goal came from an 82th minute Javonne Molloy penalty. Mark Burgess's side had earlier hit the woodwork on three occasions.
Lining up for Woods were: Berkley Laurencin, James Duncan, Mason Yorke, Nick Turner, Mark Burgess, George Nicholas, Nana Asamoah, Perry Dicker, P Trialist, Kris Colley, Nii Amarfo, subs. Alex Nolan , Ivan Costa-Suarez, Joakim Ehui, Javonne Molloy, Karim Aissaiui, Scott Gilzean, Omar Vassell, Tommy Walsh.
The Woods are next in action when they take on Hendon at Northwood Park on Tuesday evening, kick-off 7.30 p.m.
Northwood reserves beat their Burnham counterparts 3-2 today, Alex Delasalle, Calvin Moses and Charlie Parker scoring, whilst the Underv 18s went down 0-2, also against Burnham.
26 July 2014
The Woods had a good work-out last night as their preparations for the new season continued with their first home friendly, which ended in a 1-1 draw against Ryman League Premier neighbours Harrow Borough at Chestnut Avenue.
The competitive encounter burst into life in the closing stages, with Shaun Lucien putting Borough ahead on 80 minutes. But Northwood hit back, and substitute Perry Dicker confidently struck home the equaliser from the penalty spot in the final minute.
The Northwood side was: Berkley Laurencin, Alex Nolan, Steve Brown, Mark Burgess, Mason Yorke, George Nicholas, Nana Asamoah, Jaymie Kelly, Joakim Ehui, Javonne Olloy, Dave Lawrence, subs. James Duncan, Nick Turner, Ivan Costa-Suarez, Nii Amarfo, Perry Dicker, P Trialist, M Trialist.
Next up for Mark Burgess's side is a game at Spartan South Midland Leaguers London Colney on Saturday (3.00 p.m.).
25 July 2014
On Thursday this week, 24th July, the club is holding a ‘help’ day, at which we need to carry out much-needed jobs around the ground, making it nice and clean for the coming season. We will be having a good tidy-up around the ground and the clubhouse, as well as painting, fixing doors, weeding, mowing grass, strimming, repairing and replacing seats etc.
The day will start at 9.30 a.m., and we need as many people as possible to help out - plus any suitable tools or equipment you can bring. Please can you email email@example.com to advise if you can help and what jobs you can do. Refreshments including breakfast will be provided by the club. We look forward to hearing from you - and seeing you on Thursday!
21 July 2014
This afternoon there were victories in friendly matches for both the first team and reserve squad.
Javonne Molloy scored twice in the final ten minutes to give the senior side a 2-0 victory at Spartan South Midlands League neighbours Harefield United.
And the reserves ran out 3-2 winners at Herts County Leaguers Sarratt, Liam Baker, Adam Wais and Alex Delasalle all on target.
Next up for Mark Burgess's squad is a friendly against Dave Anderson's Harrow Borough at Northwood Park on Thursday evening, kicking-off at 7.30 p.m.
19 July 2014
The fixtures for the new Southern League Division One Central season were released this morning - and the Woods face two away games to get the campaign underway.
Mark Burgess's men are away to Leighton Town on the season's opening day, Saturday 9th August, and the League have kindly then handed Northwood one of their longest journeys - to Kettering Town on 12th August!
The first Northwood Park fixture sees Royston Town visit on Saturday 16th August, and Rugby Town are next up on Tuesday 19th. The season will wind up with successive home games against each of the Aylesbury clubs, before ending away at Bedford Town. The full fixture list is here.
17 July 2014
Northwood F.C. are in the process of re-structuring the club in order to bring the senior and youth sections still closer together – but plenty of volunteers are needed to help make it work as well as we would like!!
The club runs teams from Under 6s right up to the senior side, playing in the Southern League, and this is a great opportunity to get involved with our community-orientated set-up!
Many volunteer posts are available, especially in the areas of fund-raising, marketing and on the social side; if you are interested in finding out more, please email us or call club secretary Alan Evans on 07960 744349 as soon as possible. The new club organisational structure can be found here.
15 July 2014
Calling all local businesses! Here is your chance to win a season's front of shirt sponsorship with the Northwood FC first team!!
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 home shirt 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 the Company name on our shirts 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 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.
14 July 2014
Northwood FC season tickets for the upcoming Southern League campaign are on sale - and if you buy now you can take advantage of the Woods' EARLY BIRD discount scheme!
Season tickets offer an excellent discount over the normal price for regular supporters - and the Early Bird provides an additional price reduction. An adult season ticket costs only £130 and this entitles you to admission to all Northwood home Southern League and League Cup games plus all home Suburban League matches. The price for Senior Citizens is just £65, whilst supporters aged 16-19 and in full-time education will be charged just £30; the Under 16s cost is £25.
And if you buy on or before 22nd July 2014, you can take advantage of our EARLY BIRD discount prices - £120, £60, £25 and £20 respectively!! And don't forget that members of Team Northwood qualify for a half-price season ticket - and it's free if you have two or more Team Northwood shares!
Click here for more information and an application form: order today!!
13 July 2014
The draw has been made for the first round of the Red Insure Southern League Cup - and Northwood have been handed a trip to Surrey to play Godalming Town in October. Godalming played in the South & West Division last season, but have been returned to Woods' Central Division for the upcoming campaign.
Dave Fox's reserves squad have several pre-season friendlies in the pipeline: next Saturday they play at Herts County League outfit Sarratt, then Saturday 26th July sees the side play Burnham at Merchant Taylor's School, before they play at another Herts League side in Mill End on 9th August.
The Under 18s, managed by Richard Elderfield, play Burnham U18 on 26th July, Wembley U18 on 3rd August, and Mill End reserves on 9th August.
13 July 2014
The Woods put out three squads last Saturday, as the pre-season friendlies got underway. A first team squad played away to Hellenic League Premier Division outfit Reading Town, but conceded a goal in each half to lose 2-0.
The reserves played against Hellenic Division One Rayners Lane’s first team and went down 4-2, Fulbrook and Palmer scoring, whilst the Under 18s drew 1-1 with Rayners Lane Reserves after Denholm Walton had opened the scoring.
8 July 2014
As the build-up to the new season continues, the draws for the early rounds of the Football Association competitions were released this morning.
The Woods have received a home draw in the FA Cup by being given a Preliminary Round tie at Northwood Park against Bedford FC or Kings Langley, both being members of the Spartan South Midlands League. Northwood have never met Bedford, whilst they played Kings Langley twice in the Rickmanworth Charity Cup back in the 1970s. The winners of that game will play away to Staines Lammas, Bedfont Sports or Barton Rovers in the First Qualifying Round.
This is the 134th FA Cup competition - but just the 26th 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 Ryman League Waltham Abbey - with a home First Qualifying Round tie against Guernsey or Barton Rovers the prize for the winners. The FA Youth Cup sees Woods have a bye in the Preliminary Round, and a First Qualifying Round against Tring Athletic at Northwood Park.
4 July 2014
The Woods get their pre-season friendly schedule underway this Saturday, 5th July - and there has been a change of opponents for this opening fixture.
Mark Burgess's squad will now travel to play away to Hellenic League Premier Division side Reading Town.
The game will be played at Burghfield Community Sports Association, James Lane, Burghfield, Reading, RG30 3RS, with the kick-off at 3pm.
3 July 2014