Category: Board of Directors

Matthew Nash Appointed Surrey Men’s Manager

International Surrey Football is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Nash as the new manager of Surrey’s senior men’s team.

Matthew Nash who has previously managed a number of clubs in Surrey and Sussex, including Farleigh Rovers, Tooting & Mitcham Wanderers, Crawley Down, Netherne and many more during his time in coaching will be joining International Surrey Football for the departed Matt Dilger. Despite the decision to step down from the role voluntarily last month, it is expected that Matt Dilger may continue to provide occasional assistance for the team’s recently launched video service, Surrey Football TV, which is hoping to expand content over the course of the 2020/21 season.

Matt Nash will be preparing the team for a busy summer in 2021 with a number of fixtures already scheduled or being organised to take place in 2021 including 2 friendlies, our rearranged charity match against a Hampshire XI side as well as 1 additional friendly to be confirmed ahead of the postponed Southern Frontier Cup that is also currently being arranged for next year and expected to still take place at Whyteleafe FC.

As well as this, the team is planning to take part in the inaugural edition of the first WUFA World Series tournament organised by the World Unity Football Alliance, details regarding the tournament will be announced in due course but is currently scheduled to take place in 2021.

Statement: COVID-19 (20/03/2020)

International Surrey Football continues to monitor the impact COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is having on the world around us. The safety and well being of all players, team staff and supporters is the most paramount consideration for any team at this moment while considering what actions to undertake as football takes a backseat to this public health crisis.

On Monday 16th March the UK government announced its latest advice concerning COVID-19. Among other things, this recommended against all non-essential contact and travel. As a result, all football in Surrey organised under the scope of the Surrey FA has been suspended for an unspecified period of time. While the professional game in England had targetted a return this weekend, it has become clear that such a resumption of the game, especially those involving fan attendance, has become increasingly unlikely.

On Thursday 19th March the UK updated its forecasts and suggested that COVID-19 may not be in the decline for potentially 12 weeks, leading up to the 12th June.

On Tuesday 31st March ConIFA are expected to hold their own meeting to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the World Football Cup, due to be held in North Macedonia. It is unclear at this stage when football will formally return, and whether all levels of football, or just professional levels, may be able to complete the 2019/20 season, or whether the season will be formally cancelled.

While it remains unclear what the future may hold, International Surrey Football has made a number of decisions regarding all activities.

International Surrey Football has decided with immediate effect that the Southern Frontier Cup will be postponed until the summer of 2021, all 3 invited teams (Cascadia, Parishes of Jersey and Yorkshire) have been automatically invited to the rescheduled event. Exact dates will be confirmed, with the intention that the tournament will still take place at Whyteleafe Football Club at a similar time of year, between the Muratti Vase and whichever ConIFA tournament may be played, full details will be confirmed when available at a later date.

All fans that have purchased tickets for the tournament will be issued an automatic refund, which will be processed this weekend, please allow a further 5 days for refunds to be issued by Eventbrite. Sponsors may keep their sponsorship for their rearranged fixtures or may get in contact to request a cancellation.

Our planned charity match against a Hampshire XI, due to be held at Farnham Town Football Club, will also be suspended and rescheduled at a later date in 2020, details to be confirmed. However, a charity donation of £100 each to, Crohn’s & Colitis UK and St. Catherine’s Hospice, will be made in the meantime.

Surrey’s plans for a women’s trial game in April will also be suspended until further notice, as well as the planned marketing day to prepare for the official launch of the team’s new home kit. International Surrey Football will also suspend its search for a Commercial Director until further notice with all interviews currently on hold.

International Surrey Football will largely limit its activities during April while we continuously assess the situation, content will still be provided where possible on social media. In May we will reassess the situation in regards to COVID-19 and will consider the potential to play friendly fixtures should the non-league season remain suspended. This will be done for player well-being and fitness, but also to provide clubs with a potential financial income during this time, as well as providing opportunities to support local businesses and charities where possible. It is not clear what stance we will take in regard to supporter attendance.

Details will be arranged when available, and plans for fixtures will include both our senior men and women’s teams. Interested non-FIFA teams operating in the South-East, are encouraged to get in contact to discuss interest, and splitting costs, with opposition places being on a first come first serve basis.

Clubs that may be interested in hosting can also get in contact with us to discuss the potential for games.

VACANCY: Commercial Director

International Surrey Football is seeking a Commercial Director to lead ISF’s commercial goals and lead the growth of its retail, ticketing, public awareness and sponsorship sectors.

Job description

You’ll be required to develop a plan for ISF’s commercial growth developing 4 key areas. You’ll be free to introduce and create your own team to handle each sector.

  • Retail: Managing the promotion and sale of all retail items from shirts, pin badges, scarfs and more, through online or matchday sales,
  • Ticketing: Expanding Surrey’s existing ticketing structure to support online sales and card payments at the gate,
  • Public Awareness: Participation in public engagement opportunities at non-ISF fixtures for fan interaction and retail opportunities,
  • Sponsorship: Expanding ISF’s existing and growing sponsorship network and growing potential sponsorship opportunities,

Your goal will be to help International Surrey Football to become financially self-sufficient through commerical opportunities available through the above key areas. It is also encouraged (although not required) that you build a team to assist in these areas and delegate where possible.

The role is voluntary and may require travel across Surrey to meet with potential and existing clients as well as participating in public awareness events, however, you’ll have control to negotiate time and dates for all engagements and be responsible for managing your own engagements.

The role will be voluntary (as are all ISF positions) and can be done primarily remotely, but travel to and around Surrey may be required. Travel expenses may be discussed based on job performance. However, success in this role can lead to a commission-based structure after proving success in the role.

Hours per month:

5-20 recommended but it is at the discretion of the Commercial Director to set a working schedule that is manageable around other commitments. Additional time may be required based on the demands of the role, but unlikely to extend beyond the suggested hours.

You will be provided;

  • Access to the ISF Commercial Twitter account, this will be used to interact with potential clients on social media,
  • Provided a commercial@intsurreyfootball.co.uk email to sent and receive ISF related emails;

An applicant will have;

  • Experience in sales and/or marketing and managing relationships with key clients,
  • Organizational and leadership skills,
  • Communication and interpersonal abilities,
  • Be based in or within a reasonable travel distance of Surrey,

Interested applicants are encouraged to send a CV and covering letter to us at info@intsurreyfootball.co.uk

VACANCY: Commercial Director

International Surrey Football is seeking a Commercial Director to lead ISF’s commercial goals and lead the growth of its retail, ticketing, public awareness and sponsorship sectors.

Job description

You’ll be required to develop a plan for ISF’s commercial growth developing 4 key areas. You’ll be free to introduce and create your own team to handle each sector.

  • Retail: Managing the promotion and sale of all retail items from shirts, pin badges, scarfs and more, through online or matchday sales,
  • Ticketing: Expanding Surrey’s existing ticketing structure to support online sales and card payments at the gate,
  • Public Awareness: Participation in public engagement opportunities at non-ISF fixtures for fan interaction and retail opportunities,
  • Sponsorship: Expanding ISF’s existing and growing sponsorship network and growing potential sponsorship opportunities,

Your goal will be to help International Surrey Football to become financially self-sufficient through commerical opportunities available through the above key areas. It is also encouraged that you build a team to assist in these areas and delegate where possible.

The role is voluntary and will require travel across Surrey to meet with potential and existing clients as well as participating in public awareness events, however, you’ll have control to negotiate time and dates for all engagements and be responsible for managing your own engagements.

The role will be voluntary (as are all ISF positions) and can be done primarily remotely, but travel to and around Surrey may be required. Travel expenses may be discussed based on job performance.

Hours per month:

5-20 recommended but it is at the discretion of the Commercial Director to set a working schedule that is manageable around other commitments. Additional time may be required based on the demands of the role.

Requirements

  • Experience in sales and/or marketing and managing relationships with key clients,
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills,
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities,
  • Be based in or within a reasonable travel distance of Surrey,

Interested applicants are encouraged to send a CV and covering letter to us at info@intsurreyfootball.co.uk