Category: Domestic Football

International Surrey Football Partners with Her Game Too

International Surrey Football is pleased to announce that it has formed a partnership with Her Game Too. Formed in May 2021 by 12 football fans to raise awareness of sexist abuse in football and to also encourage fellow female fans to share their experiences.

International Surrey Football unequivocally supports the campaign’s aim to create a world where women and girls of all ages can feel confident and safe sharing their opinion about football, both online and in real life without fear of sexist abuse.

Surrey Founder and President Danny Clarke said, “Women should feel safe at any football game, whether as a supporter or a player, and sexist abuse or behaviour is unacceptable in the sport ISF is part of.”

“Supporting the women’s game is more than just having a women’s team, it means supporting female players, coaches, referees and supporters, and being partnered with Her Game Too is an important part of this commitment.”

As part of the partnership, International Surrey Football will raise the profile of the group as their first non-FIFA partners, with their logo appearing on our website, adverts and articles in match programmes as well as their logo being added to both team’s new training tops, with sponsors currently being sought after.

If you would like to speak to #HerGameToo or get involved with the campaign, email hergametoo@hotmail.com. For more information on Her Game Too, visit their website.

Surrey Fixtures in Opening Rounds of 2021/22 Women’s FA Cup

Today the FA announced the first 2 rounds of the 2021/22 Women’s FA Cup which will see a number of Surrey clubs vying for one of England’s most prestigious domestic titles. Below we have listed games featuring Surrey clubs, some with some games likely to include a number of Surrey women’s players.

1st Qualifying Round – (12th September 2021);

  • 51 Sutton United Women v Meridian Ladies
  • 59 AFC Acorns Ladies v Leatherhead FC Women
  • 60 Badshot Lea Ladies v Burgess Hill Town Ladies
  • 61 Woking Ladies v Abbey Rangers Ladies

2nd Qualifying Round – (3rd October 2021);

  • 72 Margate Ladies v Sutton United Women or Meridian Ladies
  • 73 Dulwich Hamlet Ladies v Herne Bay FC Women
  • 75 Bexhill United Ladies or Glebe Ladies v Millwall Lionesses Ladies
  • 91 Walton Casuals Ladies v Woking Ladies or Abbey Rangers Ladies
  • 94 AFC Acorns Ladies or Leatherhead FC Women v Badshot Lea Ladies or Burgess Hill Town Ladies
  • 98 Whyteleafe Women v Dorking Wanderers FC Ladies

The 3rd Qualifying Round will be held on 24th October 2021.

ISF Partners With First Club: Whyteleafe Women FC

International Surrey Football is pleased to announce a partnership with London & South East Regional Women’s League side, Whyteleafe Women FC. Founded in 2016, in one of its first seasons the team won the Greater London Women’s Premier League after going the entire season unbeaten.

The partnership between the non-FIFA team and the East Surrey club will see the two sides pool resources to develop and grow the media coverage of the club side as International Surrey Football works to prepare its media team for its upcoming 2021/22 season men and women’s friendlies as well as its participation in the inaugural WUFA Women’s World Unity Cup in the summer of 2022.

Whyteleafe Women FC already includes some Surrey players within its ranks such as Chloe McNee, who featured for the blue and gold in their inaugural fixture against the University of Surrey at Merrist Wood College in May 2021, even captaining the side for part of the match.

The aspects of the media partnership will be developed over time, with ISF contributing towards some of Whyteleafe’s social media and digital content moving forward, and raising the club’s profile. The club will also be featured on ISF’s in-house live streaming channel, WatchISF on Eleven Sport (formerly Mycujoo).

International Surrey Football is excited by the partnership and eager to begin work with the East Surrey club this season.

Surrey Football TV to Become WatchISF and will Aim to Trial Free Video Service for Surrey Based Clubs

International Surrey Football’s Surrey Football TV was launched in 2020 with plans to provide on-demand full match replays and highlights of Surrey’s 2020 games, including the Southern Frontier Cup. However, after COVID-19 forced many of its plans to be scrapped we’re pleased to announce that the service will be rebranded as WatchISF going into a new list of revamped 2021 plans.

As well as plans for WatchISF to continue to cover Surrey’s fixtures, including our women’s trial games, men’s friendlies in 2021, and intentions to expand to some non-match content such as training session content, interviews, and more going forward, the service will be aiming to provide coverage of other teams, this may include WUFA and CONIFA sides playing fixtures in or near Surrey, or during the club season, WatchISF will be looking to provide coverage of local Surrey fixtures, with the aim to provide regular full match or highlights coverage of individual clubs or leagues, at no expense to the participating parties.

With the service intended to be free for participating clubs to increase their exposure online and provide WatchISF with regular content on a nearly weekly basis the cost of running the service will be expected to come from 2 main sources with International Surrey Football directly funding the service, as well as the sale of sponsorship packages, details to be confirmed.

The aim of WatchISF is to increase the access of Surrey non-league content, and not be based solely on match content, and help clubs make the leap to online video content without adding to club’s expenses as Surrey eases out of the latest COVID restrictions that may likely lead to a cancellation of the remainder of the 2020/21 season which had been heavily disrupted by restrictions and financial uncertainty.

As well as providing the on-demand footage for free, videos will be made available 24 before anyone else via ISF’s Surrey Supporters Club, provided through its online membership service Patreon, with SCC membership starting at just £2 a month for fans to view games and highlights before anyone else.

You can subscribe to WatchISF’s Youtube page here: WatchISF Youtube
Or join the Surrey Supporter’s Club for exclusive, pre-release access to videos here: https://www.patreon.com/intsurreyfootball/

International Surrey Football will also be looking for a dedicated Head of Video Content to lead WatchISF’s expansion beyond its initial matchday recordings and into its expansion. Interested candidates can contact us at info@intsurreyfootball.co.uk including a cover letter and CV.