Category: Fixture

ISF Launches Southern Frontier Cup for 2020

International Surrey Football (ISF) is pleased to announce the launch of the Southern Frontier Cup, a new 4 team invitational non-FIFA tournament intended to be hosted annually in Surrey. The first edition of the tournament will take place in early Summer 2020, and forms part of our Summer of International Surrey Football alongside our 3 friendlies, including our charity match against a Hampshire XI.

The name of the tournament, Southern Frontier Cup, derives from the region’s Saxon history as a sparsely populated frontier region, fought over between the surrounding kingdoms of the time, Kent, Essex, Sussex, Wessex and Mercia, before the county was finally conquered by Wessex in 825. The name Surrey itself is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word Sūþrīge (or Suthrige), meaning “southern region”, and this is thought to originate from its status as the southern portion of Mercian territory.

The new non-FIFA tournament will consist of a 4 team in a knockout format, teams will be drawn randomly to determine semi-final matches with games played back to back, the winners of each fixture will progress to the final, while the losers of each fixture will progress to the third-place playoff, final and third-place playoff games would be played the following day.

Details of venue, dates, and teams are awaiting confirmation and will be announced once information is confirmed in the coming months. Potential sponsors are encouraged to get in touch regarding opportunities available with sponsorship details for all Surrey fixtures next year to be announced in the coming weeks.

The Southern Frontier Cup will be the first multi-team non-FIFA tournament held in the Surrey since Sutton United, Carshalton Athletic and Fisher hosted games of the 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup and will be the first tournament hosted by International Surrey Football.

Surrey to host Hampshire XI in 2020 Charity Match

We’re pleased to announce that Surrey will be playing a Hampshire XI side made up of players from the Wessex football league and Hampshire Premier League in a charity football match to take place in Summer 2020.

This will be Surrey’s first game of their 2020 Summer fixtures, and our first scheduled game since we hosted the Chagos Islands at Merstham Football Club on April 28th 2019. The game will take place at a yet to be confirmed venue in Surrey, with details to announce the venue and exact date of the fixture to be announced later.

The fixture, this first Surrey has hosted to raise money for charity, will be used to help raise money for 2 different charities, with all revenue from the game being split 50/50 with each half donated to the respective charities;

St. Catharine’s Hospice provides support for people suffering terminal illness in East Surrey and Sussex and based in Crawley. The charity has been supported and received donations from Surrey’s main shirt sponsors Pilgrim Brewery in the past.

Crohn’s and Colitis UK is a leading charity fighting against Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis and provides support and assistance across the UK.

The match will be 1 of 3 friendlies Surrey will be playing in summer 2020, with 2 more friendlies to be announced.

If you wish to sponsor the match, contact us at info@intsurreyfootball.co.uk, additional sponsorship details, as well as links to donate and ticketing information, will be provided soon.