Category: Fixture

Surrey Announces Provisional Squad for Trial Fixture

International Surrey Football is pleased to announce its first-ever provisional women’s squad call up list ahead of a planned trial game scheduled to take place at Merrist Wood College in January 2021.

The fixture will mark the first women’s game played under International Surrey Football’s banner and will help prepare the team for a planned full home debut scheduled to be held at Merstham Football Club in May 2021 with plans for fan attendance.

The game is being played behind closed doors at Merrist Wood College, near Guildford in Surrey and more details regarding the fixture including opposition will be announced closer to the time.

Surrey Women Call Ups*;

Maureen McAllister (GK)
Isobel Platten (GK)
Jo Liddell
Lily Davis
Iona Quinn
Zara Saville
Eileen Dunbar
Emily Stanley
Jessica Downes-Evans
Xayla-Rae Alberts
Eve McBrinn
Gemma Luke
Emily Oliver
Alice Curr
Mia Strutton

* The list is subject to change between now and matchday based on player availability or other unforeseen circumstances.

While the game will be played behind closed doors, fans will still be able to enjoy live tweets of the action during the match as well as video highlights posted to Surrey Football TV and match photographs expected to be shared through social media after the game.

The game will also see a number of students from Merrist Wood’s Football Development Programme take part in the inaugural squad. Despite the issues caused by 2020, International Surrey Football has continued to work with Merrist Wood College, most recently visiting the college to present a framed Surrey women’s shirt featuring the college’s logo as front of shirt sponsor.

Dates for the Rescheduled 2021 Southern Frontier Cup Announced

International Surrey Football is pleased to announce the dates for the inaugural Southern Frontier Cup, originally intended to take place 23-24 May 2020, the rescheduled tournament will take place 29-30 May 2021, and will still be held at Whyteleafe FC in Tandridge in the eastern part of Surrey.

The tournament is currently scheduled to still feature the 4 teams previously announced to participate, Cascadia, Parishes of Jersey, Surrey and Yorkshire. However, changes may occur based on sudden changes in team availability or continued COVID travel restrictions. Changes in team participation including the replacement of participants will be announced if they occur in the lead up to the tournament.

The tournament will initially be planned with a limited capacity of 400 per day, in line with current COVID-19 restrictions as specified by the UK Government and Surrey FA. We will enforce these restricted numbers and the tournament will initially be an all-ticket event, this will be reviewed as restrictions change, this may result in increased or decreased capacity and International Surrey Football will advise fans in line with these changes. Ticket sales on matchday may be available, but we advise fans to purchase online with ticket refunds made available up to 24 hours before the tournament kicks off, as we cannot yet ensure matchday availability of tickets at the turnstiles under the current restricted capacity.

Ticket prices will remain largely unchanged from the originally planned May 2020 tournament. However, we’re pleased to say that Under 5s will now be able to claim free tickets when attending with a paying adult. Reduced price early bird tickets will be available from today, October 23rd, 2020 until December 31st, 2020, with General Sale prices coming into effect from January 1st, 2021 until matchday.

Early Bird Ticket prices are;
Adult: £10
Concession (65+): £8
Under 16s: £3
Under 5s: Free

General Sale Ticket prices are;
Adult: £15
Concession (65+): £10
Under 16s: £5
Under 5s: Free

Separate Saturday and Sunday will be required to attend both days of the tournament and tickets will continue to allow supporters attendance at both fixtures taking place each day. Supporters will also be able to pre-order commemorative physical tickets and our 64-page tournament programmes from our Eventbrite page from November 1st, 2020 when purchasing tournament tickets. These will be available for collection on either tournament day.

Saturday 29th May 2021 will feature the two semi-final fixtures, both games will be 90 minutes and if tied at full time then each game will go straight to penalties, no extra-time will be played. Sunday 30th May 2021 will begin with the third-place play-off followed by the final, the trophy will then be presented to the winning team following the end of the game.

On each day the first fixture is scheduled to kick off at midday (12:00 PM BST) and the second fixture is scheduled to kick off at 3:00 PM BST. Kick off times may be subject to change. The draw to determine each semi-final fixture will be held in January 2021, details to be confirmed.

As well as 2 matches of day 1 of the Southern Frontier Cup, we’re pleased to announce plans for guest speakers to share their football stories after the games have been held, the event will be subject to COVID-19 restrictions regarding indoor events, this is intended to take place in the Whyteleafe FC clubhouse after the conclusion of the day’s fixtures. We’re pleased to announce one of the first guest speakers hoping to take part Up Pohnpei author, Paul Watson, and he will be joined by 3 other yet to be confirmed speakers. Full details regarding ticketing of the post matchday guest speakers will be announced closer to the time as COVID-19 restrictions regarding indoor events become clearer.

Purchase your tickets for the 2021 Southern Frontier Cup today: https://2021sfc.eventbrite.co.uk

Surrey Confirms Provisional Friendlies for May 2021

International Surrey Football is pleased to announce 2 friendlies have been provisionally arranged for May 2021 at Farnham Town FC and Merstham FC, which will kick off the Surrey men’s 6 fixture stong Summer plans.

Both fixtures remain subject to confirmation closer to the time, but are intended to include fan attendance with both online ticket sales and on the day tickets available, details of which will be announced at a later date. The game at Farnham Town will feature Surrey’s postponed charity match against a Hampshire XI side in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice and Crohn’s & Colitis UK, with money raised from the fixture being split 50/50 between the two charities and the match will stay sponsored by Farnborough based Milestone Transport Planning.

The second of the two fixtures announced today will see Surrey’s return to Merstham since our last game hosted at the east Surrey venue against the Chagos Islands. Exact details regarding opposition will be announced at a later date, and is intended to take place one week after the team’s charity game as Surrey prepares to host the Southern Frontier Cup soon after.

Details regarding the rescheduled Southern Frontier Cup, originally planned for May 2020, but now pushed back to 2021, are still being planned before any announcements can be made publicly. Additionally Surrey’s participation in the inaugural WUFA World Series is also being planned, with details being discussed but not in a position to be announced publicly.

Surrey’s women’s team that postponed its trial game amid the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the UK, had also announced last week it’ll be planning to host its first home debut at Merstham FC in 2021, details of which remain in the early stages with no confirmation regarding potential opposition.

2020/21 Surrey Fixture Update

Following our 2020 AGM we considered a number of fixtures for both our men and women’s team in 2020/21. We’re holding back on finalising dates until we know the relevant club fixtures to ensure no risk of conflict. However, we are happy to share some updates about what fans can begin to look forward to.

We currently only have 1 friendly planned in 2020 due to a likely congested club fixture list, we’ll be announcing details of our women’s trial game soon, once dates are confirmed, but a venue and likely opposition have been decided, subject to dates. The game will be held behind closed doors, even if there is a change in government/FA guidelines, this is to best prepare ourselves and ensure the safety and well being of everyone in our first game since December 2019.

We’re hoping our 2021 Surrey home friendlies will be open to spectators and will retain our existing price structure for both Surrey men and women’s games. Adult: £5, 65+/Student: £3 and U16: Free. Meanwhile our Southern Frontier Cup prices will also remain the same as they were for the original 2020 edition, however the Early bird discount deadlines will change, tickets will launch in August, exact date to be confirmed, and will remain available until the end of 2020, on January 1st 2021, the prices will change to general sale, so don’t miss out on getting your tickets early with up to 1/3 off.

All games open to spectators will be ticket only, and details of how you can purchase your tickets will be announced when details are confirmed. This is to both ensure we comply with any track and trace measures and limited capacity measures still in place for our games.

Our men’s team will play their long overdue friendly against a Hampshire Xi side in aid of St Catherines Hospice and Crohn’s and Colitis UK in May 2021, and will still be sponsored by Milestone Transport Planning.

We’ll also be aiming to announce new dates for the Southern Frontier Cup soon as well. Cascadia, Parishes of Jersey and Yorkshire are automatically re-invited to the rescheduled tournament, but their places will be confirmed once new dates have been agreed

We’ll also be looking to confirm details for other fixtures, especially our women’s home debut soon as well, and potential opposition for this game is also being looked into.

Return to Play Update: 18 July 2020

International Surrey Football is pleased to see that the Football Association has released their return to play plan, approved by the UK government, allowing for the resumption of grassroots football in England.

International Surrey Football will be looking closely at what the Football Association is requiring and will be doing our best to follow what has been requested and implement it into our matchday plans. We will be comparing this to our own Behind Closed Doors Fixture Plan and will provide an update at a later date. We will also be looking more closely into any potential fixture our men and women’s teams could play while taking into account the activities of club football.

You can read the FA’s plan here: http://www.surreyfa.com/news/2020/jul/18/return-of-outdoor-competitive-grassroots-football—18th-july