Category: Fixture

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

Return to Play Update: 9 July 2020

International Surrey Football is pleased to see today’s update from the UK Government allowing the return of grassroots sports from 11 July, initially only covering grassroots cricket. The latest announcement supports the return of grassroots sports by allowing different households to participate in training and competitive matches while ensuring the risks of transmitting Covid-19 are minimised.

Last month International Surrey Football internally prepared a return to play plan for allowing the resumption of Surrey fixtures played behind closed doors, known as our “Behind Closed Doors Fixture Plan”, which outlined the measures that would be undertaken by International Surrey Football and our opposition at any game played once a resumption of the sport was allowed, and included COVID-19 self-assessments by players, track and trace, the following of social distancing and cleaning measures outlined by the Government as a necessary requirement for any sport to return.

However, in the best interest of our players, coaches, staff and in good faith in regards to our relationship with the Surrey County FA, we will continue to wait for the FA’s own guidelines and make changes to our plans to reflect the FA-UK Government approved return to play plan.

While the Government’s statement today may allow the return of a limited number of fans to a game, with social distancing measures involved, for the foreseeable future Surrey fixtures will be held behind closed doors, but live streaming options will be made available, and details will be published when available. Details of how fans can financially support the games, such as donations and merchandise, including “tickets” and programmes, will be announced if a fixture is confirmed.

We know ours players are eager to return to play, but so are their clubs, and we will continue to give clubs first priority on the return to play, however, Surrey will be making investigations and discussions on any possible fixtures, with both our men and women’s teams available for games. In the event that a game is confirmed, there will be no publication of the venue until after the game has been held, to best limit the potential for attempted spectator attendance.

The Surrey men had 2 friendlies and the debut Southern Frontier Cup cancelled, while Surrey women had their trial fixture and a potential friendly cancelled due to COVID-19. Possible arrangements for a men’s friendly and women’s trial game will be investigated and any updates will be published on our website and social media.

Milestone TP to Sponsor Surrey vs Hampshire XI

International Surrey Football is pleased to announce the Matchday Sponsor for our upcoming charity matchday against Hampshire XI, in aid of St Catherines Hospice and Crohn’s and Colitis UK.

The match will be sponsored by Milestone Transport Planning, the Farnborough based Transportation Consultants have gained a considerable depth of knowledge and understanding with decades of combined experience in the Transport Planning and design field. They are committed to continual investment in staff, providing them with comprehensive resources and training to ensure that clients receive high-quality service and best advice at all times.

Full information on their website: https://milestonetp.co.uk/

We’re pleased to be welcoming Milestone Transport Planning to the Memorial Ground in Farnham as our guests for our first charity match and appreciate their support to help deliver this fixture.

Match ball and programme sponsorship options, both priced at £50, are still available. Contact us at info@intsurreyfootball.co.uk for details

Barawa Match Postponed, New Opposition for Surrey Day Fixture to be Announced

On December 24th 2019 International Surrey Football announced that Surrey would host Barawa at Merstham FC on May 3rd coinciding with Surrey day in the first game of our May 2020 fixture list. However, due to an unforeseen conflict of dates, Barawa was forced to withdraw from the fixture, we will announce a rescheduled date for the fixture when arranged.

International Surrey Football remains determined to play a game to coincide with Surrey Day, a celebration of the county taking place for the second time after launching in 2019, in 2020 Surrey Day will be taking place on May 2nd.

International Surrey Football has held discussions with some alternative teams, but no opposition has yet been confirmed. A new opposition will be announced as soon as possible and online ticketing through Eventbrite will be made available as soon as possible.