Category: ISF

Surrey is Pleased to Welcome Impetus as our Women’s Team Coach Polo Shirt Sponsor

International Surrey Football is pleased to announce women’s football website, Impetus, as our first Polo Sponsor for the women’s team coaches and admin staff. We’re grateful for the support of Impetus to Surrey which will also see their logo featured on a new set of polos for our women’s team coaching staff and also on our website and in matchday programmes for at least the next 6 full home games played by the women’s team as we work on our plans for 2021.

The support of Impetus as part of this sponsorship will help to enhance the work of the Surrey women’s coaching staff with polos that will help them to stand out clearly when working with players and clubs across Surrey. The logo will be seen across Surrey’s website, in our match programmes from our first full home debut and at games, training and more.

Our new polo shirts supplied by our technical suppliers Hope & Glory sportswear and will be worn by Surrey’s manager and admin staff at Surrey events including training, matchday, and other public engagements.

We’re also looking forward to seeing Impetus contribute some of their content towards non-FIFA international women’s football going forward and will be promoting their work across our social media platforms. The Surrey women’s team are currently finalising their plans that will see them take to the pitch for the very first time this summer with a number of trial games against club opposition and more.

Website: impetusfootball.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ImpetusFootball

Vacancy: Head of Media

International Surrey Football is seeking a new, dedicated, Head of Media, to manage and build Surrey’s social media and website content, with the option to develop their own team to manage the responsibilities required. A successful candidate will work with both our men and women’s team to provide regular content for social media posts and drive traffic towards ISF’s website and online store.

As with all roles within International Surrey Football, this is a voluntary position.

Due to current restrictions no face to face interviews will be arranged at this stage, instead initial questions will be managed via email as a first stage process and a video/face to face interview will be arranged for later in 2021.

A successful candidate will be required to report to the ISF President and the Heads of Men and Women’s football depending on work required, and will be expected to be involved in the following activities;

  • To formulate and implement social media activity across the club in order to raise awareness, drive business and enhance reputation.
  • Lead on the management of International Surrey Football’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).
  • Ensuring all social media communications bear a consistent and agreed message.
  • Undertake proactive social media work, to include developing new content & features.
  • Create video and written content for the International Surrey Football social media accounts.
  • Managing video recordings and live streams of International Surrey Football games, either in person or by third party, and upload onto WatchISF,
  • Ensure that social media interactions are responded to in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Leading and implementing the digital communication strategy.

Most work will be complete remotely, but some on-site work will be expected, attendance on matchday is expected unless approved otherwise prior to matchday, and limited additional on-site plans and meetings may be made based on the required tasks.

You will be provided;

  • Access to the ISF Men and Women’s Twitter account,
  • Access to the ISF main website,
  • Access to the ISF Youtube and Mycujoo accounts,

An applicant will have;

  • Excellent IT and administration skills,
  • Great verbal and written communication,
  • Excellent organisation and a good eye for detail,
  • Works well under pressure,
  • Is able to problem-solve,
  • Must have integrity and discretion when handling personal information,
  • Deal with correspondence promptly,
  • Self-motivated to complete and seek new tasks,
  • Be based in or within a reasonable travel distance of Surrey,

The role would suit someone who is currently studying a Media, Journalism or English Literature degree at University. Interested applicants are encouraged to send a CV and covering letter to us at info@intsurreyfootball.co.uk

Deadline; Midnight 12th March 2021

Statement: 2021 Southern Frontier Cup (15/01/2021)

International Surrey Football are disappointed to announce that the Southern Frontier Cup will be postponed again to a date to be confirmed due to continued disruption and uncertainty for all teams scheduled to participate and the continued COVID-19 situation in the UK. While the tournament was meant to take place in 4 months time, all teams require a substantial amount of time ahead of the tournament to make arrangements including travel, accommodation, and more, and the window for all teams to prepare is continuing to shrink while non-elite football in England remains suspended for an uncertain period of time and no time scales made regarding even a limited return of fans which would make the tournament likely financially unsustainable without at least limited fan attendance.

We hope that the long awaiting Southern Frontier Cup will take place in the future as International Surrey Football’s premier invitational competition. No details regarding a rescheduled Southern Frontier Cup will be released at this stage.

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. Some sponsorship, such as the support given to International Surrey Football, by supporters of Liga MX side Tigres UANL will be extended to include coverage at all Surrey home games in 2021, details to be confirmed.

Updates regarding our planned women’s trial game will be provided in a separate statement at a later date.

International Surrey Football remains committed to playing fixtures this summer, if not sooner, and will instead use the postponement of the Southern Frontier Cup as an opportunity to make its fixture plans more flexible and ready for when non-elite football is permitted again in England with matches planned behind closed doors at the earliest opportunity likely, but no details will be provided until an update has been issued by the UK Government and Football Association.

We continue to look forward to taking to the pitch later this year with our new kit manufactured by Hope & Glory Sportswear in any setting and look forward to welcoming teams to Surrey. We hope we can welcome Cascadia, Parishes of Jersey, and Yorkshire, as well as other teams to Surrey sooner rather than later.

Physical commemorative tickets that were printed before the tournament’s cancellation will be made available on the ISF Shop later today as a memento to the 2021 edition of the tournament.

Surrey is Pleased to Welcome Martin Auvray as Men’s Coach Polo Shirt Sponsor

International Surrey Football is pleased to announce Martin Auvray as our first Polo Sponsor for the men’s team coaches and admin staff. We’re grateful for Martin’s support of Surrey which will also see his logo feature on our website and in matchday programmes for at least the next 6 home games as we work on our plans for 2021.

The sponsorship will see Martin Auvray’s logo feature on our new polo shirts supplied by our technical suppliers Hope & Glory sportswear and will be worn by Surrey’s manager and admin staff at Surrey events including training, matchday, and other public engagements.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MartinAuvray2

Women’s Rep Showcase: Army FA (County FA)

In a series of articles, International Surrey Football are providing an introduction to a number of the already established teams International Surrey Football’s first women’s team could face at some point in the future. Today’s article is about the Army Football Association.

The Army Football Association was founded in 1888 and based out of the Aldershot Barracks in Hampshire close to the border with Surrey. Holding the distinction as one of the nearest women’s teams to International Surrey Football.

Even before the Army Football Association was formed a number of Army teams were in the forefront of the developing game. The Royal Engineers, based in Chatham, were in the first three FA Cup finals (1873-75) and were runners-up in the first two years, losing the first ever FA Cup final to Surrey based Wanderers. The Royal Engineers would eventually win in 1875, beating Old Etonians 2-0 in a replay at the Kennington Oval in Surrey.

In 1901 an Army side played a civilian team for the first time competing against Dorset and also Surrey County. The following year Tottenham Hotspur became the first Football League club to play the Army. In 1913 the Army FA took over the Army Athletics Ground in Aldershot as its permanent football home. The ground would be known as the Army Football Ground.

The Army FA operated 3 women’s team, a first team, reserve team and development side. The Army Women’s first team play in the Southern Counties Competition, an 8 team women’s tournament split between 2 groups involving the 3 military teams as well as county sides for Essex, Kent, Middlesex, Sussex as well as the Jersey FA team.

The Army FA holds a distinction to be the only team with both a men’s and women’s side that International Surrey Football has already faced. The Surrey men’s team played a friendly against the Army men’s first team at the Army Football Ground in March 2019 which resulted in a 6-0 win for the Army side in only Surrey’s second-ever game.

Army FA website: https://www.armyfa.com/
Army FA Twitter: https://twitter.com/Armyfa1888
Army FA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArmyFootballAssociation/
Army FA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/armyfa1888/