Category: ISF

Vacancy: Director of Men’s Football

International Surrey Football is seeking a new Director of Men’s Football following the resignation of Cameron Bishop, citing work commitments, the role will see a successful candidate work to preparing the Surrey men’s team for off the field matters ahead of their 2021 fixtures, currently involving 2 friendlies and the rescheduled 2021 Southern Frontier Cup.

Due to current restrictions and the upcoming holiday period 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 early 2021.

An interested candidate should aim to commit 1-4 hours week in most cases in order to handle their regular workload, this may increase or decrease depending on fixture plans. The Director of Men’s Football will be expected to work with the Men’s team manager and President of ISF to determine the anticipated workload and discuss how this will be worked by everyone. As with all roles within International Surrey Football, this is a voluntary position.

A successful candidate will be expected to be involved in the following activities;

  • Arrange venues for home fixtures,
  • Notify players of plans,
  • Arrange away game travel as necessary,
  • Arrange collection of money from players as necessary,
  • Contact ISF President and Men’s Manager on a semi-regular basis with updates,
  • Serve as the first point of contact on matchdays,
  • Ensure matchday requirements/tasks are completed on time,
  • Provide assistance to ISF President and Men’s Manager when neccessary,

Tasks are not anticipated to prevent a successful candidate’s other work or personal commitments and task deadlines will be decided with personal commitments in mind. Typically tasks will be arranged with weeks or months to arrange to best promote a healthy work/life balance.

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’s Twitter account, this will be used to interact with opposition teams and fans on social media,
  • Provided a -@intsurreyfootball.co.uk email to sent and receive ISF related emails;

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,

Interested applicants are encouraged to send a CV and covering letter to us at info@intsurreyfootball.co.uk

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

Matthew Nash Appointed Surrey Men’s Manager

International Surrey Football is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Nash as the new manager of Surrey’s senior men’s team.

Matthew Nash who has previously managed a number of clubs in Surrey and Sussex, including Farleigh Rovers, Tooting & Mitcham Wanderers, Crawley Down, Netherne and many more during his time in coaching will be joining International Surrey Football for the departed Matt Dilger. Despite the decision to step down from the role voluntarily last month, it is expected that Matt Dilger may continue to provide occasional assistance for the team’s recently launched video service, Surrey Football TV, which is hoping to expand content over the course of the 2020/21 season.

Matt Nash will be preparing the team for a busy summer in 2021 with a number of fixtures already scheduled or being organised to take place in 2021 including 2 friendlies, our rearranged charity match against a Hampshire XI side as well as 1 additional friendly to be confirmed ahead of the postponed Southern Frontier Cup that is also currently being arranged for next year and expected to still take place at Whyteleafe FC.

As well as this, the team is planning to take part in the inaugural edition of the first WUFA World Series tournament organised by the World Unity Football Alliance, details regarding the tournament will be announced in due course but is currently scheduled to take place in 2021.

Matt Dilger Steps Down as Surrey Men’s Manager

Matt Dilger, appointed Surrey manager in 2019 and oversaw the team in our most recent game against the Chagos Islands in December 2019, will be stepping down as Surrey’s senior men’s manager with immediate effect.

Matt Dilger was supposed to manage Surrey men in their May 2020 fixtures involving 2 friendlies, including our Hampshire XI charity match and the inaugural Southern Frontier Cup, unfortunately, COVID-19 forced the postponement of all fixtures, now in the process of rescheduling for 2021.

Speaking of the resignation Surrey President, Danny Clarke, said “We’ve accepted Matt’s resignation, and we thank him for his help in our most recent game and hoped he’d been able to manage more fixtures, but circumstances haven’t allowed that. We have no men’s games scheduled for the near future meaning the role will remain vacant for the time being.”

Detail regarding the appointment of Surrey’s next men’s manager will be announced when available.

Bringing Tigres to Surrey

Finding sponsors this season is proving difficult for many teams and we’re no exception, we have a number of games to look forward to, especially in 2021, and that is why we want to use this opportunity to bring Tigres closer to our plans than ever before to promote the club’s fantastic fanbase in the UK. If everyone of the 100s of Tigres fans donated just £5 (~MEX$145) we’d be able to afford everything we’d need this season!

We want to celebrate our unique connection with the Tigres fans and help them to promote their club to UK fans, that’s why we’re planning to run a special crowdfunder to support our 2020/21 plans.

We’re aiming to raise £1,200 (~MEX$35,000) to give Tigres fans our Gold Tier sponsorship of our very own Southern Frontier Cup tournament which will see the Tigres name and image spread across the 2-day tournament, but also cover a pitchside banner (like the one below) that will be present at a Surrey football ground all season including during several upcoming Surrey games.

As part of our Gold Tier Sponsorship (Full Details) of our main event in 2021. This would mean that we will incorporate the Tigres image onto our new 2021 kit that will go on sale later this year. (Example shown below)

We’ll also incorporate Tigres into our website, our tournament programmes, banners around the football stadium and more. The games will also be live-streamed for free and available internationally with English commentary provided by our partners at CW Sport Radio.

While we’re aiming for £1,200, if we raise more than beyond this, we’ll come up with more ways of celebrating the Tigres fans for helping up this season. As well as our tournament we have other games including a charity match and the debut of our new women’s team and we’d look to thank Tigres supporters here as well.

Fans interested in supporting the Tigres Supporters sponsorship of International Surrey Football in the 2020/21 season, can contribute here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/tigres-fans-supporting-surrey