Category: Men’s Football

Games to be Shown Live on WatchISF

International Surrey Football is pleased to announce that it is intended that all of it’s upcoming games, including all 4 games of the WUFA World Series, will be shown live of WatchISF’s channel on football live streaming platform Mycujoo, with full match replays and highlights uploaded to its YouTube channel.

Surrey women’s opening friendly against the University of Surrey on Saturday 24th April will be the first Surrey game to be shown live, while the first men’s game will be the Sunday 9th May friendly against the Chagos Islands. Live streaming will also include all 4 games of the upcoming WUFA World Series.

Livestreaming will be available for free for all games, with a “virtual ticket” option being available for each game for supporters to support the stream and will be sold through Surrey’s online store, which will include a digital programme for the men’s friendly and WUFA World Series, while physical copies can also be pre-ordered. Virtual tickets will also be available for the women’s game as a way to support the team in their 3 upcoming friendlies, including 2 games against the University of Surrey women’s team, and will not be required to watch the live stream.

The streams will begin up to 15 minutes before the kick off of each game, starting at 12.45 pm for the Surrey Women’s first game this Saturday.

Virtual tickets will be available from ISF’s online store: https://shop.intsurreyfootball.co.uk/

WatchISF will be available from its Mycujoo channel: https://mycujoo.tv/en/video/int-surrey-football

International Surrey Football cannot guarantee the quality of the streams, as this will be based on the available data coverage, data upload speeds and connection to the streaming platform.

2021 WUFA World Series: Surrey – Semi-Final Fixtures

We’re pleased to announce the opening 2 fixtures for the WUFA World Series: Surrey Stage, to be held in Guildford, the games will held back to back on the same day, Sunday 16th May, and played behind closed doors. The WUFA World Series is an international competition organised under the World Unity Football Alliance banner, the first decentralised tournament by the alliance.

Game 1 – Surrey vs Maghreb

Surrey will host non-WUFA members Maghreb in the opening game of the competition. The two teams have never previously met with plenty of unknowns going into the game. Maghreb are the only non-WUFA members in the tournament, invited to take part as representatives of the Moroccan diaspora in England, will be playing their first official non-FIFA game as part of the tournament.

Game 2 – Barawa vs Chagos Islands

Barawa and Chagos Islands will place in the later game, having previously played each other on three occasions, Barawa winning on two occasions, the Chagos Islands once, with the teams most recently meeting in a friendly in 2018.

The losers of each game will progress to a third-place game held at the early kick-off on Sunday 23rd May, while the winners of each game will progress to the final. Details of how you can watch the WUFA World Series, as well as highlights, will be announced closer to the game, as well as details of the tournament programme which will be available for pre-order soon on the ISF online store.

Sponsorship options for the tournament are available with match sponsorship and a digital programme advert among the options available. Interested sponsors can contact Michelle Saunders on 07786 565555, or email info@intsurreyfootball.co.uk

2021 WUFA World Series: Surrey – Participating Teams

We’re pleased to announce the 4 teams that will be participating in the 2021 WUFA World Series in Surrey, in association with Merrist Wood College, where all 4 games will be played on 16th and 23rd May, the first tournament to be played since the formation of the World Unity Football Alliance last summer. All 4 teams were chosen due to their proximity to Surrey in order to limit travel in line with UK COVID-19 restrictions that will still be in place when the tournament is due to take place. The fixtures for the tournament will be unveiled tomorrow.

Barawa

Co-founding member of WUFA. Barawa represents the Somali diaspora in England. It is named after Barawa, a port town in Somalia. Barawa Football Association was developed in 2015. Using football as a tool, the aim is to expose the Barawanese culture around the world and actively redevelop football in the south region of Somalia. Barawa uses the power of football to create change. 

Chagos Islands

Co-founding member of WUFA. Representing the Chagossian community that has been in exile since it was forcibly evicted from its Indian Ocean homeland in 1966. The British government sold the Chagossian home, the island of Diego Garcia, to the U.S. for a new military air base. Thousands of miles away from its ancestral home, the Chagossian community continues to fight to be allowed to return to its islands, proudly maintaining its unique identity in Crawley Manchester and all around the world, through language, song, culture, and, of course football, to let people know about the Chagossian history.

Surrey

Co-founding member of WUFA, and tournament host. Representing the County of Surrey in Southern England, debuted a men’s team in 2018 and debuting a women’s team later this month. Surrey’s history with football stretches back to the very early days that the game became organised in England.

Maghreb

Non-WUFA member. Maghreb are an exception as they are not currently a member of WUFA, but participation in the tournament was agreed by WUFA given the current travel restrictions and advisory information currently in place in the UK and the likelihood that hotel accommodation within Surrey may still be unavailable limiting the opportunity to non-locally based teams from participating. Maghreb represents the Moroccan diaspora based in London and was founded in 2019.

Continue Where You Left Off: Surrey to Host Chagos Islands in First-Ever WUFA Game

International Surrey Football is pleased to announce that we’ll be playing the Chagos Islands for the third time in our first game in over a year, as Surrey prepares to resume playing after the lengthy delays caused by COVID-19. As well as marking Surrey’s return to play, the game will be holding significant prominence as the first game to be played under the WUFA banner since the alliance was founded in the summer of 2020.

International Surrey Football and the Chagos Islands Football Association are both founding member of the World Unity Football Alliance and will be the first teams to play under the organisation’s banner in the upcoming friendly game. The World Unity Football Alliance is a collaborative effort between value-aligned teams with a mission to promote hope, opportunity, and universal human rights while celebrating the joy of bringing people together through the most beautiful of games: Football.

The game will be played behind closed doors at Merrist Wood College on May 9th following a series of weekly training sessions by the Surrey men’s team, partially held at the further education college. The game, sponsored by Martin Auvrey, will be the 3rd meeting between the two teams, with both of the previous meetings being held in 2019.

28 April 2019, Surrey 2 – 3 Chagos Islands
22 December 2019, Chagos Islands 1 – 4 Surrey

The game will mark the first occasion new Surrey manager Matt Nash has managed the team, while it will be the 2nd occasion in which Chagos Islands FA manager Jimmy Ferrar will have faced Surrey. Video coverage of the game will be provided by Surrey’s in-house broadcaster WatchISF with more details to be announced closer to the game, we look forward to welcoming the Chagos Islands to Surrey once again.

A digital match programme will be available, or you will be able to pre-order a physical copy, these will be available to order from the ISF Store, more details will be announced at a later date.

More details around the game including a match programme, video highlights, and more will be announced at a later date ahead of the game. Interested sponsors can contact Michelle Saunders at 07786 565555 or email info@intsurreyfootball.co.uk

Surrey Launches Training Camp Ahead of Return to Play

International Surrey Football is pleased to announce that it’ll be running a 2-week training camp as ISF aims to prepare for its return to play with a number of games ahead of the 2021/22 club pre-season. The training camp will see both Surrey’s men and women’s teams meet ahead of their planned fixtures later this month and in May.

The training camp is invitation only and will see Surrey’s men and women’s players gather on two consecutive weekends to train at Merrist Wood College near Guildford, with the men’s team holding a third training session in Coulsdon. These sessions will be followed by a number of games at the further education college. Details of the games including opposition and dates will be announced at a later date. All games involving both teams will be played behind closed doors.

The training camp will be the first time the men’s team have been able to gather since the team’s 4-1 win over the Chagos Islands in December 2019, and will the first opportunity for new men’s manager, Matthew Nash, to coach the men’s side ahead of the planned games.

The training camp will also be the first time the women’s team have ever been able to meet after several postponements of their intended trial game caused several delays to the team’s plan. It is intended that the women’s team will be the first of either ISF team to host a fixture when the schedules are confirmed.

The women’s team will gather on April 10th and 17th for the 2 sessions, while the men’s team will gather at Merrist wood on April 11th and 18th, with the session in Coulsdon being held on April 25th. Players have already been contacted and briefed on details of the sessions, but interested players not yet involved with International Surrey Football can sign up for an invitation here: https://intsurreyfootball.co.uk/player-sign-up/

Sponsorship opportunities to support the team’s Training Camp including logo coverage across both team’s social media and website is available, email us at info@intsurreyfootball.co.uk to discuss.