Category: Non-FIFA

Surrey Partners with Hope & Glory Sportswear for 2021 Men’s Kit

International Surrey Football is pleased to reveal our 2021 Men’s kit, produced with the help of Kit Factor and due to be manufactured by Hope & Glory Sportswear, recent providers of our #NotBlueandGold blackout shirts in aid of the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM). Currently unsponsored, a final decision will be made later this year on whether the new kit will be sponsored and if so who will sponsor the new kit which will be worn at our 2021- fixtures and the 2021 Southern Frontier Cup.

Details of when the 2021 kit will be available are yet to be determined, and are anticipated to be available in batched pre-orders. Details will be announced when available.

Surrey Looking for Multiple Content Writers [Vacancy]

Aspiring football journalist? Informed fan? Esteemed blogger? International Surrey Football is on the lookout for new contributors and fresh perspectives on the game in Surrey to contribute fresh and more localised content for our website.

We’re currently on the lookout for writers to bring fresh ideas and push the site forward. While you don’t have to be a seasoned professional journalist to write for ISF, we look for writers with some level of experience, or a very detailed knowledge of the game and a keen analytical eye perhaps looking to appeal to a new audience, whether it’s content focused towards Surrey’s non-league football scene, covering the world of non-FIFA football, the history of football in Surrey or something a little different.

We want to share the stories and the goings-on with football in Surrey and non-FIFA while sharing our own journey along the way. It’s intended that we’ll help to attract a larger, more regular viewership to the Surrey website by covering varied content that may help introduce those not previously aware of International Surrey Football through their interest in their respective non-league teams.

We’re looking for team, or preferably league specific writers who may already be writing content about the National League, Southern League, Isthmian League, Combined Counties, Southern Combination, South East Counties or Hellenic League or the countless women’s teams in Surrey and want an additional outlet to raise awareness of their name and content.

This role is ideal for programme writers or bloggers from across the county already providing content on their respective clubs looking for a new outlet for their work.

All writers will be credited in all articles, and while we can’t currently promise any payment for the content beyond the promotion of your work, particularly popular articles may help lead to performance-based payments for any future content and we will share article views with writers upon request.

Anyone interested in providing content for International Surrey Football can get in touch at info@intsurreyfootball.co.uk to discuss

Merrist Wood College to Sponsor Surrey Women

International Surrey Football is pleased to announce that we have agreed to a front of shirt sponsorship for our senior women’s team and will work in association with Merrist Wood College, based in Worplesdon, near Guildford. The sponsorship creates a new link between International Surrey Football and local football in Surrey and is our first partnership with an educational programme.

Merrist Wood College hosts the Football Development Programme for boys and girls aged 16-19, which incorporates both full-time football training with post-16 education across five days a week. The programme has previously been operated in conjunction with Chelsea FC, but more recently with Westfield FC for their Under 18s boys, and independently with their Under 18s girls.

We’re pleased to welcome Merrist Wood College as our first women’s team sponsors, the team is currently taking registration for our upcoming trial fixture, with a planned debut in 2020. We held a meeting with Robbie Porter, manager of the college programme late last year, and we felt that there was a shared vision for pushing the development of women’s football in Surrey while providing a successful and fulfilling educational programme alongside it.

Merrist Wood College will be joined by two sleeve sponsors, existing sponsors CW Sport Radio and our new in house match highlight YouTube channel Surrey Football TV (SFTV). No back of shirt sponsor will feature on the Surrey women’s shirt. Shirts will be produced by Yorkshire based supplier Godzown Sports and will be available for purchase from their online store.

As well as the sponsorship, the two organisations will be working in association to help promote and create opportunities in women’s football for those aged 16-19 and build a platform towards senior club football and even up to senior representative football provided through International Surrey Football.

As part of this association it will see Merrist Wood’s Under 18 teams come under the name and banner of International Surrey Football for selected games and will serve as our official Under 18 teams, although in order to prioritise educational opportunities, a relaxation of eligibility rules will be applied to the teams allowing players from areas around the Surrey border, but not based in Surrey, the chance to play at Under 18 level, but only those meeting eligibility criteria will be able to be offered senior representative opportunities.

International Surrey Football will also provide opportunities for Surrey coaches to provide sessions for Merrist Wood students during the season and Merrist Wood will work with International Surrey Football to run summer camps for youth players of various age groups as Surrey looks to build its presence in youth football within the county.

The association will bring a new dimension to non-FIFA football for International Surrey Football, and we look forward to working with the college to achieve success.

Player sign-ups are still available for our upcoming women’s trials fixture. Follow the link and complete the form to be included on the day; https://intsurreyfootball.co.uk/player-sign-up/

Hampshire XI Design Contest

We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be holding a design contest for a logo of the Hampshire XI side that will face International Surrey Football on May 17th 2020 at Farnham Town Football Club in our charity match in aid of Crohn’s & Colitis UK and St. Catherine’s Hospice.

The competition will be open to all designers to submit entries that will be used as the logo for the Hampshire XI playing against Surrey on Sunday 17th May, the logo will be featured on social media, the ISF website, on the match programme and be incorporated into the team’s kit for the fixture.

The winning designer if a freelancer or part of a design brand will also be given space for a free full-page advert in the matchday programme for the fixture.

Submissions will be accepted until the end of February, with the winning design announced the following Friday (March 6th).

Submissions should be submitted to info@intsurreyfootball.co.uk

Farnham Town to Host Surrey vs Hampshire XI Charity Match

International Surrey Football is pleased to announce that Farnham Town Football Club will host the upcoming Surrey vs Hampshire XI charity match in support of Crohn’s & Colitis UK and St Catherine’s Hospice. A number of further details are expected ahead of matchday.

The game will be Surrey’s first in the western half of Surrey with Farnham Town Football Club being based within 2 miles of the Surrey/Hampshire, with the town of Aldershot being the closest Hampshire settlement to the venue for the May fixture.

Farnham Town FC, founded in 1906 have played at Memorial Ground since 1947, originally used by Farnham United Breweries FC, and currently holds up to 1,500 spectators.

Farnham Town FC, was the westernmost ground in Surrey used in the National League System until this season following the official opening of Badshot Lea Football Club’s new Westfield Lane ground in Wrecclesham.