Category: Southern Frontier Cup

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

Surrey Confirms Provisional Friendlies for May 2021

International Surrey Football is pleased to announce 2 friendlies have been provisionally arranged for May 2021 at Farnham Town FC and Merstham FC, which will kick off the Surrey men’s 6 fixture stong Summer plans.

Both fixtures remain subject to confirmation closer to the time, but are intended to include fan attendance with both online ticket sales and on the day tickets available, details of which will be announced at a later date. The game at Farnham Town will feature Surrey’s postponed charity match against a Hampshire XI side in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice and Crohn’s & Colitis UK, with money raised from the fixture being split 50/50 between the two charities and the match will stay sponsored by Farnborough based Milestone Transport Planning.

The second of the two fixtures announced today will see Surrey’s return to Merstham since our last game hosted at the east Surrey venue against the Chagos Islands. Exact details regarding opposition will be announced at a later date, and is intended to take place one week after the team’s charity game as Surrey prepares to host the Southern Frontier Cup soon after.

Details regarding the rescheduled Southern Frontier Cup, originally planned for May 2020, but now pushed back to 2021, are still being planned before any announcements can be made publicly. Additionally Surrey’s participation in the inaugural WUFA World Series is also being planned, with details being discussed but not in a position to be announced publicly.

Surrey’s women’s team that postponed its trial game amid the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the UK, had also announced last week it’ll be planning to host its first home debut at Merstham FC in 2021, details of which remain in the early stages with no confirmation regarding potential opposition.

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.

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

2021 Southern Frontier Cup Sponsorship Now Available

International Surrey Football is pleased to release the latest sponsorship information for the Southern Frontier Cup, now available to view on the Southern Frontier Cup website. With new prices and details now available. In situations where we may already have a sponsor, then we’ll alter their sponsorship based on the amount paid and the tiers previously agreed.

Options begin from just £20, up to £800 for our Gold Tier Sponsorship.

Full details: https://sfc.intsurreyfootball.co.uk/sponsorship/