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Latest News   Community team report for November.
9th December 2016
COMMUNITY TEAMS REPORT FOR NOVEMBER
08th December 2016

November has been a very busy month for both Sutton United Community Teams, A and U's came together to play in the FA Disability 11 a side Cup for our first ever time.

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November saw the team travel to Feltham for the Surrey FA and Middlesex FA South East regional group stage of the FA Disability Cup.

Sutton United played some good football and with 4 points from 3 games with a record of WDL

The good news that Sutton United and Spurs qualified for the Southern finals that will take place in February.

Sutton United Community Team 11-a-side team who qualified to the Southern Finals.

Sutton United Community Team A

The Sutton United teams played in the monthly Surrey FA Football for all League matches at Walton with both teams having great success 

Sutton United A Surrey FA Championship results and scorers:

Sutton United 1 [Taylor] Guildford 0

Sutton United 3 [Taylor, Cheeseman, Leconte] Surrey Blues A 0

Sutton United 2 [Taylor, Cheeseman] Chelsea 0

Sutton United 2 [ Taylor, Leconte] Wandgas 0

Sutton United 1 [Taylor] Woking 0

Sutton United Community Team A were unbeaten in November without conceding a goal, with outstanding performances from Josh Taylor who managed to score in each game. But it was a solid performance from the whole team, who played some excellent attacking football. Captain Bradley Dixon had an excellent month, marshalling the solid defence.

Sutton United A have increased the lead at the top of the Surrey FA Football For All League.

Disab TableSutton U's also played in the Walton monthly tournament and had another successful month finishing in 2nd place to winners Woking B.

Sutton U's results

U's 1 {West ] Surrey Blues C 0

U's 1 [West ] Chelsea B 1

U's 2 [Evans ,Rose ] Guildford B 0

U's 1 [Cardellio] Woking B 4

Congratulations to Mark Heritage player of month For November and very deserved the young goalkeeper has played superbly well this season.

Mark below collecting his awarded from U's joint manager Steve Preedy.

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Latest News   Charity Partner 2016/17
27th September 2016

We are delighted to announce ONE STEP AT A TIME as our charity partners for the current season.

One Step at a Time is a small local charity supporting families with special needs/disabled children in Sutton. 

The aim of the charity is to bring families together for friendship and support, to allow children to express themselves through play. Their mission is to create a safe haven for all children with additional needs to have fun and develop their play skills. The chairityy raises funds for specialised toys and equipment, also accessible outings for all the family. 

The every day activities that most parents take for granted can be a tiring, anxious and unpleasant experience for many families. This along with the personal journey of the Mumford family and their son Alfie led them to create One Step at a Time in the hope of reaching other families in a similar situation to their own. 

For more information visit www.onestepatatime.me.uk 
or alternatively:

Facebook one step at a time 
Twitter @onestepcharity_

"We are delighted to announce One Step at a Time as our new partners" said club chairman Bruce Elliott. "As a small local charity they are exactly the sort of organisation we want to work with and, quite clearly, the work they are doing is very important and is a perfect fit with our own ethos.  We hope that we can help them in a variety of ways over the coming months."

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Latest News   Rosehill Funday
27th September 2016

The Pavilion at Rosehill Recretaion Ground was the venue on Monday for a very special Mc-Eventz Funday in support of people with disabilities and their carers. And, of course, the borough's best-known giraffe couldn't be kept away !

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Latest News   COMMUNITY TEAMS REPORT September 2016
26th September 2016

Sutton United Community Pan Disability teams both play in the Surrey FA “Football For All” League. Sutton United A play in the Surrey FA Championship and are strong contenders to compete for the title gaining promotion to the elite disability division in Surrey.

Championship Results

Sutton United A 5 (Mills 2, Dixon, Cheeseman, Evans H) Guilford 0

Sutton United A 0 Chelsea Stamford 0

Sutton United A 1 (Evans) Woking 0

Sutton United 4 (Mills, Wilson, Dixon, og) Surrey Blues 0

Sutton United A 0 Chelsea Bridge 0

Sutton made a great start to the season with 3 wins and 2 draws and a total of 11 points.  This put Sutton 2nd in the table behind Woking, who won 4 of their 5 games. With Woking winning 4 and losing 1, meaning 12 points, meaning Sutton United lay second in the championship.  The Man of the Tournament for Sutton United A was the outstanding Ben Wilson, who is the Community team’s Nicky Bailey.

Manager Steve King said it has been a superb start of the season for both sides, with the A team starting superbly without conceding a goal and this should set the team up for a great season. With the U's Community team enjoying a Fantastic first tournament and very unlucky not to win the tournament in their first ever month, watching their faces when goals went in was great to see and it was an amazing occasion.

This is the first ever season for our second team, the Sutton U's Community Pan Disability Team, known as the U’s, Who are playing in their first ever tournament

The Surrey FA League 1 works in a different way, meaning that there is a monthly tournament winner.

Sutton U's League 1 results

U's 2 [Evans M, West N] Woking B 0

U's 1 [West J] Wandgas 2

U's 4 [Evans M 2, Rose, Cardello] Chelsea Bridge B 0

U's 2 [Rose 2] Surrey Blues C 0

U's 1 [Evans M] Guildford B 0

It was a fantastic performance for the Sutton U's to finish 2nd on goal difference to September winners Wandgas.  It was a great experience for the players, capped with leading Community Team U's scorer Matt Evans scoring 4 goals.

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Latest News   Community Team Visit Arsenal.
25th July 2016

The U's Community Team took up an offer from our friends at Arsenal to visit and play a mini tournament with two Arsenal Community Teams Arsenal A and Arsenal Step.

Sutton United Community team for the day was a mixture of all the SUFC Community Team Squads the highlights of the day a hat trick by Mathew Evans and seeing Shaun Mills scoring his first goals for the U's and the new solid defensive pairing of Bradley Dixon and Ryan Ford
making there first ever appearances for the U's.

The U's results

U's 2 [Taylor Leconte ] Arsenal A 2

U's 6 [ Matt Evans hat trick ] Phillips Ford Leconte Arsenal Steps 0

U's 3 [Mills [2] Taylor Arsenal A 0

Mini Tournament Final

U's 4 [Mills [2] Taylor Leconte Arsenal A 0

And afterwards the Community team visited the stadium and had a stadium tour. Steve King " I would like to thank Luke Howard of Arsenal for the great hospitality it was another special day for the team and arrangements are already being made for a visit from Arsenal to GGL in March"

U's Community Team ready to play v Arsenal

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Enjoying the great Arsenal hospitality

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New U's solid defensive pairing Bradley Dixon and Ryan Ford.

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Coach Adam King warming up the team.

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Latest News   U's enter mental health tournament
8th July 2016

Sutton United Community team played in their first ever mental health tournament run by Surrey FA, with the usual Sutton United Community Teams being at the pan disability level team this was always going to be a massive challenge for the team. 

The U's first ever outing in mental health football saw them play some promising football and they won two of their five group games. Despite not winning through the group stages, the U's beat the eventual winners Millwall A 2-0, so it proved a very enjoyable day. 

Manager Steve King reflected, "it was a great experience for the team and a very different challenge for them being involved in mental heath football for the first time and we would like to thank the Surrey for organising a very enjoyable day." 




Latest News   George Best Community Cup
26th June 2016

The Sutton United Community Team flew to Belfast on Wednesday to take up an invitation from the Northern Ireland FA to compete in the George Best Memorial Cup, for players with disabilities, at the Billy Neil Centre of Excellence in Dundonald, Belfast.

The first day of competition could not have gone better for the U's, as they finished top of their group (Roy Hodgson, take note).

Results - Group 5

Sutton Utd 6 Kare 0

Sutton Utd 4 Lisburn 1

Sutton Utd 1 Coleraine 'A' 0

Sutton Utd 4 Lakeland 0

Sutton Utd 3 PFC Flames 0

Team manager Steve King was delighted with the way the day went. "First of all, I'd like to thank the Northern Irish FA for the invitation and also congratulate them on the arrangements for the event, it could not be better organised. We have had a good day, winning all five of our group games, but today was really about the organisers working out the relative strength of the 72 teams, who come from all across the UK and Ireland.” 

Day 2 

After topping group 5  the Sutton United Community Team went into the final day full of with confidence. The George Best Community Cup is decided on four ability levels, with every team having a chance to lift one of the four George Best Community Cups and medals for the runners-up and 3rd place winners in ability level. 

Ability 1 = 6 teams 

Ability 2 = 15 teams 

Ability 3 = 27 teams 

Ability 4 = 22 teams 

Sutton United Community team were placed in the tough looking ability 2 with the U's team being selected with a 50/50 mix of the U's A and B squads. The U's were put into in group A.

Results

Sutton United 1 [Leconte ] NWSO 0

Sutton United 3 [Taylor 2,Cheeseman] Stirling A 0 

Sutton United 7 [Taylor 4 Cheeseman 2 OG] Bradford City A 0 

Sutton United 1 [Cheeseman] Llandudno 1

Sutton United win group A and go into the semi-finals.

Semi-Final: Glentoran A 3 Sutton United 0 

The semi-final match could not have started any worse for the U's straight from kick off U's danger man Cheeseman was scythed down and this left him unable to continue and out of the rest of the tournament, with the referee not showing a red card.  It was not going to be the U's day as a torrential downpour made it almost impossible for three of the U's players, who all wear spectacles, to see during the storm.  Glentoran took the lead and with the U's pushing forward and added a further two goals on the break. 

Glentoran would go onto to win the George Best Community Cup. 

3rd and 4th Place Final: Sutton United 2 [Taylor 2 ] Lakeland A 0 

With the weather improving the U's managed to get a tired looking starting line-up together against a good Lakeland team. Despite some early pressure the U's managed to hold tight and the outstanding Paul Leconte found Josh Taylor, who hammered the U's ahead. As Lakeland pushed forward it was the U's player of the tournament, Josh Taylor, who showed great strength and fired a unstoppable shot past the Lakeland keeper. The final whistle went leaving the U's players celebrating an outstanding achievement finishing 3rd in the George Best Community Cup 

U's squad 

William Stone, Daniel Lock, James West, Nick West, Paul Leconte, Hannah Lawrence, Ryan Cheeseman, Steve Preedy, Josh Taylor. 

Manager Steve King said “What an amazing experience for all of the team, some of whom have never even left their families before. To be able to give type this of opportunity and life experience to the team is something the team will never forget. We would like thank all our special sponsors who have made all this possible.” 

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Latest News   Jenny Goes Walkabout
26th June 2016

Jenny the Giraffe has been busy over the last couple of weeks visiting local school fairs. First it was a visit to Cheam Park Farm Infants School where she could be seen scoring three penalties to win a free gym pass and then on 25th June she had two appearances on the same day. 

The first visit was to the Dorchester School Fair where she was a great success, posing for plenty of photographs and joining in with our own JD’s soccer school. Jenny also provided some special Jenny the Giraffe replicas as prizes for a Sutton United Quiz. The winners had to be first to name the Sutton United manager and then our top goal scorer.

It was then off to Westbourne School, one of our regular appearances, which saw Jenny dancing in the rain and again providing mini Jenny the Giraffes for winners of the quiz. All appearances were much appreciated by the schools concerned.




Latest News   U's first team squad records Christmas song video!
18th December 2015

Merry Christmas Everyone sung by the 1st team squad, directed by Manager Paul Doswell, and produced by SUFCtv. Perhaps this will be the Christmas No1, its certainly got the X Factor - Enjoy:

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Latest News   Community Team Christmas Disco
10th December 2015

Community Team Christmas Disco

The Sutton United Community Team Christmas disco took place on Tuesday 8th December and again went down very well with the players, family and friends from our successful Community team, who are doing very well in their debut season in the Surrey FA Football For All league and are currently lying in a impressive 2nd place in the Championship. 

The Sutton United goalkeeper Wayne Shaw took time to pop in and meet up with all the disco dancers. Nearly 50 people attended and all had a great time, most asking when is the next Sutton United Community Disco ?

Disco with wayne discopix

 

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Latest News   Club Charity of the Season 2015/16 'SCILL'
9th October 2015
Club Charity of season 2015/16
Sutton Centre for Independent Living and Learning (SCILL).
 

Photo: Sutton United club chairman Bruce Elliott, presents SCILL representatives with their club charity of the season 2015/16 award. 

Sutton United FC is proud to announce its chosen charity of season 2015/16 as  Sutton Centre for Independent Living and Learning (SCILL). 

SCILL Service Manager - Nicky Davies:

“When we heard that SCILL had been nominated as Sutton United's charity for the season we were delighted. As a local charity serving Sutton it benefits us tremendously; giving us the opportunity to raise some much needed funds while having fun at the same time. Hopefully people in Sutton will get to know SCILL a little better too! Having Sutton United behind us this year will make a big difference. Thank you for this fantastic opportunity.”

Sutton United FC Company Chairman - Dave Farebrother:

We are delighted to be working with SCILL as our Charity Of The Year this season. They fit in perfectly with our goal of supporting a local charity and their activities are a good match with many of the objectives of our community programme. We hope that we can assist them raise funds and maybe help make their good work known to a wider audience. 

Watch out for more brilliant events and fundraisers this season!

Click Here to visit the 'SCILL' website and see more information on their work:
 

 

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Latest News   Community Open Day Saturday 3rd October.
29th September 2015

For more information please contact our community team: Contact Community Team

 

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Latest News   Cheam and Belmont Community Football Week.
25th September 2015

The Cheam and Belmont Football Week for 6-11 year old boys and girls, in partnership with Sutton United FC and Met Police Cheam SNT, took place between 3rd and 9th August 2015 at Cheam Park.

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This year's event attracted so much interest that the numbers were increased to 50 per day, leading to a record 250 attending during the week. 

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The children were visited by Sutton United players Wayne Shaw and Jamie Collins,and coached all week by Sutton United coaches Steve Preedy and Paul Leconte. At the end of each day the children were each awarded a medal, a sports water bottle and a sports bag all kindly sponsored by local businesses Smith and Byford,The Star of India, Samsara, Fawngrove Garage and Hyundai Belmont.

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Steve King of the Sutton United community team said: "This was another great opportunity to work in partnership with our friends from the Met Police and to receive so many thank yous from the children and parents really made all the hard work so worthwhile".

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Latest News   Community Team nominated for national award
23rd September 2015

 

Sutton United’s ‘United in the Community Programme’ has been shortlisted as a Finalist in the 2015 National Football Awards. Based on the progress that has been made over the last two years,, the nomination is for Best Non-Premier League Football Community Scheme. Other finalists include Fulham, Brighton and Hove Albion, Derby County, the Football Foundation and another Surrey club, Kew Park Rangers.

Rob Hardy , Community Officer said “Being shortlisted recognizes the excellent work of a small but very committed staff team who are making a real difference.”

Bruce Elliot , Club Chairman said: 'We are delighted that the efforts of our community team, of which are very proud, continue to be recognised with their nomination for such a prestigious award.''

The Awards ceremony will be held at Stamford Bridge on Thursday 5th November.




Latest News   Community Disco is Shaw thing!
29th July 2015

What a afternoon at Sutton United FC at the Community Disability Disco, where it exceeded all expectations with around 70 enthusiastic disco dancers. 

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The Pre-season Community Disco was in celebration of players, friends and families of the new Sutton United Community Team who will be competing in the 2015/16 Surrey FA Football For All League. Sutton United's Wayne Shaw made an appearance and was so popular and found himself mobbed and found it difficult to move around but made sure that every single person got that photo that they all desired.

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Steve King of the Community team said "Wow what a afternoon ! We were caught by surprise on how many people turned up and it was great to see Wayne Shaw take the time to meet every single person and get the most hugs in an afternoon I've I have ever seen. And I would also like to say a big thank you to Tony Henderson-Smith for his support for making the disco possible."

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Latest News   Community Disco, 27th July!
15th July 2015

Steve King's new Community Team get ready for the new season with their first Community Disco, on Monday 27th July from 4pm to 6pm in the Times Square Lounge.  Admission costs just one pound and is free for carers.  Tickets on the door.

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Latest News   2015/16 Charity Partners Revealed
15th July 2015

SCILL, the Sutton Centre for Independent Living and Learning, has been revealed as the club's charity partner for the next year. http://www.scill.org.uk/

SCILL is a charity based in the centre of Sutton. It is an independent living centre and a user led organisation which means that it is led and controlled by the people it supports i.e. disabled people. SCILL is passionate about promoting the principles of independent living, choice and control for disabled people and their carers, and works hard to remove the barriers which prevent disabled people from living full and independent lives.

We look forward to a rewarding partnership over the next twelve months.

The club's previous charity partners are Hospital Radio Marsden, Sutton MENCAP and St Raphael's Hospice. We still have great relationships with all three and will continue to work with these great charities to help them further their aims.

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Latest News   Stonecot NHW Family Picnic In The Park
12th May 2015

Our friends from the Stonecot Neighbourhood Watch are holding their annual Picnic In The Park this Saturday, from midday in Sutton Common Park.  You might even see a well-known giraffe !  Plenty of fun for all the family.




Latest News   Walking Football Update.
19th April 2015

WALKING FOOTBALL UPDATE

As published back in February the Community Team have become actively involved with that fast growing phenomenon Walking Football. There is a regular session every Wednesday, 10.30 to 11.30, at Sutton Sports Village, Rose Hill Park, Sutton, SM1 3HH.

To further cement our relationship with the regular attendees, a team was entered in the recent Mayor of Bournemouth Charity Walking Football tournament and wearing the famous Amber and Chocolate they won the 32 team tournament beating a team from Portsmouth 3-1 in the final.

A Sutton United Team has also played in a tournament at Woking on Thursday 16th April and another is being planned in June for Sutton United to host its first Walking Football Tournament.

The Team is also exploring opportunities for further sessions to be held including one in an indoor venue.

For further information contact Rob Hardy Community Officer: Rob Hardy

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Latest News   Sutton United FC Community Team: Match report / video highlights.
18th April 2015
MATCH REPORT & VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
 
Sutton United Community Team 1 Woking Wolves 4
 
Sutton United FC Community Team played its first-ever match v Woking Wolves on the main pitch at Gander Green Lane before the match against Basingstoke. The team resplendent in the new kit, a replica of that for the FA Cup game v Coventry, took the field against an experienced Woking side and played with gusto. Micky Stevens also attended to wish the team well.
 
Woking Wolves came out winners 4:1 in a game played in good spirit – The scorers for Woking were Marc Grant (2),Marcus Levett and JJ Elgar from a penalty.
 
Paul Leconte scored Sutton’s goal from a ‘Beckham-style ‘ free-kick that curled into the top right-hand corner.
 
Paul Doswell presented the trophy to the Woking captain and congratulated both teams on a good game and highlighted the performance of the Sutton goalkeeper, Ben Reynolds.
 
The teams took part in a penalty shoot-out at half-time in the main game and Sutton won 7:5 in a thrilling encounter. The win was celebrated enthusiastically by the team.
 
Rob Hardy Community Officer said ‘ Steve King and his team should be very proud of their efforts – they wore the amber and chocolate with pride and it could be seen that they had a fabulous time’. Club Chairman Bruce Elliott added "It was a special day; for the club, the coaches and, of course, the players. We had a very nice letter from Woking congratulating all involved and we would also like to thank them for being a big part of the occasion. I am sure the team will go from strength to strength."
 
Video highlights: Sutton United FC Community Team  take to the field for their inaugural match.  
 
The Surrey Twisters came along to give support to the new team and brought their special needs group which performed before the game and at half time.
 
Sutton United FC will play in the Surrey Development League next season hosted by our friends from Woking FC.
 
For more information please contact our community team: Contact Community Team
 
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Latest News   Disability squad to take the field.
9th April 2015

COMMUNITY FOOTBALL SQUAD 

The Community Team are pleased to announce the formation of a new Community Football Squad at the club. The squad has been brought together over the last two months by manager, Steve King with the assistance of Stephen Preedy, assistant manager, Paul Leconte, player coach and Adam King, coach and is composed of players with disabilities.

The team is immensely grateful to the following firms who have generously sponsored the squad for the first two seasons. Hunters Estate Agents, SureCare, Nudge Factory, Predator Pest Solutions, A-Line, ImageWORX, and Abbotts Group.

As an inaugural match the team will play a team from Woking F.C. for the Smith and Byford Community Cup, Kick off 12 30 pm before the First Team match against Basingstoke. In addition there will be a further trophy to be won by the winners of a team penalty shoot-out at half time during the First team game. The team will be playing monthly matches in the Surrey Community League and we welcome them to the growing number of teams now representing Sutton United F.C. Squad Members:- Harry Phillips, Darren Rose, David Taylor, Ben Reynolds, Cameron Ellis, David Tamblyn, Olla Azeez, Ryan Cheeseman, William Stone (c), Thomas Cardillo-Zallo, Mark Ackland, Aniks Sunil, Daniel Lock, Alex Vinney, Tony Torch, Georgie Dawes, Ciaran Marren. 


For more information please contact our community team: Contact Community Team

 

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Latest News   Boxing clever in the community Project!
30th March 2015

Boxing Clever Community Project!

The Community Team is currently delivering a boxing project at the Club called Boxing Clever – it is a joint project with the SNT Team and is funded via Sport England’s Sportivate Programme in conjunction with London Sport South.

The project is a six week programme and attendance is averaging 13-15 per week.

A further project with boxing included is being delivered in the Belmont ward as part of the Sportivate projects that are being delivered by the Club and the SNT Team.

A few photos have been included of this weeks session including one of Steve King being given an uppercut !

For more information please contact our community team: Contact Community Team

 

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Latest News   Community Fun Day success despite the weather!
25th March 2015

Community Fun Day success despite the weather!

The Community Day held in conjunction with the Metropolitan Police on Saturday despite cold conditions led to 195 Community Day tickets being used by local schools,both children and parents.

Local cadets attended the game and helped supervise the Community Day gate and also assisted with the ever popular penalty shoot-out managed by PC Donna Newell. She was ably supported by two of the Sutton United players – Callum Hart and Shaun Cooper – Callum stepped in as goalie for the final and 5 young people collected prizes – trophies and medals as the winners.

The Community Team will be holding another community day at the start of next season and will be exploring scope to expand the event.

The next event is the launch of Sutton’s own Disability Team – with very nice kit at the game on April 11 – they will play their first game versus our  friends from Woking FC and will also play a demo at half-time.

For more information please contact our community team: Contact Community Team

 

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Latest News   Sutton United F.C. half term football coaching course.
18th March 2015

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Latest News   Community Fun Day invited schools list.
17th March 2015

Our bi-annual Community Day returns this Saturday 21st March

Our partners the Metropolitan Police Safer Neighbourhood Teams working with local police cadets will again support the event, marshalling the Community Stand and organising the ever popular pre-match penalty shoot-out.with local schools, who are invited to attend including pupils and parents.

INVITED SCHOOLS

Cuddington Croft Primary / St Dunstan's C of E / Cheam Fields Primary / Cheam
Park Farm Infant & Junior / Brookfield / St Cecilia's Primary / Dorchester Primary /
Westbourne Primary / Manor Park Primary / All Saints Primary / Harris Academy /
Culvers House / Rushy Meadow Primary / Muschamp Primary School / Tweeddale Primary / Abbey Primary / Avenue Primary.

Steve King, Events Co-ordinator of the Sutton United Community Team, said:

"The Community Day is always a good event and the co-operation and support of the local police is second to none. The Club is grateful for their support at these events including the contribution of police cadets."

The Club’s nominated charity, St Raphael's Hospice, will be attending too and will be raising funds to support the excellent work that they do.

For more information please contact our community team: Contact Community Team

 

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Latest News   Ever popular Community Fun Day returns this Saturday!
15th March 2015

The ever popular Community Fun Day returns this Saturday! 

For more information please contact our community team: Contact Community Team

 

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Latest News   Community Activity Update
5th March 2015

We are aware that we have been a bit lacking at times in keeping everyone informed about the work being carried out by this club within the community.  Whether it is a coaching course in Collingwood Recreation Ground or a schools partnership, our unbelievable Community Outreach Team is involved in some amazing projects right across the borough, working with people of all ages. 

We have produced a brief summary of activities from the first half of this season and, in future, plan to bring out monthly updates. Please take the time to read this summary, we are sure you will learn something new about the great work being down on community matters.

If you would like Jenny to visit your event and are brave enough to cope with her please contact our community team: Contact Community Team
 

 

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Latest News   U's and NESCOT in Academy link-up
26th February 2015
U's and NESCOT in Academy link-up

We are delighted to announce the launch of the inaugural 16-18 Sutton United FC Academy, in association with Ultimate Football Academy, which is run by former Sutton striker Marvin Williams, and NESCOT, one of the South East's top colleges, where students will work towards a BTEC in Sport. At Sutton United, the students will have the opportunity to work alongside UEFA licensed coaches, while the club is applying to play in the Football Conference Youth Alliance League. Trials will be held on Tuesday 24 March and Wednesday 25 March at Gander Green Lane, between 6pm and 8pm. 

The scheme will also give further opportunities to local young footballers already playing within the existing thriving Juniors set-up and beyond to continue their development, enabling players to feed into James Bracken's first-class youth and reserves set-up with the ultimate goal of first-team football. 

Chairman Bruce Elliott said : ''The club is delighted to be setting up this Academy, and linking up with NESCOT who will provide the players with a good education towards their qualification'', while Paul Doswell commented: ''It's a great step forward for the club and I'm looking forward to seeing the young players coming in to the club, which will give them great facilities to train in.'' Marvin Williams, who scored 17 goals in 65 appearances in his career with Sutton, said: ''There are exciting times ahead. It's great to be in partnership with a football club where I spent two happy years, and such a prestigious college as NESCOT.'' 

The college also welcomed the development, with Head of College Cliff Hall commenting: “We are proud to be going into partnership with Sutton United FC. This new academy will give young people a great all-round education, enabling them to gain their formal qualifications at Nescot while developing and polishing their football skills with Sutton United FC.”

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Latest News   Introducing Walking Football!
8th February 2015

INTRODUCING WALKING FOOTBALL

WELL THEY THINK ITS ALL OVER – NO ITS NOT!

Walking Football – a slower version of the game for the older man has been growing in popularity over the last two years – the recent Barclay’s TV advert gave it a boost and exposure.

It has the same rules as 5-a-side with one main difference – no running. It’s designed to help older men who want to keep fit and get back or try football as an activity – there is also a good spirit and camoradie amongst the players

In Surrey, the FA and partners now have 9 sessions running across the County and apart from the regular weekly sessions some tournaments have been organised

In Sutton, Surrey FA currently run a session on Wednesday mornings at the Sutton Sports Village (formerly the Tennis Centre) from 10.30 to 11.30 am – at a cost of £2 – average attendance is around 18.

Surrey FA have asked Sutton United to take on the management of the session and the Community Team will be progressing that over the next couple of weeks

The Team is also considering organising a Sutton-based tournament as well as establishing a Sutton United team – playing in the famous Amber and Chocolate to take on all comers

BACK OF THE NET! 

For further information contact Rob Hardy Community Officer email: hardysat20@aol.com – mobile 07881 505961 

 

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Latest News   Sutton United F.C. Half Term Football Coaching.
6th February 2015

Sutton United F.C. Half Term Football Coaching.

Sutton United are pleased to announce that as part of our player development programme we are running a half term football coaching course in Collingwood Recreation Ground next to the main Stadium.

 
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Latest News   Sutton United Adult Disability team to hold 6 open training sessions.
2nd February 2015

Sutton United Adult Disability team are holding 6 open training sessions.

Inviting new players to join the group ready for the launch of the Sutton United Adult Disability team in May.

 
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Latest News   Female Only Level 1 coaching course.
15th January 2015

Sutton United FC

with support from

London Sport and Surrey County FA


‘Older Girls and Women Only’

Level 1 Coaching Courses

Sutton United FC, with support from London Sport and Surrey County FA, is pleased to announce that a new Female Only Level 1 coaching course will be held at the Club in March 2015. The cost of the course will be £55.00 per candidate.

The course will take place at the Borough Sports Ground in Gander Green Lane, providing an introduction for older girls and women with little experience or knowledge about coaching to get a qualification and be involved and it is the perfect first step on the coaching ladder. The minimum age to attend the course is 16 years.

The course will run in March 2015. It will run from 9 – 5pm on a weekend day.

Rob Hardy, Community Officer at Sutton United FC, said, ‘’This course is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in coaching, and it is great that with the bursary from London Sport we are able to offer it at a subsidized rate. These courses would normally cost £150 per person and are often over-subscribed. This is a great time to get involved in sport, particularly for older girls and women - so why not try out coaching, and see where it may take you in the future’’

If you would like more information and an application form please contact Rob Hardy at hardysat20@aol.com /mobile 07881 505961 .Priority will be given to participants from LB Sutton

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Latest News   Stonecot Project providing football coaching to young people.
15th January 2015

The Stonecot Project providing football coaching to young people initially funded by Sport England’s Sportivate Programme has re-started working with two of Sutton United’s key partners – the Metropolitan Police SNT Team and the youth club delivered at the Suttton Life Centre by Riverside Community Centre.

On Friday 9th January over 40 young people attended the session led by coaches Steve King and Paul Conde

The once a month sessions will if funding is provided be extended to once a week as they are so successful.

Rob Hardy Community Officer for Sutton United FC said – its very gratifying to see that the hard work of Sutton United’s United in the Community Team is paying off and it is providing activities for young people in the Stonecot ward – and Im grateful to Steve King for his commitment and efforts to re-establish the session.

Further projects funded by Sportivate are due to start shortly again working with the Metrpolitan Police SNT teams in Sutton – these include a project in Belmont on the Shanklin Estate and another one based at the Club’s Gander Green Lane HQ focusing on young people learning boxing skills

Other projects funded by the GLAs Freesport programme are also being developed working with other partners – the Surrey Twisters Cheerleading Group and Surrey County FA .

 
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Latest News   Fancy helping to make Collingwood recreation ground turn yellow?
19th November 2014

Our Friends - the Friends of Collingwood Recreation Ground - are looking for volunteers to help with bulb planting at the Rec for a few hours this Saturday and it will be in our colours, Yellow ! If you can spare a few hours to help could you please let me know and I'll pass on your details to the FOC Secretary.

Rob Hardy Community Officer hardysat20@aol.com

 

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Latest News   Sutton United F.C. Half Term Football Coaching
23rd October 2014

 

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Latest News   Sutton United, Adult disability team open training sessions.
23rd October 2014
Due to the successful Adult disability football training recently we have decided to add 3 new open training sessions with a view of encouraging new players to the group.
 
The training sessions will take place at Collingwood Recreation ground adjacent to Sutton United FC Gander Green Lane Sutton, Surrey SM1 2EY
    
Just turn up and play sessions to be held:
Sutton United Disability Team.
 
If you are interested or need anymore information please email: communityteam@suttonunited.net
 
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Latest News   Community Fun Day this Saturday v Bath City KO 3pm.
1st October 2014

Community Fun Day in association with the Metropolitan Police Sutton West Safer neighbourhood team

Saturday 4th October H: Bath City KO 3pm.

Gates open 1.15pm for participating schools with penalty shootout competition starting at 2pm. 

The event, which has become ever popular with local school children over the past few seasons, has gone from strength to strength.

5,000 tickets have been circulated to local participating schools and Little Leagues. There will be plenty of activities and a chance to meet the MET'S PCSO Steve with his airwave radio friend Alpha, along with our very own and lovable Jenny the Giraffe.

The pre match entertainment includes the Met's Sutton West Safer Neighbourhood team's penalty shootout competition, sponsored by our good friends Smith & Byford, with the final and presentations at half time, so be sure to cheer on your school.

Local Primary Schools taking part:

Cuddlington Croft, St Dunstan's, Cheam Fields, Cheam Park Farm Juniors, Cheam Park Farm Infants, Brookfield, St Celia's,  Dorchester, Westbourne, Manor Park, All Saints, Harris Academy, Culvers House, Rushey Meadow, Mushcamp, Tweeddale, Abbey, The Avenue.

Come along and Join the Fun and watch the U's as they bid for the Conference Premier.
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Latest News   Community Admin Officer Wanted.
5th September 2014

Our Community Outreach team is really busy, they are involved in a varied range of great projects. However, they really need someone who can help out with the administrative side of things:

To promote events in advance To keep a record of our activities

If you'd be interested, please e-mail davef@suttonunited.net




Latest News   Community Fun Day Saturday 4th October vs Bath City
5th September 2014

 

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Latest News   Marv and Jenny star at the Cheam and Belmont Football Week 2014
27th August 2014

Marvin Williams and Jenny star at the Cheam and Belmont Football Week 2014

Sutton United FC Community in Partnership with the Metropolitan Police Cheam & Belmont Safer Neighbourhoods Team once again held the annual football coaching event between Monday 28th July -1st August for 6-11 year old boys and girls at Cheam Park.   During the 5 days of football coaching 200 boys and girls enjoyed morning skills sessions and afternoon mini football tournaments coached by Sutton United's Simon Alatise and by Met Police FA Coaches. 

On Friday 1st August we were joined by Sutton United forward Marvin Williams and Sutton United's very own Jenny the Giraffe, who joined in with the action and proved extremely popular with the boys and girls. Marvin gave a skills session and took and Q & A session on how to become a professional footballer.

Jenny the Giraffe next in line for her well deserved Cheam & Belmont Community medal.  

 
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Latest News   Sutton United and Jenny at the Chaucer Fun Day.
26th August 2014

Sutton United and Jenny at the Chaucer Fun Day.

Sutton United FC once again attended the Chaucer Fun Day and provided young budding footballers with a free football coaching session.
 
Despite the very hot summer conditions on Saturday , the football coaching proved very successful with over 20 boys and girls aged between  5-14 years old taking part and all participants were extremely excited about receiving a  medal that was provided by Sutton United FC .
 
 
Steve King of the Sutton United FC Community Team said "it really was great to see so many of the children getting involved in football,and very rewarding when parents come over thanking Sutton United FC for taking the time to come to the Chaucer Estate.
 
Rob Hardy Community Programme Manager commented that “ this is one of many events that the Club supports over the Summer in the Borough – it emphasises that our purpose is  United with the Community and it's very  pleasing  that the organisers,parents and the young people acknowledge our efforts “
 
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Latest News   Club announce charity of season 2014/15 - St Raphael's Hospice.
16th July 2014
Club Charity of season 2014/15 St Raphael's Hospice.
 

Photo: Sutton United club chairman Bruce Elliott, presents St Raphael's Hospice's Kerry Thomas with a cheque for £4500, money raised last year as club charity of the 2013/14 season.

Sutton United FC is proud to announce its elected charity of season 2014/15 will again be St Raphael's Hospice. 

Kerry Thomas, Community Fundraising Manager for St Raphael’s Hospice, said: “We had a great season as Sutton United Football Club’s chosen charity last season and really enjoyed getting to know the Club and their supporters. We were impressed with the hard work and dedication of the Club in fundraising for us and are very grateful for them for raising £4,500. All of us at St Raphael’s Hospice are delighted to have been chosen to again as the Club’s chosen charity for the 2014/15 season.

St Raphael’s are very grateful for the support of our local community in helping us to give specialised end-of-life care to over 1,000 patients and their families each year. We are excited about continuing our partnership with Sutton United and wish them all the best this season“   It is unprecedented for a charity to be chosen 2 seasons in a row, however with such a successful first season helping to raise £4500 for this vital cause, and with renowned comedian Tim Vine chipping in not once but twice to help raise money, we felt a second term was truly deserved.  

St Raphael’s have been working with people across the boroughs of Sutton and Merton for over 25 years. The aim of the hospice is to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs of both the patients and their friends and family, and are much appreciated. One person recently said, “We received invaluable support, space and time. Nothing was too much for the staff. There was always someone to talk to, to alleviate fears and instil reassurance. We were so blessed to have mum in our lives, but also the hospice in her hours of need.”

 

Watch out for more brilliant events and fundraisers this season!

Click Here to see more information on St Raphael's Hospice charity :
 

 

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Latest News   Sutton United launch 'Summer football School'
12th July 2014

The Launch of the “SUTTON UNITED SUMMER FOOTBALL SCHOOL”

The Club, as part of our “Football Development Plan” is delivering a “Sutton United Football School” during the School Holidays @ Collingwood Recreation Ground! ! It is open to both Boys & Girls within the age groups we are catering for this time and come and get your Children coached the “Sutton Way” by FA Qualified Sutton United Junior & Community Coaches. Please spread the word and support this new development for our Club as we have many more Coaching events in the pipeline over the coming Months.

Sutton United are pleased to announce that as part of our player development programme we are offering places on a new Summer School to be held next to the main Stadium in Collingwood Recreation Ground.

The course will take place for three weeks in August and will be run by Sutton United Coaches who are all FA Qualified and CRB checked.

 

DAYS: TUESDAY WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

WEEK ONE DATES      - 5th, 6th and 7th August

WEEK TWO DATES     - 12th, 13th and 14th August

WEEK THREE DATES  - 19th, 20th and 21st August

Each session will last from 10.00am until 2.00pm

Eligible players - Under 10, Under11, Under12, and Under 13 boys and girls. (Next School Years 5,6,7,8)

 

Cost £10 Per Day This is a turn up pay and play event and you can register on the day. Download full Summer School details : Registration Form

Registration Forms are available Here: Summer School details

 

Please ensure your child brings appropriate kit including shin pads together with drinks and a packed lunch. Each participant will receive free tickets for the first three home games of the season plus a certificate of attendance

As your local professional club all at Sutton United  are committed to working with local schools on long term partnerships and sustainable sports development

 

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Latest News   Join the 2014 Hunt for 'Snaggles' - Summer Holiday Fun
15th June 2014

 July 14th – September 1st – Summer Holiday Fun

Join the Hunt for 'Snaggles' as he goes travelling as cub scouts buildup to 2016 CUBARNIVAL

 
 I am a soft and cuddly wolf mascot for Sutton Cubs. I have tiny paws so do not need much space, large eyes so I can see what is happening, and open ears to hear about all the adventures Cub Scouts can have. I have been dressed in my yellow scarf and Cub hat all ready for travelling (see my photo). I love travelling and am always well behaved. I hope to meet many of you over the coming two years.
 
To visit the Snaggles Website: snaggles2travel.co.uk.
 

 

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Latest News   U's community team attend Multi Disability Sports Festival.
30th May 2014
 Cricket for Change Multi Disability Sports Festival
 
 
Sutton United FC Community Team were very proud to be invited to represent football at the Multi Disability Sports Festival at Cricket for Change in Wallington on Tuesday 20th May 2014.
 
St Giles School,The Link Primary and The Link Secondary all specialist disabilities Schools were in attendance with activities including Football,Cricket,Rugby,and Fitness Training.
 
The Sutton United Community team members Rob Hardy,Tony Henderson-Smith,and FA Coach Elliot Nelm and Disability Football Coach Steve King were all involved in delivering five 30-minutes coaching sessions during the day.
 
Steve King from the Sutton United Community Team said "this was a truly inspirational day working with people with so many different disabilities. Everybody played with such enthusiasm and with smiles on their faces and it really was a day to remember".
 

 

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Latest News   Junior club trials for season 2014/15 all ages - May 10th/24th.
16th April 2014

Saturday 10th/24th May 2014

@ Collingwood Recreation ground, Gander Green Lane Sutton SM1 2EY

We are pleased to announce open trials for the above teams over on Saturday 10 May 2014 and Saturday 24 May 2014.Our teams play on Sundays in Surrey Youth League. The clubs main focus is on the development of the younger ages who now play non-competitive football until U12, then from U13-U16, to have teams in the top divisions of the SYL to progress through to the clubs youth U18 team system, to the reserves and hopefully the 1st team. As an FA Community Charter Club we strive to provide the best possible coaching and have managers/coaches who are qualified from Level 2 to UEFA B level.

For more information on registration and trial times visit: http://www.suttonunited.net/junior_news.php

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Latest News   Crowdfunding Project launched to Support New Community Pavilion.
12th April 2014
U's Launch Crowdfunding Project To Support New Community Pavilion.
 
Video: Crowdfunding initative.

Fans can already support our exciting development plans through the purchase of shares in the club or by taking part in our Buy A Brick scheme, but crowdfunding is something different. In exchange for some unique and exciting rewards crowdfunding offers everyone far and wide, supporters or complete strangers, the chance to help us realise our dream of providing a new community pavilion for Collingwood Recreation Ground. The idea is that a lot of small donations can build up to make one very big contribution. So, can you help us make our dreams come true ?
 
You can make your pledge at: Crowdfunding community pavilion.
 
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Latest News   SUFCtv commentator to guest on Talk Sport Radio.
31st March 2014
SUFCtv commentator, Thomas Mitchell is to be interviewed this Wednesday morning at 10.30am, on the Colin Murray show (Talksport) as part of World Autism Day, about his commentary work.

 

If you cannot make it to a U's match you can catch Thomas and co presenter Joe Hook on match days on our live audio streaming service: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/sufctv---matchday-live-commentary
 To hear Thomas's interview on Talksport: http://talksport.com/radio/how-to-listen   

 

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Latest News   Come down and play for 'FREE' this Saturday.
31st March 2014
Kids Taster Session - Come down and play for FREE on Saturday 5th April 2014.
 
At Sutton United Football Club, Sutton Churches Tennis Club and Sutton Cricket Club. The Gander Green Lane Sports Partnership ALL standards welcome!
 
Juniors: FREE coaching!!
 
From 9.30-10am, under 8s. 10-11am, over 8s at Sutton United Football Club, Gander Green Lane
 
11-11.30am, under 8s. 11.30am-12.30pm, over 8s at Sutton Churches Tennis Club, R/O 97-101 Gander Green Lane, SM1 2ES
 
12.30pm-1pm, under 8s. 1pm-2pm, over 8s at Sutton Cricket Club, Gander Green Lane
Start and play some football 9.30am at Sutton United and walk down Gander Green Lane for tennis at 11am and then finish with some cricket at 12.30pm! Or just pick your sport and go there for the morning!
 
For more football info contact Tony on: Phone: 07849693401 E-mail: anthony.henderson-smith@sky.com
 
For more tennis info contact Kirsty on: Phone: 020 8274 0630 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 020 8274 0630 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting E-mail: info@clubtennis.co.uk Website: www.clubtennis.co.uk
 
For more cricket info contact Peter on: Phone: 07720 446841 E-mail: cricket@suttoncricketclub.com Website: www.suttoncricketclub.com

 

 

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Latest News   'Jenny', and the team busy in the community.
31st March 2014

United set their stall out.

Representatives from the club were on hand at the London Borough of Sutton, Young People’s Career Fair on Wednesday 26th March to offer advice on the many career paths that the sport industry can offer. Community Officer Rob Hardy and Football Plan Development Officer, Tony Henderson-Smith ran a very popular stall at the fair speaking to young people about careers in sport and handing out copies of a new guide to sporting opportunities produced by the Sutton United Community Team.

Jenny stars at Sport Relief event.

Jenny the Giraffe made a guest appearance at Stars Nursery Worcester Park last Friday( 21st March) to help raise money for Sport Relief. The children were thrilled to see the United mascot join in with the fun sporting events arranged by the nursery staff.

 

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Latest News   Sky Sports 'Soccer AM' to follow Tim Vine at community Funny Day!
14th March 2014
Sky Sports 'Soccer AM' to follow
 
Tim Vine at community Funny Day
 
 
FREE ENTRY!
 
Pay what you like, if you like, once in the ground.
 
We welcome Sky Sports' immensely popular Saturday morning 'Soccer AM' show as they send their cameras to follow Tim Vine and the events of the day. The show will also feature this unique fun-filled occasion in tomorrow morning's programme, and will broadcast highlights of the day and match next Saturday.    
 
Fun is guaranteed as renowned comedian Tim Vine becomes team mascot for the day and will lead the players on to the pitch for the 'FREE' community funny day in support of the marvelous work carried out by our charity of the season St Raphael's Hospice. We are immensely grateful to Tim for giving up his time, not once but twice being kind enough to come back again after the original event was lost due to the poor weather back in January. Although we have had to remind Tim that kick off is at 3pm and not actually 3am as he has been telling people, but I think that might give us an indication of just what to expect tomorrow.
 
Along with club mascot 'Jenny the Giraffe', Chelsea's 'Stamford the Lion', the Metropolitan Police's 'PCSO Steve' with his trusty friend 'Alpha the Radio', and the lovable Snaggles from Sutton Cub Scouts will complete the largest mascot contingent to amass at the club. Chaos is likely to be the only outcome as 'Jenny' takes on the others in a penalty shootout. Amidst all this is our vitally important Skrill South match versus Basingstoke Town, get behind your local team as they bid for promotion to the Conference Premier.
 
In a week where we have unveiled exciting community development plans 'DON'T MISS' your chance to come and see us for 'FREE', join in the fun and support a great charity in St Raphael's Hospice and the vital work they do.
 
DON'T MISS THIS SATURDAY AND ITS FREE!!! 
 

Supporting our charity of the season St Raphael's hospice.
 

 

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Latest News   Mascots mass for this Saturday's funny Day!
12th March 2014
 
 
 Renowned comedian Tim Vine won't be the only Mascot on show this Saturday as the clubs own 'Jenny the Giraffe' is joined by Chelsea's 'Stamford the Lion', the Metropolitan police's 'PCSO Steve' with his trusty friend 'Alpha the Radio', and Snaggles the loveable Sutton Cub Scouts Mascot. Chaos will surely ensue as they take part in the days activities. I understand 'Jenny' has been in the park practicing her penalty taking skills (and eating leaves, well mostly eating leaves) this week determined not to be outdone on her own turf.
 
A truly unique event is taking place and you can be part of it for FREE. Tim Vine, Sutton United's most famous supporter has agreed to donate his day to be with us to support our charity of the season, St Raphael's Hospice.
 
DON'T MISS THIS SATURDAY AND ITS FREE!!! 
 

Supporting our charity of the season St Raphael's hospice.
 

 

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Latest News   Tim Vine is Back FREE ENTRY! Pay what you like, if you like!
26th February 2014
Tim Vine is Back
Community Funny Day
 
FREE ENTRY!
 
Pay what you like, if you like, once in the ground.
 
 
Saturday 15th March. Sutton United vs Basingstoke Town
(Kick Off 3pm)
 
(Renowned TV comedian Tim Vine joins us as club mascot to help raise funds for St Raphael's Hospice.)
 
A truly unique event is taking place at Sutton United FC on March 15th 2014 and you can be part of it for FREE. Tim Vine renowned TV comedian and famous Sutton United supporter has agreed to donate his day to be with us to support our charity of the season, St Raphael's Hospice.  
 
Based around our Skrill South match vs Basingstoke Town, Tim will be club mascot and lead the teams on to the pitch. Children from local schools will be invited to attend the day which will feature activities along with a chance to meet Tim, Jenny the Giraffe, Chelsea's mascot Stamford the Lion, the METs PCSO Steve and the Cub/Scouts Snaggles. Sky Sports will be sending their Soccer AM cameras to follow Tim as he leads the teams out on to the pitch. We wish to inform those attending that the club cannot be held liable for anything funny that happens!
 
 
 

Supporting our charity of the season St Raphael's hospice.
 

 

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Latest News   Club to host the Mayor of Sutton's annual charity event.
21st February 2014
Sutton United to host the Mayor of Sutton's annual charity event
 
 
St Patrick’s Day - Saturday 15th March between 19.00-23.00.
The Mayor of Sutton is staging his annual charity event, in aid of Sutton Mental Health Foundation, at the club on St Patrick’s Day, Saturday 15th March  between 19.00-23.00. It will take the form of an Irish ceili, £18 per person including a hot 2-course buffet.
 
If you want to go, tickets can be ordered from the Mayor’s Secretary, Jackie Gordon,  Sutton Council, Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton,  SM1 1EA
 
Cheques should be payable to The Mayor of Sutton’s Charity Fund Account.  Make sure you include your name & address.
 

 

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Latest News   U's keeper Jason Brown speaks out on Sky Sports about racial abuse.
9th February 2014

U's goalkeeper Jason Brown speaks out on Sky Sports about personal racial abuse suffered on twitter.

New U's goalkeeper and Welsh international Jason Brown speaks to Sky Sports News as they investigate the rise in abuse of footballers on social media.

http://www1.skysports.com/news/11095/9151002/

At Sutton United we fully support the FA's 'Respect' programme, as a FA Charter Standard Community club such behaviours are written into our constitution.

For more information on the FA’s Respect Programme please visit our 'Respect' page and view the accompanying video: http://www.suttonunited.net/community_respect.html

 

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Latest News   U's Honoured by Mayor
6th February 2014

Hot on the heels of last week's visit from the Secretary of State, the U's were honoured again on Wednesday when they were official guests at a reception hosted by the Mayor of the London Borough of Sutton, Cllr Sean Brennan.

The Mayor, deputy Mayor and councillors were recognising the club's achievement in being named Sutton's Community Business Of The Year. The Mayor expressed great pride not only in the club's on-field exploits but increasingly in its role in the wider life of the borough and also stressed the importance of the opportunity afforded by the new agreement for use of Collingwod Recreation Ground and construction of a community pavilion at the Borough Sports Ground.

On 15th March, the club is pleased to again be hosting a St Patrick's Day ceili in aid of the Mayor's charity, the Sutton Mental Health Foundation, with country dancing to the Kafoozalum Dance band. Tickets are £18 including a 2-course hot meal. https://www.sutton.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1485

 

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Latest News   Secretary of State visits Sutton's Business Of The Year - Video
6th February 2014
Following the visit of the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, The Right Honourable Maria Miller MP on Friday 31st January 2014 to the club. We are pleased to be able to make available this short video montage from the visit.
 
Full video of the presentation outlining the clubs ambitious community plans to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport will follow. All community related videos can be seen via our community player: http://www.suttonunited.net/community.html simply use the playlist option to choose the video of your choice.
 

 

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Latest News   Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Visits Club.
31st January 2014
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Visits Club
 
 
The Right Honourable Maria Miller MP hears first hand as community programme goes from strength to strength, and club is awarded tenure of the adjacent Collingwood recreation ground.

We were delighted to be asked to host a visit today from the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Maria Miller. I think it's an acknowledgement that our approach to working with the community has something good going for it. Something special.

Of course we have a strong base in junior football, mainly boys teams but our Football Development Plan has already seen us introduce girls teams and we plan to have more teams for both boys and girls, disabled players and veterans. We also offer coaching for boys and girls. But we go so far beyond that, we have formed dynamic partnerships with local schools and charities, and also have a good working relationship with the Chelsea FC Foundation. We have established various initiatives that focus on areas such as health, education and career prospects but our Community Outreach Team is still looking to expand the programme into other areas.

At the heart of our plans is the new community pavilion, which took a step closer to reality last week when the London Borough of Sutton agreed to grant us a long-term agreement for the use of Collingwood Recreation Ground to deliver junior football and so much more. Initially we plan to include a cafe and police facility in the pavilion but hope to expand the services available over time to make a really big difference to the local community. I'd like to emphasise that this really is about our place in the community and the ability of Sutton United, as one of the best known clubs and businesses in the borough, to deliver benefits that align with the goals of the local authority in ways that they perhaps cannot deliver themselves. I think these are really exciting times..

Prior to the visit Football Development Plan Executive Officer Dave Farebrother gave SUFCtv this interview:

 

Video of the tour itself and presentation to follow...

 

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Latest News   Community Funny Day rescheduled, Tim Vine vows to return!
27th January 2014
Tim Vine vows to return
 
Community Funny Day rescheduled
 
Saturday 15th March.
Sutton United vs Basingstoke Town
(Kick Off 3pm)

Following the postponement of our match against Weston-super-Mare and the loss of the Community Funny Day, we are delighted to announce that Tim Vine has very kindly agreed to return on the 15th March to participate in the rearranged day in support of St Raphael's Hospice. We are immensely grateful to him for not only agreeing to this but for the unbelievable evening already spent with us, Tim Vine was outstanding and couldn't do enough. The evening raised over £7000 in total.

We look forward to planning the new event which we hope will be even better then the original. All those previously invited will be issued with new tickets for the rearranged event. Watch out for updates via the website and twitter throughout February.

Prior to his show on Saturday Tim gave us this interview. 

Supporting our charity of the season St Raphael's hospice.
 

 

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Latest News   Stamford the Lion joins this Saturday's Tim Vine invasion!
15th January 2014

 

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Latest News   Sky Sports 'Soccer AM' to join the Tim Vine invasion!
11th January 2014
The Tim Vine Invasion And Community Funny Day.
 
Saturday 18th January 2014
 

Sutton United Football Club will be the venue for the Tim Vine invasion on Saturday 18th January! The keen SUFC supporter and renowned comedian is spending the day at the club as part of their Community Fun Day in support of St Raphael’s Hospice. Tim will be the Mascot for the match, showing off his goal-keeping skills in a penalty shoot-out, and cheering the Sutton lads on in their game against Weston-Super-Mare.

Doors open for the Fun Day at 1pm with tickets costing £12 for adults and £6 for  concessions and £2 for  under 16s. Before the match there will be the chance to take part in the penalty shoot-out, buy home-made cakes and try your luck on St Raphael’s teddy tombola. The game kicks off at 3pm.

The Sky Sports popular 'Soccer AM' show will be following Tim and the events of the day. With hundreds of local school children and their families set to attend, don't miss your chance to join in the fun on what will be a unique fun filled occasion.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HOSPICE:

St Raphael’s Hospice is the local hospice that serves the two London boroughs of Sutton & Merton, with over 380,000 people, since it opened in 1987. 

The Hospice provides specialist medical and nursing care for people with cancer and other serious illnesses, as well as providing support to their families and friends.  The Hospice supports over 1,000 patients a year. 

It costs £5 million a year to run the hospice, of which £4 million is raised through charity fundraising, donations and legacies.

 
Community Funny Day 
Sutton United vs Weston-super-mare
KO 3pm
Adults £12
Consessions £6
Under 16s £2
 
 
Demand for the Evening with Tim Vine tickets has been overwhelming and the event is now SOLD OUT!
 
Or for more information on the Community Funny Day contact us: community@suttonunited.net

 

Supporting our charity of the season St Raphael's hospice.
 

 

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Latest News   The Tim Vine Invasion And Community Funny Day: Sat 18th January!
13th December 2013
The Tim Vine Invasion And Community Funny Day.
 
Saturday 18th January 2014
 
(Renowned TV comedian Tim Vine joins us for 2 events in one in aid of St Raphael's Hospice.)
 
A truly unique event is taking place at Sutton United FC on January 18th 2014 and you can be part of this double header. Tim Vine renowned TV comedian and famous Sutton United supporter has agreed to donate his whole day to be with us to support our charity of the season, St Raphael's Hospice.
 
We are proud to announce the Tim Vine invasion, community funny day and a comedy evening with Tim and friends. One day but a whole lot of Tim Vine!
 
 
Part 1: Community funny day.
 
Based around our Skrill South match vs Weston-super-mare Tim will be club mascot and lead the teams on to the pitch. Children from local schools will be invited to attend the day which will feature activities along with a chance to meet Tim, Jenny the Giraffe and Chelsea's mascot Stamford the Lion. We wish to inform those attending that the club cannot be held liable for anything funny that happens!
 
Part 2: A evening of comedy with Tim Vine and guests.
 
Tim will be presenting a evening of comedy with guests in our Times Square Lounge from 8pm with a whole host of charity items to auction in aid of St Raphael's Hospice. With just 200 places these tickets will be hotly contested so you need to act quickly if you want to ensure your seat at this one off event.
 
"So I went down the local supermarket, I said "I want to make a complaint, this vinegar's got lumps in it", he said "Those are pickled onions".
 
"I phoned the local gym and I asked if they could teach me how to do the splits. He said, "How flexible are you?" I said, "I can't make Tuesdays."
 
Community Funny Day 
Sutton United vs Weston-super-mare
KO 3pm
Adults £12
Consessions £6
Under 16s £2
 
A evening with Tim Vine & Guests
(Tickets are available on a first come first served basis.)
Times Square Lounge Sutton United FC 8pm
 
Tickets available after home matches in the players bar and from the Sutton United Office in the main stand.
 
Or for more information and to book email Rob Hardy: robhardy57@gmail.com
 
 
 

 

Supporting our charity of the season St Raphael's hospice.
 

 

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Latest News   SUFCtv launch live match commentary service.
13th December 2013
SUFCtv
 
We are delighted to announce the launch of our live match commentary service.
 
Thank you to those who have helped in the testing of match commentary which proved successful. SUFCtv is therefore happy to announce the club's first official full match commentary service. We will be covering home matches initially but hope to start a away match service where possible shortly.

The service is available on Apple, PC, and Android devices (you may need to install an app), and is available worldwide. All match commentaries will be available to listen to again for 30 days.

We appreciate any feedback on the service from a technical or content perspective.
 

 

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Latest News   U's girls team secures £5000 grant from the Football Foundation.
28th November 2013
MP presents cheque to Grow the Game in Sutton and Cheam
 
Member of Parliament for Sutton and Cheam, Paul Burstow, showed his support for grassroots football today by presenting a giant cheque to Sutton United FC's newly formed Under-10s girls’ team. The club was awarded a £5,000 Grow the Game grant from the Football Foundation, the country’s largest sports charity.
 
The funding will allow the club to prepare its brand new Under-10s girls’ team to participate in the 2013/14 season and to create a second girls’ team by the 2014/15 season. It will also help them to ensure there is a solid coaching system in place, which will introduce young girls to football and provide the basis for future structured training schemes.
 
Bruce Elliott, Chairman of Sutton United, commented: “I am delighted with the grant which will help to expand our girls’ football development programme, and we are most grateful to the Football Foundation for this valuable assistance.”
 
Grow the Game funding increases participation in our national game by helping clubs to provide opportunities for new players, or training volunteers to support new players and teams. The programme is delivered in partnership with all of the 46 County FAs and funded by The FA.
 
So far Grow the Game has awarded 1,267 separate grants worth almost £6m to grassroots football clubs. Analysis of the monitoring and evaluation so far predicts that this will result in the creation of 6,777 brand new football teams competing in FA-affiliated leagues, 91,702 new players participating each week and 15,271 new qualifications or courses being completed.
 
The key strength of Grow the Game is that its participation increases are sustainable rather than transient. Its grants create a solid infrastructure of teams and newly-trained coaches in which new people can start playing the sport, rather than simply providing temporary activity sessions, which are then vulnerable to drops in participation once the programme ends.
 
In Sutton and Cheam alone, The Football Foundation has awarded five Grow the Game grants worth £25,000.
 
Sutton United worked in partnership with the Surrey FA to develop a sustainable development programme and to secure the grant from the Football Foundation. Funded by the Premier League, The FA, and the Government, via Sport England, the Football Foundation is the country’s largest sports charity. Since it was launched in 2000, the Foundation has awarded around 9,600 grants worth more than £412m towards improving grassroots sport, which it has used to attract additional partnership funding of over £565m.
 
Across Surrey, the Football Foundation has awarded 126 grants worth £10,485,681 to projects worth £21,956,172.
 
Paul Burstow, Member of Parliament for Sutton and Cheam, said: “This Grow the Game grant from the Football Foundation is great news for girls’ football in our local community.
 
“Sutton United FC is a real sporting hub for the area, and this funding is enabling them to provide regular football opportunities by allowing them to create a new Under-10s girls’ team.
 
“It is a real privilege to be able to present them with this Football Foundation cheque and I wish them all the best for their debut season.”
 
Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “Grow the Game has become one of the Foundation’s most popular schemes. This additional funding provided by The FA is excellent news for grassroots clubs seeking to start new teams and get their volunteer coaches qualified with FA coaching badges.
 
“This most recent funding window has seen £2.1m invested into 420 clubs right across the country.
 
 
“Congratulations to Sutton United for working with the Surrey FA to secure their £5,000 Grow the Game grant which will increase participation in the region as well as support girls football development in the area.”
 
 
For more information about the work the Football Foundation is doing all over the country visit www.footballfoundation.org.uk or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/FootballFoundtn.

 

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Latest News   Sutton MENCAP Christmas newsletter and 'Where are we' Video.
21st November 2013
Sutton MENCAP
 
Christmas events, newsletter updated webpage with 'Where we are'.
Club community partners and good friends Sutton MENCAP have been busy with the introduction of their new sensory room at their Wallington HQ. They have been busy making a 'Where are Sutton MENCAP' video showing short clips of many of the places they have visited over the past 12 months, including Sutton United . See the video and download the Christmas Newsletter covering a host of activities and events planned for the festive season starting with a production of 'The Snow Queen' on 27th November.
 
See Sutton MENCAP's updated page on our website to view the video and download their Christmas Newsletter. Sutton MENCAP on SUFC.

 

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Latest News   Sutton Business Awards - U's Take Top Community Award
17th November 2013
Commitment to the Community Award.
 

Sutton United FC won TWO prestigious awards at the 2013 Sutton Business Awards presentation dinner held at the Hilton Hotel, Croydon last night.First of all our extremely hard-working Community Outreach team was richly rewarded as the club were presented with the COMMITMENT TO THE COMMUNITY award.Then, the main and last award of the night, the BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 2013 was also awarded to Sutton United FC.Many congratulations to everyone involved in winning these two tremendous accolades, particularly to Tony Henderson-Smith, John James, Steve King and Rob Hardy who happily were all present last night to receive these awards on behalf of the club. Deserved rewards for huge amounts of work and further motivation to press on with our goals.

Company chairman Dave Farebrother commented, "We are delighted to win these awards.  We have always maintained that being a successful community club means more than running coaching sessions or having multiple teams for boys and girls. We do all of that of course, but it also means being an integral part of the local community in all sorts of ways, so we are especially pleased to be named Business of the Year, it shows that other businesses in the borough are becoming increasingly aware of us not only as a sports club but also for the contribution we can make to the economic activity of the town. Hopefully it shows we are on the right track."

A great night off the pitch for our special club.

Shown below receiving the Business of the Year award from Hazel Hellier, representing title sponsors Handelsbanken, are, from left: John James, Tony Henderson-Smith, Adrian Barry, Steve King and Rob Hardy.

 

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Latest News   Join the St Raphael's Hospice Santa Dash 2013!
24th October 2013

Santa Dash 2013 at Nonsuch Park.


St Raphael's Midnight walk

 

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Latest News   Club community programme gets £15,000 boost.
8th October 2013
Conference Trust supports SUFC community programme.
 
The presentation was made at half-time during Sutton United's Met police Community Fun Day last Saturday.

Sutton United's community outreach programme got a £15,000 boost with the visit of a Lord last weekend.  

Lord Faulkner of Worcester, a Trustee of the Football Conference Trust and Susan O'Brien, the Trust's Project Manager, presented a cheque for £15,000 to Bruce Elliott, SUFC Club Chairman as part of the Trust's two year support for Sutton Utd's Community Outreach programme.

The presentation was made at half-time during Sutton United's Met Police Fun Day last Saturday for the game against Eastbourne Borough.

Also in the picture are Rob Hardy, the club's Community Officer and Tony Henderson-Smith, Football Development Officer and manager of Sutton Utd's Junior Under 11's girls' team.

Chairman Mr Elliott said "We are immensely grateful to the Trust for its support as without it we would not be able to deliver the wide range of community initiatives to the people of Sutton".

 

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Latest News   Community Fun Day Sat 5th Oct: Eastbourne Borough KO 3pm.
19th September 2013

We are pleased to announce that the next Community Fun Day in association with the Metropolitan Police Sutton West Safer neighbourhood team

Saturday 5th October H: Eastbourne Borough KO 3pm.

The event, which has become ever popular with local school children over the past few seasons, has gone from strength to strength.

5,000 tickets will be circulated to 10 local participating schools and Little Leagues. There will be plenty of activities and gifts including free face painting and a chance to meet the MET'S PCSO Steve with his airwave radio friend Alpha, along with our very own and lovable Jenny the Giraffe.

The pre match entertainment includes the MET'S Sutton West Safer Neighbourhood team's penalty shootout competition, sponsored by our good friends Smith & Byford, with the final and presentations at half time, so be sure to cheer on your school.

Local Primary Schools taking part:

Cheam Fields, Manor Park Junior, Cheam Park Farm Primary, Devonshire Primary, St Celia's Primary, The Avenue Primary, Robin Hood Primary, Abbey Primary, Westbourne Primary,

Your local Metropolitan Police's Sutton West Safer Neighbourhood team will be on hand to meet with local people. If you have any issues relating to community policing or wish to discuss any aspect in your area go and have a chat.

Come along and Join the Fun and watch the U's as they bid for the Conference Premier.
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Latest News   St Raphael's Hospice: Midnight Memories Walk
10th September 2013

St Raphael's Midnight walk

 

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Latest News   St Raphael's Hospice elected club charity of season 2013/14
2nd September 2013
Club Charity of season 2013/14 St Raphael's Hospice.
 

Photo: Sutton United club chairman Bruce Elliott, presents St Raphael's Hospice's Kerry Thomas with their Community Partnership Award on a day that also saw them become club charity of the 2013/14 season.

Sutton United FC is proud to announce its elected charity of season 2013/14 as St Raphael's Hospice. 

Kerry Thomas, Community Fundraiser for St Raphael’s Hospice, said: “All of us at St Raphael’s Hospice are delighted to have been chosen as Sutton United Football Club’s chosen charity for the 2013/14 season. At St Raphael’s we are very grateful for the support of our local community in helping us to support over 1,000 patients and their families with specialised end-of-life care. We are excited about getting to know the Club and their supporters.“

St Raphael’s have been working with people across the boroughs of Sutton and Merton for over 25 years. The aim of the hospice is to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs of both the patients and their friends and family, and are much appreciated. One person recently said,“The hospice staff do a brilliant job, they really are the best and kindest people I have ever come across and I will always be so grateful to them for how they looked after my dad in his last few days.”

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Latest News   Charity of the season to be unveiled this Saturday!
28th August 2013
After a fantastic year with Sutton MENCAP as our charity of the season for 2012/13, which saw them achieve their aim of adding a brand new sensory room to their Wallington head quarters, we look ahead. The club was delighted to raise around £3000 in total from a number of activities, including a sponsored 26 mile walk to the ground by a number of club supporters led by Sutton United company Chairman Dave Farebrother, and we hope we can achieve something similar with this season's partners.
 
DAD 2013
U’s Chairman Bruce Elliott presents cheques for £1,000 each to Tracey Hickey of Sutton Mencap and Simon Hartshorn from Radio Marsden.
DAD 2013
LBS Mayor Sean Brennan greets and the walkers as they arrive at the Ground just 20 seconds behind schedule at the end of their 8-hour walk.
 
This Saturday 31st August we shall be unveiling the club's charity of the season. for 2013/14 in a presentation by Club Chairman Bruce Elliott to take place at half-time. I hope you will agree that we have chosen another extremely worthwhile local cause.
 
 
If you would like Jenny the Giraffe to visit your event or wish to know more about our community programme please contact our community team: Contact Community Team
 
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Latest News   Jenny and Sam Rents visit Cheam community football week.
4th August 2013
Sutton United FC partnered with the Met Police Cheam Safer Neighbourhoods Team as the police held their annual Cheam Football Week between 29th July and 2nd August at Cheam Park. Each day 40 children aged 6- 11 yrs attended the free football coaching event and took part in morning skills sessions and afternoon mini-football tournaments.

Jenny St Albans

With daily presentations every child was awarded a football medal and received a drawstring sports bag and sports bottle, all kindly sponsored by local businesses Smith and Byford, Sainsbury's Local, Samsara and Hyundai and they also received free family tickets to Sutton United's homes games against Staines Town and Bishop's Stortford.
 
Jenny St Albans Jenny St Albans
 
On Friday 2nd August we were joined by Sutton United mascot Jenny the Giraffe and Sutton United's left back Sam Rents, who coached the morning skills sessions and spoke to the children giving them a great insight into being a professional footballer. Sam gave all the children a signed colour photo of him in action for Sutton United.
 
Jenny St Albans
 
Steve King from the Sutton United Community Team said "with a total of 200 children taking part during the week, this was a great opportunity to work in partnership with the local police and engage with so many enthusiastic local children".
 
If you would like Jenny to visit your event and are brave enough to cope with her please contact our community team: Contact Community Team
 
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Latest News   Sutton United FC in Times Sq Sutton High Street.
25th July 2013
"In conjunction with our partners and sponsors, Times Square, for the first time ever Sutton Utd FC has a presence in Sutton High Street.
 
We have been provided with a shop front in which to display certain items, currently including full size images of Sam Rents, Craig Dundas, Marvin Williams and, of course, our very own Jenny the Giraffe. They have certainly proved to be eye-catching to passers-by.

Shop Front Times Sq

The shop window display is in the Times Sq Shopping Precinct next to the Early Learning Centre and we thank Times Square for giving us this fantastic opportunity.
The display has proved particularly helpful in advertising our exciting pre-season friendlies and the intention is to promote future games, fun days and community events. We will also be displaying our new kit when available and any other relevant merchandise."
 
Shop Times Sq Shop Times Sq
 
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Latest News   Jenny helps 'Gracie's fund' purchase new wheelchair.
17th July 2013
Last month Jenny was out and about supporting 'Gracie's Gala Night at Sutton Superbowl'. The event added £100 to Gracie's fund as a night of bowling was enjoyed by all.  
 
Six-year-old Gracie Coton suffers from Cerebral Palsy and her mother Evette Dunbar has carried out a series of fundraising events to help reach a target of £4,300 to purchase a specially adapted wheelchair.
 
We are pleased to inform you that the target has been reached and Gracie can be seen pictured below test driving her brand new state of the art wheelchair.
 
Jenny St Albans
 
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Latest News   'Jenny' and the community team continue on busy summer schedule.
2nd July 2013
Club mascot Jenny the Giraffe and the community team have been busy visiting a variety of local community events over the last few weeks.

Jenny St Albans

Steve King from the Sutton United Community Team attended the Chaucer Fun Day on Saturday 29th June, and provided a free football coaching session. Despite the heat on one of the warmest days of the year the football coaching proved very popular with players taking part in a skills coaching session which lead to a very competitive and enjoyable match.
 
On Saturday 22nd June Jenny made two community visits. Firstly, she attended the Westbourne School Fair to join in with Radio Jackie and the rest of the fun and then quickly shot down to meet the Mayor and the people having fun at the Sutton Green Fair.
 
Jenny St Albans Jenny St Albans
 
Jenny pictured at Westbourne School fair having been attracted by something else 'yellow' followed by munching her way through the local flora. We continue with her training but judging from her last few outings it could take some time :-)
 
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Latest News   Sutton United community supports Sutton Council's 'Local Enterprise Day'
29th June 2013
Sutton Utd FC were out and about in the High St this Saturday as part of Sutton Council's 'Local Enterprise Day'. This presented an ideal opportunity to promote the club's ongoing community programme as well as its vibrant Business Community Network to the people of Sutton. Pictured are Tony Henderson-Smith, John James and Jacky Allen (Junior Girls Manager) giving out leaflets and selling tickets for the forthcoming pre-season friendlies.

Jenny St Albans

Keep an eye out too for Sutton United's new window display in the Times Square Shopping Centre (in the unit next to Early Learning Centre) which is due to be lit up next Monday (01/07) which will feature a number of exhibits associated with the club including the new kit when available
 
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Latest News   Jenny helps out at Gracie's Gala Night at Sutton Superbowl
24th June 2013

Jenny was out and about again last Thursday this time supporting 'Gracie's Gala Night at Sutton Superbowl'.

A mother trying to raise £4,300 to get her disabled daughter a special wheelchair has been given a helping hand by Sutton United mascot Jenny the Giraffe through a night of bowling at Sutton Superbowl which added £100 to the fund.

Six-year-old Gracie Coton suffers from Cerebral Palsy and her mother Evette Dunbar has carried out a series of fundraising events to help reach their target.

 
Jenny St Albans Jenny St Albans
 

On the bowling front however, I am sorry to report that Jenny didn't trouble the scorers, well not in the sense that she managed to knock any skittles over that is!

If you want to help contact Miss Dunbar at evettedunbar@btinternet.com

Jenny also made guest appeareances at Westbourne School and the Sutton Green Fair last weekend. 
 
If you would like Jenny to visit your event and are brave enough to cope with her please contact our community team: Contact Community Team
 
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Latest News   'Jenny' brings traffic to a halt as she visits the St Alban's Church Fayre.
1st June 2013
Our lovable club mascot Jenny the Giraffe continued her busy summer schedule today with a visit to the nearby St Alban's Church Fayre, and proved not only to be the tallest but biggest attraction of the Fayre.

Jenny St Albans

'Jenny, not content with wowing the Fayre goers alone took to waving to her fans outside the event leading to much hooting of horns and the blockage of Gander Green Lane and general mayhem.
 
PCSO Stephen King a member of our community team commented "  My first time out with Jenny could be my last if the traffic police get hold of me."
 
Jenny St Albans Jenny St Albans
 
If you would like 'Jenny' to visit your event and are brace enough to cope with her please contact our community team: Contact Community Team
 
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Latest News   Collingwood Fun Day Saturday 18th May 11am-4pm
16th May 2013
Collingwood Fun Day
 
 
Collingwood Recreation Ground Saturday May 16th
 
 
Celebrity 'Lionel Blair' offically opens the event at 12pm
 

Sutton United are pleased to be partnering this great local event to be held this Saturday by the 'Friends of Collingwood'. Among a whole host of attractions Sutton United will be running football activities through out the day. Meet our loveable Mascot 'Jenny the Giraffe' (just recovered from her day out at Kempton racecourse), we will also be running a stall on the day. Our good friends the Metropiltan Police will be giving youngsters the chance to get behind the wheel of a Safer Parks police 4x4 Mitsubishi Shogun, PCSO Steve will be there too and the event will be officially opened at midday by local celebrity Lionel Blair, and lots more...
 
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Collingwood Fun Day

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Latest News   'Jenny' struggles to cope in the Kempton Park sun (Video).
12th May 2013
'Jenny the Giraffe'
 
'Jenny' struggles to cope in the Kempton Park sun, Mascot Grand National.
 
(Kempton Park Racecourse
Monday May 5th 2013 )

Had it have been a photo finish Sutton United's mascot Jenny the Giraffe would have definitely won this year's mascot race by a neck, but unfortunately, it was never that close.

Last weekend mascots from around the country galloped down the final furlong at Kempton Park for BetVictor Mascot Grand National.

After two years of top four finishes, there were high hopes this year for Jenny, but the warm conditions took its toll on the Us biggest fan, and manges to canter home in 10th place.

John James, Jenny's handler, said: "It was such a warm day, we kept having to spray water in her face to cool her down, she was nearly passing out, by the end of the race, we nearly had to water board her.

All the children wanted to get their picture taken with her because she is so dopey looking, it was probably nearly half an hour after the race in the sweltering heat before we managed to get the suit off."

Billy Barratt, Barratt Southern Counties mascot, took the spoils on Monday ahead of last year's winner Mr Bumble from Barnett FC closely followed by Hotshot who was representing Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders Basketball Club.

Olympic gold medallist Iwan Thomas ran as BBC One Show mascot Onesie but could not keep up with Billy Barratt.

Kempton Park worked in partnership with Princess Alice Hospice to raise funds for the nominated charity of this year’s mascot race.

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Latest News   U's FDP Officer Honoured in Community Awards
27th April 2013

Surrey County FA 2013 Community Award Winners Announced The great and the good of grassroots football in Surrey have been celebrated in the annual FA McDonald's Community Awards, with a record 73 clubs, leagues and individuals nominated from throughout the County.

The prestigious set of Awards, now in their fourth year, recognise and reward people across Surrey who make a difference to the beautiful game in their local community - the people who dedicate their time to developing tomorrow's young talent and help ensure safety and best practice in clubs all over the County.

Many congratulations must go to Sutton United's Tony Henderson-Smith, who was named as Volunteer of the Year.  Everybody who knows Tony will agree that this award is very much deserved, although Tony's close friend, Jenny The Giraffe, was unavailable for comment.

Young Volunteer of the Year was awarded to Chloe Hobson from Guildford Saints. In the Charter Standard set of Awards, Club of the Year was won by Mitcham Park FC, Development Club of the Year went to AFC Brooklands, while Horsely FC were named Community Club of the Year.  Charter Standard League of the Year was won by the Surrey Youth League, making it a hatrick of successes for them in this category.  Finally Rob Matthews, of AFC Brooklands, was named Coach of the Year.

Each of the above winners will be recognised at the Surrey County FA Presentation Evening on August 1st (hosted by BBC 5Live's Gary Richardson), and then put forward for the Regional and then National set of Awards. Congratulations to all this year's winners and good luck in the next stage of the Award's process.

- article adapted from Surrey FA website -




Latest News   Trials announced for young players for 2013/14
25th April 2013

The club is holding trials for players, boys and girls, for its very successful Juniors section on Saturday 11th May.

As part of our continued re-structuring of the Junior/Youth Section and in partnership withthe club's (FDP) Football Development Plan, now is a great time or your son/daughter to bepart of the Juniors/Youth section at this exciting time. No booking required, please justturn up on the day. All our coaches are qualified and have the appropriate checks in line with our status as a FA Charter Standard Community Club.

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Latest News   Disability Awareness Day A Success Down The Lane
8th April 2013

The U's staged their 2nd annual Disability Awareness Day on Saturday and provided a showcase for a range of local organisations to promote the services, support and opportunities that they offer to people with disabilities and to those who care for them.

Highlights of the day included a boccia demonstration, blind football "taster" sessions and a 5-a-side  game between Sutton Eagles and a Chelsea FC disability team. 

We would like to thank everybody who attended and especially all of the organisations who partnered with us in making the day so successful, with a particular mention to Chelsea FC Foundation.  The day was one of the club's Public Health Responsibility pledges agreed with the Primary Care Trust, now the NHS SW London Public Health Directorate.

At half-time during Sutton's 3-0 win over Billericay, club chairman Bruce Elliott presented Sutton Mencap and Radio Marsden with cheques for £1,000 each from the Football Association, money raised from the FA's Community Shield match for which the club was eligible by reaching the 1st round of the FA Cup last season.

The two charities also benefited from a long-distance walk undertaken by six Sutton supporters, who set off from Faygate in West Sussex at 6 o'clock in the morning and arrived at Gander Green Lane at 2.10 pm, having covered just over 24 miles.

For a more in-depth review of the day, please click here.




Latest News   Disability Awareness Day: Full Event Schedule
4th April 2013
Disability Awareness Day
EVENT SCHEDULE
 
Promoting sport to those with disabilities.
 
Saturday 6th April 11am - 5pm
 
 

Disability Awareness Day

Event schedule

Morning "Sport for All session" Times Sq Lounge 11.00-2.30pm

  • Stalls - SCILL / Sutton MENCAP / EcoLocal / Sutton Runners / QEF Sutton Shopmobility / NAS Sutton / Cheam Marcua Swimming Club / Little Eden Project  
  • Demonstrations - Canine Partners Sutton /Riverside CC Boccia.
  • Mascots -Stamford the Lion / Jenny the Giraffe / PCSO Steve

Afternoon Session - 12.30pm - 2.30pm

  • 12.30 - Arrival of the Mayor (Councillor Sean Brennan).
  • 12:30-1:30 - Disability blind footballers taster session Chelsea FC Foundation on main pitch.
  • 1:30-2:30 - Football taster sessions from Chelsea FC Foundation in recreation ground.
  • 2.15 - Estimated arrival of charity walkers (Faygate to Sutton).
  • 2.30 - Close Sport For All Session Times Sq Lounge.
  • 2.30 - Estimated arrival of MP Paul Burstow and Deputy Mayor Councillor Joyce Melican

Match Sutton V Billericay Town

  • Half Price admission vouchers for all those attending the 'Sport for All' Session
  • 3.00 - KO 1st half - Teams to be lead on to the pitch by Sutton Eagles
  • 3.45 - 4.00 - Disability demonstration match Chelsea v Sutton Eagles
  • 3.45 - Presentation to Sutton MENCAP and Radio Marsden
  • 4.00 - KO 2nd half
  • 5.00 Event Close

Confirmed Participants:

  • Radio Marsden
  • Chelsea Football Foundation
  • Sutton MENCAP
  • Independence Homes
  • Sutton Eagles FC
  • SCILL: Sutton Centre for Independent Living and Learning     
  • National Autistic Society, Sutton Branch: Rainbow sibs
  • EcoLocal - disability cycling project based at Sutton Arena
  • Riverside CC Boccia
  • Sutton Runners
  • Canine Partners Sutton
  • Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation: Sutton Shopmobility
  • Cheam Marcua Swimming Club
  • London Borough of Sutton Community Sport & Physical Activity Team

Guests for the Day

  • Mayor (Councillor Sean Brennan)
  • Deputy Mayor (Councillor Joyce Melican)
  • Paul Burstow MP
  • Cllr Mary Burstow
 
 
Download Disability Awareness Day Event Poster/Flyer: Disability Awareness Day

Disability Awareness Day

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Latest News   Disability Awareness Day Saturday April 6th 11am-5pm
22nd March 2013
Disability Awareness Day
 
Promoting sport to those with disabilities.
 
Saturday 6th April 11am - 5pm
 
(inc our BBS league match v Billericay Town KO 3pm) 

We are happy to announce our second annual Disability Awareness Day to take place Saturday April 6th 2013. The event is aimed at promoting sport to those with disabilities. We start at 11am with a morning session 'Sport for All' which will take place in the club's Times Square Lounge. Our aim is to introduce people to disability sports and make it easier to join an appropriate club. Activities outside the hall will include Chelsea FC Foundation running blind football taster sessions. The Chelsea FC mascot 'Stamford the Lion' will meet up with our very own 'Jenny the Giraffe' and the Met's mascot 'PCSO Steve' There will be demonstrations from Sutton Runners and EcoLocal - a disability cycling project based at Sutton Arena.
 
In addition to the morning session, the afternoon will provide yet more activities including Chelsea coaching sessions, arrival of charity walkers, and a demonstration match between the Chelsea and Sutton Eagles disabled football teams at half time in our league match with Billericay Town. Presentations will be made to both Radio Marsden and our present charity of the season Sutton MENCAP, the details of which are a closely guarded secret?
 
Guests for the Day include the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Sutton, MP Paul Burstow, Cllr Mary Burstow, and there is also an invitation out to Paralympic champion David Weir.
 
With the event still growing we expect to be able to give full details of event attendees, guests and activities next week. Its not late to get your organisation involved and be part of this special day: Email community@suttonunited.net    
 
Download Disability Awareness Day Event Poster/Flyer: Disability Awareness Day

Disability Awareness Day

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Latest News   Community Fun Day well attended despite the weather.
20th March 2013
The second community fun day of the season, in partnership with the local Metropolitan Police Safer Neighbourhood Team, took place on Saturday 16th April 2013. Despite awful weather conditions which saw the match itself in doubt until 2pm @400 local school children swelled the match day match crowd to 840.
 
Event attendees took part in the ever popular Smith & Byford sponsored penalty competition. Local Metropolitan Police officers were on hand to meet members of the local community giving advice and listening to local residents concerns.
 

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Smith & Byford representative Sean Dorey presents the penalty shootout winners with trophies and prizes along with members of the Metropolitan Police safer neighbourhood team.

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Latest News   U's Appoint Community Outreach Team
18th March 2013

Sutton United has completed the appointment of its new Community Outreach Team, a move which greatly increases the club's capacity to deliver its ambitious community programme.

The U's go a lot further than many FA Charter Standard Community Standard clubs with the breadth of their programme, which extends beyond football and coaching for local youngsters to encompass healthy living, sustainability, careers advice and social awareness. The outreach team comprises Rob Hardy, Steve King and Will Letts. Rob is an experienced project manager and fund-raiser, Steve has a strong background in community initiatives and Will, whose grandfather Andrew was a previous chairman of the club, is a UEFA 'B' coach with a track-record in developing junior football teams.  The club would like to thank the Football Conference Trust for its support in making these appointments possible.




Latest News   Community Fun Day Saturday 16th March: Farnborough KO 3pm.
26th February 2013

We are pleased to announce that the next Community Fun Day in association with the Metropolitan Police Sutton West Safer neighbourhood team

Saturday 16th March H: Farnborough KO 3pm.

The event which has become ever popular with local school children over the past few seasons has gone from strength to strength with the last one swelling the crowd of the day to 1,321.

5000 tickets will be circulated to 10 local participating schools and Little Leagues. There will be plenty of activities and gifts including, free face painting. A chance to meet the METS PCSO Steve with his airwave radio friend Alpha, along with our very own and lovable Jenny the Giraffe. Even if your school is not one of the participants all children welcome for just £1 when accompanied by an adult.

The pre match entertainment includes the METS Sutton West Safer Neighbourhood teams Penalty shootout competition sponsored by our good friends Smith & Byford with the final and presentations at half time, so we sure to cheer your school.

Your local Metropolitan Police's Sutton West Safer Neighbourhoods team will be on hand to meet with local people. If you have any issues relating to community policing or wish to discuss any aspect in your area go and have a chat.

Come along and Join the Fun and watch the U's as they bid for a playoff place.
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Latest News   Chairman to walk to GGL to raise money for charity
26th February 2013

 

Dave Farebrother, Chairman of the Board at SUFC Ltd, was so inspired by watching the various athletes at last year's Olympic and Paralympic games that he has decided to walk to the match at home to Billericay on 6th April from his home near Horsham. A distance of about 25 miles. 

Dave will be joined by a small band of Sutton supporters including Press Secretary Tony Dolbear and Sarah Bleksley, who cycled to all of Sutton's away games two years ago. 

The walkers hope to raise as much money as they can for two of the club's charity partners, Sutton Mencap and Radio Marsden.

For more details, go to the JustGiving site.




Latest News   Valentines Disco this Saturday 7.30-11.30pm - Pay at the door!
13th February 2013

Valentines Disco this Saturday 7.30-11.30pm tickets £7.50 and available at the Times Square Lounge door from 7pm.

Proceeds from the event will be shared with the clubs charity of the season 'Sutton Mencap'.

2 DJ's playing disco tracks from the 70s/80s/90s.
 
Bar extension until 11.30pm.
 
 Raffle Prizes 
 
Free glow stick wristbands
 
Full Disco lighting.
 

More information email: community@suttonunited.net

 
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Latest News   Community events diary upcoming events.
5th February 2013
Community Events
 
Upcoming Diary Events.
 
 Come along and support your club in the Community!

Saturday 16th February: Valentines Disco tickets £7.50 in advance or on the door, proceeds split with our Charity of the season 'Sutton MENCAP'. 

Tuesday 26th February: V Hayes & Yeading, Local Residents Day. 

Saturday 16th March: Community Fun Day in association with the local MET. 

Saturday 6th April: Disability Awareness Day with guests The Chelsea FC football foundation. 

 

More information or to get involved email: community@suttonunited.net

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Latest News   Valentines Disco Sat 16th February - Times Square Lounge 7.30-11.30pm
22nd January 2013

Valentines Disco

Proceeds will be shared with our nominated charity, Sutton MENCAP: Download Poster/Flyer: Valentines Disco Poster
 
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Latest News   Sutton MENCAP Christmas Events Newsletter.
23rd November 2012
Sutton Mencap
 
Community Partners and Charity of the season
 
 Christmas Events Newsletter

We are pleased to pass on the good work of our Charity of the season and community partners Sutton MENCAP. Please see their Christmas newsletter packed with events for the festive season including coffee mornings, raffles and 'CinderABBA' Christmas show at the Secombe theatre:
 
Sutton MENCAP: Download Christmas Newsletter: Here 

Football TrialsClub chairman Bruce Elliott presented Tracey Hickey of Sutton MENCAP with the community partnership award earlier this season.

(Please note that Sutton Mencap are a separate charity to Mencap UK and do not receive national funding)

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Latest News   Event: 'Heroes Day' Saturday 17th November vs Bath City.
8th November 2012

Football Trials

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Latest News   Christmas Appeal
5th November 2012

Each year we undertake a Christmas gift delivery to children in local hospitals. Our sister club in Africa, SUFC Gambia does similar work with its own local community. One major difference is that they have very little of their own to begin with. Therefore, as last year, we are appealing for any unwanted items that you can spare to be brought down to the club where we will collect everything together and ship it out to Gambia for them to distribute.  Any items, as long as they are usuable, would be gratefully received and shared amongst the most needy in their community. Really anything would be useful, from an old electric kettle to clothing or tools.  You can see some of the items sent to Gambia last year in the two photos below.

If you have any clutter that you want to get rid of, then please bring it down to the club on any matchday.  

 Gambia Gifts 1 Gambia Gifts2

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Latest News   Inaugural 'Multicultural Day' heralded a great sucess!
27th October 2012
'Multicultural Day' 
 
Saturday 20th October 2012
 
Sutton Guardian "Sutton United lead the way on anti racism with United with the Community campaign"
 

Multicultural Day Saturday 20th October 2012 vs Staines Town.

On Saturday 20th October Sutton United held its Inaugural 'Multicultural day' Celebrating the clubs rich multicultural history of players and supporters who have had the privilege to be associated with the club over many years.
 
'United with the Community' campaign joined with their opponents for the day, Staines Town to promote the Football Association's initiative to 'Kick out Racism' and promote the Sutton's Black History Month.
 
To view the Multicultural Event page and photos: Click Here
 
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Latest News   SUFC Juniors 2012/13: 16 teams - Newsletter - Twitter - Player Vacancies
19th October 2012
SUFC Juniors
 
Season 2012/13 Update
 
Keep up to date with our 14 boys and 2 girls teams playing in 3 locations across the Borough.
 
Age ranges 6-15yrs
 

 
Sutton United FC Junior section now updated for season 2012/13 covering both and girls teams from the age of 6 right up to under 16's.
 
Latest news - Results - League Tables - Announcements - Player Vacancies - And more...
 
 
- October Junior Newsletter now available to download -
 
 
Follow Sutton United Juniors

http://twitter.com/

 

Follow us for all the latest news and results from the Sutton United FC Junior section.
 
VISIT THE 2012/13 UPDATED JUNIORS HOME PAGE
 
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Latest News   Event: 'Multicultural Day' Saturday 20th October 2012
12th October 2012
'Multicultural Day' 
 
Saturday 20th October 2012
 
Celebrating Sutton United's rich multicultural history
 
Also promoting the 'Let's Kick Racism Out' campaign .

Multicultural Day Saturday 20th October 2012 vs Staines Town.

The day celebrating Sutton United's rich multicultural history of players and supporters who have had the privilege to be associated with the club over many years.
 
Our guests for the day will be Sutton Black History Group and their chair, Veronica Fritzon (pictured - above) who will be hosting a stall displaying various ethnic items and books which helps support her group.
The club is also taking the opportunity to engage with the Football Association's 'Let's Kick Out Racism' campaign and will be joining with its opponents for the day, Staines Town, to make a show of solidarity with a short pre-match presentation of flags celebrating 'One Club, One Community'.
Sutton United's match programme for the day will also include a fascinating anthology of the many black and Asian players who have represented the club over the years.
 
At Sutton our long established multicultural links reach thousands of miles to the West African state of The Gambia where you will find the village of Lamin, home to Sutton United FC (Gambia) or SUFCG to whom we are proud to be associated.
 
Why not come and enjoy the Day!"
For more information Sutton's Black History month download leaflet:
 
For more information Football Association's 'Let's Kick Out Racism' campaign:

The event is another key strand of the club's 'United with the Community' programme and demonstrates its commitment to work with and represent the diverse community in which it resides.

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Latest News   Have your photo taken with the Olympic Torch this Saturday!
11th September 2012
Community Schools Day
 
Saturday 15th Sept 2012
 
Have you photo taken with the Olympic Torch!
 
(Event starts 1.30pm with KO at 3pm
Entry via the Gander Green Lane gates only)

Community Schools Day Saturday 15th September 2012 vs Havant & Waterlooville.

4000 FREE family entry tickets for the ever popular event have been distributed to local schools. Along with the opportunity to have your photo taken with the the Olympic Torch, there will be FREE face painting and the hotly contested penalty shootout competition.

The Mayor of Sutton Councillor Sean Brennan will be in attendence along with a number of local organisations.

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Latest News   Community Schools Day - Sat Sept 15th - Invited Schools list.
4th September 2012
Community Schools Day
 
Saturday 15th Sept 2012
 vs
Havant & Waterlooville
 
(Event starts 1.30pm with KO at 3pm
Entry via the Gander Green Lane gates only)

Community Schools Day Saturday 15th September 2012 vs Havant & Waterlooville.

FREE invitational event to local school children and their families in association with the Metropolitan Police Sutton West Safer neighbourhood teams.

Confirmed Invited Schools List:

Cheam Fields Primary, Manor Park Junior, Cheam Park Farm Primary, Devonshire Primary, St Celia's Primary, The Avenue Primary, Robinhood Primary, Homefield Preparatory School, Abbey Primary, Westbourne Junior.

Additional Schools:

Banstead Community Infants & Junior Schools.

Confirmed invited schools will receive automatic ticket allocation for pupils attending that school. Pupils at the additional schools will need to ask in their school office for tickets to the event. Any schools not included in the above list who wish to be part of the day may apply to community@suttonunited.net. Tickets will be made available in the week beginning 10th September. 
 
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Latest News   Community Schools Day -FREE EVENT- Saturday 15th Sept 2012
1st September 2012
Community Schools Day
 
Saturday 15th Sept 2012
 vs
Havant & Waterlooville
 
(Event starts 1.30pm with KO at 3pm
Entry via the Gander Green Lane gates only)

Community Schools Day Saturday 15th September 2012 vs Havant & Waterlooville.

FREE invitational event to local school children and their families in association with the Metropolitan Police Sutton West Safer neighbourhood teams.

The event which has become ever popular with local school children over the past few seasons has gone from strength to strength with the last one in April swelling the crowd to over 1300 despite the gloomy weather conditions.

If you attend one of our local schools or play in our local little leagues you will shortly be receiving one of these match posters with ticket attached entitling up to 2 adults and 4 children FREE entry at the event. All primary school age children have the opportunity to participate in the match day activities including the ever popular FREE penalty shootout competition with prizes and trophies supplied. FREE face painting will again be on hand to all children and a chance to meet the METS PCSO Steve with his airwave radio friend Alpha, along with our very own and lovable Jenny the Giraffe. Our good friends Radio Marsden and our Charity of the season MENCAP will also be in attendance.

Your local Metropolitan Police's Sutton West Safer Neighbourhoods team will be on hand to meet with local people. If you have any issues relating to community policing or wish to discuss any aspect in your area go and have a chat.

Keep a eye on event updates via our Community twitter account or via the website and watch out for your FREE event tickets.

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Gander Green Lane

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Latest News   Follow Sutton United Community on Twitter,
17th August 2012

As we look forward to another exciting season both on and off the pitch you can now follow all the clubs community activities via its very own Twitter feed. Find out where we will be next and get the latest information on all community events: Follow the Football Development Plan, Match day events, Junior Football, Community Partners, Schools coaching and more.......

 Follow Sutton Community  on
Gander Green Lane

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Sutton United Community: Follow us for all the latest news and events from Sutton United FC in and around the local community.

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Latest News   Sutton Mencap - Charity of the season and Community partners.
5th August 2012
Welcome
Sutton Mencap
 
 
Charity of the season 2012/13
and New community partners.

We're delighted to announce that SUTTON MENCAP are Sutton United's nominated charity for the coming 2012-2013 season. Representatives from the Sutton branch of the charity were the club’s guests at Saturday’s pre-season friendly at home to Carshalton Athletic.

A bucket collection held at the match started the season's fundraising off with a healthy £145.49 donated by the 2 sets of local supporters. At Halftime club chairman Bruce Elliott presented Tracey Hickey of Sutton MENCAP with a community partnership award.They join a ever growing list of local organisations working in partnership together with the club.

Football Trials

Aaron Burke from the charity got the opportunity to show off his penalty taking skills again after winning last season's disability day penalty competition but this time against first team U's goalkeeper Tom Lovelock.

 

Football Trials

Club chairman Bruce Elliott said: ‘’ We are pleased to welcome MENCAP as our charity for this season. We are looking forward to working with them to raise awareness of mental disabilities within the local community as part of our football development plan which aims to provide opportunities and state of the art sports facilities to all ages and abilities.’’

Tracey Hickey, the community and trust fundraiser for Sutton MENCAP, said: ‘"Sutton Mencap are delighted to have been chosen as Sutton United's Charity of the Season. We support children and adults with a learning disability and their carers by providing play, leisure and respite opportunities to over 200 local families. We are really looking forward to working with the club over the course of the season and to supporting the development of their disability football provision."

(Please note that Sutton Mencap are a separate charity to Mencap UK and do not receive national funding)

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Latest News   How Jenny Spent Her Summer!
3rd August 2012
'Jenny the Giraffe'
 
The club's lovable Mascot, Jenny on Tour - 2012
 
(Summer is a busy time for a Giraffe')
 
 

With the close season coming to an end it is time to report on the fantastic work done by Jenny the Giraffe on behalf of Sutton Utd FC as part of its commitment to the local community.

After the world-wide coverage, care of ESPN, following her appearance at the Notts County game last season (we even had calls from America) Jenny was in even more demand this summer and her busy schedule started to fill up almost as soon as the final whistle was blown. Whilst the players were sunning themselves on foreign shores and England flattered to deceive at the Euro’s, Jenny attended no fewer than 10 events over the summer months.

School fairs are very much her forte and this year she racked up a record five appearances at All Saints Benhilton, Cheam Park Farm, Westbourne (where she made her radio debut care of Radio Jackie – a definite ‘Sooty’ moment), Tweeddale and Morden Primary.

After her run out at in the Domino’s Pizza Mascot Grand National at Huntingdon last year where she came 5th there is no stopping the girl and this year she competed in the Horsham egg and spoon race (going out in a hotly contested semi-final), the Kempton Park Grand National finishing fourth (her dive for the line is must-see ‘you tube’ favourite) and a magnificent second in the 100 metres sprint at the St Helier Festival.

Not wishing to miss out on the Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations she also made a guest appearance at the Upland Road Jubilee Party and rounded off her busy schedule last week at the Sutton Green Summer Fair where she met many of her fans including the Mayor and local dancing troupes. Jenny is looking forward to a few weeks well-earned rest before she resumes her ‘day job’ of cheering on Dos and the boys for the coming season. She is also off the club shop to be fitted out in her new kit for next season. A little bird tells me that she has got her eye on the new away kit but if anybody would like to sponsor her for next season or book her for events please e-mail her at functions@suttonunited.net.

Many thanks go to Chris Henderson-Smith, Peter James and of course Tony Henderson-Smith for making all this possible.

Jenny's looking for a good start before running on to finish a credible 5th in the 2010 Mascot Grand National at Huntingdon.
 
Check out Jenny's very own page or follow her on Twitter : Click Here
 
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Latest News   Happy Soul Festival family fun day 9th June 2012
31st May 2012
Sutton United FC
(Proud hosts and partners of)
 
The Happy Soul Festival
 Family Fun Day
 
 
Borough Sports
Ground Gander Green Lane
Saturday 9th June 2012 :10am-5pm

Sutton and Merton Action for Kids who Care (SMAKC) are holding a free Family Fun Day to launch this new innovative project. Join in the Happy Soul football tournament followed by our mini Olympics hosted by Sutton United Football Club and Community Inspirations. While you're there enjoy face-painting, complementary therapies, a bouncy castle, performances from local community groups and much much more.

It could get messy! Expect dirty knees, grass stains and you could even end up with egg on your face in the egg and spoon race...

FURTHER INFO ON THE FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT: There will be three different age groups playing throughout the day U13, U14 - 16 and 16+. Registration of Teams begins at 9.30am. Register your interest now, as spaces are limited, by emailing happysoul@gerberaevents.co.uk.

There will also be a special performance from Orleta, a Polish Folk Song and Dance Group.

To attend the event booking is required via http://www.happysoulfestival.co.uk/how-to-book/online-booking-form/ or call Sutton Carers Centre on: 020 8296 5611.

For more information on the Fun Day download event Flyer:

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Latest News   Inaugural 'John Rains Trophy' resounding success.
21st May 2012
Inaugural
 
John Rains Trophy
 
 
Collingwood Recreation Ground Saturday 19th May 2012

"Saturday's (19 May 2012) inaugural John Rains Trophy hosted by Sutton Utd FC in the Collingwood Recreation Ground was a resounding success.

16 girls teams competed for the two Under 11 competitions with AFC Wimbledon winning the main John Rains Trophy and Sutton Schools' 'B' team winning the Plate. Croydon Schools and Sutton Schools' "A" were the respective runners up. Sutton Utd's own teams managed by Jacky Allen reached the semi-finals in the two competitions which was an excellent achievement. All girls competing received a specially crafted tournament medal.
 
The trophies were presented by Caroline McRoyall, Football Development Manager, Surrey County FA. The Mayor and Mayoress were also in attendance and the event was organised in conjunction with the Friends of Collingwood Rec's own Collingwood Rec Funday with a number of stalls and exhibitions taking place.
 
Chief Event organiser, Tony Henderson-Smith said 'Today's event illustrated the potential of the Rec for Community use both for football and other activities. The initial feedback from the parents and children who attended was that the day was hugely enjoyable and well orgainised. I am indepted to a great army of SUFC volunteers who made the day possible and look forward to further events in the future.'
 
Our sponsors for the day were Trevor Carvall's DCP Group (who sponsored the John Rains' Trophy), Phil White's Autotec Workshop and New Era Recycling Ltd. We are grateful for their support and look forward to further partnerships in the future.
 

Full details of the teams and results will be posted in our Community section shortly...
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Latest News   John Rains Trophy & Collingwood Fun Day - Sat 19th May!
16th May 2012
John Rains Trophy & Collingwood Fun Day
 
Collingwood Recreation Ground Saturday 19th May 9am-3.30pm.

Inaugural John Rains Trophy 9am-3pm

Sutton United is holding a Girls’ Under 11 Tournament at the Collingwood Road pitches this Saturday 19th May. Registration starts at 9am and anybody who can help out generally before to set up or during the day (it will finish about 3pm) would be very welcome. 

The girls will be playing for the inaugural John Rains Trophy. John of course was one of the first to start encouraging younger age group football with his Mini Soccer Schools and it is fitting that the Trophy will be played for by juniors. There will be teams coming from all over Surrey and South London including Woking, Croydon and Bexley and the quality of football should be great, so please come along and help out even if you can only manage an hour or so.

Collingwood Fun Day 10.30am-3pm

The tournament will take place in the back drop of the Freinds of Collingwood organised, Collingwood Fun Day also held in the recreation ground. The girls tournament starts at 9am with the Fun Day getting underway at 10.30am and running until 3pm. The Mayor and Mayoress will be in attendance, and there will plenty of activities, Bric-a-Brac, Book stalls, Jubilee Picnic, Fire Engine, Zumba demonstrations and much more. The Clubs main Bar will open throughout the event for liquid refreshments. So come along and enjoy fun!

If you can help out please email garethdmiller@hotmail.com as soon as possible so that we can allocate duties

For more information on the Fun Day download event Flyer:
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Latest News   United With The Community - Sutton Business Awards
12th May 2012

Last night Sutton United Football Club was awarded second place and Highly Commended in the Commitment to the Community category at the Sutton Business Awards, held at the Queen's Stand at Epsom Racecourse. Perhaps even more impressive was the fact that in the overall Business of the Year category we came third out of all businesses in the Borough and were awarded a Commended status accordingly.

This is an incredible achievement for a club run entirely by volunteers and is a staggering endorsement of the whole club both on and off the pitch. Thanks to everyone who played a part.

A full list of Award Winners can be found here.

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Latest News   Watch as 'Jenny' takes 4th in the Mascot Grand National (Video)!
12th May 2012
'Jenny the Giraffe'
 
Watch Jenny as she runs Mascot Grand National.
 
(Kempton Park Racecourse
Monday May 7th 2012 )

After Jenny's credible 5th in the 2010 race at Huntingdon she went one better at Kempton Park in this years race coming in 4th to Barnet's Mr Bumble who again romped to victory. Watch as Jenny raising money for Headley Court Rehabilitation Centre and chaperoned by Tony Henderson-Smith sticks her neck out to claim the best finish of any of the BSS mascots.

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Latest News   Sutton United FC (Gambia) - Football rules in Africa.
10th May 2012

An old friend of Sutton United, Belinda Sinclair travelled to The Gambia last month as part of her job as a photographer with a BBC film crew. The main mission was the making of a documentary about the Bansang Hospital Appeal which involved the delivery of scooters ridden across the Sahara to the hospital. On her way home she was kind enough to pop in on our friends Sutton United Gambia at their home in the suburbs of the Capital Banjul.

To see Belle's report and and photos from Banjul : Click Here

 

 
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Latest News   Community Fun Day attracts over 1300 despite the weather!
3rd May 2012

The second community fun day of the season, in partnership with the local Metropolitan Police Safer Neighbourhood Team, took place on Saturday 28th April 2012. Despite the somewhat damp conditions over 700 local school children swelled the match day match crowd to 1321.

Event attendees took part in the ever popular Smith & Byford sponsored penalty competition. There was free face painting, and the chance to meet local Metropolitan Police officers. MENCAP were on hand to provide some fun and games for the children. Local Indian Restaurant 'Star of India' provided 150 free curry's with Sainsbury helping to wash it down with 400 cans of Pepsi..

The event was graced with the presence of the Mayor and Mayoress of Sutton who were our guests for the afternoon. With the team completing a fine regular season with a 2-0 win against Farnborough to secure 4th place and a Blue Square South playoff spot, the afternoon could not have gone much better, if we ignore the weather that is! .

Photos and more information about
the Community Fun Day:
To Follow Shortly...

 
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Latest News   Jenny in Mascot Grand National - Kempton Park 7th May!
1st May 2012
'Jenny the Giraffe'
 
To run the Mascot Grand National.
 
(Kempton Park Racecourse
Monday May 7th 2012 )

After Jenny's credible 5th in the 2010 race at Huntingdon racecourse she will again take on the field in this years race at Kempton Park. There will be a sponsor sheet circulating in the Bar on Wednesday night. If you can't get to it you can email me your pledge and contact details. (anthony.henderson-smith@sky.com) This year the race is quite local being at Kempton Park and there is a full race card. It would be great to see some people there to support Jenny.

Funds raised for 'Jenny's' run will go to the HEADLEY COURT REHABILITATION CENTRE.

Kempton Park Mascot Grand National
AWT-Afternoon.
 
For full details on the event including prices and times:
 
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Latest News   SUFC Gambia's Edu and Buba interviewed by Radio Marsden.
19th April 2012
SUFC Gambia
 
Edu and Buba pay a visit to Radio Marsden.
 
 
(Don't miss their insightful interview!)

This coming Saturday, 21st April, Radio Marsden welcome special guests to the Sports Show.

Representatives from “Sutton United Gambia” (Edward Gibba and Buba Jassey) are over from West Africa on a fact-finding mission and they will be joining Lucy & Jason this Saturday from 2.00pm.

We’ll find out how the African connection to Sutton United came about, more detail about the team and players and what life is like in the Nawettan League in The Gambia.

The interview is a fascinating insight into life in this small African country and is both inspiring and humbling…….and funny !  Make sure you join us from 2.00pm to find out more.

Click Here to visit Radio Marsden website and tune in live:
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Latest News   Junior trials: U7-U12 plus FREE coaching sessions for ages U7-U8.
11th April 2012
SUTTON UNITED FC
 
Season 2012/13 Junior Trials.

Saturday 12 May 2012 - 10am

The sessions will be held at the Colingwood recreation ground adjacent to Sutton United FC. Players from U7 - U11 should be of a reasonable standard and preferably already playing either youth league or Little League level. In addition there will also be trials for U12's by appointment only.

Saturday 21st & 28th April 2012

In addition to the clubs main trials to be held at the Colingwood recreation ground 12th May 2012. We are offering 2 free coaching sessions at the Goals Centre in North Cheam for players of age groups U7 - U8. These sessions will also act as trials for season 2012/13.

To view more information on the trials and FREE coaching sessions see - Junior News: 
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Latest News   Community Fun Day returns Saturday 28th April: vs Farnborough.
9th April 2012

The ever popular Community Fun Day returns Saturday 28th April 2012 vs Farnborough.

The second Community Fun Day of the season in association with the Metropolitan Police Sutton West Safer neighbourhood team will take place on Saturday 28th April 2012 at our final home league match of the season against Farnborough.

The event which has become ever popular with local school children over the past few seasons has gone from strength to strength with the last one in September swelling the crowd to 1332 the highest home league attendance of the season to date.

All Children can join in the fun for just £1 (when accompanied by an adult) entry to the day even if not part of one of the participating schools. plenty of activities and gifts including, free Sweets, balloons, drinks, face painting. A chance to meet the METS PCSO Steve with his airwave radio friend Alpha, along with our very own and lovable 'Jenny the Giraffe'. Radio Marsden will be in attendance along with many more attractions to be confirmed over the few weeks....

The pre match entertainment includes the METS Sutton West Safer Neighbourhood team�s Penalty shootout competition sponsored by our good friends Smith & Byford with the final and presentations at half time, so we sure to cheer your school on.

Your local Metropolitan Police's Sutton West Safer Neighbourhoods team will be on hand to meet with local people. If you have any issues relating to community policing or wish to discuss any aspect in your area go and have a chat.

Come along and Join the Fun and watch the U's final home league game of the season.
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Latest News   Ground Development Plans: Fund-Raising & Latest Design Drawings
26th March 2012
Ground Development Plans 

Fund-Raising & Latest Pavillion Design Drawings

You may be aware of the proposals that we have been working on for  the last  2-3 years to redevelop the parkside of our stadium to provide new facilities that would support the re-introduction of football pitches into Collingwood Recreation Ground . This would also provide us with new facilities inside the stadium, including  new covered accommodation, toilets, snack bars and a club shop.  The parkside terracing touchline would be moved much closer to the touchline and we would like to square off the pitch perimeter fencing at the Collingwood Road end  thereby providing better viewing for spectators in a more enclosed, compact, atmospheric stadium.  Phase two of the plan would include the erection of covered terracing at this end of the ground and the opportunity to provide additional sports and community facilities behind it. These ground improvements are an intrinsic part of our fully developed Football Development Plan and would provide us with a range of facilities and a stadium of which we could all be very proud, thereby enabling our on-pitch ambitions to be given the very best chance to succeed.

 

Proposed floor plan Collingwood Recreation Ground side sports Pavilion and stand. 

We have had some very positive discussions so far with London Borough of Sutton, the county Football Association and various funding bodies and have now reached the stage where we need to submit a definite proposal. Architects have already produced some detailed drawings and we also have cost consultants on board to help us deliver value for money.  In order to submit our proposals for funding we need to able to commit to raising some initial capital, around 10% of the estimated costs.  Our Supporters’ Trust has already raised around a quarter of this, or 2.5% of the total, so now we need to raise the balance.

We are therefore inviting season-ticket holders to make a donation of £250 to the redevelopment fund. In return, we will give a 10% reduction against your annual renewal costs for each of the next ten seasons.  If the project does not go ahead for any reason then the money raised will be used for alternative ground improvement works.  This scheme is, of course, also open to supporters who are not currently season ticket holders but may be considering it for next season.

 

Proposed elevations Collingwood Recreation Ground side sports Pavilion and stand. 

We know that the general economic situation is not the best it has been, but we hope you will give serious consideration to the scheme as the raising of these initial funds is crucial if we are to successfully implement this ground development initiative.

To view full size design drawings:
 
To get involved:
In a change to the letter sent to season-ticket holders this week, cheques should be made payable to Sutton United Supporters' Society, not "Trust"
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Latest News   Sutton United Girls' 7 a Side Football Tournament.
12th March 2012
 Sutton United Girls' 7 a Side Football Tournament
 
Collingwood Recreation Ground
Saturday 19th May
9.30am-2.30pm 

Girls, get your team together and apply now!

Under 10 and Under 11 age groups
Individual medals and team trophies
Short Breaks between matches
Penalty Shoot-out competition 
Fully qualified Match officials 
Free raffle with Programme
Free competition Tshirt
Warm up areas
  

For More information and to download application form:
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Latest News   Cheam Park Farm School Day - 25th FEBRUARY
21st February 2012
CHEAM PARK FARM DAY 25th FEBRUARY - Vs WESTON SUPER MARE
 
We are pleased to announce our first dedicated Schools day with the attendance of pupils, family and staff of Cheam Park Farm Junior School.
 
Two squads of boys and girls teams will be attending and arriving at 1.30pm to taken on a tour of the ground culminating with photographs on the pitch with Jenny The Giraffe.
 
We are pleased to welcome Headmaster Mr Phil Hedger and the Deputy Head Norman Coleman as guests for pre-match lunch.
 
FREE raffle for all pupils attending  with the winners announced at Half time. The 2 elected teams with lead the players onto the field prior to kick off. I addition both teams will receive free meal vouchers and  at the end of the match both teams will be presented with a gift in the clubs Times Square Lounge.
 
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Latest News   Nonsuch Park 10K Charity Fun Run - NOW 26 FEBRUARY
15th February 2012

This year's Nonsuch Park 10K Charity Fun Run will now be held on Sunday 26 February at 11am, after the event was postponed on 5 February due to the bad weather. Our own Mike Bryant is taking part to raise funds for the Football Development Plan and a local charity. If you would like to sponsor Mike please email commercial@suttonunited.net with your pledge.

We will  be making a collection on his behalf at the home game against Weston-super-Mare on Saturday 25 February, and if you can help by going round the ground with a collecting bucket either before the game, at half time and at the end of the game, please email the above address or call Graham Baker on 07816 088281.

For further information on the Fun Run, or if you would like to enter, please contact Mark Caswell of MCC Promotions on 07977 831519, and don't forget to go along to Nonsuch Mansions and Park on Sunday 26 February to support Mike on his run.

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Latest News   Disability Awareness Day: Sat 17th December 2011
7th December 2011
Disability
Awareness
Day
 
Saturday 17th December 2011 Sutton United Vs Welling United Event 2pm-5pm

The club is proud to announce its first Disability Awareness Day (DAD) aimed at promoting sport to all with disabilities. All those with a disability including associated carers will be admitted free to of charge to the event to include our Bet Square South match against Welling United.

Participants in the pre match activities include, Radio Jackie who will be cover the event. The Communication Workers Union, who will be handing out free Disability Day T-shirts to event goers. Sutton Eagles FC (the areas only disabled football team) will be present to show off their football skills. MENCAP will also be in attendance along with many other attractions.

Disability comes in many forms, some visible and others not, disability can be present from birth or due to an event in later life. The one common aspect is that all disabilities provide challenges be it from a mental health issue or loss of a limb. Sport provides inspiration for many not only to meet those challenges but surpass them. As part of the Football Development Plan Sutton United is committed to the development of opportunity to those with disabilities to participate in sport.

For information on the Disability Awareness Day and ways to get involved: 
 
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Latest News   Residents' Day 25th October, vs Salisbury City.
16th October 2011
Sutton United Residents' Day
 
Tuesday 25th October, 7.45pm Salisbury City

At Sutton United we are aware that having a football club as a neighbour is not always convenient and we are grateful for everyone's understanding. However, you also believe that having a successful football club can play an important role in the life of a town or community and, as many of you will know we have a very active Supporters' Trust and Football Development Plan team who are committed to strengthening the links between Sutton United and its local community.

We would therefore like to invite residents in our immediate vicinity to attend our home league match on Tuesday 25th October, against Salisbury City in the Blue Square Bet South competition, as our guests. Vouchers are currently being delivered given one free admission ticket per household, however if you require additional tickets please notify us by e-mail and tickets will be for collection on the door.

In our main hall, the Times Square Lounge, there will also be an opportunity to catch up with the plans for the community facility proposed for construction on the Collingwood Recreation Ground side of our stadium. You may have already noticed the return of pitches in to the recreation ground and resumption of kids' football but that is only step one. What is really needed is the provision of suitable changing facilities in a flexible structure that can also play host to a variety of community uses.

Please send additional ticket requests no later then Sunday 22nd October, 2011
 
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Latest News   Community fun day attracts largest league crowd of the season!
26th September 2011

The first community fun day of the season, in partnership with the local Metropolitan Police Safer Neighbourhood Team, took place on Saturday 24th September 2011. The ever more popular event attracted a match crowd of 1332, the club's largest league crowd of the season to date.

On a warm Autumn day around 750 local school children and parents enjoyed the many attractions which included face painting, the chance to meet their local Metropolitan Police officers. The children received free gifts and souvenirs with Sainsbury in attendance to supply the free refreshments.

Hundreds of children invited to the event again took part in the Smith & Byford sponsored penalty shootout competition battling down to just 2 winners at half-time walking away with the coveted prizes. The presentations were made by club guest of the afternoon Comedian Tim Vine, who can be seen below shaking the hand or paw? of 'Jenny the giraffe' shortly after smashing his penalty past the hapless club mascot. All under the gaze of Gordon stractham who I don't think will be looking to further either's football careers.

Photos and more information about
the Community Fun Day:
To Follow Shortly...

 



Latest News   Football returns to Collingwood recreation ground this Sunday!
22nd September 2011
Football's Coming Home
 
Collingwood Recreation Ground Sunday 25th September 2011. KO from 9.00am

After the excitement of the club's community fun day this Saturday why not pop down to Collingwood recreation ground on Sunday (25th September). The latest success in the club's ongoing community programme will see 6 Junior U's teams returning to play their matches in the shadow of the stadium.

The return of football to the recreation ground on newly prepared pitches marks a major milestone towards the aims of the football development plan (FDP). The 2.5 million 5yr project seeks to provide state of the art facilities installed to make Collingwood recreation ground a fulcrum for local leisure activities.

The first match will KO at 9.00am with matches played throughout the morning. Rose's Tea Bar will be open for refreshments and there will be half price bacon rolls for any SUFC season ticket holder. Come along, watch and support - you will be impressed by the standard!

To find more about the aims of the Football Development Plan: 
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Latest News   Community fun day announced: Saturday 24th September 2011!
31st August 2011
The ever popular Community Fun Day set to make its Blue Square South Debut.

The first Community Fun Day of the season in association with the Metropolitan Police Sutton West Safer neighbourhood team will take place on Saturday 24th Maidenhead 2011 at our home league match against Maidenhead United.

The event which has become ever popular with local school children over the past few seasons has gone from strength to strength with the last one swelling the crowd of the day to 1552 the highest Ryman league attendance of the season outside the playoff matches.

All Children can join in the fun for just 1 (when accompanied by an adult) entry to the day even if not part of one of the participating schools. plenty of activities and gifts including, free Sweets, balloons, drinks, face painting. A chance to meet the METS PCSO Steve with his airwave radio friend Alpha, along with our very own and lovable Jenny the Giraffe. Radio Marsden will be in attendance along with many more attractions to be confirmed over the few weeks....

The pre match entertainment includes the METS Sutton West Safer Neighbourhood teams Penalty shootout competition sponsored by our good friends Smith & Byford with the final and presentations at half time, so we sure to cheer your school on.

Your local Metropolitan Police's Sutton West Safer Neighbourhoods team will be on hand to meet with local people. If you have any issues relating to community policing or wish to discuss any aspect in your area go and have a chat.

Come along and Join the Fun and watch the U's as they home on on the League Title.
 



Latest News   Your Club Acting Positively on CO2
17th August 2011

Sutton United is delighted to become the worlds first Planet Positive football club.

Everyone will be aware of the threat that we all face from climate change and businesses across the globe are working hard to reduce their own carbon footprints, to be more efficient in the ways that they use energy. Of course, some people remain sceptical of the effect of human activities on the planets atmosphere but the beauty of energy efficiency as a means of mitigating the impacts of climate change is that it remains a good thing to do irrespective of the accuracy of the science. Who wouldn't want to use less energy and save money ?

To read more on the Planet Postive initiative Click here...

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Latest News   Radio Marsden Sports Show returns.
5th August 2011

After a summer hiatus, the Radio Marsden Sports Show returns this Saturday 2pm - 6pm.

Presented by Lucy Conquest and Jason Reynolds, there will be the usual focus on all of our local non-league clubs, including the second leg of the Sutton Advertiser Cup between Sutton Utd & Carshalton Athletic, together with the many friendlies that are taking place on the eve of the new season.

We will also be featuring AFC Wimbledon's first-ever Football League game which is against Bristol Rovers this Saturday. We will be speaking to Dons manager Terry Brown and also AFC Chief Executive Erik Samuelson about their rise through the leagues and what the momentous achievement means for the club and its' supporters.

You'll hear about all of the goals as they go in and a brand new Sports Show Challenge will be unveiled.

Click Here to visit Radio Marsden website for more festival details:
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Latest News   Sutton United Support Annual Cheam Football Festival.
5th August 2011

Sutton United FC proudly supported the Annual Cheam Community Football Week. The Event held at Cheam Park 25th-29th July 2011 saw the ever popular free coaching event attract over 400 local younger's age 6-11.

The 5 day event is run by the Metropolitan Police Cheam Safer Neighbourhood Team in association with Sutton United and sponsored by local businesses. Veteran U's Goal Keeper Clive Offer kindly donated his time to provide the children with a excellent 2 hour coaching session. On Friday Jenny the Giraffe attended the final awards ceremony.

You may just notice 'Jenny' pictured here with children from the event and Met Officers who ran the highly successful event.

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Latest News   Football 4 Girls Event leads to 2 new girls teams for 2011/12
1st July 2011
Football4Girls
 
Event success leads to formation of new U10 and U11 girls teams for season 2011/12

SUTTON United and Little League Football joined forces on Saturday 25th June to run the Football 4 Girls Funday and team trials for local girls at Collingwood Road Recreation Ground next to United's Stadium.

The joint venture proved very successful with more than 50 girls attending and U10 and U11 girls' teams were established for next season.

John James, a member of Sutton United's Football Development Plan Team, said: "Sutton United's aim is to bring back football into the park and to develop proper changing rooms and other facilities and Saturday's event gave a taster of what can be achieved."

Surrey FA Women and Girls' Development Officer Jon Burr attended, as did other officers from the Central FA including Skills Coach Eduado Rubio, who will be holding an FA Skills Festival at the Recreation Ground on August 9.

See our main Junior News section for more playing opportunities ages 6-16yrs for season 2011/12 
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Latest News   Radio Marsden Country Music Festival 10th July.
28th June 2011

Our good freinds and community partners Radio Marsden are delighted to annouce the 2011 Sutton Country Music Festival.

On Sunday 10th July, in the grounds of the Royal Marsden Hospital at Sutton (Cotswold Road entrance), they will be showcasing six live acts, beginning at 10.30am.

Among the acts appearing on the day will be Kickin Country, Kevin Bull and the fantastic Bobby D Sawyer from Nashville.

There is free parking on site throughout the day and entrance is by donation as all monies raised go towards keeping Radio Marsden broadcasting to the patients of the two hospitals.

Bring a chair and your best dancing boots and join us for a fabulous day of country music entertainment.

Click Here to visit Radio Marsden website for more festival details:
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Latest News   Football 4 Girls Event Saturday 25th June (open session).
6th June 2011
Football4Girls
 
Saturday 25th June: 10:00am-1.00pm
All girls up to the age of 16
(OPEN SESSION)

Girls, are you interested in playing football ?

On Saturday 25th June Sutton United in conjunction with the local Little Leagues are holding an open girls football day which will include trials for new under 10 and under 11 Girls teams for the 2011-2012 Season.

All girls up to the age of 16 interested in football are invited to attend and there will be lots of football related events going on, including a girls exhibition match, penalty shoot-out competition and a 2 v 2 skills cage. So girls come along and give it a go!

See our main event page for full details on the day and schedule



Latest News   Sarah Bleksley's away travel by cycle raises a massive 3692.76 !!
20th May 2011
Sarah Bleksley completes the mammoth task of cycling to all 21 away league grounds in season 2010-11 covering 957.5 miles and raising an amazing 3692.76 in aid of the clubs Football Development Project which aims to bring state of the art facilities to Collingwood Recreation Ground.    

Sarah wishes to thank all those who have pledged money and supported her in achieving the task. For those still to pay their pledges the following table gives a guide on payment amounts depending on the type of pledge made:  

As I cycled 957.5 miles, "per mile" pledges rounded to the nearest penny are:
1p per mile = 9.58
5p per mile = 47.88
10p per mile = 95.75
20p per mile = 191.50
50p per mile = 478.75

"Per ground" pledges are:
1 per ground = 21
5 per ground = 105
10 per ground = 210

Please Sarah's blog for the final instalment, the trip to Billericay Read Sarah's Blog....  For details of where to send your payment see the pledge page: See FDP Cycle Pledge Page....

It's not too late to pledge if you have not yet done so, but I would be grateful if all monies were received by 30 June, a cheque with final amount will be presented to the club early in the new season.

To find out more about the Football Development Plan See FDP Section for full details....

To view the final statistics and make a pledge or see payment information:
 



Latest News   Supporters Match Raises 700 to head busy weekend at GGL.
19th May 2011
Supporters get the weekend of to a winning start at GGL as they defeat the Junior Managers XI 6-4.
 

On Friday the annual Supporters v Junior Managers match took place raising @700 for the Junior club section. First team player Steve McKimm turned out for the supporters to help them register their first victory against the Junior managers in the annual event. First half Man of the first half was shared by Paul Loughlin (for his finger tip save and his goal assist) and Phil Clarke (four first half goals). The second half Man of the match again being the supporters' keeper this time Peter James after a string of close range saves saw the match end: Supporters 6 Junior Managers 4. For a full report and match photos click here.

On Saturday Roehampton College held their annual student event at GGL with around 400-500 students in attendance.

Sunday saw no let up as the Juniors held trials on the main pitch which was attended by @100 local children hoping to gain a place in one of the club's junior sides. With the number of teams set to increase next season as part of the Football Development Plan, keep up to speed with the latest additions and vacancies through the summer via our Junior News Section.. See Junior News Section....

Sunday evening saw the last action on the GGL pitch this season as it played host to the local Metropolitan Police team who took on the Royal Mail in a fundraiser which raised 200 for Help the Heroes.

To find out more about the
Football Development Plan
 



Latest News   Supporters v Junior Managers match 13th May KO 7.45
9th May 2011
7.45pm kick-off, bar open from 7pm, all monies raised goes towards Sutton United Juniors.
 
Entrance Fee minimum donation is just 2 - U16's FREE 

This Friday the hallowed Gander Green Lane turf will host its annual Supporters v Junior Managers match in a fundraiser event for the Junior club section.

In what has become an annual event the supporters will again attempt to overturn their woeful form which has seen them soundly beaten by the clubs Junior section managers in both previous matches. It has been rumoured that this year the supporters have been attempting to sign the odd first team U's player to combat their general lack of fitness and resilience. It promises to be an action packed, fun evening with all money raised going to the junior section of the club in their quest to find tomorrows stars.




Latest News   Sarah Bleksley set to complete marathon away ground cycle ride.
28th April 2011

Sarah Bleksley is set to complete her amazing marathon of cycling to every league away match this season when she travels to Billericay Town this Saturday in aid of the Football Development Plan (FDP).

With over 900 miles covered and 20 away grounds visited so far Sarah is set to raise over 3000 in pledges if she completes the final journey successfully. All the money raised will go towards the clubs Football Development Plan which aims to provide state of the art sports facilities for Collingwood recreation ground. Sarah has received a warm welcome at all the grounds she has visited with many away supporters dipping in to their pockets to contribute to the fund.

Its not too late to pledge if you have not already done so, and you can keep up to date with Sarah's blog as she details her quite adventurous travels. A reminder to all those who have pledged money throughout the season that you will find payment details on the pledge page.

Sarah wishes to thank everyone for their unbelievably support whether through donations, pledges, lifts home or just encouragement which has helped her keep going throughout the season.

To find out more about the Football Development Plan See FDP Section for full details....

To view the latest distance cycled and to make your pledge:
 



Latest News   Sutton United Junior Team Trials - 15th May 2011
27th April 2011
Sutton United - Junior Team Trials
 
Sunday 15 May 2011 at: Sutton Utd FC, The Borough Sports Ground, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Surrey SM1 2EY

Would you like to play football in a junior team for the newly crowned Ryman Premier Champions!? We are pleased to announce open trials for new players/teams to play 7-aside mini football and newly introduced 9-a-side for this coming season 2011/12. Our teams currently play in the Epsom & Ewell League (Saturdays) and Surrey Youth League (Sundays).

The sessions will be held on the main pitch of Sutton Utd FC by managers/coaching staff. Players from U9 - U11 should be of a reasonable standard and preferably already playing either youth league or Little League level.

Having recently achieved FA Community Standard our junior coaches have attained the minimum FA Coaching Certificate Level 1 or Level 2. Our 7-a-side games are played at Sutton Cricket Club, Cheam Village on arguably the best pitches in the area, with the 11 a side teams playing at Collingwood Rec adjacent to Sutton Utds main stadium.

All Enquiries Kevin Howard
07774 244278 or email:
 
For More information and to download flyer see:
 



Latest News   Community Fun Day attracts largest crowd of the season!
27th March 2011

The second community fun day of the season, in partnership with the local Metropolitan Police Safer Neighbourhood Team, took place on Saturday 16th April 2011. The ever more popular event attracted a match crowd of 1552, not only the club's largest crowd of the season to date but also capturing the highest attendance for any match in the Ryman Premier League for season 2010/11.

On a warm spring day just under 1000 local school children and parents enjoyed the many attractions which included face painting, the chance to get to see a fire engine up close, a look at the Metropolitan Police CCTV van in operation, free gifts such as sweets drinks and club souvenirs and more.

Hundreds of children invited to the event again took part in the Smith & Byford sponsored penalty shootout competition battling down to just 2 winners at half-time walking away with the coveted prizes. Radio Marsden, the club's charity of the season, broadcast their Saturday afternoon sports show live from the ground on what turned out to be a historic afternoon as although not confirmed for 24hrs the team's 8th consecutive home win had seen them clinch the Ryman League championship.

Photos and more information about
the Community Fun Day:
 



Latest News   Community Fun Day Announced: 16th April 2011 vs Hastings United
20th March 2011
Community Fun Day Announced: 16th April 2011 vs Hastings United

The second Community Fun Day of the season in association with the Metropolitan Police Sutton West Safer neighbourhood team will take place on Saturday 16th April 2011 at our home league match against Hastings United.

The event which has become ever popular with local school children over the past few seasons has gone from strength to strength with the last one swelling the crowd of the day to 1253 just 12 short of the highest Ryman league attendance of the season.

All Children can join in the fun for just 1 (when accompanied by an adult) entry to the day even if not part of one of the participating schools. plenty of activities and gifts including, free Sweets, balloons, drinks, face painting. A chance to meet the METS PCSO Steve with his airwave radio friend Alpha, along with our very own and lovable Jenny the Giraffe. Radio Marsden (our elected charity of the season) will be broadcasting their Saturday Sports show live from the event, to both hospitals and across the globe on the Internet. Sutton Fire Station will be sending a fire crew and Engine to give fire prevention advice and much more....

The pre match entertainment includes the METS Sutton West Safer Neighbourhood teams Penalty shootout competition sponsored by our good friends Smith & Byford with the final and presentations at half time, so we sure to cheer your school on.

Your local Metropolitan Police's Sutton West Safer Neighbourhoods team will be on hand to meet with local people. If you have any issues relating to community policing or wish to discuss any aspect in your area go and have a chat.

Come along and Join the Fun and watch the U's as they home on on the League Title.
 



Latest News   Carers Day at Sutton United FC 26 March 2011
8th March 2011
26th March is Carers Day.
 
Sutton United FC is pleased to support the Mayors nominated charity for 2011 and has dedicated the game against Canvey Island on 26 March as a special event for Carers.

The day has been identified as one to recognise the valuable work undertaken by Carers in the London Borough of Sutton.

The day is focused on giving registered carers a day out with free entry to the important Ryman Premier League match against Canvey Island as guests of Sutton Carers Centre and Sutton Utd FC. A number of carers are also to be invited to attend for a pre-match lunch. A key message of the day will be to raise the profile of the Sutton Carers Centre and to raise some money for the Centre and its vital work.

In addition, the club is honoured to announce the attendance of a number of local dignitaries to the day.

Lady Mayor of Sutton, Margaret Court
 
MP for Sutton and Cheam, Hon Paul Burstow
 
Cllr. Marlene Heron (Chair Sutton Local Committee and Adult Carers Champion)
 
Cllr Lord Graham Tope (CBE)

As a FA Charter Standard Community Club SUFC is proud to engage with all members of the diverse community in which it resides

To view the work and services offered by the Sutton Carers Centre please visit their website:
 
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Latest News   The FA Community Awards 2011 Presented by McDonalds
5th March 2011

The search begins for Surrey grassroots football clubs, coaches and volunteers.

The FA and its Community Partner, McDonalds, have today announced that nominations for the second FA Community Awards are now open. The awards aim to recognise and reward grassroots clubs and volunteers across the country, the unsung heroes of grassroots football in communities across England , and they want people in Surrey to get involved.

The Surrey County FA is calling on people from across the region for nominations for the eight award categories so that they can be recognised for their achievements.

The eight award categories are:
Outstanding Contribution Award
The FA Community Club Award
The FA Development Club Award
The FA Charter Standard Club Award
Volunteer of the Year Award
Young Volunteer of the Year Award
Coach of the Year Award
The FA Charter Standard League Award

Closing Date 18th March 2011

For more details see our website http://www.surreyfa.com/News/2011/02/NominationsNowOpenFor.htm




Latest News   Girls Coaching Sessions for Years 10 13
2nd March 2011
Girls Coaching Sessions
 
Surrey County FA in conjunction with Sutton United FC are offering a new programme for Girls in Years 10 13.

The sessions will run from 1st March 2011 for a MINIMUM of 6 weeks. The sessions will continue after Easter if the numbers are good.

Nonsuch High School for Girls Every Tuesday Evening, 4:00pm 5:00pm (Please bring suitable footwear for grass and Shin pads)

Nonsuch Playing Field, Nonsuch High School for Girls, Ewell Road, Cheam, SM3 8AB.

To register your interest contact Jon Burr on 01372 384742 or email:



Latest News   Sutton United Awarded 'FA Charter Standard Community Club' Status
12th February 2011

Following the preliminary indication from Surrey FA last summer, we received the following confirmation from the Football Association.

"We are pleased to inform you that Sutton United FC has achieved The FA Charter Standard Community Club status on 07 Feb 2011.

You will receive your certificate and a covering letter shortly.

Best wishes,

The FA Charter Standard team."

Congratulations to everybody involved in securing this achievement. Nobody should underestimate the work that had to go into this.




Latest News   Supporters WALL OF FAME' sponsor a brick!
4th February 2011

This initiative is aimed at acknowledging the great supporters we have at the Club and also raising money for the Football Development Plan and the Stadium Development.

The scheme involves sponsoring a brick that will be incorporated in a special Supporters Wall of Fame. The wall will be erected in a prominent part of the new development and will be a permanent record of the terrific supporters we have and also serve as a memorial for those loyal supporters who have passed away.

Each brick will cost 30 to sponsor and until such time as the development takes place a record will be kept of sponsors by way of a large wall displayed in the Stadium Bar. At this time you are not required to contribute any money merely to agree to sponsor a brick.

Please consider sponsoring a brick which will be a permanent record of your support for this great club. Sponsor early to choose your position in the wall.

Simply download the sponsorship form and return it to the club shop to make your mark in history.
 



Latest News   Football Development Plan: Vacancy - Coaching Co-Ordinator.
29th January 2011

The football development project setup to develop football at all levels and abilities within the community requires a Coaching Co-Ordinator. This exciting role as part of the FDP team will be responsible for developing a comprehensive coaching programme for the whole Club. The position will be the main point of contact for all coaching. The successful applicant will need to establish or possess a clear understanding of the FA coaching structure and available courses plus manage the changing culture of coaching/coaches within the club.

To find out more about this exciting role within the Football Development Team See FDP Vacancy Section for full details....

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Latest News   The halfway point and 500 miles beckon for the FDP cycle ride.
6th January 2011

Sarah Bleksley is set to reach the halfway point in her cycle to all away league matches this season in aid of the Football Development Plan (FDP).

With 465 miles covered and 10 away grounds visited so far Sarah will achieve the 500 milestone if she successfully makes it to Horsham on Saturday. An amazing 1682.97 has been pledged so far in aid of the FDP which aims to provide state of the art sports facilities for Collingwood recreation ground. Sarah has received a warm welcome at all the grounds she has visited with many away supporters dipping in to their pockets to contribute to the fund.

Its not too late to pledge if you have not already done so, and you can keep up to date with Sarah's blog as she details her quite adventurous travels.

To find out more about the Football Development Plan See FDP Section for full details....

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Latest News   Jenny makes it through the snow to visit Children at Queen Mary's
20th December 2010

Giraffes' do not usually go out in a foot of snow - but this one did! Yes, the heaviest snow fall in 20 years wasn't going to stop Jenny the Giraffe and a merry band of Sutton Utd Club representatives visiting the children and staff of Queen Mary's Hospital in St. Helier.

Jenny suitably kitted out in her special Santa hat along with Steve McKimm, Clive Baxter and Kennedy Adjei distributed gifts to the children kindly donated by Flair Leisure Products, and chocolates to the staff of the children's ward.

Jenny also wanted to say a big thank you to Tony, John, Gareth and Dan for making sure she got there on time to meet the boys and girls - and got her home! Thanks also to Ronayne Marsh-Brown who drove all the way from West London but sensibly went straight home before the visit because of the worsening road conditions.

Left: Steve McKimm and Kennedy Adjei hand out presents to the children.
 
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