CHAIRMAN’S BLOG                         NEW !  9.9.17

My latest ‘Chairman’s Blog’ is now online which looks back at our Pre-Season preparations and results, plus various problems that are oftyen encountered when registering new players.
CLICK HERE to visit the Chairman’s Blog page for this season and read all about it !

Links to Archive Chairman's Blogs from previous seasons can also be found on that page.


                      BARNET SUNDAY LEAGUE CUP DRAWS FOR SEASON 2017-2018                 NEW  9.9.17

In the League Senior Cup (which is for all teams in the Premier Division and Divisions One & Two), we have a Bye in the First Round (as do most other teams), then in the Second Round we are at Home to Highgate Albion Reserves, who are now in the Premier Division alongside their First Team. If we win that match, we will then be at Home again in the Third Round to either Zenit St. Whetstone (from Division Two) or Roving Reporters’ First Team (from the Premier Division). The League Senior Cup Second Round will not be played until November this season.
CLICK HERE for the full League Senior Cup draw & results on the League website.

In the League Junior Cup (which is for all teams in Divisions One & Two plus any Veterans Teams who wish to enter), we will be playing at Home to Zenit St. Whetstone in the First Round, then in the Second Round we will be at Home again if we win, this time to Brotherhood Vets. The League Junior Cup First Round will also not be played until November this season.

CLICK HERE for the full League Junior Cup draw & results on the League website.

All three of the League’s Cup Finals this season will take place on the same day (Sunday 13th May) at Wingate & Finchley FC. (10.30, 1.30 & 4.30 pm Kick-Offs with the Veterans Cup Final first and the Senior Cup Final last).


                       LONDON F.A. SUNDAY JUNIOR CUP DRAW FOR SEASON 2017-2018          UPDATED 9.9.17

The draw for this season's London F.A. Sunday Junior Cup is now here on the London F.A. website.

We have a Bye in the First Round (as do many other teams), then in the Second Round (to be played on Sunday 29th October) we will be at Home to PANATHINAIKOS. Details of that match are now on the Forthcoming Fixtures page.
If we beat Panathinaikos and get through to the Third Round (to be played on Sunday 3rd December), we will be at Home again to either GREEN STREET GREEN or AFC MORTLAKE. Green Street Green finished third from bottom in the bottom division of the Metropolitan Sunday League in South-East London last season and they also lost 3-0 in the First Round of this competition last year, albeit to a very good side from a higher division in their League. AFC Mortlake appear to be a newly-formed side this season, playing in the bottom Division of the Southern Sunday League. Here is their Twitter page. However, we got knocked out last season by a team from that League, so we will need to take them seriously if they get through. The Third Round certainly looks like we have got an easy draw compared to who we could have got though.
If we get through to the Fourth Round (on Sunday 21st January) we will then be AWAY to either AFC ROSE, PETTS WOOD VULTURES, EDMONTON LIONS UNITED or LEYTON CELTIC. AFC Rose are a new team in Division Two of the Edmonton Sunday League this season who we know nothing about at the moment. Petts Wood Vultures are the team from Division One of the Metropolitan Sunday League who beat Green Street Green 3-0 in last season’s competition. They then lost on penalties in the next round to mid-table KOPA League team St. Panteleimon, but that wasn’t a bad result and they certainly look like the strongest team out of these four and the ones we are most likely to face. They play in Bromley, which is a difficult place to get to. Edmonton Lions United are a mainly Turkish team from Division Two of the Edmonton Sunday League, and their Home ground is at Church Street Rec. Obviously we hope they get through, as we will actually be able to park in our own ground and just walk over the road ! The only problem with them is that they wear all green, so we would have to wear our old orange shirts...unless we can find a sponsorship for a new change strip by then. Leyton Celtic appear to be a newly-formed club in Division One (the second division down of five) in the Essex Sunday Corinthian League. They play at the Douglas Eyre Playing Fields in Walthamstow...a place where the pitches are a mile away from the changing rooms. They also almost certainly wear green. They will also be a good side judging from their Pre-Season Friendly results where they have been thrashing some top teams. According to their Twitter page they seem to have connections with Essex Senior League side Hackney Wick.

The next round after that is the Quarter-Finals (to be played on Sunday 18th February) where we will be at Home to one of a number of possibles, none of whom we have played before or are particular teams of repute. In fact a lot of the better teams from last season’s competition have either folded or been moved up to the Sunday (Intermediate) Trophy competition, which is where most teams from the Premier Division of our League are. Beehive BHP (who we lost 3-2 to recently in a Pre-Season Friendly) reached the Semi-Finals of the London FA Sunday Junior Cup last season, but they have not entered this year.

We will be Away in the Semi-Finals on Sunday 18th March if we get that far. There is no date or venue for the Final yet.
Our history in London Sunday Cup competitions over the years can be found here on this website.



For the coming season we have lost a couple of regulars from our successful Division Two-winning squad as Connor Kavanagh is now living & working in China, and Aiden Kavanagh will be going to University in mid-September and only coming back at weekends on an occasional basis. We also have one or two players from last season who will miss the start of the season through injuries while others may have to work more often on Sundays now and will not be able to play as regularly as they did last season. 26 players have been kept on from last season in terms of registrations, while we have nine new players also signed up that will improve our squad even further.
The Player Profiles pages will be updated for the new season as soon as our Pre-Season Friendlies have finished in early September.

NEW PLAYERS ... Please read the Club Information section here. This will tell you everything you need to know about the club.


                                       KIT SPONSORSHIP                                 29.8.17

We are pleased to announce that ANTHONISZ NEVILLE LLP have agreed to sponsor a new customised first-choice green & black kit which we have purchased from Their name will therefore be on the front of the new kit, which we will be wearing for the first time once our League matches start..when we are not playing opponents who also wear green ! Anthonisz Neville LLP are chartered accountants who our Manager Tony McKay’s wife Dawn works for. We thank Dawn for securing this sponsorship for us and we are sure that the company will benefit from the publicity that we can give them from this website, our Twitter & Facebook pages, and of course our professionally-filmed match highlights on You Tube. A proper team photo will be taken when we play our first Home League match of the season on Sunday 24th September and that will then be used to publicise the deal a lot more.
Please support Anthonisz Neville LLP by visiting their website and using their services if needed.
We also have three other options still available for potential sponsors, and they can be found in this downloadable PDF.
This includes rain jackets for our squad and Management Team to wear on matchdays, which will be highly visible on our You Tube highlights with a sponsors name on the back. We are hopeful of confirming a deal for those before we play our first League match, although once the rain jackets are ordered, we may have to wait 2-3 months for them to be delivered.


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