North Ferriby FC Pre-Season Fixtures Announcement
We are pleased to announce the following pre-season fixtures in the run up to 2020/21 season.
The Villagers’ pre season fixtures are as follows:
Wednesday 5th August: South Cave (H)
Saturday 8th August: Bottesford Town (H)
Saturday 15th August: Cleethorpes Town (H)
Tuesday 18th August: Bridlington Town (A)
Saturday 22nd August: Knaresborough Town (A)
Saturday 29th August: Gainsborough Trinity (H)
Please note that due to current government guidance, these games must regrettably take place behind closed doors. Home games will be taking place at The Dransfield Stadium.
Live commentary of North Ferriby’s home games will be available on Hull Kingston Radio (107.4 FM), and in-game updates as well as match reports will be available through the club’s social media channels.
Having announced a combination of both re-signings and new arrivals, the club and especially manager Chris Bolder will be keen to see how the squad gels in these first competitive games since early March and look to ensure the club are ready for their upcoming season.
Independence Day is coming and our One Point Sports Bar & Beer Garden is re opening.
In addition to socially distanced seating within our 'Covid compliant' clubhouse (we still have BT and SKY on our large screens) you can now enjoy our new beer garden too, affording great views of the Humber Bridge and enjoying a sunny south facing position.
We're opening both Saturday and Sundays 12 noon to 7.00pm in a safe location with great beer prices (£3 pint) and premium gins (£2.60).
We look forward to seeing you.
New ‘away’ shirt launched and now available.
The club is both excited and delighted to launch our new away shirt for the 2020-21 campaign. In a complete change from last seasons ‘one-off’ retro design to commemorate 100 years of football in Ferriby, this new shirt is innovative in both design and manufacture.
In design, the shirt encompasses an all new Jade Green colourway with sponsors, numbering and club badge sublimated in black and gold. Not only that, we want to play our part to help protect the planet too and so this shirt forms a part of our commitment to a sustainable future. The shirt is made from rPET (Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate) with a lower environmental impact. Every garment is manufactured using a piece of fabric made from the equivalent of 16 recycled plastic bottles. Incredibly, the ‘EcoKit’ fabric has a more premium feel, smoother to the touch and is slightly lighter than traditional virgin polyester.
In keeping with the clubs ‘inclusive’ economic philosophy, the shirt is being made available at just £27.50 and can be ordered by email now for guaranteed delivery ahead of the new season to: email@example.com
Season Passes 2020-21
Normally around this time of year supporters can expect the club to launch its latest season ticket campaign with slick footage of The Dransfield, fans celebrating and specially crafted hashtags for social media. This, however, is no normal year. Not for football, not for the world as a whole.
We find ourselves in an unprecedented situation where a global pandemic is affecting everyone’s lives. A knock-on effect is the suspension of domestic football, leading to speculation and uncertainty. As we all know; details on how or when next season will start have yet to be agreed. One thing we do know, however, is that once again the club needs your support.
Despite the total lack of clarity surrounding football a number of you have expressed the wish to support the club by buying your season tickets and so in response we have decided to put season passes for the 2020/21 campaign on sale from today.
We are doing this while fully recognising that in these uncertain times many supporters will have a big decision to make in terms of not just how, but indeed whether, they can continue to support their team next season. In pro leagues, broadcast income provides the main source of revenue for clubs. In non-league, however, ticket sales are and likely always will be one of the largest sources of income for our clubs. We all rely heavily on season ticket purchases to balance the books.
So the big challenge facing us now, is how can we try to balance the club’s need for season ticket income with the uncertainties facing our supporters?
To try to find some balance, we have looked at pricing and at how we can make it as easy as possible for our supporters to help us. See our Season Pass Flyer and Application form which you can download here.
Season Pass Guarantee
Our ‘Season Pass Guarantee’ will ensure supporters get the full value of their 2020/21 season pass regardless of how next season shapes up. To be absolutely clear, the club is making a very simple pledge to supporters who buy their season pass for 20/21: no-one will lose out.
A 20/21 season pass guarantees you 19 league matches at The Dransfield, regardless of the duration of the campaign. If season 20/21 cannot offer supporters access to a full complement of 19 home games then fans who renew their season pass for the following season will be credited with the value of the outstanding number of matches for season 21/22. Those who chose not to renew their season pass will be offered the relevant number of match tickets for season 21/22. In short, the club is committed to ensuring that no supporter will be left disadvantaged as a result of buying a pass for the 20/21 season.
Free Instalment Facility available
We recognise too that many of our supporters would benefit from the availability of a scheme to spread the cost of their pass over three months and importantly, free of interest or service charges. Anyone wishing to take advantage of the scheme need simply contact us via the following email for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
An update from the Chairman (Friday 1st May 2020)
I wanted to provide a quick update and to reflect on the fantastic support the club continues to receive.
Our Turnstile Top-up Campaign is now in the 5th week with contributions already topping £1,700 and we are still welcoming new people joining the campaign. If other supporters wish to join please use this link http://tinyurl.com/u8ewb9m . All funds raised will contribute toward our pitch renovation and 4G maintenance programme in the first instance and stadia maintenance/repairs thereafter.
You may have noticed that courtesy of our club captains initiative we have also set up an online FIFA 20 Tournament for Xbox which is proving extremely popular. The deadline for registration is midday 8 May and if interested simply follow this Twitter link for details https://twitter.com/north_ferribyfc/status/1255426595289956358/photo/1
I would also like to thank supporters who bought items in the club shop sale which has generated further revenue for the club. Over 300 items have been sold, all of which have now been dispatched. It would also be remiss of me not to thank the NCEL on behalf of everyone connected with our club for their generous support package.
Finally, it's incredibly heart-warming to see the ongoing support for The Villagers and I would like to express my sincere thanks to our supporters and the many well-wishers around the country and internationally.
Best wishes and please stay safe.
Les Hare | Chairman
North Ferriby Football Club
'Turnstile Top Up Campaign' – Chairman’s Update
As the proud chairman of North Ferriby Football Club, I am delighted to confirm that at the end of week 1 of our ‘Turnstile Top-up’ Campaign we have generated in excess of £400. The response to the campaign so far has been absolutely staggering and is testament to the commitment and generosity of our fantastic supporters.
As we know, these are challenging times and I would like to assure you that every penny generated will contribute to the future security of our club, help us overcome the current period and start to plan for next season. In order to ensure we can continue to build on this huge success, we are planning to continue with ‘Turnstile Top-up’. This should enable our club to be in the best possible position when things start up again and I would ask that you kindly continue supporting this campaign to provide much-needed revenue for The Villagers.
I'm mindful too some supporters are unable to join the ‘Turnstile Top-up’ campaign but instead are choosing to make donations, a further £300 this week alone. For anyone similarly looking to donate, simply post your cheque made payable to North Ferriby FC to The Dransfield Stadium or simply BACS our bank account directly. Details are: sort code 09-02-22 account 10792490 and use your name as the reference.
I would also like to take this opportunity to pass on my very best wishes to you and your families and express how much I'm looking forward to the day when we can celebrate together at The Villagers next home game!
Take care and stay safe!
Les Hare | Chairman
North Ferriby Football Club
‘Turnstile Top-up’ campaign set up by North Ferriby Football Club (30.03.20)
A new ‘Turnstile Top-up’ campaign has been launched today to allow supporters help the club financially amid the Covid-19 pandemic. With the current situation having such a dramatic impact on The Villagers cash flow, the club is reaching out to supporters to generate much needed income to help bridge the gap created by termination of the remainder of this season.
Chairman Les Hare said that the club faced "significant financial challenges ahead" in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, which has resulted in the total closure of The Dransfield Stadium for the foreseeable future. Cancellation of all remaining home games in addition to various high-profile events, including the England v Scotland U18 International due to take place on 9 April, has left the club facing some hefty financial challenges.
In order to generate much needed support, the club has established a ‘Turnstile Top-up’ campaign which simply invoices £5 to supporters who register on the system with a weekly deadline for payment each Saturday at 3:00pm. Payment is quick and easy and can be made via the main online payment methods.
The scheme was trialled on 29 March being the fifth anniversary of North Ferriby United‘s historic victory over Wrexham in the 2015 FA Trophy Final at Wembley and generated £150 within 2 hours. Supporters can now register for the campaign via the following link:
Once registered, supporters can personalise their page and add personal details. Every supporter who registers and makes at least one contribution will be provided with a complimentary match day ticket to a league game of their choice during the 2020/21 season.
Club Chairman, Les Hare is confident fans will get behind the campaign and support the club. “It’s been such an emotional season and heart-breaking to end this way. People have moved heaven and earth to support the new club and with the greatest respect I now need to ask them again to dig deep so that the club can be in the best possible position to overcome these unprecedented challenges”.
Les added, “Our supporters were extremely generous at the start of the season in contributing via the crowd funded scheme. This time we’re simply looking to generate a ‘top-up’ income from what our supports would have paid at the turnstile”.
"I fully appreciate that many people will not be able to make a financial contribution right now – if that’s you, please don’t worry, I know support for this great club comes in many shapes and sizes. Most importantly, I want you to continue following government and NHS advice and look after yourselves and your families."
If you have any questions regarding the ‘Turnstile Top-up’ campaign, please email:
Thanks as always for your support.
Thursday 26th March 2020
Following the announcement from the FA today confirming the 2019/20 season has ended and all records are to be expunged, I just want to say a massive thank you to every single one of you for all your efforts in what turned out to be an otherwise incredibly rewarding first year for our new club. Your commitment to NFFC is unbelievable and I’m looking forward to working with you all again when we resume.
Stay safe everyone.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: COVID-19 Coronavirus update.
Further to any previous communications, it is with profound sadness that I must now inform you that all football and associated training in respect of all of our teams be it men's, women's, senior or youth is now suspended in adherence with guidelines issued by the Government, FA and local Leagues. I can now further confirm that the forthcoming England International scheduled for Thursday 9 April is now also cancelled, as is the Monday night 6 a Side league and Tuesday darts. Needless to say, as soon as we have more information we will advise you accordingly.
As a consequence, we are temporarily closing the clubhouse, ground and 4G to ensure the security of our facilities can be appropriately maintained.
Might I take this opportunity to assure you that despite the enormous financial strain these circumstances will impose upon us, my fellow directors and I will ensure the integrity of our football club is fully maintained amidst these unprecedented times and that with your continued support we intend being in the best possible shape for when we can resume.
Les Hare | Chairman
North Ferriby Football Club
North Ferriby Golf Day, at Brough Golf Club - Now postponed until further notice
Our inaugural Golf Day at Brough Golf Club has been postponed due to the current Covid-19 conditions. We have had a great response and had just 5 teams slots to fill. Hopefully we will be able to rearrange for later this summer and will confirm the new date when we are able to do so.
Date: TBC when re-arranged
Venue: Brough Golf Club, Brough, East Yorkshire
- Coffee and Bacon Rolls on arrival from 12 noon
- Teams of 4
- Shotgun Start 1.30pm
- 18 Hole Stableford Team Competition (Best 2 scores from 4)
- Two Course meal
- Prize presentation
- Other competitions, prizes throughout the day
- Cost: £180.00 per team of 4 players
To enter your team or to be a sponsor on the day please contact Les via email : email email@example.com
England U18 vs Scotland U18 Victory Shield international at The Dransfield Stadium now cancelled.
North Ferriby Football Club can now confirm that the forthcoming England International scheduled for Thursday 9 April is now cancelled.
6 a side football returns to North Ferriby
North Ferriby Football Club are delighted to announce the return of their popular 6 a side league. Fixtures will be played on Monday nights within the club's state of the art 4G facility. The cost is just £18 per team per week. The club's One Point Sports Bar will be open too showing both BT and Sky Sports. The new league will kick off on Monday 3 February and initial fixtures will be played between 8 and 9pm.
All team applications by email please to: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Year Message from the Chairman
From the day our new club was approved we have worked hard together and despite all the setbacks achieved far more than anybody thought was possible.
We have brought our community together, increased collaboration across our local businesses fraternity and embraced a spirit of cooperation. Importantly, we have made a difference, both for each other and in what we do within the community.
I hope if you reflect upon our progress, you conclude the journey thus far has been worthwhile—I know I will. In 2020 we will become an even better, stronger and a more formidable club than we are today. Of that I have no doubt.
Thank you for your incredible efforts, not only for all we have accomplished, but also for the instances where we may have come up short. It is that continual striving that sets us apart and reflects our motto – “Pride, Passion and Belief”.
I wish you all a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year and look forward to sharing our journey together.
North Ferriby Football Club
New Years Day Memorial/Charity Match in memory of James Sidwell in association with Hull & E Yorks Mind Charity.
To mark the anniversary of the passing of our late friend, James Sidwell, North Ferriby FC will be hosting a New Years’ Day match on January 1st 2020. James’ friends will be coming together as two teams, with the thoughts of the two clubs our friend played for in his youth, North Ferriby and South Cave, in mind. As well as a time to come together in memory of James, we look forward to this fixture being an opportunity to support North Ferriby FC’s continued partnership with Hull and East Yorkshire Mind of which all proceeds of the day will go towards. Our New Years’ Day match invites friends, family and the wider community to come together at the home of North Ferriby FC 1st January 2020 and enjoy live football and an opportunity to raise funds for our worthy chosen charity.
Where ….. Dransfield Stadium, Grange Lane, North Ferriby HU14 3AB
When ….. KO 2.00pm, Wednesday 1st January 2020 … gates open 12.30pm
North Ferriby Football Club to host England International
North Ferriby Football Club are delighted to announce that their Dransfield Stadium home has been selected to host the England U18 vs Scotland U18 Victory Shield international on Thursday 9 April 2020.
Club Chairman Les Hare commented: “This is truly a wonderful opportunity for our football club to showcase the facilities we have worked so hard to develop and we’re immensely proud to have been awarded such a prestigious fixture. Youth development is at the heart of this club and so perhaps it’s fitting our whole community can now share in this acknowledgement of our achievements and contribution to the development of local football generally in this, the 100th year of football in the village”.
Humberside Schools FA are proud too to announce the hosting of the Victory Shield U18 international fixture, England v Scotland, to be played at North Ferriby. A spokesman said: “Humberside has a fine tradition of player representation at this level with Levi Tarbotton, now a player for North Ferriby, having captained the England U18 team last season. Previously Matt Bloor, a player from South Hunsley School (as was Levi) also captained the England team whilst playing for North Ferriby. We are delighted to work with Les Hare at North Ferriby FC in planning this prestigious event”.
Full details of the game will follow in due course.
Don't miss our first Christmas Gin Festival, this Friday 6th December at the Clubhouse from 7pm
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU CAN PAY FOR TICKETS TO THE GIN FESTIVAL ON THE NIGHT.
New Years Day Charity Match
In Memory of James Sidwell, this New Years’ Day Football Match is in association with Hull & E Yorks Mind Charity.
To mark the anniversary of the passing of our late friend, James Sidwell, North Ferriby FC will be hosting a New Years’ Day match on January 1st 2020.
James’ friends will be coming together as two teams, with the thoughts of the two clubs our friend played for in his youth, North Ferriby and South Cave, in mind. As well as a time to come together in memory of James, we look forward to this fixture being an opportunity to support North Ferriby FC’s continued partnership with Hull and East Yorkshire Mind of which all proceeds of the day will go towards.
Our New Years’ Day match invites friends, family and the wider community to come together at the home of North Ferriby FC 1st January 2020 and enjoy live football and an opportunity to raise funds for our worthy chosen charity.
Where Dransfield Stadium, North Ferriby HU14 3AB
When KO 2pm, Wednesday 1st January 2020
The 'Phoenix' rises!
A NEW 'Phoenix' football club in North Ferriby has been approved after an application to the FA was rubber stamped.
North Ferriby Football Club will play out of the Church Road ground next season and take the place of the now defunct North Ferriby United, who were liquidated last month due to unpaid debts.
The new club, led by former United chairman Les Hare with the backing of a number of high-profile local residents and businessmen, will begin life next season in the Northern Counties East League.
The board of the new club will discover at a meeting with the NCEL on May 14 whether they will start life in the Premier Division or Division One, with the hope being the new village side can gain entry into the NCEL’s top division. The application by North Ferriby Football Club was swiftly passed by the local FA, who were impressed with the meticulous presentation and the board’s plan to run the new side as a non-profit community club.
Hare, who spent over 20 years as chairman guiding the Villagers to Wembley success and on the path to the greatest period in their history before departing four years ago, will run the new club, with the board currently looking to recruit a manager in the next few weeks.
Playing as NFFC rather than United, the phoenix side have adopted the name first used when the Villagers came into existence 100 years ago this year and chose the name in a bid to recognise the club returning to their roots after a turbulent end to the existence of United, who drove many supporters away and upset countless others with their approach.
"It is wonderful to be back at the club my wife Gill and I devoted over 20 years of our lives to," said Hare.
"We would like to think we set the highest standards in terms of local football. It's incredible to think that this year our community can celebrate 100 years of football in North Ferriby, which given recent events, we as a club, are so proud they will now have the opportunity to do."
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