28-Jul-2020 Football Foundation Club Preparation grant
Thanks to the @Premierleague, The FA and @DCMS’s @FootballFoundation Club Preparation Fund, we’ve secured a grant that will help us make our facility safer for when it’s safe for football to return.
8-Jun-2020 Football Foundation Pitch Preparation grant
Thanks to the @Premierleague, The FA and @DCMS’s @FootballFoundation Pitch Preparation Fund, we’ve secured a grant that will help us keep the pitches at Fords Green looking their best and ready for when it’s safe for football to return.
1-Jun-2020 Maresfield Parish Council grant
Here's a big thank you to Maresfield Parish Council for awarding our Nutley FC juniors a grant to help purchase a new pair of goals and equipment. We are very grateful to the Council for being such strong supporters of junior sports.
3-May-2020 Football Foundation Goalposts grant
Exciting news! Thanks to the @premierleague, The FA and @DCMS’s @FootballFoundation, we’ve been awarded a grant that will enable us to buy a new set of 11v11 goals and a new set of 9v9 folding goals for the U11s and everyone training.
27-Apr-20 - UK Power Networks’ Team Sport Award
Valerie Williams very kindly nominated Nutley FC for her employer UK Power Networks’ Team Sport Award and gained £250 towards new training goalposts, nets, footballs, cones and bibs. Thank you very much Valerie and UK Power Networks. You can read an article about it in the Mid Sussex Times.
17-Apr-20 - Quiz Night total is in
The quiz night raised an astonishing £1211.25 for the club. Thank you very, very much for all the extremely generous support shown by helpers, organisers, quiz masters, players, providers of raffle prizes and of course those who dug so deep into their pockets for the tickets, raffle and bar. Raffle prizes were provided by Giggles, La Casa, Hathi, Nails at Natalie’s, Simplicity Beauty Salon, Palletise, Chisel & Mouse, Georganics, Andy T and Sally N. Sorry if I've forgotten anyone.
16-Apr-20 - Pitch improvements
We commissioned an inspection of our pitch by the Sussex FA. They have since produced a report for us with recommendations aimed at improving the playability of the pitch and decreasing the number of cancellations. We are currently working our way through this report and hope to be able to action some of these recommendations. We'll keep you updated.
16-Mar-20 - Grassroots football suspended
Today, it has been announced that all social gathering and non-essential travel should be avoided in an attempt to contain the spread of Covid-19 as much as possible. Tonight, the F.A. have issued an instruction to ALL leagues that, with immediate effect, all grassroots football activities are to be suspended until further notice. This suspension covers scheduled matches, friendlies and training.
15-Mar-20 - Nutley FC Quiz Night
WOW what a amazing turn out for the Nutley FC quiz night. Congratulations to “quizzy rascals” on your win and well done to “who invited Adam” for the wooden spoon. Thank you to everyone who has help in organising the event especially the Newson, Britton, and Williams families and a massive thank you to everyone that came along to support this great club. Well done to a few of the young players as well that help on the night.
21-Jan-20 - Nutley FC Quiz Night
Sally, Valerie and Tony (U14s parents) have very, very kindly started the organisation of a Quiz Night fundraiser in aid of Nutley FC. It will be at the Nutley War Memorial Hall on Saturday 14th March from 19:00 to 22:30 with the quiz commencing at 19:30. It’s £72 for a table of eight, or £10 each. This will include chilli and cake. A licensed bar will be available for your delight and delectation. Tony will be quiz master extraordinaire. Advance booking only by emailing email@example.com or calling 07773 281464. Payment can be made at www.paypal.me/nutleyfc with your name & “quiz” as the reference, or on the night. Please find the flyer attached here and feel free to forward to people you think might be interested.
If anyone has a prize they could donate to the raffle, and/or is willing to cook a chilli or cakes please could they contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 07773 281464.
We would love it if the under 14s players could wait on the tables - do we have any volunteers?
It should be a fun evening with the money going to the football club to help pay for 3G hire, new goals, pitch work, etc. So don’t delay … book early to avoid disappointment!
31-Dec-19 - Club adopts anti bullying policy
The Club has recently adopted this anti bullying policy.
31-Dec-19 - Seconds withdrawn from league
I'm afraid that we have been consistently struggling to get players available to put a squad together over the last four to five weeks. The lack of fixtures due to the weather has not helped and the feedback we are getting from the squad is that there are not enough players committed to playing week in week out to continue to run the second team. We have therefore withdrawn the second team from the Division 4 North league.
7-Dec-19 - Pavilion extension
For those of you who have seen the plans displayed in the pavilion you will know the objective is to develop and extend the building. This was initially discussed to improve the football changing rooms and shower system. However after being taken on board by the FGMC the development has been expanded to the whole clubhouse. Planning permission has been granted and tenders have been requested. Initial estimations are that the building costs will be in the region of £200k to £225k . A building project manager has been identified and has accepted the task to coordinate the work. Discussions on grants and fundraising events are taking place and it has been agreed we should use a fund raising company called Red Pencil to help identify potential sponsors and grant opportunities. The football club's contribution to this has been initially discussed at approx. £5,000. Whilst this is a challenging target with support from all associated with the club we feel it is achievable.
Sean Fuller Club Secretary.
28-Nov-19 - Chairman’s Autumn report.
Rain, rain, rain and more rain. Unfortunately this has been the defining feature of the last few weeks and we’ve not been able to get an U14 or senior game on at home for a while. However, there are some bright points to talk about. All teams have at least played four or five games so far this season and seem to be enjoying it. We had a fantastic Saturday when both the firsts and seconds played at home and the sun even shone a bit. Plenty of local support turned out and Giggles very kindly put on some food. The U10s have even managed to play all their pre-Christmas fixtures.
The club has achieved FA Charter Standard which recognises and rewards high quality of levels of provision in club, league and school football. Well done to all who’ve kept up with their youth safeguarding requirements and who have completed first aid courses.
Ben has had the brilliant idea of serving teas, coffees and bacon rolls to raise funds for the pavilion extension and the club. So far this has happened at home U10 matches and has gone down a treat. Hopefully we’ll find volunteers to expand this to home matches for the other teams.
Lots of thanks are due to lots of people. The managers have done a fantastic job organising training and matches. The players are amazing turning out in all conditions and always putting the effort in. The linos have done brilliantly - it can be a stressful jobs sometimes so a big thank you to them. Chubbs is an absolute diamond for looking after the pitch. The supporters (and parents / taxi drivers for the juniors) are unceasingly terrific. And everyone else who helps out in the background putting in the hours to keep the club organised is fabulous. As you all know, the club is entirely staffed by volunteers and is not run for profit. As such the club relies on the fees paid by players and the goodwill of the volunteers to keep going. If anyone has any outstanding fees please pay them via www.paypal.me/nutleyfc.
I’d like to remind you that the club website, nutleyfc.co.uk, is a good place to find information on results, fixtures and news and to do a bit of shopping!
So fingers crossed the rain stops, the sun shines, the wind blows and we dry out and get some games on before Christmas.
20-Nov-19 - Hi all , we are now well into the start of the season with both teams up and running. The first continue in the Championship with a new second team playng in Division 4 North. The first team has seen some new faces in the guise of Jack King and Jamie Warner two talented young players that have been picked up by the new manager Hamish Norris in the close season. Both players bring a high level of quality into the team as well as a useful injection of youth. Other additions include three new players who have joined the squad after moving into the area. Luke Stanley, Morgan Day and Matt Hall. One final addition has seen the younger brother of Jack “the terminator” Roberts brother Harvey sign, All the additions are very welcome and we wish them a great footballing experience at the club.
The second team has been arranged by a young Nutley old boy … Redding Barnes, who has gathered together a very promising squad of young and talented players. After the first few games it is evident to see that the squad has the capability of doing very well in the league it has been assigned too. Results have not been what they should but if the squad stays together and committed to each other then the results are sure to come. Sean Fuller Club Secretary.
31-Aug-19 - We have created a shop selling Nutley FC merchandise. Click here for more info.
23-Jul-19 - Nutley FC now has Charter Standard Status.
01-Jul-19 - Hamish Norris will be taking over as manager of Nutley Firsts. Huge thanks to Sean Fuller for managing the firsts last year.
01-Jul-19 - We will have a second senior team this coming 2019/20 season - Nutley II's. Thanks to Mark Moore who will be managing them.
25-Jun-19 - Our AGM will be held at the Nutley Social Club on 15th July 2019 at 18:30.