Under 23s stood down

After careful consideration, the club has decided not to run an Under 23 side next season.

The decision has been made with the uncertainty of the timing of the forthcoming campaign in mind, and has been based primarily around issues such as pitch use, associated finances and the strong likelihood of a shorter season with fewer midweek options available.

Chairman Paul Reed said “this was a tough decision to make and, on behalf of the club I’d like to thank manager Malik Yansaneh, his staff and all the squad for their efforts over the last couple of years. Malik reinvigorated the team when he took over, and very narrowly missed out on the league title in his first season. We would like to wish Malik all the very best for the future; he is a very talented young coach”.

“The club is still very much committed to the development of young talent, and this has been demonstrated by our Academy being established this summer. Once our scholars move in to their second year in 2021-22 we will review our set-up once again in order to best provide pathways into senior football”.

First team manager Andy Leese said “the decision is no reflection whatsoever on Malik and the job he and his management team have done. Running a reserve team is a tough job and, as a young coach, Malik has managed it well. I would also like to thank him and his team for their efforts in helping develop players within the club and I am sure our paths will cross again”.

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To £10k and beyond!

Town’s recent floodlight and other ground works appeal has exceeded its £10,000 target with a couple of weeks of the Crowdfunder period to go. Many, many thanks to everyone who has contributed so generously in these very difficult times.  The appeal will remain open and supporters can still donate via https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/shine-a-light-for-enfield-town-fc as the club looks to take the opportunity to maximise income and prioritise its spending carefully before football can resume again.

Chairman Paul Reed said “My board colleagues and I have been completely blown away by the achievement of this vital floodlight and other ground works income target. What an amazing set of supporters Enfield Town have been lucky enough to have had over the years – and this latest example of togetherness has again demonstrated that our club is heading in the right direction, with incredibly generous donations from overseas as well as in the UK. Thank you all so much. Once the appeal deadline of 21st July has passed we’ll be in touch again to outline how the income raised will be spent specifically, along with a more general club update around that time”.

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U18s DO YOU LIVE IN ENFIELD OR SURROUNDING AREA?

WANT TO EXCEL IN FOOTBALL?

Outside of Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal, Enfield Town FC is North London’s Premier Club, based at Queen Elizabeth II Stadium in Donkey Lane.

This season the club are running upto 4 U18s teams in various leagues and competitions.

Our Elite U18 Academy team will compete in the Midweek National Colleges League designed around the players College courses and education.We will also be running 3 teams which will compete in, the Southern Counties Floodlit Midweek, Eastern Junior Alliance and Watford Friendly Leagues.

A collective team from all our teams will represent Enfield Town FC in the prestigious FA Youth and Midweek County Cup Competitions.

The very best of our U18s will also benefit with First Team training sessions and given an opportunity to a  pathway to Senior Football.


All enquiries should be made via the clubs trial application form below 

APPLICATION FORM

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Shine A Light For Town!

Floodlights & ground works £10k appeal now with additional rewards!


Shine a light for Enfield Town
The first supporter-owned club in the country formed in 2001, Enfield Town Football Club’s vision is to be an inclusive club for all and a football and social centre for the community, with a range of teams playing at the highest sustainable levels possible, and its growth is ongoing. The sustainable success of the club both on and off the field depends on its supporters and it has been lucky to have had a dedicated fan base and committed sponsors throughout its life, and has come a long way in a relatively short space of time.

The club moved into the refurbished Queen Elizabeth II Stadium in Donkey Lane, Enfield in 2011 and has since also been a major stakeholder, in partnership with the council, in the launch and use of additional 3G facilities close to the ground. Enfield Town FC Supporters Society members and other fans currently contribute regularly via various schemes, including monthly contribution and other subscription schemes, and the club simply could not survive without this generosity.

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the 2019-20 season for all Enfield Town FC teams was ended with results expunged, and there will be a fresh start for a new season whenever government guidelines indicate that it is safe to do so. With that in mind, and with a 2020-21 campaign start date unknown at this time, the club has been encouraged by the securing of the impact of COVID-19 relief grant funding, supplemented by vital ongoing donations, in order to help balance the books and keep the club ticking over during its mothballing for the foreseeable future. But there remains a lot of work to be done before football starts again.

We need £10,000!
With the club’s current inactivity with no income from matchdays posing a financial challenge, we are seeking to improve our floodlights and undertake other ground improvements. Please help us reach our target if you can! The Crowdfunder page link is here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/shine-a-light-for-enfield-town-fc
Please donate whatever you can. Rewards are available once football action returns!

As Town aim to hit the £10k mark there have been some additional (automatic) rewards added:

£75 or more
1 Year Participation at a Football School/Keep Fit

Donate £75 and you’ll receive 3 Terms of Football School activities for one child between the ages of 4-12 and/or Goalkeepers aged 5-18, Each term is approximately 13-15 weeks long and involves hourly training, games, fun sessions and matches every Saturday Morning on a FIFA approved 3G Playing Surface.

Alternatively, donate £75 and we’ll enroll you onto our 1 or 2 hourly weekly Adult Keep Fit Classes scheduled for every Saturday Morning for an entire year

£500 or more
Be A Playing Member of The First Team For One Day
Donate £500 and be in the first team squad for a 2020 or 2021 Pre-Season Friendly, Play a part in the Game, Have a Team Picture, Keep your Shirt with your name printed on the back, have a post match interview with Enfield Town FC in house TV Channel and feature in a home match programme.

We will also offer the donor match tickets to invite family/friends

£1,000 or more
Your Team To Play Enfield Town FC at The Stadium
Pledge £1,000 and your team can challenge Enfield Town FC’s First Team to a Full 90 minute match, be staged in an Early 2020 or 2021 Pre Season Friendy, on the QEII Stadium pitch with the full matchday servings: post match meal, team picture and a round of drinks for the squad, and we will offer the lucky team guest tickets to invite family and friends to the event.

We can accomodate an additional team per extra donation for a 3-4 team day tournament of shortened games, again on the QEII pitch with all participants treated to a post match meal and a round of drinks and guest tickets for friends and family.

Please help push us over the £10k line and add your name to the donations we have had from as far afield as the USA, Australia, Germany, Belgium, from former Town and Enfield FC players, and from many many more generous and loyal supporters!

We appreciate what a difficult time this is for everyone, and of course thank all regular contributors and donors. Please donate whatever you can afford at this time to enable the club to be prepared for further progress on, as well as off, the field of play.

Thank you so much for your support,

Enfield Town FC

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/shine-a-light-for-enfield-town-fc

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Ken Charles moves on

The club understands that young striker Ken Charles has this afternoon joined another Isthmian League Premier Division club. Ken made a total of 40 appearances for the Town, scoring 13 goals. We would like to wish him all the best for the future.

As usual at this time of year, there will invariably be some player comings and goings to report over the summer months. As mentioned in previous news postings, there will be a general update about on and off field matters at the QEII in the next week or so.

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Welcome!

You have reached the new-look Enfield Town Football Club website.

This site may look slimmer than what many of you have been used to, and that is fully intentional, in line with a number of comments received from supporters, including via a recent snapshot fan survey.

The site will aim to be simple, static and focused predominantly, although not exclusively, on the first team. It serve primarily as a historical record as time progresses, having been overtaken by social media as the first port-of-call for club news for many members and other supporters.

Looking ahead, the website will still be a source of official club news,  but it will not be updated as regularly or with the same degree of  immediacy as social media.  If you have any comments on the new website arrangements please address them to webteam@etfc.london

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19 up for Town…

…time flies when you’re having fun!


On 23rd June 2001, members of what was then known as the Enfield Supporters Trust were successful in setting up a new football club, obtaining a groundshare arrangement with Brimsdown Sports & Social Club – and the rest, as they say, as history.

A month later, Enfield Town opened its’ doors for business for the first time and, in the process, welcomed back some old friends and began making many more new ones. Such was the level of interest in the club’s first fixture, a 1-1 friendly draw against landlords Brimsdown Rovers, that the kick off was delayed to allow an estimated 350 people access to the game.

From the subsequent first competitive game – a 3-2 win at Basildon – to the 1,000th – a 3-2 win at Cheshunt, and beyond – you can revisit all the major statistical milestones courtesy of club statistician Jim Cunneen here: https://website.etfc.london/information/documents as Town enters its 20th year of existence.

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Supporters survey outcomes and action plan

Many thanks to all who took part in the club’s snapshot survey a couple of months ago.  The very broad outcomes of the survey have already been summarised to Society members, including during a recent zoom link question and answer session.  The 3-page note below (see link to documents; scroll down to 2020 survey outcomes) sets out some additional detail, including a Board-led action plan.   Supporters should note that these initial actions are statements of intent, not specific to any return to football activities following the pandemic, and are, as ever, dependent on priorities and available resources.  If you have any questions about the document please e-mail them to: webteam@etfc.london

We hope you everyone is continuing to keep safe and well, and we will of course keep you in touch with any news about the possibility of a return to football activities as soon as possible.

Regards and thanks for your continuing support,

ETFC Board

https://etfc.london/information/documents

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Town matchday programme citation

Soccer Club Swap Shop accolade for 2019-20

The club are pleased to note that its 2019-20 matchday programme has been placed 25th in the Soccer Club Swap Shop awards for non-league clubs overall, 2nd in the Isthmian League, and 1st in the Premier Division.

The full list of recognised clubs can be found here: http://thecatalogue.tripod.com/id73.html

Editor Ken Brazier would like to thank Scott Reed and colleagues at Alchemy Creations (design), JJ Sports Promotions (print) and all the numerous regular and occasional contributors over the course of the season. “To start naming them individually would inevitably lead to rudely omitting someone by accident. Sincere thanks to all and hopefully we can pick up from where we left off for some sort of recognisable football season at some point in the future!”

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