In order to try and encourage the social side of the club I have decided to reward what in my opinion is the best team performance of each week with a Presidents jug of beer. Any team that is in the clubhouse before I leave is eligible so if you win well away and are back at the club by 5.45 you will be eligible. Obviously you need to be at the Club to receive this award. This Saturday just gone it was a split decision between the 1st & 6th XIs who both had excellent victories. ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE NOW OVERDUE. Any member who has not paid their Annual Subs by Tuesday 12th November, will not be available for selection for games to be played on Saturday 16th November.
SUBS are as follows: 21 or Over as of 1st September 2013 = £80.00
18 or Over as of 1st September 2013 = £50.00
NORSEMEN's IAN CHARLES IS PRESENTED WITH THE 'KEITH BUSBY' MEMORIAL AWARD.
On Saturday at the President's Lunch our Hon Match Secretary Ian Charles was presented with the Keith Busby Memorial Award by the AFA. The award is given for outstanding service to Norsemen for many years and to the AFA with regards to organising their Youth Cup Finals for a number of seasons. I'm sure you'll agree, Ian is a worthy winner of this prestigious award.
NORSEMEN FC OLD BOYS DAY / PRESIDENT's LUNCH.
This Saturday 19th October 2013, we are holding our OLD BOYS DAY in conjunction with our PRESIDENT's LUNCH. All former Norsemen players and friends will be most welcome to visit the club and see some old familiar faces from their playing days. The day is being held in support of our 1st XIs AFA Senior Cup tie at home to our close friends from SOUTHGATE OLYMPIC. Please try and get along, the match kicks off is at 3pm.
NORSEMEN FC, SAL COLLEAGUES AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE.
Norsemen FC would like to wish their Southern Amateur League colleagues, Civil Service FC & Polytechnic FC every success in their fixture at Buckingham Palace today (7th October 2013) to commemorate 150 years of the FA. Good Luck to both teams for a great day.
OUR NEW CLUB SHOP IS NOW AVAILABLE.
Please go to the Club Shop section to purchase you new items which now carry the NIKE Polo Shirts and many more items. Remember that all purchases generate income to our club and help keep the subscriptions to a minimum.
BUY NOW AND SUPPORT YOUR CLUB.
OUR PRESIDENT's APPEAL TO ALL OF HIS FORMER PLAYING COLLEAGUES
Would any of the following please get in touch as Nigel Chamberlain our new President would like to see you back at the Norsemen for a social afternoon: Lou Rappacioli, Geoff Crosby, Derek Leech, Mike Batson, Bill Irvine, Bill Mahoney, John Jefferson, TK Brown, Paul Hill, Ken Groves and any other who may have played for this famous club over the years. You can contact us via this website.
NORSEMEN FC SEARCH FOR GOALKEEPERS
If you are a Goalkeeper and looking for a new challenge between the sticks this season, then Norsemen FC are the club for you. Wonderful facilities in Edmonton, North London, we run 7 Adult Sides playing in the Southern Amateur League & AFA Cup competitions. Please apply by completing the application form at this website which can be found in the 'Contact' section.
AFA Cup Draws 2013/14 Season
Senior Cup: Norsemen v Southgate Olympic - 19.10.13. KO: 15.00. Midd - Ess Senior Cup: Hale End Athletic v Norsemen - 21.9.13. KO: 15.00. Intermediate Cup: Norsemen Res v London Hospitals - 28.9.13 - KO: 16.00. Midd - Ess Intermediate Cup: Norsemen Res v Hale End Athletic - 5.10.13. KO: 15.00. Junior Cup: Old Paulines v Norsemen 3rd XI - 21.9.13. KO:15.00. Minor Cup: Old Lyonians v Norsemen 4th XI - 12.10.13. KO: 15.00. Senior Novets Cup: Norsemen 5th XI get a Bye. Intermediate Novets Cup: Broomfield v Norsemen 6th XI - 26.10.13. KO: 15.00. Junior Novets Cup: Norsemen 7th XI v HSBC - 5.10.13. KO: 15.00.
Norsemen FC elect their New President
A message from the President:
At the AGM held in May I had the great honour of being elected President of our club, it is a formidable task to follow in the footsteps of the four Presidents we have had in our history Wellesley Jack (Founder Member), Cliff Topping, Olly Lodge and Mike Denbigh. I have been a member for over 50 years and I am afraid to say that we are at present at our weakest with not a team in the first division of their respective sections.
We have also let ourselves down on the disciplinary front with a very poor record over the last couple of seasons and this has been reflected by us having a poor reputation with the refereeing fraternity.
We have also not done very well in our recruitment of good members which is demonstrated by our lack of success on the field.
At the meeting I laid out a plan that we should set our sights on achieving over the next three years that is all our teams back in their rightful place in the first division have the best discipline record in the SAL and restore our reputation as one of the leading clubs in the AFA.
How are we going to achieve this. We have very good officers on the committee and hopefully strong captains.
We need to recruit members who are prepared to play for the club and not a particular team and will take pride in playing for us as well as meeting their financial obligations, so if you have a friend who fits this criteria please bring him along.
I look forward to meeting all our existing and new members over a beer during the coming season and hope that we all have an enjoyable and successful season. Remember let's not compare ourselves with the struggling teams.
I would like the club to adopt the following phrase for this season " Striving to be the best"
Pre Season Training
Pre Season Training will commence on Tuesday 16th July 2013 and will be held on Church Street Recreation ground for the first few weeks. All 1st & Res XI players are welcome to attend from 7pm.
Club Pre Season Training will commence on Tuesday 6th August 2013.
New Website Launch We are pleased to announce that the new website is now live having been launched on Monday 1 July. The new site has been custom designed for us and we believe the stylish new look is fitting for our great club. All teams have their own page showing tables, results and fixtures while you can keep track of Norsemen events via the calendar. You can fill in an online registration form to save Tony Gibbs having to type everything into a computer and