Christchurch Football Club News 2012
Matches Postponed
29th December 2012
Yet again the weather has beaten all attempts to stage a game at the Bridge with the cancellation of this afternoon's reserve team match against Fleet Town due to a waterlogged pitch, please check website for further updates over the New Year

On a separate note the first team game this afternoon away at G E Hamble has also succumbed to the weather and been postponed also due to a waterlogged pitch

On behalf of all at Christchurch FC we would like to wish the players, managers, supporters and sponsors a very HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Last Updated: 29th December 2012 - 12:42pm

Match Postponed
26th December 2012
The Boxing Day game between Christchurch and Verwood Town has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

We would like to wish all our supporters a Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you at our next home game on Saturday 5th January against Romsey Town.

Last Updated: 26th December 2012 - 11:50am

Christmas Greetings
23rd December 2012
The committee of Christchurch FC would like to wish all our players, coaches, supporters, advertisers and sponsors throughout the Club a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We look forward to welcoming you at our Boxing Day game (subject to a pitch inspection) against Verwood Town, kick off at 3:00pm

Thank you for all your support this year, it really is greatly appreciated by everybody.

Last Updated: 23rd December 2012 - 09:11pm

Manager Vacancy
19th December 2012
As many of our supporters will know our first team manager, Graham Kemp, has decided to step down from his role for personal reasons and take a sabbatical from football to re-charge his batteries.

On behalf of the whole Club, the committee would like to place on record our thanks to Graham and those of his assistants Jim Totczyk and John Macey for the valuable contributions they have made to the success of the team over the last few years and especially in making last year the best ever season in 125 years of our history.

Graham and his team will continue in their roles until a suitable successor can be appointed and the process for this has now commenced. We are looking for a forward thinking manager who can work within the ethos of the Club to develop our youth players, create even more synergy across the reserves and the youth teams and be willing to do so with no playing or expense budget but can harness the passion and desire to win that exists within all our current squads.

The opportunity to work within a well organised club and with a dedicated committee and to be able to play at a first class stadium will, we believe, attract a number of quality applicants.

If you are interested in applying please contact Chairman, Mark Duffy, in the first instance via the e mail address on the website.

Last Updated: 19th December 2012 - 08:14pm

MATCH POSTPONED
15th December 2012
THE WYVERN COMBINATION LEAGUE GAME SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY 15TH DECEMBER HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO A WATERLOGGED PITCH

PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR THE RE-ARRANGED DATE.

Last Updated: 15th December 2012 - 12:40pm

MATCH POSTPONED
11th December 2012
PLEASE NOTE THAT TONIGHT'S RUSSELL COTES CUP GAME AWAY AT HYTHE AND DIBDEN HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO A FROZEN PITCH.

THE DATE FOR THIS RE-ARRANGED GAME WILL BE NOTIFIED TO BOTH CLUBS BY HAMPSHIRE FA IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

MANY THANKS

Last Updated: 11th December 2012 - 03:29pm

Christchurch v Bemerton Heath Harlequins
4th December 2012
A man of the match performance from David Legg could not prevent a last minute goal from sealing a win for Bemerton Heath Harlequins over Christchurch on a cold and damp night at the Bridge.
Bemerton always looked threatening and took the lead as early as the 2nd minute after a corner was not cleared and the ball was bundled into the net, although Church equalised in the 10th minute from a side foot shot inside the penalty area by James Burden. However, despite some promising build up play, Church never really got going in the match and Bemerton always looked like they could create the chances to score another, yet it was not until the final minute of the match that they succeeded when yet again a cross was not dealt with and their number six scored with a header from underneath the crossbar.
You could tell what the result meant to Bemerton who celebrated as though they had won the league but despite this setback Church are by no means out of contention for the title, as we keep saying this is a marathon and not a sprint, there are many more twists and turns to come this season, and we will be amongst the teams fighting at the end to be crowned champions.

Last Updated: 4th December 2012 - 10:22pm

THANK YOU
2nd December 2012
I would like to thank all those that attended the Race Night fund-raiser on Saturday in order to raise funds for the ongoing changing room project.

The Club raised approximately £1000 towards the project and it is hoped that this money can be used to buy the much needed doors we require to close the building from the elements and give us the opportunity to start developing the inside of the build.

Special thanks to those who helped on the night in running a Tote, especially Den, Paul, Sue and Alan with a massive thank you to Mollie for encouraging so many people to attend and in co-ordinating sponsors.

On behalf of the committee I can say we are extremely grateful to everybody.

Last Updated: 2nd December 2012 - 08:37pm

MATCH POSTPONED
27th November 2012
Unfortunately due to the recent bad weather the Russell Cotes Cup match against Hythe and Dibden has had to be postponed tonight,for the second time in a week.

We are awaiting confirmation from Hampshire FA as to a further re-arranged date, please watch the website for more details.

THANK YOU

Last Updated: 27th November 2012 - 01:39pm

MATCH POSTPONED
24th November 2012
Please note that todays match at Hurn Bridge in the Sydenhams Premier League versus Alton Town has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Please keep watch on the website for updates regarding the Russell Cotes game against Hythe and Dibden on Tuesday 27th November 2012

THANK YOU

Last Updated: 24th November 2012 - 11:22am

Russell Cotes Cup - Match Postponed
20th November 2012
The Russell Cotes Cup match scheduled for tonight at Hurn Bridge has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

The match is to be re-scheduled for next Tuesday 27th November, kick off at 7:45pm

Last Updated: 20th November 2012 - 03:24pm

Changing Room Fundraiser - Race Night
20th November 2012
The Club is holding a fund-raising event of a race Night to be held on Saturday 1st December - doors open at 7:00pm

The event is FREE to attend, if you are interested in sponsoring a race or some horses in the races please see one of the committee for more details. Winning owners can win some great prizes and there will also be a seasonal raffle to be held on the night.

Thank you in advance for your support

Last Updated: 20th November 2012 - 03:24pm

Five Star Performance
5th November 2012
Church stormed back to the top of the Sydenhams League with an emphatic display against Totton and Eling on Saturday. In what could have been a tricky game against a team that had lost only twice this season and with Church having a disappointing result in the Sydenhams Cup midweek, a return to the league brought the kind of display that the manager would have demanded with Ben Osborne hitting a hat trick
A difficult away trip on Tuesday to Fareham Town (FA Cup conquerors) now awaits the team, a positive result there could put Kempy's men in a strong position as we head towards the key December period.

Last Updated: 5th November 2012 - 10:06am

Sydenhams League Cup
31st October 2012
Church bowed out of the league cup after losing to Blackfield and Langley at the Bridge on Tuesday evening.
The hosts had their backs to the wall after the first minute when keeper Collins was adjudged to have brought down the Blackfield number 10 in the box and was promptly sent off. This immediately brought about a change as substitute keeper Frampton was sent on to face the resultant penalty. This was scored and followed up 30 minutes later by another goal.
Church came out in the second half full of fight and determination and promptly pulled a goal back from the tirelessly working Cook, after this it was Blackfield who were having to defend stoutly as Church piled on the pressure and had several excellent chances to grab an equaliser without having the luck or success to manage it. As the team kept pushing forward they got caught on the break and with virtually the last kick of the game Blackfield made it three and certainly gave a flattering look to the final score.
Well done to Blackfield and Langley who were extremely lively from the start of the match but Graham Kemp will be more than encouraged with the performance of his players after performing exceptionally as a 10 man unit, with a work rate that defied their one man disadvantage.
It is now a total focus on the league starting this weekend against Totton and Eling.

Last Updated: 31st October 2012 - 08:33am

Website upgrade
16th October 2012
Apologies for the recent downtime with the website. This was an unexpected side effect of transferring a domain name associated with the site.

The site will shortly be accessible using either the old URL (www.christchurchfc.co.uk) or the new URL (www.christchurch-fc.co.uk).

Last Updated: 16th October 2012 - 02:53pm

10th October - Tonights match cancelled
10th October 2012
Due to the recent weather and following a pitch inspection the match tonight has been cancelled and will be rearranged for a future date.

Last Updated: 10th October 2012 - 04:12pm

Sydenhams Premier League
26th September 2012
Christchurch continued their excellent start to the season with a stop/start performance against G E Hamble in a game of two contrasting halves.
The visitors started brightly harrying every Church player with the ball with two or three of their own players in an effort to prevent space and time on the ball, however, it then seemed that they went into personal battle with the referee on every decision and this seemed to consume all their focus and energy. Whatever the merit of questioning decisions you would hope that all players would know "when to give it up" and just get on with the game, but on this occasion they didn't and ultimately it did have a bearing on the game.
Taking nothing away from Church they deserved their victory for the chances they created and the football they played and with another clean sheet Graham Kemp can be extremely pleased with the evening's work. The team are playing some excellent football and will hope to maintain their current form in two difficult away games at Alresford and Newport, remaining unbeaten is the aim.

Last Updated: 26th September 2012 - 08:26am

FA Youth Cup 1st Qualifying Round
19th September 2012
Church gained an excellent win over local rivals Wimborne Town at Hurn Bridge on Wednesday evening to progress to the next round and an away tie against Sholing FC.



George Gunn's young charges played some great football and found themselves 4 - 0 up before Wimborne staged a second half comeback that ended in an eight goal thriller. Some great performances across the team give the club a great deal of confidence for the rest of the season and beyond.

A more detailed match report can be found on the website. Images from this match are in the image gallery.

Last Updated: 15th October 2012 - 08:13pm

Sydenhams Premier League
18th September 2012
Christchurch maintained their unbeaten start to this season's campaign with a workmanlike performance against a New Milton Town team that belied their league position.
New Milton started the brighter of the two teams and took the lead on six minutes when Christchurch failed to clear a through ball into the box, however, only a minute later, from an excellent free kick delivery by Mark Smith, Ross Lloyd rose unchallenged at the back post to head to home side level. Whilst Church were happy to back on level terms, as the half wore on they were looking forward to getting to half time still in the same position, as New Milton pressed and harried and played some attractive football calling upon Jason Collins, in the home goal, to make two good saves. It was with virtually the last kick of the half that saw Church take the lead from close range converted by Man of the Match, Sam Griffin.
The second half started with Church showing more purpose and the game was effectively sealed when Russell Cook, a second half substitute, for Ben Osborne, scored with a low shot to the right hand corner of the net. Chances were now coming more frequent for Church but they could not convert and at the end New Milton were still battling to get back on level terms and came close on a couple of occasions without really stretching the home goalkeeper.
Next up are Bournemouth Poppies on Saturday 22nd September kick off at 3:00pm

Last Updated: 24th September 2012 - 07:41pm

Sydenhams League Cup (Wessex) Second Round
29th August 2012
Christchurch recorded an emphatic win against Horndean to move into the next round of the league cup and maintain their defence of the trophy they won last year.



Goals from Harry Cornick, Dan Crutchley, Sam Griffin and Paul Roberts sealed the win for Graham Kemp's side. The all round performance of the team was fantastic and going forward especially it looked like we could score at will, whilst the defence was solid against a striking attack that will cause big problems for many teams this year, in central midfield there were three colossus in Man of the Match, Karl Yelland, Paul Roberts who scored a great solo goal and Mark Smith, who thankfully returned from holiday to support the team, the kind of spirit that epitomises what the squad is all about.

A special mention also for Sam Griffin who had an excellent game and worked tirelessly on the wings and could easily have had a hat trick after scoring and hitting the post twice.

Last Updated: 24th September 2012 - 07:43pm

FA Cup Preliminary Round sponsored by Budweiser
24th August 2012
Church earned the right to play either local rivals Wimborne Town or fellow Sydenhams League club Fareham Town in the next round of the FA Cup following a hard earned win against fellow Sydenhams League opposition Alresford Town tonight at the Bridge.

A superbly taken goal in the first five minutes from Harry Cornick should have settled the team against a determined and much changed side from last season but Alresford closed down space and the man with the ball very quickly, which made for a more long ball game looking for runners to exploit space behind the defences and as such it became a bit of a midfield stalemate. Alresford netted deep into added time in the first half with a well taken low shot from 20 yards which set up the game for a very nervy second half.

The second half carried on as the first half finished with both teams denying space to each other, however, it was Church that started to penetrate beyond the defence without being able to convert any chances until midway into the half and in a crowded penalty area the ball broke to captain Dan Crutchley who shot home from close range.

This was a difficult match overcome and now sets the team up for a possible local derby with Wimborne Town.

Last Updated: 25th August 2012 - 08:28am

Sincere Condolences
21st August 2012
It is with great sadness that Christchurch has to announce the death of one of its staunchest supporters and Club Life Vice President, Ivor Turle, who passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday 18th August 2012

The Club would like to extend our sincere condolences to Ivor's family at this sad time.

There will be a minutes silence ahead of the FA Cup game this Friday at the Bridge as a mark of respect and in his memory,

Last Updated: 21st August 2012 - 10:53pm

Christchurch v Blackfield & Langley
18th August 2012
Church continued their great start to the season with a fine win over title hopefuls Blackfield & Langley at the Bridge.
In an extremely entertaining and enthralling game both sides showed their attacking intent and defences on both sides needed to be resolute and organised which is why it took a 35 yard screamer from last season's top scorer, Ben Osborne, to break the deadlock.
With Man of the Match Mark Smith in imperious form in central midfield Church continued their momentum into the second half and they had a bit of luck when Sam Griffin chased down a ball back to the keeper who on trying to clear hit it against him and the ball re-bounded into the net. This seemed to knock the stuffing out of the visitors for a while and Russell Cook scored an excellent third goal soon after to seal victory.
Blackfield continued to press forward for a consolation and after a player was pulled down in the box, the resultant penalty was superbly saved by Jason Collins, leaving them with nothing to show for their efforts.
It is too early in the season to say how significant this win could be but it is another clean sheet and puts the players in a great place before their trip away to Romsey on Tuesday and their impending FA Cup match versus Alresford Town next Friday (24th August 2012)


Last Updated: 18th August 2012 - 09:03am

Winning Start to FA Cup campaign
12th August 2012
Christchurch began their cup campaign with a resounding win against Cowes Sports 5 - 0, it was certainly a game of two halves as Church ran in four goals in the first half before the second half degenerated into a scrappy affair, only a sublime solo effort from substitute Harry Cornick finally lighting up the match and put the gloss on a great team effort.
The next round is in two weeks against Alresford Town at the Bridge with date and time to be confirmed, please watch the website and local press for more details.

Last Updated: 17th August 2012 - 10:28am

FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round sponsored by Budweiser
12th August 2012
Please note that Christchurch's first foray into the FA Cup this year starts at Hurn Bridge on SUNDAY 12TH AUGUST with kick off at 3:00pm.

Cowes Sports are the visitors for this match and it is hoped that playing the game on a Sunday will help both clubs financially and allow for many spectators from around the area to watch a great game.

COME ALONG AND SUPPORT THE TEAM AS WE START OUR FA CUP JOURNEY

Last Updated: 12th August 2012 - 05:57pm

Christchurch v Wimborne Town
1st August 2012
The annual Gerry Page Cup match was a superb display of what this seasons team is capable of. Four goals by Christchurch each of which could deservedly by called 'Great Goals'.

John Wright - 8by10.co.uk: 20120801 Christchurch FC v Wimborne Town &emdash; 20120801-CFC-228

The featured image is Team Captain Dan Crutchley receiving the cup from Mrs Dawn Page.
Images from this match are in the image gallery.

Last Updated: 2nd August 2012 - 08:09am

Gerry Page Cup
1st August 2012
The Gerry Page Cup match will be played at Hurn Bridge on the 1st of August. Kick-off is 7.45 pm. This annual match against Wimborne Town is played in memory of the late Gerry Page a long standing chairman at Christchurch FC . All proceeds from this match go to cancer research.

Last Updated: 2nd August 2012 - 08:10am

Under 18's Fun Run
23rd July 2012
THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY who helped support the recent fun run held to raise funds for Church's new under 18's team.

New manager George Gunn led his newly formed team on a six mile run to raise funds towards new training kit and at the same time help with improving the stamina of the players as they look forward to a new season as defending champions of the Hampshire Youth League Premier title.

The team has a small nucleus of players remaining from last season's league championship side but the majority have come through a series of "trials" to represent Church. All at the Club wish the team much success for the season

The picture shows all the players at the end of the run on the beach.

Last Updated: 23rd July 2012 - 08:38pm

Players Required
23rd June 2012
Christchurch are looking for players to enhance its squad for the forthcoming season in the Wyvern Combination League Premier. The standard of football is excellent playing against other reserve teams from Clubs higher up the football pyramid.
If you are interested in being part of the team and looking ahead to playing football at a higher level please register your interest in the first instance with team manager Ian Proctor on 07956 280832, as initial training session will be taking place shortly.

Last Updated: 23rd June 2012 - 08:33am

Ladies Manager Vacancy
17th June 2012
Christchurch Ladies section are looking for a new manager for the forthcoming season, the Club has a group of committed players who are looking to improve upon their league position last season and work with somebody who can help them progress up the football pyramid. The team play matches on Sunday afternoons and at present are training on Thursday evenings in the Christchurch area, if you are interested in this position then please contact the Ladies secretary at ladies@christchurchfc.co.uk or chairman@christchurchfc.co.uk

Last Updated: 17th June 2012 - 11:00am

Manager Appointments
17th June 2012
Christchurch would like to officially announce the appointments of the Reserve Team and the Under 18's team.

The reserves this coming season will be managed by Ian Proctor who will be assisted by John Cullen, both were involved last season with the Club's successful under 18's team, who won the Hampshire Premier Youth League and it is hoped that many of that squad will make the transition to the next level as well as being joined by additional players to try and build on the successful inaugural season in the Wyvern Combination League Premier last year. We wish them every success.

The Under 18's this coming season will be managed by George Gunn who will be assisted by Jordi Frewin, both are young players who have been involved with the Club over a number of years and are hoping to build upon the rich history the Club has of developing and progressing young players. There has been an overwhelming number of players interested in joining this age group and we wish George and Jordi much success this season.


Last Updated: 17th June 2012 - 11:10am

Ladies Player Opportunities
17th June 2012
Christchurch Ladies are looking for additional players this forthcoming season, if you would like more information please contact either the Ladies secretary on ladies@christchurchfc.co.uk or the chairman on chairman@christchurchfc.co.uk

Last Updated: 17th June 2012 - 11:14am

Management Vacancies
15th May 2012
CHRISTCHURCH HAVE A VACANCY FOR A RESERVE TEAM MANAGER FOR NEXT SEASON 2012/13, THE TEAM CURRENTLY PLAY IN THE WYVERN COMBINATION LEAGUE PREMIER AND PLAY THEIR HOME GAMES AT HURN BRIDGE ON A SATURDAY BUT AWAY GAMES ARE GENERALLY PLAYED MIDWEEK.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS POST AND WISH TO JOIN A PROGRESSIVE CLUB WHO VALUE DEVELOPING PLAYERS RATHER THAN PAYING PLAYERS THEN PLEASE CONTACT CHAIRMAN MARK DUFFY IN THE FIRST INSTANCE.

CONTACT DETAILS ARE 07505 370906 OR mark.duffy7@ntlworld.com


THE LADIES TEAM ALSO HAVE A VACANCY FOR A MANAGER FOR NEXT SEASON, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS POST PLEASE CONTACT MARK DUFFY IN THE FIRST INSTANCE, AS ABOVE.

Last Updated: 15th May 2012 - 03:44pm

Presentation Evening
12th May 2012
Thank you to all that attended the Presentation Evening. A superb evening which showcased the results of a lot of successful teamwork.

Last Updated: 13th May 2012 - 12:49pm

Sydenhams League Cup Final
7th May 2012
CHRISTCHURCH EMERGED VICTORIOUS IN THE CUP FINAL AGAINST A DETERMINED BROCKENHURST SIDE WHO CERTAINLY PLAYED THEIR PART IN THIS TENSE ENCOUNTER.

TWO GOALS FROM LEADING SCORER BEN OSBORNE, INCLUDING A PENALTY, AND ONE FROM SAM GRIFFIN WAS ENOUGH TO WIN CHURCH THEIR FIRST PIECE OF SILVERWARE IN SENIOR CLUB FOOTBALL.

ON A SUPERBLY PRESENTED PITCH AT BEMERTON HEATH HARLEQUINS BOTH TEAMS HAD THEIR CHANCES TO SCORE FIRST BUT IT WAS CHURCH WHO FOUND THE BACK OF THE NET THROUGH SAM GRIFFIN TO LEAD AT HALF TIME, THOUGH BROCKENHURST HIT THE POST TOWARDS THE END OF THE FIRST HALF.

IN THE SECOND HALF BROCKENHURST CERTAINLY CAME OUT THE STRONGER AND PUT CHURCH UNDER CONSISTENT PRESSURE WITHOUT REALLY THREATENING THE NET UNTIL A WONDER GOAL FROM WARREN KENNA TIED THE GAME. BOTH SIDES CONTINUED TO PRESS AND IT WAS A DEFENSIVE MIX UP THAT LET BEN OSBORNE IN TO PUT CHURCH BACK IN FRONT WITH 15 MINUTES LEFT. A THIRD GOAL FROM THE SPOT SEALED THE WIN FOR CHURCH AFTER BEN OSBORNE CONFIDENTLY PUT AWAY THE KICK.

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE SYDENHAMS LEAGUE (WESSEX) AND THE COMMITTEE AND HELPERS OF BEMERTON HEATH HARLEQUINS FOR HOSTING AN EXCELLENT FINAL, THE HOSPITALITY WAS TREMENDOUS AND I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK THE OFFICIALS, WITHOUT WHOM THE GAME COULD NOT CONTINUE TO OPERATE.

A GREAT END TO THIS RECORD BREAKING SEASON FOR WHICH ALL THE PLAYERS, MANAGEMENT, BACKROOM STAFF AND SUPPORTERS SHOULD BE EXTREMELY PROUD OF AND FITTING REWARD TO THE LONG SERVING COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND HELPERS WHO PUT SO MUCH EFFORT INTO KEEPING THE CLUB AFLOAT.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO NEXT SEASON AND HOPEFULLY USE THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF 2011/12 TO BUILD EVEN MORE FUTURE SUCCESS.

THE FEATURED IMAGE IS TEAM CAPTAIN DAN CRUTCHLEY CELEBRATING WITH THE CUP. MORE IMAGES FROM THIS MATCH ARE IN THE IMAGE GALLERY.

Video of Ben Osbornes penalty goal.

Last Updated: 30th May 2012 - 12:43pm

Highest League Position
2nd May 2012
Christchurch cemented their top three position with a hard fought win over Alresford Town at the Bridge tonight.
A brace from winger Sam Griffin ensured that Graham Kemp led the team to the club's highest ever league position and consequently their highest ever points tally and gave the players a timely boost before their League Cup Final against Brockenhurst on Bank Holiday Monday.
The Club committee would like to congratulate the players, the management team and all those who work behind the scenes on the success that has been achieved this year. It has been truly a magnificent effort by everybody.

See you all at the Cup Final for the next episode in this great season.

The featured image is Man of the Match Team Manager Graham Kemp with Club Chairman Mark Duffy. A full selection of images from this match is in the Image Gallery.

Last Updated: 3rd May 2012 - 05:32pm

Christchurch Under 18's Trials
29th April 2012
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE UNDER 18'S TRIALS SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY 29TH APRIL AT HURN BRIDGE ARE POSTPONED DUE TO A WATERLOGGED PITCH

THE TRIALS SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY 6TH MAY WILL STILL TAKE PLACE SUBJECT TO WEATHER CONDITIONS, PLEASE WATCH THE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER YOUR INTENTION TO ATTEND THE SESSIONS PLEASE CONTACT THE MANAGER GEORGE GUNN ON 07540320690

Last Updated: 28th April 2012 - 02:31pm

Christchurch v Alresford Town
28th April 2012
CHRISTCHURCH v ALRESFORD TOWN

SATURDAY 28TH APRIL 2012

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MATCH IS POSTPONED DUE TO A WATERLOGGED PITCH

THE CLUB ARE HOPEFUL THAT THE MATCH WILL BE RE-ARRANGED FOR EITHER TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY NEXT WEEK, PLEASE WATCH THE WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS



Last Updated: 28th April 2012 - 12:25pm

Sydenhams League Cup (Wessex) Final
28th April 2012
Christchurch will take on Brockenhurst in the final of the Sydenhams League Cup on Bank Holiday Monday 7th May, kick off 3:00pm.
The match will now be held at the home of Bemerton Heath Harlequins and not Eastleigh as originally scheduled.
Keep watching the website for more details as the date draws closer.

Last Updated: 29th April 2012 - 06:29pm

Russell Cotes Cup Final
24th April 2012
Congratulations go to the cup winners - Bemerton Heath Harlequins. A good match with both teams clattering the woodwork a few times. Images and a full match report are on-line for this match.

Last Updated: 29th April 2012 - 06:37pm

Club of the Month
21st April 2012
First Team Manager Manager Graham Kemp receives the Club of the Month award from Mr Dennis Challis the Sydenhams Wessex League President.

Last Updated: 22nd April 2012 - 08:35am

Christchurch FC v Moneyfields
21st April 2012
A tough match for both teams.Despite the sending off of their keeper Moneyfields still kept the pressure on and caused some anxious moments for Christchurch. The featured image is the Christchurch Man of the Match Ben Osborne with Club Chairman Mark Duffy. Images from this match are in the Image Gallery.

Last Updated: 29th April 2012 - 06:29pm

OPEN TRIALS FOR UNDER 18'S PLAYERS FOR 2012/2013 SEASON
17th April 2012
CHRISTCHURCH FC WILL BE HOLDING OPEN TRIALS FOR ANY YOUNG PLAYERS AGED 15 - 17 (SCHOOL YEARS 10 - 13) FOR THE 2012/2013 SEASON.

AFTER THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL TRAINING SESSION HELD ON SUNDAY APRIL 1ST WE WILL BE FOLLOWING THIS UP WITH FURTHER SESSIONS ON SUNDAY'S APRIL 15TH, 22ND AND 29TH, ALL SESSIONS START AT 11:00AM AND ALL PLAYERS ARE WELCOME IF YOU ARE ABLE TO MEET THE CRITERIA ABOVE.

IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE PART OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL UNDER 18'S SIDE IN THE AREA FOR NEXT SEASON THEN WE WILL BE DELIGHTED TO SEE YOU

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS PLEASE RING GEORGE GUNN ON 07540320690

Last Updated: 17th April 2012 - 08:25am

Under 18's Champions
17th April 2012
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE UNDER 18'S TEAM THAT SECURED THE HAMPSHIRE COUNTY YOUTH LEAGUE TITLE ON SUNDAY WITH A DRAW AGAINST THEIR NEAREST RIVALS HORNDEAN.
IT HAS BEEN A SUCCESSFUL SEASON FOR THE TEAM HAVING ALSO REACHED THE LEAGUE CUP FINAL AND LOSING ONLY ONE GAME IN THE LEAGUE, THIS DESPITE SQUAD NUMBERS BEING EXTREMELY LOW TOWARDS THE END OF THE CAMPAIGN
WITH MANY OF THE SQUAD STILL ELIGIBLE TO PLAY NEXT YEAR AT THIS LEVEL THE CLUB HAS A GOOD FOUNDATION FOR ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SEASON AND FOR THOSE WHO WILL ABOVE THE AGE LIMIT WE LOOK FORWARD TO THEM MAKING THEIR WAY THROUGH THE RESRVES AND ONTO GREATER THINGS

CONGRATULATIONS TO IAN PROCTOR, JOHN PERDRISAT AND EVERYBODY ELSE WHO HAS WORKED TO MAKE THIS SUCH A SUCCESSFUL SEASON.

Last Updated: 17th April 2012 - 08:23am

Under 13's Champions
17th April 2012
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE UNDER 13'S TEAM FOR SECURING THE DIVISION 7 BYFL LEAGUE TITLE.
IT HAS BEEN AN EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER OF A SEASON FOR PLAYERS AND PARENTS ALIKE BUT THE CLUB LOOKS FORWARD TO CELEBRATING WITH EVERYBODY AT THE UPCOMING PRESENTATION EVENING ON THE 9TH JUNE AT POOLE STADIUM.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE PLAYERS AND THE MANAGEMENT TEAM OF MICHAEL, PHIL AND STEVE.

Last Updated: 17th April 2012 - 08:24am

Christchurch v Winchester City
3rd April 2012
Features images from this match are Man of the Match David Legg with Club President Joss Jenkins and defender Dan Thompson putting in a sliding tackle.


A match report for this match is on-line.

Last Updated: 7th April 2012 - 12:31pm

Christchurch FC v Hayling Island
27th March 2012
Featured images are Russell Cooke clinching the match for Christchurch and Man of the Match Mark Smith with Club Chairman Mark Duffy.


Last Updated: 28th March 2012 - 09:40pm

Sydenhams League Cup (Wessex) Semi Final
6th March 2012
A gritty and hard fought contest resulted in Church booking their second cup final appearance in the last seven days.
Graham Kemp's team showed great determination to edge through to a final against either Brockenhurst or Bournemouth Poppies after absorbing early pressure from Downton before taking the lead just before half time, Marc Fairbrother finishing off some great work down the right hand flank by Russell Cook, with a sweet side footed shot past the keeper.
Downton came out strong again in the second half but some indiscipline seemed to upset their rhythm and it was Church who took a 2 - 0 lead with a turn and shot in the area from Russell Cook. Church had a great chance to make it three but James Burden could not find the target after a great through ball put him in on goal. Downton came back to make it 2 -1 with just over twenty minutes to go but with the defence superbly marshalled by Dan Crutchley they did not trouble Jason Collins in the Church goal.

A fantastic result for the players, management team and the Club as a whole.

Last Updated: 7th March 2012 - 11:52am

Race Night
3rd March 2012
COME ALONG AND SUPPORT THE CLUB AT A RACE NIGHT.

HELP THE CLUB RAISE MUCH NEEDED FUNDS FOR ITS ONGOING CHANGING ROOM PROJECT, WE ARE VERY CLOSE TO BEING ABLE TO GO AGAIN AND GET THE ROOF ONTO THE BUILD, ALL MONIES RAISED ON THE NIGHT WILL ENABLE US TO MAKE THE BUILDING WEATHER PROOF.

YOU CAN PAY AT THE DOOR OR ON THE NIGHT OR FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT MOLLIE AT:

office@hurnbridgesports.co.uk or 01202 473792

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

A fantastic total of £950 was raised on the night, a massive thank you to RINGWOOD BREWERY for all their support in sponsoring the evening but especially to all those people who attended, making the evening a great success.
Many Thanks to Mollie for organising the event and doing most of the hard work in attracting sponsors and to all those who helped on the night, Den, Sue, Alan and Paul, it is really appreciated.

Mark Duffy

Last Updated: 7th March 2012 - 09:05am

Russell Cotes Cup Semi Final
28th February 2012
Christchurch v Liphook United

Christchurch edged past Liphook in a tense semi final on penalties after the sides finished level at 3 - 3 after extra time.
Christchurch took a 2 - 0 lead into the second half but Liphook showed tremendous grit and determination to take the tie into extra time despite playing the last quarter of normal time with only 10 men.
Church once again took the lead on the first half of extra time only for Liphhook to show great character and level the scores once again and take the game to penalties.
Liphook gave absolutely everything to the game and were a great credit to their club and their league and we would like to wish them good luck for the rest of their league season. Their committee and supporters were also great ambassadors for the club and magnanimous in defeat.
Church now await the outcome of the last semi final being played next week between AFC Totton and Winchester City


Last Updated: 28th February 2012 - 10:56pm

Skittles Night
28th January 2012
A MASSIVE THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE THAT ATTENDED THIS EVENT, YOUR SUPPORT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.

AS SOON AS WE KNOW HOW MUCH MONEY WAS RAISED ON THE NIGHT TOWARDS THE CHANGING ROOM PROJECT WE WILL INFORM YOU.

KEEP CHECKING THE WEBSITE FOR MORE EVENTS, A RACE NIGHT IS NEXT AT THE BEGINNING OF MARCH - MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

A SPECIAL MENTION TO THE LADIES SECTION WHO ATTENDED THE EVENING IN GREAT NUMBERS, YOUR SUPPORT WAS TRULY BRILLIANT. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK MOLLIE FOR ALL HER HARD WORK IN CO-ORDINATING THE EVENT AND BRINGING SO MANY TEAMS TOGETHER.

SEE YOU ALL AT THE RACE NIGHT.

UPDATE: PROFIT FROM THE EVENT IS £200 - THANK YOU

Last Updated: 29th January 2012 - 07:56pm

Gosport Borough v Christchurch
9th January 2012
The Russell-Cotes Cup match against Gosport Borough on Monday 9th January has been cancelled due to Gosport Borough having a league fixture commitment which has to take priority over this match.
We will advise as to the re-arranged date once we have been informed.

Last Updated: 7th January 2012 - 05:35pm

Christchurch v New Milton Town
2nd January 2012
A brace of goals from leading scorer Ben Osborne could not deliver a first win of 2012 for Kempy's men against a determined and spirited New Milton Town side who belied their league position and thoroughly merited a draw in the first match of the new year at Hurn Bridge. The featured image is Ben heading in the second of his two goals.

Offensively both sides looked very threatening on a pitch that was playing heavy from the recent rain and certainly both sets of defenders had to be on high alert to keep out the strikers at both ends.

New Milton Town took the lead after some sleepy defending allowed an easy header at the far post with goalkeeper Kearn well beaten. A penalty from Osborne brought the sides level after it was adjudged that Church defender Crutchley had been upended in the area. Half time saw the match all square but Church got an early goal from an Osborne header at the start of the second half, but again some lacklustre defending allowed the New Milton number Nine space to stroke the ball past Kearn for an equaliser.

On the balance Church probably created more chances but New Milton Town always threatened and in the end both sides will believe they could have sewn up all three points, instead they both will have to settle for one.

Church should remain upbeat despite the disappointment of not securing the win, as they are still in a strong position in the league, they are still maintaining an unbeaten run and they are still playing attractive football and delivering a level of performance that many teams would be proud to achieve.

Last Updated: 4th January 2012 - 10:00pm


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