Christchurch Football Club News 2013
Match Postponed
29th December 2013
Today's Sydenhams Premier League (Wessex) game against Fareham Town has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. Despite the weather being much improved today, the recent heavy rains have made the playing surface unfit to hold the game.

Please check the website for updates on all games at the Bridge, the next home game for the first team is now on Saturday 11th January against Fawley.

On behalf of all at Christchurch Football Club we wish all our supporters a very Happy New Year.

Last Updated: 28th December 2013 - 10:43am

Boxing Day Match Postponed
25th December 2013
The scheduled Boxing Day clash against Hamworthy United has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

The game falls victim of the appalling weather that has hit the local area in recent days.

Please check the website for any updates as we receive them.

Last Updated: 24th December 2013 - 07:41pm

Seasons Greetings
25th December 2013
On behalf of all the committee at Christchurch Football Club we would like to wish all our supporters, sponsors and advertisers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

As you will know the Boxing Day match at Hamworthy has been postponed, please keep checking the website for more information regarding our next home match on Saturday 28th December versus Fareham Town, as the continued bad weather is putting this game in jeopardy currently.

Mark Duffy

Last Updated: 24th December 2013 - 07:47pm

Match Postponement
22nd December 2013
This afternoon's match at Hurn Bridge versus Newport IoW has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Subject to the weather the next scheduled home match is on Saturday December 28th versus Fareham Town, kick off 3:00pm

Don't forget the next match for Church is a Boxing Day match away to Hamworthy United, kick off at 11:30

Please check the website for more details.

Last Updated: 21st December 2013 - 08:18pm

New Years Eve Party
22nd December 2013
Hurn Bridge Sports Club are holding a New years Eve party at the Club with a Family Disco, Buffet and a glass of champagne included in the ticket price which is only £7.50 for members (£10 for non members) and only £3 for children.

Last Updated: 21st December 2013 - 09:51am

Boxing Day Match
22nd December 2013
Please note that the timing for the away game against Hamworthy United on Boxing Day has been fixed for 11:30am.

We hope that the time along with the fact that the team are playing against ex manager Graham Kemp's new charges will attract a good crowd to the County Ground.

Last Updated: 21st December 2013 - 09:51am

Russell Cotes Cup - Quarter Final
22nd November 2013
After the win against New Milton Town in the last round of the Russell Cotes Cup, the reward for Church is a home tie against Skrill South Conference side Gosport Borough.

The date for this match has not been confirmed so please keep checking the website for more details.

Last Updated: 21st November 2013 - 09:43am

FA Youth Cup First Round
4th November 2013
The date for the FA Youth first round tie away against Dartford has been set for Friday November 8th kick off at 7:45pm

A coach will be leaving the ground at 2:00pm and the club are asking for a contribution of £5 from all non playing staff towards the cost of hire.

Thank you for your support

Last Updated: 3rd November 2013 - 12:33pm

Celebrity Football Match Sunday November 17th 2013
4th November 2013
There is to be a celebrity football match being held in aid of the Steve Bernard Foundation at Hurn Bridge on Sunday 17th November 2013, kick off at 3:00pm

VIP tickets can be obtained from Hurn Bridge or Tony Bernard and are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for children and includes match entry and the opportunity to mingle with the celebrities after the game.

Come along and support this great cause and see some of your favourite football and television stars including Steve Fletcher, Steve Claridge and Jeff Brazier.

Last Updated: 3rd November 2013 - 12:33pm

Match Postponement
3rd November 2013
Today's Wyvern League match at Hurn Bridge versus Laverstock and Ford has been postponed due to the opposition not being able to field a team.

We apologise for this late notice and hope to see all our supporters at our next home game, a Sydenhams League fixture on the 9th November versus Blackfield and Langley

Thank you

Last Updated: 3rd November 2013 - 12:33pm

Race Night Fund-Raiser Saturday 26th October 2013
26th October 2013
A Race night is being held at Hurn Bridge on Saturday 26th October starting at 7:30pm, all monies raised will go towards the changing room project.

Entrance is free on the night so come along and have some fun. The club really needs your support.

Last Updated: 28th October 2013 - 10:44pm

FA Vase (sponsored by Carslberg) 1st Round Replay
23rd October 2013
Following the draw on Saturday 19th October away at Moneyfields, the replay for this match is to be held on Wednesday 23rd October at Hurn Bridge, kick off 7:45pm

The scheduled Russell Cotes Cup game against Hythe and Dibden will now be re-scheduled. Please continue to check the website for more details.

Last Updated: 19th October 2013 - 09:24pm

Christchurch FC mourns loss of its Club President
3rd October 2013
Christchurch FC are saddened to report the death of its Club President, Joss Jenkins, who passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday 27th September 2013.

Joss who was also President of Christchurch Cricket Club had been associated with both clubs for many years and was instrumental in both clubs finding their home at Hurn Bridge in 1984, having been originally head-hunted by Vickers Armstrong, to set up their Sports and Social Club which eventually developed into the operation we have today at the Bridge. Joss was a keen sportsman and was part of the famous Bournemouth Gas Works side that reached the amateur cup final and he also had trials for both England and Wales as an amateur. During the Second World War Joss was part of the forgotten Arctic Convoys and was, like many of his comrades, recently awarded their long overdue medal for their bravery during this time.

Joss will be fondly remembered by everybody at both clubs, he was firstly a lover of sport and the friendships that it can bring, he was also a man of absolute integrity who understood about the passion of competitive sport but would not condone any kind of poor sportsmanship, he will be sadly missed by all.

The funeral for Joss is to be held at the Bournemouth Crematorium on Friday 11th October 2013 at 11:30am, there will be a gathering for friends and family after the funeral at Hurn Bridge Sports Club.

Last Updated: 3rd October 2013 - 08:41am

FA Vase (sponsored by Carlsberg) First Round
23rd September 2013
Christchurch have been drawn away in the first round proper of the FA Vase to Moneyfields.

This tie will be played on Saturday 19th October 2013.

Please check the website for any further updates.

Last Updated: 23rd September 2013 - 12:41pm

Match Postponed - Wyvern Combination League
13th September 2013
The Reserve Team match scheduled for Saturday 14th September at Hurn Bridge has been postponed at the request of our opponents.

The match will be re-scheduled at a later date, please check website for more details

Thank You

Last Updated: 13th September 2013 - 05:38pm

New Milton friendly and a date change
30th August 2013
For Saturday the 31st August there has been a friendly arranged against New Milton Town FC at Fawcetts Field with a 3.00pm kick off and with a BBQ afterwards.

Images from this match are now on-line in the image gallery.

The Sydenhams Football League game at home to AFC Portchester has been moved back a week and will now be played at Hurn Bridge on Wednesday 25th September 2013.

Last Updated: 31st August 2013 - 11:46pm

Under 15's "Champions Trophy"
18th August 2013
Hurn Bridge will host the match between two of the best under 15's sides in the area, Christchurch v Wimborne Town on Monday 26th August kick off at 6:15pm.

This is the second season running that the two teams have come together in a match billed as the "Champions Trophy",with Church looking to avenge their narrow defeat last year when the game was held at the Cuthbury.

If you want to see some of the brightest players in the area and what the future holds for Christchurch, in particular, then come along to Hurn Bridge on Bank Holiday Monday.


Images from this match are now on-line in the image gallery.

Last Updated: 27th August 2013 - 02:52pm

FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round
17th August 2013
Church bowed out of this season's FA Cup at the first hurdle to a pacey and direct Sherborne team.

Despite taking the lead towards the end of the first half Church could not convert any of their other chances, partly due to some excellent goalkeeping, and this allowed Sherborne back into the game just before half time.

The second half followed much the same pattern as the first with both sides pushing forward for a win and it was Sherborne who came up with the goal, when the ball found the back of the net after the third attempt from in the penalty area midway through the half. Church kept pressing but could not find the equaliser, a Jacques Bernard header well saved by the 'keeper being the best chance.

We wish Sherborne good luck in the next round and for the rest of their season and for Cuffie's charges it is another building block in their learning about playing at this level and back to the league starting on Tuesday (20th August 2013) away at Fareham Town.

Last Updated: 17th August 2013 - 07:44am

Christchurch up for the Cup
16th August 2013
A great little write up on the FA site for Christchurch.

Christchurch up for the Cup

Last Updated: 16th August 2013 - 05:15pm

Christchurch v Winchester City
14th August 2013
Despite the result Christchurch players can hold their heads high after this encounter with a large portion of their successful squad from last season.

Christchurch more than held their own against one of the league's "big hitters" and it could be said they created the two best chances of the game, which unfortunately could not be converted, having been caught out by two sucker punch goals in either half.

This match was definitely your archetypal game of two halves with Winchester more dominant in the first half as the young Christchurch side got to grips with not showing too much respect to their visitors but the second half gave the manager, players and supporters of Church much to be pleased with and they can go into their FA Cup tie on Friday knowing and believing that they are more than a match for the teams in the Sydenhams League.

As Graham Kemp, manager of Winchester City said before the game, this match was only about three points and at this stage of the season we still have 117 points to play for!!

Featured images is 'Man of the Match' David Legg with Mick Ryan presenting the bubbly.

Last Updated: 14th August 2013 - 03:23pm

Reserve team Friendlies
25th July 2013
The following games are confirmed for the reserve team as part of their pre-season programme and are amended from the previous notification. This is due partly to the availability of pitches during the closed season.

The club would like to apologise for the late notification of changes

Saturday 3rd August AWAY to Walkford (playing at Fawcetts Field, New Milton)
Tuesday 6th August AWAY to New Milton Town
Saturday 10th August AWAY to Sway (playing at Jubilee Fields, Sway
Wednesday 14th August AWAY to Bournemouth Electric
Saturday 17th August AWAY to Portcastrians (playing at Chapel Gate)
Wednesday 21st August AWAY to Wimborne Town

As always please keep checking the website for regular updates and any possible amendments

Last Updated: 25th July 2013 - 04:36pm

Poole Town Friendly
25th July 2013
There is a friendly against local rivals Poole Town on Tuesday 30th July kick off at 7:45pm
Normal admission prices apply; £6 for adults and £3 for concessions

This will be our last friendly match before the Sydenhams Premier League (Wessex) season kicks off on Friday 2nd August with an away fixture against AFC Fawley, kick off at 7:45pm

Last Updated: 25th July 2013 - 04:29pm

Annual General Meeting - 29th July 2013
21st July 2013
Christchurch FC (Senior Section) will be holding their AGM on Monday 29th July 2013 at Hurn Bridge Sports Club and this will commence at 7:00pm prompt

All are welcome

Thank You

Last Updated: 21st July 2013 - 08:47pm

Reserve Team Training
13th July 2013
Training continues for the reserves on Tuesday evening - 16th july - at 7:30pm on the recreation ground at Barrack Road, Christchurch.

Existing players not involved with the first team friendly are asked to attend

New players are also invited to attend as we look to strengthen the squad ahead of some pre-season friendlies commnecing 25th July.

Any potential new players are asked to contact Leo Cabaleira on 07792 966399 to register their interest

Last Updated: 13th July 2013 - 08:51am

Christchurch FC v AFC Bournemouth
9th July 2013
This very well attended pre-season friendly opener for Christchurch bought some familiar faces back to Hurn Bridge.

The not unexpected result (Bournemouth won) was balanced by the new management team (Michael and Dave) getting a superb opportunity to run the team against very difficult opposition.

Images are on-line at

Last Updated: 30th July 2013 - 10:48pm

2013/14 Season Fixtures
7th July 2013
The opening fixtures for the new Sydenhams League season have been announced and it sees Church away to Fawley on Friday 2nd August followed by a midweek home game to newly promoted Whitchurch United on Wednesday 7th August. A local derby against Verwood Town sees Church away on Saturday 10th August and then an eagerly anticipated game against ex-Church manager Graham Kemp and his newly formed Winchester City team on Wednesday 14th August.

The extra preliminary round of the FA Cup sees Church playing at home to Sherborne Town of the Toolstation Western Premier League on Saturday 17th August.

Please continue to check the website regularly for more updates and upcoming fixtures.

Last Updated: 7th July 2013 - 11:12am

Christchurch v AFC Bournemouth
1st July 2013
Christchurch are looking forward to hosting their first pre-season friendly against AFC Bournemouth on Tuesday 9th July, kick off at 7:45pm.

The club have revised their admission prices for the match to £5 for adults and £2 for concessions/children

It is important that supporters of both clubs arrive at the ground early, parking will be open from 6:00pm, in order to avoid delays on entering the ground.

Than you in advance for your support

Last Updated: 1st July 2013 - 11:42am

Under 18's Trials/Training Session
25th June 2013
There is to be a further trials/training session for the new under 18's squad at Littledown Sports Centre on Sunday 30th June starting at 10:30am.

The session will last for approximately two hours and will be ran on the grassed area to the side of the artificial pitches, anyone interested in attending for the first time please contact manager George Gunn to register your interest on 07540 320690

Last Updated: 25th June 2013 - 08:14pm

Squad Training Times
21st June 2013
Until further notice the training days and times for the senior squads at the Club will be as follows:

Saturday 10:30 start
Tuesday 19:30 start
Thursday 19:30 start

All training is to take place at the recreation ground, Barrack Road, Christchurch until further notice.

If you are unable to make any of the training dates please contact Michael or Dave in the first instance.

Thank you

Last Updated: 22nd June 2013 - 12:52pm

AFC Bournemouth Friendly Match
18th June 2013
Christchurch are pleased to confirm that the match against AFC Bournemouth scheduled for Tuesday 9th July 2013 will go ahead as planned

The game kicks off at 7:45pm and normal matchday charges will apply. Adults at £6 with Children and Concessions at £3

We are hoping for a big crowd so please get to the ground early as parking is limited, lets get behind the new manager and support the team in what will be our first home game of the pre-season

Please watch the website for more details as the matchday gets closer

Last Updated: 18th June 2013 - 03:01pm

First Team Manager
18th June 2013
The Club are pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Cuffie and Dave Morris as the new management team for next season. They take over from Graham Kemp who has left to join Winchester City FC.

The Club would like to thank all those who registered their interest in the position and wish Michael and Dave every success for the upcoming season.

Further news about the new management team along with updates on the players also signing for next season will be posted online within the coming weeks. Pictured above from left to right are Leo Cabeleira - Reserve Team Manager, Dave Morris - First Team Coach, Mark Duffy - Chairman, Michael Cuffie - First team Manager and Mark Lowe - Reserve Team Coach

Last Updated: 18th June 2013 - 08:45pm

Ladies Manager Vacancy
18th June 2013
Christchurch Ladies are on the lookout for an experienced coach/manager for the new season, ideally at Level 2 or above. The team play in the Hampshire Womens County Football League and ideally would like an enthusiastic person to work with the team to further improve their skills to move forward in the football pyramid.

If you are interested in this role please contact Ladies Secretary, Abbie Awdas, in the first instance on 07818 542753 or club chairman Mark Duffy on 07505 370906

Last Updated: 18th June 2013 - 03:06pm

Under 18's Players wanted
18th June 2013
Christchurch are looking for more players to add to their squad for the upcoming season 2013/14

If you are interested in playing for a progressive Charter Standard Club and would like to further develop your skills onward and into senior club football then please contact manager George Gunn, in the first instance on 07540320690

Last Updated: 18th June 2013 - 03:12pm

Under 18's Squad Trials
1st June 2013
The trials for next season's under 18's squad are to be held at BROCKENHURST COLLEGE on SUNDAY JUNE 9TH.

Anybody interested in attending is asked to be at the college for 10:30am as the session will commence at 11:00am promptly. It is anticipated that the session will last for 3 - 4 hours, it is therefore essential each person brings enough food or drink with them to last the whole session.

Please can all players wishing to attend the trials register their interest with manager George Gunn via text on 07540 320690 prior to the day itself.

Many Thanks

Last Updated: 1st June 2013 - 12:58pm

Under 18's Trials
20th May 2013
These trials will take place at the end of the current under 18's season, which finishes at the end of May.
To register your interest in attending one of the trial dates TBC please contact George Gunn, manager by e mail at address

Many Thanks

Last Updated: 20th May 2013 - 09:59pm

Race Night - Fundraiser
18th May 2013
A race night to raise further funds to keep the changing room build moving forward is to be held on Saturday May 18th 2013 at Hurn Bridge Sports Club, the evening starts at 7:30pm.

The support for this project has been tremendous and we are working hard to complete this for the benefit of not just the football club but all Hurn Bridge users as well, so please come along to this fun event, have a great night out and help support all those people who have given up so much of their time to get the project to the position where we are today.

Thank you in advance for your support

Last Updated: 11th May 2013 - 06:58pm

Hampshire League Cup Final - Under 18's
18th May 2013
Congratulations to George Gunn and his team on winning the Hampshire Youth League Cup Final on Friday evening.

The team came out on top against Sholing 2 - 1 aet in an evenly matched game that was played at Totton and Eling's ground. This was the first time that Church had managed to beat Sholing this season in the final match of a long season.

Well Done from all at the Club

Last Updated: 18th May 2013 - 04:26pm

Under 18's Trials
11th May 2013
Due to the poor weather this season, the under 18's team still finds itself playing league matches at this time, as well as having the upcoming League Cup Final against Sholing on Friday 17th May at Totton and Eling

Due to this situation the planned trials for players for next season are delayed, however, please keep checking the website for updates and as soon as the dates are confirmed we will publish these on the front page of our site.

Thank you for your support

Last Updated: 11th May 2013 - 06:50pm

Manager Vacancy
18th April 2013
Christchurch FC can confirm that Graham Kemp has informed the club he will be leaving Hurn Bridge after six successful years at the end of this current season.

As many people will remember Graham initially indicated that he would leave the Club earlier in the year but agreed to stay on when it became apparent the Club would be unsuccessful in their attempt to bring in a new person at that time and he was true to his word and has guided the team to their current third position in the Sydenhams League (Wessex).

The committee would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Graham and his back room team of Jim Totczyk and John Macey for all their hard work over the years. The committee today begin the task of finding a replacement for Graham to further take the Club forward within the league.

We wish Graham all the best in his new role as manager of the newly formed Winchester City Community Football Club, and we would like to, invite any person interested in the position of First Team Manager to contact Chairman Mark Duffy, in the first instance.

Last Updated: 18th April 2013 - 06:05pm

Christchurch v Alresford Town
16th April 2013
A superb team performance saw Church overcome 2nd placed Alresford Town 3 - 0 to keep up the pressure at the top of the table on both Blackfield and Langley and Alresfprd Town themselves.

Two goals from Russell Cook and a third by Sam Griffin sealed the points at the Bridge for Graham Kemp's team in a display that showed all the fighting spirit of the players, who were determined they would not be second best at any time.

Man of the Match went to keeper Max Frampton who kept Church in front in the second part of the first half, at a time when Alresford Town were looking their most dangerous but in truth the whole team played magnificently which now sets up a very interesting end to the season.

Next up is G E Hamble on Thursday which will not be an easy game but the players will be determined to ensure that tonight's result was not in vain.

Featured image is 'Man of the Match' Max Frampton with the Club Chairman Mark Duffy.

Last Updated: 16th April 2013 - 10:36pm

Matches Postponed
24th March 2013
Today's Sydenhams Premier League match versus Hayling Island at Hurn Bridge has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch and the Reserves game in the M A Hart Poole Bay Cup semi final at Chapel Gate has also been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

We will post the re-arranged dates as soon as they are confirmed on the website.

Last Updated: 23rd March 2013 - 12:16pm

CFC v Verwood Town
20th March 2013

After what would seem an eternity of postponed matches the weather finally slipped up and let us play. The cold night it gave us did not stop these two teams playing like they were on fire though. Some superb keeping at the Christchurch end kept Verwood chasing the Christchurch lead. The featured image is Mick Ryan with Man of the Match Harry Cornick.

Last Updated: 19th March 2013 - 11:06pm

Matches Postponed
17th March 2013
The Wyvern Combination league match this afternoon at Hurn Bridge versus Wimborne Town has been cancelled due to a waterlogged pitch.

This afternoon's Sydenhams League match away against Totton and Eling has also been cancelled due to a waterlogged pitch.

We look forward to seeing everybody on Tuesday at the Bridge for our next Sydenhams League game against Verwood Town, kick off at 7:45pm

Thank you for your continued support

Last Updated: 16th March 2013 - 12:21pm

Priory mourns former coach
15th March 2013

It is with deep regret that we have to announce the sad passing of our former coach and great friend Stuart Underwood who has passed away following a long illness.

He was a warm and Gentle Giant of a man. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered not only by ourselves and other local clubs but also by many players throughout the world.

The funeral will take place at Christchurch Priory on Tuesday 26th March at 1:30pm.

All at Christchurch FC send their condolences to Stuart's widow Betty and family.

Last Updated: 14th March 2013 - 02:04pm

Match Postponed - CFC v Newport IoW
13th March 2013
Tonight's game in the Sydenhams Premier League (Wessex) against Newport IoW has been postponed by the league due to travel concerns for the team coming from the island.

Please watch the website for the updated news on when the game will be played.

Many Thanks

Last Updated: 12th March 2013 - 01:55pm

Skittles Evening
27th February 2013
The football club will be holding a fund-raiser skittles evening on Saturday March 16th with all profits going to the changing room project so that the remaining doors can be purchased and make the build totally secure.

Everybody is welcome, please support the Club as they strive to keep the momentum going on one of the biggest projects they have ever undertaken.

Your support is needed...

Last Updated: 26th February 2013 - 06:10pm

Sydenhams League Cup Final
24th February 2013
Christchurch Football Club can announce that they have been chosen to play host to the final of the Sydenhams (Wessex) League Cup Final which will be held this year on Good Friday, 29th March 2013 with a kick off time of 3:00pm.

This year's final will be between Alresford Town and Brockenhurst

Please check the league website for more details, we look forward to seeing you at the Bridge for a great final.

Last Updated: 23rd February 2013 - 07:16pm

Christchurch FC Keyring
20th February 2013
You can now show your support for Church with the purchase of a top quality keyring from the Club itself and from our main sponsor In-Excess, at their store in Purewell, Christchurch.

This superb leather fob key ring has been commissioned by our sponsor to help raise funds for the Club as we strive to complete our changing room project, all profits will go to the Club to help with this initiative.

The keyrings are just £3 and make an ideal gift for friends and family.

Thank you in advance for your support

Last Updated: 19th February 2013 - 12:16pm

Under 18's Tracksuit Sponsor
20th February 2013
Pictured above is Daryl Wheeler of Bridge Dental Laboratory alongside Jason Collins, Jack Homan (captain of Under 18's) and George Gunn (Manager) as he presents the team with their new tracksuits sponsored by his company.

On behalf of Christchurch FC we would like to thank Daryl for his support and generosity in ensuring that our young players can attend match days looking smart and professional.

Mark Duffy Chairman

Last Updated: 19th February 2013 - 03:08pm

17th February 2013
This afternoon's Wyvern Combination reserve game against AFC Portchester has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Please continue to monitor the website for further updates about games to be played next week.

Last Updated: 16th February 2013 - 01:52pm

Mtach Postponed - Russell Cotes Game re-arranged
13th February 2013
Tonight's game at Hurn Bridge in the Russell Cotes Cup against Hythe and Dibden has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
The game has been re-arranged for Thursday 21st February at Hurn Bridge, kick off 7:45pm

Thank you for your continued support during this extraordinary prolonged period of bad weather, please be assured the Club are doing everything they can to put these games on.

We look forward to welcoming you all at the Bridge next week

Last Updated: 12th February 2013 - 12:05pm

Matches Postponed
10th February 2013
Today's first team at Hurn Bridge versus Alresford Town and the Reserve team match away versus Bemerton Heath Harlequins have both been postponed due to waterlogged pitches

The next first team match at Hurn Bridge should be on Tuesday 12th February in the Russell Cotes Cup versus Hythe and Dibden, subject to a pitch inspection.

Last Updated: 9th February 2013 - 12:35pm

Match Postponed
6th February 2013
Tonight's Russell Cotes Cup game away against Hythe and Dibden has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch,

As soo as the Club knows what the further arrangements are for this tie we will post the information on the website.

Thank You

Last Updated: 5th February 2013 - 04:35pm

Manager Appointment
31st January 2013
Christchurch FC would like to announce that they have been unsuccessful in their initial search to find a replacement for outgoing manager Graham Kemp. After interviewing all potential applicants for the post, it has not been possible to appoint a suitable replacement at this time, so it is with delight that the Club can announce that current manager Graham Kemp will continue in his role until the end of the season.

Graham always stated that he would not leave the Club without a manager and the committee would like to thank Graham for being true to his word as he looks to guide Church through the remaining games and to another successful season.

The Club would like to thank all those people that applied for the manager's position and for the interest they have shown in Christchurch and we wish all of them every success for the future.

The Club will not seek to make any appointment at this time as this will only cause further unsettlement within the squad and they will now concentrate their efforts towards the end of the season, when Graham will leave the Club to take on new challenges wherever they may be.

Many Thanks
Mark Duffy Chairman

Last Updated: 30th January 2013 - 12:58pm

29th January 2013
The first team away game on Tuesday evening 29th January 2013 against Hythe and Dibden has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Thank you

Last Updated: 28th January 2013 - 08:47pm

23rd January 2013
Tonight's Sydenhams League game against Newport IoW has been postponed due to the snow and ice conditions that prevail at Hurn Bridge.

If weather conditions continue for the rest of the week then other games could also be postponed, please continue to watch the website for up to date information.


Last Updated: 22nd January 2013 - 11:41am

19th January 2013
It will come as no surprise to people that tomorrow's match in the Wyvern Combination League against Winchester City has been postponed due the icy conditions at the ground.

The ground at present has a healthy covering of snow which is not expected to melt in time and will probably freeze even more due to expected below freezing temperatures over the next few days.

Tuesday's Sydenhams League game with Newport IoW hangs in the balance and we will keep people informed through the website should the match not be played

Last Updated: 18th January 2013 - 08:32pm

Player Bag Sponsor
19th January 2013
We would like to thank Elite Fabrication and Welding Ltd for their support in providing new players bags for the Club.
Without the support of individuals and businesses like Elite, Christchurch would not be able to operate at the higher echelons of the Sydenhams League, we are extremely thankful.

Pictured is striker Russell Cook with one of the bags

Last Updated: 18th January 2013 - 08:39pm

Matches Postponed
13th January 2013
The first team and reserve team matches away at New Milton and at home at Hurn Bridge are both postponed due to waterlogged pitches.

The next home match is scheduled for Tuesday night (15th January 2013) when the first team will entertain Alton Town.

Last Updated: 12th January 2013 - 12:12pm

Harry Cornick signs for Cherries
9th January 2013
It was announced this afternoon that young Priory player Harry Cornick has signed an 18 month deal with Bournemouth, though he will continue to play for Church until the end of the season, whilst at the same time competing his 'A' Level education, he will then join Bournemouth permanently.

As stated in the local press the Club will not receive a fee for Harry as he plays on a non-contract basis as do all the players involved with the team, we are hopeful that Cherries will consent to a pre-season friendly as a gesture of recognition for his signature.

Everybody who knows Harry will want to wish him every success as he gives himself the opportunity to make the grade in the professional ranks. We look forward to Harry completing the season with Church and helping the team to maintain their current position in the league.

Last Updated: 8th January 2013 - 09:59pm

CFC v Romsey Town
6th January 2013
A slow motion start for the Christchurch players after the Christmas break and recent match cancellations. Once the cobwebs had been shaken off Christchurch was dominant and closed the match with a 4-0 win.

The featured image is Man of the Match Harry Cornick with Club Chairman Mark Duffy.

Images from this match are in the Image Gallery.

Last Updated: 9th January 2013 - 08:55am

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