Christchurch Football Club News 2014
Match Postponed
30th November 2014
Todays Sydenhams Premier League game versus AFC Portchester has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Please check the website for all match updates over the next few weeks as the deteriorating weather starts to eat into the football fixtures.

Thank you for your support

Last Updated: 29th November 2014 - 12:54pm

Match Postponed
28th November 2014
The youth cup match due to be played Hurn on 27/11/2014 has been postponed due to the weather.

Last Updated: 27th November 2014 - 01:37am

Weekend Matches at Hurn Bridge
22nd November 2014
Please be advised due to the pitches at Hurn Bridge being waterlogged ALL games for this weekend (22nd and 23rd November) have been called off.

Last Updated: 21st November 2014 - 10:00pm

U18's v Swindon Town - Tuesday 4th November
4th November 2014

Last Updated: 3rd November 2014 - 04:57pm

FA Youth First Round
29th October 2014
Christchurch Under 18's take on Swindon Town at Hurn Bridge in the first round proper of this season's FA Youth Cup on Tuesday 4th November, kick off 7:45pm.

Admission is £4 for adults and concessions are £2

Another great evening of football is promised as George Gunn's players look to go one better than last year and progress through to the second round.

Last Updated: 28th October 2014 - 05:07pm

Triumphant Church
23rd October 2014
Christchurch under 18's scored a famous victory over Havant and Waterlooville tonight in the FA Youth Cup to progress through to the first round proper, winning 4 - 3.

Match report to follow

The draw for the next round has already been made and sees George Gunn's young charges drawn at home to Swindon Town, with the match to be played before the 8th November 2014.

Details of the tie will be on the website once match arrangements have been made.

Images for this match are on-line.
A link to the images is in the Image Gallery.

Last Updated: 24th October 2014 - 04:20pm

FA Youth Cup - 2nd Qualifying Round CFC v Hamworthy United
9th October 2014
FA Youth Cup - 2nd Qualifying Round
CFC v Hamworthy United

The Under 18's pulled out the stops again in a closely matched game against local rivals Hamworthy. The keepers of both teams kept the game alive with great saves at either end.

The 1-0 win is a good result for the Christchurch team against a strong challenger.

Images for this match are on-line.
A link to the images is in the Image Gallery.

Last Updated: 10th October 2014 - 02:30pm

Bournemouth Marathon
5th October 2014
Christchurch Football Club would like to congratulate their club captain, Mark Smith, on completing the Bournemouth Marathon today..

Mark's achievement is all the more remarkable as he did so less than 24 hours after playing in the FA Vase game away at Calne Town, where he scored his side's only goal in their defeat.

Mark ran the marathon on behalf of local charity, Julia'sHouse.

Last Updated: 5th October 2014 - 07:43pm

Christchurch Ladies into next round of FA Cup
28th September 2014
A well played home match against Fleet Town LFC saw the Christchurch Ladies into the next round with a 2-1 win.

This First Round Qualifying win gives the ladies a Second Round Qualifier against Parley Sports LFC at Hurn Bridge on the 12th of October. This will be a 2pm KO.

Images for this match are on-line.
A link to the images is in the Image Gallery.

Last Updated: 29th September 2014 - 09:40pm

Christchurch v Moneyfields
17th September 2014

Hampshire Senior Cup - Round Two
CFC (0) v Moneyfields (2)

The featured image is 'Man of the Match' James Burden.

Images from this match are on-line. A link is in the image gallery.

Last Updated: 18th September 2014 - 11:24am

Under 18's in fine form
11th September 2014
FA Youth Cup Preliminary Round
Christchurch v Gillingham Town

The first half saw both teams playing well and whilst both had good runs neither side managed to push ahead. The 0-0 half-time score fairly reflected the evenly matched performance.

Christchurch had the downhill slope working for them in the second half and slowly built up the pressure on the Gillingham team. Once a gap was found it was fully exploited and Christchurch pushed on to a very impressive win.

Images from this match are on-line and a link is in the image gallery.

Last Updated: 12th September 2014 - 12:39pm

FA Youth Cup Preliminary Round - 11th September
9th September 2014
Come along and support the Under 18's as they begin their FA Cup journey this season at home against Gillingham Town

Entry to the ground is £3 for adults and £1 for concessions

Kick off at 7.45pm on the 11th of September.

George Gunn's team will be hoping to go one better this year, having made the first round proper last season.

Last Updated: 10th September 2014 - 03:07pm

Sydenhams Premier League
23rd August 2014
A brace each for captain Mark Smith and Man of the Match, Jack Lovell (pictured above with Club Life vice-president Mike Ryan) ended Church's winless streak in the Sydenhams Premier League (Wessex) with a fine 4 - 2 victory over Lymington Town.

A full match report to follow

Last Updated: 23rd August 2014 - 07:38am

Players Required - Reserve team
17th August 2014
Christchurch is looking for players who can be available on Saturday and midweek for training who feel they would be able to play at BFA Saturday Premier League level.

If you believe this is you or you know somebody who would like to play for the team and have the opportunity to progress to the first team, playing in the Sydenhams Premier League, then please contact manager Leo Cabaleira on 07792 966399

Last Updated: 17th August 2014 - 11:15am

FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round
16th August 2014
Due to the draw today between Christchurch and Alresford Town in the Extra Preliminary Round of the FA Cup, there will be a replay between the teams on Wednesday 20th August, kick off 19:45 at Hurn Bridge.

The scheduled Sydenhams Premier League clash away at Winchester City scheduled for Tuesday 19th August 2014 will now be re-arranged for a later date.

Last Updated: 16th August 2014 - 05:29pm

Reserves Team Pre-Season Friendlies - Updated
4th August 2014

29 July - AFC Burton Away at AFC Burton (Drew 1-1)
9 Aug - Ringwood Away at Ringwood ko 1500
11 Aug - Fawley Away at Waterside, Fawley ko 1900-1930 TBA
16 Aug - Bisterne Away at Bisterne FC ko 1400
19 Aug - Verwood Away at Potterne Park, Verwood TBA evening

Last Updated: 5th August 2014 - 07:45am

Players required - Under 16's
3rd August 2014
Christchurch is looking for some additional players who want to play competitive football at under 16's age group, within the Bournemouth Youth Football League - Division One.

If anyone is interested in joining this progressive club please contact section secretary Mary cameron, in the first instance on 07803 409929

Last Updated: 3rd August 2014 - 06:58pm

Sydenhams League Game - Verwood Town
19th July 2014
Due to cricketing commitments at Hurn Bridge on Friday 1st August, Church have had to request to reverse the fixture for the opening league game versus Verwood Town. The date and time is the same but the venue will now be Potterne Park and NOT Hurn Bridge.

The committee at Christchurch would like to thank the Officers of the Sydenhams League and the committee and manager of Verwood Town for their support in agreeing to reverse this fixture.

Last Updated: 19th July 2014 - 08:01pm

Cup Draws
4th July 2014
The draws for the early rounds of both the FA Cup and FA Vase have been made today

The FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round sees Church drawn away to last season's Sydenhams league runners up Alresford Town whilst in the FA Vase Christchurch enter the competition in the second qualifying round, having been drawn away to Calne Town of the First Division in theToolstation League.

The dates for both games are to be confirmed so please continue to check the website for more details.

Last Updated: 4th July 2014 - 01:03pm

Annual General Meeting
1st July 2014
The Senior Section of Christchurch FC will be holding their AGM at Hurn Bridge Sports Club on Monday 28th July 2014.

The meeting starts promptly at 7:00pm and is open to all supporters and members of the club.

If you share a passion about local football and would like to support the Club either by volunteering your support or by wishing to take a more active role in the running of it, please come along to the meeting, you will be made most welcome.

Last Updated: 1st July 2014 - 04:03pm

Secretarial Vacancy
19th June 2014
A vacancy has arisen at the football club for a secretarial position supporting the two under 18's teams that Christchurch will be operating during the 2014/15 season.

Both teams will play in the Hampshire Youth League, within different divisions, with games being played on Sunday afternoons. Duties will include the registration of players, organising matches with opposition clubs, attending league and club meetings monthly and reporting of results.

The position is undertaken on a voluntary basis and would suit someone who is well organised and a good and effective communicator.

If anybody is interested please contact Mark Duffy at

Last Updated: 19th June 2014 - 08:03am

Re-arranged date for Bashley friendly
19th June 2014
Please note that the date for the friendly game versus Bashley has been changed to Friday 4th July. Kick off has changed to 7:45pm for this evening game.

Last Updated: 19th June 2014 - 01:38pm

Pre-season Friendlies
8th June 2014
Christchurch can confirm three friendly games currently, they are:
Bashley - 5th July at Bashley kick off at 3:00pm
Blandford - 19th July at Blandford kick off at 3:00pm
Poole Borough - 26th July at Poole Borough kick off at 3:00pm

A match against AFC Bournemouth under 18's team is still to be confirmed but is currently scheduled for Tuesday 29th July at Hurn. Bridge, kick off at 7:45pm.

Please continue to check the website for more updates

Last Updated: 8th June 2014 - 11:22am

Pre-season training
8th June 2014
Pre-season training for the first team, reserve team and the under 18's teams starts on Tuesday 10th June and continues each Tuesday and Thursday at the Littledown. Centre. Training starts at 7:00pm.

If you are an existing Christchurch player please contact your relevant manager for more details, if you are thinking of joining the Club please feel free to attend the initial session and speak to one of the team that will be present.

Last Updated: 8th June 2014 - 11:30am

Adie Arnold Appointed First Team Manager
14th May 2014
Christchurch FC are pleased to announce the appointment of Adie Arnold as manager of the first team for the 2014/2015 season.

Adie brings a wealth of experience to the Club having been manager of Verwood Town for many years.

More details to follow

Last Updated: 6th April 2017 - 03:08pm

First Team Manager Resignations
13th May 2014
It is with some regret that after discussion with the First Team Manager Michael Cuffie it was decided that it was in his best interests following his recent major back surgery and due to the early start of the next season that Michael and his assistant Bob Sullivan would step down from their current positions. This will allow Michael time to properly recover.

Chairman Mark Duffy would like to express his sincere thanks for all the hard work that Michael and Bob put into the Club during last season and everybody at the club wishes them much success for the future.

Further details will follow with regards to an appointment in the very near future.

Last Updated: 13th May 2014 - 01:16pm

Presentation Evening
9th May 2014
Another year done and a full house at Hurn Bridge for the Christchurch FC Presentation Evening with some well deserved awards and a bit of fun for all.

John Wright - 20140509 CFC Presentation Evening &emdash; 20140509-CFC-004

Last Updated: 10th May 2014 - 11:00am

Match Postponed
7th April 2014
The match tonight (CFC v Bournemouth Poppies) has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

It will now be played on MONDAY 14th April at HURN BRIDGE with a 7.45 kick off

Last Updated: 7th April 2014 - 04:09pm

Match Postponed
1st April 2014
Due to our opponents not being able to raise a team, tonight's Wyvern Combination League game against East Cowes Vics has been postponed.

The next home game is tomorrow Wednesday 2nd April when the first team take on Fawley in the Sydenhams Premier League (Wessex)

Thank you

Last Updated: 1st April 2014 - 04:14pm

Match Postponed
26th March 2014
Tonight's Wyvern Combination League match versus Verwood Town has been postponed due to standing water on the pitch.

Please check website for updates on the re-arranged date TBC

Many Thanks

Last Updated: 25th March 2014 - 06:20pm

Christchurch FC Reserves v Lymington Town
9th March 2014
After a hesitant start the Reserve team went on to impress and despite the early two goal disadvantage came through with a good win.

A full match report is on-line.

A selection of images from this match are on-line.

Last Updated: 16th March 2014 - 09:03am

Russell Cotes Cup
4th March 2014
It has been announced that Gosport Borough have withdrawn from the Russell Cotes Cup which means that Christchurch have a walkover into the semi final where they will meet Fareham Town.

This match will take place on Wednesday 12th March 2014 at Hurn Bridge, kick off at 7:45pm. If Church win this game then their cup final opponents will either be AFC Portchester or Farnborough Town.

Last Updated: 3rd March 2014 - 08:28pm

Match postponed
2nd March 2014
Today's game versus Horndean has been postponed due to some standing water on the pitch after the further rain following Wednesday's match against Fareham Town.

Please keep checking the website for the status of the planned game on Monday for the Reserves in the Wyvern Combination League

Many Thanks

Last Updated: 1st March 2014 - 12:45pm

We are Playing!!!!!
20th February 2014
At the time of writing tonight's game at Hurn Bridge versus Brockenhurst is being played.

The pitch passed an inspection this afternoon but will still be subject to a final review by the match referee later.

It is ten weeks since the team played so it will definitely feel like a pre-season game with players itching to get back and playing competitively. It will be a difficult game against our local rivals who have had the benefit of some game time during our period of inactivity.

We hope there is no further rain and look forward to welcoming all our supporters to the ground later.

Last Updated: 19th February 2014 - 05:03pm

Match Postponed
16th February 2014
Unfortunately today's Sydenhams Premier League (Wessex) game versus Bournemouth Poppies has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Please keep checking the website for updates on the match status for Wednesday's planned match at Hurn Bridge versus Brockenhurst.

Thank you

Last Updated: 15th February 2014 - 11:57am

Match Postponed
13th February 2014
After a pitch inspection by the match referee the scheduled game tonight in the Sydenhams Premier League (Wessex) versus Fawley has had to be postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Please check the website for updated information regarding the next scheduled home league game on Saturday 15th February against Bournemouth Poppies.

Last Updated: 12th February 2014 - 03:59pm

Match Postponed
5th February 2014
It is with regret that we have to inform all supporters that today's away fixture in the Sydenhams Premier League (Wessex) match versus Totton and Eling has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

The constant rain of the last few days has just added to the standing water currently on many grounds, including Totton and Eling's, making it impossible to stage the game. Please keep checking the website for match updates.

The team's next scheduled match is on Wenesday 12th February at Hurn Bridge against Fawley.

Last Updated: 4th February 2014 - 01:21pm

Match Postponed
29th January 2014
Unfortunately tonight's Russell Cotes Cup game against Gosport Borough has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch

We will advise as to an alternative date as soon as possible please keep checking the website for more updates.

Last Updated: 28th January 2014 - 06:33pm

Russell Cotes Cup Quarter Final
28th January 2014
Please note that the Russell Cotes Cup match versus Gosport Borough scheduled for Tuesday 28th January 2014 is now to be played away at Gosport, due to the pitch at Hurn Bridge still being unplayable.

Kick off is still at 7:45pm

The next home game at the Bridge is on Saturday 1st February versus Lymington Town, kick off at 3:00pm

Last Updated: 27th January 2014 - 11:41am

Matches Postponed
26th January 2014
After a pitch inspection this morning by the match referee today's Sydenhams Premier League (Wessex) match v Brockenhurst has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

The reserve team game at Fawley today has also been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Last Updated: 25th January 2014 - 10:24am

Match Postponed
23rd January 2014
It is with regret that tonight's Sydenhams Premier League (Wessex) match v Newport IoW has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

The next planned first team game at the Bridge is Saturday 25th January v Brockenhurst. Kick off is at 3:00pm

The reserve team are planned to travel on Saturday to Fawley for their Wyvern Combination League game. Kick off is at 3:00pm

Last Updated: 22nd January 2014 - 03:51pm

Matches Postponed
19th January 2014
Unfortunately today's Wyvern Combination League game v Team Solent is postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

The first team game away to AFC Portchester has also been postponed today for the same reason, a waterlogged pitch.

The same fate also applies to the under 18's Hampshire Youth League game scheduled for Sunday 19th January v Colden Common

Please keep checking the website for any updates regarding the first team game v Newport IoW scheduled for Wednesday 22nd January.

Last Updated: 18th January 2014 - 12:45pm

Match Postponed - Russell Cotes Cup v Gosport Borough
16th January 2014
Unfortunately due to the fact that more rain fell yesterday and with water levels still extremely high tonight's (Wednesday)Russell Cotes Cup match against Gosport Borough has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Any rain that is falling is just being added to an already saturated water table and is just not able to drain away, despite the best efforts of ground staff.

I would like to re-assure all our supporters that everybody is working hard to stage football at the Bridge but we do require a period of dry weather to help this process along.

The next scheduled game for the first team is away this Saturday at AFC Portchester.

Last Updated: 15th January 2014 - 12:34pm

Match Postponed
12th January 2014
It is with regret that today's Sydenhams Premier League (Wessex) game v Fawley is postponed due to a waterlogged pitch

Last night's continued rain on top of an already soddened pitch has left the playing surface with a great deal of surface water on it, please continue to check the website for updates on the scheduled Russell Cotes game on Wednesday next week v Gosport Borough

Many Thanks

Last Updated: 11th January 2014 - 10:20am

Match Postponed
5th January 2014
Due to the continuing poor weather the match this afternoon versus Totton and Eling at Totton has been postponed, we will place amended match details on the website when they are confirmed.

Last Updated: 4th January 2014 - 01:27pm

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