Pitch Inspection - GAME ON

There's been an inspection at @Croydonarena and today's @SCELeague game between @Croydon_FC and @TheRamsArmy is ON! KO 3pm #COYT #supportyourlocalteam #elcroydonico #TramaRamADingDong


General Meeting



To be held at Croydon Football Club Clubhouse at Croydon Sports Arena on Thursday 7th December 2017 at 6.30pm


1 Apologies for absence
2 Approval of previous years AGM minutes
3 Chairmans report
4 Adoption of Accounts at 31st August 2017
5 Election of Accountant
6 Membership subscriptions for year commencing 1.8.2018
7 The future for Croydon Football Club
8 A O B


The Buildbase FA Vase

Croydon face Crowbourough in The Buildbase FA Vase second round proper. This will be a tough challenge but the team is up for it.

The Buildbase FA Trophy and The Buildbase FA Vase are two competitions which truly embody The FA’s mission statement of football ‘for all’. Formed in 1969 and 1974 respectively, the Trophy and Vase offer smaller clubs up and down the country the opportunity to battle their way through a knockout competition to grace the hallowed turf of Wembley Stadium connected by EE. Since their conception, the two competitions have continued to flourish, with 276 teams accepted into the Trophy and 619 teams accepted into the Vase for the 2017/18 season.

Last season saw the second combined Non-League Finals Day take place at Wembley Stadium. Full of the passion and dedication which is characteristic to the grassroots game, almost 40,000 fans descended upon Wembley Way to watch two high class fixtures at the national stadium. South Shields wrapped up an impressive season with a 4-0 win against Cleethorpes Town, whilst York City edged out Macclesfield Town in a closely contested 3-2 victory.

The stadium bowl was awash with noise and colour, whilst Wembley’s inner concourses were transformed into four themed pubs culminating in a real sense of community at the national stadium. The day also gave us the opportunity to champion two volunteers from each of the finalists, who’d dedicated such time and energy to the benefit of their beloved club. The eight individuals - in a range of different roles - were presented an award by The FA Chairman in front of the fans before kick-off and received the recognition and acclaim their efforts deserved.




St Christopher’s Moonlight Walk is coming to Croydon for the first time on 21 October 2017; inviting locals to step out and raise money for the hospice’s bereavement services. Nearly 400 Croydon families, including 78 children, received bereavement counselling from St Christopher’s in the past year, providing invaluable support for people coming to terms with loss.

Although 2017 is the first year that St Christopher’s has held its four-mile Moonlight Walk in Croydon, nearly 30% of the 6,500 patients and families that the hospice supports every year come from within the borough and the occasion is a great way for the community to get involved. St Christopher’s Moonlight Walk is being held alongside Croydon’s Woodside Bereavement Service – a free counselling service for families living in the Croydon area who are experiencing bereavement and loss.

Walkers can sign-in from 7pm and then take part in a fun warm-up Zumba session, before setting–off at 8pm from Coloma School, Shirley Hills Road, Croydon. Stewards will be stationed all along the 4 mile circular route to cheer walkers along and keep them on the right track, and a wheelchair friendly route is also available. Walkers will enjoy spectacular views of London by night en route from the Addington Hills Viewing Platform, and there will be a refreshment stop at The Chateau, in Coombs Lane. The event is being supported by the Rotary Clubs of Croydon.

Walkers need to register in advance before Monday 16 October at www.stchristophers.org.uk/moonlightwalk

The registration fee is £20 for adults, £10 for ages 12-17 and free to the under 12’s. Anyone aged 17 or under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the walk. The walk is a 4 mile circular route, which starts and finishes at Coloma School, Shirley Hills Road, Croydon, CRO 5AS.