• Xmas Training & Friendly

    There is no training 20th, 27th December or 3rd January. Training begins again 10th January, floodlit AstroTurf at Oriel School, Maidenbower – 7.30pm to 9:00pm. RH10 7XW.

    We also have an interclub friendly, Tuesday 27th December at Park Lane, with an 11am kick off. All are welcome to come and watch, play, or generally heckle.

  • Change in Management

    Early this week Dave Gellatly and Andy Brewer met with the chairman Ray Connolly to tender their resignations as joint managers of the Reigate Priory first team. Ray and the club would like to put on record their thanks for all the hard work both have put into running the side and wish them all the best for the future.

    Going forward the club have moved to appoint Ben Smythe and Dale Wyatt as first team managers for the remainder of the season. Both have previous management and coaching experience with Ben in particular currently undertaking the coaching of the 1st team.

    The club, chairman and management committee look forward to working with them and are fully behind their appointment. We expect the players to provide them with the help, support and commitment needed to ensure we make the best of the remaining part of the season.

    All the latest fixtures are available on this site.

    Also a reminder about the Wine Tasting and Curry Event we’re hosting Friday 25th November.

  • Club Update – September

    On Thursday night, 1st September, the management and admin committees met to discuss the start of the season and to react to the numbers that have been to training. While we have run a 4th side for a number of years, and a 5th at one point, the club has not always been able to maintain that number of sides. We can only provide football for the amount of people that want it and unfortunately we’ve had to now remove the B team, leaving us with the 1st, reserves and A team.

    The 1st and reserves managers will remain the same as will the divisions they play in, the new A team will be managed by Nathan Phillips and Aaron ‘3’ Morris with Marc Connolly concentrating on his role as vice chairman.

    The unfortunate up shot of this decision has been financial. While we were committed to the 1st team not having to pay individual match fees, with the rest of the club covering the shortfall, this is now no longer possible. It was always going to be a stretch of our limited resources but with only 2 teams supporting this instead of 3 this has proved to be impossible. Therefore the 1st team will now have to pay the same rates as the rest of the club.

    As we move to Crawley for training on AstroTurf under floodlights it is worth mentioning this costs the club £110 per session per week, which is obviously a huge cost. We encourage everyone to attend training not only to improve as players and to enjoy what you are paying for as members but to also have fun and help build club spirit.

    We have just purchased 40 new Mitre training balls and will also bring in more high quality match balls in the coming weeks.

    Off the field we continue to work hard, with sponsorship confirmed from Linkfield Physio and Clove Restaurant again for the season, as well as new link up with The Vine King bringing high quality wines to the club as well as a wine tasting evening. We are still exploring many other avenues of sponsorship and of course anything we get is put straight back into the club for the use of our members.

    We will continue to keep you all updated via email and the website, our upcoming fixtures for the 1st and reserves are below, with the A Team fixtures still to be confirmed. We are hoping to be able to play our first game of the season at Park Lane on the last week of September but this is yet to be confirmed by the Cricket Club.

    Fixtures for next few weeks of September are :

    FIRST TEAM
    10th – Ripley Village (A)
    17th – Yateley United (H)

    RESERVES
    10th – Virginia Water Reserves (H)
    17th – Abbey Rangers Reserves (A)

    A TEAM
    10th – RH Athletic (A) – depending on outcome of team withdrawal.

    Thanks very much,
    Chris Comben.

    Annual Reigate Priory 7s Tournament sponsored by Mr Snob

    After a massive effort by all the players the pitches were ready to go, in its first year five teams competed for the much coveted trophy. After hours of games and many tired legs the two finals were played. The first, for the plate, between 3rd place in the group and 4th place was decided on a tight penalty shoot out, with a 2-1 win for Holland (Sporting Forest).

    The final, between The Drop Outs and Italy, was a more respectful affair after the feisty group game The Drop Outs were eventual winners by four goals to one.

    Well done to all the teams, it was a great day and now we look forward to the 2016/17 season starting and also next year’s 7s Tournament.

    P T P W D L F A GD Pts
    1 The Drop Outs 4 4 0 0 16 1 15 12
    2 Italy 4 2 1 1 6 4 2 7
    3 France 4 1 1 2 8 2 6 4
    4 Sporting Forest 4 1 1 2 5 6 -1 4
    5 England 4 0 1 3 2 18 -16 1

     

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  • Annual General Meeting 2016

    Club Structure

    President
    Jez Chandler

    Chairman
    Ray Connolly

    Secretary
    Bill Comben

    Treasurer (Park Lane)
    Bill Comben

    Vice Chairman
    Marc Connolly

    Vice Chairman
    Chris Comben

    Match Day Secretary
    James Richardson

    Commercial Secretary
    Nathan Phillips

    Head Of Social Committee
    Michael Walker

    The First and Reserve teams will again play in the Surrey Elite Intermediate and Reserve Divisions.
    The As and Bs will play in the Surrey South East Combination Junior Divisions.

    A big thanks to Ian Stemp for his 50 years of loyal service.

    Management

    The management structure remains the same, but with new first team managers.

    First Team
    Dave Gellatly / Andy Brewer

    Reserve Team
    Dave Harwood / Tristan Davis

    A Team
    Marc Connolly / Angus Milne

    B Team
    Nathan Phillips / Aaron Morris

    Vets
    Nigel Lomas

    New Pricing

    There will be a slight increase in the annual membership fee from £40 to £45, however each member will be given an official club garment to be warn before matches which is theirs to keep. The match fees will remain as before.

    The first team charges will also change for the 16/17 season. There will now be an £85 annual membership for first teams players but no match fees. When a player is demoted to a lower side they will be able to play 4 games without having to pay a match fee. Once they have used those 4 games they will be eligible for a £10 charge per game unless it is for the first team again.

    Students will be charged half the annual membership, but full match day per game costs. Junior team players will not have to pay the annual membership at all, but will have to pay full match day per game costs.

    There will be three registration periods, two after training and another on a Saturday. During that time players will sign on for leagues, give us their contact details and pay at least half of the annual subs. If there are no annual subs paid they will not be eligible for selection. The remaining annual subs will be collected by February at the latest.

    Communication

    As confirmed in the survey communication will be improved. All players e-mail addresses will be added to a club mailing list for social and club matters. With information backed up with a new and improved website with up-to-date information.

    Social Committee

    The previous role of social secretary will be expanded to a social committee. There will be a full social calendar produced so dates are known before hand and well publicised. Michael Walker retains the position as social secretary with the rest of the committee made up of Paul Hayter, Ryan Stratton, Juan Carlos and Aisha Eckford-Soper.

    Commercial

    The membership card scheme will be continued this season for both senior and youth members. The current sponsors will hopefully be retained as well as new businesses added. Again it is imperative players use the cards at every opportunity to enable us to retain and attract further sponsorship.

    Players bringing in over £200 sponsorship for the season will be excused their annual membership subscription.

    Youth

    This season the youth section will have 25 teams, up from last seasons 21. The committee agreed that we need to increase the links between youth and adult, with that in mind from Under 16 up will be invited to attend pre-season training and under 17 upwards will be offered the chance to sign on and play for the senior sides as well as their youth teams.

    The higher age groups will also have senior players aid with selected training sessions to increase the familiarity with senior players.

    Facilities

    The club will be painted inside and outside at the end of June over a weekend and a few evenings too. The floor will be redone and the aim is to install new lighting. The ladies toilets will also be completely refitted.

  • Footgolf Social

    Sunday 4th October from 2pm

    A 1pm meet at the Park Lane clubhouse, for a 2pm footoff at Burstow, then back to the clubhouse for Arsenal vs Manchester United game. If you are unable to play in the Foot Golf then you are more than welcome to come down for the game afterwards.

    To confirm participation please talk to Michael Walker on 07851 935354 before Sunday 27th September.

    Also look out for future FIFA Tournament and Quiz Night details soon.

    Charity Football Match 30th Aug 11am KO

    Match details:
    The game will take place at Wallfield Reigate College playing fields KO 11.00am, 30th August 2015, between Reigate Priory Sunday 1st team v Sally Ann Babbs XI.

    Bar, BBQ (weather depending) open during and after the game.

    Sally Ann Babbs & Charity details:
    Sally Ann Babbs was born on 6th June 1954 in London and moved to Reigate in 1980’s to bring up her two children Alice and Tom, She was married to Tony and lived in the South Park area whilst living in Reigate.Sally was an extremely friendly and outgoing person and was very much part of the community helping out the local schools in the classroom and school fetes. Sally was regularly found on the side lines of local football pictures cheering her son Tom on and her favourite phase being “turn and face” even though she had no idea what it meant. That wasn’t Sallys first experience of football, with her first experience was Tony taking her Stamford Bridge to see his beloved Chelsea and Sally falling asleep in the August sunshine after a couple of Gin & Tonics.Sally eventually become a Chelsea fan and her favourite player being Ruud Gullit.

    Unfortunately Sally never got to see the the success Chelsea have had over the last decade as Sally sadly and suddenly passed away on 20th April 2005. Sally passed away from a stroke caused by a brain tumour. Sally has been sadly missed by friends, family and loved ones over the last decade and will continue to be missed.

    Since that sad day Sallys family, friends and loved ones have supported a charity which helped them through those very tough days, weeks and months following Sallys passing. That charity being the Stroke Association. The charity was formed in 1992 and it works to prevent strokes and supports people touched by a stroke, funds research and campaigns for the rights of stroke survivors. Website – www.stroke.org.uk

    The purpose of the charity fundraising football match is to pay our respects to Sally, celebrate her life and raise as much money as possible for the Stroke Association. In order to do this Sallys family and friends have worked hard to organise donations from local and national companies and will be raffling and auctioning a number of prizes off on the day with all money raised being donated to the Stroke Association. They have also set up a just-giving page where donations can be made online at www.justgiving.com/Sallyannbabbs.

    Raffle and silent auction prizes –
    Lets Race, race experience for 2 (formula 1 simulator)
    Fourball at Bletchingley Golf Club
    2 x Tickets for Surrey County Cricket at the Oval
    Meal for 2 at Buenos Aires in Reigate
    Meal for 2 in La Barbe in Reigate
    £30 Ladbrokes voucher
    £150 worth of threatmant at Chart Clinic in Reigate
    Denbies Wine tour for 2 people
    £50 voucher for Bills in Reigate
    Food Hamper from Bills In Reigate
    Meal for two at The Market in Reigate
    Meal for Two at The Arkle Manor in Betchworth
    £20 gift voucher for Pilgrim Brewery in Reigate
    Voucher for 2 at Gatwick Footgolf
    Plus many more….

    Please come and support local people paying football for a good cause and help raise money for a wonderful charity in memory of a wonderful lady.

    Directions can be found on the RPFC website and if you wish to contact the organiser for further details and if you would like to play, donate or contribute in any other way then please contact Tom at tombabbs@gmail.com.

    Many thanks for reading.
    Tom, Alice & Tony Babbs