We received the following from the Hendon Football Club Supporters Trust and urge anyone in the area to pop along and support this fixture :
I am contacting you on behalf of Hendon Football Club Supporters Trust where I am a member of the board. We have now been sole owners of Hendon Football Club, of the Ryman League Premier Division, for just over a year now and are working hard to ensure a long term future for the club.
You may be aware that the first weekend of September has been set aside as ‘Non League Day’ where by many Non League clubs are running promotions of various kinds to try and attract fans of clubs affected by the International break and who may be looking for live football that weekend through the gate. Hendon were due to play Lewes on Saturday 3rd September but due to a clash with landlords Wembley FC’s FA Cup commitments our match has been put back to 3pm on Sunday 4th September.
We believe this fixture will be unique as it will bring together two sides who are owned not by one single party, but in our case the supporters of Hendon Football Club and in Lewes’ case, their local community. In an attempt to increase our attendance on the day, anyone who holds a current season ticket or ticket stub from a match dated this season from a Premier League or Football League club will be eligible for discounted entry – just £5. With Under 16s priced at just £1, a family of four can enjoy an afternoon’s entertainment for just £12 in the shadow of the Wembley arch.
We currently groundshare with Wembley FC at Vale Farm in Sudbury – no more than a 10 minute walk from Sudbury Town tube station and 15 minutes from North Wembley station on the Overground. Barnet Council have recently agreed to enter negotiations with the leaseholders of our old ground at Claremont Road, Cricklewood to sell the lease for development. Our last fixture at the ground was in September 2008, ever since when we have played home games at Harrow Borough, Northwood and Staines Town as well as more permanently with Wembley.
As a Supporters Trust yourselves, I don’t need to tell you how important Supporters bodies are these days when it comes to trying to safeguard the future of our football clubs. I would be extremely grateful therefore, if you would be so kind as to consider advertising our fixture through any relevant channels possible. If fans are unable to attend our game, but are interested in the idea, then I would suggest they visit the Non League Day website www.nonleagueday.co.uk.