FA COMPETITION PARTICIPANTS ANNOUNCED
The Emirates FA Cup & Buildbase FA Vase schedules for the early rounds of the 2020-21 season has been confirmed, with the FA Cup due to start on Tuesday 1 September
The list of accepted clubs and round exemptions has also been released and we are pleased to say that we have made the cut for both competitions. The early draws for the extra preliminary and preliminary rounds will be released on Tuesday 18 August.
In order to assist in easing pressure on the football schedule, there will be no replays for the 2020-21 season in the qualifying competition. The schedule for the competition proper will be released in due course.
After two seasons of record levels of prize funds, the Emirates FA Cup prize fund has, just when we need it most, been returned back in line with 2017-18 levels due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The schedule for the qualifying rounds is as follows:-
Extra preliminary round: Tuesday 1 September 2020
Preliminary round: Saturday 12 September 2020
First round qualifying: Tuesday 22 September 2020
Following their tremendous efforts in last seasons competition we are also able to announce that our U18’s have also been accepted into the FA Cup, with their Preliminary round scheduled for week commencing Monday 7th September.
DEVELOPMENT TEAM LAUNCHED
The club have decided that this season we will be running an Under 23 side for the very first time and we are pleased to announce that we have been accepted into the Suburban League, with our home games being played on a Monday night.
With the Under 18’s once again having a fantastic season and with the 1st team showing vast improvement under the new management team it is hoped that the new side will provide a bridge for the transition of players from the U18 to the 1st squad.
Obviously every team needs a manager and we are pleased to announce the appointment of Perry Gough as the main to lead the new project.
Perry, who holds a UEFA ‘B’ Licence, is a highly experienced coach.
He has coached at youth and development level at various clubs, including Chelsea, Brentford, Crawley Town, Woking, Leatherhead and Three Bridges.
He has also held senior managerial and coaching positions at various Surrey clubs, including Chipstead, Merstham, Leatherhead, Woking, Leatherhead and South Park, where he was assistant manager earlier this season.
He has also coached abroad in India, Japan, USA, Spain, Australia and New Zealand, and has been involved previously at Walton & Hersham at both youth and reserve level.
Welcome to the Ranch Perry