2 March 2020
Net World Sports to the Rescue!
We were contacted by Net World Sports who were in search of football clubs that would benefit from some new equipment from their extensive range of sporting goods, for use by one or more of the club's sides. We called Net World Sports and they very generously offered to supply goods from their FORZA football range. The FORZA range is extensive, and we looked at a number of available products.
With the current inclement weather, our main pitch is suffering from severe waterlogging issues. These weather issues have resulted in the postponement of many of our first team home matches and consequently deprived the club of the much-needed income that keeps the cub afloat. Searching the Net World Sports online catalogues, and whilst not specifically football orientated, we found cricket flat sheet outfield covers which are ideal for covering the vulnerable areas on the pitch.
After discussions with Ryan in the Marketing Team at Net World Sports, they very generously agreed to provide us with a 25 x 4 m flat sheet cover, as well as 2 sets of crowd separation barriers. The lay flat sheet gives us a fighting chance of beating the elements and hopefully getting our home games played. The significance of playing first team home games cannot be overstated. Quite simply, it is the key to the Club's survival.
The Crowd control barriers will be used to channel supporters on match days and will be made available to the Junior Club for respect barrier purposes.
The pitch is also used by our Reserves and Under-18 Midweek Floodlit teams. As a club we aim to keep eleven-a-side football alive and, to that end, we also run a Sunday Open age team and two Veterans Teams. This equipment will go a long way to ensuring we can keep football alive in Hartley Wintney.
I would also comment that the delivery was on a next day basis and enabled our band of volunteers to get the sheet laid in time to hopefully hold back the current vagaries of the weather. [LM]
5 June 2019
HONEY BROTHERS unveiled as Reserve Team Sponsor for 2019/20
The Club is delighted to welcome Honey Brothers as main sponsor of our Reserve Team for the coming 2019/20 season. Established in 1955, the company is a hugely experienced Arboricultural and Garden Machinery supplier offering a wide range of premium brands with exceptional service. The company's sponsorship is to include the Honey Brothers name on the front of the Reserve Team home playing shirts, along with two pitchside advertising boards reinforcing their support of the Club.
Honey Brothers Operations Manager, Jo Barton-Taylor, said "It is great to be on board with the club. Over the past few years we have grown significantly and are in the process of building a brand new retail store on our current site to cope with the plans we have for expansion. The sponsorship will help spread the story about who we are and what we offer."
28 April 2019
2018-19 Supporters' Player of the Season
Jack Ball receiving the Hartley Wintney FC Supporters' Player of the Season Award, being presented to him by Row supporter, Tyler House.
Jack contributed hugely to last season's promotion and has continued with performances that provided much needed consistency in what became, for a short period, a rollercoaster ride in the Premier Division. Strong defensively and with the knack of scoring important goals, it's easy to see why Jack received the bulk of the votes from the Row faithful. Well done Bally!
9 September 2018
The Bill Mitchell Stand
A sunny Sunday afternoon saw the naming of The Bill Mitchell Stand in honour of the Club’s President, attended by family and friends. Bill has been involved with HWFC under many guises for a number of decades, and his father before him.
There are not enough words to thank Bill for all he has done, not only for Hartley Wintney FC but for other Clubs and organisations in the village.
Bill, always our friend, a great story teller and Club President - thank you so very much for your continued support and love of the Club.
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