Fulham DFC Pre-Season Schedule
It is now three weeks into pre-season, FDFC Managers Ayad Sarraf and Ivan Stone have both been impressed by the huge turnouts for pre-season, and work rate shown by everyone. Over the next few weeks both managers will be selecting their final squads for the new season, and will use the upcoming fixtures to fine tune the squads in time for the start of the season on September 1st.
Next week we will hear from managers Ayad and Ivan, regarding pre-season, new signings and their outlook for the new season, and we will also hear from our internationals regarding their experiences in the European Deaf Football Championships, which saw Great Britain, consisting of Ayad Sarraf, Ben Lampert, Greg Beedie and Mark Gill win Silver, losing out to France 1-2 in the final. Bryan Moore’s Ireland defeated Germany to win bronze in the play off after losing to Great Britain in the semi final.
(Photo : Fulham’s Ireland
striker Bryan Moore in a rare jumping and heading moment rises above
Fulham’s Ben Lampert in the Ireland v Great Britain Semi Final)
Fulham DFC Head Coach Mark Saunderson, and physio Lorraine Swindlehurst were also part of the backroom team for Great Britain at the European Championships which took place in Lisbon, Portugal.
Below is the pre-season schedule for the men’s 1st and reserve squads.
FDFC 1st Team
4th August – v Repton FC at Richardson Evans Memorial Playing Fields, off Roehampton Vale SW15 3PQ, KO 2pm
11th August – v (TBC) at Kingston Road Recreation Ground, Kingston Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT3 3RX, KO 2.30pm
18th August – v Molesey Villa at Kingston Road Recreation Ground, Kingston Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT3 3RX, KO 2.30pm
25th August – v Westminster Casuals (Annual Shield) at Motspur Park, KO 3pm
1st September – KDFL Division One League starts
5th August – v Charlton Deaf FC Reserves at Kingston Road Recreation Ground, Kingston Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT3 3RX, KO 2.30pm
12th August – v Barnet Deaf FC at Hadley FC, Brickfield Lane, Arkley, Herts EN5 3LD, KO 12noon
19th August – St John Memorial 11 a side tournament at Wood Green New River
25/26th (TBC) August v (TBC) at Kingston Road Recreation Ground, Kingston Road, Kingston Upon Thames or Motspur Park. KO 2.30pm
1st September – KDFL Division Four League starts