Surrey representative football team

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County of Surrey
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Blue and Gold
Association International Surrey Football
Sub-confederation County Football Federation
Confederation N/A
Head coach Matt Dilger
Most Cap 3 Players (1)
Top scorer 5 Players (1)
Home stadium Various
MFA Code SRY
Home colors
Away colours
First international
Surrey IFA Flag.png Surrey 3 - 1 Barawa Noflag.png
(Rotherhithe, Surrey; 6 May 2018)
Biggest win
Surrey IFA Flag.png Surrey 3 - 1 Barawa Noflag.png
(Rotherhithe, Surrey; 6 May 2018)
Biggest defeat
Flag of the United Kingdom.png Army FA 6 - 0 Surrey Surrey IFA Flag.png
(Aldershot, Hampshire; 13 March 2019)


The Surrey Representative Football Team represents the county of Surrey, England, in both inter-county and international football and is controlled by International Surrey Football. The team was founded in June 2014 following a failed attempt to arrange a fixture against the Sealand national football team by the Dale-Westland Football Union due to a shortage of players available in the micronational community, it was seen by instead focusing of regionalised football the increased access to non-league players would both ease the demand for players and increase the quality of the team involved.

Coaching staff

Between its founding in 2014 and mid-2016 former Dale citizen James Hunt was considered the unofficial manager of the Surrey representative team, but with little progression, only 4 players, president Danny Clarke and manager James Hunt included, having agreed to play, it wasn't until the official appointment of a then serving manager, Michael Lee Charles of Alton Football club, on August 17, 2016, that the team finally began to take shape with 10 players announced in the space of 2 days. On August 26, 2016, International Surrey Football announced the appointment of its first ever assistant manager, Badshot Lea assistant manager, Matthew Angell, would eventually step down from the role. The ISF would welcome their third member of their coaching staff Aldershot Town FC Academy and A.F.C. Bournemouth youth coach Lee Collier on September 24, 2016. The latest member of coaching staff was that of Liam Parrington, former West Ham United and England Youth International, appointed September 1, 2017. Michael Lee Charles was replaced with Surrey first team coach, Liam Parrington, on September 5, 2017 after becoming the manager cloeset to achieving a fixture without successfully playing one.

Surrey 'A' Surrey 'B'
Manager Nat. Span Manager Nat. Span
James Hunt EnglandFlag.png 2014 – 2016 TBC Noflag.png 2017 – Present
Michael Lee Charles EnglandFlag.png 2016 – 2017
Liam Parrington EnglandFlag.png 2017 – 2019
Matt Dilger EnglandFlag.png 2019 – Present
Assistant Manager Nat. Span Assistant Manager Nat. Span
Matthew Angell EnglandFlag.png 2016 – 2017 TBC Noflag.png 2017 – Present
Ben Ewing EnglandFlag.png 2018 - Present
Coach Nat. Span Coach Nat. Span
TBC Noflag.png 2017 – Present TBC Noflag.png 2017 – Present
Goalkeeping Coach Nat. Span Goalkeeping Coach Nat. Span
John O'Brien EnglandFlag.png 2018 – Present TBC Noflag.png 2017 – Present

Current Squad

# Pos. Player Date of Birth Caps Goals Club
GK Ashley West 1 0 Surrey IFA Flag.png Unattached
DF Josh Burrowes 1 0 Surrey IFA Flag.png Guildford City
DF Lea'van Sullivan 1 1 Surrey IFA Flag.png Westfield
DF Kyle Bailey 1 0 Surrey IFA Flag.png Westfield
DF Ben Ewing 1 0 Noflag.png Spelthorne Sports
DF Felix Ahorlu 1 0 Surrey IFA Flag.png Tooting & Mitcham
MF Anis Nuur 1 0 Surrey IFA Flag.png Balham
MF Jordan Holmes 1 0 Surrey IFA Flag.png Raynes Park Vale
FW Jay Jones 1 0 Surrey IFA Flag.png Unattached
FW Malachi Thomas 1 1 Surrey IFA Flag.png Sutton Common Rovers
GK Kevin Wheller 1 0 Surrey IFA Flag.png Worcester Park
MF Matt Chatfield 1 0 Surrey IFA Flag.png Wey Hill
MF Jarvis Nutt 1 1 Surrey IFA Flag.png Unattached
MF Daré Mustapha 1 0 Surrey IFA Flag.png Wanderers
FW Nebay Haile 1 0 Noflag.png Staines Town

Team Image

Media Coverage

International Surrey Football lacked notable media coverage for most of its early history with the Dale News Agency, owned and operated by ISF founder Danny Clarke, providing any news coverage of the team and its expansion following its appointment of Michael Lee Charles as manager. However, this began to change following the announcement of its debut game against ConIFA member Barawa. The ISF had quickly changed the flow of media interest in the county team following the news with a number of news and radio journalist switching their attention to the ISF allowing for the greater publicity of the game to be made.

Kit

Following its foundation as the Surrey Independent Football Association, the team was expected to follow the colours of the Dale National Football Team, blue, white and red, with the only change being blue instead of red socks and had been planned as the team kit for both the scheduled, but ultimately cancelled games against Sealand and Sussex. However, with the resurgence in development of the team with its number of appointments and acquisitions it was decided the team would alter it's kits to better reflect the colours of the county flag, which consists of a checkered pattern of blue and gold, giving rise to one of the team's main social media hashtags, #GoldandBlue. on December 23, 2017 and January 26, 2018, International Surrey Football officially unveiled their first front shirt sponsor as well as sleeve sponsors DE Photo and JMA Programmes which we're both added to the Surrey kit in February 2018.

Period Manufacturer Front Sponsor Back Sponsor Sleeve Sponsor 1 Sleeve Sponsor 2
2016 - 2018 EV2 Sportswear none none none none
2018 DE Photo JMA Programmes
2019 - Present Godzown Sports Pilgrim Brewery Footballkitbox FTT Podcast CW Sport Radio

Home Stadium

The Surrey Representative Football Team does not technically have a designated home stadium and will ideally play in a number of grounds across Surrey and South West London in order to help spread awareness of its presence and ease travel to allow a larger number of players to compete for the team. With a number of cost effective grounds throughout Surrey because of the number of predominately non-league clubs, only 3 league clubs, it means it is reasonable for International Surrey Football to play throughout Surrey and find appropriate grounds to meet any possible demands in attendance that may occur as well as finding grounds that could meet possible media or security demands based on the profile and opposition involved in a given fixture.

Training Facilities

While International Surrey Football has no agreement with an official Surrey training facility it can be viewed the Surrey Sports Park, in Guildford, would be the most likely and most comparable facility for Surrey to the England national football team's St. George's Park. The facility opened in 2010, has hosted a number of teams competing in competitions in England such as the 2012 Olympics, 2010 Women's Rugby World Cup and Harlequins rugby club's official training facility. On August 9, 2017, International Surrey Football announced the intention to identify 5 National Training Centres in Surrey and South West London which form the main training facilities for the Surrey representative teams similar to similar facilities used by other national teams such as the Football Association, Canadian Football Association, and French Football Association. The titles are unofficial and are used to make players and coaches more aware of where training sessions could likely occur rather than any formal cooperation between International Surrey Football and the 5 facilities in question.

Facilities are grouped into 3 categories that could be applied to any facility regardless of whether or not it's part of the National Training Centre Network.

Catagory Number of Pitches Pitch Surface(s) Function Rooms Gym
A Minimum 5 Grass and Synthetic Yes Yes
B Minimum 3 Grass or Synthetic Yes No
C Minimum 1 Grass or Synthetic No No
Facilities
Facility Town Pitch No. Cat.
Surrey Sports Park Guildford 6 A
Elmbridge Sports Hub Walton-on-Thames 2 C
Winston Churchill School Woking 2 C
Crystal Palace National Sports Centre Upper Norwood 1 C
Meadowbank Dorking 1 C

Grounds with 5,000 or above capacity

Stadium Main club City/Town Capacity Surface League Notes
Selhurst Park Crystal Palace F.C. South Norwood 26,255 Grass Premier League Plans to expand to 34,000 for 2020
The Den Millwall F.C. South Bermondsey 20,146 Grass English Football League Championship
Crystal Palace National Sports Centre None Crystal Palace 16,000 Grass None Expandable to 24,000 with temporary seating
Plough Lane AFC Wimbledon Wimbledon 9,000 N/A English Football League One Proposed ground, built by 2019/20 season, expandable to 20,000
Croydon Sports Arena Croydon F.C. South Norwood 8,000 Grass Southern Counties East League Premier Division
Kingfield Stadium Woking F.C. Woking 6,036 Grass National League Premier
The Runnymede Stadium Egham Town F.C. Egham 5,500 Grass Southern League Division One Central
Borough Sports Ground Sutton United F.C. Sutton 5,013 Synthetic National League Premier
War Memorial Sports Ground Carshalton Athletic F.C. Carshalton 5,000 Synthetic Isthmian League Division One South

Home Venues Record

Venue Club City / Town First match Most recent Played Record (W-D-L) Surface Capacity
Imber Court Metropolitan Police FC East Molesley TBC 2019 TBC 2019 0 0 - 0 - 0 Grass 3,000
Moatside Merstham FC Merstham 28 April 2019 28 April 2019 1 0 - 0 - 1 Grass 2,500
St. Paul's Sports Ground Fisher FC Rotherhithe 6 May 2018 6 May 2018 1 1 - 0 - 0 Synthetic 1,000

Tournament Record

ConIFA World Football Cup Record

ConIFA World Football Cup
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Flag of Sweden.png 2014 Not a member of ConIFA
Flag of Abkhazia.svg 2016
EnglandFlag.png 2018
Noflag.png 2020
Total - 0/4 - - - - - -

ConIFA European Football Cup Record

ConIFA European Football Cup
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Noflag.png 2015 Not a member of ConIFA
Northern Cyprus.png 2017
Flag of Nagorno-Karabakh.svg.png 2019
Total - 0/3 - - - - - -

Overall Record

Only 'A' team results shown.

Opponent P W D L F A
Noflag.png Barawa 1 1 0 0 3 1
Flag of the United Kingdom.png Army FA 1 0 0 1 0 6
Chagos Islands Flag.png Chagos Islands 1 0 0 1 2 3
Total 3 1 0 2 5 10

Recent results and upcoming fixtures

Surrey A team

Competition Date Opponents H / N / A Venue Result Scorers Attendance Opposition Affiliation
Friendly match May 6, 2018 Noflag.png Barawa H (St. Paul's Sports Ground) 3 - 1 Mal Thomas
Lea'van Sullivan
Jarvis Nutt
ConIFA
Friendly match March 13, 2019 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Army F.A. A (Aldershot Military Stadium) 6 - 0 FA
Friendly match April 28, 2019 Chagos Islands Flag.png Chagos Islands H (Specsavers Stadium) 2 - 3 Nathanial Williams
Liam Roberts
50 ConIFA
Friendly match TBC 2019 Flag of Cascadia.svg Cascadia H (Imber Court) TBC TBC ConIFA

See also