Heacham FC all set for Big Season Kick Off

Heacham FC all set for Big Season Kick Off
Heacham under floodlights

Heacham FC are gearing up for one of the most important games in their history as they make their debut in the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Premier Division.

Pre-season has gone well with three wins from four. However, they face a tough induction to the league, making the 160 mile round trip to Suffolk based outfit, Woodbridge Town - who finished 4th last season - on the opening day (Saturday, 29th July), with their first home match a tasty local derby encounter against Fakenham Town on the evening of Tuesday, 1st August (7.45pm kick off).


Heacham FC's supporters

The Magpies will also be participating in the FA Cup qualifying rounds for the first time and have been drawn away to Isthmian League side, Gorleston Town (5th August). They have also entered the FA Vase and host fellow league foes Kirkley & Pakefield (26th August), also welcoming them to their Station Road ground on the 12th August in the league.

Manager, Dave Griggs, is delighted to have retained the crux of last season‘s squad and is particularly pleased with two key new signings to sure up the defence and midfield in Jack Noble and Owen Gilbert. 

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Heacham's management team (from left) Jordan Courtney Jenner, David Griggs, Ross McNeil and Sean McQuaid, April 23 promotion to the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Division

Chairman, Dave Page, said, “The pitch is looking beautiful thanks mainly to Jonny Ives and everyone at the club is really looking forward to the new season, can’t wait”.

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Heacham FC's Charlie Royle

Walking Football Update

This popular and growing pastime has returned to Heacham recently. Played at a slower pace, it is an excellent means of testing your touch and getting fit, particularly for the ageing connoisseur of football. It is aimed at people over 50 years of age. This takes place every Monday evening at 5pm on Heacham FC’s 3D pitch.

Organiser, Steve Watson, is inviting anyone interested to give it a try - although it is recommended you contact him in advance as sessions are already well attended. Heacham will be hosting a walking football tournament on Sunday, 20th August where they will be competing against other teams from across Norfolk.

For more information you can contact Steve on 07931 383401.

Images: Ian Burt

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