Fisher FC Community Day – Fisher v Croydon

18th February 2017 @ 13:30 Europe/London Timezone
Fisher FC
Rotherhithe St
London SE16 5EF
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Fisher v Croydon Community Fundraising Day

The Fish are back in action at St Paul’s today, welcoming Croydon for our Community Fundraising Day. With last weekend’s game against Tunbridge Wells snowed off, Dean and the team will be looking to get back into the swing of competitive football straight away, with the focus of escaping the drop zone still in sharp focus. Fisher are just four points away from safety, so bringing home three of them today would make a huge difference.

Back in September The Trams took the points at the Croydon Arena, turning over a very different looking Fisher side 3-1, Troy Abbey finishing a great passing move for the visitors. Over recent weeks it’s been a mixed bag for Croydon, with their last six games reading three wins and three defeats. The bigger story with the visitors at the moment is unfortunately off the field, with the departure of Chairman and Manager Dickson Gill last month raising issues on both the football and business side.

Goals are one thing that haven’t been missing for Croydon, with Jeff Dual-Kessie chipping in with 15 in all competitions so far. Andrew Mott has 6, including a brace recently against Lordswood, whilst  Karl Douglin has 9 in all competitions, including 3 spot kicks.

Away from the action on the pitch at St Paul’s, today the club will be holding several events during the day to raise money for Southwark based breast cancer charity CoppaFeel, including an appearance from our Head of Community Development will be making an appearance is a CoppaFeel “boobsuit” before following up the days activities by running the Tunbridge Wells half marathon the next day. We are also delighted to be welcoming the children from our neighbours Peter Hills School as our matchday mascots. Alongside our popular ‘Fish for a Fiver’ offer we are also encouraging more female fans to join us for today’s breast cancer fundraising events, with reduced entry of just £5 for all female Fisher fans!

Turnstiles will be open from around 1.45pm as usual for a 3pm kick off. As previously announced, the Club are delighted to confirm the extension of our ‘Fish for a Fiver’ offer for Premier League and Football League season ticket holders until the end of the 2016/17 campaign, so it is only £5 on the turnstile on production of a season ticket. The Clubhouse will be open for hot drinks (now with Hot Chocolate and Bovril), soup, noodles, soft drinks and snacks. Beers will come from local brewery Fourpure Brewing Co. as ever, alongside a few guest beers for the day.

The Fisher Super Draw will be back with the chance to win £25, and our ever popular Matchday Programme will be available for £1.50. The Fisher Club Shop will be open in the Clubhouse with our new Mugs and Enamel Badges, and the must have fashion accessory for a chilly Saturday afternoon – the Fisher Scarf!



About Fisher FC

Fisher FC is a supporter-owned and run football club originating in Bermondsey. The club was founded in 2009 following the winding up of Fisher Athletic FC.

Fisher FC currently play in the Southern Counties East Football League’s Premier Division, managed by non-league legend Gary Abbott.

In 2013 the club unveiled proposals for a new community football facility at the St Paul’s Sports Ground site, just over the road from Fisher Athletic’s old Surrey Docks Stadium, working with new SDS freehold owners Fairview Homes on a scheme to redevelop both sites together, and bring Fisher home.

In the summer of 2014, Southwark Council’s Planning Committee unanimously approved plans for the new developments at the sites on Salter Road, bringing a return to Rotherhithe within reach a decade after Fisher Athletic’s former owners uprooted the club to East Dulwich.

The facility underwent a £1 million investment programme to build the St Paul’s Stadium, with Southwark Council working in partnership with Fairview homes and Fisher FC, with additional input from Kings College, Sport England and London Football Association.

Fisher FC kicked off the 2016/17 season back ‘home’ at their new home, drawing average crowds which are already higher than previous seasons when ground-sharing at Dulwich Hamlet’s Champion Hill.

St Paul’s Sports Ground, Salter Road, Rotherhithe London SE16 5EF (affiliated to The London FA)  @FisherFC  FisherFC


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