Palewell and Sheen Closed 28-Nov-2010

The Palewell and Sheen Common pitches are frozen and closed for this Sunday.

Partnership Agreement With Queens Park Rangers

I am delighted to announce that effective from 1 January 2011, to mark our 25 year anniversary, Sheen Lions has been offered, and signed, a partnership agreement with Queens Park Rangers. Whilst we will maintain our own constitution and name, Sheen Lions will have the stature of an association with one of the leading West London Clubs.

We are certainly hoping that QPR make the Premiership in the very near future, when current players will become household names. The heritage of QPR is also really important which dates back to 1882 with great names such as Stan Bowles, Gerry Francis, Terry Venables and Rodney Marsh to mention a few.

The partnership agreement has no financial consequences but will provide a series of benefits in kind to the coaches, players and club including:

  • Coaching workshop for our resident coaches.
  • Concessionary partnership matches for the club.
  • Boys to provide guard of honour on selected match days.
  • Opportunities for scouts to visit us.
  • End of season tournament at Loftus Road
  • Player appearance at key event.

Specific details will be issued in due course.

We also intend to evolve the kit to Navy Blue/ White hoops, in line with kit replacement requirements, in view of the iconic QPR identity.

From a QPR perspective, they are simply looking to develop their community presence and fan base in the Richmond, East Sheen, Barnes and Putney areas.

I have no doubt that this agreement will take the club into a new era and the association with a leading professional club just adds to the stature and professionalism that we constantly strive for.

Geoff Parmiter
Chairman - Sheen Lions FC

Chairman's Message

Sheen Lions FC continues to go from strength to strength. With 287 registered children this season, playing in 18 teams ranging from Under 8 to Under 18 we are, without doubt, one of the biggest and strongest infrastructures in Surrey.

Becoming a Charter Standard Club, last season, was a significant landmark in the history of the club and we are delighted with the recognition by the F.A. by the receiving of an award. Gaining Charity Status too, was another significant achievement.

Other achievements, more notably, have included five team managers successfuly completed their Level 1 FA coaching badges with more to follow. All our managers have attended the Safeguarding Children and Emergency Aid workshops, or are soon to. This shows our commitment to ensuring the safety and well being of our players.

I am pleased that both a second Under 8 and Under 9 team have recently entered the SYL. This ensures that we now support TWO age group sides in every year group up to Under 15, with one team each in the under 16 and Under 18 age groups. With all these age groups having their own dedicated coach and the bonus of specialised goal keeping training, we are undoubtedly providing the very best in youth football.

On the playing front, congratulations to the Under 11s, Under 14's, Under 15 Pride and Under 16's who have all reached the Semi Finals of their respective cups, with the second Under 15s still to play their Quarter Final game.

In the leagues, there are some notable successes, which are well beyond league position but the under 14 Pride and Under 9's are worth specifically highlighting, as they both sit within the top two of their respective divisions.

As we look forward, 2011 will prove to be a BIG year for the club as it marks Sheen Lions 25 year anniversary since the inception of the club in 1986. Please take the opportunity to read the club history on which reflects amongst many things the fabulous Sheen Lions legacy that Sarah and Stephen Street have created over the years.

We plan to have a few additional activities to mark the 25 year anniversary and more details will be issued shortly on the website. We also have a very exciting partnership agreement in the following announcement.