Southwell City were crowned 2021-22 Notts Senior League champions this month after a 4-1 away win at FC Cavaliers.

It's the first league title for the team for 21 years and should enable promotion to Step 6 of the non-league pyramid for the first time in the club's history.

It's been an impressive season for the lads, in which they went on an unbeaten run that broke all previous records.

Chairman John Cunningham said: "The first team has been a real credit to the club. They have set out to play entertaining and exciting football, in the right way. The lads can be very proud of themselves. I am certainly proud of them. Huge thanks must go out to Jonny Upton and the rest of his management team for creating a positive environment where this team has been able to truly fulfil its potential."

Juniors and Seniors Together

A record crowd was in attendance at the final home game of the season against AFC Dunkirk. Junior players from the club were mascots for the day and took part in an enjoyable penalty shoot out at half-time.

It's also been a successful season for City's junior section. The club is now represented by over 30 teams from Under 6's through to Under 18's. Both boys and girls teams are strongly represented at all age groups. The clubhouse at the Memorial Ground is now the junior hub and the club is investing significant time and money into improving the facilities in the building.

One recent improvement has been the opening of a new weekend cafe at the clubhouse that is open to all visitors to the Memorial Ground. Run by Nellie At The Park, the new cafe will serve food and drinks which customers can enjoy sitting both inside and outside and it is hoped that the cafe will become a popular attraction for all visitors to the park.

 

Published May 2022