FC Highgate are another new club formed for this coming season. They will compete in the Middlesex County Football League Division One (Central and East). The Cold End caught up with their player/chairman who is only eighteen year old and called Charles Nichol -
Why have FC Highgate formed? Whats the history of the club?
The main reason
why I wanted to form FC Highgate was because I had a lot of talented friends who have never really got the chance to play football at the
highest level I believe they can play at. Hopefully with the formation of FC Highgate it will assist them to aspire to play to the highest level.
Are all the players local to Highgate?
Most of the players live
near Highgate in areas like Muswell Hill, North Finchley and Kentish Town but
some others live a little bit further away in Hackney for example.
Any players in the team with experience at a higher level?
A couple of
he players have played for the Boreham Wood FC academy and one have also
played for Southend United and Bromley FC.
Where will you play?
At the moment we are finding it hard to find a home pitch but are actively looking.
What are the aims for the team in the next few seasons?
for us as a club and as team is to try to get promoted in the first season
if we can. In the future we would want the club to move up the leagues and into the semi
How can (and what can) the FA improve football in the lower leagues
over the next few seasons?
Help the lower grass roots clubs with the
cost of everything which is very currently very high and also invest in improving pitches. Maybe also make the lower
leagues more recognised and publicised.
How will you play - Long ball or play nice passing footy?
We like to
play passing football but when we have to use the long ball we will use that tactic. We will prefer to play on the ground.
Good luck to Charles and all at FC Highgate for the forthcoming season. You can follow the team on twitter @FcHighgate