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ALTY HEADLINES

  • 25 Jun 2018: JOIN THE ALTY PATRONS... More
  • 25 Jun 2018: J. DAVIDSON STADIUM MAINTENANCE... More
  • 25 Jun 2018: HOLETRINCHAM... More

OTHER HEADLINES

  • 25 Jun 2018: NANTWICH HIT BY INTRUDERS... More
  • 25 Jun 2018: BPA CAPTAIN EXTENDS HIS STAY.. More
  • 25 Jun 2018: ADAPTABLE PILGRIMS.. More
25 June 2018

BOOST THE PATRONS: JOIN NOW!

As previously announced, "Altrincham FC is looking for supporters to renew or join the Patrons' Scheme for next season which will be the 13th season that it has run. The Club thanks all those supporters who have signed up so far and invites others to join up.

For the cost of £50 your name will appear throughout the coming season in the matchday programme and on the website as a Patron of Altrincham Football Club.

At the start of the season, every member will be entered into a prize draw, with the winner being match sponsor for an appointed game along with nine guests. Second prize will be hospitality for five people and third prize hospitality for three people in the Manchester Glass Sponsors' Lounge.

If you are interested in becoming a Patron for next season, please forward a cheque, payable to Altrincham Football Club, for £50. Alternatively, you can pay by card by phoning the office (0161 928-1045). If you require any further information please do not hesitate to enquire by e-mail."

J. DAVIDSON STADIUM MAINTENANCE

As reported yesterday, Altrincham FC director, Neil Faulkner, has announced that "As supporters will realise, there are always maintenance jobs that are required at the ground. Sometimes these have to be done professionally, however whenever possible we try to do the jobs ourselves as it reduces expenditure, and increases the playing budget.

We have earmarked two Saturdays, 23rd and 30th June.

In addition to these dates, for anybody that is available during the week, we regularly have volunteers at the ground on a Tuesday or Thursday. I would suggest that you either email or ring the club to let us know if you would like to come down.

We are hoping to complete remedial work including rubbish removal, woodworking, concrete repairs, oiling, painting, cleaning, weeding/strimming etc. If you have any time over these days, and/or if you have equipment, or a vehicle that is suitable for moving rubbish to the tip, please e-mail, or ring the Club on 0161 928 1045, and leave your name, and we will get back to you.

In addition to these jobs, there will be plenty of internal painting and decoration required to public and changing areas throughout the summer, and help with this work will be gratefully received at any time".

Club caterer, Richie Bentley, adds that there will free tea or coffee and bacon butties for all volunteers joining the working parties.

UPDATES

This website will be updated daily as usual during the coming week but its mobile version will not be updated until the weekend. Apologies for the invonvenience caused.

HOLETRINCHAM

Pete Scotson, an ardent Altrincham supporter, is a local schoolmaster but is also an accomplished children's entertainer and video-maker. His lates video production is receiving national acclaim and it can be viewed here. "In this video Peter takes a journey through his home town of Altrincham and looks at the chaotic state of the local roads. Under-car camera footage is utilised to show how potholes affect everyday journeys. Shoddy workmanship and poorly maintained roads are there for all to see".

NORTH-WEST NEWS

EvoStik League reports that "Nantwich Town have launched a ten thousand pound 'Secure Your Club' fund in the wake of raid on their home by thieves and vandals. The Dabbers, whose 3G pitch and facilities were already being routinely plagued by trespassers and vandals, lost thousands of pounds worth of equipment when raiders broke into the groundsman's store at the Weaver Stadium during the early hours of last Wednesday morning.

A ride-on John Deere mower, a Haytor mower and other pieces of expensive kit were stolen and, after being targeted for a second time in two years, the club's devastated officials are applying for grant funding to step up security at the ground, including the installation of CCTV to deter burglars. An online fundraising page has been set up to help bridge an expected funding gap and the Dabbers urged their supporters on Saturday to spread the word and get the campaign off to the best possible start.

Nantwich Town spokesman Steve Sharman said, 'Thousands of pounds of equipment was stolen, the second such break-in within the last two years. In addition, the club is routinely plagued with trespassing on the 3G pitch adjacent to the Weaver Stadium. We have had numerous occasions of broken beer bottles, empty Prosecco bottles and worse left strewn across the pitch. The frequency of such invasions has increased rapidly in recent weeks and we now have no option but to take action to prevent such behaviour destroying a fantastic community asset in Nantwich and endangering the safety and wellbeing of our young footballers. The club is therefore developing an improved security plan which will require significant investment aimed at keeping unwanted trespassers off the 3G and installing improved CCTV to deter burglars'".

VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH NEWS

At Bradford PA "Manager Mark Bower has moved to retain the services of midfield general Nicky Wroe for another season. The vastly-experienced Wroe served as captain last season, making a remarkable 48 appearances in all competitions. He joined in July 2016 from Yorkshire neighbours FC Halifax Town... A promotion-winner from non-league’s top flight with Torquay United, Wroe has also represented Barnsley, York City, Preston North End, Shrewsbury Town and Notts County among others...

Wroe is the eighth confirmed member of the 2018/19 squad, joining Steven Drench, Mark Ross, Shane Killock, Luca Havern, Nicky Clee, Oli Johnson and Adam Boyes in committing his future to Avenue. The club’s management team of Mark Bower and Danny Boshell have also agreed new deals in a promising start to the summer."

According to the Boston Standard, "Boston United’s squad will have to be adaptable if they are to be successful. That is the opinion of manager Craig Elliott... Elliott has made no secret of the fact he is still looking to bring at least two strikers into his side... However, he won’t be afraid to ask other players to fit into a role up top.

'I’ve said before about the importance of having a plan B and being able to change our shape to suit the game,' he said. 'We’ve got a lot of attacking options in the team and lads like Jay Rollins and Nathan Arnold can both play up there if we need them, sometimes as part of a three and maybe other times as a striker, if we need them at that time.'

It’s the same story at the back for the Pilgrims. John McCombe and Ryan Qualter may be the recognised central defensive partnership on paper, but full-backs Ben Middleton and Jordan Gough can both move inside and offer cover if needed. 'We’re not a full-time club,' Elliott added. 'We won’t have a huge squad. So it’s important for me to have players who can play in a few different positions.'"

The National League summarises "some of the top transfers from the past three days.

  • James McQuilkin – National League North side AFC Telford announced the signing of former Kidderminster Harriers midfielder James McQuilkin. The 29-year old is more of an attacking midfielder and lively in the box, and made over 100 appearances for the Kidderminster.
  • Declan Bacon – New Alfreton Town manager Billy Heath continues the signing spree, welcoming Bottersford Town striker Declan Bacon. The Scunthorpe United futsal coach netted 45 times last season as his former club finished in 8th position.
  • Ed Williams – Kidderminster Harriers completed the signing of the 22-year-old midfielder, who spent the previous three seasons playing for rivals Gloucester City, and netted nine goals during the previous campaign.
  • James Akintunde– Maidenhead United have signed Chester striker James Akintunde as they look to improve from last season’s league finish. The 22-year old spent two years at the Deva Stadium and becomes the fourth new face at York Road, this summer.
  • Miles Addison – New Nuneaton boss Nicky Eaden has completed the signing of former Derby County defender who previously played in the Scottish Premier League for Kilmarnock.
  • James Bowen – Bowen has become the Brakes’ fourth signing of the Summer after arriving from Hereford FC. The versatile player helped Hereford to the Southern League Premier Division title last season but will now look to help Leamington in the National League North.
  • James Clifton – Arguably, the busiest manager so far this summer has been Alfreton Town manager Billy Heath as continues to bolster his squad for the new season. This time it’s defender James Clifton who has signed for Town from Boston United. The player who can play in midfield if required, has signed a one-year deal at the Impact Arena.
  • Curtis Obeng –Nuneaton have surprised everyone as they have managed to agree a deal to sign Curtis Obeng in the most surprising of circumstances after he has come out of retirement, last summer.
  • Ryan Crossdale – AFC Fylde broke their club record by signing the England C skipper from Kidderminster Harriers. The 23-year old defender has put pen to paper on a three-year deal at the Mill Farm.
  • Owain Jones – Nuneaton Borough welcome their latest new face this summer, in former Swansea City midfielder Owain Jones. The 33-year old had been based in Scotland since he left Norwich City in 2011.


          
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