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."
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.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".
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'".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.