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Swans sign Finn Tapp on loan

Staines Town FC are delighted to announce that Finn Tapp has signed on loan from MK Dons until January 1st. Finn, a 19 year old defender, has been part of the MK Dons youth setup since the age of 8. He made his first team debut for MK in November 2016, scoring on debut in an EFL Trophy tie against Norwich City. This season he has featured once for the first team, playing in an EFL Cup tie versus AFC Bournemouth. Tapp will be available for selection for the trip to Wimborne Town and please join us in welcoming him
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Swans sign trio of players

The Swans have signed a trio of players this week; left-back Tanasheh Abrahams, central midfielder Wilson Changoka and winger Matthew Campbell-Mhlope. Abrahams joins from Dulwich Hamlet, where he spent the last 14 months, including being part of the side that won promotion from the Bostik Premier League to the National League South. He also had been part of the Wingate & Finchley side which reached the Bostik Premier play-offs in 2016-17. Changoka has joined from Bostik Premier side Lewes, leaving after a short spell with the south-coast team. He spent the 2017-18 season at Northwood (Southern League Div One), in
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Club Statement: Manager Appointed

Staines Town FC are delighted to announce that Robert Easom is to take over the vacant manager position. Robert, a UEFA B licensed coach brings with him a wealth of experience within football. He has held various coaching positions within professional football clubs at Academy level and most recently held the position of Head Coach of Watford FC Academy USA. Easom’s first game in charge of the Swans will be the away league tie at Tiverton Town. Keep a keen eye on the Swans social media channels as we bring you more on the appointment of our new manager.
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Non League Day

Saturday 13 October marks the annual Non League Day initiative and the Swans feature in a home tie in the Southern Prem South versus Merthyr Town. For this day, we will have the following price structure: Standard Admission Adults – £10 (including optional £5 donation to Prostate Cancer UK) Concessions – £3 Armed Services / Emergency Services Personnel – FREE Season ticket holders – if you wish to make a donation to Prostate Cancer UK, please do so at the turnstiles on entry.   If you want additional information about the partners of Non League Day please see below. Prostate
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Club Statement – Cristian Colas

The club would like to regrettably announce that it has parted ways with Head Coach Cristian Colas. Cristian had taken over the reigns this summer but the club has decided that this action was required to secure the future of the team. We wish Cristian the best in his future endeavours and thank him for his hard work during his stint at Wheatsheaf Park. Backroom staff Albert Martinez and Stuart Bimson have also left Staines Town. With immediate effect, First Team Coach Adam Wickes will be stepping as Interim Head Coach.
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Swans acquire former Swindon duo

Staines Town are delighted to announce that midfielder Harry Agombar and striker George Barker have signed for the Swans. Agombar spent the initial part of his youth career at Arsenal and Tottenham before finishing off at Grays Athletic. He subsequently played for Grays’ senior side prior to playing at Barnet in League Two, Swindon Town in League One. Most recently he played for Bowers and Pitsea. Barker also features a professional football background, starting his career at Brighton and Hove Albion before having loan spells at Barnet and Newport County. Barker then joined Agombar at Swindon Town during the 2014-15
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Swans appoint new Head of Recruitment

Staines Town are pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Kidby as Head of Recruitment & Analysis, and we bid him a warm welcome to Wheatsheaf Park. He will undertake scouting duties for the Club, as well as dealing with triallist applications. Simon has previous experience at Margate and Ebbsfleet United as Chief Scout. Contact details:simonkidby@gmail.com
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Season Ticket Update

We’ve had a number of enquiries by email and SMS about Staines Town FC Season Tickets for the forthcoming 2018/19 football season, which is great news. We are not quite ready to issue invoices for these, or to hand out the physical tickets. However, Joe and Paul are working hard to put a more streamlined purchase method in place than in previous years, which should be ready in the next week or so. All those who have been kind enough to reserve their tickets so far have been acknowledged, and are guaranteed to be eligible for the “early bird” rate which is available
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Swans snap up New Zealand defender

Swans new management team moved swiftly to snap up New Zealand international central defender Liam Higgins.  Liam has represented his country at 2 Under 20 World Cups and joins the Swans after recently playing his football in Australia. At just 24 Liam has collected a growing reputation for his combative style and his aerial ability and will be a huge addition to the Swans squad. Welcome to the Swans, Liam!
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Rafa points the way …

Earlier this month Newcastle United boss Rafa Benítez dedicated some of his time to new Swans Head Coach Cristian Colás, Stuart Bimson and Albert Martinez at the Magpies Training Centre. The well respected Rafa was an inspiration and solid guidance to the new Staines Town management and Cristian was full of praise for the afternoon spent at the club. The guys would like to thank Talk Sports and Sky Sports Guillem Balague and look forward to many more of these ‘special’ occasions as we move into a new era. The Swans are set to start naming the new signings ahead of the campaign ahead so follow us on Twitter for all the latest news
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Pitch Perfect

The Swans have a long tradition of providing a great footballing surface and that tradition is important to the new management team. Work started today to ensure Cristian Colás, Stuart Bimson and Albert Martinez have the ‘pitch perfect’ support for the exciting new campaign ahead. CEO Paul Jaszynski was quick to point out that Fine Turf [ www.fine-turf.co.uk ] are looking to ensure the pitch will survive a high level of wear and tear throughout the winter. Our pic shows the early stages of the renovation and restoration to make sure the worn playing surface will deliver a high performance all year round. Keep up to date with all the
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New manager Cristian Colás aiming high

Staines Town Football Club are delighted to announce Cristian Colás has been appointed as the club’s new manager. The Spanish coach has signed a deal to take the helm at the Swans and will be presented at a press conference at Wheatsheaf Park in the coming weeks. Stuart Bimson and Albert Martinez, who worked with Colás previously, are joining his backroom staff. Colás is a UEFA pro licensed coach and comes with a glowing reputation having been a coach at senior professional level in Spain, Finland and in England with Biggleswade United. UEFA A licensed coach Bimson joins Colás as his
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