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DAVID NORRIS STEPS DOWN AS STFC SUPPORTERS’ CLUB CHAIRMAN

Staines Town FC wishes to extend its thanks and recognition to David Norris, who yesterday (4 May 2021) decided to step down as Chairman of the STFC Supporters’ Club.  David has held that position since the Supporters’ Club was reconstituted in January 2015, and has guided the organisation with great skill and enthusiasm over the past six seasons, regardless of results on the field.  He also held the post of Supporters’ Representative on the STFC General Committee.   David, whose business has also been a valued sponsor at Wheatsheaf Park, revealed his decision to fellow STFCSC members this morning, and
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Mick Woodham appointed First Team Manager

Staines Town FC is delighted to announce the appointment MICK WOODHAM as the new First Team Manager. Mick brings a wealth of experience of the non-League game, having spent some eight seasons at his hometown club, Windsor FC, at whose Stag Meadow ground he was also previously a player.  He has also served Bracknell Town and, in recent weeks, Slough Town, where he had assisted former Swans man Jon Underwood in a scouting capacity.  Mick achieved stability and success with The Royalists, including County and League Cup medals and two superb runs in the FA Vase. Swans Chairman Kevin Rowell
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Chairman’s Update

We have not played a match of any sort since December, and so our online news has been very thin these past few months, but I wanted to take this opportunity to provide a small update of events at the Club. First, you will want to know about the situation with the Manager’s post, which has been vacant since early January.  We took the deliberate decision to put off starting the selection process until we could actually meet the candidates.  As you know that CoViD restriction has only just been lifted, and the first meetings have been scheduled for this
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ISTHMIAN LEAGUE SEASON 2020/21

The Isthmian League has this evening advised us of the outcome of the FA Alliance and Leagues Committees’ consultation regarding the effects of CoViD-19 on the current football season.  With only around 20% of League matches completed at Pyramid steps 3 to 6 (which includes Staines Town at Step 4), it has been decided to immediately curtail the 2020/1 season. There are still a few matters to be tidied up, including the fact that this decision must be rubber-stamped by the FA Council, and the fate of the Middlesex Senior Cup.  However, we do not expect to play another League
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Chairman Statement

STATEMENT CONCERNING THE IMPACT OF CoViD-19 You will have seen yesterday (22 February 2021) that HM Government set out its proposed “road map” regarding the gradual lifting of pandemic restrictions across England.  No doubt you are wondering exactly what the implications of this statement are for football at our level (Step 4 of the non-League pyramid). All clubs at steps 3 to 6 were surveyed earlier this month, and the FA, who have the final say, have been collating the responses.  With Boris Johnson’s statement not far off, they decided to wait until after the Prime Minister had spoken, and
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STFC Announcement

STFC would like to announce that Kevin Rowell has been appointed to the position of Club Chairman with immediate effect. Kevin has been a loyal servant to the club over the past three seasons and has demonstrated excellent leadership qualities in his role as General Manager, he also brings with him experience that includes the General Managers position at Ajax Cape Town in South Africa. Outgoing Chairman Joe Dixon stated ‘ I feel that now is the right moment to step aside from my role as Chairman of STFC. I want to thank all of the fans, volunteers and staff
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Club Statement

STFC regret to announce Paul Barnes has resigned from his position as First Team Manger with immediate effect. Paul has decided that the time is right for him to leave his position in order for him to commit to other projects. We would like to thank him for his work during his 10 months at Wheatsheaf Park and wish him all the best for the future. The Club will begin the search for a new First Team Manager immediately.
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Staines Town FC and Tier 4

As you are no doubt aware, the Prime Minister announced on Saturday afternoon that London and most of the South East, including Staines, was, that very night, to be moved into a new CoViD Tier 4, which comes with a new raft of restrictions.  This comes as a blow the football world’s tentative plans to ease back into some sort of normality, coming as it did less than 24 hours after Staines was elevated from “High Risk” tier 2 to “Highest Risk” tier 3. As a result of these new and more stringent restrictions on grass roots football, we are
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League Statement

The Pitching In Isthmian, Northern Premier and Southern Leagues have released a joint statement: The Clubs in membership of the Northern Premier, Southern and Isthmian Leagues met earlier this week to consider the challenges and issues brought about by the reintroduction of Tiers after the raising of the nationwide lockdown with effect from yesterday. The clubs were asked to vote on a proposition that the pause in fixtures be continued with a regular review in light of changes to the Tiers and/or grants becoming available. The total votes cast by the 224 Clubs show a substantial number of Clubs in
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Fixtures Update

Following the announcements about the end of lockdown and the resumption of the Pitching In Isthmian League season, we are now in a position to confirm the next few Staines Town FC friendlies, beginning with a series of friendlies (as the players go through a new “mini-pre-season), and then on into our exciting League fixtures over the festive period.  Please note that some of the friendlies have unusual kick-off times, and also that the Ashford and Harlow league games will also be kicking-off early. All fixtures are of course subject to change, given the strange times that we live in.  Five games
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League Suspended Until 2nd December

The FA have released the following statement regarding the suspension of the league season: As a result of the UK Government’s new national COVID-19 restrictions, and subject to Members of Parliament voting tomorrow [Wednesday 4 November 2020] and the publication of bespoke guidance from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport [DCMS], the impact on ‘non elite’ football in England will include the suspension of the following during this period: • All fixtures and training for Steps 3-6 of the National League System [NLS] We will keep everybody updated if this situation changes and we wish you all to
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Staines Town FC partner with White Ribbon

Staines Town FC and Staines Town Supporters Club are pleased to announce White Ribbon as our official charity partner. White Ribbon UK is part of the global White Ribbon movement to end male violence against women. We are also pleased to announce that Ron Windsor is our first official Club White Ribbon Ambassador; Ron can be seen pictured on the pitch proudly displaying his white ribbon badge. If there are any other supporters who would like to become an Ambassador then please let us know. The 25th November is officially White Ribbon Day around the world but as we don’t have a
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Che Krabbendam Signs for Staines Town

We are delighted to announce that Che Krabbendam has signed with the club. Chairman Joe Dixon had the following to say about the signature of the talented Che. “I am delighted that the opportunity to sign Che has been presented to us. Che is a fan favourite at Wheatsheaf Park and the best player by some distance that the club has had over the last 3 years. I hope that the platform we provide at Staines gives Che the opportunity to fulfill his undoubted potential, which anybody who has seen Che will know is the senior full time professional game.
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New Kit for 2020-21

We’re delighted to announce that Staines Town FC will be returning to the traditional old gold and blue colours for the upcoming season. The kit will be available to purchase from the club shop in limited quantities for £50.
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FA CUP DRAW | Guildford City FC

  The Swans have been drawn at home to play Guildford City FC in the preliminary round of the FA CUP. Guildford City progressed from the opening round after they beat Canterbury City FC 3-2 on Wednesday evening. If you wanted to do some homework on the upcoming opposition take a look at the match report from this game by following the link below.  For those who can remember, there is actually a familiar face in the opposition squad but I will leave you to work out who ! Guildford City 3 Canterbury City 2: Match Report This Preliminary round tie
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Visitor Information | Saturday 29th August

If you are intending on visiting Wheatsheaf Park Saturday for the Aldershot Town Pre-Season friendly, we suggest reading the below key information. The Thames Club have informed us that the Sports Bar will NOT be open on Saturday, The Swans T Bar will be open as usual for refreshments. Spectators Visiting Wheatsheaf Park Download Evepass app and create account to check in when at the ground. This will help with the Government’s test and trace. (Paper test and trace available for those without a smart phone or device). Ensure your travel to the ground is in line with current Government
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Official PPE Partner – Rapid Fire Supplies

The Swans are proud to announce an official partnership with PPE supplier “Rapid Fire Supplies” As you will see at the game Saturday a lot of work has been put into preparing the ground and making it a safe environment, Rapid Fire Supplies have played an integral part in this preparation by supplying our matchday staff with the required PPE equipment along with hand sanitizer throughout the stadium. If you are a fellow club or business seeking a professional PPE supplier, we highly recommend contacting the Rapid Fire Team.  
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Covid 19 update – Aldershot Town FC

Following last week’s announcement from the FA, which outlined the gradual return of spectators for clubs in the National League System, we are delighted to welcome supporters back to Wheatsheaf Park for our next home friendly which is against Aldershot Town FC on Saturday 29th August.   (Kick off 3PM) Stage one of the phased return set out by the FA has limited clubs at step four to permit crowds of 15% of the minimum capacity for that level, in our case 200 spectators.   From the 30th August this number will increase to 30% allowing us to host up to 400
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Three New Signings

Staines Town FC are delighted to announce that the trio of Ben Cotton, Kain Adom and Exuace Bizima have agreed to sign ahead of the upcoming season. Ben Cotton, 23, Central Midfielder previously with Corinthian Casuals 2019/20 Here’s what the gaffer has to say about Ben: “Ben is someone who has come highly recommended from James Bracken at Corinthian Casuals, a reliable midfield player who uses the ball well and can build, develop and control possession, which is in-line with our philosophy. I have been hugely impressed with Ben’s personality and character in the short space of time he’s been
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Pre-Season Plans

As you are aware, First Team training has restarted during the last week, and early signs are that Paul Barnes will have a large and enthusiastic group of talented players from which to select his squad. The FA have indicated that the Step 4 leagues, including the Isthmian Division 1 South Central, are aiming to start on Saturday 19 September (with the possibility that our FA Cup campaign may start a week earlier).  We have been assured that League matches will not go ahead until we are permitted to admit spectators, and consequently these dates are still only provisional. Unfortunately
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Captain Announcement

Manager Paul Barnes is delighted to confirm that Temi Eweka is to be captain for the 2020-21 season. Temi 21, is a powerful centre back who has previously played for VCD Athletic, Hastings United and Kingstonian. The gaffer had the following to say about the captain appointment: “I am delighted to bring Temi to Staines Town. He is a player I have admired for a long time now, having tracked his development. Temi has the ability to climb the ladder and make a career for himself in the game, we take this opportunity to play a part in that very
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STFC Staff Update

Staines Town FC Manager, Paul Barnes, is delighted to get to work ahead of the 2020/21 season and we were able to catch up with him with pre-season looming. ‘I am honoured to be given the responsibility of leading this great club back in the direction it deserves. Our superb fan base and community have always been the soul of Staines Town FC, and I will be doing everything within my capabilities to help build a team and club, we can all be proud of”. As everyone knows too well, it is the team behind the team that often goes
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Paul Barnes Remains Swans Manager

The club is pleased to announce that Paul Barnes will remain as Staines Town FC manager for the coming 2020/21 season. Once we have a clear indication from the League or the FA as to when the season may start we will begin to reveal our pre-season plans.  
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Save Staines Town Football Club

The ownership of Staines Town FC would like to update our fans and the local community regarding current off field events. Many questions have been asked in recent months and the following two video presentations show the extremely difficult conditions we face on a daily basis and the uphill struggle preventing the club from progressing. This presentation is for the Thames Club shareholders through the Downing LLP venture capital Trusts, The fans of Staines Town FC and the local community. Please take the time to watch the below two video presentations and provide us with your feedback via one of
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Staines and Laleham Juniors FC

Staines Town Football Club are extremely concerned at the difficulties that Staines & Laleham Juniors are currently facing. We have had our differences but it goes without saying that these guys do a lot of great work for the kids in the community within Spelthorne and it would be a great shame that because of the situation that we are all facing, our local kids would no longer have a place to play their football. We would welcome Staines & Laleham Juniors to come back under the Staines Town Football Club umbrella and be a direct part of our club.
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Staines Town FC NEW KIT for 2020-2021 Season

The 2020-2021 Staines Town FC home and away shirts will be available to pre order as of today. The pre order sale will last until 13 June and will be priced at £40 inc VAT. Kids sizes will also be available. Beyond which the shirts will become available in the club shop and will be priced at £50 while stock lasts. The kits have been designed by club secretary and historian Steve Parsons and are intended to reflect a throwback to the 1970’s and 1980’s eras when Steve first joined the club.As announced last week the kits will show a
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Club Badge & Home Kit for Next Season

The club is pleased to announce that for next season we will be reverting to the old style club badge and the more traditional Old Gold and Royal Blue home kit which is hoped will also be available in the club shop for supporters to purchase (subject to suppliers). Pictures of the kit will be released as soon as available.
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Club Statement

Following the premature end to the season I hope that everybody is in good health and has not been too badly impacted by the UK Government lockdown. It is important to start by thanking all the staff, players, volunteers , the supporters club and our fans for their support and commitment to the club during the 2019/20 season. Like all Football Clubs at every level of British and European football the current situation will have a significantly negative impact on us and we like everybody else would greatly appreciate any support that our local community can offer us whilst at
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