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Jack Porter appointed First Team Manager

        Following the departure of Mick Woodham at the beginning of October, his former Assistant and Head Coach JACK PORTER has taken the side for the three matches played since then. Excellent results against Three Bridges and Chalfont St Peter have led to the decision to confirm Jack in this post going forward, and we wish him and the squad every success in the coming months.
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Wraysbury ‘keeper makes matchday squad

The relationship between Staines Town FC and Wraysbury Village FC took a further step forward when Matty Bonnett was handed the number 13 shirt by Jack Porter for Staines’ Buildbase FA Trophy tie on Saturday (9 Oct 2021).  Matty was one of several Wraysbury players who dual registered with Staines Town last month.   The 23 year old, who is the regular goalkeeper for the Thames Valley Premier League side, became the first Wraysbury player to be called into The Swans’ matchday squad, understudying for Joe Ringer in the match against Three Bridges.  The Stags were without a fixture on
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Goal of the Month – September 2021

A slightly skewed opener to our Goal of the Month for September, as no footage exists for 3 of our goals (the 3 from the home win against Westfield, our apologies to Sheridan Campbell, Omar Watt and Reece Cave)…!   Which of the rest gets your vote for Goal of the Month?  
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Club Statement – Mick Woodham

It is with much regret that Staines Town FC announce the departure of Manager Mick Woodham this morning. Mick was appointed in the spring, and has secured victories in six of his eighteen matches in charge, but, crucially, League form has fallen short of expectations and we are currently at the foot of the table (barring inactive clubs). Following defeat at Westfield yesterday, Mick tendered his resignation this morning (3 October 2021). Although the Club was disinclined to accept it, Mick felt that he had pushed the squad as far as he could, and in the circumstances felt it best
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Fixture Update – Guernsey (A)

We have just been advised by the Isthmian League that, because of continuing incompatibilities between the CoViD-19 Laws in Guernsey and the need to ensure all clubs can field fully representative teams in fixtures with them, all of Guernsey FC’s September fixtures will be postponed, including our visit on 25th.   Staines Town FC is looking to arrange an alternative away League fixture on that date, and we will bring you news of this shortly.   The intention is that the League will reschedule Guernsey’s games for dates later in the season.
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STFC / WVFC Media Statement

Saturday’s game marks the latest stage in a developing relationship between the two historic clubs – Staines Town FC (founded in 1892) and Wraysbury Village FC (founded in 1902). The CoViD pandemic caused a suspension of all football in England last winter, but – unlike the Isthmian League – the Thames Valley Premier League opted to resume playing in the spring, requiring clubs like Wraysbury to clear a backlog of games, some of them in midweek, for which their unlit grounds were unsuited.  They approached Staines Town, and an agreement was made allowing use of Wheatsheaf Park for some of
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Early Start for Swans in FA Cup

STAINES TOWN WILL MAKE AN EARLY START IN THIS SEASON’S FA CUP Having previously been advised that 21 of the country’s 160 Step 4 clubs would be required to play in the Extra Preliminary Round [EP] of the coming season’s Emirates FA Cup, the draw for these clubs was conducted today.  Of the eight step 4 divisions, three were to contribute 2 clubs to those drawn, and there would be 3 clubs from each of the other five divisions.  Our division, the Isthmian South Central, was one of those drawn to have just 2 competing in the EP … but
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STAINES TOWN FC NEEDS YOUR HELP !!

Staines Town Football Club is urgently looking to expand its volunteer base, with the emphasis on matchday staffing.  We have openings for helpers in all sorts of capacities, including: Matchday control and stewarding Kit Co-ordinator First Aiders and Spotters Hospitality and hosts / hostesses Clerical and secretarial assistance Training back-ups to existing posts such as gate operators and PA announcer These are all volunteer posts, but we can offer free admission to games, branded jackets to those in public-facing roles, and acknowledgement in Club publications.   Anyone who feels they can give some time in support of Staines Town FC
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STAINES TOWN FC END-OF-SEASON BRAAI

Saturday 29th May 2021 (12:00-3pm) – Staines Town hosted a “thank you” Barbeque for last year’s staff and volunteers, organised and hosted at Wheatsheaf Park by Chairman Kevin Rowell.  With the Club not able to hold its end-of-season presentation night, this was also an opportunity to present the awards relating to the curtailed 2020/1 season.  Compèred by the Club secretary, Steve Parsons introduced all those in attendance, and thanked them all, as well all the other behind-the-scenes volunteers by name, for their commitment and hard work during the often difficult times that have been experienced.  Tribute was also paid to
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Swan But Not Forgotten! Jacob Adams

Next in our series of interviews with former Swans, The Staines Town Media team caught up with Jacob Adams to chat about his career so far.   How did you get started in football? My family are huge on football. My dad used to play semi-professional football for Braintree and other clubs in Essex when he was younger, and me and my brother have been playing since we could walk. Football is massive in my family – we used to go and watch Spurs for years as my family had season tickets for over 12 years. Upon breaking into senior
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Swan But Not Forgotten! Tommy Brewer

SWAN BUT NOT FORGOTTEN – TOMMY BREWER As part of a brand-new series of interviews with former Swans, the Staines Town media team caught up with former skipper Tommy Brewer to chat about his career.   You started out in non-league at Bedfont Town in 2011, but how did you get into the game to start with? I’d always played football from young, and probably at the age of 6 I played under 8s. My dad was the main reason I got into it. You joined Staines in 2014 from Hampton & Richmond Borough, how did the move come about and
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League Constitutions Announced

The Football Association Non League System committee has just announced the constitutions of the leagues and divisions for the forthcoming 2021/2 season. After some speculation that Staines Town would be shuffled back to the Southern League, it is with a degree of relief that we are remaining as Isthmian members, still in the South Central Division 1 in which we have played for the past two aborted seasons. Fourteen of our twenty opponents remain, but we will be saying goodbye to six clubs located in the northern and eastern extremities of the division, namely Barking, FC Romania, Harlow Town, Hertford
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Volunteers Required – Matchday Boardroom

Staines Town Football Club are looking for 2 enthusiastic volunteers to host our prestigious boardroom on all home games.  Would suit those ideally with previous hosting experience, outgoing personality and a professional approach when looking after our management team and VIP guests. If this is you, please contact Mandy Ryan on 07714 827848.
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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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