Latest Aylesbury United News
Pre-Season Squad Update
7th July 2013
After their first week back in training, manager Tony Joyce was pleased to announce the first set players who have signed for the club.
The following of last season's squad have signed Calor League forms for the forthcoming season:
Armstrong is a midfielder formerly with Newport Pagnell Town, whilst Petrucci is a striker who played against the Ducks in the Premier Division Cup final for Hadley.
Previously with St. Albans City, he has scored 37 goals in two seasons at Hadley.
We welcome both to the club, along with all the returning players.
Red Insure Cup Draw
5th July 2013
Following hot on the heels of the FA Competitions earlier today, the league have announced the Red Insure Cup draws.
In what appears a tough fixture, Aylesbury United have been drawn away at last year's Premier Division playoff runners up Hemel Hempstead Town.
The first round tie at Vauxhall Road will take place on Tuesday 15th October.
FA Competitions Drawn
5th July 2013
Aylesbury face a long trip west in the FA Cup, having been drawn away at Cinderford Town in the Preliminary Round.
The sides have some limited history, having previously met in the Southern League several years ago.
The fixture will take place on Saturday 31st August, with £1925 and a trip to Fleet Town, Westfield or Shrivenham on offer for the winners.
Meanwhile in the FA Trophy, Aylesbury will face Ryman League side Faversham Town in the Preliminary Round.
With Leighton Town also drawn at home on the same, the tie is like to be switched to Sunday 6th October 2013.
The Kent side finished 3rd in Ryman Division One South last season. The winners will face another Kent side, Ramsgate, at home in the 1st Round Qualifying.
Ducks Back In Training
3rd July 2013
Pre-season training ahead of the new season got underway on Tuesday 2nd July.
Following promotion to the Calor League, manager Tony Joyce reports that the players were in excellent spirits and 'not bad shape' for the time of year!
In addition, a number of new faces joined the squad - watch out for further updates once league registration forms are completed.
Aylesbury's first friendly is a little over a week away, at AFC Kempston Rovers.
Football For All
1st July 2013
As many of you may be aware, we were really pleased and proud to announce that Aylesbury Town Football Club would be merging with Aylesbury United from Season 2013/14 with all teams from the senior level through to the junior teams competing as Aylesbury United.
We now have great pleasure in confirming that the motion to join Aylesbury United was passed unanimously at the Aylesbury Town FC AGM, held last week.
At AUFC we are delighted with the forging of our clubs into one and believe it can only enhance the philosophy of both clubs to promote the ethos of giving all local boys and girls the opportunity to reach their full potential in football. We hope this will start with our Saturday Club ‘Townies’ and our Saturday and Midweek meetings for children with a disability as well as our teams from under 8’s to Youth.
Over the past few years Aylesbury United have gone through some major changes in fortune but have never lost faith in our main challenge to return to playing back in Aylesbury, this merger brings this closer as we will now have a presence back in the Town through our Junior and Youth sides. We have made changes in our structure; we are now in the safe hands of local people with the Supporters Trust having a huge say in the running of the club. Now with new ‘blood’ from Aylesbury Town, we have a major opportunity to progress, as well as exciting challenges ahead.
So with teams at senior level (both men and ladies). Youth at boys and girls, Under 8’s to Under 16’s, our Townies and our commitment to disabled children we truly believe we can provide ‘Football for all’.
To clarify: - The three new sections will be: - Aylesbury United Juniors (up to 16). Aylesbury United Youth (up to 18) and Aylesbury United Seniors. (These also encompass the Disabled section and Woman’ section).
We sincerely welcome John, Julie and all at Aylesbury Town FC to the fold, and building upon our recent successes.
Aylesbury United Ladies New Setup
1st July 2013
Following the announcement of the merger between Aylesbury United and Aylesbury Town the management of the respective Ladies Sections have been planning for next season and are delighted to be able to confirm news of the restructured set up
- United Manager for the last eight years Andy Foster is to 'move upstairs' to take up the more administrative role of Director of Football, with Phoenix boss Mark Rogers taking over as Manager with the responsibility for coaching and team affairs
- They will be ably assisted by Beth Harris, Twinkle Dean, Sarah Gerrard, Suzi Devanney and Matty Rogers who have all agreed to continue working within the new group
- The merger will see all teams playing under the Aylesbury United banner and as a result the club are looking for new players at all levels
- The Ladies are also looking for a sponsor for their new kits
Training will resume with an open session on Thursday 4th July 7.30pm Walton Court pitches Hannon Road and anyone interested is welcome – for more information contact Mark on 07719 389032, Andy on 07840 441855 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ducks Heading to Stratford
28th June 2013
Aylesbury will be visiting Shakespeare country, specifically Stratford Town, who are the latest addition to the pre-season schedule.
The two sides, who have never previously met, will take to the field on Saturday 10th August, at the DCS Stadium - a relatively new complex opened in 2007/08.
Calor League Fixtures
28th June 2013
The Southern League, now sponsored by Calor Gas, have announced when 2013/14 fixtures will be released.
Calor League fixtures will be announced at 9am on Wednesday 17th July.
Meanwhile, the draws for the opening rounds of the FA Cup and FA Trophy will take place on Friday 5th July as the build up to the new season gathers momentum.
Another Friendly Arranged
15th June 2013
An additional fixture has been added to Aylesbury's pre-season schedule.
The Ducks will travel to the superb Carlsberg Stadium to play newly promoted Biggleswade Town, on Tuesday 6th August, kick off 7.45pm.
The Waders, who gained promotion to the Southern League Premier Division with a 3-1 playoff win over Rugby Town, last hosted the Ducks in the first game of our relegation season of 2009/10.
Aylesbury United in Tanzania
12th June 2013
As part of the 'Connecting Classrooms' scheme run by British Councils, old Aylesbury United kits have been donated to Sazira Secondary School in Bunda, Tanzania.
Pictured below, in Leighton United kit, is Neel Slatter with Headteacher Petro Josephat.
After the kits were given out the teams played a game - the school taking Leighton United's kit and the community team taking Aylesbury United kit - with the school team winning 3-1.
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