The Evo-Stik League South

Aylesbury United News

Groundforce Weekend Rescheduled

Wednesday 28 June 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

The groundforce weekend has been rescheduled, and will now take place on the 8th and 9th of July.

As before, the start time on both days is 10am, meeting at Haywood Way.

Jobs ranging from painting, to transporting old equipment from Buckingham Road, to constructing toilets, to erecting fences need to be completed.

We would love to see as many faces there as possible, even if you don't feel you can contribute to manual work there are many, many other little jobs that will need doing.


Errea Cup 1st Round Draw

Tuesday 27 June 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Fourteen comments |

The draw has been made for the 2006/07 Errea Cup 1st Round, with Aylesbury United being pitted away at fellow Midlands Division side Barton Rovers

Ties are initially scheduled to be played in the week commencing 25th September 2006, but an exact date will be announced in due course.

The full first round draw is as follows:

Abindon United v Oxford City
Barton Rovers v Aylesbury United
Bashley v Winchester City
Berkhamsted Town v Dunstable Town
Bishops Cleeve v Taunton Town
Brook House v Bracknell Town
Chasetown v Bromsgrove Rovers
Chesham United v Burnham
Cinderford Town v Malvern Town
Didcot Town v Brackley Town
Hillingdon Borough v Marlow
Hanwell Town v Windsor & Eton
Newport IOW v Lymington & New Milton
Paulton Rovers v Andover
Rushall Olympic v Bedworth United
Solihull Borough v Stourport Swifts
Spalding United v Rothwell Town
Stourbridge v Evesham United
Sutton Coldfield Town v Willenhall Town
Thatcham Town v Swindon Supermarine
Uxbridge v Beaconsfield SYCOB
Woodford United v Leighton Town

Ladies Looking To Expand Squad

Monday 26 June 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

After their highly successful season last year Aylesbury Utd Ladies are looking to expand their squad and are holding a couple of open sessions for current and prospective new players.

These will take place between 2 and 4pm on Sundays 2nd and 9th July at Fairford Leys pitches, Andrews Way, Fairford Leys.

The Ladies section will continue to run an Under 16 side and Ladies first team next year but are also reintroducing a Ladies Reserves side to offer football to as many women and girls as possible.

They are looking for players of any ability and any position, including goalkeeper and anyone interested in joining is welcome to attend.

Under 16 players need to be in school years 10 or 11 next season. Ladies should be in school years 11 and above.

For further info call Andy Foster on 07840 441855 or email

Youth Team Positions Vacant

Sunday 25 June 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

The Aylesbury United Youth Team are looking to appoint an assistant manager/coach, as well as a physio.

The assistant manager/coach will need to a minimum level 2 coaching qualification, and to be able to pass a Criminal Bureau Records check, and be available on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

The physio would need a current first aid certificate, to be able to pass a CRB check, and also be available for matches on Wednesday evenings.

If you are interested in either position please apply via e-mail to

Ticket Prices and Other News

Sunday 18 June 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Aylesbury United ticket prices for the forthcoming season have been confirmed, and are as follows:

Matchday admission:
Adults: ?6
Concessions: ?3
Under-16s: ?1

Season tickets:
Adults: ?100
Concessions: ?50

Details of how you can order your season ticket will be online in the next few days.

The club can also confirm their initial pre-season fixture list, comprising of 3 games so far:

29th July 3pm - Aston Clinton (A)
5th August 3pm - Aylesbury Vale (h)
8th August 7.45pm - Bicester Town (A)

Further friendlies are currently being arranged, full details as soon as they are available.

Finally, Jon Franklin has completed his backroom line-up for the season. Tony Thompson joins the club as assistant manager, whilst Ken Hollis has been appointed as coach. We welcome both to Aylesbury United.

Pre-Season Training

Saturday 17 June 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

New manager Jon Franklin would like to announce that pre-season training begins on Saturday 1st July at 10.30am.

All current and prospective players are welcome to attend the session, which is being held at the Haywood Way stadium.

Fans Forum Tonight

Wednesday 14 June 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Three comments |

The club would like to remind supporters that a public meeting is being held tonight, from 8pm at the St. John's Ambulance Centre on Tindal Road in Aylesbury.

This will be a chance for you to meet the new first team manager Jon Franklin, as well as to put any questions you may have to the club's new committee.

There will additionally be an Aylesbury United Supporters Trust (21CD) EGM for members following the meeting.

New First Team Manager

Tuesday 13 June 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Aylesbury United are pleased to announce that Jon Franklin has been appointed 1st team manager.

Jon was until recently manager of Aylesbury Vale Football Club, and has played a big part in their recent success both on and off the field.

He is an enthusiastic and ambitious young man, and we hope that he can continue his managerial progress, as the club moves into a new and exciting era. Good Luck Jon.

Amalgamation Statement

Tuesday 13 June 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

Following recent speculation surrounding the club's future, the club wishes to clarify a few points.

At this time we are only ground sharing with Aylesbury Vale Football Club, and as previously stated we are grateful for their generous offer of support. Both clubs will continue in their current format for a minimum of 2 years.

As previously stated though, we have found that both clubs share a common goal - in wanting to create a community club for all the people of Aylesbury.

With this in mind we believe that an amalgamation of our two clubs is the best way forward for us all.

With our combined efforts and that of Aylesbury Vale District Council, who are fully behind our plans, we believe that in time, we can create a blue print to finally deliver league football to the town, played in a new purpose built stadium.

Aylesbury as a town is expanding and the population is growing rapidly, a town of this size should have a decent sports stadium and a football team to be proud of, this is what both clubs collectively are working towards achieving.

We believe the amalgamation will be a natural progression, over a period of time, and one that both parties are happy with.

John Newman

Groundforce Weekend Postponed

Monday 12 June 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Following a meeting today with Aylesbury Vale District Council, attended by Graham Read and John Newman, it has been decided to postpone the proposed ground force weekend.

This is merely a deferment, as the club need to satisfy the environment agency that any ground improvements will not impact on the surrounding area, as the Haywood Way ground is situated on a flood plane.

We also need to ensure that the correct planning procedures are followed, and that any concerns the local residents have are dealt with in a satisfactory manner.

The club is fully committed to ground share with Aylesbury Vale Football Club, and Aylesbury Vale District Council is fully supportive in our quest to upgrade the ground in time for the coming season.

As the delay will now take us past the deadline, set by the Southern League we have had to seek a further (match by match) ground share agreement with another club, that has the appropriate stadium grading.

This agreement will allow us to fulfil our home fixtures from the start of the season, whatever happens in the coming weeks.

The Club wishes to thank all the many individuals, organisations and companies that have offered their services, we will let you know asap when a new date has been set for the work to proceed.

Youth Team Manager Appointed

Friday 02 June 2006 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury United are pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Penny as Youth Team Manager for the forthcoming season.

Chris is a level 2 coach and has considerable experience in youth and junior coaching, and we wish him a long and happy association with the club.

His main responsibilities will be for the mid-week side, but he will also oversee the proposed Sunday side.

Chris will be supported in his role by Andrew Swain, who continues as Youth Match Secretary.

The club are also looking to appoint further youth coaches, and a Sunday Team Manager, and Sunday Team Secretary. For any further details regarding these positions, please contact