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Fans Forum

Sunday 29 November 2009 - 09:07 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Press Release

Following Aylesbury United's 5-2 defeat at home to Slough Town the club held a fans forum, giving the supporters the opportunity to hear the clubs plans for the future, outlined by Chairman Graham Read and Manager Tony Joyce followed by a question and answer session to Graham, Tony and members of the committee.

The atmosphere was very light-hearted and positive as supporters heard of the clubs two pronged plan to get the ducks back to playing football in Aylesbury again, sooner rather than later. The first includes a link up with Sporting Solutions to produce a feasibility study outlining plans to develop a sports stadia on the site at the rear of Aylesbury College, which would provide facilities for local sports clubs and community groups as well as Aylesbury United.

The second scenario would see United take steps to invoke the ten year agreement to ground share at Haywoods Way with Aylesbury FC with the help of AVDC.

Unsurprisingly, the merger topic came up and a straw poll was taken, with 99% of those present unreservedly voting against it, sending out a clear message that it's time to draw a line under this option and focus on those that are supported and achievable.

On the playing side, in the last week Tony Joyce has enjoyed an increase in his playing budget which has seen him working flat out to bring in some experienced players from clubs playing at a higher level to balance with the exiting youngsters that currently make up the first team squad. The clubs links with the Aylesbury College and Hale Leys teams is developing well and it is hoped that as the three teams grow closer players will progress from the college's under 19 side, through Hale Leys at intermediate level and onto the Ducks senior side.

At least two people present offered their services to help out behind the scenes with the club and suggestions were made to raise funds for the club in the absence of a sponsor and with that the meeting was closed.

Martin Shaw volunteered to look after the Press / PR issues on behalf of the club.




Ducks Improve but Can't Match Slough

Saturday 28 November 2009 - 5:19 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury showed a marked improvement, but were well beaten 5-2 by high flying Slough Town.

A customary goal in the first ten minutes arrived courtesy of defender Nathan Bowden-Haase on the seven minute mark, and it was always going to be hard work after that.

Had it been for some better finishing, and had Jack Sillitoe not made some blinding saves, then Slough would have been out of sight fairly easily.

But Aylesbury came back and finished the half strongly with some pressure of their own, but it meant nothing as the visitors added their second on the stroke of half time through Elliot Buchanan.

Bowden-Haase headed another, then Danny Murphy grabbed Slough's fourth and it looked set to be a routine ending to the game and there were still three goals to come.

Debutant Darren Woolard pulled a goal back for Aylesbury, before Slough went straight to the other end to restore their four-goal cushion through Buchanan again.

It was a manic end to the game, and it still wasn't over before Ashley Hareood curled home a fine free-kick to leave the final score 5-2 to Slough.


Get NonLeague24 and Raise Money for the Club

Monday 23 November 2009 - 11:17 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Twelve comments |

NonLeague24 is the UK’s only magazine devoted exclusively to grassroots football from the Blue Square Premier to Step 5 and below.

Non-League football's profile has never been higher and the magazine's motto reflects that – Real Football for Real Fans. From groundhoppers to angry refs and crazy fans, NonLeague24 offers in-depth coverage of the stories behind the news with action packed pages of features, statistics, pictures, columnists, news, views, opinion and comment.

The magazine costs just £3.95 and the club gets £1 for every issue sold.

We will be selling them at each home game or we can deliver your copy free to you if you live in Aylesbury. Simply send a cheque for £3.95 made payable to Aylesbury United FC to:

Aylesbury United FC
10 Miles End
HP21 8PR


Sitting Ducks Hit For Six at Woodford

Saturday 21 November 2009 - 5:04 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Aylesbury sunk to a new low point with a 6-1 defeat at Woodford United.

It took four goals in the first half and two in the second to put Aylesbury six behind before they finally stirred and grabbed their goal back through debutant James Nash.

Yet the home side never looked on a par with some of the better sides in the league, it was the greens inability to defend - particularly from set pieces - that did the damage.

Subsequently five of the six came from corners or free kicks, with former Duck Glen Hawkins netting twice, the first after just two minutes.

The Ducks had a handful of chances in the closing stages and just about deserved their late goal, which also came via a corner.


More Of The Same for Ducks

Wednesday 18 November 2009 - 10:06 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

It was a case of 'more of the same' for Aylesbury as they came unstuck against a far superior Bury Town side and suffered another heavy defeat.

There was a twenty minute spell prior to the interval though when Aylesbury had their visitors on the back foot, but sadly the Ducks couldn't find a way back into the game.

By that point United were trailing 1-0 after a customary early strike against them, Lee Reed scoring in the fifth minute.

But after all of Aylesbury's pressure, it was the visitors who doubled their advantage, somewhat against the run of play, through Sam Reed.

After the break was a different story with the class difference clearly showing, and Bury subsequently added another two goals through a Nick Bennion own goal and Sam Reed again.


Aylesbury United Require Volunteers

Monday 16 November 2009 - 11:57 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Aylesbury United FC are looking for a number of volunteers to help us with the following activities. These are unpaid positions, but do include free admission to home games.

Commercial Manager

Responsible for generating sponsorship for the club and generally increasing revenue through all club commercial activities. This role would ideally suit someone from a commercial background, local to the town and with good contacts throughout the local business community. While this is an unpaid position a commission of 15% of new revenue generated would be paid.

Matchday Stewards

Matchday Ball Boys

Fund Raisers

Working in conjunction with the Commercial Manager we are looking for people who can give us their time, energy and experience to develop, organise, manage and run fund raising activities both at games and within the community


Many of the activities related to the running of a football club require administrative support. We are looking for people with administrative skills and time during the working week to help with the organisation of these activities.

If you are interested in any of these positions or feel you can help the club in any way, please contact us on


Not Even the Wind Gets the Ducks Flying Again

Saturday 14 November 2009 - 5:14 pm | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments |

Aylesbury put up a battling display in atrocious conditions at Arlesey Town but ultimately were ended up on the losing side again.

The gale force winds combined with downpours meant it was always going to be a tough afternoon for both sides.

The Ducks had the wind in their favour for the first half but couldn't put it to good use and eventually fell behind when ex-United player Chris Marsh netted.

The lead lasted just two minutes when Ashley Harewood hit a thunderbolt shot to send the teams in level at the break.

Within a killer ten minutes the game was all over for Aylesbury. Marsh got away down the left and centred for Nathan Frater to sweep into the net.

Minutes later Arlesey scored a carbon copy, and even though they had to play the last quarter with ten men after Zema Abbey's dismissal, the game was out of Aylesbury's reach.

To compound United's misery, Arlesey added a fourth with the last kick of the match to make the final score 4-1.


Aylesbury United to hold Fans Forum

Wednesday 11 November 2009 - 10:40 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Aylesbury United will hold a Fans Forum on the 28th November, following the home match with Slough Town.

The event will take place from 5.30 to 6.30 in the Leighton Town function room at Bell Close.

This is your chance to meet new manager Tony Joyce, and to pose any questions you may have to him or the club committee/directors who will be in attendance.

We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.


Miserable Run Continues for Ducks

Saturday 07 November 2009 - 5:50 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

Aylesbury shipped another four goals without reply as they lost at home to Sutton Coldfield Town.

The two teams played out a scrappy first half, with the Ducks fashioning a number of chances but unable to genuinely test visiting stopper Tony Breedon.

And they went into the interval a goal down after Neil Barnfield converted from a corner kick.

The second half was a non-event from Aylesbury's point of view as they went on to concede three further goals.

The match as effectively killed off on the hour mark, United shooting themselves in the foot when a short header back to Sillitoe was intercepted by Quiggin who lobbed into the net.

Hitman Richard Ball added the third six minutes later, before Craig Owen rounded off the win with a thumping stoppage time free-kick.

It was just reward for a rejuvenated Sutton who came into the match on a three game unbeaten run, but heaped the misery on Aylesbury as it looks hard to see when and where the rot is going to stop with some tough fixtures to come.


Buckingham Road Planning Application

Tuesday 03 November 2009 - 11:25 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment |

The planning application on Aylesbury United's old Buckingham Road ground has been temporarily withdrawn, comments Ducks Chairman Graham Read:

The developers/owners of Buckingham Road have 'Temporarily' withdrawn their planning application, but have every intention to proceed in the very near future after some minor problems/objections have been satisfied.

The Directors of Aylesbury United will be meeting with owners again in the next couple of weeks, and will work with them for the benefit of both parties.


Ladies Return to the Top

Sunday 01 November 2009 - 6:05 pm | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments |

Aylesbury United Ladies returned to the top of the Thames Valley Division Two with a 3-0 home win over Marlborough.

The Ladies produced a good team performance, with Lucy Ilic being named player of the match.

Goalscorers were Gemma Franklin, Leigh Reed and Susie Cole.

The win moves the team back to the top of the league, but they next face a tough away trip to Maidenhead next week.