August Column: News from Keynsham Town FC
Now that the First Team’s pre-season friendlies have been completed and the players are fighting fit, our manager Steve Cains is hoping to replicate the good start we had last year and build on the team’s mid-table position in the First Division of the Toolstation Western League.
Preparations are well under way for Keynsham Town’s opening league match of the new season on Saturday, August 10. Now that the First Team’s pre-season friendlies have been completed and the players are fighting fit, our manager Steve Cains is hoping to replicate the good start we had last year and build on the team’s mid-table position in the First Division of the Toolstation Western League.
The club play their home games at the AJN Stadium, which is located at the Crown Field next to Keynsham Rugby Club. With the assistance of the club’s facility management company, Brae Avalon LLP, the stadium includes both standing and seating areas, a fine clubhouse and a “state-of-the-art” 3G artificial pitch, which was installed two years ago. This provides an excellent surface for football and also means that games can still be played in inclement weather conditions where the majority of grass pitches would be unplayable.
The fixtures for the 2013-14 season have just been published and we have three home games in August as follows:
- Saturday, August 10 Wellington 3pm kick off
- Saturday, August 17 Almondsbury UWE 3pm kick off
- Tuesday, August 20 Welton Rovers 7pm kick off
Why not go down and cheer on your local team? Admission costs £5 for adults and £2.50 for concessions and there is a fully licensed bar in the clubhouse, as well as a wide range of food and refreshments. You will be assured of a warm welcome and hopefully Steve and the boys will royally entertain you – while gaining three valuable points into the bargain!
The club is also relaunching the Keynsham Town FC 500 Club in time for the start of the season. This gives individuals a fantastic opportunity to win cash prizes, as well as helping to raise vital funds to support and improve football at all levels within the club. 500 Club members will also be entitled to a reduction in admission prices for home League games.
If you want to hear more about the 500 Club, please contact either Julian French on 07814 609853 or Steve Nicholls on 07454 320934.
Look out for an update on how the season has started and also exciting news about a home draw for the team in the FA Vase in the September issue of Keynshamvoice!