Committee Meeting tonight
Monday 6th July
A reminder to all Committee members that our monthly meeting takes place tonight in the Clubhouse. We start at 7pm.
Lightning strikes twice in FA Trophy and FA Vase draws
Sunday 5th July
The Swans have been drawn away to Southern League Division One Central side Egham Town in The FA Cup Preliminary Round, to be played on August 29th. Amazingly, both sides have been paired together again in The FA Trophy, this time with Egham making the trek down the M4 to Wisloe Road for a Preliminary Round tie scheduled for October 3rd.
Friday 3rd July
More Slimbridge Legends have been announced for Cameron's fundraiser. Sincere thanks to
and Shayne Bradley, who is making a guest appearance with the side.
Shayne made nine Premiership appearances for Southampton and went on to play for Swindon Town, Exeter City, Mansfield, Lincoln City and Chesterfield.
Thanks all for your support
Slimbridge Legends Squad for July 11th
Wednesday 1st July
Slimbridge AFC are proud to announce they will be hosting a very special pre-season game at Wisloe Road to help raise money for Cameron Hutchinson’s ‘Bucket List’ fundraising campaign on July 11th.
Cameron, 23 years old has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and is devoting all his energies to raising as much money as he can for MacMillan Cancer Relief to help other young people with cancer while he is well enough to do so.
The Swans’ current first team line up will take on a team of Slimbridge Legends, comprising some former players, including some of those that helped the side to their last Championship success at the same level during the 2006-7 season, as well as other players who have since woven their names in Slimbridge history since then.
Club Spokesman Tim Blake said ‘The organisation of this unique match was co-ordinated by our Manager Leon Sterling - everyone playing is aware of Cameron’s involvement in our club and his subsequent fundraising efforts. This meant that many great names from the Club’s past were more than happy to help out and make an appearance at Wisloe again to help Cameron’s efforts, and we are very grateful to them all for being involved.
Cameron has asked that we set the admission fee for the game at £1, but we would like to look on it as a ‘Pay what you want’ game, where, if you would like to pay more to come in, anything extra will also go directly to Cameron’s fund as part of the proceeds from the game.
We will be holding a raffle to help boost takings for him as well, and there will be a bouncy castle for the kids, so hopefully we can attract a good crowd for a fantastic cause.’
The match on July 11th Kicks off at 1.30pm, and the Slimbridge Legends Squad to play the current first team comprises - Adam Thomas, Shayne Anson, Alton Axton, Jamie Inch, James Cole, Mark Pritchett, Steve Badham, Mike Green, Matt Green, Craig Cole, Johnny Meadows, Robbie Colwell, Matt Casey, Marv Roberts, Leon Sterling and Freddy Ward.
If you cannot attend the game in person, but would like to support Cameron, his fundraising page can be found at https://www.justgiving.com/cameron-hutchinson/
Slimbridge Legends squad
Tuesday 30th June
Tomorrow we will announce the squad that will represent Slimbridge Legends at our fundraiser for Cameron on July 11th. It's a cracker! Please come and support the game or visit Cameron's Justgiving page https://www.justgiving.com/cameron-hutchinson/. Thank you.
Swans go back to the 70s
Saturday 27th June
Slimbridge AFC are holding a 1970's Disco on Saturday 11th July at their Wisloe Road headquarters, 7.30pm till late.
Cotswold Discos Michael John will be the DJ for this exciting event so why not join us for a night of superb entertainment and Boogie back in time?
Fancy Dress is optional and Tickets are just £5 each and can be bought by telephoning 07702070229.
Swans appoint Reserve Team Managerial Team
Sunday 21st June
We are pleased to announce that Dan Irvine and George Parrott have been appointed Joint Reserve Team Managers at the club.
Pre-Season training for the 2nd and 3rd teams starts on Thursday night, and all are welcome to come along. Meet at Wisloe Road at 6.30pm for an open training session. We would like to wish Dan and George all the best for the forthcoming season.
Southern League South and West Club changes
Sunday 21st June
Since Slimbridge were promoted to the Southern League South and West, changes have been made to the constitution of the League following Clevedon Town’s relegation after failing Ground Grading requirements. Initially, Burnham, Flackwell Heath and Marlow were transferred into the division, while at the same time, Fleet Town and Petersfield were transferred from South and West into the Central Division.
This decision by the FA resulted in Flackwell Heath declining Promotion due to the increased costs of travel, and they opted to remain in the Hellenic Premier Division.
After Redhill, based in Surrey, also declined the opportunity to move into the South and West, Winchester City, who finished second to Petersfield in the Wessex Premier League were promoted and have accepted the move into the Swans’ division. A fierce debate has been raging regarding the geographical spread of the League and the distance some clubs are expected to travel in a Division which now stretches from Buckinghamshire to Hampshire to Devon.
The final lineup of the League is AFC Totton, Banbury United, Bashley, Bishops Cleeve, Bridgwater Town, Burnham, Cinderford Town, Didcot Town, Evesham United, Larkhall Athletic, Mangotsfield United, Marlow, North Leigh, Shortwood United, Slimbridge, Swindon Supermarine, Taunton Town, Tiverton Town, Wantage Town, Wimborne Town, Winchester City, and Yate Town.