Season Tickets will be available for the 2015-6 Season
Sunday 7th June
The Swans have announced that we will be offering our loyal supporters Season Tickets for the 2015-6 Season, when the club will be playing in the Southern League Division One South and West, the highest level in the club’s history.
Normal Matchday admission prices set by the League will be £8 (£5 concessions), but fans can save 20% on gate prices, with season tickets available for £135 (£85 concessions), which include entry to all League fixtures at Wisloe Road.
Admission for Cup competitions are not covered within the Season Ticket Price.
Tickets will go on sale on June 25th, and ordering details will be announced shortly.
Friday 5th June
There have been a couple of changes made to the pre-season schedule. We now entertain Cirencester Town at Wisloe Road on July 18th, 3pm Kick Off, and our trip to Ashton and Backwell has been moved to August 1st, with a 2pm Kick Off.
Committee Meeting on Monday
Saturday 30th May
There will be a Committee Meeting on Monday in the Clubhouse to discuss fundraising and a ground maintenance working working party. All to attend please. 7pm Kick Off.
Swans make Backroom changes as they prepare for the Southern League
Friday 29th May
Slimbridge have today announced some changes to the Club’s Committee as the club prepare for their first season at the highest ever level the club has ever competed.
Barry Gay has taken over the Chairman’s reins from John Mack, who will continue to play an important role on the Club's Management Committee, and Ian Wrixon has moved into the Vice-Chairman’s role, replacing Paul Chappell.
‘Both John and Paul will continue to have a heavy involvement in Slimbridge AFC’, a Club spokesman said, ‘but they decided at this stage in the club’s history to take a step back and concentrate on the day to day running of the club, allowing some new faces (although not new faces to those within the club) the opportunity to shape the direction of the club going forward as we experience Southern League football for the first time.’
Reserve Team Manger Vacancy
Friday 29th May
Slimbridge FC are inviting applications for position of Reserve team manager.
The post will involve assembling a team to push our reserve team further up the pyramid system and liaising with first team manager Leon Sterling.
Slimbridge reserves will be playing in Stroud League division Two at Wisloe Road which has excellent facilities.
Any one interested in applying for this post should contact Club Secretary Colin Gay on 07702070229.
All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Chairman pays tribute to his Management Team..
Sunday 24th May
Slimbridge Chairman John Mack paid tribute to his Management team of Leon Sterling and Freddy Ward, who have masterminded promotion to the Southern League, at the Swans’ end of season Presentation evening at Wiloe Road.
‘It’s been a terrific season this year for all our sides’ The Chairman stated, ‘and obviously the highlight was the first team going into the Southern League. Good, luck to them, I’m very proud of what they’ve achieved.’
Manager Leon Sterling and Assistant Freddy Ward were then presented with Long Service Awards to mark their contributions to the football club. Leon made his debut on August 19th, 2003 against Pewsey Vale, and has notched up 411 First Team appearances, while Freddy, who made his debut a year earlier against Purton, on August 17th 2002, has now made 499 First Team appearances.
Accepting the awards on behalf of the duo, Leon reflected on his 12 years at the club – ‘When we won the Hellenic League 8 years ago, and decided not to go up, ironically, that was when I took my first steps into Management with James Cole in the Northern Senior League.‘
‘When I started helping him out, I was a local lad, and helped him as his Number Two getting players in – the likes of Marv Roberts and Jamie Inch – guys that were local and wanted to play for a team where the ground was good, and people supported you. We then went up to the County League, which was a little more difficult, but where some of the lads who are still here joined us – Dave Evans, Jamie Martin have now been with me for my 8 years in management.’
‘I’d like to thank all the players who have played for me since that time, who have got us to the place where we have achieved what we have. Last season was difficult in terms of where we finished, but we came into this season with only a few new faces, and when you look back, it’s a massive achievement for the club.’
‘I’m only as good as the players make me look, and last season they didn’t make me look too good, but this year they’ve made me look brilliant!’
‘It’s down to the players – their respect to people around them, to me, and most importantly, to each other. We have a great team spirit.’
I want to say thank you to John Mack – I’ve been here 12 years, and over time people come and go, but there’s always one guy that will always be here. I think that when we finally do play our first game, he’ll be the proudest man, because at the end of the day, this is the highest achievement in the history of the club.’
‘We’re going to a new chapter – I’m hoping all the lads will come along with us. Some of them were playing Stroud League 3 years ago, so when they finally step out at a higher level, that’s a massive achievement. And for me, I take the plaudits, but when the lads come out on that pitch, they should be proud of themselves, regardless of whether they have played 25 games or 1 game.‘
‘We’ll see what the season brings, Freddy has a very tough pre-season lined up for them, and hopefully we’ll do ourselves proud!’
End of Season Presentation Award Winners
Saturday 23rd May
Congratulations to all our winners at a very successful Awards night evening yesterday
3rds Manager's Player - James Bearman
3rds Player's Player - Ben Hambling
3rds Top Goalscorer - Lee Crosbie
3rds Most Improved Player - Ryan Dolbear
2nds Manager's Player - Shaun Carr
2nds Player's Player - Mitch Cornock
2nds Top Goalscorer - Mitch Cornock
2nds Most Improved Player - Will Gosling
1st Team Manager's Player - Rich Thwaite
1st Team Player's Player - Sam Turl
1st Team Supporter's Player - Sam Turl
1st Team Top Goalscorer - Paul Fahy
Clubman - Ian Blount
Special Magaluf Award - Paul Fahy
Chairman's Long Service Joint Award - Leon Sterling and Freddy Ward
Slimbridge v Slimbridge Championship Winning Side 2006-7
Friday 22nd May
The Club are pleased to announce that this pre-season friendly will be a fundraiser for Club Member Cameron Hutchinson, who is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Please read Cameron's story and donate if you are in a position to help. Details at https://www.justgiving.com/cameron-hutchinson/. Thanks on behalf of all of us at Slimbridge AFC.