Weekly club update: Sat 10 April
We are seeking to appoint a Child Welfare Officer. This is a part-time, volunteer post and an opportunity to be involved in the football club taking responsibility for important issues of welfare and safe-guarding. Training and induction will support this appointment. You will find full details HERE
As reported last week, some National League clubs sought an Extraordinary General Meeting of the National League Board to permit debate of a single motion expressing no confidence in the board and chairman. Sufficient clubs supported this move but it has not yet been decided whether to take this forward. However, in the meantime, National League chairman Brian Barwick has resigned his post from the end of the season. Unease at the handling of the pandemic including issues around funding will no doubt feature at the Annual General Meeting and in the appointment of a new chairman and board members to fill a number of vacancies.
Junior football is back and up and running with training and fixtures. The Easter Soccer Camp was a big success attended by over 180 children, boys and girls, who developed their football skills and understanding and most importantly had a great time being active in the fresh air. Thanks go to all participants – you were brilliant and your energy and enthusiasm something to behold. Well done!
The club’s junior section goes from strength to strength. We cater for those who just want to play and to improve their skills, as well as those players aiming for elite football. With two teams in all age groups except U15, junior football is flourishing at Brackley Town.
Works on the St James Park pitch due last week were delayed by the wintry weather and will now be undertaken in the coming week. The work involves drilling verti-draining, scarifying, re-seeding and fertilising. Raised areas in both goalmouths will also be levelled. The longer than usual growing period due to the curtailment of the season offers an ideal opportunity for these significant works.
2021-22 National League North season
Arrangements for the pre-season schedule of warm-up matches are taking shape. Kevin will take his side into the inaugural Newlands Shield as part of the schedule. This competition will pit local rivals Kettering Town and Corby Town against The Saints with games home and away. Dates have been confirmed for these games as below:
Brackley v Corby Tues 13 July
Kettering v Brackley Tues 20 July
Corby v Kettering Sat 24 July
Brackley v Kettering Sat 31 July
Corby v Brackley Weds 4 August
Kettering v Corby Sat 7 August
The interior works are due for completion later this month while some outstanding issues outdoors such as car park and fencing have a completion date of mid-May. So everything is on track and the project is reaching its final stages.
As the conclusion of the project moves closer the club is now recruiting its staff team to manage the facility. Adverts for the posts of Manager, bar supervisor, bar staff and cleaning staff are on the club website. These posts offer great opportunities for employment at the club and to be involved at the very opening of The Venue. SEE MORE HERE
The 200 Club is a monthly draw offering cash prizes and raising funds for the club. You can find details to join HERE as well as the winners of the April draw – first prize this month goes to Stuart Jeffs. Congratulations, Stuart!
Our club shop clearance sale continues for a few days longer with still further reductions on a range of items including club-badged Adidas sportswear in many sizes – men, ladies and children. Also available are photographs and posters and actual shirts worn by specific players in big matches including the televised FA Cup tie against Tranmere Rovers. VISIT SHOP
While some Covid restrictions are relaxed, please continue to follow the rules, take care and stay safe.