Archive for Buckingham Athletic Football Club

ACYFL: Ath & Winslow paired in North Division

Winslow United’s new side in the Allied Youth Counties Football League will join Buckingham Athletic in the North Division; full structure below.

PSF: Buckingham Athletic ticket information for MK Dons visit

Buckingham Athletic will take on EFL Division 1 MK Dons at Stratford Fields in a pre-season friendly on Tuesday July 4th, kick off 7:30pm.

Buckingham Athletic v MK Dons – Pre-season friendly 2015.

Tickets will be priced £6 per adult, £4 concession,  £2 children over 5 – 16 and Under 5’s go free.

Tickets will be on sale from Saturday afternoon and will be available from the club house.

Although tickets will be available on the day (pay on the gate) Anybody wanting to attend the game are asked to purchase their tickets ahead of the game to help with access.

Extra parking will be available on the day inside the club.

Clubhouse will be open from 5:30 on the night – where hot food and drinks will be available.

Images below from the last time MK Dons visited Stratford Fields.

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ACYFL: Buckingham Athletic seek new Youth management team

Buckingham Athletic Football Club are looking for a new u18 management team following the departure of Steve Farmborough – the team will continue to play in the very high quality midweek league of the Allied Counties, Berks & Bucks County Cup and the FA Youth Cup.

Applicants will need to work together with both development manager and Club manager to help develop and introduce players into the senior system and anybody interested should apply to the club by emailing to Chairman Tony Checkley on theath1933@aol.com subject: YOUTH TEAM together with a brief CV of previous experience.

As a Charter Status club it would be advantageous that any applicant to have FA Level 1 in Coaching Football and FA First Aid certificates.

SSMFL,D1: Ath announce pre-season fixtures + training information

Buckingham Athletic Pre-season training will start on Tuesday 20th June at 7.00pm – everybody should meet at Bourton Meadow School, MK18 7HX.

Buckingham Athletic will continue to run 3 teams next season with the first and development teams competing in the Spartan South Midlands League and the Under 18’s playing in the Allied Counties Central League.

Mark Carter

Club manager Mark Carter invites all players, both senior and under 18’s who are interested in joining the club to attend the pre-season training sessions. “We obviously will be looking forward to welcome back all the players who played for the club this season but also look forward to any new player who may be interested in joining this great club.’’

The first team kick off their friendly games with a game against Aylesbury FC on July 1, this will be followed up by their game against EFL Division 1 MK Dons on Tuesday July 4, kick off 7:30pm. Ticket information for the game against MK Dons will follow shortly.

Then Olney Town on July 8th, Thame United on July 25th, Aylesbury United on July 29th and finally Potterspury on August 1.

The Potterspury game will be played for the Howard Memorial Shield, a game that is played against the North Bucks Premier League Champions each year.

The Development team will kick off their pre-season schedule with a game against Olney Town Reserves on Tuesday July 11 this will be followed by games against Tring Town on Saturday July 29th, Aston Clinton on August 1st, Launton Sports on August 9th and finally Wallingford Town on August 12th.

ACYFL: Ath chairman speaks after Farmborough & Pateman departure

Buckingham Athletic have announced that their under 18 management team of Steve Farmborough and Sam Pateman have left the club.

Manager Steve Farmborough (left) & assistant Sam Pateman (right) celebrate the Buckingham Athletic U18s Allied Counties Youth League, Central Division title with Athletic chairman Tony Checkley.

 

Club statement

It is with regret that we have to announce the resignation of both Steve Farmborough and Sam Pateman from Buckingham Athletic Football Club.

On behalf of all the committee and supporters we would like to send our sincere thanks to both Steve and Sam for their efforts last season a year which without doubt produced some of the best youth football seen at the club.

As a club we are obviously disappointed that they have chosen to move on and we wish them all the very best for the future.

Tony Checkley

The Athletic chairman Tony Checkley told Sports Shots;

It was a great season, runners up in the County Cup and champions of the Allied Counties Youth League, Central Division. We obviously hoped that Steve and Sam would stay with us to not only further that success but to help us with the continuing development of the club. However, things change and we have to move on and we wish both Steve and Sam well. Our ambition for the club doesn’t change and the under 18 team remains a priority for what we are trying to develop at Stratford Fields.

We are therefore immediately looking for a new under 18 management team – the team will continue to play in the very high quality midweek league of the Allied Counties, Berks & Bucks County Cup and the chance to play in the FA Youth Cup.

 

Applicants will need to work together with both development manager and club manager to help develop and introduce players into the senior system and anybody interested should apply to the club by emailing to Chairman Tony Checkley on theath1933@aol.com subject: YOUTH TEAM together with a CV of previous experience. As a Charter Status club it would be advantageous that any applicant to have FA Level 1 in Coaching Football and FA First Aid certificates.

SSMFL,D1: Athletic announce early July pre-season fixture with MK Dons

Buckingham Athletic has announced that SkyBet League 1 MK Dons will visit Stratford Fields as part of the 2017-18 pre-season campaign on Tuesday 4th July, kick-off 7.30pm.

The last time the two sides met was back in 2015, as seen below, when Dele Alli was in attendance to support his old team mates.

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson with his staff for the friendly at Buckingham Athletic on Saturday 18th July 2015.

Dele Alli

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ACYFL,CD: Ath U18s crowned Allied Counties League, Central Division Champions!

Buckingham Athletic lifted the Allied Counties League, Central Division title last night.

Buckingham Athletic – Allied Counties Youth League, Central Division Champions 2016-17

A first half blitz saw Rory Busby net four while team mate Geraint Minney grabbed a brace as the Athletic went in six up at the break, before finally winning 6-2 against Highmoor Ibis.

More to follow on this title success …

Manager Steve Farmborough (left) & assistant Sam Pateman (right) celebrate the Buckingham Athletic U18s Allied Counties Youth League, Central Division title with Athletic chairman Tony Checkley.

 

ACYFL,CD: Ath U18s looking to clinch last day league title

Buckingham Athletic U18s are looking to clinch the Allied Counties League, Central Division title when they play their last game of the season at Stratford Fields tonight (Thursday).

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At this stage the side need three points, mathematically, to ensure the league crown but the reality is that being two points ahead and having a 17 goal advantage in goal difference over their rivals Thame United, who travel to Kidlington for their last game this evening, then bearing a catastrophe a point should suffice.

In their last outing, Sam Olawale netted a hat-trick and Ben Acquaye was also on target as they defeated Kidlington 4-0 away.

Sam Olawale – Image by Nick Holder (Icnic Images)

Full match details – CLICK HERE

 

SSMFL,D1: Young Ath finish season with victory

It was a young Buckingham Athletic teamsheet which performed with aplomb to record a 2-0 victory over Bedford in the last fixture in the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 campaign.

In front of a crowd of 63, Mark Carter’s side included U18 goalkeeper Larry Mills, who took the place of the injured Lewis Dench.

Ben Acquaye

Ben Acquaye struck a 36th minute opener before Ryan Marsden’s 81st minute penalty wrapped up all three points.

CLICK HERE for match details

Thanks to Colin Howkins for the updates.

SSMFL,D1: Sylvester strike secures Ath victory after Dench’s wonder save

Jamie Sylvester’s 67th minute goal gave Buckingham Athletic maximum points this afternoon but the Stratford Fields-based club had goalkeeper Lewis Dench to thank after his wonder save kept the scores level.

Jamie Sylvester

Dench’s smart reaction save kept Mark Carter’s outfit in the game as he adjusted to stop a certain goal from a deflected shot; one of the best seen at Stratford Fields for a long time.

Lewis Dench

Sylvester struck to take the Athletic to 63 points for the season with one home game remaining; Bedford at home next Saturday.

The Athletic have now kept three clean sheets and recorded three victories in the last week.