Steeple Claydon Football Club held their AGM recently and manager Chris Farnell spoke after it had the biggest attendance in years.
In a statement on the club’s Facebook group, Farnell said –
There was many things discussed and explained, In short Steeple Claydon FC as a whole is looking a million times better than it was at the start of this season. From the seniors to the junior sides everything seems to be in a good place. Superb work from a very determined committee.
The most important news that came out of the meeting is that next season Steeple Claydon will be running a 2nd team. There has been big interest from many youngsters and with a blend of players we already have we believe we can field two teams successfully week in week out. We do however need help as it will be twice the work load ect. We are looking for anyone who wants to help out in any way they can to help the club along next season. With things looking good its a great time to push and get all the help we can to help shed some of the work from the regular members.
The biggest thing is with 2 teams we need players, Now we have huge interest but are always looking for players. The first team is looking pretty strong for next season with a few new players coming into the squad but we do need a little more depth. We will also need some guys to help the 2nd team along. If anyone is interested in playing in the 1st or 2nd team please let me know we can then get you involved. If you know of any friends or family who want to play get them involved too. There is a fair few 16 year old lads interested in playing so from the age of 16+ you can play for Steeple Claydon FC.
We have over 100 members in here so we must be able to drum up some interest with regards to help or players.
We have our end of season party this Saturday meeting in the prince for 5pm to watch most of the cup final then going to Towcester races for 7.30 then to MK after than. Everyone is welcome, If you are interested meet us at the prince.
We also have the fun day on July 9th with many stalls, pen shootout, cross bar challenge, bar, bbq ect with training sessions for the kids, possible bubble football or a game for the seniors and the kids presentation. A great day for all so hope to see you all then too.
Any help with anything or players interested in playing and helping the club get bigger and stronger is much welcome.
Steeple Claydon FC
Adam Kelly and Lee White were both on target as holders Potterspury ran out 6-0 winners over Steeple Claydon in the Buckingham Junior Charity Cup last night.
Kelly, who missed the weekend win over Great Horwood, and White were on the scoresheet along with Stuart Deeble and Danny Sheppard.
Holders Potterspury take on Steeple Claydon in the Buckingham Junior Charity Cup, 1st round tonight.
The game at Buckingham Athletic starts at 7.30pm.
1. Towcester Town BYE
2. Great Horwood 2-1(AET) Brackley Sports
Monday 7th September
3. Charlton & District 0-5 Stewkley
Wednesday 9th September
4. Silverstone 3-2 Brackley Old Boys
Monday 14th September
5. Steeple Claydon v Potterspury
Wednesday 16th September
6. Yardley Gobion v Syresham
Monday 21st September
7. University of Buckingham 3-8 Padbury Village
Monday 28th September
8. Twyford BYE
1. Great Horwood v Winner of Yardley Gobion v Syresham
2. Winner of Steeple Claydon v Potterspury v
3. Twyford United v Towcester Town
Monday 12th October
4. Stewkley v Silverstone
Wednesday 14th October
Winner of 2 v Winner of 1
Winner of 3 v Winner of 4
Buckingham Junior Charity Cup Final
Fred Tew Final
Buckingham Junior Charity Cup winners Potterspury start their defence of the trophy when they take on Steeple Claydon at Buckingham Athletic tonight, kick-off 7.30pm.
Potterspury FC celebrate their 2014-15 Buckingham Junior Charity Cup win
Potterspury won the 2014-15 competition – Final report here
Squad for 9th November away to Stoke Hammond 1.30 kick-off.
Tony Gibbard, Lee Hodges, Adam Cowley, Chris Doherty, Ben Chittenden,
George Carpenter, John Patterson, Matthew Gibbs, Sam Fedoriw,
Paul Gibbs, Chris Jones, Jacob Hodgins, Dave Terry, Nicholas Shrimpton.
Steeple Claydon Football Club is delighted to announce the return of its popular 6-a-side tournament.
The tournament will take place at the Rec, Steeple Claydon, on Sunday 21st July
The cost per team is £40, that’s less than £1 per player per game!
CLICK HERE for more information
Steeple Claydon Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Mark ‘Skip’ Whiting and Tony Gibbard as the new management team for the 2013/14 season.
Both men have been involved in and with the club for many years and will bring a wealth of experience with them. Mark Whiting was a highly successful and feared defender in his day and already has plans for the new season.
“We want to ensure we keep our better players and we have some new players we want to bring in to bolster the squad. We’re aiming to make the club stronger and move the club forward.”
Tony Gibbard has cut down on his on-field activities following surgery on his knee restricting him to one appearance last season. Tony was also extremely successful as a player with SCFC whether in the First Team or Reserves.
Both men are passionate about the club and are hungry to bring success back to the village.
Outgoing manager and Club Chairman, David Terry, noted, “It’s fantastic for us to be in a position where we have new management in early. Both Skip and Tony gave me and Tom Pitt a lot of advice and support last season and they also came to watch a number of games between them so they know the players we have and what we’re currently capable of. I’m excited to see what their plans are for the squad. I just hope I can be part of them!”
Pre-season training and additional details will be announced once known.
Steeple Claydon Football Club would like to announce that current First Team Manager, David Terry, has decided to leave his post at the end of the season.
“I’ve given it a lot of thought since the start of the year and I almost asked the committee if I could stay on for another year. However, a number of things have happened since that point, things which I won’t go into right now. The most important thing is for the players to know and to be reassured that there will be a club next season. It’s also important so that the club’s search for a new manager can begin now rather than when it’s too late.
Terry stepped into the fold at the 11th hour when the Magpies couldn’t secure a First Team manager for the current season.
“We’ve had a great season to date, we’re pushing for promotion from Div 2, we’re into the league trophy final and we reached the semi finals of the Oving Cup – for anyone interested in taking over, there is a great bunch of players here who are capable of taking things to the next level – am I the right man to do that? Personally, I don’t think I am.”
Assistant Manager, Tom Pitt, has stated his intentions to carry on in a managerial capacity into next season but anyone interested in the First Team Manager post should contact club secretary, Dave Whiting, or attend the clubs next committee meeting on Tuesday 23rd April at the New Inn, Buckingham 19:30 start.
“We must focus now on our league campaign, in fact, the players have been banned from talking about the cup final. If we get the right results between now and the end of the season, we can earn promotion on merit, rather than through application.”
Steeple Claydon play Stewkley while Grendon Rangers host Wingrave as Easter Monday, traditionally the final, is to host the semi-finals due to the bad weather causing a backlog.
Both games take place at 2pm.
The Grendon Rangers squad is: Robin Skilling, Adam Best, Paul Newman, Jon Fulcher, Alex Emery, Paul Haddow, Shaun Alderman, Jamie Baker, Adam Perna, Max Brooks, Stuart Leonard, Richard Chaudry, Shaun Best, Scott Reynolds.
The Steeple Claydon squad: Paul Gibbs, Grant Cole, Darren Harnett, Lee Hodges, Barrie Davies, Adam Cowley, Gary Brigden, Alex Webb, Richard Griffiths, Jacob Hodgins, George Carpenter, Sam Fedoriw, Ben Wilkins, Tom Pitt, Charlie Lamb.
Tomorrow is scheduled for both Oving Village Cup semi finals to take place as holders Grendon Rangers host Wingrave and Steeple Claydon host Stewkley.
With the likelihood of bad weather and unfit pitches, the Oving Cup committee has provisionally booked pitches in Oving and Aylesbury in attempt to get the games played. Grendon are also considering playing their tie at Waddesdon Secondary School on the 3G astro turf, if all other pitches cannot be used.
Steeple Claydon manager David Terry said ahead of their tie with Stewkley, “It’s a game we want to win, we want to be in that final on Easter Monday! However, we do have a number of absentees which includes our entire central midfield! If we give the game all we have then we can hold our heads high regardless of the result on Saturday. They will be a strong, well organised side and we’ll have to match them blow for blow. It’s a cup game so anything can happen on the day!”.
Steeple Claydon v Stewkley – Link to Claydon’s website match preview
Both semi finals kick off at 2pm.