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Sat 21st October
EVO-STIK South League West
Barnstaple Town
V
Slimbridge
3:00 PM
 
 
 
Wed 25th October
EVO-STIK South League West
Slimbridge
V
Taunton Town
7:45 PM
 
 
 
Sat 28th October
EVO-STIK South League West
Bideford
V
Slimbridge
3:00 PM
 
 
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Swans announce Assistant Manager
Tuesday 20th June
Slimbridge AFC are delighted to welcome Lee Driver-Dickerson to the Swans family.

Lee has joined us as Assistant Manager to Freddy Ward, who took on the Manager role on a permanent basis at the end of last season, after announcing in March that he was standing down at the end of last season after more than a decade at Frampton United, where he was Player/Manager.



Chairman Barry Gay is pleased with the appointment - I am delighted that Lee has decided to join us - he has done a great job at Frampton over the past few seasons - he is a great motivator, and a winner, and he will be a real asset to Freddy as we approach the start of pre-season training next week.

Freddy Ward said that one of the reasons he asked Lee was that they share the same views on how to play and approach the game - Im very pleased to have him aboard. Lee has similar thinking to me on how to get the best out of players, Lee is a great guy - I think the club needs a new face about the place, and Im sure the players will take to him straight away. Im looking forward to having him with us, and hopefully together we can push the club forward'

Lee will be assisted by Lee Smith, who will assume a Player/Coach role for the forthcoming season.

The Swans start their pre-season training next Tuesday.

 
Confirmed - Only one team relegated from our League next season
Monday 15th May
The rumors had been circulating for some time now, but today the League announced that, in order to accommodate a new Division at Step 4 level, only the bottom club in both existing Southern League regional divisions will go down next season.

The decision is part of a reshuffle that will see an additional division created at Step 4. Following the changes, the six Step 4 divisions currently run by the Northern Premier League, Isthmian League and Southern League will rise from 136 clubs playing in six divisions, to 140 clubs playing in seven 20 club Leagues.

The decision follows a long awaited review of Steps 3 and 4 to iron out geographical anomalies, cut down on travelling and encourage more Step 5 clubs to climb the pyramid.

 
Swans pick up a trio of local media awards
Sunday 14th May
The Severn Sport local end of season awards have now been announced, and Slimbridge have picked up three awards - the club were awarded 'Local Team of the Year', and Chairman Barry Gay picked up a Severn Sport Local hero award.

Additionally, our game at Thornhill Park vs Hereford in February was awarded the 'Game of the Season.' The team of the year prize was down to the club's 'remarkable achievement to stay up in the southern league Division One South & West, given the strength of the league, and the managerial crisis the club suffered during the season.'

Barry was praised for his 'dignity, class and respect', and Severn Sport concluded 'We look forward to visiting Barry and his fantastic club next season, and encourage you all to head down to Thornhill Park for a proper matchday experience with a community feel.'

Club Spokesman Tim Blake said 'Severn Sport are very passionate about sport in the local area, so to be recognised in this way is a big tribute, and we thank them very much for it. The competition in the area has never been stronger, so it's a great award for us to receive. The recognition of what Barry has brought to the club as well is well deserved, and it's great to know that other people are noticing the fantastic work that he is doing for us. We, of course, look forward to welcoming Severn Sport down to Thornhill Park again next season for our third season at Sothern League level.'

The full set of results can be found at http://severnsport.co.uk/?p=6187


 
Barry nominated for Severn Sport Local Hero award
Saturday 13th May
Our good friends at Severn Sport have announced their nominees for this year's Local Hero Award, and we are delighted to announce that our Chairman Barry Gay is one of the finalists.

The award is 'to showcase and reward those associated with one of our county's clubs that represents both the the best of their ability, and will be honoured (by Severn Sport) as a thank you for everything they do for football in the county.'

The nomination notes that 'Barry has commanded his troops with the gentlemanly conduct that we witnessed first hand when we took a trip to Thornhill Park for Slimbridge vs Hereford. A monstrous crowd, yet the club handled the day like it was the weekly average attendance. At Severn Sport we have a lot of love for Slimbridge, so Barry was an easy nomination.'

Barry said 'Thanks to everyone at Severn Sport - I'm absolutely delighted to be nominated - this is a wonderful piece of recognition for the club.'

The winner will be annonced tomorrow.

See www.severnsport.co.uk for full details.


 
Gloucester City to visit Thornhill Park
Friday 12th May
We are pleased to announce a further Pre-Season fixture - Gloucester City will visit Thornhill Park on Tuesday 25th July, for a game which will kick off at 7.45pm. Further details will be announced in due course. 

 
More Pre-Season news, and some additions to the Swans family....
Thursday 11th May
Slimbridge AFC are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a pre-season game on behalf of Gloucester City at Thornhill Park in July.

The Tigers, who will be playing their home games next season at Evesham United, will take on Darryl Clarke's Bristol Rovers side, in a game which is sure to attract much local interest. The game is scheduled for Saturday 15th July, with a 3pm Kick off, and admission prices will be announced nearer the time.

The club would also like to welcome justin Sanders, who has today been announced as the new club physo, following the retirment of Tony Woodward. Justin has a very impressive resume, which includes work with Cheltenham Town, Gloucester Rugby and Evesham United.

Retiring Physio Tony will remain invloved in the club, and was tonight voted onto the SAFC Committee at the Club's AGM.

We are also very pleased to welcome outgoing Slimbridge Youth Team Chairperseon Linda Morgan, and her husband David, who also joined the committee this evening. Linda and David have worked alongside the adult football club for two years now, as part of the joint venture between the two organisations, arranging and running the Slimbridge Festival of Football Youth Tournament.

Both Linda and David bring a wealth of commercial experience into the club, and will be working on club development and fundraising activities.

Justin, Tony, Linda, David - we wish you all success in your new roles.

 
Pre-Season Friendlies
Wednesday 10th May
With more games on the way, we are proud to announce the following Pre-Season friendlies have been confirmed - games at Thornhill Park presently still to be confirmed..

Tuesday July 18th - Stonehouse Town v Slimbridge
Saturday 22nd July - Pegasus Juniors v Slimbridge
Saturday 29th July - Clanfield v Slimbridge
Tuesday August 1st - Westfields v Slmbridge
Saturday 5th August - Undy Athletic v Slimbridge

More details, including information about a very special local friendly, will be released shortly.

 
Chairman Statement - the 2016-17 Season
Tuesday 9th May
Ahead of Slimbridge AFC's Thursday Night AGM (Thornhill Park, 7.00pm, all welcome), Chairman Barry Gay has released his Chairman's statement at the end of the second season of Southern League football. In it he pays tribute to both Leon Sterling and Freddy Ward, the management team who guided the club through the season, as well as acknowledging the hard work that goes on behind the scenes by Commitee Members and all club volunteers. Barry's startement is below;-'

Firstly, I want to show my appreciation to everyone connected with Slimbridge AFC. The hard work and dedication shown by those on and off the field has been exemplorary.

The mere fact that the club will be competing for a third season in the Southern League South & West Division is a massive achievement for everyone at the club.

On the field, it was certainly a season of ups and downs, starting with a fine win against Winchester City. The lads started the season well, but a loss of form resulted in us being at the wrong end of the table as the season progressed.

The defeat at home to bottom of the table Bridgwater Town resulted in us parting company with our long serving and much respected Manager Leon. Sterling. We then asked Freddy ward to step up from Assistant Manager to steady the ship until the end of the season.

Slowly, Freddy started to turn things around, and a superb victory at high flying Evesham United, quickly followed by wins against Paulton Rovers, Totton, and a 5-2 triumph over promoted Tiverton Town saw us over the line.

Freddy's reward for his efforts was to announce that he will take the permanent post for next season's campaign, so good luck Freddy!

Off the field, as always, there is much to be done. we need to progress, so I will speaking to several people over the summer to investigate ways of taking this great club forward to even better things.

Once again, I thanks you all for contributing financially and putting your time and hard work in during the season.