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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

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.

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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. swiss replica watches

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.

Freddy confirmed as permanent Manager at awards night
Friday 5th May
Following his stint as Caretaker Manager following the departure of Leon Sterling, Freddy Ward has tonight been confirmed as the new permanent Manager of Slimbridge AFC, after a second half of the season that saw the Swans finish 16 points clear of the relegation zone.

Paying fulsome tribute to his Manager during his speech at the end of season awards ceremony, Chairman Barry Gay made the announcement to cheers and much applause from players, club officials and fans. Freddy has still to confirm his Assistant, and details will be announced once this has been formally confirmed.

Manager's Player of the year went to Nick Grimes (pictured with Freddy Ward and Barry Gay), while Sam Turl picked up the Player's Player of the year Award.

Top Goalscorer went to Skipper Lee Smith, and Marley Thomas picked up Supporters Player of the Year.

Clubperson of the year was awarded to Lena Wrixon, while retiring physio Tony Woodward recieved a special award from Club President John Mack, to make his decade of service to the football club.

2nd Slimbridge Festival of Football this Sunday
Tuesday 2nd May
Slimbridge Youth FC and Slimbridge AFC are proud to anounce that Thornhill Park will be hosting the second 'Slimbridge Festival of Football' Youth Tournament this Sunday (May 7th) between 9am and 6.30pm. This will be the eleventh tournament that the Youth Team have organised and the second that is a joint venture between the two organisations

Following the runaway sucess of last years event, a total of 41 teams will be challenging for trophies at a range of ages, with sponsored trohies being awarded to the winners.

Slimbridge Spokesman Tim Blake said 'Last year we had over 1000 people through the gates during the day, and the feedback we received from teams and spectators was incredibly positive.

in addition to the football, we will have a bouncy castle, there will be a tombola and other attractions to keep spectatros occupied when their teams are not playing, as well as a wide range of food and drink available during the event.

We're anticipating another big crowd, and would like to thank all our volunteers, the committees from both our club and the Youth setup, and all our advertisers and sponsors who have helped make the event possible.'

Admission to Thornhill Park will be by Programme, which are priced at 2.50 per family. Free Parking is available at the site.

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