Sunday 1, November: Last night, the Prime Minister announced plans for a one month planned national lockdown due to the rise in COVID-19 throughout the country.
We have been in contact with the league regarding the effects this has on the club and below is the information we can share at this time:
· Tuesday’s away match against Fareham Town is on as scheduled (7:30 PM Kick Off)
· We are awaiting more information on games past Tuesday.
More information will be given in the coming days.
Thank you for your continued support and please stay safe.
Thursday 22, October: The club has installed a temporary management team for the up and coming games whilst a search is carried out for a permanent appointment.
First team duties will be handled by Kevin Scriven and Daryll Phillips with the assistance of first team coach Jeff Bookman.
Kevin and Daryll have a deep understanding of the club and a relationship with the current players which will help during this transition. Jeff Bookman is a former Academy Coach and Head of International Youth Development for Chelsea F.C., lead coach at the David Beckham Academy in London and has an extensive coaching background in both the UK and internationally. Bookman holds his UEFA A License and is a former F.A. Coach Educator.
We feel the team is in great hands whilst we find the next manager of Alresford Town F.C.
Commercial Director Lauren Young will take over the secretary role during the time Kevin is handling first team responsibilities.
Let’s get behind the players and staff!
Wednesday 21, October: This evening, the club and manager Luke Turkington parted ways by mutual consent. We want to go on record thanking Luke and his staff for their hard work during these challenging times.
Everyone at the club wishes them nothing but success in the future.
More information will be given in the coming days.
Thank you for your continued support.
We hope you and your families continue to be safe and healthy during this time and thank you for the great support we have received from the community since the start of the season!
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Tuesday 20, October: Horndean United (7:45 PM) - LGE
Saturday 24, October: Blackfield & Langley (3:00 PM) - LGE
Tuesday 27, October: Lymington Town (7:45 PM) - LGE
Saturday 31, October: Hamble Club (3:00 PM) - LGE
· Adult Season: £75.00
· Concessions and Children under 16: £55.00
· Students (16-18) with valid I.D.: £65.00
· Family: £175.00 2 adults and 2 children
· Single Game Adult: £5.00
· Single Game Student: £3.00
· Single Game Concessions/Child: £2.50
Firstly, we hope you and your families continue to be safe and healthy during this time. Starting this Saturday, fans are welcomed back to non-league football games and this is the news everyone has been waiting for.
Over the past several months a lot of work has gone on behind the scenes within the club as we navigate not only through a pandemic, but appointing a new manager, establishing (bar one – welcome home Daryll), an entirely new playing squad, developing our front office staff, and lastly but maybe most importantly - connecting with the community.
We have two more preseason matches at home which will help us prepare for the first games of the season in the F.A. Cup and Wessex League. Saturday 5, September will be our return to Wessex League football for the club and we’re excited to watch the players get after a new season.
As match day returns, our season ticket sales start on Tuesday. You’ll be able to purchase in person or by contacting; firstname.lastname@example.org. An adult season ticket will begin at £60.00 from now until September 19th, starting September 20th, they will increase to £75.00. Full season ticket prices are below:
· Adult £60.00 now - £75.00 (20th September)
· Concessions and Children under 16 £40.00 now - £55.00 (20th September)
· Students (16-18) with valid I.D. £50.00 now - £65.00 (20th September)
· Family £145.00 now - £175.00 (20th September) 2 adults and 2 children
· Single Game Adult: £5.00
· Single Game Student: £3.00
· Single Game Concessions/Child: £2.50
All matches will require a valid season or match day ticket including viewing from the balcony at Arlebury Park.
In welcoming fans back to non-league football, along with a new leadership team behind the club, we’re giving our supporters a late summer present. The two remaining preseason games against Camberley Town and Aldershot Town will be free to all! Bring your family, friends, and work colleagues to welcome the new management and players to the club.
The preseason crowd will be limited to 150 spectators with the gates opening 45 minutes before kick off. No entry will be allowed through the club bar, all fans must enter through the turnstile. Once capacity is met, no more fans will be allowed to enter the ground.
Tuesday 25, August: Camberley Town F.C. (7:00 PM) - PRE
Saturday 29, August: Aldershot Town F.C. (1:00 PM) - PRE
Tuesday 1, September: Tadley Calleva (7:45 PM) - FAC
Saturday 5, September: Baffins Milton Rovers (3:00 PM) - LGE
Tuesday 8, September: Amesbury Town (7:45 PM) - LGE
Tuesday 15, September: Hamworthy United (7:45 PM) - LGECUP
Saturday 19, September: AFC Stoneham (3:00 PM) - FAV
Saturday 26, September: Christchurch (3:00 PM) - LGE
As a growing pillar in the community for the Town of Alresford, today we are delighted to confirm that Alresford Town FC will be bringing National League football to the area.
For the 2020/21 season, Southampton Women’s Football Club of the FA Women’s National League Division One South West (Tier 4), will play their home games at Arlebury Park.
They celebrate 50 years in women’s football this season and as the first winners of the Women’s FA Cup winners, Southampton Women’s will now call Alresford home as they push for promotion to the National League Southern Premier.
“To me, this is a great relationship for the club and community,” Alresford Town F.C. Chairman Craig Scriven said. “In building pathways and opportunities for players in the local area, having a women’s team in the community is something that is essential for young girls to watch, aspire to and envision themselves playing for one day.”
The men’s senior team and Southampton Women’s Football Club will have a close working relationship as it relates to the community. The women’s team will be part of the community open event and will be cobranded with the men’s senior team, which will help create multiple opportunities for both clubs.
Southampton Women’s Chairman Simon Earwicker said: “We are excited by the opportunity to bring women’s football to the Alresford and forge a close partnership with Alresford Town FC. They are an ambitious club and have shown a clear commitment to supporting the growth of women’s football in the region. We look forward to working closely with them over the coming season and calling Alresford home.”
Part of the alignment will be joint promotion across our media channels of both club’s news and progress during the coming year.
We look forward to announcing the first Southampton Women’s game to be played at Arlebury Park.
Alresford, HANTS. Community development and outreach continues to be a key component of the future of Alresford Town F.C. as it emerges from the pandemic. Alresford Town F.C. and Alresford Town Youth F.C. has agreed to align in order to offer a first-class football learning and development program with a pathway into the senior club.
The agreement will offer young football players at the youth club access to all-star and development training sessions, player-parent workshops, and coaches will receive education and mentoring.
“We feel this is a very important announcement for both clubs and was again, in our mindset when we first looked to take over the club,” Alresford Town F.C. Chairman Craig Scriven said. “Creating a learning environment and development pathway will be an essential part of our future plans, helping both boys and girls advance and recognize their potential.”
Planning has now started for a welcome event between the clubs, which will see an open first team training session, parent presentation, coach - player meet and greet. Continued development of the structure is ongoing, and members will be informed as the programs are ready to roll-out.
“As a youth club we are really pleased to form an allegiance with the senior team and share in their vision for the future,” stated Charles Ramseyer Alresford Town Youth Football Club Chairman. “For us, it’s always been about offering football to both boys and girls of all ages and now with the opportunity to potentially progress into a senior side, it adds another dimension that can only inspire our players further.”
Part of the alignment will be joint communication along all media airwaves, placement of club website linking Alresford Town F.C. and Alresford Town Youth F.C. This will help in the release and promotion of news, programs and special events for both members.
Learn more about Alresford Town F.C. at: www.alresfordtownfc.co.uk
Learn more about Alresford Town Youth F.C. at: www.alresfordfc.co.uk
Alresford Town F.C. is excited to welcome Lauren Young to the club as commercial director, Lauren will be an integral part of the club leadership in helping to develop our presence off the field, and helping to create a strong foundation for success on the pitch.
Full Statement May 24, 2020:
Alresford Town F.C. has appointed Lauren Young as commercial director, Lauren has strong roots to the community having lived in Alresford for much of her life, alongside of her marketing consulting business which is based in the town.
“Lauren is a great friend and someone I’ve known for as long as I can remember, as we grew up in adjoining villages going to the same primary and secondary schools.” Craig Scriven, Chairman stated. “Early in the process of taking over the club, we identified Lauren as someone who would be one of our first calls. She has a great skillset, understanding of the community, and a solid history of business development, branding and creative planning. She will be an essential component to the success of our club.”
Lauren attended Ropley and Perins Schools before continuing her education at University of the West of England, Bristol. She’s held positions with national and international companies; Digital Development Consultant with Aviva and Marketing Business Partner at Zurich Insurance. Today, Lauren owns and operates LvY Consultancy helping clients achieve results and growth within their industry.
“The moment I was approached by Craig to be involved with the club; I knew this would be a great opportunity to be involved with something really worthwhile.” Lauren Young said. “Sport is such an important part of the community and builds influential foundations for players and the younger generation. Grant played 16 seasons for Alresford Town, along with many of our friends, so I’ve seen the passion firsthand and know the positive impact that it has. I’m delighted to be part of the team.”
Lauren’s appointment continues the trend of establishing connections within the community. Her past affiliation with the club is not only linked to her upbringing in the area, she is also married to former Alresford Town player Grant Young.
Alresford Town is excited to welcome Luke Turkington to the club as first team manager. Luke is a determined, well-educated individual with a very good football pedigree and ambition. Not only has Luke shown a proven record of producing competitive teams who challenge within their league, he also had promotion taken away from him this past season. This creates an immediate connection to the team, as they both experienced the disappointment of being denied the opportunity to move up.
Full Statement May 17, 2020:
Alresford Town F.C. has appointed Luke Turkington as manager; Luke comes to Alresford after a successful two-year stint at Combined Counties League side Farnham Town F.C.
In his two years, Turkington led Farnham to a fourth-place finish in 2018/19 and at the conclusion of this campaign, they were second in the league behind Jersey Bulls, and 10 points clear of third place side Walton & Hersham. During his tenure, Turkington promoted young players from the youth program, which he introduced to the club, providing opportunities for young area players to have a clear pathway into the first team.
“Luke ticked all the boxes which we identified as requirements for the managerial job. In the conversations I’ve had with Luke, I've found a determined, ambitious, and passionate individual.” Kevin Scriven, Director stated. “After being impressed with Luke in the interview process, we did our follow up and spoke with managers at level 3, who validated our impression of Luke. We are excited to welcome him to the club.”
Prior to Farnham Town, Turkington was first team manager at Sandhurst Town from 2016-2018. He finished fourth during his second season in the Uhlsport Hellenic League and took the team on an impressive F.A. Vase run. Previous to Sandhurst, he was reserve team manager with Camberley Town (2014-2016) and interim first team manager for 8 games with a 100% win record.
“I am looking forward to a new challenge as Manager of Alresford Town Football Club, in what I am expecting to be an exciting new season in the Wessex League Premier Division.” New manager Luke Turkington said. “I look forward to meeting the players and staff as soon as its safe to do so, and hopefully to resume playing some great football in the near future.”
To the Fans of Alresford Town F.C.
Firstly, we hope this message finds you, your family, and friends well during the current COVID-19 pandemic. These are unprecedented times which not only affect the club, but sports across the world, and together in looking out for each other, we will emerge and take the pitch again.
Even during these uncertain times, today is an exciting day for me and the rest of the takeover group regarding the football club of Alresford Town. Over the past couple of weeks, we have worked with Stuart and Keith who have shown how much they care about the club, and making sure they were comfortable with the individuals coming in. They will always be welcomed guests to any future game, and we know they will continue to support the club from afar, checking on the scores and status of the team.
When I received information that Alresford Town F.C., a club which holds a special place in my heart, was looking for new leadership, it took very little time to start making calls to see if we could help.
Alresford Town F.C. is where I first watched Hampshire League football when my uncle played for the club in the early 1990’s. Several years later my father become manager of the club and my football education began. Not only learning from my dad but also players like Karly Cleeve, Stuart Griffin, Shaun Barney, Stuart Binfield, and Mark Fairbairn. Today, I hope we create an opportunity for the community to watch a team they have a connection with, and young local players can look up to.
In the coming weeks, we will be working to secure the playing squad for the 2020/21 season and developing the management structure of the team. Many calls have already taken place, and we’ve gained a lot of traction to keep the club competitive at the current level short term, as we plan for success in the future years. We are also pleased to announce that three individuals will continue to be involved with the club; Stan Pugh, Paddy Walshe and Barry Small.
Football is a game you play to win, it’s a game you share with your fellow fans, and nonleague football will play a special place in communities more than ever as we come out of the pandemic. We will position ourselves to compete, challenge for trophies, and provide the community with a football club they can be proud of. Whenever your Premier or Football League team is away from home and you’re unable to attend, know our club will be excited to have you and your family join us and support the team.
Up the Magpies!
On behalf of: Joe Bradley (Vice Chairman), Kevin Scriven (Director and Acting Secretary).
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