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New Sponsor : A. T. Green Ltd.

We are glad to welcome A. T. Green Ltd to our ever-growing list of Pitch Side Sponsors & thank them for their support of our football club.

A. T. Green Ltd was established in 1975 as a small family business, gradually progressing to their current premises in North Wales and significantly grown in size.

Approaching their 40th year, their team now consists of a core workforce of electricians, supported by office staff, warehouse team and portable appliance testing team.

Over the last three decades, A. T. Green Ltd has strived to build a solid client base, including local authorities, industrial factory contracts, major house builders, maintenance work & PAT testing contracts.

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New Sponsor : Inside Flintshire Magazine

We are glad to welcome Inside Flintshire Magazine to our ever growing list of Pitch Side Sponsors & thank them for their support of our football club. They are a totally independent local magazine business providing affordable advertising to local businesses for over five years. Having gone from strength to strength, their Inside Flintshire 1 & 2 magazine’s cover 16,000 homes & businesses across Flintshire every month, making them the Largest distributor of A5 Publications in Flintshire by some way.

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An afternoon with legendary groundhopper John Stancombe

A Groundhopper (for those that don’t know) is a person who collects football grounds, as well as supporting their own team.  Doing it properly entails a lot of planning, travelling, time and money.

John Stancombe is no ordinary groundhopper, he is a man who takes it seriously with over 10,522 miles travelled.  In January this year John got in touch with the club wishing to make Buckley Town’s ground his 1,705th non-league ground visited.

What makes John’s story even more remarkable is that he is totally blind, travels by himself and lives in Lowestoft.  John is not content with just visiting the ground he wants to be able to learn about the layout and the structures within, plus be able to follow and enjoy a game of football.

This is where he relies on volunteers at the club to help him enjoy the day and at Buckley Town, he found a club with the community at its heart, with volunteers who welcomed him with open arms. 

John organised to come to the club to watch Buckley Town’s game against Holyhead Hotspur a day after watching Rhyl’s game against Holywell Town.  Rhyl won 1-0 so the indications were that he might bring some luck with his visit (not that the Buckley Team needed it of late after a decent run of results).

David Carlisle (Rhyl’s Media Officer) kindly dropped him off on the day and on meeting him in person, John clearly sets out what he wants to get from the day.  Like any serious groundhopper he has an agenda and time was not to be wasted.

The day started with a tour around the ground, where I was called upon to describe every little detail such as the shape of the buildings, materials used, to how many seats and rows were in each stand.  Everything was recorded on his Dictaphone so that he could refer to it when he returned home.

His mental arithmetic put me to shame and he also put me to test on my use of adjectives. What would have normally taken 15 mins took just around an hour to complete.  On completion of the tour I was going hoarse and was getting a little concerned about my next task; commentary of the game.

For this, I had to run around to find the team sheet to help me with the challenge.  Feeling a little guilty I left John in the bar, however, this was unnecessary as on my return I found him holding court testing everyone on their knowledge of Buckley Town.  Not only listening intently to see what new things he could learn but also correcting people from what can only be described as photographic memory of the Welsh lower leagues.

As kick off drew near we decided to sit ourselves in the centre of the main stand at the back to give me the best advantage of the game to ensure that he didn’t miss out on any of the game action.  I was relatively apprehensive about this part as putting names to faces was going to be a difficult task and the thought of talking non-stop for 45 mins was challenging. 

One of the great things about Buckley Town Football Club is their football fans.  Not wanting to see one of their own struggling they chipped in with their take on the events which must have gave John relief from my voice!

John’s presence had the desired affect on the Buckley side with the team winning 2-0 and, in his view, it was a better game than the Rhyl match (Sorry David Carlisle).  Once the match was over there was one last bit of generosity on Buckley Town’s part as Events and Fundraising Officer Kevin Williams presented him a Buckley Town hat. From there I whisked him off to Chester Station so he could get his train back to Lowestoft which would get him in at past midnight.

It was an absolute pleasure to meet John, his enthusiasm and dedication to groundhopping shone through and he was also very knowledgeable about the game.  He had a great personality and lots of character which will stand him in good stead as he completes his challenge.  Whilst it was an honour to help him on his way to achieving his goal, I am hoping that he left Buckley Town thinking that we were not just another statistic but a proper club at the heart and soul of the community.       

Duncan Macaskill

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New Sponsor: William Gleave Estate Agents

We are glad to welcome William Gleave Estate Agents to our ever growing list of Pitch Side Sponsors & thank them for their support of our football club.

William Gleave is a fully independent firm of estate agents operating in the Buckley area. They offer the following services to our local community:

Expertise

Residential sales. Lettings. Property management. New homes. Land. Investments.

People

At William Gleave, we are more than just a name above the door. The directors are actively involved in all aspects of the business, and are always available to discuss your requirements on a one–to–one basis. 

We have cherry–picked the best staff in the area, and we also invest heavily in their training to ensure that we are always able to offer our clients the best advice and assistance.

Technology

Our sophisticated computer network gives us fingertip access to extensive databases covering every aspect of the local property market.

Marketing

We are currently upgrading our website to include moving images, sound and walk–through viewings of properties available for sale and rent. We normally feature properties within 24 hours of receiving instructions, and we receive hundreds of genuine enquiries each week. 

We pride ourselves on producing high quality, highly informative literature on the properties we market, whether for sale or rental.

Investment Advice

If you wish to invest in the property market, we can provide you with an investment service. This would include finding you a suitable property to purchase in the area of your choice, advising you of the likely rent and yield of the property, recommending a solicitor, mortgage broker, architect or contractor to suit your requirements. We would also handle the eventual rental and management of the property on your behalf and recommend a suitable accountant to handle your tax affairs, especially if you reside abroad.

Region

We cover all of Buckley and the surrounding area of North East Wales and Chester.

Buckley Branch

1-3 Mold Road, Buckley,
Flintshire
CH7 2JA

Tel:  01244 54 36 51

Email: buckley@wgestateagents.co.uk

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An Evening with Roy Evans

Buckley Town Football Club presents and evening with Liverpool FC legend Roy Evans on Saturday, 23rd March 2019 at Old Padeswood Golf Club.

Tickets are £15 per person including a 2 course meal and a comedian. Doors open at 7:00pm with the meal at 8:00pm.

To book your tickets contact Pete via email: pete@ppagroup.net or call Kev on 07548 135813. The tickets are available to buy in person at the Globe Stadium or from Grade One & Richies Barbers in Buckley.

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New Sponsor: Alkemi MF Technologies Ltd

We are glad to welcome Alkemi MF Technologies Ltd to our ever growing list of Pitch Side Sponsors and thank them for their support of our football club.

They are a local company based on the Hawarden Industrial Estate off Manor Lane and are one of the largest electroplating and powder coating setups in North Wales and the North West of England. They have for over 25 years offered a quality service, delivering good lead times to both the Aerospace and Motor Trade Industries and also to Local Authorities. Their services range from one off jobs to large production work, so contact them directly to discuss your needs.

Alkemi Metal Finishing Technologies
Hawarden Industrial Park
Flintshire
CH5 3PZ

Tel: 01244 536299
Fax: 01244 520363
Email: admin@alkemimetalfinishing.co.uk

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Ground Maintenance

Buckley Town FC’s Ground Maintenance working party consisting of Graham Davies, Malcolm Dinsdale, Kev Williams, Mike Williams and Allan Botterell finally finished the deep clean of the club Pavilion.

This week they have completed the away team dressing room and the match-day officials’ changing room. They have also cleaned all the fans and vents so that heat exchangers now work to take the chill off the dressing rooms.

It would appear from the picture if you want your ears syringing then big Kev’s your man.

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Mike Williams 75th Birthday

This week marks the birthday of one of the stalwarts of our football club as Mike Williams reaches 75.

Mike is the current Fixtures Secretary and one of the Ground staff that keep the Globe maintained in tip top condition for all of us to enjoy week in week out.

This is his 58th year of involvement with the club and he has performed every task imaginable in running a football club over those years from being club Secretary to donning his boots on the odd occasion. He is one of the main reasons why this football club exists and everyone at Buckley Town FC and the wider football community would like to wish Mike a very happy 75th birthday.

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Buckley Town Juniors FC

Buckley Town Juniors FC provide football for all ages & abilities, for both Boys and Girls aged between 5 to 16.

We have a proud history and a strong following of over 300 children in all age groups. We play in the Flintshire league and compete on all fronts. 

We are always looking for new members and currently are actively recruiting for our Girls teams 12+.

We also have our Under 5’s starting again in September along with our Under 6’s as well.

We cater for all. So a space will be there for your child. We are all volunteers and are always on the lookout for valued help behind the scenes & for coaches. If you feel you have skills that could benefit such a role please contact the club to enquire further.

Thank you.

Kevin Holden

Buckley Town JFC Chairman