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Huws Gray Alliance Team of the Season

Both Chris Roberts and Joe Makuruk were voted into the Huws Gray Alliance Team of the Season which is compiled from the man of the match nominations throughout the whole season.

Despite Robbo only featuring in 14 league games all season scoring four goals along the way, it shows how much he is still respected by many as one of the best central defenders to have graced both this league and the Welsh Premier.

In a season disrupted by injury, he still managed to complete the London Marathon and showed there is still something left in those old legs. His experience is a valuable asset amongst our squad of young players and his ability to get on the end crosses from set plays has meant he has scored some important goals along the way, no better than the one from within his own half at Airbus at the tail end of the season.

Skipper Joe Makaruk must have been close to making the first team in the vote, as he won an individual Player of the Month award again turning down overtures from Welsh Premier clubs to play for his home town club.

Chris Roberts is another local lad, in his third spell at the club, proving that there are few better clubs to play for locally than this community-based club and testament to what we are trying to achieve in developing talent from the age of five right through to the senior ranks.

For the whole Team see here

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FAW Tier 2 First Instance Body decision

Buckley Town FC was one of the 16 clubs from the Huws Gray Alliance that met the infrastructure and personnel criteria for Tier 2 Certification.

The FAW Tier 2 First Instance Body met yesterday, 8 May 2019 in Cardiff to consider the Tier 2 Certification Applications for the 2019/20 season.

The Panel assessed 47 applicants for the Tier 2 Certification as FAW Tier 2 Certification is a mandatory requirement for clubs to participate at Tier 2 of the Welsh Football Pyramid for the 2019/20 season.

For a full list of the clubs certified see here

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4th best supported club

Buckley Town was the 4th best-supported club in the Huws Gray Alliance league during the 2018-19 season according to figures published by the league today with an average attendance over the season for the 15 league games played of 250.

Only Rhyl, Bangor City, and Porthmadog placed higher demonstrating how Buckley Town has gone from strength to strength over the past few seasons as more people attend games not only at the Globe but across the whole of Tier two.

For more see: Attendance Figures

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John Spooner

Buckley Town FC is delighted that their Vice Chairman, John Spooner, is making remarkable progress after undergoing a hip replacement at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital earlier this week. John must be keen to continue his sterling work at the club as he was discharged a mere 24 hours after the successful operation!

The club would like to extend their good wishes to John for his continuing recovery and look forward to seeing him enjoying the return of his former mobility after such a long wait for the surgery. During that time John continued to support the club as an enthusiastic and hard-working member of the committee.

In anticipation for his return, the club has purchased a set of new brushes and a couple of tins of yellow paint!

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Sponsorship Opportunity

PERIMETER BOARDS

Buckley Town FC is currently looking for Sponsors to help establish the club in the top tiers of Welsh football. 

To cement that position, the club needs to attract new partner companies and sponsors to compete at every level of competition, develop their ground to full UEFA standard and build for the future.

The club is well supported by the growing population of the town whose residents work for companies and businesses locally or commute to the nearby cities of Chester, Liverpool, and Wrexham.

Since the millennium the club has won the Cymru Alliance League, the Cymru Alliance League Cup, the NEWFA Challenge & Presidents Cups, and the Welsh National League Premier Division.

Buckley Town Football Club offers business many different opportunities to advertise their brand and attract new customers. We offer advertising packages that can be used as a vehicle to advertise your brand in our match day programme, on our football shirts, on our website and Social Media platforms or around our ground.

For more information, please contact Justine Jones on 07808 093151 or 07757 616541.

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Topsoil and Verti-draining

Buckley Town’s preparation for next season has begun already and work on the pitch has already commenced.

Verti-draining was carried out today and topsoil and top dressing also arrived.

This is to be applied on Saturday morning and we need volunteers to shift the 20 tons of top dressing.

If you can spare some time, work will commence at 10.30am.

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Presentation Evening

Buckley Town’s Committee, Players, Family and Supporters gathered at Buckley Cricket Club for the annual Presentation Evening where trophies were handed out by Chairman Pete Gunson, Manager Dan Moore, Reserve Manager Ryan Dunn & Veterans Secretary Duncan Macaskill for members of the club whose efforts have deserved merit for the season just gone.

Managers Players: Luke Blizard and Chris Hibbert

Players Players: Callum Humphries and Joe Trueman

Top Scorers: Jake Roberts and Tom Gunson

Supporters Players: Aron Williams and Tom Gunson

Clubman of the Year: Kev Williams 

Supporter of the Year: Louis Parry

 

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Close Season Maintenance

Mr. Spooner has been going mad with his yellow paint again. If we did not stop him, he would paint the whole ground luminous yellow during the close season!

Seriously though, the close season is always the time when our volunteer Ground Staff begin the annual cycle and the arduous task of ground maintenance looking to maintain, repair and upgrade the facilities of the Globe. With the last game of the season played as recently as Saturday the work began in earnest this week and already, we have seen improvements made:

  • Wheelchair users now have designated spaces within the Redrow stand.
  • New signs have been sited together with yellow markings to highlight non standing areas in front of the stand to ensure a good view for our disabled supporters.

We are always looking for help with ground maintenance tasks, so if you have any free time over the Summer and wish to give a helping hand, whilst at the same time show support for your community-based football club, we would more than welcome you. Just email us and let us know when you are available and what sort of skills that you have. Click here.

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Dan’s Season Review

Today marks the day of our final fixture back in the Huws Gray Alliance, two short years on from our unwelcome relegation to the Welsh National League, as we welcome Penrhyncoch to The Globe.

By comparison, we find ourselves in the luxurious position of mid-table mediocrity this time around, and also in a period of calm, compared to this time last year whilst in the thick of a tense title race with Brickfield Rangers, we all know what happened there!

On the football front, we have seen some excellent progress over the course of the season.  It is important not to lose sight of the fact that the vast majority of our playing squad is made up of our WNL title-winning squad of last season, with just a handful of new additions, this is something which we are very proud of, the players have made the step up and more than competed!

Another factor to be proud of is the progression of our ‘one club’ approach towards team selection, twenty players have represented both the first team and the reserve team this season; with the integration of nine 16 & 17 year olds into our senior squad being the icing on the cake, we are focussed on nurturing and growing our future first team players internally.

The season has been full of highs and lows, and a lot of ‘what ifs’, I dread to think where we could have finished this season if our games ended in the 85th minute!  But we can’t be overly critical of our players, they have given everything and shown unbelievable commitment.

The future is certainly bright for our Club, we have an excellent group of Under 16s who I have worked with intermittently this season alongside their manager, Ste Jones, we look forward to integrating them into our senior setup over the summer.

Not to mention all of the exciting off field developments which we hope will secure the future of our Club for all of our young players to enjoy for generations to come (no exaggeration!).

Finally, to our supporters and volunteers, you are the best.  Please know that we appreciate you turning up week after week, there are faces which we see every single week and we’re overwhelmed by your loyalty.

We hope that we’ve given you something to be proud of over the last couple of seasons.

See you all next season!

Dan.