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TRING ATHLETIC FOOTBALL CLUB

The Grass Roots Stadium, Dorian Williams Sports Centre, Cow Lane,Tring, Herts, HP23 5NS
01442 891144 (match days) or 07810 696696
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NEWS
Pre season training (posted Thu 22nd Jun 2017)
Pre season training starts on Thursday 29th June at 7pm at Westbrook Hey School (London Road, Hemel, HP1 2RF) All current, new & previous players are welcome to attend.

Training then continues on Saturday 1st July at 10am and Tuesday 4th at 7pm both at TAFC on the top pitch. Further sessions will then be back at Westbrook Hey School
New Addition to First Team Management (posted Fri 9th Jun 2017)
We are delighted to announce that Paul Hunt formerly Manager at Leverstock Green and Amersham Town has joined the Club as Assistant Manager of the 1st Team. Paul will assist Ian Richardson and Stuart Stedman remains as First Team Coach.
Successful Extrordinary Meeting Held 6th June (posted Wed 7th Jun 2017)
The club held a successful and well supported E-GM last night. A total of 32 members and supporters attended the meeting and provided some great input to proceedings. At the meeting we identified how we would be able to fill some of the key areas in the clubs operational plan for the coming season, and agreed actions to address others.

Importantly, we will be welcoming Debbie Dunstan on to the Committee as Treasurer and I’m sure Debbie will prove to be a great ‘signing’ for the club. The same applies to Brian Rutherford who will be filling the new role of Administration & Maintenance Manager. There was also a good response for the call for volunteers to help run match day operations.

There is still work to be done to ensure we have a robust and fully resourced operational plan, and if anybody who was unable to attend would like to have their name added to the list of volunteers then please email the club directly.

The position of Chairman remains to be resolved and any interested persons should contact the Club. Mick Eldridge will remain in the Chair until the AGM due in September.

Many thanks to all those who attended and put their hands up to help – much appreciated.
100 Club Winners - May 2017 (posted Tue 6th Jun 2017)
The draw took place at the recent EGM and the winners for the month of May were:- 6th May: Bobby Fryer £10; 13th May: Dave Foskett £10; 20th May: Graham Poll £10; 27th May: Steve Johnson £100 and Brian Bruton £30.

Winnings can be collected from the Club Bar on match days. New members always welcomed.
Opening First Team Fixture (posted Tue 6th Jun 2017)
We have been drawn to play Leverstock Green at HOME on Tuesday 1st August in the 1st Round of the Herts Charity Shield. This fixture will kick off at 7:45pm.
Welcome to Phil Crawford (posted Sat 20th May 2017)
We are delighted to advise and welcome Phil Crawford who has joined the Club and will be helping to manage the Reserve Team for the coming season. Phil has been in the RAF for 28 years playing and coaching abroad and has most recently been managing Chinnor Reserves in the Hellenic league. Phil has a Level 2 Coaching Award together with appropriate First Aid qualifications and will be a good asset to our Management team.
Under 18 Open Trial Sessions (posted Fri 19th May 2017)
Local football legend Cliff Hercules will again be running our Under 18s Team following their successful opening season in the Southern Counties Midweek Floodlit Youth League last year.

Despite having a young squad and competing against youth teams from more senior clubs our U18s more than held their own and finished in a respectable position in the table. Some of the players stepped up to make appearances for the Reserve Team and two progressed as far as the First Team.

In preparation for the forthcoming 2017/18 season we will be holding three Open Trials sessions for players aged 15-17 on the following dates:

Open Trials
Monday 26th June from 6.45pm to 8.30pm
Monday 3rd July from 7pm to 8.30pm
Monday 10th July from 7pm to 8.30pm

Following the trials Training Sessions will be held on the following dates:

Training
Thursday 13th July from 7pm to 8.30pm
Monday 17th July from 7pm to 8.30pm
Thursday 20th July from 7pm to 8.30pm

The Open Trials and Training sessions will be held at our Grass Roots Stadium, Cow Lane, Tring, HP23 5NS.

Games are played in midweek under floodlights and by joining our Youth Team you will benefit from the following:-

- A family friendly club.
- An excellent standard of football.
- Coaching by UEFA B coaches.
- Proactive youth player development.
- A realistic route to the First Team via Reserve football.
- Experience of playing on Senior Non-league grounds such as Hemel Hempstead, Chesham Utd & Borehamwood.

Don’t worry if you can't make the Open Trials you are more than welcome to attend the training sessions.

For further information please contact Cliff Hercules 07711 903575 or email him at cliff@herculessports.co.uk
End of Season Awards (posted Mon 15th May 2017)
The Club's Annual Presentation took place on Saturday 13th May with a good attendance from all teams and supporters. The Club had had an excellent season with the First Team finishing 5th in the SSMFL Premier Division, defeated Kings Langley to win the St Mary's Cup, lost to Berkhamsted in the Herts Charity Cup and had their best run in the F A Vase reaching the 4th round.

First Team awards went to: Players Player - Sam Joliffe, Managers Player and Supporters Player - Luke Dunstan.

The Reserve team finished mid-table in the Suburban Premier Division and reached the SFL Plate Final being defeated by Knaphill FC.
Reserve Team awards went to: Players Player (joint award) - Joe Naylor and Max Hercules; Managers Player - Ben Alcock.

The "A" Team finished Runners Up in the West Herts Premier Division and their awards went to; Players Player - Luke Naylor and Managers Player - Arthur Cull.

The "B" Team had a great season winning the West Herts Division 2 and also the Sir Stanley Rous Cup and their awards went to: Players Player - Louis Hakner and Managers Player - Phil Monaghan.

The Youth Team held their own in a league with many senior clubs finishing mid table and their awards went to: Players Player - Joe Smith and Managers Player - Max Hercules.

The Clubman of the Year award went to the "A" Manager and long standing member of the Club Ian Butler. He returned to management of the "A" team creating an excellent spirit amongst the players.

Thanks went to all Managers and their assistants in completing an excellent season for the Club and also those Committee members and helpers in the background who helped the club run smoothly throughout the season.

B team
RESULTS
First team
 Fri 12th May 2017 St Mary's Challenge Cup Final
Kings Langley 0-1 TAFC
WE RETAIN CUP FOLLOWING READIE'S GOAL (Played at Hemel Hempstead) We overcame our underdog status by beating Southern League Premier Division side Kings Langley to lift the prestigious St Marys Cup for the second year running. A superbly taken goal by Jack Read proved to be enough to continu... [full report]
Reserve team
 Tue 9th May 2017 Suburban Football League Premier Division
North Greenford United 2-4 TAFC
Our season which started on Wednesday July 27th finally finished with a convincing win against old foes North Greenford United, who as recently as April had knocked us out of the Challenge Shield. Ironically our opponents started quickly and had a possible call for a penalty after a clumsy challen... [full report]
A team
 Sat 13th May 2017 West Herts Premier Division
TAFC P-P home win Hemel Hempstead Rovers
B team
 Sat 6th May 2017 West Herts Division Two
TAFC 3-2 Sun Sports Rovers
Youth Team
 Thu 20th Apr 2017 Southern Counties Football Youth League - Corinthian Division
Boreham Wood 6-0 TAFC
FIXTURES
First team
 Tue 18th Jul 2017 7:45pm: Home (Cow Lane) Friendly match versus AFC Dunstable
Reserve team
 Thu 20th Jul 2017 7.45pm: Away Friendly match versus Wallingford
A team
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B team
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Youth Team
 Tue 25th Jul 2017 7:30pm: Home (Cow Lane) Friendly - Top Pitch match versus "A" Team
EVENTS
Sat 24th Jun 2017 - SSMFL AGM
Spartan South Midlands League Annual General Meeting open to all SSMFL Clubs who may send 2 representatives. Commences at 10am.
Mon 26th Mar 2018 - AFL - Sheffield Jackman Cup Final
Kick off 7:30pm
Fri 30th Mar 2018 - AFL - Thomas Field Shield Cup Final
Kick off 10:45am
Mon 9th Apr 2018 - AFL - Marsworth Senior Cup Final
Kick off 7:30pm
Mon 16th Apr 2018 - AFL - Reserves League Cup Final
Kick off 7:30pm
Mon 23rd Apr 2018 - AFL - Marsworth Reserve Cup Final
Kick off 7:30pm
Mon 30th Apr 2018 - AFL - Tom Sparkes League Cup Final
Kick off 7:30pm