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WORK PARTY (posted Sun 23rd Jul 2017)
Monday Evening-24th July. We are holding a work party tomorrow evening 6:15 onwards.
Any help much appreciated.
Ground tidy up if dry.
Work inside if wet.


TAFC Annual General Meeting - Thursday 21st September 2017 (posted Thu 20th Jul 2017)
The Club gives notice that the above meeting is open to all Members and Supporters of the Club and will commence at 7pm.

Anyone wishing to seek an amendment to the Club's Constitution or Rules must place this in writing to the Honorary Secretary at least 28 days prior to the meeting. The Honorary Secretary shall notify the members in writing of any such proposals prior to the meeting.

Belated 100 Club Draw - June 2017 (posted Wed 19th Jul 2017)
The above belated draw took place post the friendly match against AFC Dunstable and the winners for the month of June were:- 3rd June - Diane Griffiths £10; 10th June - Colin Phillips £10; 17th June - Andy Simmons £10; 24th June - Ralph Griffiths £100 and Marion Griffiths £30.

Well done to the Griffiths family who scooped £140 - if you wish to take part in this fund raiser then please download a standing order from the Club website and return this to the Club. Just £1 per week with 50% of takings paid in prize money.

SSMFL Fixtures Announced (posted Wed 19th Jul 2017)
The fixtures for Season 2017-18 have now been released and our Club website has been updated.

Youth Team Fixtures (posted Tue 18th Jul 2017)
The Southern Counties Youth Football League Corinthian Division have announced their "Draft" fixture list for the season and our website has been updated. We await Cup Draws and possible changes due to ground availability etc.

Player Kit Sponsorship (posted Mon 17th Jul 2017)
Why not sponsor your favourite Player's kit, it only costs £30 for a season. If you are interested then please contact Phil Chong either at the Clubhouse or on 07477 686 889 or via email on tingathleticfc@hotmail.com.

Match Sponsors Wanted (posted Mon 17th Jul 2017)
Why not support the Club by sponsoring a Match. It only costs £25 and you and a friend will gain free entry to the match, will receive a free programme with your support acknowledged and have access to the Board Room at half time. Just contact Barry Simmons either at the Clubhouse or on 07597 085619 or via email to tringathleticfc@hotmail.com

Michael Anthony Promoting Tring Sports Clubs (posted Mon 17th Jul 2017)
The following flyer is being distributed in Tring supporting some of the Town's Senior Sports Clubs



SSMFL Part Fixture Release (posted Thu 13th Jul 2017)
We have been advised of key SSMFL fixture dates which are as follows:- Saturday 12th August : Welwyn Garden City @ Home; Saturday 23rd December - Berkhamsted Away; Saturday 30th December: Holmer Green @ Home; Saturday 31st March - Berkhamsted @ Home; Tuesday 3rd April - Holmer Green Away and Saturday 28th April - Harpenden Town Away. Full fixture list follow.

Suburban Football League Challenge Cup (posted Wed 12th Jul 2017)
The draw has been made for the above competition and our Reserves have been given a bye in the 1st round and will then play Eversley & California in a two legged competition, fixtures dates to be advised

Club Membership 2017-18 (posted Wed 12th Jul 2017)
It is that time of year when the players are back in training, starting pre season friendly matches and the Spartan South Midlands League will be releasing the fixture list on the 19th July,. We do however know that we will visit Colney Heath (from our league) in the Extra Preliminary Round of the F A Cup to be played on Saturday 5th August and following our successful run in the F A Vase last season we have given an exemption until the 2nd Round Proper which will be a date to be agreed in September.

We invite you to renew your Club Membership which in addition to show support to the Club provides each member with a discounted entry to all matches, with the exception of F A Cup and F A Vase where Football Association Rules do not allow such reductions. In addition drinks purchased over the Club Bar are discounted for all members - just show your Membership Card on entry to the ground or at the bar to obtain these discounts.

A Membership Form can be downloaded from our website and we hope that you will continue to show the Club and Players your valued support. The completed Membership Form, with your payment, can be delivered either to the address thereon or to the Club on match days and your Membership Card will be either delivered back to you or held behind the Club Bar for your collection. 

Membership Card 2017-18


Youth Team Coach WANTED (posted Sat 8th Jul 2017)
Tring Athletic U18s Youth Team are looking for an additional coach for the coming season:-

To assist the Manager and Assistant Manager with coaching on Training days and coaching duties on Match days. This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiast and vibrant coach to run and Learn new sessions and skills from our experienced Management team.

Training is on Monday nights with games being played midweek in the Southern Floodlit Midweek League. Our games are against senior Non-League youth teams like Borehamwood, Chesham, Dunstable etc.

If you are interested then please contact Cliff Hercules (Manager) on 07711 903575 or email cliff@herculessports.co.uk.

FA Competitions (posted Fri 7th Jul 2017)
FA Cup - Athletic have been given an away tie in the Extra Preliminary Round at Colney Heath on 5th August. The winners will host Shortwood United of the Hellenic League.

FA Vase - following our successful run last season, Athletic have been given an excemption though until the 2nd round proper of the FA Vase with the first game due to be on 11th November.

New Chairman (posted Thu 6th Jul 2017)
The Club is delighted to announce that Howard Wells OBE has been appointed as Chairman of Tring Athletic Football Club, with effect from September 2017. Wells has held six Chief Executive positions in sport throughout his career, two of which were in Hong Kong where he spent fifteen years. He has worked in three CEO roles in professional football, at Watford and Ipswich Town FC, when both achieved Premier League status. He spent four years as CEO of the Irish FA up to 2008 and has worked as a Match Commissioner for FIFA during two World Cup tournaments. In Hong Kong he worked for TVB as a pundit during four World Cups from 1982 to 1994. 

He was the first CEO of UK Sport and was instrumental in encouraging government to switch lottery funding from facility projects to athletes. He has Chaired the Sport and Recreation  Alliance, several business projects and is currently Chairing Adastra Sport Management and Futsal Focus. He is a Visiting Lecturer at Bucks New  University and has Chaired the University's  Business Advisory Group. He was awarded the OBE for Services to Sport. 

Asked to comment, Wells said "My football career started at Tring  Athletic when I was fourteen and I thought it important to put something back into the local game, at a time when the Club is moving forward with clear ambitions".




Greenfleets sponsorship (posted Wed 5th Jul 2017)
We are delighted to announce that Greenfleets have renewed their sponsorship of the first team's shirts for 2017/18. We would like to thank Stephen Greenstreet & his team for their continued support.



Under 18 Open Trial Sessions (posted Sun 25th Jun 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



SSML Cup draws (posted Sat 24th Jun 2017)
Athletic have been drawn at home against Biggleswade United in the first round of the SSML Challenge Trophy with the winners travelling to Baldock Town in the next round.

We also have a home tie in the Premier Division Cup against either Biggleswade United or St Margaretsbury.

Dates & times to be arranged

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.

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.

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.

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.

Joe Smith Youth Team Players Player


Luke Naylor


B team


A team


Max Hercules Youth Team Managers Player


1st Team


Louis Hakner


Arthur Cull


Luke Dunstan Managers and Supporters Player of the Year


Max Hercules Reserve Team Players Player


1st Team Players Player - Sam Joliffe


Herts Charity Shield 2017/18 Draw (posted Thu 11th May 2017)
The draw for the above competition took place today and we have been drawn to play Leverstock Green at Home in the 1st Round of next season's competition with this fixture set to be played before the start of our League and F A Cup Competitions.

The winners have been drawn at HOME in the 2nd Round to either Berkhamsted or Oxhey Jets.

The date for the above fixture will be added to the website fixtures when confirmed.