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Buy a Brick fundraiser

20th June 2020

Wall of fame
For the first time in the clubs 100 year history we're offering you; the true supporters of Bridlington Town football club the opportunity to create an even stronger bond with the Seasiders by adding a personalized brick to preserve the clubs past and help secure its future.
You can buy a brick for yourself, friends, family or loved ones. Why not buy an engraved brick to celebrating births and marriage, as well as paying a fitting tribute to loved ones that were true ‘Seasiders’ fans, professionally engraved with your own personal message, in their memory on to a brick

A commemorative brick will cost £25.00 each and will include an official Certificate of Acknowledgement bearing your inscription.

These Certificates will be individually numbered and a brick guide will be provided to help you find your brick after installation.

The ‘wall of fame’ is to be built inside the ground, where it is confidently predicted that it will be constructed with the custom-made, laser engraved bricks for our loyal Seasiders fans, where it is envisaged that the memorial wall will become a pre-game meeting place for friends and families.

Ordering your bricks
Each brick allows a personalised message of two lines with a maximum of 16 characters per line. The lettering is in Black or Gold.
For the fan that would like to show their support on a grandeur scale, there is the opportunity to purchase a double sized brick for £50, ideal for corporate supporters to have a permanent statement of their help in buying the club for the fans.

For more information please email info@bridtownafc.com or see the clubs facebook page.

FA online meeting takes place to discuss next season

19th June 2020

The FA held an online meeting with all Step 5 and 6 Leagues, including the Toolstation Northern Counties East Football League, on Friday afternoon to discuss the strategy for starting the 2020/21 season.

Various scenarios have been planned by the FA, working out what would happen if the season was allowed to start on various different dates, starting in September in the earliest scenario and as late as January in the worst case.

All scenarios are dependent on Government guidance and would be subject to approval from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Points confirmed at the meeting were:

* As full as season as possible will be played,

* Football at our level will not be played behind closed doors as the FA understands the importance of bars and food outlets to club finances,

* As much inclusion as possible for our clubs in the FA Cup and FA Vase will take place, and

* Players' and other officials' commitments post-lockdown, as well as the potential impact on our volunteers, will be taken into consideration.

A full copy of the FA presentation will be made available in due course along with a document for all of our member clubs entitled 'Club Guidance on COVID-19 Return'.

A message from the chairman

10th June 2020

The “Big Day” is almost upon us now after having dismantled and transported our old building modules to Bellshill AFC in Scotland and the existing site has been cleared. PBS Construction (North East) Ltd having this week completed the construction of the new foundations.

Our subcontractor Integra Buildings Ltd have been constructing the new modular building at their Hull factory since we placed the order in March, 2020 and despite the Covid 19 pandemic have still been able to meet the original programme date. We are pleased to announce the 7 No modular units will be delivered and erected on site on Monday 15th June 2020. The project will be a valuable asset to the football club but also to the community of Bridlington being available for use seven days a week with the improved facilities.

The new building would not have been able to proceed without the help and financial grants from the “Yorkshire Coast CLLD Programme” in connection with East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the “Football Foundation”.

More information will be provided later about other people and organisations who have helped make this prestigious project happen.

Kind Regards,
Peter Smurthwaite
Chairman

** Club announcement **

6th June 2020

We are pleased to announce that Tyler Mallen will be joining the club as our new Videographer, Tyler has recently been covering men’s and ladies rugby matches but he is no stranger to football Tyler is well known in local football as a former goal keeper and also as a referee.
we are delighted to have Tyler on board and know he will prove to be a great addition to the clubs media team and we wish him the best of luck in his new role.
Tyler is pictured (centre) with Hendrik and Wayne.
Ps No they didn’t interview Tyler.

Message from Bellshill Athletic Secretary Brian Closs

30th May 2020

We cannot Thank everyone at Bridlington Town enough for what you have given us. It will be a tremendous asset to the senior club and the Academy structure in general.

Hopefully we will be able to organise a pre season friendly for next year, gives everyone plenty of time to save.

Thank you again and will be delighted to keep you all up to date with progress which is at planning stage at the moment.

Best Wishes
Brian

New match day announcer

24th May 2020

We are pleased to announce that Kevin Grantham will be taking on the role of match day announcer from the start of the coming season,
Kevin who some of you will know is the face of Brid Town TV also plans to spend more time on the clubs YouTube channel and will be at games both home and away from next season getting both pre and post-match interviews with management, players and also getting the thoughts of the fans after the matches.
Kevin takes over from Warren Spear who stepped down at the end of the 2019/20 season after serving the club for over 12 years as match day announcer and we thank Warren for his time in the role and wish him the very best of luck for the future, Hopefully we will still see him supporting the Seasiders.

Finney returns to Town reserves

21st May 2020

We would like to announce that Bridlington Town county league manager Terry Finney has stepped down and will be joining up with John Kenney and the Bridlington Town reserve team. Terry had a successful stint working with John in the 2015/16 season where they won the East riding county league premier division. Terry said “After an unbeaten season with county was cut short John and myself decided to join back up and build a team capable of getting promoted into the Humber Premier League. Personally, I would like to thank Kev (Grantham) for everything last season and the lads who were fantastic week in week out. A new chapter begins where everyone will be given an opportunity to fight for a Humber league shirt for those that want to” Dan Bemrose is staying on as player/coach and will step in if John or myself can't make it.

statement from the chairman

18th May 2020

“ The contract to demolish the old clubhouse and rebuild the new clubhouse continue with quite a lot of activity this week and continues for 12 weeks. Full Health and Safety Regulations will now take effect and only persons with permission from the PBS Ltd Site Manager will be allowed within the working area. We thank volunteers who have assisted recently but we must now adhere to our Site Health and Safety Plan. People can observe the works and take photographs from outside the perimeter fencing and the club will be giving regular updates as the scheme progresses.”

Thanks,
Peter Smurthwaite

Supporters club donation

13th May 2020

Bridlington Town Supporters Club Treasurer Paul Prime presents a cheque to Club Chairman Peter Smurthwaite as their contribution towards pitch maintenance at the club’s Queensgate ground.

Treasurer Paul Prime added ‘Even at these difficult times our clubs’ supporters have continued to raise funds and we are delighted to be able to make this regular contribution.

Chairman Peter Smurthwaite added “Yet again” I have to thank the supporters for their generous donations towards the cost of the annual pitch refurbishment. Everyone involved with this football club takes great pride in what a fantastic playing surface we have with our pitch and the very positive comments we receive from various visitors to our stadium. The new clubhouse will also help improve our involvement and provision of better facilities with the local community.

New first team coach

3rd May 2020

We are pleased to welcome Joe Lamplough to Bridlington Town as our new first team coach,
Brett and Anthony have picked Lamps for his excellent attitude towards football on and off the pitch,

Manager Brett Agnew said he is delighted to have Lamps on board he brings a lot of experience in the game as well as being a fantastic coach.

Lamps was the perfect fit for us at this time and he will help us along our journey to take Bridlington Town up to the next level.

Joe on his appointment as first team coach, Delighted to be joining the coaching staff, I feel like the club is moving in the right direction with the right people in charge an that I can add to that with my experiences of this level over 10 years and also having a good understanding and knowledge of the game. Looking forward to the challenge and working with both Brett and bowz and the team already in place here at brid.

NCEL Statement

13th March 2020

A statement from the NCEL has been released this afternoon and all fixtures have been suspended until further notice due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
You can read the full statement on the NCEL website
http://www.ncefl.org.uk/news/league/2019/5180-toolstationncelstatementrecoronavirus/

Seasiders awarded funding

12/02/2020

Bridlington Town AFC awarded funding to revamp football facilities

People living in Bridlington are set to benefit from fresh investment into local football facilities. Bridlington Town AFC have been awarded a grant from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation, to upgrade their clubhouse.

The Football Foundation is the UK’s largest sports charity and exists to improve the experience of playing football for everyone, by championing fair access to quality facilities.

This grant will enable Bridlington Town AFC, which plays at Step 5 in the Northern Counties East Football League Premier Division, which gives 70 local players the chance to play football each week, to improve their clubhouse facilities.

Players and the local community will be able to experience a new purpose build clubhouse, which will represent a significant improvement on the existing clubhouse which was in need of renovation, including hospitality and year round community use.

Bridlington Town AFC worked with the Football Foundation and the East Riding County FA to secure a £100,000 grant towards the project.

Peter Smurthwaite, Owner and Chairman, Bridlington Town AFC, said: “Football makes a huge difference to the players, coaches, spectators and the whole community here. We see first-hand the impact on players’ confidence, physical health and mental focus. To receive this funding from the Premier League, The FA and the Government through the Football Foundation means a lot to us, as it will help us to improve grassroots sport across Bridlington and the surrounding area and get even more people involved in the nation’s favourite game.”

Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “We’re dedicated to improving grassroots football facilities because we want to encourage more people to get involved in our nation’s favourite game, regardless of their background, age or ability or place. That’s why I’m delighted that this funding will support Bridlington Town AFC in developing their new clubhouse, which will benefit the local community for years to come.

“Made possible by investment from the Premier League, The FA and the Government, via Sport England, the Football Foundation is supporting the grassroots game by improving access to high-quality football facilities across the country. We believe in the power of pitches to transform lives and strengthen communities and so we’ll be investing £1bn across the country over the next 10 years.”

The Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation is the largest sports charity in the UK. It champions and supports fair access to quality football facilities for everyone, regardless of postcode, gender, race, disability or place.

The Foundation receives money from the Premier League, The FA and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, through Sport England. This is matched with partnership funding and awarded as grants to create outstanding grassroots facilities that enable better games and attract more players, helping to transform communities.

The Football Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary next year. Since 2000, it has awarded more than 17,300 grants to improve facilities worth more than £684m – including 829 artificial grass pitches, 3,175 natural grass pitches and 1,100 changing facilities. This has attracted an additional £870m of partnership funding – totalling over £1.5bn investment in grassroots football so far.

Through the Foundation, the Premier League, The FA, DCMS and Sport England have come together to create the National Football Facilities Strategy (NFFS) that will guide work over the next 10 years to transform many more local facilities. Local Football Facility Plans (LFFP) are being created to identify priority projects where demand is greatest, and the impact will be strongest and help stimulate the action required to deliver them.

Bridlington Town supporters trust

22/12/2019

The supporters trust is still alive and KICKING and looking for new members.
If you are interested in helping the club financially for as little as £1.00 per week then please come and see Paul Prime or Richard Bishop at the ground on match days.