Tring Athletic Football Club

The Grass Roots Stadium, Dorian Williams Sports Centre, Cow Lane,Tring, Herts, HP23 5NS
01442 891144 (match days)
tringathleticfc at hotmail dot com
First team
Tue 29th Sep 2020 7.45pm: Home (Cow Lane)
Spartan South Midlands Premier Division match versus Aylesbury Vale Dynamos
Reserve team
Sat 3rd Oct 2020 2.30pm: Away
Herts Senior County League - Division 1 match versus Evergreen
EJA U16 Yellow
Sun 27th Sep 2020 2pm: Away
League Cup match versus Ryan Youth Green
EJA U16 Brown
Sun 27th Sep 2020 2pm: Home (Cow Lane)
Eastern Junior Alliance - U16 Brown match versus London Lions
First team
Sat 26th Sep 2020 Spartan South Midlands Premier Division
Arlesey Town 3-2 TAFC
On a blustery afternoon in Bedfordshire, the opening exchanges we fairly even with both teams looking to attack. Arlesey looped a headed onto the top of the bar after 5 minutes but Jonny Pitts had it covered. At the other end Joe Naylor looked lively and Daley in the home goal had to be on his toes ... [full report]

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Reserve team
Sat 26th Sep 2020 Herts Senior County League Division One
TAFC 2-1 Bovingdon Reserves
Our visitors started brightly and on 9 minutes hit the bar with the ball coming down onto the line before being cleared to safety. George Saunders in the Tring goal made a couple of good saves shortly afterwards but was unable to prevent Bovingdon taking the lead after 30 minutes as Tring looked for... [full report]
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EJA U16 Yellow
Sun 20th Sep 2020 Eastern Junior Alliance - U16 Yellow
TAFC 3-1 Ryan Youth Green
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EJA U16 Brown
Sun 20th Sep 2020 Eastern Junior Alliance - U16 Brown
Ware FC 1-3 TAFC
A first win for our youngsters with goals from Harrison Datta, Thomas Harley and Riely Churchill. Click on the programme link for match photos courtesy of Ware’s website.
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Sun 4th Oct 2020 - The Matt Lovell Memorial match
Kick off - afternoon - further details to be advised.

EJA U16 Brown kit sponsor:
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NEW FLOODLIGHTS – Update No.1 (posted Thu 24th Sep 2020)
An update from the Club on where we are with the new floodlights.

We have now had confirmation that we have been awarded a very generous grant of £39,308 from the Football Foundation Stadia Improvement Fund (Funded by The Premier League) this relates to an overall cost of £56,154. The club would like to express its thanks for this grant.

With full planning permission now secured, the aim is to get the new, state of the art floodlights installed during NOVEMBER THIS YEAR.

However, we do have a funding challenge and the current update is:-

TAFC AGM – Monday 19th October 2020 (posted Sun 20th Sep 2020)
The club Annual General Meeting will be held at the club at 8pm on Monday 19th October. Attendance is limited to Club Members, and only Full Members will have voting rights (those who have applied to join the club at least 30 days prior to the AGM).

Due to Covid we will need to manage attendance so could Club Members wishing to attend please e-mail the Hon Secretary at to reserve their places in advance.

Any nominations should be made in writing to the Hon Secretary at least 14 days prior to the meeting. A full agenda will be issued a week in advance.

NEW FLOODLIGHTS – Join us in the fundraising challenge & create a lasting legacy (posted Tue 15th Sep 2020)
You will all be aware that the club desperately needs to replace the floodlight in the stadium. The good news is that significant progress with this flagship project has been made under the direction of new Executive Committee member, and Floodlight Renewal Project Manager, David Blair.

Full planning approval has now been secured and we have a proposal from the supplier. The club has set the objective of delivering this project this year, and to achieve this we have a fundraising challenge in summary, the club needs to raise £18,000. We would love all our great sponsors, sup...more

100 Club Draw - August 2020 (posted Tue 1st Sep 2020)
The draw took place today with Bob Winter, Hon Secretary selecting random numbers and the lucky winners were:- 1st August: £20 Arthur Cull; 8th August: £20 Dave & Karen Livingstone; 15th August: £20 Claire Merlino; 22nd August: £20 Ben Stacey; 29th August: £100 T Rice and £50 Will Herbert.

Winnings will be sent direct to the lucky winners bank account.

Covid Risk Assessment for Supporters (posted Fri 28th Aug 2020)
Guidance Note applicable to all spectators attending our matches from 25th August 2020 until further notice.
Supporters, parents, and other spectators are to remain socially distanced whilst attending events. Spectator groups must be restricted to discrete six person gathering limits and spread out, in line with wider government guidance.
The maximum number of spectators allowed in to a match will be 150, excluding players, management and officials.
The named person or persons with responsibility for ensuring adherence with these guidelines and ensuring the facility is COVID-19...more

Matt Lovell Memorial Match (posted Tue 4th Aug 2020)
We are delighted once again to host this fixture. Matt Lovell was a player who graced the local football scene, turning out for Tornadoes for many years, for Tring Athletic and other local sides.
Every year a match has been played in which Tornadoes have played against a variety of opposition in memory of his name. This year's match, delayed due to covid, will be played on the afternoon of 4th October and we hope as many of you as possible will come along to remember Matt and to support chosen charities.

100 Club Winners - July 2020 (posted Mon 3rd Aug 2020)
The monthly draw took place today and undertaken remotely by our Hon Secretary and the winners for the month of July were:-
5th July: Dan Smethers £20; 12th July: Liam Ahern £20; 20th July: Paul Vinnicombe £20 and 27th July: Chris Juraszek £100 and Amanda Stacey £50.

Winnings will be sent direct to the lucky winners bank account.

The Club would like to thank Paul Vinnicombe who donated his winnings to the Club.

Buckinghamshire Hero Awards 2020. (posted Wed 11th Mar 2020)
Our club sponsors, The Home Office in Tring, are involved with the Buckinghamshire Hero Awards 2020, organised by Mix96.
They are sponsoring the Child of Courage category and nominations are now being accepted. Do you know a child who has shown great courage?
Whether its bravery in doing something in life or dealing with a difficult situation, the awards organisers want to hear about them.
Make your nomination here.

1st team Player of the Month

Nov 2019: Luke Dunstan (in association with John Lambert Car Sales & Olives Limes)
It was a delight that Luke Dunstan won our Player of the Month Award for November. Luke has well over 200 appearances for the club, coming up through our reserves to be a vital, driving force in the first team's mid-field over the past 2 to 3 seasons. He is maturing in to a fine, local talent and fully deserves this Award.