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 tringathleticfc@hotmail.com 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, supporters and townsfolk to join us in this challenge.

To help raise funds, whilst both recognising support given and to provide a lasting legacy, we are creating a Floodlights Patrons Board. This will be a permanent recognition of support, and your name will be up on the board at the club for ever.

Suggested donation to get your name on the Floodlights Patrons Board is £250, but the club welcome all donations, however large or small. Every penny donated will go to the floodlights.

How to donate:-
1) Email Club Secretary Bob Winter on Robert.winter2007@ntlworld.com to confirm your donation level and the name you would like on the Floodlights Patrons Board.
2) Transfer your donation to club bank account: Sort Code 40-44-32 Account No. 21133543 . Please put your SURNAME in the payment reference.

Together we will get those new floodlights up!
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 secure are Tony Stedman and Bob Winter. These officers have the authority to remove anyone from the ground if they are not adhering to these measures.
Arrangements are in place to support test and trace efforts by collecting information from spectators which is detailed enough to allow NHS Test and Trace to contact them if necessary. Spectators will be asked, as a minimum for their name and contact number. This information will be used, if at all, only for track and trace reasons. Individuals will be refused entry if they do not provide this information.

Until further notice our clubhouse will not be open to spectators other than the toilets.
Unless from the same household, spectators in the stand should leave at least one seat either side of them empty.
Spectators should not retrieve the ball when it goes out of play.
Spectators should sanitize hands on arrival and on departure.
Anyone showing signs of a high temperature or persistent cough or other symptoms of covid should not attend the match.
Spectators are asked to exit the ground swiftly after the match ends and not congregate around the area.
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. https://www.mix96.co.uk/hero/child-of-courage.php



Code of Conduct - spectators / supporters (posted Sun 23rd Jun 2019)
We expect our players who represent our club to behave in a respectful way throughout the season. There are also responsibilities attaching to our supporters who come and watch our teams. in fact, we should set an example of good behaviour so that our players can take a lead from us. The club has produced a Code of Conduct which it attached. it is set out to help increase awareness of the standards of behaviour that are expected within the modern game.

CODE OF BEHAVIOUR FOR SUPPORTERS, PARENTS, SPECTATORS

Play your part and support Tring Athletics Code of Respect:

Enjoy match day; its what were all here for!
Celebrate good play from both sides
Always respect the Officials, Managers and Coaches and encourage players to do the same
Stay behind the boundaries/touchline at all times
When players make mistakes, give them encouragement to try again next time
Never engage in, or tolerate offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour

If you do not follow the Code, you may be:
issued with a verbal warning
asked to leave the ground
required to meet with the Club Committee, League or Child Welfare Officer
obliged to undertake an FA education course
requested not to attend future games, be suspended or have my membership removed
issued with a fine

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