Arrangements for Saturday 17th April (posted Wed 14th Apr 2021)
The Reserves have a home friendly on Saturday with a kick off of 12.30pm. Unfortunately, under current regulations, this must be played behind closed doors with no spectators attending.
However, the good news is that we can open the bar after the final whistle. Earliest entry to the stadium will be 2.30pm when the bar will opens. The gates will be locked prior to this.
The opening of the bar and serving of drinks is subject to adherence to Covid regulations, but we can still enjoy a drink and some socially distanced company if the sun shines for us it should be very pleasant. Just to confirm the Covid regulations include:-
No entry to clubhouse, drinks are available outside via table service only.
People must remain seated in a socially distanced manner
Masks to be worn when standing/walking which should be minimised
We are aware that inspections will be undertaken in Tring on Saturday and we ask all attending to help ensure we remains compliant with regulations at all times in the event of a visit to the club.
Look forward to seeing you Saturday for a drink or two after the game will be great to see people again.
Chairman's Message (posted Tue 6th Apr 2021)
Hope every one is well, and have got through lockdown ok. Its encouraging that things seem to be getting better and regulations are easing hopefully well all get back to doing what we love soon.
I must start with the changes to the First Team management, which hopefully youve been kept up to date with via the website and social media. Making a change is always difficult, but the Executive Committee agreed that the course of action taken was the right one. That said, I must extend my thanks to Chris for what he has achieved with limited resources. On a personal level, without trying to flatter him too much, Ive found Chris to be one of lifes real gentleman a rare thing. So you can imagine how pleased I was when he agreed to my request to stay on at the club. Chris will be helping Michael with the Reserves, and also providing support to me on a number of initiatives.
As you will know, Ryan Sturges (here after referred to as Sturg) joins from us Dunstable Town as our new First Team Manager. Sturg is a very ambitious young manager and we are very fortunate to have secured him. I can tell you that he has assembled an impressive looking management team, which will be announced shortly pending some final conversations, and has an exciting plan in place which weve walked through. I must also thank the Chairman and Committee at Dunstable Town for their understanding with this appointment.
Off the pitch, things are also moving at pace. Investment in our facilities continues with further upgrades of the clubhouse, including the installation of two 70 TVs! When all the work is complete we will be rebranding the clubhouse as Eldos Sports Bar in honour of the club legend that is Mick Eldridge. We want Eldos to become the go to destination in Tring to watch sports, and it will be a great facility for members and supporters. We are currently hatching plans for the grand opening of Eldos which will be a fantastic club event, hopefully in May. Alongside this, we are putting plans in place for the big switch on of our fantastic new floodlights when things allow these are things to really look forward to.
Thats about it for now, but expect further updates as plans continue to crystalise. Heres looking forward to the new season a really exciting prospect I think.
Onwards & upwards.
100 Club Draw - March 2021 (posted Thu 1st Apr 2021)
The monthly draw was undertaken remotely by Club Chairman, Bob Winter, and the lucky winners for the month of March 2021 were:- 6th March: Mark Allum £20; 13th March: Mark Boniface £20; 20th March: Keith Eldridge £20 and 29th March: Brian Bruton £100 and Mick Eldridge £50. The lucky winners will have their prize money paid directly into their bank account.
Football returns - but the gates are shut! (posted Wed 24th Mar 2021)
It's good news and bad news. The Herts County League has instigated Divisional Cup Competitions, beginning on 3rd April. In our group of four, we have
3rd April - Standon & Puckeridge at home
10th April - Bushey Rangers - away
17th April - Hinton - home
Unfortunately the FA has decreed that grassroots football should, for the time being, be played behind closed doors and so supporters will have to wait longer yet before watching any of our teams.
Good luck to Ian and our reserve team!
100 Club Winners - February 2021 (posted Wed 3rd Mar 2021)
The monthly draw was again a "remote" draw undertaken by our Chairman, Bob Winter, and the winners were:- 6th Feb; Matthew Stacey £20; 13th Feb; Claire Merlino £20; 20th Feb; Darrell Bodimeade £20; 27th Feb; Pete Morgan £100 and Grant Mosley £50. Winnings will be distributed by electronic banking. Thank you for your support.
New Club Shop (posted Tue 2nd Mar 2021)
We are delighted to announce the launch of our new club shop. You will be able to buy TAFC branded clothing & accessories with further items to be added soon.
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