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1  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Lancaster Match Thread on: October 24, 2017, 08:44:02 PM
Thanks Wayno, much appreciated.

Now the CSH is at it's highest occupancy level in three years and the community work has increased dramatically in the last two years since the last restructure, we are in a good position to now expend the activities we offer and improve them, knowing what works and what doesn't. This will start to show more next year and at the end of the day, our aim is to get more people to the club and retain them as fans of this amazing club.

Just to enlighten people, we did a recent careers fair at Broomwood Primary School and I personally spoke with nearly 300 children that day and it was alarming, the amount of children that didn't know where the club was or what we offer, not even our junior section. It's schools like this, that we would love to work more closely with in the future and support as part of our community outreach work. I would always welcome suggestions and ideas from fans, people who have known the club for a lot longer than myself, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

2  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Lancaster Match Thread on: October 24, 2017, 07:12:57 PM
Sorry, meant to add my name on the last one.

We didn't do tickets last week for this Tuesday due to helping the D&I team handing out competition entries for the kit design, knowing they were aiming for a lot of schools to take these on board. Schools are also sometimes funny about what they hand out and when, especially if it's too often, we've also found. If we don't work in the school, we also struggle to get tickets or any form of leaflets out. At the moment, we focus on a core group and tie in tickets schemes, with free coaching, school club offerings and competitions etc.

I totally take on board these comments though, always good to hear fan opinions. We are having a restructure of the community section at the moment, with two jobs roles being filled soon, one a completely new one, focused on sales and marketing. The work that these new employees will be carrying out, will raise more awareness of the football club and continue bringing people in via community activities/events.

3  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Lancaster Match Thread on: October 24, 2017, 06:42:13 PM
Just for information really...

We push complimentary/discounted tickets in schools only for Saturday games now, as we have found with past experience, the take up on "school nights" is very minimal. Our school clubs and youth activity groups know to expect ticket offerings for Saturday home games, so they can plan around their weekends accordingly.

However, as mentioned in the past by others, these schemes have upset regular fans, who pay full price, so we have tried not to 'take advantage' of the agreement with the club by giving out ridiculous amounts of tickets. Therefore, we limit the amount we offer schools and pick certain games in the season to do a big push to see if we get any new take up trends (e.g. derby games). Last season we had the school equipment kickback scheme, which with a bit more time and preparation in the future, could be a good example of strengthening links with schools and all parties benefiting.

There are some exciting plans in place for next year to revamp the ticket scheme, potential junior membership options and new ideas of how to target certain community user groups and track the uptake better. The diversity and inclusion team are a good example of this recently, as they are currently offering tickets to a new group in the local area, people who have never been before or never knew what was available in their community.
4  General Category / Community / AFC Community Cup on: May 10, 2017, 12:30:52 PM
On Tuesday 2nd May, Altrincham FC held their annual Summer schools tournament at the J.Davidson Stadium. Four schools participated, with 68 children (Year 3 & 4) taking part. St Vincents, Stamford Park, Broadheath and Park Road Academy competed for the trophies, in the second year of this event.
Year 3 Group
St Vincents powered through the group stage, with 9 points from three wins, scoring 17 goals in total and finishing top of the table. Stamford Park also proved to be a scoring force, 6 points gained from the group stage, with 14 goals in total, finishing second place. Broadheath followed in third, with 3 points and Park Road in fourth with 0 points.
Year 3 Finals
After two convincing wins in the semis, Stamford Park and St Vincents went head to head in the final. St Vincents continued their scoring streak with a 4-1 victory over Stamford Park. Two consecutive years, St Vincents have now taken a trophy away from our Summer competition.
Year 4 Group
Park Road finished top of the table, with 7 points from three matches, scoring 3 goals. St Vincents followed closely in second place with 6 points and a total of 5 goals. Broadheath came in third place again, with 3 points, scoring 1 goal. Stamford Park finished in fourth position, with 1 point, scoring 1 goal in total.
Year 4 Finals
After a scoreless draw, extra time and a tense penalty shoot-out against St Vincents in the semis, Stamford Park went into the final against a group leaders, Park  Road Academy. Park Road scored late on against Broadheath in extra time during their semi-final, winning 1-0. Another scoreless draw, saw both teams go to extra time and a penalty shoot-out. Stamford Park were the victors, winning 2-1 on penalties.
Community Co-Ordinator, Judy Henson, presented the teams with medals, certificates and trophies to finalise a fantastic afternoon. Altrincham FC now look forward to their Winter tournament in December, more details will follow closer to the end of the year.

Photos can be found here: http://www.altrinchamfccsh.com/afc-community-cup-summer-2017/
5  General Category / Community / FA Cup comes to Altrincham on: May 10, 2017, 12:29:50 PM
On Monday 8th May, we had a special visit from Premier League referee, Anthony Taylor, bringing the FA Cup along with him. Anthony has been delegated the FA Cup final in three weeks time, something which he says is a "once in a lifetime opportunity", as no referee ever gets the cup final more than once.

We offered local school the opportunity to come along and ask Anthony questions, as well as getting their photos with the cup.

We would like to thank Anthony, The FA, Getty Images, Park Road, St Vincents, Altrincham CofE and Interactive Sports for their attendance this afternoon.

6  General Category / Community / QUARTELY NEWSLETTER on: March 31, 2017, 02:27:54 PM
New quarterly newsletter, first edition of 2017 JAN - MAR: http://us9.campaign-archive2.com/?u=9e7448eed6016ac366f6d4c1a&id=ed3e10fb10&e=[UNIQID]
7  General Category / Community / National League Trust Regional Finals on: March 29, 2017, 03:32:08 PM
We're super proud of St Vincent's pupils for their hard work and commitment to representing Altrincham FC yesterday at the National League Trust regional primary school finals.
After winning our local tournament in February, St Vincent's spent the last five weeks with our coaches in preparation for yesterday. The winning team in the regional have the opportunity to represent the North West at Wembley in May.

Our tournament group opponents yesterday were: AFC Telford, Macclesfield Town, Stalybridge Celtic and Stockport County. Two losses, a draw and a win (against AFC rivals Macc Town) were unfortunately not enough to progress to the semi finals. In the other group, the teams were: AFC Fylde, Tranmere Rovers, Chester City, Southport and Barrow.
Telford and Stockport made the final respectively, which goes to show the level of competition we faced in our group. Our team were incredible throughout the day, displaying great team work and footballing skills.

We'd like to express a huge thank you to St Vincent's Primary School, SK Kits, Stockport County (hosts) and The National League Trust for an amazing day! Images can be found on our social media and website pages.
8  General Category / Community / Charity Awareness Days on: March 06, 2017, 10:40:35 PM
We held our second charity awareness day on  Saturday 25th February, with Guide Dogs for the Blind attending the J.Davidson Stadium. The full article can be found here: http://www.altrinchamfccsh.com/charity-awareness-day-guide-dogs-charity/
9  General Category / Community / Easter, Whit and Polling Day holiday clubs on: March 02, 2017, 06:46:17 PM
All online, available to book now: www.altrinchamfccsh.com
10  General Category / Community / Private Christmas Parties on: February 14, 2017, 02:49:32 PM
Looking for a suitable venue for your staff Christmas party? We have three unique private packages on offer, for 50-150 guests, with a dedicated events co-ordinator on hand to take care of all the planning and preparation:

11  General Category / Community / New Kit For Oldfield Brow on: February 13, 2017, 02:43:10 PM
Story and pictures at: http://www.altrinchamfccsh.com/brand-new-football-kit-for-oldfield-brow-primary/

As part of Altrincham Football Club’s ‘FA Charter Standard Community Club’ status, the club received a full junior team kit. This kit has since been donated to Oldfield Brow primary school after they recently attended Altrincham FC’s winter football tournament.

Altrincham FC Community Co-Ordinator, Judy Henson, said: “Oldfield Brow came along to our tournament in December and I noticed they had a tired looking, old style kit for their team. McDonald’s and The FA supply these free kits for teams just like Oldfield Brow, so we were thrilled the school decided to take us up on the offer. Oldfield Brow have recently just had a new building and astroturf pitch opened up on site, so we went along a took their football team for a coaching session to try out the new kit. There is definitely potential to get some of the sleeves cropped, but overall the kids loved the new strip and we are pleased to be able to help.”

Altrincham FC defender, Sam Heathcote, visited the school on Friday 27th January to carry out the training session with year 6 pupils.
12  General Category / Community / National League Trust U11 Tournament on: February 12, 2017, 06:05:54 PM
The NLT will be running an U11’s football tournament across the country, with the finals being played at the Promotion Final on 14th May, at Wembley Stadium. Each National League Club has been invited to enter an U11 team into one of four regional tournaments.
On Friday 10th February, we held a tournament at Timperley Sports Club between four schools (Bollin, Stamford Park, St Vincents, Broadheath). All four schools had won a trophy in our two school tournaments last year. St Vincents win overall, meaning they will be representing Altrincham FC in the regional stages (dates TBC).

For more information, or pictures from the day, visit our Facebook (@AltrinchamFCCommunitySportsHall) and Twitter pages (@AltyCSH) and website: http://www.altrinchamfccsh.com/national-league-trust-tournament/
13  General Category / Community / Re: HOLIDAY FUN WEEK on: February 12, 2017, 06:01:08 PM
Still chance to book on for this week, visit the website: www.altrinchamfccsh.com
14  General Category / Community / DISABILITY FOOTBALL on: January 23, 2017, 02:45:04 PM

New disability football sessions starting Thursday 23rd February, 2.00-3.00pm, FREE!
15  General Category / Community / HOLIDAY FUN WEEK on: January 11, 2017, 03:32:49 PM
Now taking online bookings for half term fun week: www.altrinchamfccsh.com
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