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1  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / From the Board on: September 19, 2018, 09:32:13 PM

One of the areas that we as a board have been keen to rectify is our communication to the fans and following Bill’s update on the work we are undertaking to understand what it would take to transition the club to full-time football, it is now my turn to provide an update from the board.

My particular focus over the summer and in the first weeks of the season has been two-fold – one of which being the new website, and the second being on the football side of things working closely with Phil and the team.

I’d like to thank everybody for their patience with regards to the new website. The biggest challenge has naturally been replacing John Laidlar in terms of pure content given the magnificent job he did. That was never going to be easy and rather than just an individual playing the webmaster role, there are various contributors now. While the content has yet to reach the levels provided by John and it may take a bit more time to get used to navigating a new website, it does offer us a better way to showcase the fantastic work that our media team, Alty TV and our excellent photographers are producing.

There is still some way to go to get it to where we would like it to be but it is getting there. The most frequent bit of feedback I have received is that the text runs off the page in some instances. This is likely a browser issue (Internet Explorer) and I would recommend using Google Chrome or Firefox. I won’t bore you with any other technical stuff!

The main reason behind the new website is to start providing current and potential sponsors with greater exposure and to start generating digital revenue streams. Whether it is to aid the quest to go full-time or just to enable us to provide greater resources to Phil and the team, that has to be done.

On the football side, we’ve worked hard to improving the infrastructure to support the players and coaching staff. The Juniors have kindly moved some of their sessions around to enable the team to train at Manchester Health Academy which is an upgrade both in quality and geographical location for the team.

We have managed to strike a deal with an industry leading data provider (Stats LLC formerly ProZone) to produce statistics on both home and away matches. Last season we only had Alty TV video for home matches but there is a league-wide partnership and agreement among the teams to provide video on all matches so that has been a good addition.

You may have noticed some of the players wearing some bizarre looking vests at our matches. We have a partnership for the first time this season with Catapult for 30 vests which have GPS tracking to monitor the fitness of all the players. The key benefit here has been for the medical staff who can monitor the fitness of players recovering from injury to know the levels of fitness they need to get back to before being considered for selection again.

Naturally, none of these new factors will necessarily see us win the next match, but they should help to prepare the team and give them an edge – however small that may be.

In terms of injuries sustained this season, we’ve been somewhat unfortunate so far with some of them like Jordan’s eye problem, Connor damaging his wrist and then illnesses to Andy White and Owen Dale. Hopefully we will have a bit more luck on that front and on the pitch in the coming weeks and months.

We do plan on making these updates from the board on a more regular basis and we will be kicking off the newsletter shortly with more details of everything that is going on at the club. Until then, if you see me at the ground at any point and have any questions, don’t hesitate to grab me and I’ll be happy to answer them.

Thanks for reading and I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the game on Saturday.

2  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Hearing rumours of some really sad news on: August 09, 2018, 09:03:45 PM
RIP Pete
3  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Main Stand on: July 30, 2018, 11:18:04 PM
In all my years off supporting Altrincham i can only think of 3 names that have been on front of the main stand

Wonderful Gas
Carole Nash
and the new one
4  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: JACQUI FORSTER on: April 30, 2018, 03:30:43 PM
Jacqui's funeral details:
Date: Friday, 25th May, 2018
Burial at Hale Cemetery, Hale Road, Hale at 12:30pm. Everyone is most welcome to attend.
Celebration of Jacqui’s life at Altrincham Football Club, Community Sports Hall, Moss Lane, Altrincham, WA15 8AP at 2:00pm. Please do not arrive before 1:50pm. Parking is limited to the surrounding roads so if you can arrive on foot please do so.
Dress as you like and football shirts for your local club will be much appreciated. We will be having Lancashire Hot Pot and Luscious Lemon Cake as per Jacqui’s instructions and the bar will be open. Vegetarian option will be provided. Flowers are welcome and donations to The Christie will be gratefully received by James at Kershaws on the day or by contacting them directly on 0161 969 2288.
We will be putting together a slide show of all our favourite photos of Jacqui. If you would like to send any in to be added please email them to Alisonw@kenyonassociates.com
5  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Hednesford Match Thread on: April 26, 2018, 07:23:59 PM
All Atrincham Junior teams have been invited to attend the final game foc and their parents for a £5 might bump the crowd up a little bit.
6  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: JACQUI FORSTER on: April 23, 2018, 11:15:02 AM
One very brave lady another sad loss to the Club. RIP Jacqui and condolences to your family and friends.
7  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Ladies team and Walking football on: April 17, 2018, 09:23:20 AM
For the first time Altrincham Girls will be also playing a mini tournament on the Sunday under 8 - 11 This
is the first opportunity since being formed of playing on the pitch.
8  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: RIP Kenny Palin on: April 06, 2018, 09:08:47 PM
I could only make it to the service today but what a service ! There was easily over 300 people there which is incredible

The service was a celebration of a legend

Lovely funny stories and some touching ones as well

Ill miss you asking how Tegan is Kenny but you will never be forgoten

So glad i recorded you all those years ago


The service was excellent i don't think i have laughed so much
9  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: New shirt? on: March 19, 2018, 06:53:43 PM
Images on club website. Designed by the player's,I think they've come up with a smart shirt?

Will the Juniors be getting that design to? Or will they be desinging thier own
 As 2 years is up since they had a new shirt
10  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: RIP Kenny Palin on: March 18, 2018, 03:53:07 PM
Loving the tribute replies to Altrincham fc tweet by current and ex players.
11  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: RIP Kenny Palin on: March 18, 2018, 11:25:07 AM
Gutted a legend at Altrincham fc and town, Remember walking the Alty festival with Kenny on the float and he got more cheers than the club himself.
RIP mate.
12  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: RIP Alan Johnson on: March 17, 2018, 12:46:26 PM
RIP Alan always enjoyed are chats.
13  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: RIP Dave Cameron on: March 01, 2018, 11:26:40 AM
Davids funeral will be held on Thursday 8th March at Altrincham Crematorium followed by a wake at the Moss Trooper in Timperley. It will be family flowers only and donations if required will be to the British Heart Foundation care of Kenneth Dewey & Sons Funeral Directors in Hale. Many Thanks for all the support. His brother is asking on David Facebook page to contact him via messager if you would like to attend.
14  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: RIP Dave Cameron on: February 13, 2018, 12:28:39 PM
Shocked at this...............Glad i got the chance to have one last chat with you at last Tuesday game RIP Swaying Dave.
15  General Category / Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Alty and music on: January 23, 2018, 03:55:51 PM

Proper football club bar
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