8 June 2022
We are pleased to announce the first of our new signings for the upcoming campaign. Duncan Culley has agreed to join us from last seasons league champions Bracknell Town.
Duncan made a few appearances for us in the 2019/20 season, scoring twice in his 3 appearances before injuries ended his time with us. Now over his injuries he is looking forward to adding to his Villa total.
GROUND IMPROVEMENTS UNDERWAY
13 June 2022
Admittedly we’ve been a bit quiet on the website and social media front recently but that doesn’t mean that we’ve been resting on our laurels off of the back of last seasons fantastic achievement. Far from it, the ground has been a hive of activity. In addition to the usual freshening up of dressing rooms etc a number of major projects have been undertaken.
The old post and rail that surrounded the pitch has been replaced with a brand new fence that meets the spec required in the Isthmian league. New fences have also been erected around the perimeter of the ground.
Work is well underway on opening up the “4th side” which runs behind the goal at the A316 end of the ground. Post and rail has been erected, footings have been dug and concrete for the new hard standing should be poured before the start of the new season.
The match day toilet block is currently undergoing a major refurbishment to increase both the quality and the quantity of facilities available. Work on a new snack bar in the container block has also begun.
Orders have also been placed to upgrade the existing floodlights to the latest LED lighting. Long delivery times on the fittings mean it might be a bit of a squeeze to get the work completed before the season but they will be ready by the first time we need to use them.
NEW SHIRT SPONSOR
10 June 2022
The club are delighted to have partnered with TOIKIDO who will sponsor our home kit this season and will also assist in raising awareness of the club.
Founded by Darran Garnham in 2020, Toikido are a new type of toy company and have quickly established themselves in the market and are now selling millions of products all over the world. They also have partnerships with Netflix and major gaming studios.
You may not be aware of the toys but your children will almost certainly have heard of their offerings, especially the “among us” series.
Darran and his staff at Toikido are at the leading edge of their field and the club are only too pleased to have their expertise to call on. Check out their website Toikido.co.uk
BEHIND THE SCENES
13 June 2022
Whilst the work being carried out on the ground is plain to see there has also been a lot of activity behind the scenes as well.
Sponsors have been secured for our new home and away kits, and for our exclusive Gary Craig memorial kit which will be worn in all of our cup and representative matches. The new kits are in the process of being manufactured and will be on display soon.
Simon, Paul and the rest of the management boys have also been busy. The vast majority of last seasons squad have committed to signing again this season but a number of new major signings are in the pipeline and will be announced when the time is right.