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Hitchin Town FC - Weekly Bulletin 24th August

Hitchin Town FC - Weekly Bulletin 24th August

2018-08-24 
| by Roy Izzard, Mark Burke, Hitchin Town FC | Posted in Hitchin Sport

 

FIXTURES
Saturday 25 August home to Redditch United league – kick off 3.00pm.
Monday 27 August away to Biggleswade Town league – kick off 3.00pm.

FA YOUTH CUP
Our under 18 team will play Barking in the preliminary round at Top Field on Monday 3 September – kick off 7.45pm.

SOUTHERN LEAGUE CHALLENGE CUP
The league cup game at home to Harrow Borough has been arranged for Wednesday 5 September – kick off 7.45pm.

DISCOUNTED ADMISSION PRICES
Remember that pre-paid online tickets carry a £1 reduction with adult tickets being £11 and concession tickets £7. Tickets are available up to 8pm the night before a game. Click here to purchase.

SOCIAL CLUB
Improvements at the social club are now being carried out. The ladies toilets have been refurbished and redecorated this week. The disabled toilet and gents toilets will undergo the same upgrade in the coming weeks.

PLAYER NEWS

Josh Bickerstaff has a one game suspension for his sending off at Needham Market. He misses the Redditch game.
Isaac Galliford is available for the Redditch game.
Jay Dowie continues to make good progress in his recovery.
Lewis Ferrell is available for the Redditch game.
New loan signing Noah Chesmain is available for the Redditch game. He has joined from Colchester and has also played three first team games at Millwall. We welcome Noah to Top Field.

ACADEMY TEAM
The academy team played their first friendly on Wednesday and beat a Boreham Wood eleven 4-1. Next week there will be a news article on the academy set up.

NORTH HERTS FM
This Saturday 25th, Top Field will welcome Redditch United FC to Top Field. We are also pleased to announce that the Community Radio Station North Herts FM, will once again allow us the technology to transmit one arm of our wonderful commentary team “Brian Gray and Freddie Cardy”. Commentary will begin at 2.45pm to build up for the kick off at 3.00pm.

We hope that those of you who cannot make it to the match for various reasons will listen in and support Hitchin Town FC and North Herts FM. This is the second match that we have had the opportunity transmit live, the first being highly successful, Brian and Freddie took to the airwaves like they had worked together for years and brought in a record 859 listeners, outstanding for a friendly and considering it was Freddies 14th Birthday; his professionalism belied his age! We hope to be able to reach listeners who cannot travel for a variety of reasons; and for those of you that have a form of disability; be that of a mobile nature or sight impairment. We want to share the excitement of football with you all. Please also note that Top Field is very Disabled Friendly, there are accessible entrances for wheelchair users, disabled toilets within The Canary Club and Stewards on hand to assist in any way; carers have free entrance.

North Herts FM is THE local community radio station for North Herts. Run by and for local people. Even though North Herts FM has only been on air 5 months, the station already attracts around 5,000 listeners per month and that is growing daily. North Herts FM mission is to create a valuable and sustainable resource for the community of North Herts, supporting local people, charities and businesses and they are fiercely pro Community. They are developing a mobile studio to take to local events and already work closely with a number of great local initiates such as Herts Pride and ourselves, to help realise their goals.

During September there will be another team of commentators ready to share the load with Brian and Freddie and we look forward to introducing them to you.

Download the Android/Apple app (Search for “North Herts FM”) or listen on the website by clicking here.

The Hitchin Town FC twitter team will still bring updates as will the forum; and questions and shout outs will be welcome.

We are very excited by this joint venture with North Herts FM and we really hope that you will support our commentators again as they lead this journey into the 21st Century please also support the radio station before, during and after the matches. Their shows cater for every musical taste and fully support local events and unsigned artists. To get involved with them listen in by clicking here. Please also make contact with North Herts FM via studio@northertsfm.com Becky will welcome your community based enquires.

MARK BURKE ON FORTHCOMING GAMES:

REDDITCH UNITED
After the disappointing first three results we will be looking to start off our season with a positive result against our old rivals Redditch United. This will not be an easy task as our confidence has been dented but the players have worked really hard in the two training sessions leading up to the game and I am hopeful of getting something on Saturday.

BIGGLESWADE TOWN
We travel to Biggleswade on Monday with them having had a very good start which sees them currently in a play-off position. It will be good to catch up with some of our former players that served us well over the years. We will be looking to avenge the double that Biggleswade inflicted on us last season and I urge our supporters to come out in force for this local derby.

 

ROY IZZARD

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