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Coronavirus update – March 28th 2020

Dear OTFC Member,


We hope that this finds you and your family well in the unprecedented times we are facing.  We thought the weather this season was challenging enough, but yesterday we found out that due to CV19, all Leagues have now been concluded below the National League for the 2019-20 season. Please see below excerpt regarding Grassroots Clubs from the FA announcement. 

“We can now confirm that The FA has decided that all grassroots football is concluded for the 2019/20 season. This will allow the game to move forward and to commence planning for next season. Our County Football Associations [CFAs] will be supporting grassroots leagues over the coming days to determine how they should close out their current competitions. ” 

OTFC have been following the Government guidance throughout this pandemic, as you will all know all of our teams stopped playing 2 weeks ago and our Clubhouse closed on Monday 23rd March until further notice.  Our volunteers continue to maintain our pitches on Station Road, working in isolation from others.  If anyone does have time to sit on a tractor we’d love to have your help so we can make a rota up.  OTFC admin work will also continue so that we will be ready to start the new season as soon as the information from our Leagues are published. 

For those of you who don’t know, OTFC is a CASC (Charity) which is run on a non-profit basis.   All of the money received from football subscriptions and all income made at the Clubhouse are utilised to pay for our football activities, and the upkeep of our Club facilities, including payment of our lease, pitch maintenance & marking, pitch hire, referee fees, kit & equipment, plus investment in equipment and grounds maintenance for future seasons.  As with all other businesses CV19 is having a significant financial impact on OTFC. 

Our Committee, in line with social distancing have had our monthly Committee meeting as a virtual meeting to discuss the challenges ahead.   We understand that there will be concerns over subscriptions and we would ask that you contact us on treasurer@oundletownfc.co.uk to request pro rata refunds of your annual subscription.  For those of you who have standing orders we ask that you cancel these from 26th March. Lastly the OTFC committee want to wish that you and your family keep safe and well during this time. 

All our best wishes 

Cameron Lisa Michael & Glenn

First Team Manager – Club Statement May 2019

PRESS RELEASE STATEMENT 10th May 2019

Oundle Town Football Club have accepted Jan Czarnecki’s resignation as First Team Manager position at the end of this season’s campaign.

Oundle Town Football Club would like to place on record their thanks to Jan. During his two and a half year reign, the Club have maintained top half finishes in PDFL Division One, he has built a reputation of progressing Youths into the 1st team which has resulted in a positive knock-on effect within the Club with both the U17’s and U18’s winning cups, he now leaves the club on a high in his pursuit for a new challenge with the foundations set for his successor.

On behalf of the Board Members, Club Members and support staff, we wish Jan the very best of luck going forward. 

The Club are currently in the process of appointing a new First Team Manager with an announcement expected in due course.

Bulley Davey Chartered Accountants

We would like to thank Bulley Davey for their continued support to Oundle Town Football Club.

Established in 1935, their business today provides unparalleled service to all clients, whatever their size or sector. With a wealth of experience, they pride themselves on delivering a first class service as and when required.

Bulley Davey is a successful, forward thinking provider of accounting, tax and business advice services.

They also have a number of dedicated specialist departments dealing with a range of matters such as tax planning, corporate finance, wealth management, insolvency and business recovery.

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Oundle U18’s Cup Match Report

Oundle Town U18 3 – 1 Bourne Town u18

A cup quarter final with the two highest positioned teams in the leagues coming together with the eventual winner becoming slight favorite for the title, but this is cup football and as this tie showed upsets can happen.

Bourne came into the game unbeaten throughout the season, unbeaten in 8 in the league with a couple of cup wins to go with it they came into the game clear favorites against an Oundle side with huge talent but struggling for consistency.

The match began quite frantically with both sides enjoying spells of possession and the occasional half chance on goal, the evenly matched start seemed to give Oundle the confidence they needed to take the game to Bourne and put them on the back foot for the opening 25 minutes.

Then came the eventual sucker punch, after a poor corner the ball was picked up on the side of the 6 yard box before the Bourne player on the turn left footed sent a lofted cross come shot across goal.

The acute angle and surprise of the shot seemed to take Oundle players, especially the goal keeper by surprise as It dropped into the far corner.

Oundle 0 – 1 Bourne.

It wasn’t long however before the home side reacted, spurred on from the confidence they had built before hand they fashioned a chance down the right-hand side and after two attempts Sam Greenhalgh slotted past the keeper.

Oundle 1-1 Bourne.

This goal seemingly having the opposite effect on Bourne who seemed to lose focus for the next 10 minutes gave Oundle more possession of the ball in the opposition half. Some neat combination play led to a free kick just inside the Bourne half, looping up into the air held up by the days strong wind, Charley Hockey Oundle’s strong number 9 (who for some reason wears 2) rose above everyone to head into the bottom corner.

Oundle 2-1

Half time came at the right time for the away side who took the time to reorganise and refocus their efforts. Oundle potentially conscious of the fact they had something to hold on too started to play deeper and found themselves defending for the majority of the second half.

Until a fast counter attack from a Bourne attack that had committed many players forward found Hockey who released Freddie Davies into the left channel, entering the box he opened his body slotting the ball underneath the keeper.

FT Oundle 3 – 1

A great achievement by all involved and we look forward to welcoming Glinton Northborough to Station Road this Sunday 2pm kick off.

The Barn Garden Centre

Our Sponsor Feature this week is The Barn Garden Centre in Oundle.

The Barn Garden Centre in Oundle is an independent, family run Garden Centre found in the heart of the Nene Valley. They pride themselves on the quality of their plants and comprehensive range of gardening products. So if you’re looking for a plant or a just a bit of advice, they look forward to welcoming you to The Barn.

We would like to thank The Barn Garden Centre in Oundle for sponsoring our Under 8’s White team.

You can contact them on 01832 273310 or email contact@thebarngardencentre.co.uk

Click the logo below to visit their website