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North Bridge Closure Update

Latest Update from Oundle Town Council

Northamptonshire Highways will commence works on the 3 tonne weight limit and 2.1m width restriction signing at both ends of North Bridge on or around January 21st 2019. The existing 1st weight limit on South Bridge will be lifted at the same time. Traffic lights (maybe temporary to start with, and certainly by Feb 18th) should be on the Bamwell/A605 junction around the same time to ease turning movements.
The width restricting bollards will be installed on North Bridge following the signalization of the Barnwell Rd in Feb/March. To enable these works North Bridge will have to be fully closed for 3-4 days. Advanced notice signs will be installed nearer the time with specific dates.
The X4 route will change with all buses now coming into town from the South Bridge/Benefield Road end of West street on the loop below. A new bus stop is likely to be created on West Street by Beans.

The X4 timetable will change, probably around January 27th week of January 21st on the Stagecoach website. Click Here to view

It will take the same circular route around Oundle from Peterborough OR Corby, with the Peterborough bound bus stops in front of Laxton School, near Kings Road and Riverside Maltings becoming redundant for the duration of the works. The bus stops at the East end of the Bridge will not be served, so local residents will need to walk across the bridge to the bus stop on Station Road opposite Pick Arthey, or perhaps use the Call Connect service to link to Warmington bus stops. Please take care -buses to Peterborough and Corby will be using the same stops, so check a bus’s destination before you get on it.

We’ll try and make updates to the Oundle Town Council and Oundle Info websites, Facebook and Twitter feeds as soon as we know any more, and will update the Electronic noticeboards too. Further information regarding the works should soon be available at www.northamptonshire.gov.uk or if you have any specific enquiries please contact NorthBridgeOundle@kierwsp.co.uk.

Sponsor Feature – Gorilla Firm Cycling

A huge thanks to Oundle based Gorilla Firm Cycling who sponsor our Under 13’s Junior Team.

Gorilla are an independent bike shop based at The Wharf in the historic market town of Oundle, Northamptonshire. They stock the most desirable products and brands that cycling has to offer, combining them with a service that is second to none and provide an experience that is elevated far beyond just ‘buying a bike’.

With a bias towards custom builds, they will build the ultimate road, time-trial or cyclocross bike to your exact specification and geometry. Our GURU Bike fitting service delivers real-time adjustment and an infinite range of motion to create the best riding position for you.  This can completely change your cycling experience for the better, improving your position, efficiency and comfort.

You can visit their website for further information by Clicking here

Oundle 1st Team News

Oundle Town FC 1st Team take a short trip up the A1 to play Wittering Harriers FC in PDFL Division One on Saturday 29th December, 2pm KO.

Ground address: Towns End Road, Wittering, PE8 6HB

This will be the first time in over ten years Town play a PDFL fixture over the Festive break, so it would be great for followers to support on match-day. Wittering FC clubhouse opens from 1pm.

*Squad to be finalised vs Wittering FC, player bio on the OTFC 1st Team*

Daniel Wagstaff (Defender)

Senior Town player started his trade as a striker under Malcolm Smith in the Youth team 20 years ago, now playing centre-back. Provides reassurance to squad with his experience and ball distribution from the back.

Ryan Bishop (Winger)

Talented Peterborough based forward. Pathway via Town U17s now U18s drafted into the senior side this season. First appearance away vs Spalding Town FC in October scoring with his first touch coming off the bench in the 75’ minute. Rewarded with a start the week later vs current Division One Champions Moulton Harrox FC and scored in a 4-2 home win.

Eddie Thorpe (Defender)

A Town Youth product and who took pathway to senior side without hesitation aged 16. Third season on Eddie shows maturity beyond his age as a commanding centre-back. Last season he represented PNS Youths playing in the Midweek Floodlit League and gained FA Youth Cup run experience.

Liam Bohonis (Midfielder)

The Club’s most recent signing having returned from US. Previously played for Sawtry FC in PDFL Premier Division and his early career highlight was starring in The PFA Senior Cup Final vs ICA Sports FC in 2014 at London Road as 17 year old. Also represented Hunts FA Youth rep side, which was then managed by former Town manager Martin Hipwell.

Jonny Hipwell (Defender/ Winger)

Over 80 first team appearances for the Club. Also played for Town Reserves, Youth team and represented Hunts FA Youth rep side in his early playing career. Oundle based player with attributes ranging from athleticism, ball distribution and personality on/ off the pitch with the occasional goal in his locker.

Sam Greenhalgh (Forward)

Signed from Sawtry FC in the Summer and previously gained experience with Whittlesey Athletic FC in PDFL Premier. Plays as a wide forward with dynamic pace and has eye for goal. Also plays for Town’s Youth side to support his football development under manager Conor Murphy.

Jay Chilvers (Defender)

4th year at the Club having made his first appearance as a 16 year old. Now at Nottingham Trent University in his final year and leads the side as a commanding defender. Recently returned to first team action following a long term injury picked-up vs UCL side Thrapston Town FC, in a credible 4-4 preseason draw back in July.

Pete Beverly (Forward)

Another youngster from the Youth team stable, now studying in the US on a Scholarship Programme. Played for Town during preseason and for 2 months over the Winter study break. Plays as classic no.9 and adds a competitive edge to the squad.

Joe Graham (Midfielder/ winger)

New addition to the Club this season, already scored 10 goals in 15 appearances. Key assets are his athleticism, creative direct play and his positivity in the changing room. Previously played in the PDFL Premier and was also part of a successful Yaxley Under 18s side that played in the Northants Senior Youth Floodlit League.

Callum Dalliday (Midfielder)

Callum made his first team appearance last season in NFA County Cup away win vs Kings Cliffe United FC. Peterborough based player and is establishing himself as a dynamic midfielder in the senior side. Outside football, early this year Cal has gained recognition at the National English Schools cross-country Championship Finals. Also plays for Town Youth side this season.

Luke Cozzetto (Midfielder/ Defender)

Based in Elmington nr. Oundle. Was Town’s Youth team captain last season who is now into his third year as an established first team player at OTFC. Luke is now contributing with goals from midfield this season and is versatile positionally!

Brian Smith (Striker)

To date, this season’s leading scorer with 15 goals, currently in top 4 league score chart. Signed from Sawtry FC this Summer and has quickly established himself as a predator in front of goal in Division One. Is a collector of random football shirts and training to become a fireman.

Conor Murphy (Midfielder/ Forward)

Last season’s Club top scorer with 20 goals in 19 games. Recent playing career with UCL outfit PNS, his free-kick voted goal of season whilst at PNS in 2015/16 and is Town’s Under 18’s manager. Conor’s attributes are his on-pitch leadership qualities, intelligent play, occasional turn of pace and technique. Aim for Conor is to regain his rich vain of goal form to return from last season!

Neil White (Defender)

18 appearances this season brings total of 159 club caps dating back from 2011/12 campaign. Ever present left back with a cultured wond of a left foot and well respected as a senior player at the Club.

Tom Brady (Midfielder)

Loyal club player who first played for Town over 10 years ago and now built a reputation as a combative player who’s added goals from midfield in PDFL Division One.

Elliott Rowe (Defender/ Midfielder)

Woodford based player in his 6th season at Town. Elliott’s pace and tackling tenacity are his main assets to the senior side. Had a stint at Mickleover Sports FC whilst at Derby University and played for Hunts FA County rep side as a youth player. Shows his passion on the pitch which has yielded 20 yellow cards and a bunch of reds to date; although his commitment to the Club overrides these cautions.

Martin Holgate (Goalkeeper)

Signed from Sawtry FC in the Summer, previously played for Uppingham Town FC and the Forces. Useful shot stopper and ball distribution from the back and has a passion to support younger keepers at the Club.

Jose Andre (Forward)

Andre is now in his second spell at Town and is a clubhouse favourite for his flair and creative forward play – scores 5 goals this campaign. Started his career in Portugal as a talented youth player, also played for Sawtry FC and more recently St Neots Town Reserves.

Phil Adams (Defender)

Oundle based player who also plays for Oundle Town Cricket Club. A commanding centre-back and is respected by all the squad for his desire and character to defend.

Ben Symonds (Midfielder)

Signed for Town this season who is comfortable in possession on the ball. Previously played for AFC Stamford and Yaxley Youth teams.

Jack McDermott (Midfielder)

Played for Town during pre-season and the first 2 months of league campaign before setting off to Reading University.

Matt Warman (Forward)

Matt also played for Town during the earlier league campaign, now at Aston University. Made a big impact to the squad and returns to squad when home visiting. Is duel signed and plays for Cadbury Athletic FC (Midlands League) in term-time who have reached The FA Vase Fourth Round Proper tie next month – last 32.

Rob Blades (Forward)

Rob is currently out injured about to return to the fold. Last played for Town in March 2018 vs Stamford Belvedere FC in The Daniels Cup. Last season’s goal tally – 8 goals in 16 appearances. Plays off the shoulder of opponents and his pace and timing of runs into the box are his main assets.

Up and Coming Fixtures:

• Sat 5th Jan 19 PDFL (H) vs Crowland Town FC, 2pm KO

• Sat 12th Jan 19 League Cup Quarter Final (A) vs Uppingham Town FC 1.30pm KO


Message from the Chairman

I would like to thank all our fabulous members, coaching staff & volunteers who give up their free time for Oundle Town FC. Without your hard work, commitment and support, we would not be able to run 18 teams ranging from Under 5’s through to the 1st Team

Back in September, we finally signed the 30-year lease with Oundle School after 3 frustrating years of negotiations which now secures the Club’s future at the Station Rd ground.

A Big thank you also to our Club Sponsors for their financial support in providing team wear and equipment.

These are exciting times for the Club and we will be working with the FA to develop the whole area into football pitches, with lights for training and matches, a new club house and everything associated with taking our club to the next level! By working together with members and stake holders, we will continue to develop both Senior and Junior teams and provide a more secure footing for Football in Oundle and the surrounding area.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas & a Prosperous New Year

Cameron Holmes

Oundle Town FC Chairman

Sponsor Oundle Carpets & Curtains

This week we would like to give a huge thanks to our First Team sponsor, Oundle Carpets & Curtains who are based in Oundle.

Oundle Carpets & Curtains supply and fit curtains, blinds, flooring and carpets in Peterborough and the Northamptonshire area. Based in their  two showrooms in Oundle, they offer quality, variety and over 40 years experience to homeowners and commercial clients alike.

Free estimates and advice given on styles and matching, why not visit their showroom at Unit 5, Eastwood Rd, Oundle ( next to Waitrose) or telephone 01832 275009 for an appointment.

You can also visit their website by clicking here

Sponsor Minigolf Peterborough

This week we would like to give a huge thanks to one of our main sponsors, MiniGolf based in Peterborough who kindly sponsor our Under 6 & Under 9 Junior Teams.

This family run business was conceived through the love of golf and the fun to be had by all when playing minigolf.

PGA Professionals Simon and Roger Fitton joined together to set up Peterborough Minigolf and have 3 members of staff – twins Carys and Bruce along with Pete!

MiniGolf Peterborough also cater for childrens parties and corporate events.

Check them out on their website by clicking here

Pat “Shutty” Gilbert

It is with great sadness, that we announce that one of our long serving committee members, Pat “Shutty” Gilbert, has sadly passed away.

Pat was well known by many people in Oundle and was very popular with the club members. He used to raise around £1,500 a year for the club running a meat draw.

He will be sadly missed by the football club and we are grateful for all that he has done for us over the years.

Our sincere condolences go to his family and friends from everyone at Oundle Town FC.

His funeral is on Friday 30th  November at the Kettering Crematorium with his wake at the Ship around 2.45pm.