The Club will be picking up gear once a week to save our supporters postage and packing. if you have purchased goods from Macron, Can you email firstname.lastname@example.org once you have placed an order with your details. I am trying to get some samples for sizing purposes, but supporters who already have our Puma merchandise need to go up 1 size on Macron gear. i.e. Puma medium is a Macron Large.
PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY Irlam FC 0 v 4 Trafford
Tuesday 10th July 2018
TRAFFORD FIRST HALF TEAM:
James Coates, Sean Yeldrem, Darius Palma, Sam Egerton, Anthony Brown, Keil O’Brien, Tom Schofield,
Paul Williams, Matthew Bryan, Matthew Crothers, Ashley Woods.
Mason Mostyn, Chris Palmer, Zac Cooper, Ross Davidson, Anthony Brown, Lee Wilshaw, Nico Collins,
Andy Langford, Aaron Burns, Mark Derbyshire, Jack Dorney, George Farreley.
SCORERS: Schofield, Bryan, Woods, Derbyshire.
A LETTER FROM THE TRAFFORD FC CLUB SECRETARY
12th July 2018
Dear Committee, Supporters and Friends of TFC and the General Public of Urmston, Flixton and Davyhulme,
I am writing an open letter to you all to personally express my thanks for all the help, support and good wishes the club has received over the last month. We (the club) made a decision that we would open our doors to the public and show the England games for the World Cup. We made that decision from a commercial point of view as we do live hand-to-mouth throughout the year to provide a competitive team on the pitch and any extra income is always needed.
Many of you will already know that we had relative success on the pitch last season, even though we ultimately fell short in the play-off final and the Manchester Premier Cup final, but the support and response from the fans was immense. It was easily the best support I have seen in my 12 years involvement with the club. I speak for all of my colleagues on the committee when I say that I am delighted that that support has continued into the closed season with the attendance at the club over what has been an incredible summer. This has no doubt been buoyed by the fact that our National Team has also done well, but mirroring the Trafford FC lads, ultimately falling short despite monumental effort and commitment. We need this support to continue and grow!
This letter is also a plea to you good people. Many of you have seen the club’s setup for the first time over the last month and some of you dedicated fans and stalwarts of the non-league scene have come back again. Most of you have commented that we have welcomed you and we have a fantastic little corner of the community. This doesn’t come without the phenomenal hard work and effort from a small group of volunteers. We have a committee of 12 people who dedicate a large amount of time to the club. We have a President who remains involved in the club even though he no longer lives in the local area. We have a superb Supporter’s Club and other volunteers who help out in many, many ways. None of us get paid. None of us seek to be paid. However, we are in desperate need of additional support. All help is welcomed whether it’s picking up a paintbrush before the season starts or picking up litter after a game in the depths of winter. If you can and want to help, come on down and talk to anyone on the committee and they will give you the lowdown.
We have a squad of players who consistently overperform on the pitch compared to the financial backing we can give them. This is helped in part by the efforts behind the scenes and also because of the backroom support and the backing they get from our magnificent supporters.
We do have costs. We do need to get a team out on the pitch week in, week out and that is ultimately why we are here. We want to have a successful team and to make the experience the best for our supporters. That costs money, and we are forever looking at ways to increase income and raise funds. We don’t make a profit. We put all of the money we make back into the team and into maintaining and improving facilities. Ultimately, we want to have a much better clubhouse but that obviously costs a lot. We rely on gate receipts, fundraisers, donations, sponsorship and you guys buying beer and pies. We need to maintain what we’ve got but we want to ultimately grow.
We were overwhelmed by the numbers of people who turned up to watch the England games over the last month. We were perhaps caught cold and struggled getting the pints of beer served and bottles of prosecco chilled on those gorgeous summer afternoons, but you all came back. You all loved it! Please can I ask that you come back again? The fervor of those World Cup games has died down, but we have a non-league football season ahead of us. We play in the FA Cup and FA Trophy. Out first league game is 18th August against our play-off foes Prescot. A grudge game maybe, but we will be ready to take our revenge on the pitch from the first minute. For those regulars, I know you will be back for pre-season starting on Tuesday 17th July at Shawe View.
For those of you who enjoyed your Trafford FC World Cup experience, please come back and experience the Trafford FC EvoStik experience. You’ll love it (guaranteed)!! I can’t guarantee the glorious sunshine or the results, but you have to take the rough with the smooth. Tell your friends where we are. Bring your family, bring the kids, bring the dog. Buy beer at the bar, pies from the tea hut. Sponsor a game or the match ball. Cheer the boys along. Experience the winning feeling with Trafford FC!!
Trafford 2 v 1 Chorley
Tuesday 17th July 2018
TRAFFORD FIRST HALF TEAM:
James Coates, Ally Brown, Hafeez Hamzet, Sam Egerton, Anthony Brown (c), Keil O'Brien, Andy Langford,
Paul Williams, Matty Bryan, Ash Woods, Declan Rydings.
James Coates, Harry Sheridan, Darius Palma, Chris Palmer (c), Lee Wilshaw, Ross Davidson,
Laurence Taylor, Tom Schofield, Aaron Burns, Mark Derbyshire, Matty Crothers.
Trafford secured a morale boosting 2-1 victory over Conference North outfit Chorley in an entertaining pre-season friendly at Shawe View on Tuesday night.
After a defence dominated opening, the visitors went close in the 15th minute when Courtney Meppen-Walter curled a free kick just over from 20 yards.
Two minutes later Trafford striker Matt Bryan was released by Andy Langford but saw his shot deflected inches wide.
In the 41st minute the deadlock was broken when, following an almighty goalmouth scramble, an attempted clearance struck home keeper James Coates on the back of the head and the ball trickled over the line.
However, within a minute Trafford levelled when Ally Brown floated a great cross to the back post and Declan Rydings flung himself forward to head past Cameron Belford.
The second half saw both sides making numerous changes with Trafford manager Tom Baker replacing all ten outfield players in the 62nd minute.
And the hosts appeared to play with greater fluency and control, star striker Aaron Burns notching the winner in the 73rd minute when he coolly slotted the ball past Belford following a fine cross by Laurence Taylor.
Burns almost struck again when his header was cleared off the line but Chroley finished the stronger and Coates made several excellent saves to seal the win.
Trafford are in action once again at Shawe View on Saturday when they entertain Ashton United, kick off 3 p.m. and then on Tuesday night Altrincham are the visitors for a game kicking off at 7-45 p.m.