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10 September, Weekly course:

The weekly coaching course will commence on Saturday 18th September at 0900 - 1000 hours. The venue will be Swan Pool. manager Morell Maison will be taking the course, with guest appearances from members of the Buckingham Town first team.
The cost will be £3. There is no need to book, just turn up and learn.


3 September New signings:

Lee Reade, Goalkeeper, 19yrs old, 6ft 3", youth team goalkeeper for crystal palace, moved to Wycombe Wanderers, trained by Phil Parks and Hans Segers. Having not been offered a pro contract at WW he has come to BTFC. he has a level 1 coaching cert.

Scott Harvey has signed from Hitchin Town, Midfielder, 20 years old, was a youth team player at Luton. He will be in the squad for Saturday

From message board

14 August

Buckingham Town in/outs Taken from message board. Originally from footballmitoo:
In: Jason Blackett (f, Barton Rovers), Lieron Carey (f, Barton Rovers), Jermaine Daley (m, Barton Rovers), Leon Ettienne (d, Barton Rovers), Lance Gentle-King (d, Hitchin), Alex Giscombe (m, Aylesbury), Lee Orcheston (d, ex-Luton Town), James Patterson (d, Bury Town), Craig Piper (m, ex-Luton Town), Martin Young (m, Arlesey)
Out: Dean Chapman (Wootton), Meshach Cole (Aylesbury), Junior George (Dunstable), Gary Hutchinson (Wootton), Marcus McGillycuddy (work commitments), Paul Stanley (Boreham Wood), Ian Trott (St Neots), Adam Turner (Dunstable), Darren Harmon (Long Buckby)

13 August The following items are from the message board posted by Sue Horton.

Management Statement
Buckingham Town FC
Morell Maison
1st team manager-head coach

After what could be viewed as as a successful season, though trophy less our failure to achieve promotion has had an impact on us.
The promotion of so many clubs in our catchment area Boreham
Wood, Brackley, Hitchin town, Bedford Town, Dunstable Town, has meant not only them adding players able to cope at a higher level to their squads, but players groomed at Buckingham being attracted to the higher level, this has seen Paul Stanley go to Borehamwood, Junior George and Adam Turner to Dunstable Town and Meshach Cole to Aylesbury Utd, Ian Trott feels at 29 he has an opportunity to progress quickly into sth league as St Neots in his view are further along in their development than we are, squad players Gary Hutchinson and Dean Chapman have moved to Wootton Blue Cross, with Marcus moving with his job to Manchester and about to get married, along with a baby due playing is down his list of priorities, this has meant a total rebuild of our squad; it has been a tough job this year as I have been burdened with the weight of expectation, and have heard that I am leaving the club to manage clubs with illustrious pasts.
I shook hands with Mr. Robin Taylor of the Ford Meadow club and agreed to a 5yr project to rebuild Buckingham town at the start of my 5th yr we have an u18 side two reserve side and a 1st team squad full of promise 4 cup finals a 2nd place finish and a 4th place in the last two yrs, on the basis of this Mr. Taylor has asked me to stay with the club and see it back into the Dr Martins Lge
. itís a tall order with many tests ahead but I do love a challenge, the squad this year is as follows (PLEASE NOTE all these players are now available for sponsorship only £25 for the season, please e-mail Sue Horton at ).

Sean Griffiths vice capt. (Sponsor Brian Maycock)

Andy Stevens


Stuart Blaik capt (sponsor WH Enterprises Ltd)
Lance Gentle-King (sponsor Bessy Davidson)
Leon Ettiene
James Patterson
Phil Turner
Leroy Williams
Jamie Hawthorne

Jermaine Daley
Lee Orcheston (Sponsor Sue Horton)
Lee Callingham
Moses Olaleye (sponsor Phil Runnicles)
Martin Young
Alex Giscombe
Giuseppe Lagioia

Ruben Max Grant (sponsor Robin Taylor)
Kieron Carey
Jason Blackett



BTFC will be running a weekly football clinic. The clinic will commence on Saturday 11 September. It will take place at Swan Pool and will run for 1 hour 0900 - 1000 hours. The cost will be £3 per week. There is no need to book, just turn up. The clinic will be run by fully qualified FA coaches. Further details will be placed onto the news section on the webmasters return from holiday. Minimum age 6 years old.
Anybody requiring further information should e-mail Sue Horton at



BTFC will be running a three day full time coaching clinic on October 27, 28 and 29th (during half term). Advance application forms can be obtained by emailing Whilst full details of the course are not yet available, the cost for the three days will be around £35-£40, will include a certificate and season ticket. Anyone having attended the summer course will receive a 10% discount.
Full details of the course will be available by end of August



The first BTFC summer coaching course ran last week from 2nd - 6th August and has been deemed a great success. A total of 58 youths and children attended the course covering the full age range of 6-16 yrs old. The week culminated with a tournament, and then all attendees being presented with their certificate and BTFC season ticket. BTFC replica shirts have been ordered for all attendees and will be presented at a later date after they have been delivered in from Nike.


18 July 2004

BUCKINGHAM Town FC elected local businessman Philip Smith as their new chairman at the club's recent annual general meeting.

Smith, who was formerly chairman of the successful Padbury BTFC team in the South Midlands League, brings a wealth of football knowledge to the club, as well as commercial expertise.
He was a director at professional club Leicester City FC and has had a lifelong involvement in the game at all levels.
Of the challenges ahead, he was quick to point out the difficult job in hand, with the club's facilities in need of modernisation and a limited budget to work with.
However, he is enthusiastic about moving the club forward in a professional manner.
"We have a lot of positives, with a successful first team and the emergence of a clear policy on youth development," he said.
He added: "We shall continue to develop a programme of fundraising events for the club and work more closely with the community to raise funds for the development of the ground."
David Field takes over the chairmanship of Padbury BTFC.

15 July  2004

Buckingham Town FC will be holding a Youth Summer Coaching course for ages 6 - 16 yrs.  The event will take place for one week from August 2nd - 6th August. The week long course will cost £45.00 and will include the following:-

Full Coaching by qualified experts daily
Sandwich lunch each day
Buckingham Town Football club shirt
Course membership
Season ticket for Buckingham Town 2004/5
Certificate of attendance

The agenda for the week will be as follows:-

Monday 2nd - Thursday 5th

9.30 - 10.00  Registration
10.00 - 11.00  Preparation
11.00 - 12.00  Ball skills
12.00 - 1.00  small sided games
1.00 - 2.00  Lunch
2.00 - 3.00  Functional practises
3.00 - 4.00  Small sided games
4.00 - 4.30  Warm down and de-brief

Friday 6th August - TOURNAMENT

9.30 - 10.00  Registration
10.00 - 11.00  Preparation
11.00 - 1.00 - Tournament
1.00 - 2.00  Lunch
2.00 - 4.00 Tournament

The trainers for the week will be:-

MORELL MAISON - 1st Team coach Buckingham Town - UEFA Licensed, Diploma sports psychology, worldwide coaching experience including Belize, USA, Caribbean

PETER SMITH  -  Liverpool school of excellence, Professional footballer with Exeter City, UEFA coaching certificates

PETER RICHES  -  1st Team coach, Assistant Manager Buckingham Town, Pro with Manchester United, Goalkeeping Speciality

COLIN HILL - Arsenal League championship, Maratimo Portugal, Leicester City 1st Div, Northampton 3rd Div, Sheffield United 2nd div

CHRISTOPHER WREH  -  Arsenal championship, Monaco championship winner


Moses Olaleye
Stuart Blaik
Abdul Abdi
Paul London

For further information please contact Phil Smith on 07808 070386.  To apply please download application form and post the completed form together with your cheque to Buckingham Town FC, Ford Meadow, Ford Street, Buckingham MK18 1AG

June 2004

Forthcoming fixtures

Please note carefully the match venues.


Wednesday 7th July.      Formula 1 Team  v  The Press           Ford Meadow             k.o. 7.30 p.m.

Saturday 17th July           Padbury BTFC v  Ibstock Welfare    Stowe                        k.o. 3.00 p.m.

Wednesday 28th July.   BTFC First team v  MK Dons             Ford Meadow              k.o. 7.30. p.m. (Yes! Were Wimbledon.)

Saturday 31st, July.        BTFC First team v Rhyl                   AWAY                        k.o. 3.00 p.m.(Welsh LeagueChampions)

Saturday 31st, July.        Padbury-BTFC v North Leigh           Stowe                         k.o. 3.00 p.m. 

Saturday 7th, August      BTFC First team v Sutton Coldfield    AWAY                        k.o. 3.00 p.m.


New League for BTFC Reserves

Robins Reserves will be members of the South Midlands Reserve League for the 2004-5 season. The Club is grateful for the hospitality of the UCLR clubs and the UCL administration over the years. However, the SML offers comparable football but requires far less travelling to matches.

May 2004

We have enjoyed a very good 2003-4 Season in which Morellís first team achieved a treble, finishing as Runners-up in three competitions Ė the Berks & Bucks County Senior Trophy, the Buckingham Charity Cup and the United Counties League.

Whilst the teamís ability to make a higher grade was proven, the Clubís facilities have not been up to the standard required; an application for promotion to the Southern League was made, but was turned down for this reason.

The facilities at the ground need substantial new investment. A Development Plan has been approved by the clubs committee and plans to raise funds and agree drawings are in hand. However, this will take time to evolve which the Southern League was not prepared to wait for.

The playing surface is excellent, thanks to the award-winning efforts of Robin Taylor - who won the Berks & Bucks Groundsman of the Year Award - and his helpers Phillip Runnicles  and Ray Adams. This, in itself, helps to attract players who enjoy playing on a good surface.

The club currently lacks the necessary financial resources and footballing depth to mount a successful challenge at the higher level. The introduction of Padbury-BTFC will eventually provide the necessary bridge for younger local players to contest first team places but this will also take time.

We are all disappointed at not achieving promotion. Morell, however, continues to be fully committed to the BTFC cause and whilst there may be some change in personnel, it will not affect his or the clubís commitment to the future development of the club.

Let us all look at the broader interests of the club and put this temporary short term setback behind us.