Avon & Somerset Police Football Club (Senior Mens) play each year in the PSUK Football Challenge Cup. It is played on a regional basis before the national stages later in the season.
The club also have played in Dublin, Belfast and Nottingham in recent years. The Club is made up of Civilian staff, Police, Specials and PCSOs from Taunton to Staple Hill.
This was from Sunday. A Police friendly where we tried out 4 new players.
Lost in the Regional Semi –Final to Dorset. We had a huge issue with the away leg when Dorset failed to advise us the pitch was water logged, special thanks to Mike CARTER for assisting with some Annual Leave issues that arose.
Lost in the Magnum Shield National Quarter Finals to Champions Cleveland.
Played against the Royal Marines FC and will look to play the return in fixture in 2015/16. Possible a double header with the Vets.
We have started to charge £15 per season to join the Football Club. This will cover miscellaneous costs.
We are actively seeking sponsorship for a new kit.
Trial game is set for May 28th 2015 with new players being given a chance to get in the team. Proactively advertising using posters around HQ, this has generated lots of interest.
Preseason game Sunday June 14th 2015 @ Keynsham Town FC.
Season has been brought forward to July due to bad weather impacting upon the season.
Possible Saturday team for 2016/17 is in the pipeline or cup entry in local tournament for this coming year pending interest and reliability of players.
In respect of this season we were given byes in the qualifying round against Bedfordshire and the first round against West Mids due to the opposition pulling out at the last minute – which sadly looks like it will be happening on a regular basis with forces struggling to get a team together. We finally got drawn against the Met at home where we convincingly beaten 5-1 by a formidable Met team that have now progressed to the Final, the lads put up a good fight and were unlucky to concede the 5 goals and not to score more than 1.
Unfortunately this will be my last season in the chair as the manager for the Vets due to personal circumstances. I have reached the knockout stages on 2 occasions in the last 3 seasons, but unfortunately the holy grail of winning the cup never came about. It’s been an honour to manage a great bunch of lads and to represent the force.
I would like to personally thank you (Keith Hawkins) and Patsy for your support throughout my reign as manager.