He’s coming home …

Staines Town FC are delighted to announce the return of fans favourite Pat Cox to Wheatsheaf Park ahead of the new campaign.

The former Swans striker and prolific scorer left the club to join Farnborough FC and will be welcomed back for the new Southern League South season. by the Wheatsheaf Park faithful.  Pat, known for his hard work as well as his ability has never lost touch with members of the club and has always shown a passion for the Swans!

Welcome back Pat!

Swans pre-season kicks off with a home friendly on Saturday 7th July against Dorking Wanderers, kick off 3pm …

[pic: Stuart Moore]

Rafa points the way …

Earlier this month Newcastle United boss Rafa Benítez dedicated some of his time to new Swans Head Coach Cristian Colás, Stuart Bimson and Albert Martinez at the Magpies Training Centre. The well respected Rafa was an inspiration and solid guidance to the new Staines Town management and Cristian was full of praise for the afternoon spent at the club. The guys would like to thank Talk Sports and Sky Sports Guillem Balague and look forward to many more of these ‘special’ occasions as we move into a new era.

The Swans are set to start naming the new signings ahead of the campaign ahead so follow us on Twitter for all the latest news as it happens …

 

Pitch perfect …

The Swans have a long tradition of providing a great footballing surface and that tradition is important to the new management team.

Work started today to ensure Cristian Colás, Stuart Bimson and Albert Martinez have the ‘pitch perfect’ support for the exciting new campaign ahead. CEO Paul Jaszynski was quick to point out that Fine Turf [ www.fine-turf.co.uk ] are looking to ensure the pitch will survive a high level of wear and tear throughout the winter. Our pic shows the early stages of the renovation and restoration to make sure the worn playing surface will deliver a high performance all year round.

Keep up to date with all the latest from Wheatsheaf Park by following us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/StainesTownFC

 

Cristian Colás …

Staines Town Football Club are delighted to announce Cristian Colás has been appointed as the club’s new manager.  

The Spanish coach has signed a deal to take the helm at the Swans and will be presented at a press conference at Wheatsheaf Park in the coming weeks. Stuart Bimson and Albert Martinez, who worked with Colás previously, are joining his backroom staff. 

Colás is a UEFA pro licensed coach and comes with a glowing reputation having been a coach at senior professional level in Spain, Finland and in England with Biggleswade United.  

UEFA A licensed coach Bimson joins Colás as his assistant having played and coached in the football league. Albert Martinez who is a UEFA B licensed coach will be in charge of the performance and rehabilitation side of operations.  

Colás says ‘I am delighted to become a Swan. There is lots of hard work ahead of us and we will work both on and off the pitch to ensure that we give the maximum to our fans, I can assure them of our commitment to this from the very first day.

My message to them is that we will need their support so we can enjoy together this exciting journey for the football club’.

Club Statement…

Staines Town FC is pleased to announce that the current Chairman and owner Matthew Boon has agreed a takeover of Staines Town FC Limited, the Club’s parent company, to Fulcrum Sports Investments who will assume a controlling stake in the football club. Matthew Boon will retain a shareholding in the football club and move into the position of Honouree President. 

The consortium is chaired by Joe Dixon, whose board is made up of Paul Jaszynski (CEO), Yiu Yin Yau, William Pitisongswat and Shipeng Fu. The group has a wealth of experience and extensive network in the football, financial, media and private equity sectors.

The vision and target for the club is to achieve football league status over a 10 year period. This success is to be built around a self-sustainable model with eventual plans to build an academy locally and become a pillar of the local community.

The takeover was agreed during the last week and in the intervening days the business of the Club has been conducted normally, with the support and knowledge of the incoming owners.

Dixon says: “We are very excited and privileged to become the new owners of Staines Town FC and have the opportunity to contribute to the club legacy. Thank you Matthew for all the hard work taking the club to where it is today. 

Our immediate priority will be to strengthen the performance of the Club which will allow it to grow sustainably in the long run. We aim to proactively engage with existing fans and expand the fan base organically. 

Additionally, we will explore and create new commercial income streams by cultivating strategic business partnerships locally, nationally and globally to create strong financial foundations for the club to move to the next levels.”

To all the fans, staff, and committee, without you Staines Town FC would not exist. This is an exciting time and we have a very bright future ahead of us. We will need your continued support to continue the progression and thank you to everybody for your continued commitment, especially during this transitional period.

ACADEMY Trial Date set …

The next trial for the Staines Town / Kingston College Football Academy is as follows:

ELIGIBILITY-Male football players aged 16-18 years DATE – Wednesday 30th May 2018 TIME – arrive at 12:45pm; trial runs from 1:00pm sharp until 3pm

WHAT TO BRING – Boots for 4G plastic pitch and for grass; training kit; water bottle (there are changing rooms on site)

VENUE – The trial will be held at Goals Tolworth, Goals Soccer Centre Ltd, Deckers Sports Ground, Kingston Road, Tolworth, Surrey, KT5 9NT. There are changing rooms and car parking on site.

TRAVEL-Tolworth (BR) is directly opposite the facility. Large car park.

To book a place on the trial, please e-mail Martyn Spong on m.spong07@btinternet.com  giving your name, playing position, date of birth, and mobile ‘phone number, and which date you wish to attend. Please also use this e-mail address if you have any queries.

Our Football Academy is widely regarded as one of the elite Further Education football establishments in the country, and has a proven record of developing young players through to senior First Team level, as can be seen on the Academy Hall of Fame at our website, http://www.stainestownfootballclub.co.uk

Kind regards

Martyn Spong
Football Academy Director