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ALTY HEADLINES

  • 27 Jun 2017 : GET YOUR SEASON TICKET!... More
  • 27 Jun 2017 : JOIN THE PATRONS!... More
  • 27 Jun 2017 : GINNELLY STAYS ON LOAN AT LINCOLN... More

OTHER HEADLINES

  • 27 Jun 2017 : WHITBY LOSE MIDFIELDER TO SPARTANS... More
  • 27 Jun 2017 : BARWELL SIGN PROLIFIC STRIKER... More

27 June 2017

SEASON TICKETS

As previously announced, for the purchase of Altrincham FC season tickets for 2017-18 season, "A flat rate will now apply, with season tickets costing £180 for adults, a reduction of 28 per cent on the 2016-17 standing price and 38 per cent on seating, and £125 for students and concessions, a drop of 14 per cent and 19 per cent respectively.

There is a 17 per cent cut to £50 for 12-16 year olds, while the cost for under-11s has been halved at just £15. In keeping with most Evo-Stik League Premier teams, matchday entry for adults has been set at £10, a 28.5 per cent reduction, with concessionaeies and students paying £7 (22 per cent less), 12-16 year olds £4 (20 per cent less) and under-11s £1 (50 per cent less).

Furthermore, at just £1 for under-11s, it is also hoped parents with young children will be encouraged to come along to sample the matchday experience at The J.Davidson Stadium and turn it into a family day out".

You can order your season ticket by visiting the Club offices during weekday working hours, by e-mail, by post (AFC, J Davidson Stadium, Moss Lane, Altrincham WA15 8AP), or by telephone (0161 928-1045).

PATRONS REACH A CENTURY

The Altrincham FC Patrons scheme for 2017-18 has passed the hundred mark and the Football Club would like to thank everyone who has signed up so far.

Under the Patrons' Scheme, for the cost of £50 your name will appear throughout the coming season in the matchday programme as a Patron of Altrincham Football Club.

At the beginning of the season, every member will be entered into a prize draw, with the winner being match sponsor for an appointed game along with 9 guests. Second prize will be hospitality for 5 people and third prize hospitality for 3 people in the Manchester Glass Sponsors' Lounge.

If you are interested in becoming a Patron for next season, please forward a cheque, payable to Altrincham Football Club, for £50. Alternatively, you can pay by card by phoning the office. If you require any further information please do not hesitate to enquire by e-mail.

An updated list of Patrons is here.

OLD BOYS

According to the Burnley Express, "Clarets' winger [and former Alty loanee] Josh Ginnelly (left) has rejoined League Two new-boys Lincoln City on a season-long loan.

The midfielder initially linked up with the Imps in January, following previous loan spells with Altrincham and Walsall. Ginnelly went on to make 13 league appearances as Lincoln, conquerors of Burnley in last season’s FA Cup fifth round, went on to land the National League title and return to the Football League. Ginnelly joined the Clarets’ Development Squad from Shrewsbury Town in August, 2015, agreeing a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee."

From the Hallmark Security (NW Counties) League second division comes news of two players with Alty connections as "Prestwich Heys began training on Saturday in readiness for the new season which begins on August 12th. They will do so with a new face on the Management team, after Jon Lyons appointed Ryan Hutchinson [pictured right in his Alty days 2004] to his team following the departure of [ex-Alty trialist] Chris Baguley last weekend.

The Heys boss moved quickly to secure the services of Hutchinson who will work alongside Ian Hutchinson in an Assistant Manager's role. Ryan joins the club from Irlam FC having last season led their Under 21's side to a Cheshire FA Under 21's League treble of Premier Division title, League Cup and Premier Division Cup. He started his football career at Manchester United as a schoolboy, spending three years there before moving onto Stoke City where he spent three years doing a scholarship and two years as a professional.

After that he had spells at Altrincham, Chorley and Salford City before finishing his playing career at Irlam FC. After hanging up his boots he then became Manager at Irlam Steel playing in the Cheshire League, winning the League in his 1st season whilst going undefeated all year. The following season he moved back to Irlam FC as coach of the 1st team for a couple of seasons before becoming U21s' manager and achieving last season's treble.

Speaking of his move to Heys, Ryan said, 'When I received the call from the Manager Joffy (Jon Lyons), a very good friend of mine who I've known for at least 15 years, I didn't have to think twice about joining Heys'...

Baguley has left Heys for Glossop. After joining Heys shortly after Christmas, the midfielder was set to join Heys' management team for the forthcoming season as Assistant to Lyons. However, after receiving an offer from Glossop North End, the 30 year-old, after much soul searching and several chats with Lyons, has decided he wishes to prolong his playing career at the highest level possible whilst he can".

EVO-STIK LEAGUE PREMIER NEWS

A player moving from the Evo-Stik to the Vanarama National League is the subject of a report by NL Pitchero which tells us that "Blyth Spartans have signalled a real statement of intent for next season after splashing the cash to sign prolific Whitby Town midfielder Dale Hopson. The 24-year-old, who was third in the Evo-Stik League Premier top scorer standings for last season, just behind second-placed Spartans striker Daniel Maguire, had a number of clubs chasing his signature after an impressive season for the Seasiders, but has opted to make the step up into the National League North by signing for Blyth for an undisclosed fee".

Meanwhile a player moving up to our league next season is Hinckley AFC captain Ryan Seal who, according to NL Daily "has agreed a deal to step up and join Leicestershire rivals Barwell for the 2017-18 season. Having broken both the club’s leading appearance and goalscorer records in 2016-17, the captain netted a remarkable 56 times in all competitions in AFC’s record breaking season.

That understandably led to great interest in his signature from higher level clubs, but it is the Northern Premier League Canaries who have tempted Ryan into a move away from St John’s Park. Speaking after the move, Seal said the opportunity to play three levels higher was one that he simply couldn’t turn down. He said, 'I feel that I need to try and play and test myself at as high a level as possible, so this is an opportunity I can’t miss... The fans have been fantastic ever since I walked in and that’s why it’s been the hardest decision of my footballing life to leave'...

Hinckley boss Carl Abbott said... 'Ryan has been a brilliant captain and ambassador, and will be sorely missed, but it is a short playing career which players must not look back on with regret. When faced with the task of talking him out of it, I could not come up with a single plausible reason other than his affinity with the club, but quite simply he has to take this chance'... In total, Seal made 89 appearances for Hinckley, netting 93 goals over his season and a half at the club".

In its review of opposition in the coming season, Farsley Celtic reminds us that at Hednesford Town, "back in January 2017, Arsenal paid £40,000 for Town left-back Cohen Bramall".



          
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