Wednesday, May 29, 2024

ADFA – news archives

  • Chairman receives long service award
    Aldershot DFA 20 Year Award – Mike Gardner Our current Aldershot DFA Chair Mike Gardner received his 20 Year Service Award at the recent AGM at Aldershot Town FC. President Thura Win made the presentation to Mike commemorating outstanding service to the local football community. Mike was a referee for 18 years commencing in 2000. 
  • 20 year award for David Bland
    David Bland was recently presented with the Aldershot DFA 20 Year Award by President Thura Win at the Association’s Annual General Meeting at Aldershot Town FC. David has played an extensive contribution with Combined Counties League Eversley and California.  He commenced as a youth team manager for California FC in 1996; a role he continued
  • Steve Goble receives long service award
    Aldershot DFA 20 Year Service Award- Steve Goble At the recent Aldershot Divisional Football Association AGM Steve Goble was presented his 20 Year Service Award by President Thura Win. Steve is currently involved at Farnborough North End FC where he has served as Chair, Treasurer and Secretary whilst also being the Club Line. Previously Steve
  • Sunday Senior title for Shire United
    Sunday’s Senior Cup saw Shire United take on Seale at Aldershot Town’s ground. Three goals from Shire were enough though to see off Seale and put their name on the cup for the first time. Man of the match was Jack Mills of Shire United, pictured above receiving his award from ADFA Treasurer John Marchment
  • Vets take the Eric Holbrook Trophy
    Woking Vets finished off their weekend with a valiant 4-2 victory over Camberley Magpies to win the Eric Holbrook Cup in a warm EBB stadium, home of Aldershot Town FC. Man of the match was awarded to Asrick Samuels of Woking Vets
  • Liphook hat-trick sinks Hartley Dev
    Hat-trick hero Billy Allcock’s goals led Liphook United to a superb 4-1 victory over Hartley Wintney Development in the ADFA Saturday Junior Challenge Cup. Despite starting well and scoring first, Hartley’s control of the early stages of the first half was not to last as Liphook equalised, and then gradually took over the game. Whilst
  • North End victorious
    Congratulations to Farnborough North End Athletic as they overcame last season’s winners Woking Vets scoring once in each half to record a 2-0 victory in the final of the ADFA Saturday Junior Challenge Cup. FNE goal scorers were Harry Williams and Reece Daniels. Woking’s Victor King was player of the match. Farnborough North End chairman
  • Westfield winners
    Westfield lifted the Aldershot Senior Cup this evening after a penalties win. After a close fought encounter the teams could not be separated and the 90 minutes ended 1-1. Both sides missed their first penalty setting up an exciting climax to the penalties which Westfield eventually won 4-3, beating last year’s holders to lift the
  • Annual General Meeting 2024
    The Annual General Meeting of the Aldershot Divisional Football Association will lbe held at Aldershot Town FC on Thursday 23rd May 2024.Commencing at 8pm, the venue and bar ar open from 7.30pm. Please note that attendance for all member clubs is mandatory and fines may be issued for non-attending clubs. The Agenda for this meeting
  • Cup Finals 2023/2024
    Aldershot Divisional Cup Finals 2023/24 News Release The Aldershot Divisional Football Association are grateful to Aldershot Town FC for staging our five Cup Finals for the 2023/24 season. We are appreciative of the long-standing relationship we have with the club. Our five cup finals are as follows: Tuesday 7 May 2024 SATURDAY SENIOR CUP FINAL
  • Premier League Referee Tim Robinson to visit
    Aldershot RA wish to share the exciting news that Premier League referee Tim Robinson will be their guest speaker on Thursday 8th February 2024. An evening with Tim Robinson will be held at Fleet Town FC, Crookham Road, Fleet GU51 5FA and will start at 7.30pm. Please see the poster Tim Robinson for more details
  • Wesbite security update
    There have been a number of reported instances where the Aldershot DFA website is not allowed to load on certain platforms (e.g. Chrome) because the security settings are not suitable and internet security packages such as Kaspersky stops the site from loading. We have now added a security certificate to work around this problem and
  • Hants FA Benevolent Fund
    Injured whilst playing football? The Hampshire FA Benevolent Fund is available for players or officials injured whilst involved in a football match or football activities, who will, and possibly with their dependants, be subject to hardship as a result of being out of work. We would like to make it clear that it’s not an
  • Presentation to Phil Blakey
    At our Council meeting in September we were delighted to make presentation to Phil Blakey. Phil is moving to Gillingham, Dorset in November. He has been superb ambassador of Aldershot DFA as Life VP, Secretary and Treasurer plus serving many local clubs. We wish you all the best Phil. Thank you
  • Aldershot DFA 20 year award – Nigel Welch
    The Chair of the Aldershot DFA, Mike Gardner, presented a Long Service (minimum 20 years) Award to Nigel Welch recently. Nigel has been involved in a variety of roles with Wey Valley FC since season 1993/94. He originally started with his son at the then named Alexandra Colts and soon started running the Under 7’s team. During
  • Aldershot DFA 20 Year Award – Steve Cottingham
    ADFA Long Service Award- Steve Cottingham Steve Cottingham commenced his involvement with local football in 1973/74 as a teenager as Registration Secretary for the Aldershot and District Saturday League. He was also Club Secretary for Park Athletic in the Farnborough and District Sunday League for 10 years. In 1994 he became involved with newly formed
  • Aldershot DFA 20 Year Award – Thura Win
    ADFA Long Service Award- Thura Win We were delighted to make a presentation to our Aldershot Divisional Football Association (ADFA) President Thura Win at our recent AGM at Aldershot Town FC. Life Vice President John Marchment presented the ADFA Long Service Award (minimum 20 years) to Thura who has an extensive history in local football. Thura first
  • Aldershot DFA 20 Year Award – Steve Hull
    ADFA Long Service Award- Steve Hull At the Aldershot Divisional Football Association (ADFA) 2023 AGM held at Aldershot Town Football Club recently there were presentations made to recognise Long Service Awards (minimum 20 years) within the local football community. Current Cove FC Chair Steve Hull was presented with his award by ADFA Life Vice President John Marchment.
  • Sunday Senior Cup turns green
    Some stunning goals concluded a busy weekend of cup finals for the Aldershot Divisional Football Association as Yateley United lifted the Sunday Senior Invitational Cup beating Frimley Green 3-1 at Aldershot Town FC. United, who reached the FA Sunday Cup 4th round earlier in the season, went behind on seven minutes courtesy of a deflected
  • Eric Holbrook Cup goes to Aldershot Supporters Trust
    Aldershot Supporters Trust won the Eric Holbrook Invitation Trophy beating Rushmoor Community 3-2 in a superb advert for local grass roots football. The Trust opened the scoring on 10 minutes with a low well drilled right footed strike from Bobby Marlow. The lead lasted four minutes before Charlie Marshall guided in a header from close
  • Annual General Meeting
    The Annual General Meeting of the Aldershot Divisional Football Association will be held this Thursday 18th May 2023. The venue is Aldershot Town FC. The meeting starts at 8pm sharp, with bar facilities open from 7.30pm. Clubs will have been sent the agenda – note that all member clubs are required to attend.
  • Hartley win Mark Coombs Trophy
    Hartley Wintney U23 won the Aldershot Divisional Football Association (ADFA) Mark Coombs Trophy on Saturday with a 3-0 victory versus Liphook United Aldershot Town FC’s EBB Stadium.  Jimmy Bamgbose opened the scoring on 19 minutes. This was followed by a brace from Bermudan Isiah Blankendal in the 40th and 64th minutes. Hartley’s David Lamour  was announced
  • Woking Vets lift Saturday Junior Cup
    Woking Vets defeated AFC Farnham Vets 6-1 in the final of the Aldershot Divisional Football Association Saturday Junior Invitation Cup played at the home of National League Aldershot Town FC. Scott Evans gave Woking the lead on 17 minutes with a close range effort. Six minutes before the interval Simon Edmonson levelled for Farnham before
  • Badshot Lea lift the Senior Cup
    Badshot Lea lifted the Aldershot Divisional Football Association (ADFA) Saturday Senior Cup defeating Woking based Isthmian League South Central side Westfield 2-0. The match was played at the home of National League club Aldershot Town.  The promoted Combined Counties League side took control of the match after the 57th minute dismissal of Westfield’s Jonathan Sanchez. A
  • Aldershot DFA 20 Year Award Nomination – Reverend Mike Pusey
    At the Good Friday National League match between Aldershot Town and Yeovil Town the Aldershot DFA were represented to make a Long Service Award presentation to a long serving Shots stalwart. The Reverend Mike Pusey originally became Chaplain of Aldershot FC in the early 1970’s after a meeting with then manager Tommy McAnearney. He served
  • An evening with Neil Ruddock at Hartley Wintney FC
    Hartley Wintney FC has an evening with Razor Ruddock on Friday 3rd March – it should be an entertaining evening and we are hoping to raise much needed funds for the club.  Tickets are priced at £70 (which includes fish & chips, a drink, a fun evening of laughter & entertainment and, of course, VAT) which
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    The Aldershot Divisional FA are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Our thoughts, prayers and sincerest condolences are with the Royal family
  • Cove Over 70’s winners
    Cove walking football club, Over 70s winners of the WFA Southern League 2022 losing only one game in fourteen. Great performance, well done guys. [Photo and story from Facebook posting]
  • FC Fleet winners
    Bracknell Rangers from the Bracknell Sunday League took on FC Fleet from the Aldershot & Camberley Sunday League this morning in the last of our five finals for this season. In a very competitive game FC Fleet finally edged out the Bracknell side to win 4-2 and lift the ADFA Sunday Senior Cup for 2022.
  • Wey Valley champions
    Despite some good moves and great chances Four Marks found themselves in a great competitive match against Wey Valley at the EBB stadium in the ADFA Saturday Junior Cup Final. With chances at both ends at half time Wey Valley led 3-2. With the crowd looking forward to a second half as good as the
  • Last two finals this weekend
    Aldershot Town are hosts to our remaining cup finals this weekend. On Saturday 28th we hold our ADFA Saturday Junior final between Wey Valley and Four Marks at 10.30, and tomorrow’s match is the final of the ADFA Sunday Senior Cup between Bracknell Rangers and FC Fleet, kick off at an earlier time of 10am.
  • Mark Coombs trophy heads to Yateley
    Saturday 21st May – Yateley United met Hartley Wintney U23 development at the EBB stadium in an encounter with lots to talk about in an the bar afterwards. The match remained at stalemate with neither side being able to find the net until the very last minute of normal time when Yateley found a winner
  • Hartley win the Senior Cup
    A good crowd of almost 300 turned out to support their local teams on Tuesday evening. Hartley took the lead through Adam Allen after 21 minutes with Kingsley Eshun making it 2-0 just four minutes later. 2-0 at half time in a fairly open game. Five minutes into the second half though Kyen Nicholas added
  • Saturday Senior Cup 2022
    Tuesday 17th May 2022 – tonight sees Fleet Town take on Hartley Wintney at the EBB stadium, home of Aldershot Town. This is for the final of the Association’s Saturday Senior Cup. Kick off is at 7.30pm and entry is just £7 for adults and £3 for U16s and seniors. Please come along and support
  • Foresters Arms take the first cup
    Sunday 8th May 2022 – at Aldershot Town FC – Foresters Arms faced Yateley United in the ADFA Eric Holbrook cup final. A crowd in excess of 250 watched on a lovely sunny morning as Foresters Arms won 6-2. Player of the match was awarded to Foresters’ Bradley Timpson. More details to follow…
  • Eric Holbrook Cup Final 2022
    Sunday 8th May sees The Foresters Arms take on Yateley United in the ADFA Eric Holbrook Cup to be played at the EBB stadium, home of Aldershot Town. Kick off is at 10.30am and entry is just £5. Please come along and support your team! The program for this match is free of charge on
  • 20 year service award – Martin Baxter
    The Aldershot Divisional Football Association 20 Years’ Service award was presented to Martin Baxter at the recent Hampshire Premier League match between Liss Athletic and Stockbridge. Martin has represented Liss Athletic in a variety of roles stretching nearly 40 years. A committee member since 1988 he has also served in roles of Secretary, Fixtures Secretary,
  • Cups update – March 2022
    Significant progress has been made with the ADFA cup finals thanks to League Secretaries, Club Secretaries and also the good weather. We have now reached the stage where most finalists are known together with the dates for the finals which will all be held at The Aldershot Recreation ground. Our thanks go to Aldershot Town FC
  • Hartley Juniors partner with Reading Women
    8th March 2022 – Hartley Wintney Juniors FC can officially announce our sister partnership with Reading Women’s FC as today is international women’s day and we had been holding it as skys sports news came down last week and ‘should’ be including some of the interviews later today for IWD2022. For more information please see
  • 20 year service award – Tony Cherry
    Aldershot DFA Long Service Award- Tony Cherry Tony Cherry was presented with the Aldershot Divisional Football Association award for 20 Years’ Service at the recent Combined Counties League match between Fleet Town and Molesey. It was fitting that the award was made at Calthorpe Park where Tony spent 16 years, initially as manager, before a 15-year
  • Hants FA Certificate of Commendation – Graham Brookland
    Hampshire FA Award – Graham Brookland Graham Brookland has been presented with a Hampshire FA Certificate of Commendation which was initially awarded virtually, due to Covid-19 regulations, at the Hampshire FA 2020 and 2021 awards in July. The certificate is awarded to an individual for an additional 10 years’ service following a 25 Year Hampshire
  • Hants FA Certificate of Commendation – John Marchment
    Hampshire FA Award – John Marchment John Marchment has been presented with a Hampshire FA Certificate of Commendation which was initially awarded virtually, due to Covid-19 regulations, at the Hampshire FA 2020 and 2021 awards in July. The certificate is awarded to an individual for an additional 10 years’ service following a 25 Year Hampshire FA
  • Cups roundup 11/12/21
    Brief roundup for the past two weeks… In the Saturday Senior Cup the final three places have been claimed in the second round, with Farnham Town, Midhurst & Easebourne, and Fleet Town winning their first round ties. Farnham Town will play Hartley Wintney on February 2nd and Fleet Town will be at home to Midhurst
  • Cups roundup 24/11/21
    Just one midweek match this week. Tuesday evening in the Mark Coombs cup Yateley United took on Fleet Spurs A in a tightly contested match with the Yateley side running out eventual winners 4-3. Yateley United now face AMY Aldershot in the second round. The date for this fixture is yet to be decided.
  • Cups roundup 21/11/21
    With some of the early round matches now completed, a brief roundup so far… In the Saturday Senior Cup Godalming Town, Badshot Lea and the Army Rep XI all progress safely to the second round, with the remaining three ties being played this coming week to complete the round. The Mark Coombs cup is a
  • 20 year service award – Kierin Gurrie
    Aldershot DFA Chairman Mike Gardner presented Kierin Gurrie the “20 Years Service to Football in the ADFA Area” at last week’s Wessex League match between Fleet Spurs and Ash United. Kierin has been volunteering within local football since 1988 when he joined Fleet Youth FC. He served as a Youth Coach/Manager within various age groups in
  • ADFA Cup draws published
    The 2021/2022 Aldershot DFA cup draws have been published for the Open Age Saturday and Sunday Competitions, and these appear in the cups section of this website. Dates are still to be arranged for most fixtures. We are still working on the Ladies and Youth competitions and further news will appear here soon. Check back
  • 20 year service award – Paul Spooner
    A presentation was made recently in recognition of “20 Years’ Service to Football in the Aldershot Divisional Football Association Area” to PAUL SPOONER from Mytchett Athletic FC. Paul has had an extensive presence within local football. An amateur player in both the United Kingdom and in Russia his involvement in local football commenced in 1998
  • 20 Year Service Award – Roger Pierce
    The Aldershot DFA were in attendance at Farnborough FC on Tuesday evening to make a presentation at the Emirates FA Cup second qualifying round tie at home to Metropolitan Police. Prior to the match ROGER PIERCE was presented with his “20 Years’ Service to Football in the Aldershot Divisional Football Association Area”. Roger commenced his
  • Hants FA refs course
    Hartley Wintney JFC today hosts its first ever Referee Course, led by the Hampshire FA. The Referee plays an integral role in ensuring all participants enjoy their match day experience, helping create a competitive, fair, safe and enjoyable playing environment. Today, 14 students are embarking on the referee course – and their new career in refereeing. The FA Referee Course is
  • Aldershot DFA Awards
    Aldershot DFA Recognition at Hampshire FA Grassroots Awards There was a healthy list of recipients from within the Aldershot Divisional Football Association area recognised at the recent Hampshire FA Grassroots Football Awards, sponsored by BSA Regal. The event was held virtually due to Covid-19 restrictions and covered the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons. Included in the
  • Aldershot DFA President appointed to FA Board
    Aldershot DFA President Appointed to the FA Board Our President, Thura KT Win JP has been appointed onto the FA Board. Aldershot DFA Chairman from 2005 to 2009, Thura has been a council member since 1995 and has served the role as President with distinction since 2009. Thura has a wealth of football experience having
  • English football introduces new guidance for heading
    English football will introduce heading guidance across every level of the professional and amateur game from the start of the 2021-22 season. The new guidance, which is specifically focused on training sessions where the majority of heading occurs, has been designed to meet the requirements of each level of English football. The guidance will be
  • Hammond Moggach memorial shield update
    A successful evening at Hartley Wintney saw around 150 spectators at the inaugural Hammond Moggach memorial shield match. Although Hartley ran out 5-1 winners, the real winners were the youngsters that will benefit from around £400 raised to help those in need with football costs. A successful evening, which will hopefully be repeated each year.
  • Hammond Moggach memorial shield
    On Tuesday 27th July Hartley Wintney are playing Fleet Town at Hartley Wintney FC. It is a memorial game in memory of the late Eric Moggach and Arthur Hammond who were stalwarts in their own right for many years in local football and both will be sadly missed . Proceeds will go towards setting up a
  • Affiliation and Cup Entry
    It is now time to sort out your affiliation for 2021-22 to the Aldershot DFA! The affiliation and cup entry form is now available for download http://www.aldershotdfa.com/affiliation-and-cup-entry/ and should be completed before July 31st.
  • AGM – 2021
    The Association’s Annual General Meeting has now been moved to Wednesday July 14th 2021. The North East Hants League will hold their AGM on 8th July and the Aldershot and Camberley Sunday League have scheduled their AGM for 8th July. The Aldershot Saturday League and the Farnham SUnday have yet to advise on their AGM
  • Farewell “Arty”
    10th April – We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing on 10th April of Arthur “Arty” Hammond. Arty’s knowledge and wisdom of the beautiful game was truly incredible and he could hold court until the sun went down. Our sincere condolences to Arty’s family. The sun has set now, RIP Arty [Thanks to
  • Injured whilst playing football?
    The Hampshire FA Benevolent Fund is available for players or officials injured whilst involved in a football match or football activities, who will, and possibly with their dependants, be subject to hardship as a result of being out of work. We would like to make it clear that it’s not an insurance policy but to
  • Army FA Referees 100 Years 1920-2020
    Army FA Referees 100 Years Commemorative Brochure 1920-2020 Our colleagues at the Army FA would like to recognise 100 years since the formation of the Army FA Referees Committee and the significant achievements of Army Refereeing during this period please see the link below for a 104 page full colour commemorative brochure covering the extensive
  • Sunday Cup winners 2019/20
    2nd November 2020 – Aldershot DFA Sunday Cup winners We managed to complete our two outstanding cup finals from 2019/20 on Sunday 1st November. Both were keenly contested in front of good crowds and Farnborough FC looked after us and the games extremely well. Results were: The Eric Holbrook FinalHawley Bridge 4  Wyvern 3 The
  • Sunday Cup Finals Programmes
    31st October 2020 – Aldershot DFA Sunday Cup finals – programmes The Association’s Sunday cup finals will be played on Sunday 1st November 2020 at Farnborough FC. Programmes are available to download here The Eric Holbrook Final at 10.30amHawley Bridge v Wyvern The Sunday Senior Cup at 2.30pmFC Fleet v Bracknell Rangers Please note that
  • Sunday Cup Finals
    Further to our previous announcement below on 18th May, the following message has been issued by the Association’s Cup Committee. The Association’s Sunday cup finals will be played on Sunday 1st November 2020 at Farnborough FC. The Eric Holbrook Final at 10.30am Hawley Bridge v Wyvern The Sunday Senior Cup at 2.30pm FC Fleet v
  • ADFA Cups update
    18th May 2020 – Aldershot DFA Cup competitions Further to our previous announcement below on 16th March, the following message has been issued by the Association’s Cup Committee.  As you will be aware the FA have voided grassroots football for 2019/20 due to the Covid-19 outbreak. As it stands we have been left with a
  • AGM Postponed
    23rd April 2020 – Aldershot DFA AGM postponed The Association’s Annual General Meeting due on 21st May 2020 has been postponed due to the current restrictions caused by Covid-19.  We will advise of a new date for the AGM as soon as we are able to once restrictions have been lifted. Meanwhile, everybody please stay
  • ADFA Cups suspended
    16th March 2020 – All Aldershot DFA cup competitions suspended Please find below a link to the FA’s announcement today in regards to suspending grassroots football in relation to covid-19. http://www.thefa.com/news/2020/mar/16/grassroots-football-suspended-160320 Following on from their announcement, please take this as confirmation that Aldershot DFA are fully supporting the FA’s announcement and that grassroots football should
  • Lifetime Award for Eddie Spraggett
    Our respected former @adfacups President and Secretary Eddie Spraggett received a Lifetime Award for services to football from @HampshireFA John Benfield. This was presented at our 125 anniversary match between @CamberleyTownFC and @Armyfa1888 in Aldershot
  • British Army Representative XI 5 Camberley Town FC 0
    At a soaked Aldershot Military Stadium on Wednesday evening, 19th February 2020. Current Senior Cup holders Camberley Town, from the Combined Counties League, were the opponents and goals from Sean Thomson, Calum Wilkinson (2), Clay Bryant and Man of the Match Dan Stoneman completed a 5-0 victory for the Army who continue their preparation for
  • British Army Representative XI v Camberley Town – update
    As part of our 125th anniversary year we are holding two special matches. On 2nd May an Aldershot Town Legends XI will be playing a Local All Stars XI, but the first game we are proud to put on is Camberley Town FC vs British Army Men’s Representative team. Camberley Town are the holders of
  • Aldershot DFA 125th anniversary events
    The Aldershot Divisional Football Association is 125 years old this year, having been founded on 9th August 1894. To celebrate this landmark date, a number of events are planned during the season and it would be great for as many as possible to support these events. The current ADFA Senior Cup holders, Camberley Town will
  • Thanks to La Manga Sports
    Thank you to La Manga Sports Tours  At the recent Aldershot Divisional Football Association AGM all attending clubs were entered into a draw for a new football kit for the 2017-18 season. The winners were Yateley United and their Chairman Richard Pascoe is pictured receiving the new kit from Jordon Castle of La Manga Sports