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News of Trust events, away coach travel and other information will be posted here, on our Facebook page and on our Twitter page @SloughTownST.  Check back regularly on any of our pages for the latest news and any updates.

By Slough Town Supporters Trust, Mar 3 2019 02:35PM

We're pleased to announce that improvements and renovations will be made to the outside bar equipment used at Arbour Park. The bar, which is entirely put up and taken down by the Club's volunteers on a matchday, has been in need of the changes due to the nature of it having to be moved around.

The hard work that goes into just setting up and taking down this extra matchday bar often goes unappreciated, a lot of work is involved due to moving heavy fridges (including emptying and refilling them of the cans) and the bar sections from inside the building, as well as setting up all the tables, chairs and fencing.

So the Trust has been in discussion with chairman Steve Easterbrook to try and reduce the workload required to set up the bar, and have provided a donation of up to £1000 to make this happen.

The first changes were on site at yesterday's game against Hemel Hempstead, with the arrival of two brand new fridges, at a cost of around £260 each, with one of them sitting on a new wooden trolley (handmade by Trust chairman Mike Lightfoot). A second trolley for the other fridge should be completed in the coming week, these costing around £150-200 in materials and other costs. This should allow the fridges to be moved without the need for unloading and re-loading the cans, and without the need for a sack barrow to move the larger fridge from the kitchen.

Once the resources and time are available, repairs and strengthening will be applied to the wooden bar sections that hold the beer taps, chillers and kegs, making them easier to move in and out of the building after becoming damaged in doing so.

The improvements in setting up have already been noted, so we're hopeful of being able to roll out these changes as the volunteer time allows.

The bar, which is run by volunteers including Steve Easterbrook and provides a funding stream to the Club, will continue to appear at games where it is deemed suitable weather, so please get involved and enjoy a drink in the fresh air at Arbour Park.


By Slough Town Supporters Trust, Mar 1 2019 08:03PM

With just two home games to go before the Sponsored Walk, we'd like to share the list of walkers who have signed up for the event which will see them walking from Slough to Woking. We're very grateful to all of them for doing the walk and we hope that by sharing the names we can gain a bit more sponsorship, so get in touch with one of them or visit the Trust table to sponsor the whole group on our sponsor form.

The following are taking on the 18 mile challenge which will raise money for the Trust and Slough Pit Stop Project:

Dan Brench

Keith Bryant

Keith Hampton

Andrew James

Lawrence Poulson

Kevin Comber

Leigh Hunter

Alex Dutton

Phil Durbin

Barry Hiron

Jonathan Ebsworth

Mark Donocan

Jo Cox

Mark Simpson

Eloise Ash

Graham Ash

Chris Ashley

Rob Stevens

We are also going to be joined by some walkers from Slough Pit Stop Project and Haybrook College.

It's not too late to sign up for the walk either, visit our Sponsored Walk page for all the details.

By Slough Town Supporters Trust, Feb 15 2019 12:39PM

Our two school teams stepped up to represent Slough Town FC yesterday at the home of Sutton United, as the regional round of the National League Trust U11s Cup took place.

Wearing brand new STFC kit, complete with the Trust logo (paid for from money donated by the late Dave Carpenter), Lynch Hill boys and Priory School girls faced other schools representing National League clubs.

Priory went into a group with teams from Hampton & Richmond, Bromley and Woking, while Lynch Hill were in a group with Welling, Hampton & Richmond, Bromley and Dover.

It proved to be a difficult afternoon for our teams as they bowed out of the competition. Lynch Hill picked up one win and three defeats while Priory picked themselves up following two defeats to claim a draw in their final match.

We'd like to thank both teams, including their teachers, for their efforts in participating in the U11s Cup, both at Arbour Park and Sutton, and for representing STFC at the regional round. We hope they enjoyed the experience and will be able to use it to improve themselves as footballers. We also wish the best of luck to the girls team representing Dartford and the boys team representing Dulwich Hamlet in the South finals.

We hope to bring the National League Trust U11s Cup back again next season, so keep an eye out in the Autumn and get your school signed up. Our thanks again to all those who played in and organised the local round in November.

By Slough Town Supporters Trust, Feb 5 2019 08:43PM

Following the first ever National League Under 11s Cup tournament held at Arbour Park in November, our two winning teams will move on to the regional finals next week.

The next round of the tournament for U11s schools tournament, created by the National League Trust, is being held at Gander Green Lane, the home of Sutton United, on Thursday 14th February. featuring teams representing a variety of National League clubs from across the region.

Our two teams, the boys/mixed team from Lynch Hill and the girls from Priory, will head to Sutton after coming through the first round which was hosted by the Trust on November 1st. The tournament was funded by money from Dave Carpenter's estate and E Sargeant & Son, with goals galore from the 6 girls teams and the 10 boys/mixed teams that entered.

Priory and Lynch Hill will wear the colours of Slough Town at the event, and we'll keep you updated with their progress. Good luck to both teams!

By Slough Town Supporters Trust, Jan 30 2019 08:54PM

On Wednesday, three members of the Trust board visited the Pit Stop Project on the Trading Estate. Pit Stop has been chosen as this year's Sponsored Walk charity and we wanted to get to know the project and the people.

Dan, Mike and Ollie visited the site to see the facilities that are provided for young people across a large area. Hidden away in the Trading Estate is a large workshop divided into work areas for construction and car mechanics, as well as some other teaching rooms. They also visited the Gateway post-16 site at the end of the High Street which is linked to the Pit Stop Project.

They presented a Slough Town shirt to the team at Pit Stop which will be framed and put on their wall. The staff members gave a tour of the facility with a really interesting insight into how it is run and the stories behind some of the learners that pass through the project.

We'd like to thank the staff at both Pit Stop and Gateway for their time and for their enthusiasm in what we're trying to do - a few have said they will join us on the walk too. They have also invited us to join their annual awards ceremony in the summer which is a really nice gesture. There is certainly a great determination from the staff to provide real opportunities for some of the area's most difficult learners.

Keep an eye on our social media where a few photos will appear soon.

Don't forget to get signed up for the walk either by dropping us an email or by visiting the tables by turnstile 4 on a home matchday. We have registration and sponsor forms at every game home and away, just speak to Alan Harding or Dan Brench. All the details are on our website Sponsored Walk page.

By Slough Town Supporters Trust, Jan 16 2019 03:38PM

Slough Town Supporters Trust is pleased to confirm the details for this year’s Sponsored Walk.


After the success of last year’s walk along the provisional Slough Half Marathon route, which raised £1650 split between the Trust and Berkshire Vision, we’ve come up with our next walking challenge which returns to the origins of the walk.


This year the walk will go back to an away game walk, but don’t worry, it’s not Truro! The walk will take place on Saturday 23rd March as we walk from Arbour Park to our away game at Woking. The full logistics of the day will be published later, however an approximate start time of 7am for the 17 mile journey has been suggested.


The charity that has been selected this year is the Slough PitStop Project which is linked to Haybrook College, a referral unit which has several sites across Slough. PitStop is an educational charity based in Slough Trading Estate which uses a vocational curriculum for students from a range of schools and referral units across the town and the local area. They offer practical courses in motor mechanics, construction and catering, allowing students to gain industry recognised qualifications and link with the Gateway post-16 provision to offer learners qualifications up to GCSE level.


PitStop works with the most complex and challenging young people in the town, so they have been selected as our charity of choice, with the funds raised being split between the Trust and PitStop, who will use it to replace some of their motor mechanics workshop such as trolley jacks, tools and other equipment.


We will look to arrange a visit to the project in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, to find out more about PitStop, see their website http://haybrookcollege.co.uk/pitstop-2/


Recruitment for the walk starts now. You can sign up either by visiting the Trust gazebo by turnstile 4 on home matchdays, by speaking to Alan Harding or Dan Brench, or by contacting us by email on trust@sloughtownsupporterstrust.co.uk. The more walkers we have, the more money we can raise, so get signed up and get ready to walk to Woking!

By Slough Town Supporters Trust, Jan 13 2019 10:04AM

Slough Town Supporters Trust are delighted to announce that we have sponsored another set of kit for a local school.


As revealed at yesterday's match against Chelmsford at Arbour Park, Claycots School - which has two sites in Britwell and at the old Town Hall site - are the latest school to receive a set of Trust-sponsored kit. Nine children and three teachers from Claycots joined us for the match, with the children getting to play on the pitch and walk out with the players.


The donation is the latest in a series which are part of our commitment to promote Slough Town FC in the local community.


By Slough Town Supporters Trust, Dec 31 2018 04:14PM

2018 has been another successful year for the Slough Town Supporters Trust. We’ve picked out some of the highlights from the last year to review what we have done and to give anyone who doesn’t know an idea of what we do.


There has however been some sadness as we have said goodbye to devoted supporters and club legends. We work hard to continue what these people did for the Club and dedicate what we do to all those who work for and support STFC.


We finished the 2017-18 season with 195 members and we have gone on to beat that once again, reaching 204 members over the festive period – giving us 7 straight years of growth. Thank you to all those who signed up to be members once again and to those who have joined for the first time. Our free junior membership offer still stands as we look to get the next generation behind the work of the Trust.


The support for the supporters’ coaches continues to go from strength to strength, with our new partnership with Apple coaches proving very successful. After running coaches to every game in a long run of midweek away games at the end of last season, three coaches ran to the playoff final at Kings Lynn. We also ran full coaches to Welling and Eastbourne and two coaches to the FA Cup game at Sutton, while the numbers on other coaches remain high, allowing us to keep the fares down. Thanks to all who use the coaches.


We always have more projects lined up and will bring you more news on these, as well as the follow up from other projects, as we get the details sorted.


Happy New Year to all of our members and everyone associated with STFC!


Here are some of the highlights:

- We agreed a donation package to support the STFC Juniors, allowing them to train through the winter on the 3G at Arbour Park, at a cost of around £1200

- We ran a coach to the funeral of ‘Super Kev’ to allow supporters to attend

- A sponsored set of kit was donated to St Mary’s School, Farnham Common

- We’ve offered new member discounts at the Wheatsheaf, Moon and Spoon and Potters Arms

- The Trust sponsored the Farnham Royal Cricket Club colts team for their summer season

- Club and Trust ran promotion events at Britwell Summer Celebration, Cippenham Carnival and Slough PlayDay in the summer

- The Sponsored Walk took in the provisional route of the Slough Half Marathon, raising £1650 split between the Trust and Berkshire Vision

- A team of Trust members took part in the 2018 Slough Barrell Roll, helping towards the final total of £1150 raised for local charity Destiny Support

- We agreed to sponsor the match filming for the Club’s first season in the National League South at a cost of £3000

- The Trust received £5000 from the estate of Dave Carpenter, some of which has been used to fund our first ever entries into the National League Trust U11s Cup, as well as a new gazebo and banners for use at Arbour Park and other events – we’ll keep you updated with any further uses

- In the National League Trust U11s Cup, which took place at Arbour Park in November, teams from Lynch Hill and Priory Schools emerged as our representatives after a busy afternoon of football, with 6 girls teams and 10 boys/mixed teams taking part. We’ll follow them to the next round in the new year.

- The Christmas Draw raised £1043 for the Trust, with 14 prizes on offer