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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, Apr 26 2019 02:13PM

Following the announcement that Steve Easterbrook has stepped down from his role as Slough Town FC chairman, the Slough Town Supporters Trust would like to place on record it’s sincere thanks to both Steve and his wife Sally for their hard work at the Club over the last decade.


After coming into the Club at a time of financial difficulty and instability, Steve steadied the ship and created a sustainable model of a Club designed to push forward and back up the non-league pyramid. Improvements on the pitch soon followed with the appointments of long-term management under Steve Bateman and then Neil Baker and Jon Underwood bringing the Club back up the leagues with two playoff wins. Meanwhile, the Club has grown away from the first team with the inclusion of the Slough Town Community teams and Women’s teams and established itself back within the community.


Off the pitch, Steve will no doubt also be remembered for his massive contribution to returning the Club to Slough by working with Slough Borough Council to create the fantastic Arbour Park project. The work did not stop following the Rebels Return, as Steve has almost constantly been in negotiations with the Council about the facility since – including creating the volunteer-run bar and catering arrangement for the whole facility. Even with the length of time it took to get the project to completion, Steve continued to push to bring the Club back to Slough and we will always be grateful to him for that - his contribution to our town by helping to create the community facility as well as returning the Club to the town cannot really be measured.


Credit must also go to Sally for her work with the Club, volunteering in the tea bar on matchdays as well as having to put up with all the work that Steve has put into the Club.


Steve has always been the kind of chairman to get stuck in, volunteering on matchdays doing whatever was needed to make sure that the matchday experience was going as well as possible, including running the outside bar during games so that the volunteers could watch the game. He was perhaps the least chairman-like chairman you could have imagined, doing the hard work and avoiding the spotlight. Never one to seek the attention or praise for what he did, you could always find Steve in amongst the fans on matchdays where he could quite easily be confused for any other fan.


We feel we can’t say it enough, but thank you Steve, Sally and the rest of the family, who have all contributed over the years to the success of our football club and turning it back into something to be proud of. Steve has always engaged well with the work of the Supporters Trust, as well as valuing the hard work of all the volunteers, and it has been a pleasure to work with him and we look forward to seeing him around Arbour Park in future seasons.


We wish John Porter the very best in his new position as acting chairman. We look forward to working with him and contributing to what will hopefully be the continued success of Slough Town FC.

By Slough Town Supporters Trust, Apr 26 2019 12:04PM

We have recieved the following message from Mark Clements of E Sargeant & Son, following the recent Easter Egg collection held at Arbour Park for the Home Start Charity.


"I just wanted to write on behalf of Home-Start, Slough and E Sargeant & Son to thank you and all the supporters for their extremely kind donations of Easter eggs towards our appeal. We had a fantastic response to the appeal and over 500 eggs were donated ! This is an outstanding response and is so generous of all those involved. The Easter eggs were collected by Home-Start, Slough who in turn distributed them to vulnerable families within the local area. Without the generosity of kind hearted organisations such as yours and all of your supporters this would not have been possible. Please accept my sincere thanks and pass my thanks to your supporters."


Thank you to everyone who donated eggs, including the players and managers, to this collection. It's good to know that we could contribute to this great charity event and bring some joy to local families.

By Slough Town Supporters Trust, Apr 14 2019 02:18PM

We're pleased to announce that, as part of our commitment to promote Slough Town FC in the community, we will be attending two events during the close season with our information stall. Last year we attended Britwell and Cippenham summer fairs as well as Slough Play Day.

First up this year on Bank Holiday Monday 27th May we will be at Farnham Royal Cricket Club's summer fun day from 12pm at the home of FRCC, Church Road, Farnham Royal.

Later in the summer, we'll be returning to Cippenham Carnival on Saturday 6th July from 12-4pm.

So if you're at a loose end bring the family down and support these events, and come along to see us. We'll be doing our best to pass on as much information as possible to those who want to learn more about STFC, including season ticket forms and Trust membership forms.

If you can spare a bit of time to help on our stall at these events to promote the Club, or if you could take our stall to another community event, please get in touch.

By Slough Town Supporters Trust, Apr 11 2019 12:37PM

The vote for Supporters' Player of the Season will be organised as usual by the Trust, and will take place at this Saturday's home game against Welling. Any supporter can take part by visiting our gazebo on Saturday and taking a voting slip.

Make sure you're at the game to cast your vote! The award will be presented at the Club's end of season awards event, the details of which are yet to be confirmed.

By Slough Town Supporters Trust, Apr 3 2019 12:47PM

At last night’s board meeting, the members of the Trust board agreed to make the following small donations:


- £100 to be donated from Trust funds towards the defibrillator fundraiser which sees STFC Juniors committee member Kelly running the Brighton Half Marathon. The fund has accumulated around £815 of its £1000 target to pay for a defibrillator to go into the facilities at Mercian Way, where the Juniors play their matches. The link to the fundraiser can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/287537598813510/?fundraiser_source=external_url

- Around £250 from the money left from Dave Carpenter’s estate to pay expenses for the STFC Community team to attend a tournament in Bournemouth. Dave was a big supporter of the Community team so we know this money is being used as he would have liked.

- A further £100 (£50 each) approximately from Dave Carpenter’s money to cover the petrol and any other expenses incurred by the two teams from Priory and Lynch Hill Schools while attending the National League Trust U11s Cup regional round in Sutton. Money from Dave’s fund also helped to make our local round at Arbour Park happen and also covered the cost of the STFC kits that the teams wore at Sutton.


The board also agreed in principle an initial spending plan for 2019-20 which will be approved in detail in the coming months prior to the new season starting. News will be passed on once the elements of this plan have been fully reviewed, approved and implemented.


By Slough Town Supporters Trust, Mar 25 2019 01:51PM

We're pleased to be taking part in this year's Easter Egg collection for Home Start Slough, organised by E Sargeant & Son funeral directors.

The collection was done last year and returns in the run up to Easter 2019 to provide some cheer to the families supported by Home Start Slough. To find out more about Home Start Slough, visit their website at http://hsslough.co.uk/

Here's where we need your help. If you're out shopping over the next few weeks, pick up an extra Easter Egg and bring it along to one of the home games against St Albans or Welling and leave it at the Trust gazebo by turnstile 4. We can then pass them on to E Sargeant & Son and Home Start.

We hope that the Slough fans will get behind this idea and help to bring some joy to local families this Easter.

By Slough Town Supporters Trust, Mar 21 2019 04:08PM

Ahead of Saturday's Sponsored Walk, we'd like to pass on the final details to our walkers.

- We're grateful to St Joseph's School for letting us use their car park. It will be open by half 6 in the morning for walkers to park their cars. You won't be able to get to the cars until the coach returns at around 5.45pm, so if you're not coming back on the coach, please park locally.

- Please park by 6.50am and then walk around the corner to assemble at Arbour Park.

- We will have a group photo, before leaving Arbour Park at approximately 7am.

- Printed directions will be provided. We hope to keep everyone fairly close together. There will be opportunities for stops along the way with the main stop planned for Sunningdale at just over half way.

- The walk is 18 miles, so approximately 6 hours of walking time, plus stops. Please ensure that you are able to complete the walk. Once we arrive at Woking we'll have one final group photo.

- The walkers that have requested a place on the coach back have been allocated one.

- All of the adults will be able to get in to the game for free.

- Walkers are advised to have an emergency contact just in case. Please dress appropriately for the weather and conditions and carry anything you may need to help you through the walk, and don't forget to remain hydrated.

- Some of the roads have narrow paths, so please take care.

A massive thank you to those who are taking part and to those who have helped to organise the walk, we'll see you all on Saturday!

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.