Month: June 2013

TWO FIXTURE CHANGES FOR GLOVERS

Yeovil Town’s home Championship fixture with Wigan Athletic in November has been put back 24 hours.
The Huish Park meeting with the Latics was originally scheduled for Saturday 9th November, but will now be played the following afternoon, the 10th November. Kick-off will be at 3pm.
The reasoning behind the switch in date is that Wigan will be playing in the Europa League on Thursday 14th November.
Another change will see Yeovil travel to Blackburn Rovers on Good Friday (18th April) instead of Saturday 19th April. Kick-off will still be 3pm.

YEOVIL TOWN WIN COVETED AWARD

The best in business across south Somerset and Dorset have been recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony.
The winners of the Western Gazette’s Business Awards were revealed at a glitzy dinner-dance at Westlands Conference and Leisure Centre on Thursday with the coveted Business of the Year award was won by Yeovil Town Football Club.
Commercial manager Dave Linney said: “We are absolutely delighted. It’s a great honour and it’s a great tribute to all the staff off the field as well as on the field, and all the hard work and endeavour that’s put in.”
Actress and former Blue Peter presenter, Valerie Singleton, hosted the evening and presented the winners with their prizes.

STORE CLOSED FOR STOCK TAKE

The Yeovil Town Club Store will be closed for stock taking on Tuesday 2nd July.
The store will re-open for business on Wednesday 3rd July.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
You can now order your commemorative Play-Off winners medal from the Club Store.
Visit the official club store website by clicking here.

HOSKINS TO BECOME A GLOVER

Yeovil Town are delighted to announce that striker Sam Hoskins has agreed terms on a two-year deal.

 

Dorchester born Sam joins Town after signing professional terms at Southampton in August 2011.

 

Sam has previously spent time on loan at Preston North End, Rotherham United and made 14 appearances whilst on loan at Stevenage last season. 

He was top scorer at Saints for four consecutive seasons and last year won the under 21 goal of the season for his effort against Newcastle United.

JONES JOINS UNTIL CHRISTMAS

Defender Joey Jones has agreed a short term deal with Yeovil Town.
The former Leicester City player has agreed to join the club until Christmas.
Joey started his career at Arsenal before joining Leicester City in 2010. He has represented his country Northern Ireland at youth team level on numerous occasions.

GRANT JOINS GLOVERS

Winger Joel Grant has agreed to join The Glovers on a two-year deal after his contract at Wycombe Wanderers ran out.
The former Watford, Aldershot Town, Crewe Alexandra and Wycombe man becomes Town’s first summer signing.
Grant started his career at Watford when he was awarded a professional contract in 2006 before joining Aldershot Town where he helped them secure promotion to the Football League.
In 2008 former Jamaican Under-20 international joined Crewe Alexandra for £130,000 where he made 96 appearances scoring 16 goals.
He joined Wycombe Wanderers in 2011 where he made 68 appearances scoring 14 goals for The Chairboys.

FOLEY AND DAWSON AGREE NEW DEALS

Yeovil Town are delighted to announce that Sam Foley and Kevin Dawson have both agreed new deals with the club.
The midfielders have both agreed new two-year deals ahead of the club’s first season in the Championship.
Sam joined The Glovers from Newport County at the start of the 2012/13 season and made 41 appearances in the Play-off winning campaign, scoring five goals, His first goal for Yeovil came away at Bristol Rovers in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
22-year-old Dawson signed for Town in January after his contract at Shelbourne expired. He made his debut for The Glovers as a substitute in the defeat away to Leyton Orient in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. 
He went on to make 20 appearances last season, scoring a vital goal against Sheffield United in the play-off semi final to help Yeovil on their way to Wembley.

PLAYERS RETURN TO TRAINING

The Yeovil Town squad returned to pre-season training today.
Each player went through a number of fitness tests whilst training at a sunny Sherborne.
An interview with manager Gary Johnson will be on out YouTube channel shortly.
A full picture gallery will also be available.

NEW SEASON PRESS BRIEFING

Yeovil Town Football Club are to hold the first Press briefing of the season at Sherborne School on Thursday 27th June starting at 11.00 am.
 
TV Crews and photographers will be given access to players pre-season training until around lunchtime.
 
TV, Radio and written press will be able to conduct interviews with the manager and players around 1.00 pm at Sherborne School.
 
Only bona fide members of the press will be admitted.

TERRY RECEIVES HIS KEYS

Assistant Manager Terry Skiverton recently received the keys to his new car thanks to the sponsorship of Transport Systems Western Ltd.
Terry said: "I am very grateful to John Nicholas and everyone at Transport Systems Western Ltd for their kind sponsorship. Their continued support of Yeovil Town Football Club is appreciated by everyone at Huish Park."
Terry is pictured receiving the keys to his Alfa Romeo from Managing Director John Nicholas.

REID JOINS PILGRIMS ON LOAN

Striker Reuben Reid has joined Plymouth Argyle on a season-long loan.
The 24-year old has rejoined the Devon club after spending the end of last season on loan at Home Park where he played 18 games scoring two goals.
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EVERY GAME IS A CELEBRATION – GARY

Manager Gary Johnson spoke to the media this morning from his holiday about the fixture release.
Gary said: "This is what you’re in the game for and with respect to the other clubs in the Football League and Conference, we’re almost looking at the creme de la creme here.
"For us, these teams are a similar size to all of those outside the top six in the Premier League. It’s a fantastic thing to be happening for us and for our players, who have all got something about them, this will be really exciting for them.
"Every game is a celebration of what we have achieved."

CHAMPIONSHIP FIXTURES ANNOUNCED

Today saw the release of next season’s Championship fixture list.
The Glovers will start their first season in the Championship with a trip to Millwall on the 3rd August.
The first home fixture will be against Lee Clark’s Birmingham City a week later.
Christmas is always a busy period with fixtures coming thick and fast.
Blackburn Rovers visit on the 21st December, before Yeovil travel to AFC Bournemouth on Boxing Day. On the 29th December we visit Huddersfield Town and everyone can nurse their hangovers at Huish Park on New Years Day when Yeovil entertain Play Off finalists Watford.
Our last home game of the season sees Town take on Middlesbrough on the 3rd May.
The full fixture list can be found here.

TOWN HANDED SOUTHEND TIE

Yeovil Town have been drawn to play away against Southend United in the first round of the Capital One Cup.
The draw was made this morning and Gary Johnson’s Championship side travel to Roots Hall to play Phil Brown’s men.
Capital One Cup first round ties are due to be played the week commencing August 5th.
On hearing the news of the draw manager Gary Johnson said: "In football you get good draws and bad draws. Hopefully, one day we will get a good home draw."

TWO NEW LADIES TEAMS

Yeovil Town Ladies FC are delighted to confirm that next season the club will grow by adding two new teams.

 

The Club is to create a new third senior team, which will likely play in the Somerset County League. The objective in creating this team is to allow more opportunities for women to play football, as the number of females wishing to play the game continues to expand rapidly in the Yeovil area.

 

The club also see the third team as an additional way for players leaving their and the Glovers hope this new third team will help address this issue and help us develop them through the squad system.some players having never played senior football step up from the under 16 team to the first or reserve teams has been large for In previous seasons the own Youth system to continue to play for the club and develop their game. 

 

.. As with the new senior team, the club see this new Under 11 team as being a vital part of it’s policy of trying to increase the options for Women and Girls to play footballth team for next season which will play in the Under 11 age group the club is also launching a new youIn addition,

 

Both of these new teams have been made possible partly by grant funding from the Football Foundation and Yarlington Homes which means the Glovers can get more girls playing within the club and in local schools.  

 

Commenting on the news of the new teams, Club Chairman David Mills said “The creation of these new teams underlines our commitment to increase the options for girls and women in the area to play football. Obviously we are grateful to Yarlington Homes and the Football Foundation for their help with this project and full marks to Sarah Lawler (Joint First Team Manager) who did a huge amount of work behind the scenes to make the creation of these two new teams possible”

  

Yeoviltownlfc@gmail.com  se two new teams and any one interested should contacteThe Club is also on the look out for Managers for th

CHAMPIONSHIP SHIRTS & T SHIRTS AVAILABLE

New Championship stock has arrived in the Yeovil Town shop.

Included are Scarves @ £10

Polo Shirts Black & Green & White @ £20

 

TShirts

 

Going Up – Black & Green @ £15

 

Championship 2013/2014 White & Green @ £15

Display your teams colours with pride!

MAJOR BOOST AS TEWKESBURY RETURNS

Yeovil Town Ladies FC are delighted to announce the return of all time leading goal scorer, Jemma Tewkesbury to the club.

 

Although confident that their current squad will do well in the Women’s Super League – the  FA WSL – which the Glovers are set to join in 2014, the club are keen to strengthen their line up and the signing of Tewkesbury is the first step in this project.

 

Tewkesbury left the Glovers to join Portsmouth two summers ago after an amazing run with Yeovil, including scoring 52 goals in the 2009/10 season. Since that time Jemma has enjoyed a successful period at Pompey, but has opted to return to  Somerset .

 

Overall in three seasons of Premier League Football, Jemma has bagged an impressive 32 goals in 57 appearances.

 

Commenting on Tewkesbury’s return, Club Chairman David Mills said “When Joint Manager Sarah Lawler told me that Jemma had agreed to return to the club, I was absolutely delighted. This is fantastic news for the club and it is great to have Jemma back. When Jemma left in 2011 I told her that I thought she would go on to be a Super League player and I am thrilled she will indeed be an FA WSL player for Yeovil”.

 

MORE WEMBLEY DVD’S

Another consignment of "Living The Dream" the club’s official DVD of the Play-Off adventure have arrived at the club shop. Priced at £15 the DVD provides the perfect record of this season’s fantastic finale.

GOALS DVD

The 2012/13 Goals of the Season DVD is available in the club shop. Containing all the clubs goals from the last season including all the drama from the NPower League One Play offs.

Priced at £12.50 it is yet another chance to relive probably the most exciting season in the club’s history.

ANOTHER PRE-SEASON MATCH

Yeovil Town have arranged another pre-season match for the start of the new season. 

They will play Plymouth Argyle at Home Park on Saturday 27th. July with a 15.00 kick off.

Ticket prices will be announced in the coming weeks.

OLD ROLES NEW TITLES

Manager Gary Johnson has confirmed that following the agreement of new contracts for himself and his staff that their job titles will now be as follows.

Gary Johnson – Manager
Terry Skiverton – Assistant Manager
Darren Way – First team coach

WEMBLEY DVD’S ARRIVE

The first consignment of the club’s souvenir DVD of their NPower League One Play-Off adventure have arrived in the club shop. 

The double DVD contains original Sky footage of the Sheffield United home leg plus the complete Wembley coverage of the match against Brentford. 
There is also exclusive ITV West News coverage from around the time of the final. 
Priced at £15 this DVD is the ideal memory of that magnificent day at Wembley on the 19th. May.

MANAGER & COACHING STAFF AGREE NEW DEALS

Yeovil Town are delighted to announce that Gary Johnson has agreed a new contract to remain as Yeovil Town manager until the summer of 2015.
Gary reached agreement today on a two-year contract after overseeing promotion to the Championship for the first time in the club’s history.
The club can also confirm that Terry Skiverton and Darren Way have also agreed new deals to keep them at the club until 2015 along with all the coaching, medical and scouting staff.

HINDS,WILLIAMS AND BLIZZARD RELEASED

Yeovil Town Manager Gary Johnson has announced that the club will not be offering new contracts to defender Richard Hinds and midfielders Dominic Blizzard and Gavin Williams.

Speaking to day the manager said " I would like to wish all three players the best of luck for their careers in football in the futures and thank them for their efforts for Yeovil Town during their stay at the club."

VOLUNTEERS WANTED

The club would welcome any help from fans that have any spare time in the next few weeks. 

With the exciting new challenge of being in the Championship just around the corner, there is much to do at Huish Park before the start of the season.

Many hands make light work as they say, so if you have any time at all, then please do contact us as we look to carry out as much work as we possibly can.

and we will be pleased to provide you with further details.
01935 423662 EXT 222So if you would like to volunteer to help paint the stadium, then please contact

GLOVERS TRAVEL THE EXTRA MILE!

With Yeovil Town winning promotion Glovers fans will be travelling some long distances to cheer on their team next season.
The Glovers will travel a total of 9,388 miles next season with the longest trip being a 652 round trip the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough.
The shortest trip will be a 108 mile round trip to visit AFC Bournemouth at Dean Court.
Below are the grounds Yeovil Town will be visiting next season with their capacity and the miles we will travel.
Barnsley – Oakwell – 23,009 – 502
Birmingham City – St Andrew’s – 31,079 – 302
Blackburn Rovers – Ewood Park – 31,154 – 510
Blackpool – Bloomfield Road – 17,338 – 538
Bolton Wanderers – Reebok Stadium – 28,100 – 490
Bournemouth – Dean Court – 10,700 – 108
Brighton & Hove Albion – The AMEX – 30,750 – 282
Burnley – Turf Moor – 22,546 – 524
Charlton Athletic – The Valley – 27,111 – 282
Derby County – Pride Park – 33,597 – 402
Doncaster Rovers – Keepmoat Stadium – 15,231 – 488
Huddersfield Town – John Smith’s Stadium – 24,500 – 528
Ipswich Town – Portman Road – 30,311 – 442
Leeds United – Elland Road – 39,460 – 538
Leicester City – King Power Stadium – 32,262 – 380
Middlesbrough – Riverside Stadium – 34,988 – 652
Millwall – The Den – 20,146 – 334
Nottingham Forest – City Ground – 30,576 – 402
Queens Park Rangers – Loftus Road – 18,360 – 258
Reading – Madejski Stadium – 24,224 – 198
Sheffield Wednesday – Hillsborough – 39,812 – 488
Watford – Vicarage Road – 17,477 – 270
Wigan Athletic – DW Stadium – 25,133 – 470