Month: June 2019

VIDEO | Potential owners speak

Scott Priestnall, along with Errol Pope, is in the advanced stages of purchasing the club and has spoken publically for the first time. 

Watch the interview below: 

Alternatively, a full transcript follows:

To start things off, could you give us an idea as to where we’re at with the takeover process at the moment?

SP: Yeah, sure, happy to. It’s going really well, really positive and the lawyers are working hard but slow as they always do. It’s positive, going well and hopefully we should have some positive news soon really. I can’t really say much more than that but we’re in a really good place and obviously still waiting for legal formalities to conclude but it’s going well and very positive.

In the interim, what’s your and your consortium’s involvement in the day-to-day running of the club and with the current board?

SP: Again, I have to say it’s been really positive. Part of the agreement because the timing is not ideal, and because of what happened before, is that we have an agreement with Norman (Hayward) that we can come into the club and have an effect over this crucial time with regards to pre-season. I’ve got the support of John Fry and the current board to do what we need to do and work with them to move things forward in a really positive way, which I think has been done with the appointment of Darren (Sarll). Darren is very much our man, I think we’re really lucky to have a guy like Darren in place and it’s not down to us really about the signings it’s about him and his reputation and the style of manager that he is that we’ve been able to get the targets that we went for and have got. They’re great signings and hopefully, we can make some more over the next days and weeks.

So essentially, although the takeover isn’t complete, Darren is your man and everything that’s happening – certainly with the first-team at the moment – is coming from your involvement?

SP: Yeah. I mean we obviously can’t take sole responsibility for it because it is a transition period and the existing board is in position and we’re getting great support from them and they’re really taking our thoughts and the decisions we want to make on board and working with us on it. You can see we haven’t sat idle doing nothing, some really positive signings have come out of it and that’s how we’ve got to be over the next few weeks while we finalise the takeover. We can’t stand still; we’ve got to move forward positively.

Yourself and Errol Pope last week publicly announced your involvement, will there be other people involved once everything has gone through?

SP: We don’t expect there to be. The plan is myself, it is Errol, we’re very committed and we don’t expect anyone else to come in.

In the interim there’s always a rumour mill and all sorts of names flying around, one of which is Jed McCrory, can you confirm or deny his involvement?

SP: Of course. This is a question I’ve already had from the Glovers Trust, but Jed’s already made it public that he’s not involved in this takeover, he’s doing a great job up in Stratford. He’s a very good friend of mine and I believe that he has a very good record in football and in fact, what we are doing is we’re bringing Stratford down next Saturday to have a day where the fans can meet the players and the new manager. We’ll be down there as well to try and give some openness as to what’s going off in this current transition period, but certainly Jed is not involved in this takeover at this moment.

For you and Errol, what was it about Yeovil Town Football Club?

SP: That’s a good question why Yeovil. Certainly, for me I’ve got a bit of an affinity with the area and have got some family that live down here and I holidayed with my children when they were young down in this area as well and it’s such a beautiful place. But from a footballing point of view, I think there’s a massive opportunity here and I think that’s what really attracted me to the opportunity. Errol and I have looked at other clubs over this last six or 12 months and nothing has been quite right for us but I think where the club is at the moment is not where the current owner or fans want them to be and I believe there’s a real time to make this a successful club and bring back that winning mentality. I think at this level we can do that and we can have a real good push for promotion. What a challenge, the club has had now three/four seasons of not being winners which is a real shame from the glory days of getting to the Championship and I think our goal has got to be getting back up that first season and with Darren and the players we’re bringing into the club and the players Darren’s retained, the additions we’re going to make in the rest of this window, is there to try and meet that objective.

There are things you’ll want to change around the club but first and foremost is it about creating a winning team out on the pitch?

SP: Everything that goes off in this club now, the changes that we’re going to make – and there will be changes and lots of them – are all for the positive and are all about creating that winning mentality on the pitch, otherwise what’s the point in doing it at the end of the day. My philosophy is a very simple one and my background is one that has taken businesses and improved them and made them more efficient and they’re a lot of the principles that I’m going to move forward with this business. I’m going to make it very organised, very robust, very efficient and everything that goes off behind the scenes, and all the revenues we can generate, commercial partners we can bring to the table are all going to go towards improving what’s out on the pitch with the players, with the mentality, the resources that we’ve got, the quality of the coaches – everything that goes into delivering that football team is where we’re at and that’s the most important thing.

After a summer of uncertainty, what’s your message to the fans now…

SP: My message is let’s bring back a winning mentality, let’s bring back results and let’s make this club successful. What I love about this club is the history, it’s got such a rich history and when a club like this is successful it effects not just the people around the club but also the town and the community and I think that’s what this club needs to be. I’ve seen some of the negativity, I’ve seen some of the social media posts – although I don’t really do social media – but I truly believe that we can get this club into a winning position and we’ve only got one objective so everything that we do as a club, as a business works towards one objective and that’s promotion this season and I think that shows with the appointment of the manager, the signings that we’re making and that’s going to continue from now over the next couple of weeks and keep going all throughout the season. I keep hearing this word and I’ve had it put to me a few times and that is ‘transparency’, and that this club isn’t transparent enough and it doesn’t have the relationship with the supporters that it should have. Transparency is a difficult word. When you’re running a business, you’re not usually transparent, you’re trying to hold onto the key things within your business so people don’t copy them but it’s a bit different with football. I do believe it’s part of the community and it has a big role to play on how families spend their time, how kids develop and one of my passions is getting more local kids into this first team and beyond. I don’t think it’s happened enough over the years and that’s hopefully one thing you’ll see from us over time and that’s we’re very proactive in the community, we’re going to be very proactive with getting more kids playing football in general, getting more families down here and trying to show that we’ve got that to our side. From my perspective, I will try to be more transparent – I’m very open with you as much as I can be and will also make myself available to supporters groups and I’ve spoken to Rich (Rendell) at the Supporters Alliance and I hope to give them comfort that this is the right appointment if you like, right takeover for the club and for the club’s future.

FIXTURE | Open day next Saturday

Able to spend the day with the first team, Darren Sarll and his squad of players will be free to meet and sign autographs before the Glovers take on Stratford Town in a pre-season friendly at 3pm.

Ahead of the event, Town’s boss said: “I’m really keen to have the chance for myself and all the players to meet and interact with the supporters because they’re very much part of what we’re trying to build.

“The fans will pay to see these players week in, week out so it’s great to have a chance early on to get to come together.”

Part of the consortium finalising a deal to takeover the club, Scott Priestnall will also be in attendance and available to speak to supporters about their pending tenure in charge.

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Commenting on the planned open day, Priestnall said: “We’re bringing Stratford down next Saturday to have a day where the fans can meet the players and the new manager.

“We’ll be down there as well to try and give some openness as to what’s going off in this current transition period.”

Behind the scenes tours will also take place from 1230 with refreshments and other activities on offer which will be announced during the build-up.

A ticketed event, prices for the full day’s admission (including the match) are as follows:

Adult – £5
Concessions/Military/Young Person – £3
Under-16s – FREE

Supporters can purchase in advance by visiting or calling the ticket office (01935 847888), with tickets also available to buy online

SIGNING | Crofts joins as player-coach

The 35-year-old arrives from Newport County in League Two and signs a one-year deal at Huish Park where he’ll balance playing duties and a first team coaching role. 

Capped almost 30 times at international level for Wales, Crofts has played in all four of England’s top four divisions which including gaining promotion to the Premier League with Norwich in 2011 where he went on to make over 20 appearances in the top flight. 

After securing the veteran midfielder’s services, Sarll said: “To bring a player of Andrew’s experience into the club at this time is a great coup. He still has a thirst and hunger for playing and winning promotions and it’s refreshing to be part of the very early stages of his coaching career.

“He’ll be a valuable asset to the squad both as a player and in terms of passing on his experience and knowledge to the younger members of the squad.”

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Starting out his career at Gillingham, the combative midfielder went on to make over 170 appearances for the Gills prior to spells with the likes of Brighton – where he was made captain – Charlton and Scunthorpe. 

After a year with the Iron, Crofts headed across the border to Wales where he spent the 2018/19 season with the Exiles playing a part in helping them to the League Two play-offs. 

All at Yeovil Town wish Andrew all the best during his time in Somerset.

TICKETS | Advanced price phase extended into July

Supporters will now have until 4pm on Friday 12th July to make the most of the offer which could see a saving of up to £106.

With first team manager Darren Sarll now in place and with his new look squad taking shape, the recent period of uncertainty at Huish Park is drawing to a close.

Scott Priestnall and Errol Pope earlier this week revealed their identities and met with supporters’ groups as the ownership transfer progresses, with Scott conducting an interview with the club to outline the prospective new ownership’s plans and structure.

As part of a wish for open transparency – and with the support of the current board – Scott and Errol have requested the Advanced Price phase be extended in order for supporters to hear and understand their vision for the club after a summer of uncertainty.

Scott’s thoughts will be shared on the club’s official website and social media channels with fans immediately able to enjoy an extra two weeks to renew for the upcoming campaign.

To download the 2019/20 brochure click HERE with application forms available to download HERE.

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Renewing your season ticket is easier than ever. Supporters have three options:

  • Renew online by clicking HERE and logging on to your account
  • Renew in person via the Huish Park ticket office
  • Renew over the phone by calling the ticket office on 01935 847888

Supporters without an existing season ticket can purchase in the same three ways, but to buy online will need to click HERE and follow the instructions.

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12th July: Advanced Price phase closes at 4pm

13th July: Full Price phase begins and existing season ticket holders who haven’t renewed have their seat released for general sale

FIXTURE | Swansea friendly confirmed

For the second successive season, the Swans will head to Somerset as preparation for the 2019/20 campaign continues. 

In a complete change from 2018/19, new managers Darren Sarll and Steve Cooper will go head-to-head with all of Town’s summer signings on display for the first time at home.

The green and whites narrowly lost 2-1 last summer and will once again look to test themselves against higher league opposition. 

Tickets for the pre-season encounter are as follows:

Adult – £8
Senior (65 & over) – £4
Young Person (16-23) – £4
Under-16s – FOC

Supporters can purchase in advance by visiting or calling the ticket office (01935 847888), with tickets also available to buy online

First-team:
Hereford v Yeovil Town (held at AFC Bideford), Friday 12th July (7.30pm)
Yeovil Town v Swansea City, Tuesday 16th July (7.45pm)
Dorchester Town v Yeovil Town, Saturday 20th July (3pm)
Taunton Town v Yeovil Town, Tuesday 23rd July (7.45pm)

Under-18s:
Yeovil Town U18s v Wincanton Town (Tuesday 9th July) – top pitch at Huish Park
Bristol City Academy v Yeovil Town U18s (Friday 12th July)
Melksham Town v Yeovil Town U18s (Saturday 20th July)
Poole Town v Yeovil Town U18s (Saturday 27th July)

SIGNING | Glovers claim Collins

The 30-year-old played a part in helping Rovers to the League Two play-offs last season but has made the short trip to Somerset to sign a two-year contract.

Having played the entirety of his career in the EFL amassing over 350 league appearances, manager Darren Sarll was thrilled by his latest acquisition.

“Lee is a winner and his experience and leadership will make him a big part of this squad,” he said.

“He’s yet another player who arrives having been part of a team that reached the play-offs last season and has all of the attributes we’re going to need to be a success in this division.”

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Able to operate all across the back four and in defensive midfield, he started out at Wolves prior to helping Hereford United to promotion from League Two whilst on loan at Edgar Street.

A four-year stay at Port Vale followed where Collins made over 120 appearances, before spending time in the Championship with Barnsley.

Stints at Shrewsbury, Northampton and Mansfield followed prior to joining Forest Green in May 2017, where he in fact scored against the Glovers back in February of this year at the New Lawn.

NEWS | Gary Warren departs

Arriving at Huish Park last summer, the 34-year-old had one-year left on his deal but departs 12 months early to become a free agent. 

Warren, who returned closer to his Bristol roots following a spell with Inverness Caledonian Thistle, made 28 appearances for the Glovers in a campaign interrupted by injury. 

All at Yeovil Town Football Club would like to thank Gary for his effort and commitment during his time at Huish Park and wish him all the best for the future.

NEWS | Duo agree pro contracts

The duo become the third and fourth under-18s to make the switch to the first-team on a permanent basis in the last six months and will be a part of Darren Sarll’s squad for the upcoming 2019/29 campaign. 

John, 18, discussed his future in green and white with Town’s new boss and subsequently signed a two-year deal.

Having spent much of the second half of the 2018/19 campaign training with the first team as well as being named on the bench for two league encounters, the versatile midfielder has also spent time with the Wales Under-19 squad.

Graduating from the Academy, the Welshman will also be joined by fellow 18-year-old Shako who’s signed a six-month contract.

The lively winger starred for the under-18s in what concluded to be the Academy’s best ever league finish and, along with John, will now join recent Academy graduates Gabriel Rogers and Daniel Ojo in the first team.

SIGNING | Potent Murphy added to the ranks

The 28-year-old signs a two-year deal at Huish Park after a prolific 2018/19 campaign which saw him net 28 goals and catapult Chelmsford City to the National League South play-offs.

Claiming the Clarets’ Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year and Away Player of the Year awards, Town’s boss was quick to capture Murphy’s services ahead of a host of other clubs.

Commenting, Darren Sarll said: “Rhys had a very successful season last season and arrives with that hunger to do the same again.

“He’s a fantastic finisher and will add that out-and-out goal threat to our squad and I’m looking forward to working with him.

Starting out at Arsenal, the former England and Republic of Ireland youth international spent time on loan at Brentford and Preston North End before a prolific time abroad with Telstar in the Dutch Eerste Divisiein in 2012.

Returning to England to join Oldham, he found goal scoring form on loan at Crawley with nine goals in 15 games prior to similarly successful stints with AFC Wimbledon – where he won promotion from Sky Bet League Two – and Forest Green Rovers.

Spells at York, Torquay and Gillingham followed before linking up with Chelmsford last season where he averaged a goal every 125 minutes in the league.

NEWS | Tom James leaves Huish Park

The Welshman arrived on a free transfer from Cardiff in January 2017 and went on to make 96 appearances for the Glovers, scoring eight times.

After easing into the first team fold in 2016/17, James became a regular in the following two campaigns operating in both defence and midfield.

Adding goals to his game last season the 23-year-old netted six times to finish as the club’s second top scorer.

All at Yeovil Town would like to thank Tom for his services during his time in Somerset and wish him all the best in the future.

STATEMENT | incoming owners spend day at Huish Park

Scott Priestnall met the YTFC Board on behalf of himself and Errol Pope, followed by an informal meeting with Supporters Alliance Chairman Rich Rendell and Chairman of the Glovers Trust Stuart Burrell, with new Manager Darren Sarll and Chief Operating Officer David Mills also being present.

As part of a very positive and open meeting, Mr Priestnall said the new ownership aimed to build a winning team under Darren Sarll and that fan relations would be a key focus off the field. Mr Priestnall also said he would be attending a Supporters Alliance meeting when all formalities were complete.

For their part, Mr Rendell and Mr Burrell both underlined the potential of the club and that they strongly believed fans would return in numbers if there was a winning team on the field complemented by a proactive and transparent approach off the field.

Commenting YTFC Chairman John Fry said: “Scott made a very positive impact today. It is hoped that all formalities will be completed within the next two or three weeks, but in the interim, the new owners will work with the current YTFC Board to ensure a smooth handover.”

SIGNING | Defender kicks off summer recruitment

The 28-year-old arrives on a free transfer after making 118 appearances for Stevenage during a three-year spell in League Two.

Signing a two-year deal at Huish Park, the central defender links up with his former boss after becoming a regular during Sarll’s tenure at Broadhall Way.

Reunited with the 6’2” defender, Sarll commented: “I’m delighted to be reacquainted with Luke, a player and person I know very well. He brings defensive qualities, experience and a physicality I feel we were lacking.

“Even better, Luke is a Somerset lad and he and his family want to return ‘home’ and live in this part of the world. He’s bought into being part of this football club and will be a great addition to the squad.”

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Having spent the majority of his career playing for clubs close to the capital, Wilkinson returns closer to his Wells roots where he was picked up by Bristol City as part of their academy.

Moving on from Ashton Gate, he had spells at the likes of Portsmouth, Northampton, Dagenham & Redbridge and Luton before joining Boro in the fourth tier.

All at Yeovil Town welcome Luke to the club and wish him all the best during his time in green and white.

INTERVIEW | Manager’s first chat – transcript

Darren, welcome to the club but first of all how nice is it to get this done and officially be manager?

DS: It’s very nice to be appointed and I’m very grateful to the board and the potential new board. It’s been a long time coming and a very thorough process for myself and a thorough process acted out by the club, and it’s an exciting day. I always thought this was a really smashing and a big club and I’m proud and honoured to be chosen in leading it in its next journey.

It’s something of a new era. You mentioned you’ve met the current board and the potential new board, how challenging has it been dealing with a club in a transition phase?

DS: All I can ever be is myself and honest and upfront and work with integrity. The timing, we’re quite late in the day but again, how thorough and how detailed the process was from an applicants point of view trying to get the manager’s position was more of the challenge, more of the test. But obviously, I’m really pleased to be here and Monday cant come quick enough.

As someone who’s been there and done it in terms of a pre-season plan, how much of a problem is it coming in this late?

DS: You do a lot of your recruitment during this time and due diligence in terms of the people you want to bring to the football club and the reasons why they can come, how they get here and obviously, we’re going to have to fast track that. Not quickly, not naively but correctly. There will still be a process and a period of time before we can start unveiling new players and making good decisions because building a football team is pretty simple; in the bare nuts and bolts of it is that you have to make good decisions about players and people, and if you can make more good than bad you can end up with a successful team, but if you make some poor decisions we end up with a bad team representing a smashing football club.

Was it quite appealing for you that you haven’t inherited much in terms of a squad, it’s something of a blank canvas?

DS: We have to work within tighter financial constraints and that will never be used as an excuse, I’m well aware of that. We need players ready to come here and play in this league which is a very different challenge. If you think it’s the Football League, it’s not, it’s very demanding and very intense but it’s also got that wholesome integrity to it and a real readiness with players to work hard to get into the Football League or back into the Football League and improve their own lives and own clubs’ destiny. This next year will really sort the men out from the boys and the players have to understand and the supporters have to understand that now. I really don’t have another gear in me other than to head straight on and to go at everything with as much intensity as I can. I’ve always been renowned for creating elite player environments and I expect to do the same at Yeovil.

Is it too early to know the kind of identity you want your team to have?

DS: It’s very clear what this remaining group needs. We need a massive mentality shift here, not just in the changing room but in the boardroom and in the stands. There’s only one way to get out of this situation and that’s to fight, roll our sleeves up together and fight for dear life and carry on fighting until we get this football club back to where we’d like it to be. We’d all love it to be back in the EFL but have to understand were inheriting a team that’s lost largely for the last three years and to swing the mentality into a winning mentality will take a real dose of personality, courage, determination and will need some really strong leaders and characters who’ve been scarred almost from football and seen what this league is about and we have to start doing that now and attack things head on.

Essentially what you’re saying is that no one can feel sorry for themselves after last season.

DS: It’s the same with any players situation. When a player is feeling down or has a lack of direction or motivation, no good comes from moping or having a bad attitude. The only way to deliver some positivity and wins – because it would be nice to have a winning season – is if we pull ourselves up and that’s a real team effort. It doesn’t end with the manager, it doesn’t end with the players, its all of us. It’s the boardroom all the way down to tea ladies, laundry ladies, groundsmen, everyone. We have to 1) understand the situation we’re in and accept it and, 2) lets fight for dear life to get ourselves out of it and the quicker we accept the current situation and accept where we are, we can get back up and be proud of our football club quicker. 

What can the players expect from you as a manager?

DS: I’m a really honest person and there’s no grey area with me. I’m very clear with what I expect and if you had any endorsements from players I’ve worked with, they’d be positive endorsements id be sure of that. They’re going to have to work really hard and if any of them are feeling in a position where ‘I’m not a National League player’ then they need to shake themselves out of that delusional state. This is where we are, this is what we’ve got to do and this is what we’ve got to achieve to call ourselves Football League managers, coaches, players, physios, recruitment staff, press officers. It’s so important we come with that sort of outlook because there’s only one remedy and it’s really going at it as hard and long as we can in terms of fighting for this football club.

INTERVIEW | Sarll ready to hit the ground running

The former Stevenage boss signed a three-year contract this week and will be tasked with rebuilding the squad ahead of the season start in August.

With a takeover of ownership currently being processed, Sarll is the first confirmed part of a new era and is looking for a quick change in momentum at Huish Park.

“We’re inheriting a team that’s largely lost for the last three years and to swing that mentality into a winning mentality will take a real dose of personality, courage and determination.

“We have to work within tighter financial constraints and that will never be used as an excuse, I’m aware of that. This league is a very different challenge, if you think it’s the Football League, it’s not. It’s very demanding and very intense.”

Boasting over 15 years’ experience as a coach and manager, the 36-year-old arrives in Somerset after spells at the likes of Brentford, Rotherham and Watford.

Known for his ability to develop young talent, Sarll knows what he wants from his playing staff.

“I’m a really honest person and there’s no grey area with me,” he told YTTV. “I’m very clear with what I expect and if you had any endorsements from players I’ve worked with they’d be positive.

“The players are going to have to work really hard and if any of them are feeling in a position where ‘I’m not a National League player’ they need to shake themselves out of that delusional state – this is where we are and this is what we’ve got to do to call ourselves Football League managers, coaches, players, physios, recruitment staff, press officers.

“It’s important we come with that sort of outlook because there’s only one remedy and that’s really going at it as hard and as long as we can in terms of fighting for this football club.”

NEWS | Darren Sarll announced as manager

Signing a three-year contract, Sarll’s appointment has been approved by the consortium who successfully agreed terms to purchase the club last Friday and marks the start of a new chapter at Huish Park. 

The 36-year-old arrives with a strong reputation for developing young players and boasts a 15-year coaching career that has included spells at the likes of Brentford, Rotherham United and Stevenage.

Identified as the ideal candidate for the challenge of taking the club forward as it enters a new era, Darren will now follow on from his two-year tenure at League Two outfit Stevenage between 2016 and 2018.

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During his tenure at Broadhall Way he guided Boro to a 10th place finish in 2016/17, whilst earning widespread plaudits for developing youth talents such as Ben Wilmot and Ben Kennedy, with the club receiving a seven-figure fee for the former’s move to Premier League outfit Watford.

Most recently Head of Academy at Watford himself, Darren now heads to the South West to lead the club’s assault in the National League for 2019/20.

“Darren’s appointment has been made with the full backing of the new owners and a further announcement on this will be made shortly, once we have received approval from the National League.

“I would like to thank all Glovers supporters, staff and players for their patience whilst the search for a new manager has been carried out.”

STATEMENT | Takeover agreed

The bidder selected has expressed a wish not to be publicly identified until the formalities are completed, but this development does now mean a first-team manager can be appointed early next week. The new owners will be interviewing managers early next week and after the selection process has been completed, an announcement will be made to the media, supporters, staff, and contracted players.

Commenting Club Chairman John Fry commented: “We have been working exceptionally hard to identify the right bid and this has been a challenging task as there were a number of legal and financial points to overcome.

“The deal we are announcing today is subject to the normal League and due diligence procedures, but all parties will now be working together to try and complete formalities as quickly as possible.

“Today’s news ends the recent period of uncertainty and what I am sure will be an exciting  future for the club. I would like this opportunity to thank our supporters for their patience, during this challenging period.”

STATEMENT | Update on club ownership and managerial vacancy

To be fair to all three consortiums we have today agreed to extend our deadline for selecting the successful offer and a decision will be made next week.

A choice of possible first-team managers acceptable to all the parties has been identified, however, and final interviews for the post are happening early next week. This means a manager can be appointed before the ownership situation is clarified.

An update on the ownership and first-team manager situation will be made by no later than Wednesday next week.

FIXTURE | Initial pre-season schedule confirmed

The green and whites will first head to North Devon on Friday 12th July (7.30pm) to take part in a mini-tour for Hereford which will see Town take on the Bulls at the home of AFC Bideford, who will then face the Herefordshire outfit the following day. 

A week later, the Glovers will head across the county border to Dorset to face Evo-stik League Premier Division South side Dorchester Town on Saturday 20th July (3pm), in a repeat of the same fixture last season. 

Building up to the start of the new campaign, the new squad will then make the short trip to the Viridor Stadium three days later to test themselves against Taunton Town on Tuesday 23rd July (7.45pm). 

Additional pre-season fixtures will be announced in due course along with ticket prices and further details. 

Meanwhile, the under-18s have four pre-season encounters arranged with fixtures against Wincanton Town, Bristol City Academy, Melksham Town and Poole Town.

First-team:
Hereford v Yeovil Town (held at AFC Bideford), Friday 12th July (7.30pm)
Dorchester Town v Yeovil Town, Saturday 20th July (3pm)
Taunton Town v Yeovil Town, Tuesday 23rd July (7.45pm)

Under-18s:
Yeovil Town U18s v Wincanton Town (Tuesday 9th July) – top pitch at Huish Park
Bristol City Academy v Yeovil Town U18s (Friday 12th July)
Melksham Town v Yeovil Town U18s (Saturday 20th July)
Poole Town v Yeovil Town U18s (Saturday 27th July)

ACADEMY | Accommodation required for scholars

As part of the YTFC Professional Scholarship Programme, accommodation is required for scholarship players (16-18 years old). 

The location of the accommodation should be relatively close to Huish Park and of a high standard and must be cat and dog free.

The role would be the same as acting as a parent to your own children; providing a safe, friendly, supportive and comfortable environment for players.

If you are the family/person that would relish this role and be enthusiastic to support our players please contact our Head of Education and Welfare, Paddy Tighe (ptighe@ytfc.net) or Stadium Manager, James Hillier (jhillier@ytfc.net).

Successful applicants will be subject to a successful DBS check (this will be paid for by the club).

STATEMENT | Ownership update

Negotiations with these parties are at a detailed and delicate stage and a decision on which party to go forward with will be made before the weekend.

The club fully appreciates fans’ eagerness to see the ownership question concluded and, therefore, a further statement will be issued no later than 4pm on Friday.

NEWS | Long serving physio departs

Mike first joined the Glovers in 2010 to work as part of the Academy setup before the Bristolian was brought into the first-team fold a year-and-a-half later.

Involved in over 300 EFL matches and part of the group which achieved the historic promotion to the Championship in 2013, Mike has become a familiar face on Glovers matchdays. 

Commenting on his decision to leave, Mike said: “After nine seasons with many ups and downs, I move on from Yeovil Town FC. It was a difficult decision but I move on to a new challenge where I can spend more time with my family.

“I would like thank everyone at the football club for all their support, with a special mention to Terry Skiverton for bringing me to the club in 2010 and putting trust in me at such a young age. I hope the club bounce back swiftly, and I will forever have the club in my heart.”

Mike leaves Huish Park with the best wishes of everyone, with a successor already identified to take on the role.