Month: June 2021

INTERVIEW | Morgan Williams speaks after signing for Yeovil Town

On Monday evening, Yeovil Town confirmed the signature of Morgan Williams on a two-year contract.

The defender well-known to Glovers fans following two loan spells, was excited to get started after putting pen to paper.

Speaking to ytfc.net, the 21-year-old said, “I’m really excited to get started here, it’s a fresh start and I want to leave my mark on the club.

“The main aspiration in my time here is to get promotion to League Two. First of all, I need to knuckle down in pre-season, get some game time in and then push on.

“I’m massively excited to play in front of the fans again, obviously it’s been a difficult time the last year or so, but I can’t wait to see them in pre-season and onwards.”

Speaking on social media, the former Coventry man couldn’t hide his delight at returning to Huish Park, tweeting;

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New Chapter! Really happy to have signed @YTFC , Can’t wait to get started #ytfc 

— Morgan (@MWilliams_377) June 14, 2021

The Huish Park faithful were equally excited to see Morgan return to Somerset, with one posting; “Welcome back Morgan, great signing!” 

Announced at the same time as Boris Johnson delayed lockdown easing, some fans preferred this announcement to the PM’s, with another sharing on twitter; “Of all the announcements at 6 o’clock today, this one is miles better than Boris’.”

 

SIGNING | Morgan Williams returns for a permanent stay at Huish Park

Yeovil Town are delighted to confirm the signing of Morgan Williams on a two-year-deal.

A familiar face to most Glovers fans, Williams enjoyed two short term loan spells with the club from Coventry City.

Making an instant impact in his first spell, Williams kept a clean sheet on his debut against FC Halifax Town after just one training session with the club.

Prior to joining the Glovers on loan first time round, Williams had already made his first team bow for Coventry, lining up in the Checkatrade Trophy against Arsenal and later started in League One against Fleetwood Town.

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Despite being just 21-years old, Williams already has pedigree within the non-league circuit, being named in the 2017/18 Northern Premier League Team of the Season during his time with Mickleover Town.

The second of his loan spells with Yeovil came in late 2020, as the defender starred in Yeovil Town’s dramatic FA Cup victory over Bromley in November.

Speaking to ytfc.net after signing, the defender said, “I’m really excited, obviously I’ve been here twice before, and I’ve loved it so I’m happy to be back.

“Knowing the club is the main reason I wanted to come here. Knowing the gaffer (Darren Sarll) from the previous times I’ve been here, and the lads have helped me in both instances.

“It’s a fresh start for me, I really want to put my mark on the club now.”

All at Yeovil Town are delighted to welcome Morgan back to the club.

 

CLUB NEWS | Player Update: June 2021

Following the conclusion of the 2020/21 National League season, Yeovil Town can now issue a player update.

Currently, ten players are contracted to Yeovil Town F.C, whilst further discussions are taking place with players out of contract.

 

In-contract

Luke Wilkinson

Alex Bradley

Max Hunt

Albi Skendi

Josh Staunton

Tom Knowles

Reuben Reid

Joe Quigley

Max Evans

Toby Stephens

 

Offered new contract

Matthew Worthington

Rhys Murphy (Declined)

 

Out of contract

Lawson D’Ath (will remain at club post-surgery for rehabilitation)

Charlie Lee 

Jimmy Smith (Retired)

Chris Dagnall

Carl Dickinson

Emmanuel Sonupe

Gabriel Rogers

Alex John

 

Loan players returning to their parent club

Adam Smith

Michael Kelly

Josh Neufville

Billy Sass-Davies

 

Discussions are underway with individuals from the above out of contract and loan lists.

Yeovil Town would like to extend its thanks to all departing players for their efforts during their time at Huish Park and wish them all the best for the future.  

CLUB NEWS | Rhys Murphy to depart Huish Park

Rhys Murphy will depart Huish Park on the expiry of his Yeovil Town contract. 

After two successful seasons with the club, scoring 29 National League goals, Murphy has decided not to renew his Yeovil Town contract. 

The forward will now join newly relegated Southend United.

All at Yeovil Town would like to wish Rhys all the best for the future.

FIXTURE NEWS | Forest Green Rovers to visit Huish Park

Yeovil Town will face League Two play-off semi-finalists Forest Green Rovers in a pre-season encounter at Huish Park (3pm K.O).

On Saturday July 31st, Darren Sarll’s side will ramp up their preparations with the first home fixture of pre-season.

Ticket information for the fixture alongside further pre-season fixtures will be issued in due course.

CLUB NEWS | From Somerset to South Asia, YTFC Live reaches far and wide

As the National League season drew to a close against Stockport County on the 29th  of May, so did YTFC Live, Yeovil Town’s streaming service which covered games whilst games were played behind closed doors.

Whilst it certainly wasn’t the same as being in Huish Park, the ever-evolving platform went through radical changes to improve the viewing experience for supporters. These supporters viewed from far and wide, highlighting the reach of Yeovil Town F.C.

Starting at home in the United Kingdom, YTFC Live welcomed over 18,000 customers based in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Venturing over the Atlantic Ocean, we were delighted to see 136 of you tuned in from the United States.

India, the second most populous country in the world also possessed a small number or Glovers fans this season, with 110 fans tuning in from the South Asian nation.

In mainland Europe, Spain, France, and Germany had approximately 100 supporters registered to the service.  

Viewing from home on a number of different devices, the most popular was a desktop/laptop, with 54% of you tuning in via one of these devices. The second most popular was mobiles, with just shy of 31% of you watching from them.

Rounding off the top five devices were tablets (7.84%), Smart TV’s (4.1%), and Games Consoles (2.67%).

Thank you for your continued support and feedback on our streaming service, as it stands, we are awaiting confirmation as to whether we can continue the platform for upcoming seasons, in the hope of reaching more Glovers fans, far and wide.

 

FIXTURE NEWS | Local pre-season friendlies announced

Yeovil Town are pleased to confirm two of our away pre-season friendlies.

In a repeat of 20/21’s pre-season, Town will travel to both Taunton Town & Weston-super-Mare in preparation for the upcoming National League campaign.

The first of the two fixtures is a trip to Wordsworth Drive to face Taunton Town on Tuesday 3rd August kicking off at 7:45pm.

Just four days later, Darren Sarll’s side will travel to the seaside on Saturday 7th August to face Weston-super-Mare for a 3pm kick-off.

Further fixtures and ticket details for these games will be announced in due course.

VACANCY | Part-time first team sports scientist

Yeovil Town are looking to appoint a fully qualified sports scientist to its first team staff on a part-time basis.

Applicants will only be considered if they have a degree is Sports Science and have experience in this field.

The role is part-time position, with the expectation that the individual will be present at two training sessions per week and all games home and away.

Candidates must have experience in GPS usage and delivering practical sessions to the team, alongside the rehabilitation of the returning injured players.

The wage expectation for this role is between 9-11k per annum. 

If the candiate is succesful, they will be expected to start on 8th July 2021.

The full job description can be found HERE. 

The application form can be found HERE. 

To apply, please email your CV alongside the application form to recruitment@ytfc.net

CARVERY | Bookings open for Father’s Day

Yeovil Town will once again be hosting a carvery at Huish Park for Father’s Day (20th June).

Serving from 12pm to 3pm, bookings can now be made for our Sunday roast. The roast will offer a range of meats including Beef, Pork & Turkey alongside vegtables & all the trimmings.

Vegetarian and Vegan options are available, with range of Desserts also on offer.

Under government guidelines, the rule of 6 per table will apply, unless the table includes just two households then a larger group can be welcomed. Face Coverings will be required on entry to Huish Park, and all food and drink will be table service. 

Please book early to avoid disappointment. To book, please email hospitality@ytfc.net

Prices:

2 Meats £10.95

3 Meats £11.95

Under 10 yrs old £6.55

LOTTERY | Week 18

The results are in…

1ST     MR  R GLANVILLE,      CHARD,    WINNING NUMBER     AJ2824       WINNING        £100,

 

2ND    MRS K FARGHER,        LYME REGIS,   WINNING NUMBER  AH1674   WINNING       £50,

 

3RD    MRS    PHILIPS,          SHERBORNE,       WINNING NUMBER AG8407,  WINNING     £25,

 

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APRIL PRIVATE MEMBERS  DRAW   TWO TIMES   £500   WINNERS,

 

 

MRS ANN  HAYWARD,    WINNING NUMBER        12,

 

MISS  GILL SYMONS,        WINNING NUMBER       90,