Blythe commits for 2021/2022 season

Club favourite Rich Blythe has committed to stay with the Greenbacks for the coming season

Rich as we all know is a centre midfielder who is happy to mix it but is equally good with the ball at his feet, Richard is another player who has returned to the club 3 seasons ago after a season at Rugby. He was club captain in the promotion winning season and hopes that he can relieve that glory again this season. Richs footballing career started at Athletico Madrid as an apprentice regularly playing in the same team as Anton Griezmann.  Rich has though the unfortunate record of being the last player to score before both of the recent lockdowns so fingers crossed the next time he scores we won’t end up in a lockdown again.  Stu Storer said about Rich committing “Its great to have Rich staying he is someone who is great to have around the dressing room and his experience at this level is invaluable to the younger members of the squad, He can always be relied upon to put 100% in each and every game, having him commit to staying is a big plus for us as he has been chased by quiet a few other clubs this close season as his value and experience at this level can not be beaten and that is why he is so sought after.  Rich is one of those rare players who can play but also mix it if the need arises which sets him apart from many players at this level”

Storer adds to squad

Bedworth United are pleased to announce the signing of Ryan Moore from Sutton Coldfield.

20 year old Ryan was schooled at Birmingham City and can also list Redditch on his footballing CV, Ryan is comfortable with both feet and can play in a a variety of positions.  Jamie Lenton said on Ryans signing ” Its great to get someone in like Ryan who is so versatile, he is the sort of player that can provide us with a number of options and allow us to easily alter our style of play during matches to suit the opposition and situation allowing us much better game management, He is young fit and hungry and we are delighted that we have secured his signature as a lot of other clubs were interested in getting him onboard”

Pre Season

Pre-Season fixtures announced

July 6th Coventry Copeswood (Away)

July 10th Tamworth FC (Away)

July 13th Lichfield City FC (Home)

July 17th Shifnal Town FC (Home)

July 24th Rugby Town FC (Away)

July 27th Coventry City FC (Home)

July 31st Coventry Sphinx FC (Away)

July 31st Westfield (Away)

Kick off times and ticket prices TBC

Season Tickets

SEASON TICKETS

We are pleased to announce that season ticket prices will remain the same as they have been for the last 2 seasons.

Season ticket prices for season 2021/2022

Adult £150

Concession £100

Season tickets can now be purchased online by using the following links.

ADULT season ticket

https://checkout.square.site/merchant/ML9PT1TSNRGKF/checkout/GF5O5D72ONYGYMYKO7H74IMV

CONCESSION season ticket

https://checkout.square.site/merchant/ML9PT1TSNRGKF/checkout/O6R5B4KLWQPOBMSWAETWBSVS

The executive board of directors has decided that those of you who have held season tickets for the last season will this year receive your season ticket for free due to the last season being curtailed.  I am sure that regular season ticket holders will understand that this is a major loss of an income stream to the club,  if our regular season ticket holders wish to donate to the club then please email stadiummanager@bedworthunitedfc.co.uk or have a chat with someone about sponsorship opportunities maybe a player sponsorship or a ball sponsorship during the upcoming season.

If you can please contact the stadium manager we can then organise production of your new season ticket for the coming season.

As always your continued support is always appreciated.

A word from the Gaffa

While we have not played competitive games for such a long while it has given us time to revamp the football club and get all the teams under the one Bedworth umbrella making us a bigger family and a true non-profit making community club. This will help us move forward as a club, enabling us to become fully sustainable, have a bigger brand, improve facilities and improve coaching standards even more. It is great to come to the Oval on a Tuesday and Friday evening and see so many in the new tots section having so much fun. With the new holiday football camps in full swing last week, it is an exciting time to be in and around the club. We have the academy players coaching and leading these little superstars of the future, and it is fantastic to see their enjoyment in their coaching too. We are currently looking through the applications for the next group of Academy players, so if you are aware of anyone that is interested in joining the full-time level 3 academy course look on our website for details and application form.

On the first team front, things are coming together quite well at the Oval presently. I am just putting the final touches to our pre-season schedule and this will be accessible on our website soon. The league we have gone into is going to be really tough but we are always up for the challenge. With less than four weeks to go before the new pre-season starts, lots of interest and excitement are starting to bubble around the club, especially with the new signings over this last week. I am delighted to have new signings Jamal Clarke, Kyle Carey, Sam Lomax and Patsun Tufan join the football club. They will all bring something a bit different and all have enormous potential, which will truly strengthen us. With the majority of the squad from last season agreeing to remain at the club we will have strength in depth throughout. We have a couple of other potential signings that we are in talks with, but it will be good to go into a pre-season with a settled squad. This pre-season will be an important one for the players. They will have lost quite a lot of fitness after being off for so long due to Covid and with close season too.  It is important that they get that core fitness back early pre-season and build on that with games to improve sharpness and mental strength, which in turn breeds confidence. We actually started last season off really well and that was down to the strong mentality we instilled in the squad. This season will be the same with excellently prepared sessions that will progress the teams’ fitness, technical and mental strengths. I am really looking forward to getting some normality and routine back in our lives after such a poor covid hit two seasons. I am also looking forward to seeing some familiar faces back in the crowds once we get started.

Stay safe and see you soon.    Stuart

Fan Favourite Commits

Fan favourite Luke Rowe has committed himself to The Greenbacks for next season.  Luke on re-signing has stated “With the way the last 2 seasons have ended I feel that we as a group of players have unfinished business, being in a play-off spot the first time Covid struck and flying high the second time I believe that we have the quality to push for promotion again this season”

Luke has been with Bedworth now for 7 seasons and has been promoted twice. Luke came to us from Rushall Olympic after being at Birmingham city as a youngster Luke has also represented New Zealand at full international level.

Greenbacks Add Jamal to Squad

Bedworth United are pleased to announce the signing of 20 year old striker Jamal Adams from Coventry Sphinx.  Jamal scored 12 goals for Sphinx before lockdown in only 8 games.  Jamal can also list Rugby and Halesowen on his footballing CV.  Speaking to Jamal today he has stated “I am delighted to sign for Bedworth United, I am very ambitious and can not wait to get started with the boys and score goals for the team.  I am hungry and just love football and want to play and after conversations with the club I feel that that this is the best place for me to play and excel”

On signing Jamal Manager Stuart Storer said “Really excited and looking forward to working with Jamal, he is a young and talented striker who is keen and eager to learn and progress in the game having him onboard will provide competition amongst the squad which can only be a positive once the season starts”

Carey puts pen to paper

Bedworth United are pleased to announce the signing of Kyle Carey from Coventry United.  Kyle is an attacking midfield player who likes to get forward and find the net. Kyle played locally until 16 where he then went on the books at Wolverhampton Wanderers after being released from there he played a season at Tamworth before signing for Coventry United, Kyle had a successful spell at Michelover before he returned to Coventry United, Kyle has also had trials at Barnsley, Chesterfield and Oxford.

I am sure I can speak for all of us in wishing Kyle all the best for the coming season and look forward to seeing him in a green shirt.

First New Signings of the Season

Stuart Storer has confirmed his first 3 new signings of season 2021-2022, Jamal Clarke, Sam Lomax and Patsun Tufan have all agreed to join the Greenbacks for next season.

We would like to welcome them all into the Greenbacks family and look forward to watching them when they first pull on a green shirt.

 

Jamal Clarke

Defender Clarke has a wealth of experience most recently playing for Rugby Town who signed for in July 2019 after captaining Coventry United in the Midland Football League where he scored three goals in 42 appearances.  30-year-old Jamal has also had spells with Evesham United, Redditch United, AFC Rushden & Diamonds and Daventry Town.

 

 

 

Sam Lomax.

The 22-year-old goalkeeper was previously a youth player for Aston Villa before a spell with Nuneaton where he was picked up by Barnsley. Sam has also had spells at Stratford Town and most recently Rugby Town.

 

 

 

Patsun Tufan.

Defender Patsun has joined us after a successful season at Coventry Sphinx.  Patsun can list amongst others Aberdeen on his footballing CV.  Patsun is only 20 years old but was a regular in Sphinx first team for the last couple of seasons.

 

 

 

Stuart Storer said about the signings “Since last season was cut short Jamie (Lenton), Andy (Penny) and myself have been working hard behind the scenes, we have had a list of players that we have been keen to talk to and have been looking to secure the signatures of Jamal, Sam and Patsun as soon as possible. Jamal is an experienced central defender at this level and will only improve the defensive side of our game.  Sam is a Goalkeeper we have had our eye on for the last couple of seasons and are happy to have secured him for this season coming. Patsun is an exciting youngster who we have great expections for going forward and will make that competition for places in the starting 11 come August even harder.  I am happy to say that the majority of last seasons squad have expressed a strong wish to stay for the coming season.  Due to Covid negotiations have been very difficult but I am pleased we have secured the 3 players so early.”

 

Next Years Opponents

With the leagues restructuring below is a list of opponents postcodes and mileage to each away game.  Being closer we would love to see as many of you as possible come and support the Greenbacks on their travels.

Step 4 – Northern Premier League Midland 2021-22

Team                                     Post Code                           Miles            Return Trip
Coleshill Town                        B46 3JE                                  14                      28
Sutton Coldfield Town           B72 1NL                                  21                     42
Daventry Town                       NN11 4NS                              26                     52
Loughborough Dynamo        LE11 3TN                                30                     60
Halesowen Town                    B63 3TB                                  31                     62
Chasetown                             WS7 3QL                                32                     64
Sporting Khalsa                      WV13 3BB                              32                    64
Shepshed Dynamo                 LE12 9BN                               33                     66
Corby Town                            NN17 2AE                              45                     90
Ilkeston Town                         DE7 8JF                                  51                   102
Carlton Town                          NG4 2QS                                54                   108
Belper Town                            DE56 1BA                              57                   114
Stamford                                 PE9 1US                                 59                   118
Yaxley                                      PE7 3NA                                69                   138
Cambridge City                       CB24 9PH                              78                   156
Histon                                     CB24 9PH                              78                    156
Spalding United                      PE11 1DA                              86                    172
Wisbech Town                         PE14 7AL                               90                    180
Soham Town Rangers             CB7 5EQ                                 98                    196
TOTALS                                                                      984                  1968

We will let you know as soon as they are fixtures are published.