Here is some of the important information you need to know before Stretford Paddock FC kick off in their inaugural season in the Lancashire and Cheshire league.
First Six Fixtures
Stretford Paddock’s first competitive fixtures in the Lancashire and Cheshire AFL Division 1 have been confirmed and they are as follows:
- Away to Bury Amateur AFC – 19th September
- Home to De La Salle Reds – 26th September
- Away to Signol Old Boys – 3rd October
- Home to Newton – 10th October
- Home to Hadfield Athletic AFC – 17th October
- Home to Moston Brook – 24th October
Stephen Howson and his team are excited to get started and we here at Stretford Paddock hope as many fans as possible will be able to get down to the matches, both home and away, to support us as we set out on our maiden campaign in amateur football.
However we do ask that you only attend if it is safe to do so and if you, or anyone you live with are displaying COVID-19 symptoms, please could you refrain from attending games, as it will help us operate safely in these uncertain times.
The highlights of every Paddock game will be available afterwards so you can still get your footballing fix if you are unable to attend.
If you are able to attend however, you made need to make a note of this next announcement.
Our New Ground
Stretford Paddock FC are delighted to announce that we will have the usage of Droylsden FC’s Butchers Arms Ground for the 2020/21 season.
Fans will be able to stand in the terraces and watch the first team play every home game at the East Manchester-based ground, and enjoy a drink while watching some good football. What more could you ask for?
We would like to thank David Pace and everyone at Droylsden FC for allowing us to use the ground and also for working around the clock to make sure the ground is ready for our first home game on the 26th September. We realise that access to a quality playing surface at this level is hard to find and we are thankful that even in this time of hardship for the club, they have worked to make sure that the team will have a surface that will allow Paddock to play entertaining football throughout the season.
The unfortunate news that Droylsden FC would have to withdraw from competition this season due to the financial implications of the COVID-19 crisis hit its fans and the surrounding community hard and we understand this, so every game the money made from the bar will be given to Droylsden FC and there will be an opportunity for donations at the gate in order to help this pillar of the community get back on it’s feet.
The address for any fans hoping to attend is as follows:
Guidelines will affect how many fans are permitted into the ground, however we hope to see as many of you there as possible when we kick off against De La Salle Reds on the 26th September.Entry for this, and all Stretford Paddock home games is free of charge for this season.