Supporters travel information for Barnet FC
HALESOWEN TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB can today confirm updated travel information for supporters going to our Buildbase FA Trophy fourth round tie at Barnet FC on Saturday 29th February.
All coaches are now full and all supporters travelling on our official coaches will by now have received notification of which coach number they are travelling on.
Coaches 1-3 inclusive will travel from the main entrance on Old Hawne Lane, the remainder of the coaches will leave from opposite Earls High School on Furnace Lane, just a few hundred yards from the ground.
The coaches will leave at 10am prompt so please ensure you are on your coach in plenty of time.
It is advised that supporters book their match tickets online, there are no cash turnstiles at Barnet, but tickets can be purchased on the day from their ticket office. To purchase online please go to https://www.venuetoolbox.com/barnetfc/asp/selectArea.asp?bookEvent=true&eventID= select our fixture then click 'change to away.'
The Metropolitan Police have liaised with us with regards to our travel arrangements and number of supporters. To this end there is every possibility we will have a coach inspection or a Police escort to the Hive. With this in mind it is crucial that the following is adhered to.
As with all sporting events we will be strictly governed by The Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol etc.) Act 1985. As well as controlling the consumption of alcohol within a sporting stadium this also prohibits the consumption of alcohol on any supporters coach travelling to and from the game. The coach may be subject to a Police search. If any alcohol, or indeed anything illegal is found the coach will be turned around and the individual, The Club and the coach operator may be liable to prosecution.
IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO BRING ALCOHOL ONTO THE COACH THE SIMPLE ANSWER IS DON'T YOUR ACTIONS COULD SEE ONE, OR ALL THE COACHES TURNED AROUND.
You are also reminded that pyrotechnics will not be allowed to be brought into the ground, these items will be confiscated and anyone caught in possession of them will be ejected from the ground and may face prosecution.
Both sets of fans will be segregated on the day and we will be house in blocks A, B & C of Stand '66, the north stand.
Admission prices have been set at £15 adults, £10 concessions and under 17's £1.
Admission to the Barnet FC will be totally at the discretion of their officials and stewards and Halesowen Town Football Club will support Barnet FC and the Police in any investigation into anti-social behaviour.
You are reminded that no alcohol can be brought into the ground, anyone found doing so will have it confiscated and may be subject to ejection from the ground, the same will happen to anyone turning up at the ground who Barnet FC feel is intoxicated or likely to cause anti-social behaviour.
Homophobic and racist behaviour has no place football and will not be tolerated at any football ground.
Our day at Halifax town showed that your support this season has been nothing short of superb, and our run in the FA Trophy this season has been amazing, let’s enjoy our day.
Up The Yeltz
FA competition rule change
HALESOWEN TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB can confirm a recent change in the rules for FA competition games which include the FA cup and FA Trophy regarding alcohol consumption within the ground.
From this season supporters will be permitted to take alcoholic drinks outside the bar providing that it is drank from a plastic cup.
All drinks served at the Grove for FA Cup competition games will be served in plastic glasses before and during the game.
No alcoholic drinks will be allowed in bottles or cans and none will be allowed to be brought into the ground. If anyone is found trying to bring alcohol into the ground it will be disposed of and the person bringing it in may be refused entry.
We will also challenge anyone in the ground trying to purchase or bringing their own alcohol into the ground to prove their age with a valid ID.
Our turnstile operators and Stewards reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone who appears to be under the influence of alcohol.
It is the intention of the club that everyone who visits the Grove enjoys the game and their time with us.
Change of club ownership
HALESOWEN TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB would like to announce that Directors Karen Brookes and Keith McKenna are now officially joint owners of the club.
Colin Brookes who purchased the club from the Lynch family on June 29th this year will continue with his role as Club President and director.
Colin stated ‘’It was Karen and Keith who originally planned to purchase the club from the Lynch family, but after many setbacks it came to their notice that although the £50,000 sale had been agreed and solicitors appointed the Lynch family were inviting other parties to buy the club.’’
It was then agreed that Colin Brookes should step in with the help and assistance of Vice Chairman Dave Hawley to purchase the club, this was finally agreed on June 29th 2018.
Colin has asked that it is put on record that he would like to thank Karen and Keith for their financial input and hard work over the past few months, he has also paid tribute to the hard working committee and especially he thanks all the fans for their support and for donating almost £14,000 which was a massive help to kick-start the start of the season for the club and for Karen and Keith.
Colin ended by urging all the fans to continue their support to the club and to make Halesowen Town Football Club one to be proud of once more.
Up The Yeltz
HALESOWEN TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB are delighted to announce that the sale to purchase the club from the Lynch family is now complete.
Following lengthy, drawn out negotiations the club are proud that the new owner of Halesowen Town Football Club is Club President Mr. Colin Brookes.
Colin will need no introduction at all to everyone at the club, a football man through and through with over 60 years in the game and a passion for Halesowen Town that holds no bounds and his purchase will be seen to usher in a new dawn at the Yeltz together with a boost of optimism at the Grove coming as it does just prior to the beginning of pre-season for the 2018-19 season.
Colin’s daughter and club Chair Karen Brookes will continue in her role and she will be joined by Keith McKenna as Directors of the football Club. The deal also includes the purchase of the JG Lounge, our function room and bar on match days.
We caught with a delighted Colin Brookes who stated ‘’The last five months have been the most stressful period in my 25 years plus at Halesowen Town and today is a very special day in my life, I am so please for Karen, who has worked wonders at the club over the past 12 months, Keith has linked up with Karen a few months ago and I am sure they will become a very successful partnership in the future of Halesowen Town Football Club. My special thanks to Vice Chairman Dave Hawley who has been by my side at all the meetings with The Lynch family, my thanks to Neil, Emma and John, the Yeltz Committee who have been so supportive and hardworking during this period. My final message goes out to all our loyal fans who have stayed with us during this difficult period. The Club is now back where it belongs, with the people of Halesowen, the hard work now begins, let’s all work together and take our great club into a new and successful period, I hope to see as many of you at the forum on Sunday and we can have a real knees up. Football’s coming home. Best wishes, Colin.’’
Karen Brookes stated ‘’I am delighted that the fruition of all the hard work of the Committee, Academy, groundstaff, management and players has allowed us to purchase the club and get the club back to where it belongs, personally for me it’s a triumph.
Keith McKenna echoed those words and added ‘’for me the hard work starts now, in the committee and backroom volunteers we have a fantastic team to drive the club forward’’
Colin, Karen and Keith will be hosting a fans forum on Sunday 8th July from 12.30pm where you are all invited