2OO CLUB WINNERS.
1st Prize. Chris Tubb.
2nd Prize. Paddy O'Hara.
1st Prize. Andy Judge.
2nd Prize. Simon King.
1st Prize. Ryan Powell.
2nd Prize. Nigel Wright.
1st Prize. Steve Howarth.
2nd Prize. Roy McCrudden.
1st Prize. James Siddons.
2nd Prize. Dave Collins.
6th November 2004.
After combining being Secretary and Treasurer for 15 years Craig Renfrew has passed over the purse strings to Steve Cantellow(pictured above).
The clubs finances should be in good hands, as Steve background in banking should see him takeover the reigns with no problem.
6th November 2004.
Reserve Team manager Paddy O'Hara has called it a day after only 14 games in charge. After the 4-1 defeat at Biggleswade United he felt he could not supply the time to run the team.
After just taking up the treasurer role, Steve Cantellow jumped at the chance to manage the reserves, with Steve Burgess helping out when Spurs are away from home.
We wish Steve all the best.
CHALKY'S CHEEK BONE FRACTURE.
13th November 2004.
Chalky White received some bad news in the week when his clash with team mate Paul Randall against Kent Athletic last Saturday (6th Nov) resulted in his cheek bone being fractured.
Chalky is due to admitted to hospital in the next 10 days.
We wish him a speedy recovery.
BUDGE TURNS DOWN REP TEAM
15th November 2004.
Last Seasons title winning manager Steve Burgess, has turned down the chance to manage the Spartan South Midlands Step 7 rep team.
A new competition is being launced by The Football Association, for all step 7 leagues in the country to compete in an annual competition.
Steve's was very honoured to be asked but his committment would have been limited due to work and his workload within the club, as a committee member and assistant reserve team manager.
19th November 2004.
After having another crack at Dunstable Town, Tony Burgess has returned to the club after 5 weeks at Creasey Park.
More info to follow of the going on's a DTFC.
GOLF DAY SUCCESS.
26th November 2004.
Our golf day took place at Mentmore Golf & Country Club and with over 80 players on show a great day was had by all. If we thought the golf was a success then the presentation in the evening surpassed it.
With over 100 attending, we raised a substantial sum towards our new ground fund with an auction & raffle.
A big thankyou must go to Dave & Sally Collins for organising the day and Eric Woolf who worked out all the scores. Many others helped to make the evening a success, these included Steve Cantellow for being the auctioneer, Wendy Woolf & Sally Collins for the raffle and Declan Duggan for donating tickets for Arsenal/Chelsea & Arsenal/Fulham.
Our Vice Chairman, Nigel Wright, donated a signed Tiger Woods print, of which there are only 25 in the world. This item was the star of the show and brought in a substantial ammount.
1st team defender Tony Burgess's wife Sheena gave birth to a healthy 8lb 5oz boy recently.Sheena & Tony have called the young lad Mitchell Allan.
OJ's BAD LUCK
21st December 2004.
1st team forward Ikeme Ojulah was given the bad news that his collar bone is fractured in 3 places after his clash with Caddington's keeper.
3 MORE POINTS FOR RESERVES.
4th January 2005.
The reserves were awarded 3 points due to their game against Bedford United being postponed. That puts the reserves on 18 points. Hopefully another 3 points will be awarded soon, due to Langford not being able to field a team 2 weeks later.
8th February 2005.
Our championship winning captain Lee McCulloch is set to sign on for the club in the near future.
Lee of course left the club in the summer due to our lack of promotion. He joined Southern League Premier outfit Hitchin Town, who are 4 divisions higher than ourselves but did not look out of place as he became a regular under Kerry Dixon's reign as manager. When Kerry left to join Dunstable, new manager Darren Salton did not use Lee as much and frustration set in. While it is great to welcome Lee back, it is with some sadness, as we all hoped he would go from strength to strength. One good thing though, Lee still has age on his side and when our plans take shape, Lee may want to grow with us.
Lee pictured on right.
3 TO TAKE COACHING BADGE
21st February 2005.
Three current 1st team players are to take the Level One Coaching Course.
Ryan Keeble, Paul Randall & Anthony White have been booked on The Bedfordshire FA course.
The trio who have now entered their 30's, are looking long term which will help out the club on the coaching front.
LEE BACK IN HITCHIN 1ST TEAM
1st March 2005
With Lee McCulloch finally signing for the club and his long awaited return getting closer, he has been recalled by Hitchin Town.
While it is a shame he will not be wearing our colours, it is good to see Lee back in their 1st team and actually playing.
Our 2nd Golf Day has been booked for Friday 17th June 2005 at Whipsnade Golf Club.
UNDER 11'S FOR SEASON 2005-06
May 10th 2005.
The club will be running a under 11's for next season which brings our teams to five of which three are youth and two at adult level.
It is great news to see the club growing and hopefully more teams will come under our banner in the future.
All at the club extend good luck to the management team of Duncan Park, Tony Ratcliffe & Terry Janes.
UNDER 8'S & UNDER 9'S
22nd May 2005.
Two more youth teams will wear the colours of AFC Dunstable next season.
With the under 11's on board, we shall be turning out with under 8's & under 9's.
Brian Marshall, Dave Arch & Paul Carter will be in charge of the under 9's.
The under 8's will be under the guidance of Paul Marlow. Paul will soon be confirming his partner who will manage the team.