Seasons greetings from me to everyone, not just those at Biggleswade United but to the whole community that we are all so proud to be a part of.
Here’s hoping that from a footballing point of view 2019 can be as successful as the latter part of 2018 proved to be. If it is we should have very little to complain about.
You have to go back to the 6th of October to find the last time we were beaten in a league game which is 12 matches (ten wins and two draws) and 32 points ago.
It will be wonderful if our recent run of good form can be translated into more and more people getting involved with our club, in one form or another. I am more aware than anyone that in terms of matches played it’s only halftime, but the portents are good. If we can continue in the same vein we could well be there or thereabouts at the final curtain.
Our last match of the year was a Friday night game against Potton United and proved what I have always suspected, namely that people love starting their weekend with a game, in this case, a match watched by a crowd of over 300.
Many clubs prefer not to play on Friday but personally, I see so many benefits. It doesn’t compete with any other sporting fixture and also frees up the weekend for those people – players, officials and fans – that might, occasionally, want to do something else on a Saturday.
But should football be their overriding passion, it also means that the first team and the Under 23s are playing at different times so it frees up players and fans to come and watch each others’ games if they so wish.
Friday night football is just one way of trying to achieve our aim of attracting more people to the ground and I think the type of football we are playing is the perfect starting point for bringing this about.
We are trying to set new trends with the growing popularity of our YouTube channel and generally by doing things both on and off the pitch as professionally as possible.
We would love to hear from the town’s people about what ideas they might have that can help us represent our Community better. Any thoughts you may have will be gratefully received and should be sent to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And 2019 is the year that will see us reaffirm our commitment to strengthening our women’s football section as well as all our young sides, both male and female. I also believe that plans are afoot to try to start a futsal team. Once again we would be pleased to hear from anyone interested in taking part.
And it will see us continue our constant battle with the authorities for better facilities, not just for us but for the whole community, culminating, hopefully, in a 3G facility somewhere in our area that can benefit everyone. This has to be our number one aim and we must keep the pressure on if we are to succeed.
We begin our 2019 campaign with the visit to Second Meadow of Oxhey Jets tomorrow (Sat KO: 3pm).
See you there,