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Shots Set-Up Nepal Fund

Aldershot Town, in conjunction with Sahara UK and the Buddhist Community Centre UK, have established a fund to raise money to aid the Nepal earthquake relief programme.

Simply click here to visit the YouCaring.com page to donate towards a project which the Club will adopt to directly benefit the millions affected by April’s 7.8 magnitude disaster in which over 8000 people were killed. Every penny will go towards a project which brings the greatest benefit to Nepalese people.

Our initial target is £5000, to add to the £5200 raised from gate receipts and collections at the Chelsea v Liverpool Barclays Under 21 Premier League fixture at the ESS on 7 May.

We will post regular updates on this fund’s progress, and thank you in advance for any support you are able to give.

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Shots Appoint Barry Smith As First-Team Manager

Aldershot Town are delighted to appoint former Dundee and Alloa Athletic boss Barry Smith as the Club’s new First-Team Manager on a one year rolling contract. 

The Club are also pleased to confirm that Caretaker Manager Chris Barker will remain at the Club, in the role of Player-Assistant Manager, alongside Coach Matt Gray.

41 year-old Smith brings seven years of managerial experience to the Electrical Services Stadium, backed by the highest coaching qualification in European football, the UEFA Pro Licence, a record of success in adversity and a reputation for developing young talent.

Barry left Scottish Championship side Alloa Athletic in March after leading them to the 2015 Petrofac Training Cup Final in a run which included semi-final victory against Glasgow Rangers.

Shots Chairman, Shahid Azeem, said: “Barry is ambitious, shares our desire to see entertaining football back at Aldershot Town, and has great experience of developing young players. I know supporters will join us in welcoming him to The Shots and we really look forward to working with him.”

Smith said: “I see Aldershot Town as a great club with the same aspirations as myself. I want to be successful and so does ATFC. It felt an ideal fit. The team are playing below par at the moment but if we have a great season we can get into the Play-Offs. We are looking to build a new squad, and we have to build slowly, but we want to put out a team that makes Aldershot proud.

“It would be a great achievement to reach the Play-Offs next season and ultimately we want to take the Club back to the Football League. The fans will be proud of this team, but we need everyone working together – the fans, the management and the team.

“We’ve got a great pitch out there and it’s one that deserves good football. I want to get the ball down and pass, we have to be positive and attack-minded in the way we play.”

Full interviews with Barry Smith, Chris Barker and Director Brian Bloomfield will be on ShotsTV this afternoon.

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Shots Freeze Early Bird Season Ticket Prices

Aldershot Town have frozen both Early Bird season ticket prices and matchday admission for 2015-16.

The Early Bird prices, available until Friday 15 May, remain the same as 2014-15 – which were themselves significantly reduced from 2013-14 – giving supporters a great deal on enjoying an exciting new season at the Electrical Services Stadium.

To make the renewal process as easy as possible for current season ticket holders, we’ve already filled out your forms in advance, so you just have to confirm your details and make payment. New applicants can download the form at the bottom of this page.

Season tickets can be purchased from Monday 6 April, with books available for collection from the Ticket Office before kick-off as The Shots host Torquay United.

Adult seated season tickets are priced at £322, or £14 per match, giving a saving of £5 per match on turnstile admission, whilst adult terrace tickets are £299, or £13 per match, offering supporters a saving of £4 on matchday admission.

Concessionary prices are £230 for seating and £207 for terrace tickets, offering each match at just £10 and £9 respectively.

Student Saver tickets, for 16 – 18 year-olds in full-time education, are priced at just £184, or £8 per match for seating, and £161, or £7 per match, for terracing. This offers a huge saving of £7 per match on seating tickets and £6 per match on terrace tickets. Season tickets for ages 11 – 16 are £92 (seating) and £69 (terrace), a saving of £3 and £2 per match on matchday prices. For under-11s, season tickets are £69 and £46, offering the youngest Shots fans the chance to cheer their heroes for just £3 (seating) and £2 (terrace) per match.

All prices are inclusive of VAT at 20%. Prices will increase from Saturday 16 May 2015.

Matchday admission prices will remain at £19 (seating) and £17 (terrace) for adults. For concessions (over 65 and ages 16-18), seating tickets are £15 and terrace tickets £13. For under-16s, admission is £7 (seating) and £5 (terrace).

2015-16 is a vital season for The Shots, with a chance for the entire club to move forward into a bright future. Any club is only as strong as its supporters, and your support is always fantastic, home and away.

But our home must be our fortress and we need to create the sort of passionate atmosphere which roars the team to victory and got us all hooked on this unique club in the first place. We did not choose Aldershot Town, it chose us, and we need that renowned Shots spirit on the terraces as much as in the dressing room.

Together we can achieve something special. We value every fan and, whether a long-standing or first-time season ticket holder, want YOU to be part of our team for 2015-16.

To join us, download a Word document or PDF version of the application form.

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Vanarama National League 2015-16 – Pt 1

With the new Vanarama National League fixtures released at 1pm on Friday, we take a look at who The Shots will be facing in 2015-16, and remember a few classic encounters from the past…

 

Altrincham

Stadium: J.Davidson Stadium

Address: Moss Lane, Altrincham, Cheshire WA15 8AP

Miles: 210

Manager: Lee Sinnott

Last season: 17th in Vanarama Conference, 56 points

Top scorer: Damian Reeves (18)

Website: www.altrinchamfc.co.uk

Twitter: @altrinchamfc

Played for Both: Lewis Chalmers – combative midfielder who made 152 appearances for The Shots between 2007 and 2010, scoring 7 goals

We’ve Met Before: 22 March 2008 – Anthony Charles and Scott Davies helped The Shots come from behind to earn a 2-1 win on their way to the Blue Square Premier title

 

Barrow AFC:

Stadium: Furness Building Society Stadium

Address: Wilkie Road, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria LA14 5UW

Miles: 308

Manager: Darren Edmondson

Last season: Vanarama Conference North champions, 87 points

Top scorer: Andy Cook (23)

Website: www.barrowafc.com

Twitter: @BarrowAFC

Played for Both: John Grant – talismanic striker who fired The Shots to the Blue Square Premier title, scoring 54 goals in 122 appearances between July 2006 and May 2010.

We’ve Met Before: 3 January 1959 – goals from Robbie Stepney, Dennis Pacey and Arthur Tyrer with two gave The Shots a 4-3 away win

 

Boreham Wood:

Stadium: Meadow Park

Address: Broughinge Road, Boreham Wood, Herts WD6 5AL

Miles: 51

Manager: Ian Allinson

Last season: 2nd in Vanarama Conference South, 75pts, Play-Off Final winners

Top scorer: Lee Angol (23)

Website: www.borehamwoodfootballclub.co.uk

Twitter: @BOREHAM_WOODFC

Played for Both: Leon Townley – imposing defender made 43 appearances and scored just one goal for The Shots between August 2001 and April 2002

We’ve Met Before: 7 November 1998 – Roy Young scores a 12-minute hat-trick and Gary Abbott also nets three as The Shots run riot in a 6-0 home win

 

Braintree Town:

Stadium: Miles Smith Stadium

Address: Clockhouse Way, Braintree, Essex CM7 3RD

Miles: 102

Manager: Danny Cowley

Last season: 14th in Vanarama Conference, 59 points

Top scorer: Jordan Cox (10)

Website: www.braintreetownfc.org.uk

Twitter: @braintreetownfc

Played for Both: Nomadic striker Bertie Brayley, who made 5 appearances for The Shots in August 2005

We’ve Met Before: 1 September 2001 – Holsgrove, Payne, Browne and Forrester help The Shots to a 4-0 Ryman Premier League victory

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Bromley:

Stadium: Fortress Stadium

Address: Hayes Lane, Bromley, Kent BR2 9EF

Miles: 50

Manager: Mark Goldberg

Last season: Vanarama Conference South champions, 77 points

Top scorer: Moses Ademola (15)

Website: www.bromleyfc.tv

Twitter: @bromleyfc

Played for Both: Striker Jamie Slabber, whose five appearances for The Shots can be distilled into one memorable moment – the injury-time header which forced extra-time in the 2005 Play-Off semi-final second leg against Carlisle United

We’ve Met Before: 8 April 1999 – 45 year-old goalkeeper Paul Priddy was forced out of retirement for this Ryman League Cup semi-final second leg as Gary Abbott’s 116th-minute goal finally secured a 4-3 aggregate win

 

Cheltenham Town:

Stadium: Abbey Business Stadium

Address: Whaddon Road, Cheltenham, Glos GL52 5NA

Miles: 99

Manager: Gary Johnson

Last season: relegated from League Two in 23rd place, 41 points

Top scorer: Wes Burns (4)

Website: www.ctfc.com

Twitter: @CTFCofficial

Played for Both: Jermaine McGlashan – quicksilver winger made 75 appearances and scored 5 goals for The Shots between July 2010 and January 2012

We’ve Met Before: 24 April 2010 – Dean Morgan’s brilliant individual late winner sparked bedlam in the away end and catapulted The Shots into the League Two Play-Offs

 

Chester:

Stadium: The Swansway Chester Stadium

Address: Bumpers Lane, Chester CH1 4LT

Miles: 215

Manager: Steve Burr

Last season: 12th in Vanarama Conference, 63 points

Top scorer: John Rooney (11)

Website: www.chesterfc.com

Twitter: @ChesterFC

Played for Both: Chris Blackburn – laid-back and versatile defender made 127 appearances for The Shots from 2008 – 2010

We’ve Met Before: 6 April 2004 – The Blues were well on their way to promotion to the Football League, and The Shots – who had Dean Hooper sent-off and saw Ray Warburton twice hit in the chest by a fiercely-struck free-kick – did well to escape with a 4-2 defeat

 

Dover Athletic:

Stadium: The Crabble Athletic Ground

Address: Lewisham Road, River, Dover, Kent CT17 0JB

Miles: 107

Manager: Chris Kinnear

Last season: 8th in Vanarama Conference, 68 points

Top scorer: Stefan Payne (15)

Website: www.doverathletic.com

Twitter: @DoverAthletic

Played for Both: Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz – Venezuelan goalkeeper made 62 appearances for The Shots in two spells from 2007 – 2010 and February – May 2011

We’ve Met Before: 31 October 2000 – Gary Abbott’s 54th minute goal won this FA Cup fourth qualifying round tie and earned a sell-out first round clash with Brighton and Hove Albion

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