Shots Trust Launch Boost The Budget

Aldershot Town and The Shots Trust are delighted to launch a new Boost the Budget campaign for supporters to contribute to Gary Waddock’s playing budget.

Your small contribution can make a big difference to help Gary, and help The Shots continue their superb start to the season. Together, Boost the Budget can make it an even better year and take the Club to a new level.

We only need 250 fans to join the campaign at £10 per month to reach our initial target of £30,000 – potentially the difference between a good and a great season. By committing to this monthly payment, supporters can be directly involved in building a team to challenge for promotion to the Football League.

Boost the Budget is an easy way to increase the funds available to Gary and also increase supporters’ stake in the Club, by helping The Shots Trust buy shares in Aldershot Town FC. Members will also be entered into a regular prize draw.

To join, simply complete the standing order form (downloadable here as a Word document or here as a PDF) or instruct your bank to set up a standing order payable to Aldershot Town Supporters Society Limited, via The Co-Operative Bank, Sort Code 08-92-99 and Account Number 65415070, with ‘BTB’ as the reference.

Alternatively, one-off or periodic donations are greatly appreciated, either by bank transfer or cheques made payable to Aldershot Town Supporters Society Limited.

In addition to supporters’ donations, monies raised from Shots Trust scratch cards, the recent Race Night and Trust Cafe profits will all go towards the target,

All money donated to Boost the Budget will go directly to Waddock’s playing budget, and Gary said: “This is going to be massive for us. We’re looking to push the Club forward and we need all the help and support that we can possibly get. The supporters have been magnificent so far and it will be a huge help to me and my staff if we can continue with our fine form and are able to bring in one or two quality new players to add to our current squad.

“Over the years, the supporters have given superb backing to the Club through the Player Share Fund and now with Boost the Budget we hope that everybody can play their part in creating a very bright future for Aldershot Town.”


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Under 11s Go FREE!

We are creating the next generation of Shots fans this season by allowing all children under 11 FREE admission when accompanied by a paying adult.

Adults can purchase their combined ticket from the Club’s main office on the High Street – they are not available direct from the turnstiles. Up to two children under 11 can gain free admission with each paying adult, priced between £13 and £19.

We have also launched the new Community Stand debenture scheme, which will donate over 4500 FREE tickets to young fans during 2015-16 through the generosity and sponsorship of charities, companies, community groups and individuals. To be part of this new venture – either as a sponsor or to claim your free tickets – email or visit

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Full-Time: Gulls 0 Shots 0

The Shots had to settle for a point against Torquay United but created enough chances in a dominant second-half performance to have won a number of games.

A tight first-half lacked the final ball for both sides but, after the introduction of Matt McClure at the break, the visitors were rampant, only to be thwarted by goalkeeper Brendan Moore who made a string of fine saves.

Torquay began the quickest, with Damon Lathrope’s shot being deflected wide in just the third minute, but soon Mensah’s shot was saved and Bellamy failed to connect with a free header only eight yards out.

Jamie Reid twice went close but Moore made his first telling contribution on 13 minutes. Wakefield pulled a corner back to Mensah on the edge of the box and his rising shot was superbly turned over by Moore.

The ball got stuck under Brett Williams’ feet as he tried to skip his way towards the six-yard box and both managers effected tactical changes close to the break. Mensah twice went close towards the end of the half but McClure’s introduction galvanised Aldershot Town and the switch to a 4-4-2 formation sparked an onslaught.

Moore immediately denied McClure, who shot low from Saville’s lay-off, and on 52 minutes he punched the ball clear ahead of the sliding Gallagher and then flew to his right to tip McClure’s 25-yard follow-up wide.

Torquay remained a sporadic threat on the counter but both Williams and Reid were wayward in their finishing as The Shots continued to press. Mensah shot over and Moore slid out to block Fenelon’s effort, but even with five strikers on the pitch as Gary Waddock rolled his dice one final time, there was no way through.

McClure finally beat Moore on 89 minutes but his 25 yard drive crashed against the inside of the post. Reid and Young fired wide in injury time but the game ended with more Shots pressure, leaving another hugely impressive away following frustrated at only taking a single point.

Waddock’s side, though, are now unbeaten in five away games, and will be hoping that their luck turns on Tuesday night, with a visit to Dagenham and Redbridge.

ATFC: Cole; Alexander, Reynolds, Saville, Straker; Bellamy (Walker 74), Gallagher, Wakefield (McClure 46); Fenelon (Allen 80), Rendell, Mensah. Subs not used: Kanu, Arnold

TUFC: Moore; Verma (Ward 40), Gallifuoco, McGinty, Rowe-Turner; Lathrope (Nicholson 44), Richards, Young, Chaney; Williams, Reid. Subs not used: Robba, Duke, Chamberlain

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