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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 mark.butler@theshots.co.uk or visit http://www.theshots.co.uk/shots-debentures/.

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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 Awards August 2015

Vanarama are delighted to announce the first winners of the new Vanarama National League Player and Manager of the Month Awards.

After careful consideration the panel have announced the following winners for August Player and Manager of the Month Awards in the first season of the newly-branded Vanarama National League. Vanarama would like to congratulate each worthy winner on their award.

In the Vanarama National League, Forest Green Rovers enjoyed a 100% start to the new season winning all their games in August. So congratulations to Manager Adrian Pennock. On picking Adrian for the award, the panel commented: “Ady would in all probability be the choice of most football fans when he can boast a record of 7 games played and 7 wins. A 100% record at the start of a season at any level is remarkable, and each win has been hard-fought and none a ‘walkover’. The National League is a very hard league and any win must be earned. This start puts the Cotswold club in a prime position after the opening month of the season and sets the bar very high for the other clubs in pursuit.”

Also from Forest Green Rovers, picking up the Player award for August is David Pipe. The panel commented on David’s leadership in the start of the season: “When your club has a 100% record it might be difficult to select a single player from what has been a collective team effort in August. Several candidates in the fantastic start made by Rovers might have been considered; however, when the judging panel sat down to mull over those in the running it was obvious from match reports that on occasions what was needed was on-field leadership. This was paramount in not only marshalling a solid defence but instilling a winning belief and attitude. As Club captain, David’s experience and pragmatic approach that he has displayed has been most beneficial.”

In the Vanarama National League North, Solihull Moors maintained an unbeaten start to the season, so congratulations goes to Manager Marcus Bignot. The panel commented: “Despite losing the division’s leading goalscorer during the summer, Marcus has recruited well and assembled a squad which many felt will do well this time around. And the proof of the pudding is definitely in the eating as Moors have certainly laid down a marker to the rest of the clubs, and at the end of the month top the table on merit, taking a superb haul of points with six wins and one draw.”

Staying in the Vanarama National League North, winner of the Player of The Month goes to Ashley Sammons from Corby Town. The panel commented on Ashley’s great start to the season: “When a club is promoted into a higher level of football the first aim must be to get off to a good start, and certainly the Steelmen of Corby Town have made a great start during August, only losing once and that was to Solihull Moors. Whilst manager Tommy Wright must take many plaudits from their fans, it is wide left midfielder Ashley who caught the eye with several stunning strikes. Two of them alone have been worthy of other possible awards and he richly picks up the Vanarama Player of the Month award.”

Finally, in the Vanarama National League South, the decision was tougher for the panel and a reflection on the great start enjoyed by a number of clubs. However, picking up the award for August is Lee Howells of Bath City. The panel commented: “It was a close call in August for this award, mainly due to two clubs having almost identical records at the top of the division. The judging panel thought long and hard about this month’s recipient and decided that Lee edged it, due to the fact most football aficionados would not have pinpointed the opening sequence of wins which The Romans have been on, with six wins and one draw. Affectionately known as Archie, his leadership has been vital in Bath setting the pace.”

Finalising the awards for August, the Vanarama National League South Player of The Month for August goes to Elliott Buchanan of Bishops Stortford. The panel commented: “The only striker to pick up one of the prestigious awards in August, the Hertfordshire club have been indebted to Elliott who has stood out with a haul of 9 goals to his credit from 11 scored in total by his team. Those goals are the highest scored by any striker across all three divisions, let alone in his own division. Often amongst the leading goal scorer over the season, Elliott has certainly got his nose in front after just seven matches and clearly intends to stay out in front.”

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