Welcome to Felixstowe & Walton United Football Club

Welcome to the Seasider’s official website, 2016 was the dawn of a new era for the club with an ever growing youth section combined with the building of a new clubhouse, all with one thought in mind, To take the club and all its teams, both senior and junior, to a better place on the football map!

Hopefully 2017 will see us consolidate our place and go from strength to strength.

Join us on the Journey, there’s room for everyone!

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NEW CLUBHOUSE OFFICIAL OPENING

FULL FACILITIES OPENING DETAILS

Updated 2nd June 2017 0900Hrs

The club have announced that the ‘Official’ opening of the new clubhouse facility will take place on Saturday 8th July 2017. There will be invited guests and dignitaries at the opening, including many of those who have worked closely with the club over the past two years to raise the £528,000 needed to build the complex.

The club are also extremely pleased to announce that the official ribbon cutting ceremony will be carried out by Mr David Sheepshanks CBE DL, a friend of The Seasiders for many years, supporting the club at many of its functions, including the annual Suffolk Sportsman’s dinner.

Mr Sheepshanks is the founding and current Chairman of the St George’s Park National Football Centre and a former Chairman of Ipswich Town FC and The Football League, the club are very proud to have him as the chief guest at the opening.

Following the official opening the ‘New’ turnstiles will open to let in the general public and Seasider supporters to watch a match between Felixstowe & Walton United and Ipswich Town Under 23’s with a 4pm kick-off to officially christen the whole of the new facilities.

The full facilities will be open and available to the general public from 3pm onwards, including bar, Kitchen and clubroom. With this been a representative match, season tickets will not be valid for the game but entry via the turnstiles will be at the usual price of £6.00 adults, £3.00 concessions, under 16's go free with the club maintaining the admission levels of 2016/17 for the new season.

More info on this to follow …..

 

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CLUB BAR OPENS

Updated Sunday 28th May 2017 5pm

The date for the diary finally arrived as Chris Daynes fired up the BBQ and opened the New Clubhouse bar for the very first time. There were winners and losers on the day, anyone supporting Arsenal got to see the game on three screens and those supporting Chelski suffered on the same three screens.

The sun came out, the BBQ was good, the beer went down easy, so all in all it was a pretty good day all round. The object of the excercise was to test out the various bits and pieces like taps, hand dryers, beer pumps etc. and they all appeared to work, one little glitch when the power went off, but that was quickly restored and the 100 or so who visited over the afternoon appeared to have a good time.

Watch out for the next event!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE ARE GOING TO OPEN!

Yes you read it correctly

Updated 3pm Monday 22nd May 2017

You know when you go on holiday to the seaside (although that probably doesn’t apply to the majority reading this) and you dip your toe in the water to test the temperature?

Well, IT’S HERE!

On Saturday (27th), metaphorically speaking, Chris Daynes is going to put his toe, foot, whole body and nervous system into the water by opening the new clubroom for the very first time!

First & foremost this will be a TEST event, and it just so happens the FA Cup Final is on the telly, so what better way to test run the building than have an opening afternoon with a bit of interest and entertainment thrown in!

THERE WILL BE A MAXIMUM OF 100 PEOPLE, AND IT WILL BE ON A BASIS OF FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED - NOT AT THE DOOR, BUT BY CONTACTING CHRIS DAYNES AND BOOKING YOUR PLACE. IT WILL ALSO BE RESTRICTED TO MEMBERS OF

The Felixstowe & Walton United Community Club

Bookings-

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Names will be checked against the registered members book.

 

There will be an ‘All you can eat’ BBQ

Doors open 3pm, BBQ served from 4pm, kick off 5.30pm. Closing time is 10pm.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – RULES ARE RULES

We will only receive the keys on Friday afternoon and will spend Saturday, up until 3pm, stocking and preparing the new building.

The limit is in place due to the fact we won't have tested any of the building functionalities beforehand, which will be in public use.

It's also important to remember that the external surrounds of the new clubhouse are still making the transition from being a building site, and work is continuing on fencing, seeding and other ground improvements. Many hazards remain outside – therefore, apart from a small paved area set aside for the BBQ, NO OUTSIDE areas will be in use.

Footballs will NOT be permitted onto the site, and children must be supervised at all times and stay INSIDE the building.

Members must agree to these restrictions when booking and adhere to them. By mid-July, the whole site will be available, but until then the restrictions will be strictly enforced.

This test event is available to current members only, and membership cards must be shown to gain entry. You are advised to book asap. As soon as the 100 places are taken we are unable to allow anyone else to attend.

Come and be the first to see the new bar and clubroom, watch the Cup Final and eat as much BBQ as you like (or until it's all gone!) for £5 a head, payable on the day. Tickets will be issued to exchange for food at the BBQ.

Please bear with us while we settle in and find our feet. Your understanding will be appreciated if there are teething problems. That's what these tests events are all about!

 

Whoever draws the long/short straw gets to view this from the kitchen hatch where 'Burgers' will be served, wonder if we will get any willing workers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 7th May 2017

The Pub’s got no Beer!

Cricket Pavilion Bar Closes for Last Time

Director of Football Tony Barnes pulled the last pint in the old Cricket Pavilion on Sunday afternoon (7th May 2016) as the club said it’s last goodbye to its home of the last 40 years.

There will be a quick (ish) changeover from the bar in the old Pavilion to the purpose built bar in the new clubhouse in time for Thursday’s First event in the new building.

The final session ended in disappointment for Ipswich Town fans as they watched their side lose at Nottingham Forest but rounded off a busy final weekend with the junior presentation day having attracted several hundred visitors on Saturday!

That's All Folk's!

 

 

Thursday 4th May 2017

RECOGNITION FOR CHRIS DAYNES

CIVIC AWARDS 2017

Chris Daynes Hard Work Recognised at Civic Awards 2017

Chris Daynes, the club Facilities Manager at our new Clubhouse which is due to open later this month was amongst the guests to receive recognition for his work over the last 18 months in helping to raise funds for the new facility.

He received his certificate  

Mayors Award for outstanding community service to the town of Felixstowe"

Pictured left to right Roy Gray, Mayor Jan Garfield, Chris Daynes

At an awards evening held in the town council offices on Wednesday 3rd May, along with several other award winners, presented by the Mayor, Councillor Jan Garfield.

The certificate was awarded to Chris after being nominated by Roy Gray a former secretary of the club back in the 1970’s for his unstinting efforts, not just in raising thousands of pounds for the new clubhouse, but for overseeing the project from day 1 when the first sod was dug to start the building project.

Above: The start of the Project. Above Right Chris and Brother Stuart during their fund-raising 92in92 tour!

Well done Chris, good to see recognition for all your hard work!

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Thursday 20th April 2017

UPDATED INFORMATION

0900Hrs 20-04-2017

IF, the schedule remains on track for the final week or so, and there is always an IF in capital letters, then the contractors are due to handover the completed clubhouse next week on the 28th April.

BUT, and there is always a BUT, sadly this does not mean work on the structure is complete, neither inside or out and work will continue for a couple of weeks into May.

Chris Daynes who has overseen and monitored the build from first sod being dug through to what is so nearly completion, is not being negative when he says "It’s a case of wait and see” when talking about events that were scheduled for the new clubhouse. Too often so far he has seen the light at the end of the tunnel getting brighter, only for someone to throw the dimmer switch and extend the final handover date, on ‘several’ occasions.

Here is what this all actually means as at 0900Hrs Thursday 20th April 2017

The remaining home senior games will be hosted in the existing Pavilion; this includes the final first team match against Newmarket Town (3pm Saturday 29th April 2017)

The ‘Dutch’ weekend will also be hosted in the existing clubhouse, although the Viz-Currey match & tournament will still be played on the main pitch!

MUSIC ON THE PITCH

Scheduled for May Bank Holiday Monday 1st May, this has now been postponed. This will mean a new licence being applied for with a new proposed date of Sunday July 30th.

JUNIOR PRESENTATION & FUN DAY

With this event scheduled for Saturday 6th May, it is too early to determine if the event will be in the existing or NEW clubhouse.

Points to note over the next couple of weeks that might/will effect usage and availability  

Our supplier and bar sponsor Greene King will be removing all bar and cellar equipment from the current clubhouse as from the middle of next week (24th-28th April). A consequence of this will be that the club will be unable to sell draught beers from the current clubhouse after this date (28th April 2017). This means that only bottles and cans will be on sale for the remaining matches, including the Dutch weekend.

The ‘current’ clubhouse will be completely out of action next midweek April 24th-28th) as at times there will be no water or power available as preparations are made for the re-direction of services. Access to the main pitch and training areas may also be limited due to final groundworks to 'link up' the new building.

IMPORTANT – IMPORTANT – IMPORTANT - IMPORTANT

It is crucial that Chris Daynes, BEFORE the event, is contacted by any person or teams wishing to use ANY areas of the ground, so Chris can let you know if it is available.

 

 

 

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