Airbus UK Broughton Football Club

 The Wingmakers - May 2010 news



May 31
Gaffer Craig confirms new coaching staff.
Airbus UK Broughton FC Manager Craig Harrison has issued a Statement of thanks and of plans at the Club Coaching Set up for the forthcoming season.
“I would like to place on record my thanks to Carl Darlington for the effort and commitment he provided us with during his time at the Airfield, Carl is a top class coach and a top quality lad too, and he will certainly prove a Quality Addition to the TNS Coaching Set Up over the coming season. Both Myself and Thomo (Andrew Thomas) would like to wish Darlo the very best of luck at his new club.”

Harrison continued
“Replacing Carl will be Mark Allen who steps up into a Player/Coach role and Jamie Smith will continue in a Player / Coach role also, both lads offer us fantastic experience with Skip (Mark Allen) having notched up over 350 Welsh Premier Starts and Smudge (Jamie Smith) has over 300 appearances as a Professional Footballer, their experience will be crucial over the course of the Season” “Both have the respect of the Squad due to their experience and characters and Myself and Thomo are looking forward to working with them both”
Some Facts on both players:

Jamie Smith
Joined Wolves as a youth trainee and made his first team debut in 1994. Made 104 appearances for the club before leaving in October 1997 as part of the deal that saw Dougie Freedman and Kevin Muscat move to Molineux from Premier League Crystal Palace. He remained at Selhurst Park for seven seasons adding 175 appearances, joining Bristol City on a free transfer. Ended the following season on loan at Brentford and was signed by his former Bees' manager Martin Allen at the Milton Keynes Dons. Came out of retirement and played for Halesown Town before joining Airbus UK as a player in January 2010 after spending some time with the club the previous season in a coaching capacity.

Mark Allen
Central defender and ex-Watford reserve who signed for Cefn Druids from Bangor City in December 1999. Also has previous experience at Wolves, joined Newtown for 2004/5. Transferred to Airbus UK in November 2006. Appearances 351 (24 sub) scoring 26 goals.
Finally Harrison went on to add a final thanks to Marc Lloyd Williams for his efforts throughout the course of last season “ Jiws scored the goals that propelled us towards the Super 12 Qualification and broke the Club scoring record for goals in a season at the same time, I would like to thank Jiws for his efforts and wish him and the entire Lloyd Williams Family the very best for the future”.
May 31
Craig signs new deal.
Airbus UK Broughton are pleased to announce that Manager Craig Harrison has agreed a new Contract with the Club, Harrison has successfully lead the Squad to Super 12 Membership for the forthcoming season.
Harrison will continue to be assisted by Andrew Thomas.

Manager Harrison has also agreed new deals with: Kristian Rogers, Chris Doran, Ryan Edwards, Giovanni Feliciello, Mark Allen, Matty Woodward, Rhys Roberts, Gareth Sudlow, Ashley Williams, Matty Cook, Jack Abraham, Danny Desormeaux, James McIntosh, Tom Rowlands, Carl Owen and has added young prospect Jake Cassidy from Llandudno Junction.
Harrison is also still in negotiations with Jack Rowlands, Paul McManus and a number of last season’s Youngsters and new targets to complete a Squad capable of holding its own in the new Super 12 League.

Chairman Paul McKinlay commented:
“I am delighted that Craig has extended his contract. He has done a great job over the last 18 months, to bring real professionalism on the pitch and our results speak for themselves. We are playing good attractive football, with a young team, who under Craig’s leadership will I am sure achieve their potential next season. Hopefully we can add further young players to the squad over the summer”

Manager Craig Harrison commented:
I am delighted to extend my contract with the Club, The 3 main points for resigning my contract were 1. My Working relationship with the Chairman 2. Working for a Club that is desperate to continue moving forwards 3. The opportunity to continue to work with and improve the same set of players. All in all the continuity we have excites me for the future, getting into the super 12 was target and we achieved that both on and off the field, 99% of the squad has resigned which is fantastic for the Club and bringing in 2 or 3 new faces will freshen up the squad and will help us hopefully build upon last season`s successes. I am really looking forward to the new season in the Super 12.
Further good news from the Airfield is that Airbus UK Broughton FC is pleased to announce an intriguing `Summer of Football` Pre Season Campaign.

There is a triple delight for Airbus Supporters/ local supporters with news
Everton FC- Sat 17th July 3pm
Chester FC-Tuesday 20th July 7.30pm
Wrexham FC- Wednesday 28th July 7.30pm
All 3 are to visit the Airfield in July.  To entice Supporters to visit all 3 games Airbus UK Broughton FC are to offer a Special Package - £12 for all 3 matches!

Ticket information for Everton 3for2 Ticket Offer please call – 01244 522302
Prices on the day or evening of each game will remain at £6 Adults £3 Concessions for those who have not purchased a ticket in advance, with Airbus UK Broughton donating half of the gate for the Chester FC match to Chester FC.
May 31
List of pre-season friendlies arranged so far.
Cefn Druids – Plaskynaston Lane – Wednesday 30th June – 7.15pm
Llangollen Town – The Airfield – Wednesday 7th July – 7.30pm
Winsford United – Barton Stadium – Saturday 10th July – 3.00pm
Ellesmere Rangers – Beech Grove- Wednesday 14th July – 7.30pm
Everton FC – The Airfield – Saturday 17th July – 3.00pm
Chester FC – The Airfield – Tuesday 20th July – 7.30pm
Porthmadog FC -  Y Traeth – Saturday 24th July – 2.30pm
Wrexham FC – The Airfield – Wednesday 28th July- 7.30pm
Droylsden FC – The Airfield – Saturday 31st July – 3.00pm
Buckley Town – Globe Way – Tuesday 3rd August – 7.30pm

May 29
Marc Lloyd Williams say's his goodbye's to Airbus.

Airbus say's adios to last season's top scorer Marc Lloyd Williams who will not be re-signing for the club next season.
Jiws featured in every league game last season for the Wingmakers (the only player in the squad to do so) with 28 starts and 6 from the bench, he was top scorer in the league for the Wingmakers with 17 goals, a record total for the club in the welsh premier.
Jiws said "I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the club and as a family we were made to feel very welcome by everyone concerned with the club and we fully appreciate that.
"I will not be re-signing for the forthcoming season and I would like to wish the club the very best of luck for the future".
Jiws will be a hard act to follow as 20 goals a season strikers don't grow on trees. Good luck to Marc with his future endeavours.

May 18
Airbus u14's win final of national academy cup

Airbus u14's beat Aberystwyth 5-1 in the final of the FAW academy cup in Newtown. The week before they beat Connahs Quay at the Airfield to claim the title of north Wales champions, and in doing so qualified for the national finals against Aberystwyth who were the south Wales champions.

The match report is taken from the Airbus academy website and written by Dave Riley

Airbus UK Broughton Academy celebrated their first ever Academy Cup triumph on Sunday as the Under 14 lifted the trophy.

The Under 14 took to the field on Sunday morning in the eagerly anticipated National Final of the Academy Cup in Newtown.

Lining up in a 352 formation Airbus hit the ground running and after creating some early chances through Rhys Cooper and Josh Rimmer the Wingmakers took the lead on the 10 minute mark. A through ball into the channel from Rhys Wingeatt found Liam Walker through on goal and the 'Bus striker took his shot early and guided it into the far corner. An excellent start from the 'Bus.

Aberystwyth soon started to find their feet in their feet in the game and created a few chances of their own, mainly from set pieces. It was one of these set pieces that nearly gave Aber the equaliser, a corner somehow evaded everyone and flashed across the front of the Airbus goal. The Wingmakers managed to survive until the halftime whistle and went in 1-0 up.

Aber's equaliser though did arrive not long into the second period as Airbus started a little slowly. Another Aber set piece was not cleared properly and their defender smashed an unstoppable effort into the top corner to give Nathan Williams no chance.

Airbus could have one of two ways from here, fold and give Aber the trophy or fight back and really make a game of it. The North Wales champions chose the latter and were back in front thanks to Josh Rimmer's first of the day. The game could have been made safe virtually straight from the re-start as Liam Walker hit the post from a tight angle. However, the third goal was not far from coming as Josh Rimmer pounced again to bag his second of the afternoon.

With Airbus seemingly in cruise control Josh Rimmer completed his hat-trick on the biggest Academy stage. A Rhys Cooper through ball was collected by Josh who rounded the keeper and then saw his shot blocked. But instead of flashing the ball back into a crowd of players he coolly took his time and picked his spot. The Wingmakers were almost home and dry. Liam Walker rounded off Airbus' day with 5 minutes to go after another through ball found it's way to him, and like Josh minutes earlier he rounded the keeper and slid the ball home from 12 yards.

A massive congratulations to the Under 14 squad on delivering the Academy's first ever National Championship and they should be immensely proud of the way they have played this season. Also, another huge congratulations to Coach and Academy Director Lee Starkey who has worked brilliantly with the boys all season and also deserves his share of the plaudits for what both the Under 14 and the whole Academy has achieved this season.
May 18
Airbus appoint Commercial director

The club was delighted to hear the news late this afternoon that our appeal for the Club Domestic License was successful and we have been granted a domestic license for the new season. As a result we will be in the Super 12 for next season. We are grateful to LABC for their support in resolving the one remaining issue from our original application, with regard to the safety certificate.

This is the culmination of a number of years of effort and we can now plan for an exciting season ahead with some great matches at the “Airfield”.

Confirmation from the F.A.W. is a great start to our official closed season. Summer work started today on both football pitches and training areas to verti-drain, overseed and top dress. Steve Dolman, Airbus groundsman said, “we hope to have our pitches the best they have ever been by the start of the new season”

The club is also pleased to announce a new “Commercial Director” to the Executive Committee. Stewart Roberts joins us from local club Buckley Town to play an integral part in moving the club forward to compete with the best in Wales. Stewart said, “I am extremely happy to be joining a forward moving Club in Airbus UK Broughton, the achievements over the last few seasons at the Airfield are there for all to see, both on and off the field”.

“I will be doing everything I can to add real value to the Commercial and Operational Standards already in place at the Club.”

“The Chairman and Executive Committee’s goals are both exciting and realistic, and the general committees hard work and commitment certainly mean the future looks exciting”.

Stewart will be working hard to increase commercial involvement in the club, and would be delighted to hear from local organizations and companies who wish to be a partner for Airbus UK Broughton F.C. as they take their place among the elite of Welsh Football.

Jonathan Williams

General Manager

May 17
Airbus take their place in new set up
Airbus UK Broughton today received their license on appeal and will take part in next season's league of 12 clubs. All the hard work and money spent by the club has paid off as we join 11 others in the elite league in Wales.
A big shock is that last season's champions Rhyl the league's best supported team won't be in it, they failed to gain a license and will be relegated to the Cymru Alliance.
Obviously there will be a big stampede by other clubs to try and sign up their top players.
The clubs who gained a license on appeal were:
Airbus UK Broughton
Bala Town
Bangor City
Clubs who failed were:
Afan Lido
GAP Connah's Quay
Llangefni Town
Rhyl FC
So next season's line up will be:
Aberystwyth Town
Airbus UK Broughton
Bala Town
Bangor City
Carmarthen Town
Haverfordwest County FC
Llanelli AFC
Neath FC
Newtown AFC
Port Talbot Town
Prestatyn Town
The New Saints FC

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