Keynsham Town FC ready for fresh challenge

NOW that a year has passed since the decision last summer of Keynsham Town’s manager, support staff and the bulk of the first-team squad to move on, the club is looking forward with great anticipation to their second season in partnership with Total Pro Soccer.

Ks club secretary Jules French said: “The FA’s baffling decision to relegate us to the Toolstation Western League Division One has sunk in now, and the signs from our pre-season friendlies thus far indicate a more promising season ahead for us.

“We have beaten Royal Wootton Bassett Town from a higher level, together with two other impressive victories over Bristol Telephones and Hanham Athletic.”

The Ks reserves finished last season strongly in the Uhlsport Somerset County League Premier Division and will similarly be looking to push on this season.

Despite the rising running costs that the club has had to bear, which affect sports clubs in the same way they do individuals, admission prices for men’s games at Crown Fields have been frozen again for the fifth season running at £7 for adults and £4 for those aged over 65 (under-16s free). Reserve games are a flat rate £3 for over 16s.

But you can save yourselves money by buying a season ticket, which allows free admission to all home league games for the first team and reserves for next season; these are £99 for adults and £59 for the over-65s.

For an extra £12, you can buy a permit for free car parking in the stadium car park, valid for 12 months. Season tickets can be bought on the day of a game at the ground, or alternatively please email 

The club would also like to thank its band of loyal local sponsors, including Smart Computers and McGill Transport (first team), The Old Bank (reserves) and their kit suppliers KitCo, whose financial input and support will help them to keep progressing both on and off the pitch.

In addition to this, the stadium’s facility management company has also just announced a sponsorship deal for the ground with Paprika Bristol, which will also be of benefit to the club moving forward.

There’s plenty of football to look forward to at Crown Fields during the first few weeks of the season, as follows:

Sat Aug 5: First team v Hengrove Athletic, 3pm

Tue Aug 15: First team v Portishead Town, 7.45pm

Sat Aug 19: First team v Longwell Green Sports, 3pm

Tue Aug 22: Reserves v Chilcompton Sports, 7.45pm

Sat Aug 26: First team v Longlevens (FA Vase), 3pm

Tue Aug 29: First team v Odd Down (Bath), 7.45pm