3G Pitches

For many football fans, the mere suggestion of a 3G pitch still conjures up memories of the artificial surfaces in the 80s, causing outrageously bouncing balls and carpet burns to any goalies brave enough to play without wearing long trousers. Luton, QPR, Preston and Oldham all experimented with ‘plastic pitches’ until they were banned in the football league from 1995. Despite significant improvements in artificial surfaces over the last few decades, the EFL remains reluctant to reconsider its regulations. In non-league however, 3G pitches are very much being used. For lower league clubs, their benefits are clear. They provide a more consistent surface that doesn’t cut up in the winter month

Back at the Quadrant.

Dunstable Town Football Club's stall will again be in the Quadrant Shopping Centre this Saturday 30th November, from 9am to 12 noon. The stall is now an established part of the fabric of the Quadrant, and of course the wider local community too. We are a club that believes in engaging with the public, and letting people know who we are and what a community club is about. Our stall being a regular feature out in the community is a cornerstone of what we as a club see as important. We want young people to come and play for us. You may also want to help us with our off-field activities, which is every bit as important. Many local companies are joining the Dunstable Town family, if you want t

Back in the Quadrant.

This Saturday, November 23rd Dunstable Town Football Club will again have it's stall in the Quadrant Shopping Centre from 9am until 12 noon. On the stall from 9am to 10.30am we have Colin Lauder, manager of our cup-winning developement squad. So if you think you're good enough to play semi-pro football, why not come down and chat with Colin, and see where that conversation takes you. We are always keen to speak to local people about advertising with us too. Perhaps as a supporter you want to play your part in supporting the club/team via player sponsorship, or join our 100 club for just £3 a week. Come down on Saturday morning! We look forward to seeing you. Regards, Peter Burrows Commun

On the road.

After last weekends goalless draw against Crawley Green we are on the road against Broadfields please show your support to Gareth and the lads. #ONECLUBONEFAMILYDUNSTABLETOWNFC.

Back under the lights .

Our development team are back at Creasey park on thursday please come down and show your support.

Game is on.

Our game this afternoon in the Spartan South Midlands football league premier division against Crawley Green has passed the pitch inspection kick off 3.00 at Creasey park look forward to seeing you all .

Internationals

The idea of an international break is something that Premier League and Championship fans are very familiarly with, but rarely is it something that troubles non-league teams. Last week, Hemel Hempstead Town, in the 6th tier of English football, were granted permission to postpone two of their games because of three international call-ups. Ricardo German and Tyrone Sterling were both selected by Grenada. Winger Craig Braham-Barrett was called up by Montserrat. Whilst we all understand the process of a professional player travelling and playing for nations like England, France or Germany, it's a lot more interesting when it involves a part-time player going halfway round the world. For starter

Pitch inspection for tomorrow.

Our home league game against Crawley Green on Saturday is subject to a 9.30 pitch inspection so please keep a look out for updates tomorrow morning .

Back in the Quadrant.

On Saturday November 16th the Dunstable Town Football Club stall will once again be in the Quadrant Shopping Centre from 9am until 12 noon. So if you have been thinking about advertising with us and want to talk to us, please come down to see us. Whether or not you are a young youth player thinking about your next step in football, or an older player looking to test yourself in non-league football, we would love to speak to you. As always, we look forward to seeing you on Saturday. Regards, Peter Burrows . Community Engagement Officer for Dunstable Town FC.

Biggleswade United 2-2 Dunstable Town.

Biggleswade United 2-2 Dunstable Town 9th November 2019 Written by Patrick MacKay pics by Chris white. For the second consecutive week Dunstable Town conceded a late equaliser, having earlier led the game by two goals. Despite a slow start, the home team had the first clear chance of the game when Lorrell Smith was fed a through ball, but his low shot was equalled by the foot of Dunstable goalkeeper Dan Gould. The resulting corner seemed to bear witness to a lack of height in the home team, with a clever corner delivered along the ground resulting in a blocked shot. Within the space of five minutes Biggleswade found themselves two down, the first blow being struck when captain Seb Smith h

Blues all square with Harpenden.

Dunstable Town 2-2 Harpenden Town 2nd November 2019 Written by Patrick MacKay and Pictures by Chris white. A last gasp goal from Harpenden Town's Chris Blunden saw the points shared on a wet and windy afternoon at Creasey Park. From the start the game settled into a pattern of the visitors having plenty of territory, but Dunstable managed the game well, and didn't look under any particular threat. When the Blues did have possession they looked composed. Seeing more joy down the left wing, Dunstable's best move in the early stages was set in motion by Jack Harvey-Bailey with a lovely pass on the outside of his foot to Adam Sawyer, who drove at the defence and saw his fierce shot blocked we

Second round of the cup.

We travel to Pancake Lane to take on Leverstock Green on tuesday 5th Nov with a 7.45 PM kick off, please get behind the lads and show them your support. ONECLUBONEFAMILYDUNSTABLETOWNFC.

Winter Clothes Collection

This month, in association with local education and training centre Develop EBP, we will be collecting warm clothes and toiletries for Luton based charity, NOAH Enterprise. As part of Develop’s learners social inclusion project, they are collecting for NOAH and we at Dunstable Town are keen to assist them and bolster their donation. Clean, new and gently-used clothing of all kinds are helpful. Underwear, t-shirts and socks, new and gently-used jeans and shoes, and professional clothing for those looking for work or re-entering the workforce. Warm outerwear, coats, jackets, hats, gloves, and scarves, and sleeping bags are also in need. Many service users arrive at NOAH each morning looking to

Social Media

There is no doubt that non-league football is changing both on and off. One of the biggest ways is how we follow the progress of our local club. Gone are the days of waiting for results in the local paper or toggling Ceefax page 328. We live in a world of instant updates and ‘sharable content’ from even the smallest of grassroots teams. The invention of social media means an incident on the football pitch at any level has the potential to reach millions of people within minutes. Platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and especially Twitter can have a real tangible effect on the reputation and fan base of a non-league club. It’s something which some clubs are utilising a lot better than

Blues back at home.

After two games on the road and a free week we return home where we take on Harpenden Town who are riding high at the top end of the table. Please again show your support and get behind the lads your support is crucial. ONECLUBONEFAMILYDUNSTABLETOWNFC.

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through its annually elected Club Officers, constituting the Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary.