Month: October 2020

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Tickets for Ramsgate (31/10) and Brightlingsea (3/11) matches

Match tickets for Town v Ramsgate (FA Trophy, Saturday 31st October, 3.00 pm) and v Brightlingsea (Isthmian League, Tuesday 3rd November, 7.45pm) are now available via https://shop.etfc.london/events (£11 adults, £7 concessions (65 and over, students under 21) and £1 under 16s accompanied by an adult).

Both these matches are limited capacity all-ticket games, which will take account of the experience of staging recent fixtures and of government guidelines. There are some slight adjustments to previous matches, and further adjustments may continue to be made in the light of any further Covid-19 guidance.  General season tickets are not valid for the Ramsgate match (but Gold #GoToTown subscribers can gain entry via the gate next to the turnstiles by presenting their season card or, if not collected yet, by giving their details to the steward on the gate). For the Brightlingsea league match, season ticket holders will not need to apply for a match ticket but will be able to gain entry with their numbered season card at the gate next to the turnstiles (or by giving their details if season card not yet collected).

When purchasing tickets via https://shop.etfc.london/events you may need to scroll down for a specific match. Ticket applicants will be issued with a digital quick response (QR) code e-ticket which can be swiped at the gate either on a mobile phone or on printed out paper.  Please note that when you apply an invoice will also be forwarded; this is not your ticket. If there are any issues with e-ticket delivery, please check your spam/junk folders before emailing webteam@etfc.london

For both matches there will be an opportunity to purchase a seat in the very limited accommodation in the main stand (£4). There will also be a limited opportunity to pay for, and reserve for collection at the turnstiles, a hard copy of the matchday programme (£2.50 – please note the small increase which has been made to help cover matchday costs). If you are purchasing a main stand transfer/and or a hard copy programme, please remember to have the respective QR codes with you at the match. If preferred, you will be able to buy an electronic version of the programme via https://shop.etfc.london/ in due course for £2.

In line with government guidelines, the club will be operating an outside table service only bar on a first come first served basis. Drinks must be ordered and consumed at the table and cannot be taken away. Contactless payments or cash will be accepted, and tables will be cleaned regularly.

As announced previously, the club have taken a number of comprehensive precautions to make the QEII Stadium safe, particularly with regard to social distancing.  All spectators need to be fully aware that attendance at the match will be entirely at their own risk. You must follow government guidelines and self-diagnose before travelling to the QEII Stadium.  If you, or any of your household, are experiencing any symptoms which may be related to Covid-19, you should not travel and you should follow NHS advice. At the QEII Stadium you agree to respect others, abide with social distancing guidelines and measures that the club have put in place, and undertake to follow all advice given by ETFC stewards, officials and via tannoy announcements.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience whilst we adapt to constantly evolving ways of working, as the club looks to do the right thing, incrementally, with the safety of all in mind.  Certain facilities will remain closed or be limited. There will be signage in place, and parts of the ground will be subject to a one-way system for additional safety. Toilets will be subject to social distancing measures. Spectators should come prepared for inclement weather as there will be a strict adherence to maintaining social distancing under the limited cover at the ground. Umbrellas are permitted, although you should of course bear in mind the need to avoid blocking other spectators’ view. Please use the NHS Covid-19 app at the entrance if you have downloaded it.

New club shop proprietor! Welcome to Colin Peppiatt

Following the recent departure from his “merchandise messiah” role of club stalwart Dave Hicks, the shop has a new “Arkwright” – long-term EFC and ETFC supporter Colin Peppiatt. Welcome Colin!

Upon taking up his new appointment, Colin said “My passion for Town runs back to the old club’s Southbury Road days, where I loved attending games, firstly with my dad and then with schoolfriends.”

A Town Supporters’ Society member, Colin continued “Once I found out Dave Hicks had brought down the shutters one final time, I was keen to see if I could help fill his sizeable boots. In the short term I want to make sure you can get all your Christmas gifts and winter essentials from the club shop and I will also be introducing exciting new products as soon as possible.”

There will be a profile of Colin in a forthcoming home matchday programme, along with more information about his plans for developing the shop, including online. With three home games coming up in quick succession, why not pop along to say “hello” to Colin, and talk to him about ETFC gifts and souvenirs – there’s a wide range to choose from, including shirts, scarves, hats, gloves, mugs, keyrings and even rubber ducks!

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Carshalton Athletic (A) Saturday 24th October (3pm) NOW SOLD OUT

ALL TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT DO NOT TRAVEL WITHOUT A TICKET
Adults £11, Seniors (over 65) £8, Children (under 18) £3

Carshalton Athletic’s welcome to travelling fans online page can be found here https://www.carshaltonathletic.co.uk/fans

and the club’s covid-19 precautions documentation can be found here https://www.carshaltonathletic.co.uk/covid19riskassessment and here https://www.carshaltonathletic.co.uk/covid19-ground-rules

The club have advised that there will be no tickets available on the day

Any further information from Carshalton will appear here as soon as it is received.

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#GoToTown scheme

Calling all Town supporters!

Please consider signing up for the #GoToTown subscription scheme, to help the club by adding to our regular income streams, especially during these exceptionally challenging times.

The #GoToTown scheme, which has been running over the past couple of seasons, is designed to allow Town fans to support the club via a monthly subscription, while being able to enjoy significant benefits. The scheme allows supporters to pay for Society Membership and Season Tickets on a monthly basis, and to have access to videos of matches and interviews, matchday programmes and other goodies.  You can see the various packages on offer at https://gototown.etfc.london/gototown-packages There are already a healthy number of subscribers who are really making a difference to the month-by-month sustainability of the club with restricted sponsorship and match revenues at the current time.

Please do consider joining as the club seeks to explore every possible aspect of ensuring that its operational costs are fully supported. Although the scheme refreshes at the start of each season, your direct debit arrangement will roll over to the following season unless cancelled.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to make a one-off donation, our bank details are: ETFC Ltd, Barclays Bank, Sort Code 20-45-45, Account Number 43222942. Please mark any BACS transfer with your name and the word ‘donation’. 

Many, many thanks to all the fantastic people who have already supported the club financially!

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Ramsgate at home in FA Trophy

Town have been drawn at home against Isthmian South East Division Ramsgate in the 3rd qualifying round of the Buildbase FA Trophy on Saturday 31st October.

The Rams are currently lying in 16th position, with 3 points from 4 games. On Saturday they were awarded the tie when Canvey Island withdrew from the competition at the 2nd qualifiying round stage due to covid complications. The previous Saturday they lost 1-2 at home to Three Bridges. Announcements about entry to the match will be made in due course.

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Management team changes

Following the departure of coach Steve Wales due to work and family demands, Andy Leese has wasted no time in appointing Jon Meakes to join the management team.  Andy said “Jon and I worked together at Cheshunt, Potters Bar Town and Chesham United over a period of 17 years. Jon left Chesham in 2018 and has helped us with scouting duties over the last twelve months or so. He brings a wealth of knowledge and will work with me and Maz as we look to build on our decent 2020-21 start. We are delighted to get Jon in and, on a personal level, I am looking forward to us working together again”.

Meanwhile, Jake Murphy has replaced Ed Thompson as goalkeeping coach, following Ed stepping down from the role due to personal commitments.

Welcome both!

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Corinthian-Casuals (A) Saturday 17th October (3pm)

Advance tickets for this match can be purchased via this link:

https://corinthiancasualsfc.ktckts.com/event/ccs2021h03/corinthian-casuals-vs-enfield-town

Additional matchday information from Corinthian-Casuals:

Adults £11 Concessions & NHS (please show ID)  £7.00  Students (please show ID)  £6.00  U18’s  £1.00  

We are selling tickets in advance and also selling on the gate. We have a capacity of 600 at the moment and wouldn’t anticipate getting over this. No refreshments available at this game.

Drivers should sse postcode  KT9 1TQ  for SatNav. The ground is situated just off the A3 not far from the Tolworth roundabout. If you are travelling north from the M25, you can join the A3 at junction 10 towards London. Stay on the A3 until you reach the 50mph speed limit, continue under the Hook roundabout and move into the left hand lane. Bear LEFT onto Hook Rise North for 0.2 mile (Tolworth Junction). At the roundabout, take the fourth exit (as if you were going to rejoin the A3 going south towards Portsmouth) then almost immediately take slip road on left onto Hook Rise South for 0.5 mile.

If you are travelling south from London on the A3, take the Tolworth Junction exit. At roundabout, take the second exit (as if you were going to rejoin the A3 going towards Portsmouth) then almost immediately take slip road on left onto Hook Rise South for 0.5 mile.

Turn left into Queen Mary Close. King George’s Field and car park are under the railway bridge on the right hand side. 

The club’s covid risk assessments and visitor information can be found here: http://www.corinthian-casuals.com/covid-risk-assessments.html

Any futher information received will be posted here as soon as possible.

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Match tickets for Town v Margate (Tuesday 20th October, 7.45pm)

Our Isthmian League Premier Division match on 20th October v Margate (7.45pm kick-off) is a limited capacity all-ticket match, which will take account of the experience of recent matches and of government guidelines. Although some specific adjustments may continue to be made in the light of any further Covid-19 announcements, Margate tickets are now on public sale.

You can buy your match tickets at https://shop.etfc.london/events . You may need to scroll down to apply for your chosen match and ticket type.

Adults: £11.00
Concessions*: £7.00
Under-21’s**: £7.00
Under-16’s**: £1.00

* Concessions includes students and over 65’s
** ID with proof of age may be required.

Match ticket applicants will be issued with a digital (quick response code) e-ticket which can be swiped at the gate on a mobile phone or be printed out for entry. Please note that an invoice will also be forwarded; this is not your ticket. If there are any issues with e-ticket delivery, please check your spam/junk folders before emailing webteam@etfc.london

There will be an opportunity to purchase a seat in the very limited accommodation in the main stand (£4). There will also be a limited opportunity to pay for, and reserve for collection at the turnstiles, a hard copy of the matchday programme (£2).  If you are purchasing a Main Stand Transfer/and or a hard copy programme, hard copy printouts of the respective QR codes are preferred at the match. An electronic version of the matchday programme will also be available online for purchase in due course. #GoToTown subscribers will get their e-programme in the normal way. Season ticket holder arrangements will be notified via e-mail.

There will be a table service outside bar on a first come first serve basis. Drinks must be ordered and consumed at the table and cannot be taken away. Contactless payment will be accepted and tables will be cleaned regularly. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience whilst we adapt to these new ways of working. THESE ARRANGEMENTS MAY CHANGE IN LIGHT OF GOVERNMENT ADVICE.

As announced previously, the club have taken a number of comprehensive precautions to make the QEII Stadium safe, particularly with regard to social distancing.  All spectators need to be fully aware that attendance at the match will be entirely at their own risk. You must follow government guidelines and self-diagnose before travelling to the QEII Stadium.  If you, or any of your household, are experiencing any symptoms which may be related to Covid-19, you should not travel and you should follow NHS advice. At the Stadium you agree to respect others, abide with social distancing guidelines and measures that the club have put in place, and follow all advice given by ETFC stewards. This is very important as the club considers the possibility of increased numbers at future matches.

Please remember that the match day experience at the QEII Stadium will not be as supporters will remember! Following queuing in a socially distanced manner, you will have your temperature taken upon entry, you should listen to and act upon all advice before, during and after the match from stewards, club officials and via any tannoy announcements, as the club looks to do the right thing, incrementally, with the safety of all in mind.  Certain facilities will remain closed or be limited, and further announcements on these will be made online and at the match.

There will be signage in place, and parts of the ground will be subject to a one-way system for additional safety. Toilets will be subject to social distancing measures. Spectators should come prepared for inclement weather as there will be a strict adherence to maintaining social distancing under the limited cover at the ground. Umbrellas are permitted, although you should of course bear in mind the need to avoid blocking other spectators’ view.

Finally, following recent government announcements the newly launched NHS Covid-19 app arrangements are due to be in operation. The NHS Covid-19 app has a feature that allows users to quickly and easily ‘check in’ to a venue by scanning a displayed code at the venue. The information stays on the user’s phone. If there is an outbreak associated with a venue, a message will be sent to the relevant app users with the necessary public health advice. This will help to avoid the reintroduction of lockdown measures and support the country to return to, and maintain, a more normal way of life.

The app is for smartphones and for over 16s only. Alternative track and trace arrangements will be made on the day for those aged 16 and under and for those without smartphones. Further background information on the newly announced arrangements can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nhs-covid-19-app-launches-across-england-and-wales and specifically on downloading the app here: https://covid19.nhs.uk/

NHS: Hands, Face and Space
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Steve Wales moves on

Popular club first team coach Steve Wales is stepping down from his role this week.

Manager Andy Leese said “Steve’s work and family demands have changed considerably this year, and so his departure has been planned for a while. It is sad to see him go, as his input each week is invaluable.

“I’ve worked with Steve as a player and coach for many years so, on a personal level, it’s a real disappointment to see him go. He has served the game well over the last twenty years or so.

“It’s a pity we didn’t get to see the best of him as a player when he signed in 2017, but injury took its toll. He still looks great in training when he joins in! Hopefully Steve will assist us with some scouting work but, with a young family, his time is limited. Maz and I will continue as we are for now and will look to add to the management team if we can. We have one or two options to explore, and will update everyone as and when we do make any changes”.

All the best, Steve!

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Bar and other arrangements for Town v Leatherhead (10/10/20)

Following recent advice from Enfield Council we are unable to operate our proposed “takeaway” bar this Saturday.

As a result we will now be operating two sit down only bars.

Butlers Bar

Butlers Bar will be open for reserved tables only (with a minimum spend per table to reserve the seats). These can be booked for two sittings, Pre Game/Half time (1.30-3pm and HT) and Post Game (Final whistle -7pm), bookings can be made via this link https://shop.etfc.london/event/enfield-town-v-leatherhead . Access will be through the double doors to the main building once you are inside the ground. Entry to the main building will restricted to those with Butlers Bar or Main Stand reservations and face masks should be worn when travelling around the building.

Outside Bar

We will be operating a table service outside bar on a first come first serve basis. Drinks must be ordered and consumed at the table and can not be taken away.

Contactless payment will be accepted at both bars and tables will be cleaned regularly.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience whilst we adapt to these new ways of working.

In addition to these arrangements, season tickets will be available to pick up outside the ground for those supporters who have yet to do so, pre-ordered programmes will be available inside the ground for collection and the club plan to re-introduce the sale of 50:50 and Golden Goal tickets (for correct-money cash only – winners to be paid by bank transfer).

The club shop will be opening after 2pm with a limited service, primarily to purchase/order your home, away or 3rd shirts.