Sandy Football Club: 2009

Sandy Football Club news and forthcoming events in 2009.

Wednesday, 30th December 2009
Club Secretary needed

After several years of commitment we are sorry to announce that current Secretary Jackie Hallett will be stepping down at the end of the 2009/10 season.

We would like to thank Jackie for all of her work.

If you are interested in becoming club secretary or would like further information about the position then please contact Colin Osborne.



Wednesday, 30th December 2009
Committee Members Needed

The Sandy FC Committee are looking for people to take a more active role in the running of the club. Those who are already part of the committee understand that there is much more to running a club other than just turning up and playing on a Saturday and Sunday.

The Committee needs representatives from each of the three teams at the football club who are interested in taking the club forwards to join the committee. If you are interested then please contact your teams manager or Colin Osborne (chairman).

We also need volunteers who may not already be affiliated to the club, so if you are interested in becoming a part of Sandy Football Club in a support role to help your local community then again please contact Colin Osborne.

Together we can take the club forward.

Tuesday, 29th December 2009
Fantasy Football Update

As the Football season nears it's halfway point so does our fantasy football game. Please find below the latest league table. Scores are correct as of 10th December 2009.


1st         Michael Mills        839         £150
2nd        Ian Hammett        821         £75
3rd        Pete Gatti            785         £50
4th        Colin Butler          777          £25
5th        Daniel Stokes       770          £15
6th        Dan Bailey           745
7th        Barry Gray           735 (Substitute points = 29)
8th        Luke Hallett         735 (Substitute points = 18)
9th        Doug Oakley        716
10th      David Grubb         713
11th      Roy Reed             710
12th      Bryan Portway      686
13th      Steve Jakes         672
14th      Phil Jakes             671
15th      Gary Mills             657
16th      John Conway        655
17th      Kat Brown            624
18th      Dorothy Oakley     622
19th      Sean Webb          621
20th      Kevin Hallett        619
21st      Shathi                612
22nd     Nigel Brown          604
23rd      Colin Osborne       594
24th      Maria Mills           499

Friday, 18th December 2009
Sandy 1st Team
Game Postponed

Sandy's game versus Ickwell and Old Warden has been postponed due to the snow.

Friday, 18th December 2009
Sandy Reserves
Game postponed

Sandy Reserves game at Caldecote A on Saturday 19th December has been postponed due to the snow.

Thursday, 10th December 2009
Sandy FC Centenary Celebrations

Sandy Football Club celebrated Christmas and its Centenary year with an event on Saturday 5th December which was held at the upstairs function room at the Roundabout Club.


About 65 past and present players attended and the first hour of the evening was catching up with friends, having a drink and listening to background music from Gary Lewis.  Then it was time for an excellent buffet, followed by a couple of games and a speech from Chairman Colin Osborne.


The raffle raised over £140 mainly due to the generosity of local businesses and individuals who donated all but one of the 13 prizes.  Sandy Football Club would like to thank Sandra’s Hair Stylist, Lauren Jackson Hair Stylist, Budgens, China Express, Karen Presland, Rob Gaylor, Bob & Jacky Garner, Colin Osborne, Barry & Carol Mills and Doug & Dorothy Oakley for their generosity.  Gunns Bakers donated a wonderful cake for the club in the colours of Sandy Albion – special thanks to David & Debbie Gunn.  Len Cox, a life member of the club and Colin Osborne, Club Chairman, cut the cake and a photograph was taken of the occasion.


Sandy Football Club has produced an A3 calendar which features not only the three current teams, but teams going back to when the club started and many of the decades in between.  There is a limited number of calendars left to purchase and if anyone wishes to do so, they can telephone either Colin Osborne on 01767 682032 or Dorothy Oakley on 01767 226230.  The calendars cost £7.50.


Future events being held by Sandy Football Club include a quiz night on 15th January 2010 at the upstairs function room at the Roundabout Club - please ring either Colin or Dorothy on the numbers above for details – and a Car Treasure Hunt in May, followed by the Presentation Evening in June. 

 Many thanks to all those who support Sandy Football Club, either by playing for the club, being a committee or support member, attending fundraising events or donating raffle prizes.  We are very grateful

Thursday, 26th November 2009
Sandy Reserves
Amended Fixtures

Please note that the Reserve Team fixture list has been amended to include the Watson Shield Group matches that have now been scheduled in.

Sandy Reserves make up Group 7 with Flitwick Town Reserves and Clifton Reserves.

Please continue to check the website for updated Fixtures as Sandy Reserves still have some league games to be scheduled in.

Friday, 20th November 2009
Website Reaches 20,000 Hits

Sandy FC's website yesterday passed the landmark of recieving 20,000 hits since it was launched in March 2009. In 9 months players from each team that Sandy run have enjoyed using the website to keep up to date with the activity within the club.

This month has seen more information uploaded on to Sandy Sunday's section of the website as they go for a record fourth Sunday Premier League title in a row. Player profile pictures have been uploaded and short match reports are now available for recent games.

Sandy's 1st Team and Reserve sites are also filled with information on how the season is progressing. So if you haven't already had a look please click on the links and take a look.

If you have any further information that you would like added to your player profile then please contact Ian Hammett or one of the Sandy FC managers.

Let us continue to make the website a success.

Monday, 2nd November 2009
Sandy FC Website a huge success.

Since it's launch in March 2009 Sandy FC's website has gone from strength to strength with vistor numbers and page loads increasing each month.

October 2009 was a record month for the club website as it recorded a total of 3563 hits across all four of it's areas, including home page, Sandy 1st Team, Sandy Reserves and Sandy Sunday.

The website is proving popular within the club, and is constantly updated and improved.

It is important that as a club all teams and players continue to feed information back to the webmaster to be uploaded onto the site to ensure that we maintain it's appeal. If you feel that you have any relevant information that could be uploaded onto the website then please contact one of the managers or a committee member who will pass the information on.

We are relying on you to ensure the website continues to be a success.

Monday, 2nd November 2009
Sandy Reserves
Record breaking month for Sandy Reserves website

Sandy Reserves website had a record number of hits during October of 1,467. This eclipsed the previous record of 1,167 in April 2009.

The website is proving to be a popular resource for the team, with players regularly checking match reports, stats and news pages to ensure they keep up to date with developments at the club.

Keep checking the website regularly.  

Friday, 23rd October 2009
Fantasy Football Update

Below are the current standings for the Fantasy Football competition that Steve Jakes is running to raise money for the club. Check out where your team are and how much prize money you could win if you finish in that position.

Position                      Points       Prize Money
1st   Michael Mills         455         £150
2nd  Ian Hammett         427         £75
3rd   Pete Gatti             425        £50
4th   Colin Butler           409         £25
5th   Doug Oakley         407         £15
6th   Daniel Stokes        399
7th   Barry Gray            397
8th   Dan Bailey            394
9th   Bryan Portway      386
10th  Steve Jakes         384
11th  Luke Hallett         370
12th  Roy Reed            364
13th  Shathi (Webb)     353
14th  Phil Jakes            350
15th  Nigel Brown         345
16th  Sean Webb         341
17th  David Grubb        337
18th  John Conway       333
19th  Gary Mills            332
20th  Kat Brown           319
21st  Kevin Hallett        306
22nd  Colin Osborne      287
23rd  Dorothy Oakley    284
24th  Maria Mills           249

Tuesday, 13th October 2009
Sandy 1st Team
Dates for your diary

Sandy FC have organised a Quiz night which is to be held at the Roundabout Club, Sandy on 15th January 2010. Further details will be announced shortly but it should prove to be an excellent evening.

Another date for your diary is Saturday 5th June 2010, this is when Sandy FC will hold their Club Presentation evening. This will once again be held at the roundabout club after the success of last seasons event.

Keep both these dates free as we hope to see you all at both events.

Tuesday, 13th October 2009
Sandy 1st Team
Tickets still available for Night at the Dogs

Tickets are still available for Sandy FC's social trip to Henlow Greyhound Racing Stadium on Friday 16th October.

Tickets are priced at £2.50 and can be purchased from Colin Osborne, Dorothy Oakley and all team managers.

Come and join us for a fun evening and help to raise some money for the club. You might even win your fortune!!!

Monday, 5th October 2009
Christmas and Centenary Celebration

On Saturday 5th December 2009, Sandy Football Club will be holding a combined Christmas and Centenery celebration at the Roundabout Club.

The evening will start at 19.30 and will be a chance for past and present players of the club to get together and celebrate the landmark occassion of 100 years of football in Sandy.

There will be a Buffet supper, Music, and Raffle. There will also be photographs of past and present players available to view, as well as the chance to purchase the clubs centenary 2010 Calendar.

Tickets are available at a cost of £5.00 and can be purchased from Colin Osborne, Kevin Hallett, Doug and Dorothy Oakley, Kathy Seldon and Steve Jakes.

Thursday, 1st October 2009
Disciplinary Link now on team websites

A link to the Bedfordshire FA suspensions list has been placed under the links section of each teams website.

This is to allow managers and players to check whether they are currently suspended.

This list is updated regularly by the Beds FA.

Those individuals that are dismissed during a Sunday League game commence their ban automatically 21 days from the issue of the red card. This is regardless of whether the club or player have recieved any official paperwork. Managers and players need to be aware of this.

If a player is dismissed during a Saturday league game, then the ban does not commence until the paperwork has been recieved. 

If you have any questions or queries regarding this matter then please contact your team manager or a member of the Sandy FC committee.

Thursday, 1st October 2009
Sandy 1st Team
Record breaking month for the website

September saw a record number hits on the Sandy 1st Team website of 1,395. this surpasses the previous record set for an individual teams website of 1,167 hits on the Reserve team website in April 2009.

The record for total hits across all four of Sandy FC's websites is 3,294 in August 2009.

Ensure that you keep checking the website for regular news updates (including Sandy FC History now added to Sandy FC articles sections), as well as Match reports, player ratings, top goalscorer and top assist information. You will also find information regarding up coming club events and any changes or amendments to the weekend fixtures.

If you have any documents or digital photographs of interest, or would like to contribute to the content of the website then please contact Ian Hammett so that he can upload them for you

Thursday, 1st October 2009
History and Honours

As Sandy FC celebrate their centenary year you can find infomation about the history of Sandy Albion and Sandy FC under the articles section of the Sandy Football Club homepage.

A list of the honours that they have won over the last 100 years is also available to view.

Take a look at the document to learn about the history of the club that you play for.

Tuesday, 29th September 2009
Sandy 1st Team
Early Kick off for Sandy

Sandy's game vs Meltis Albion on Saturday 3rd October will now kick off @ 14:00hrs. This is due to the pitch being required for a further game after the completion of Sandy's fixture.

The team are required to meet at 1230 at Sandy Clubhouse before travelling to the away fixture.

Monday, 21st September 2009
Sandy Reserves
Match Report now available

Sandy Reserves match report from Saturday 19th September 2009 is now available under the fixtures section of this website.

Sunday, 20th September 2009
Sandy 1st Team
Night at the Dogs

Sandy FC have organised a Social evening for players, family and friends at Henlow Greyhound stadium on Friday October 16th.

Tickets are priced at £2.50 each, which is an absolute bargain. They are available from all managers as well as Colin Osborne and Steve Jakes.

It promises to be a good evening and has the potential to be a great evening should you win any money on the races.

For further information please contact the managers.

Friday, 18th September 2009
Sandy Reserves
Sandy Reserves to get their season underway

Sandy Reserves will finally get there season started with a home tie against Dunton Reserves this weekend. Due to the withdrawl of two teams from Division 3 this season and Riseley Reserves being unable to raise a side Sandy Reserves have not had a game since August 30th when they played Sunday side Bellinis in a pre-season friendly.

Manager Graham Ward will be keen to take points off the early season leaders in division 3 and local rivals Dunton.

For the match report and stats from the opening game please check the fixtures/results section of this website.  

Friday, 4th September 2009
Sandy Reserves
Opening Fixture Cancelled

Sandy Reserves were to once again fall victim to a cancelled opening day match after Riseley Sport Reserves notified the league that they would be unable to raise a side to fulfill the fixture.

Sandy's early season fixtures had already been hit by the withdrawal of Mulberry Bush and Marsh Leys whom they were to play on the opening two weeks of the season.

This leaves the Sandy side with only one fixture in September against local rivals Dunton Reserves.

Monday, 24th August 2009
Sandy 1st Team
Sandy win Jess Piggott Memorial Trophy

For the first time since 2006, Sandy have managed to win the Jess Piggott Memorial Trophy. The trophy was won following an eleven goal thriller against Blunham Reserves in the final late on Saturday afternoon. Sandy ran out winners 7 - 4 following an eventful match (check out the fixtures section of the website for a full report).

The Club would like to pass their congratulations on to Dan and his team for a wonderful performance. Chariman Colin Osborne said he was proud of the team, and it was a great start to what he hoped would be a very promising season.

In the third and fourth place play off, Dunton Reserves beat Ickwell and Old Warden Reserves 4 - 2,

Tuesday, 18th August 2009
Sandy Reserves
Match Cancelled

Sandy Reserves fixture vs Bedford United Sunday, on Wednesday 26th August has been postponed due to the visitors being unable to raise a side.

Saturday, 15th August 2009
Sandy 1st Team
Jess Piggott Memorial Trophy News

After two excellent semi finals at Bedford Road, next weekends Jesse Piggott Memorial Trophy Final will be between Sandy and Blunham Reserves after they both won their Semi-Final ties today. Second half goals from Sam James and Dan Threadgold taking hosts Sandy to a 2-0 win over Dunton Reserves whilst Blunham Reserves were 4-1 winners over Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves. Two goals for Eric Mcintyre one from the penalty spot and a header from Jason Rainbow inside the opening thirty minutes shot Blunham 3-0 clear until Anup Kalayan reduced the arrears right on the strike of half-time but a goal from Rob Lawrence on 68minutes sealed Blunham's victory.

Monday, 10th August 2009
Sandy 1st Team
Match Cancelled.

Sundays friendly with Inter Cople was called off at the last minute, when the visitors failed to raise a side.

Sunday, 2nd August 2009
Sandy 1st Team
Sandy Rearrange friendly

Sandy have rearranged their friendly with Luton Old Boys. This match will now take place on Thursday 13th August instead of Wednesday 12th August. The game will still be held at Bedford Road Recreation ground

Sunday, 2nd August 2009
Sandy 1st Team
Sandy Search for a Goalkeeper

Sandy FC are looking to add a goalkeeper to their squad for the 2009/10 season. Goalkeeping options are limited at the club this year and managers Daniel Bailey and Graham Ward would be keen for any potential goalkeepers within the local area to come and join the club. The number one jersey for each of the teams is still up for grabs so if you are interested please get in touch with one of the managers either via the website or by coming along to training and making yourself known.

Sandy train on a Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7.00pm - 8.30pm at Bedford Road Recreation ground, Sandy.

Saturday, 1st August 2009
Sandy 1st Team
Jess Piggott Tournament line up confirmed.

The annual Jess Piggott tournament line up has been announced for the 2009 competition. Sandy will Host Dunton, Ickwell and Old Warden, and defending champions Blunham on the 15th and 22nd of August.

The draw for the competition is as follows:

Saturday 15th August @ 1330 Sandy FC vs Dunton

Saturday 15th August @ 1630 Ickwell and Old Warden vs Blunham

Saturday 22nd August @ 1300 3rd/4th place play off

Saturday 22nd August @ 1630 Final.

Jess' Daughter Maureen Gurney will present the cups and trophies, following this years final. Check this website for results and reports from the competition.

Saturday, 1st August 2009
Sandy 1st Team
Two friendlies cancelled

Sandy FC first two pre season friendlies have been cancelled due the off season work that has taken place on the pitch to try and repair the famous Sandy dip.

The groundsmen felt that the pitch needed another 7 days before it was suitable for play to take place.

Sandy'f first friendly is now on Sunday 9th August against Inter Cople.

Thursday, 23rd July 2009
Sandy 1st Team
1st Team assistant manager appointed

Iain Alderson has been appointed as Sandy FC First Team Assistant Manager for the 2009/10 season.

Iain previously played football in what is now known as the Spartan South Midlands League, and has now spent time in youth coaching. He holds a Level 2 FA Coaching qualification and is about to start studying for his Uefa B badge in September.

Manager Dan Bailey was happy to finally confirm his assistant in time for Sandy's first pre season friendly vs Henlow on the 1st August 2009.

Wednesday, 22nd July 2009
Sandy 1st Team
Pre Season Training Fitness Tests

On Tuesday 21st July Sandy FC pre-season fitness testing took place, the top ten scores/times from that training were as follows:

Bleep Test:

1.) Liam Evans and Daniel Bailey - Level 12, 3.) Ian Hammett - Level 11.5, 4.)Craig Baker - Level 11, 5.) Brad Dennis, Andrew Wren, Matt Flynn - Level 10.5, 8.) Sean Davie and Peter Norman - Level 10

SAQ Test:

1.) Craig Baker - 28.71, 2.) Craig Morse - 30.07, 3.) Shane Pope - 31.48, 4.) Ian Hammett - 31.49, 5.) Jamie Bellingham - 32.51, 6.) Dave Smith 32.99, 7.) Liam Evans - 33.39, 8.) Andrew Wren - 33.96, 9.) Daniel Bailey - 34.33, 10.) Dean Hill - 34.48

Players will be tested throughout the season and their results will be uploaded to their profiles. The top ten times will be displayed in the news section of the website.

Fastest times at the end of the season will win a prize.

Monday, 20th July 2009
Sandy Reserves
Reserve team fixture list now available

The full fixture list of the 2009/10 season for Sandy Reserves can be found under the fixtures section of this website.

Please be aware that these fixtures are subject to change, so continue to check this website or speak to your manager for further arrangements before a game.

Monday, 20th July 2009
Sandy 1st Team
1st Team Fixtures now available

Please check the Fixtures section of the website for details of all of Sandy FC's 1st Team games for the 2009/10 season.

All fixtures are subject to change so please check with the managers prior to each game for arrangements. For further information keep checking the website.

Friday, 17th July 2009
Sandy 1st Team
Training News

Due to the large numbers of friendlies being played during August by both the 1st Team and the Reserves, there will only be training sessions held on the following dates:

Thursday 13th August @ 7.00pm - 8.30pm and Thursday 27th August @ 7.00pm - 8.30pm.

Training will be held as usual at Bedford Road Recreation Ground. 

If you wish to join the club for the 2009/10 season please either come to a training session or check the fixtures section of the website as all friendlies are held at Bedford Road. Please come along and chat with the management team. 

Please keep checking the website for further news on when training sessions will be held or speak Daniel Bailey or Graham Ward.

Friday, 10th July 2009
Sandy Reserves
Further pre season fixtures confirmed

Sandy Reserves have confirmed 2 further pre season fixtures in their warm up for the 2009/10 season. The fixtures are as follows:

Sandy Reserves vs Embankment on Thursday 6th August, Kick Off @ 6.30pm

Sandy Reserves vs Gardeners Arms on Monday 17th August, Kick Off @ 6.30pm.

These fixtures will both be played at Bedford Road recreation ground.

Sandy's Fixture with Bedford United Sunday has been moved from 25th August to 26th August due to a first team friendly being played on 25th August.

Wednesday, 8th July 2009
Old Photo's Needed for Centenary Calendar

For the upcoming 2009/10 season Sandy Football Club are hoping to launch a 2010 Calendar to mark their centenary year.

The Football Club would like to appeal to anyone who posesses old photographs of Sandy Football Club from the past 100 years to perhaps allow us to use them within the calendar to mark this special season. If you have any such photographs then please contact Colin Osborne, Chairman of Sandy Football Club via email @ [email protected].

We would be most grateful to anyone who has managed to document some of the wonderful history of the club and who would like to volunteer photo's to be used. All images welcome, but please be aware that not all will be used within the calendar.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Wednesday, 8th July 2009
Sandy Reserves
Sandy Reserve Team announce pre season fixtures

Following their early return to pre season training, Sandy Reserves are pleased to announce some of their Reserve team Pre Season friendlies:

Sandy vs Hobgoblin Old Boys on Tuesday 11th August Kick off @ 6.30pm

Sandy vs Sharnbrook Reserves on Thursday 20th August, Kick off TBC

Sandy vs Bedford United Sunday on Tuesday 25th August, Kick off @ 6.30pm

Sandy vs Bellini's on Sunday 30th August, Kick off @ 1pm

Further Fixtures will be confirmed shortly, so please check back for more information

Wednesday, 8th July 2009
Sandy 1st Team
Sandy 1st Team Announce Pre Season Fixture list

Following their early return to pre season training, Sandy are pleased to announce their 1st team Pre Season schedule is as follows:

Sandy vs Henlow on Saturday 1st August Kick off @ 2 pm

Sandy vs Wilhamstead on Tuesday 4th August, Kick off @ 6.30pm

Sandy vs Inter Cople on Sunday 9th August, Kick off @ 11.00am

Sandy vs Baldock Town Letchworth FC on Wednesday 12th August, Kick off @ 6.30pm

Sandy vs Luton Old Boys on Tuesday 25th August, Kick off @ 6.30pm

All of these fixtures will be held at Bedford Road Recreation ground. Match Reports will be available for all pre season friendly fixtures following the games.

Wednesday, 8th July 2009
Sandy 1st Team
Sandy looking for 1st Team Assistant Manager

1st Team Coach Daniel Bailey is still looking for an assistant manager for the 2009/10 season. His preference would be a non playing assistant manager. So if there are any recent retired footballers out there who fancy getting into management, or someone with a few years experience on the side lines then please give him a call on 07708907861 to register your interest for the position.

Thursday, 2nd July 2009
Jess Piggott Tournament 2009/10

The dates for this seasons Jess Piggott Tournament have been announced with the semi finals taking place on Saturday August 15th @ 1.30pm and 4.30pm.

The 3rd/4th place playoff will then be held on Saturday 22nd August at 1.30pm with the Final following it at 4.30pm.

The full line up has yet to be announced although one of the spots will be filled by Sandy's 1st Team.

For further information please keep checking the website.

Wednesday, 1st July 2009
Pre Season Training dates announced

1st Team manager Daniel Bailey has announced that Sandy FC will return to pre season training on Tuesday 7th July. Training will be held at the Bedford Road Recreation ground in Sandy on each Tuesday and Thursday throughout July. Training will start at 1900hrs and finish at 2030hrs.

Daniel welcomes all new players along, so if you fancy playing saturday football for Sandy FC this season please come along to a training session.

Thursday, 25th June 2009
Sandy 'All-Fill International' Five a side cup

The inaugural competition turned out to be a big winner with twenty clubs registering to compete.

There were mixed fortunes for the 4 Sandy sides that entered with all but one going out in the group stages. Sandy Sunday B made the best progress by reaching the semi-finals of the competition only to be beaten by the eventual winners of the tournament.

The winners of the competition were Island, a side made up of players from Premier Division side Ickwell and Old Warden, who beat a side from Clearglaze (Bedford Sunday League) 4-0 in the final. The beaten finalists having won a Semi-final penalty shoot-out against Premier division side Dunton FC whilst Island netted a semi final win over a Sandy Sunday side (Bedford Sunday league Premier Divsion Champions).

The tournament helped Sandy to raise well in excess of £400 for the club.  

Thursday, 25th June 2009
Fantastic Fundraising

Sandy have been hard at work to raise funds for the upcoming season.

At the Sandy Carnival Dan Bailey, Steve Jakes, Andrew Wren and Anthony Roberts set up a beat the goalie stall and raised over £150.

Dan Bailey also raised £90 for the club by taking part in the 8 mile woodland walk in Shuttleworth on the 17th May.

Excellent work by all.  

Thursday, 25th June 2009
Sandy Reserves
Sandy A become Sandy Reserves

Due to Sandy only registering two teams for the saturday leagues for the 2009/10 season the team formerly known as Sandy A will now be the Sandy reserve side.

They will continue to play their football in Division 3 of the Bedfordshire and District league.

Thursday, 25th June 2009
Sandy Reserves
New Management team for 2009/10 season

Following Daniel Baileys promotion to 1st team manager, Sandy Reserves have appointed Graham Ward as manager for the 2009/10 season.

Graham has appointed David Lloyd as his assistant manager.

Thursday, 25th June 2009
Sandy 1st Team
Sandy confirm new Management

Daniel Bailey has been appointed 1st Team manager for the 2009/10 season.

Daniel was appointed at the Club AGM on Weds 24/6/2009. Daniel has managed the Sandy A side for the past two seasons in division 3, and following his succesful development of that side the committee felt confident in promoting him. 

Daniel holds a level 2 FA coaching qualification and has recently started studying for his Uefa B Coaching badge. He also holds a degree in applied sports science.

Daniel has yet to name his assistant manager, but if anyone is interested they should contact him either via the website or on 07708907861.

Thursday, 25th June 2009
Sandy 1st Team
Sandy Reserves become the 1st Team

After a tough season last season and following the withdrawl of one of Sandy's Saturday sides, this year it was announced at the AGM that Sandy would only enter 2 sides into Saturday competition.

This means that the Sandy Reserve side now officially is renamed as Sandy 1st Team.


Friday, 19th June 2009
Car Treasure Hunt

The fundraising committees first ever Car treasure hunt took place on the late May Bank Holiday and the route covered a journey of approximately 27 miles. For our first attempt we decided to start and finish in Sandy. We actually finished at Sandy Football Club, in order to try and make a little money from bar takings.

The winning team covered the route in the correct number of miles and also collected the highest score from the observational cryptic quiz.

In first place was the Barry Mills family who won first prize of £20 and the runners up were Carl Ashton and Co who won an atlas.

It was an encouraging first venture by the fundraising team and it bought about a good deal of friendly banter between the teams at the finish, along with some rivalry for what they all hoped would become an annual event.

A Raffle was also held on the day with prizes donated by local businesses and individuals. thereby making a small profit on the day.

If you are interested in taking part in any future fundraising events for Sandy Football Club, then please continue to check this website on a regular basis for news/details of forthcoming events.

Monday, 15th June 2009
Sandy 1st Team
Richard Wheatley to stand down.

At Sandy's presentation evening Richard Wheatley announced that he would be standing down as reserve team manager. The Club would like to thank Richard for all his hard work and achievements whilst at the club. This included leading the reserve side to promotion from division 2 in 2006/07 and reaching cup finals in two consecutive seasons 2005/06 and 2006/07. We wish you all the best in the future Richard.  

Monday, 15th June 2009
Presentation evening a huge success

Sandy Football clubs presentation evening on Saturday 13th June held at the Roundabout Club, Sandy was a huge success. The evening consisted of a three course meal, fundraising games, a raffle, disco and awards presentations. It was well attended and a good time was had by all. The club even managed to raise approx £150.

Chairman Colin Osborne would like to thank everyone involved in setting up and running the evening. He would like to pass special thanks onto Dorothy and Doug Oakley for organising the venue and to Kevin Hallett for liaising with the caterers.

For details on the winners of the awards please see below or visit the teams individual websites.

Monday, 15th June 2009
Sandy Reserves
2008/09 Season Awards

This years season saw Sandy A finish three places higher in the league than the 2007/08 season.

Clubman of the Year - Anthony Roberts

Anthony has been a loyal servant to the club for many years. He has given 100% commitment every season and this one has been no different. In many ways this was Anthony's most successful season at the club, he made his most appearances for the club (13) he also scored his first goal. The club would like to thank Anthony for all his efforts this season.

Players Player - Dean Hains   

New to the club this year, Dean had a very successful season and this was recognised by his teammates. His quick feet and direct running bamboozled many a defender, which allowed him to score and create opportunities all season. Dean could also be considered the joker of the team, this illustrated no better than when he started to wear a selection of masks during his goal celebrations.

Runners Up - Shane Pope, Liam Evans, and  Brad Dennis

3rd Place - Ian Hammett

Managers Player - Dean Hains

Dean scored 13 goals and had 15 assists in his 24 appearances this season, which reflected his superb contribution to the team. Starting the season up front he was then moved to the right of midfield where he began to shine. Manager Daniel Bailey was very pleased with the way that Dean worked all season as well as the excellent balance that he brought to the side.

Young Player of the Year - Matt Couldridge

Matt made the step up from the Sandy Colts this year and for a 16 year old, had a outstanding season in goal. He made several key saves throughout the season that led to valuable points for the team. He made 25 appearances this season and manager Daniel Bailey has been impressed with how quickly Matt has settled into the team.

Top Goalscorer - Ian Hammett

Ian Hammett scored 20 goals in 22 appearances for Sandy this season also contributing 13 assists. Although missing the first 8 weeks of the season due to injury, Ian still managed to reach his preseason target of 20 goals for the team. His goalscoring run before Christmas included scoring in 9 consecutive games.

Monday, 15th June 2009
Sandy 1st Team
2008/09 Season Awards

Following a tough season, Sandy managed to avoid relegation after winning 6 of their last 7 games which saw them finish 12th in Division 1.

Players Player - Darren Wheatley

After a consistent season between the posts, Sandy's shot stopper was recognised by his fellow teammates to have had one of his best seasons for the club. For a majority of the season Darren was a busy man, as Sandy struggled to get results, but he managed to keep them in many of those matches with a string of fine saves.

Managers Player - Andrew Wren

Andrew Wren made the step up to the reserve side from the A team and he fitted in straight from the off. His tenacious defending and wonderful aerial presence made him a regular in the Sandy back line, and the partnership he formed with Phil Beall at the heart of the Sandy defence ensured that opposition strikers always had to work hard. In his 20 appearances he also managed 2 goals. 

Young Player of the year - Alex Baker

Alex joined Sandy this season after playing for Sandy Colts. He had a short stint in the A team before moving up into the reserve side. Alex didn't look out of his depth playing at this standard and manager Richard Wheatley felt that he made an outstanding contribution in helping the team avoid relegation.

Top Goalscorer - Chris Cooper

Although goals were hard to come by this season for the reserves, Chris Cooper managed 8 in his 16 appearances. His season was filed with hard work and few opportunities, but those he did have he took well.

Tuesday, 9th June 2009
Manager to complete Uefa B coaching badge.

Daniel Bailey who has managed the Sandy A side during the 2008/09 season has begun to study for his Uefa B coaching badge. He hopes to complete this by May 2010.

Everybody at Sandy Football Club wishes Dan all the best with his training. 

Tuesday, 9th June 2009
Sandy FC 'All-Fill International' 5-a-side Cup

Sandy FC's inaugural 5-a-side cup on Sunday June 21st 2009 is being sponsored by All-Fill International. For further information on All-Fill International please visit our sponsors page.

20 teams have now registered to compete for the cup this year. Those teams include 3 teams from the hosts Sandy, 2 from Dunton, Campton, Embankment, The Rose in Biggleswade, and Clearglaze. Blunham and Oakley are also sending teams as well as five other teams.

The day promises to be a great success.

Check back on this website from Monday 22nd for a full report on the cup. 




Saturday, 9th May 2009
Sandy Reserves
Sandy A finish 9th.

Sandy A finished the 2008/09 season in 9th spot after losing their final game to Renhold Village. They did manage to win 5 of their last 8 games which saw them with a chance of finishing as high as seventh at one stage.

Manager Daniel Bailey, said that he was happy with how the season had finished. He felt that his young team would perform even better next year, as for some of them it was their first season of senior football. With a good pre season under their belts this team could well be a surprise package next season.

Tuesday, 5th May 2009
Presentation evening tickets now available

Tickets for the Club Presentation evening on 13th June 2009 at the roundabout club in Sandy are now available to purchase from all team managers. Tickets cost £20 each.

The evening will include a three course meal, disco, raffle and award presentations from all three teams.

For further information please speak to your team managers.

Tuesday, 5th May 2009
Sandy 1st Team
End of Season Cheer for Sandy Reserves

Fantastic end of season form means that Sandy Football Club will have representation in Division 1 of the Bedfordshire County League for the 2009/10 season.

Following a turbulent year for the club relegation looked a foregone conclusion until a fantastic run of six wins from their last seven games saw them avoid the drop. Checkout their section of the website for stats on all those games and to check out who were the heroes of Sandy.

If Sandy can carry this end of season form into next season there is no reason that they can't challenge for promotion back to the top teir of Bedfordshire football.

Tuesday, 5th May 2009
Sandy 1st Team
911 hits in first full month

The Sandy Reserves website has recieved over 900 hits in it's first full month of operation. This has been achieved by just under 150 visitors to the site.

Sandy Football club hope this and it's other sites will be instrumental in the development of the club and can prove to be a valuable resource.

All pre-season and off season news will be placed on these pages, so keep an eye out for developments over the coming months.

Tuesday, 5th May 2009
Sandy Reserves
1167 hits in first full month

The Sandy A website has recieved an excellent 1167 hits in it's first full month of operation. These hits have been achieved by over 200 visitors to the site.

The club hope to make this website an integral part of their future and will be placing all information with regards to pre-season training and off season news straight on the website to keep you all updated on club developments.

Watch this space!!

Friday, 1st May 2009
Adult 5-a-side tournament to be held at Sandy FC

Sandy FC would like to announce that they will be staging a Adult Five A Side Competition at their Bedford Road Recreation Club ground on Sunday 21st June 2009.

Entries will be confined to just twenty teams and will close on May 31st 2009.

The entry fee is just £10 per team and entries and all enquires can be made via Kevin Hallett on 01767-692101 or 7831 771896 or even on email at [email protected]

For postal entries its Kevin Hallett, 6 Elmtree Road, Sandy, Beds, SG19 1DS

All cheques made payable to Sandy FC.

Thursday, 2nd April 2009
Sandy Reserves
Sandy A awarded three points

Sandy A had their result on 21st March 2009 against Riseley Sports Reserves overturned due to Riseley fielding 4 1st team players. The league only allows a team to field 3 players from a higher level team during a fixture. Hence Sandy were awarded a much needed three points to lift them up the table.

Monday, 30th March 2009
Presentation Evening date confirmed

This years club presentation evening will be held on Saturday 13th June 2009 at the Roundabout Club in Sandy.

The club hope to make the evening one to remember this year, and alongside the usual awards presentations there will be a three course meal as well as a disco, raffle and more.

Tickets are £20 and available from all managers and committee members.

No tickets will be sold after 15th May 2009.

Monday, 30th March 2009
Club Calendar - Volunteers needed

Calling all would be models at the club.

For the 2009/10 season Sandy football club would like to release a fun calendar to raise money for the club. Hence we would like some volunteers from each of the three teams to take part and take their chance to become local pin ups.

If you fancy taking part, please register your interest with either a member of the fund raising committee (Kevin Hallett, Doug & Dorothy Oakley, Kathy Knight, Steve Jakes, Colin Osborne) or with your team manager as soon as possible.

Further details will be available shortly.


Monday, 30th March 2009
Car Treasure Hunt

Ever fancied hunting for treasure in your car???

In fact some of you probably have at one time or another, in the hope of finding some money that may have dropped out of your pocket.

On May 24th 2009 the fund raising committee are hoping to run a car treasure hunt in the local area to raise money for the club. This is a chance for you and a car full of your mates to travel round the area finding and solving clues, which will eventually lead to the treasure.

Places are going fast so book soon. £5 per car.

for further information please contact Dorothy Oakley, Secretary Fundraising Committee 01767 226230

Monday, 30th March 2009
Parachute Jump - Volunteers needed

Are you crazy enough to throw yourself out of a plane to raise much needed money for the club, then why not give this a go?

We are currently trying to organise a parachute jump and need a minimum of ten volunteers. The more people that jump the cheaper it is. To participate you need to raise £200, £35 or which goes to the club and the rest to pay for the jump.

There is a 15 stone weight limit, and anyone with a medical condition or over the age of 40 needs to have a consent form signed by their doctor before being allowed to take part.

If you are interested and would like further details then please contact Dorothy Oakley, Secretary of the fundraising committee on 01767 226230

It is anticipated that jump day will take place in June 2009.

Sunday, 29th March 2009
Sandy 1st Team
Fastest Goal of the season

Kevin Fage returned to Sandy's line up against Kempston on Saturday 28th March 2009 and scored the quickest goal of the season so far, taking just 38 seconds to cap a wonderful team move.

Kevin finished off the move that started straight from kick off and saw Sandy retain possession and create the chance without Kempston even touching the ball. It was a move that brought back memories of the great Dutch side in the 1970's.

for the full match report please look visit the fixtures/results page on Sandy reserves website.

Thursday, 26th March 2009
Sandy Reserves
Manager achieves Level 2 FA Coaching Qualification

Daniel Bailey, manager of the Sandy A side recently completed his Level 2 FA coaching qualification. The club would like to congratulate Dan on achieving this qualification and hope that he can continue to deliver a high standard of coaching to Sandy Football club in the coming seasons.


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