Aylesbury United announce groundshare with Thame for the next two seasons

The ASM Stadium, Thame
The ASM Stadium, Thame

Aylesbury United have this morning signed an agreement with Thame Football Partnership to play their home fixtures for the next two seasons at the ASM Stadium.

The Ducks, who have been without a permanent home since 2006 after being evicted from their ground in Buckingham Road, will play all first-team fixtures for the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons at the ASM, home of the Hellenic Football League Premier Division club and near neighours Thame United.

The old Aylesbury United ground in Buckingham Road

The old Aylesbury United ground in Buckingham Road

United, who play in the Evo-Stik Southern League Division One Central, previously played at Chesham United’s ground and currently play matches at Bell Close in Leighton Buzzard, home of Leighton Town.

Thame Football Partnership chairman Neal Garnett said: “We are delighted to announce this agreement.

“In the past Thame United played at Aylesbury United’s Buckingham Road ground and we are pleased to be able to reciprocate.”

Thame played matches at United’s old Buckingham Road ground during the 2005/06 season after the Oxfordshire side were evicted from their Windmill Road ground after running into financial trouble.

The two clubs also have a history of sharing players and managers with current Ducks boss Tony Joyce a former player and manager at Thame.

Former players who have also featured for both clubs include Jefferson Louis, currently at Wealdstone, Roni Joe and former Arsenal trainee Nando Perna.