Aylesbury United and Aylesbury Town have officially announced their merger after the move was ‘passed unanimously’ at Town’s AGM last week.
The merger means all teams from the senior level through to the junior teams will be competing as Aylesbury United.
A spokesman for the Ducks said: “We are delighted with the forging of our clubs into one and believe it can only enhance the philosophy of both clubs to promote the ethos of giving all local boys and girls the opportunity to reach their full potential in football.
“Over the past few years Aylesbury United have gone through some major changes in fortune but have never lost faith in our main challenge to return to playing back in Aylesbury, this merger brings this closer as we will now have a presence back in the town through our Junior and Youth sides.”
The club also believe the merger means they truly offer ‘football for all’.
“With teams at senior level (both men and ladies). Youth at boys and girls, Under 8’s to Under 16’s, our Townies and our commitment to disabled children we truly believe we can provide ‘Football for all’,” a spokesman added.
The club will now have three sections namely Aylesbury United Juniors (up to 16). Aylesbury United Youth (up to 18) and Aylesbury United Seniors which also encompass the disability section and the women’s section.
Following the confirmation of Aylesbury United’s merger with Aylesbury Town (see page 111) the women’s section at the Ducks has been restructured. Manager for the last eight years, Andy Foster, is to ‘move upstairs’ to take up the more administrative role of director of football. Phoenix boss Mark Rogers will be taking over as manager with the responsibility for coaching and team affairs and will be ably assisted by Beth Harris, Twinkle Dean, Sarah Gerrard, Suzi Devanney and Matty Rogers who have all agreed to continue working within the new group.
Pre-season training resumed with an open session on Thursday. Anyone interested in joing the club should call Mark on 07719 389032 for more info.