Chairman of the Council backs Stratford Town FC for promotion

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Published on 28 July 2021
Archived on 28 August 2021


The new football season is just weeks away and the Chairman of Stratford-on-Avon District Council, Councillor Edward Fitter, visited Stratford Town FC for their pre-season friendly vs Yeovil Town.

Cllr Edward Fitter, Chairman at Stratford FC Stratford Town FC are competing in the Southern Football Premier League Division and have come close to promotion in recent seasons. The football league structure means they are only 6 levels below the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool in the Premier League.

Stratford Town FC operates a number of teams for men, women, boys and girls and is home to the Stratford Town Football Academy, a programme that combines football and education for young people.

Councillor Edward Fitter said: "As a big football fan, it was great to meet with club Chairman Jed McCrory, manager Paul Davis and the players. The fixture against the professional side Yeovil Town was the most competitive friendly I have ever seen. There are some real talented players at Stratford Town FC and they evenly matched Yeovil. I think Stratford Town are looking good and I am backing them to get promoted this season."

Club Chairman Jed McCrory said: "We are a community based football club and I am proud to support our Academy which gives an education to pupils who struggle in the traditional setting. Giving young people the opportunity to learn and gain qualifications whilst playing football is really important to me. We are an ambitious club and Cllr Edward Fitter is right to think we can be promoted."


Contact details

Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire,
CV37 6HX
Tel: 01789 267575

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Last updated on 28/07/2021