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Mac McLeman RIP - 16 February

Carterton were saddened to learn that club stalwart Mac McLeman had passed away this week.

Mac first joined the club in 1989, and became a hard working committee member. He went on to manage boys teams at the club and eventually moved onwards into men’s football having tremendous success with running the Carterton Town A side in the Witney and District Men’s League picking up many trophies with his excellent side.

Mac also ran the clubs discos which brought a great deal of funds into the club. He also organised many trips to the races with Gary Brown which continue to this day.

 

dave morrison carterton football clubMorrison At The Carterton Helm - 2 February

Since taking over from Tom Amer on January 1st 2018, and now the dust has settled a bit here at Carterton FC, I thought it would be appropriate to give a small introduction about myself and how being in this position has come about.

I joined Carterton around April last year with Rob Broadbank as part of the 1st team re-formation. It was agreed that we would be self-sufficient and provide our own funding and admin duties. We joined from Highworth Town where we had been for 5 years. Football is my passion and that has grown even further with my time at Carterton. Relationships at the club have grown and developed quickly with all the people involved.

The Club has seen turbulent times over the past few years but Tom and his team have turned that around to enable it to enter a new phase that of growth and development within and with the local community. I was approached and asked if I would be prepared to take on this responsibility in November last year. After a lot of thought and consideration I decided that I would be able to offer the Club some direction. I do bring with me 30 years of experience of being in senior management positions within a large company, which include managing very large budgets, company strategies and a significant workforce.

Of course the biggest factor is the passion of the people at the Club and their desire for success within every part of it. Within the short space of time as The Chairman we have written a full constitution and management system, developed a manager’s handbook for clarity throughout, structured the new committee and are working on getting FA Charter Standard status back. The pathway will be progressive and not overnight but bridge building with the local community and council is high on the agenda. The objective we have is:

To provide the fullest opportunity for anyone wishing to play football in and around Carterton to participate in association football, and to provide a safe and enjoyable learning environment to maximise opportunity and potential.  The Club shall promote social and community activities in furtherance of this object.


Dave Morrison
Chairman Carterton FC

 

Carterton May Tournament - 23 January

Carterton FC will hold a Summer Youth Tournament for both Boys and Girls over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

Open for both boys and girls teams from u7 age group through to under 16, it will start on the evening of Friday 25 May continuing through to Sunday 27.

For more details and a booking form access www.cartertonfc.com.

 

Chairman Starts Tenure At Carterton - 2 January

carterton FC rob broadbank nick truman dave morrison january 2018With the New Year comes a new Chairman at Carterton FC. Dave Morrison took over the helm from January 1.

The previous encumbent Tom Amer will take a back step but still remain involved after turning the clubs fortunes around over the time he has been there and created a level of stability around it.

Tom commented “It’s time for someone to grow the club now. After many discussions, I decided along with my colleagues that Dave who has come into Carterton as part of the first team management set up with Rob Broadbank would be ideal”. 

The new Chairman will form his committee and set about the next era with immediate effect. Dave said “I would like to thank Tom for this opportunity and considering myself as a replacement. I would also like to thank him for his own personal time and commitment that he has put into the club. After a lot of thought and discussions I decided that it would be a great opportunity to move the club forward to the next level. I have met with most of the people involved at the club and welcome their ongoing support for us to grow together”

 

Tom Amer Steps Down At Carterton - 25 December 

Carterton advise that chairman Tom Amer is stepping down from the position at the Uhlsport Hellenic League Division Two West club.

Tom Amer comments. "After 5 challenging, hard working, humbling, enjoyable & most of all rewarding years. My time as chairman of the amazing Carterton Football Club is coming to an end. I’ve made life long friendships and I’m so, so proud that through it all Nick Truman, Glynn Yates & I have not falling out once.  I’m delighted what we’ve achieved making many new friends along the way. Not only saving but vastly improving an incredible community club." 

"My motivation, to prove that the Kilkenny Lane facility is not a “ball & chain around the clubs neck” but a vital asset.  I’d like to thank the small team of volunteers who have made this all possible. Thank you seems not enough.  Thank you to those of you who have supported us and to my replacement Dave [surname not provided] his energy & ideas mean an exciting future for our club" 

"Most of all I’d like to thank my amazing wife and beautiful son & daughter, your time patience and support have been everything & meant everything. Together we take our new, exciting journey. "
Tom 

Vice Chairman Nick Truman says the New Chairman will take over on New Years Day! 

 

ted luska carterton football clubTed Luska RIP - 31 October

It is with great sadness that Carterton Football Club inform the loss of Ted Luska, one of Carterton's longest serving members

Ted Luska's funeral service will be held at St Joseph's Church, Arkell Avenue, Carterton, OX18 3BS on Monday 6th November at 11.30am. Followed by a private burial.

Please come along to Carterton Football Club afterwords to celebrate Ted's life.

 

 

Carterton Pre-Season Training - 8 June

Carterton’s pre-season training commences 6:30 pm Monday 26 June at the Kilkenny Lane ground.

"The new management team of Rob Broadbank and David Morrison, previously managers of Highworth Town Reserves have made a great impression since joining CFC", said chairman Tom Amer. "Its been so, so refreshing having men with a real “club ethos” join us. Rob & Dave have been a breath of fresh air, their willingness to work with our youth players, youth managers and to get stuck in to everyday club life/chores/fund raising has been amazing. We all thank them and wish them well for our journey ahead."

 

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