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Penn Maintain Status With Ground Share Deal - 30 March

Penn & Tylers Green FC have agreed a ground share agreement with Amersham Town FC for the 2018/19 season which will maintain their step 6 status in the Uhlsport Hellenic League.

Faced with relegation due to the lack of floodlights at their French School Meadows ground, the club were faced with the prospect of relegation to step 7 in spite of their current league position.

tony hurst penn tylers hellenic league footballThe club have invested heavily over the last three seasons, spending over £200,000 to install a new pitch, stand and perimeter fencing but fell short due to the refusal of their recent planning application for floodlights by Chiltern District Council, which could have proved to be a crushing blow to the future of the Football club.

Chairman, Tony Hurst (pictured) said “We are delighted with the deal we have arranged with our local neighbours Amersham Town and would like to thank them for their support in arranging everything in a very short period of time. By signing this deal we have secured our immediate future at this level whilst we continue our appeal against the recent planning application refusal. We are still bitterly disappointed that the club received no support from the Penn Residents Society, Parish Council or our two local district councillors who opposed the application and chose to support the minority view in the local community. They have forced us to move away from our home of 100 years, added thousands of pounds of additional cost into our budget and threatened the future of a recreational facility at the very heart of our community.”


Penn & Tylers Floodlight Application Rejected - 28 February

All at Penn & Tylers Green were left deflated and dejected last Thursday night as Chiltern District Council’s planning committee rejected their application for floodlights.

The application was turned down because of the perceived damage the floodlights would do to a few historical cottages along Elm Road which backs onto the football ground. The committee did not take any notice of the restrictions proposed by the Football Club to limit usage to 5% (nine hours) of total hours in any given week.

Outraged Chairman Tony Hurst commented: “This is the first such meeting I have ever been to and my first impression is one of a perceived pre-determined decision made by certain councillors before the meeting even commenced. An example of this was one councillor, who lives three doors down from the football club and is vice chairman of the committee, who declared an interest before the meeting, then actually voted against the application. Legally, and we are looking into this point, he is probably entitled to do that. However, we believe the moral, just and proper decision of this councillor should have been to abstain from the vote. He chose to take the unscrupulous decision to vote and in effect his vote won the day as the vote was all even at three all but back it went to the chairman for the casting vote and he could not have been quicker in “slamming down the hammer” to reject our application”.

We would like to publicly thank the three councillors who rallied to our cause but have nothing but contempt for the utterly biased and insulting input from some councillors and planners and we also question our Parish Council and Residents Society’s fitness for purpose, who, despite representing a minority viewpoint in the local community, also chose, without any mandate, to speak against us at the meeting, which included many falsehoods and misleading comments in parts of their respective presentations.

In conclusion, we will take our case, in the light of this very flimsy reason for refusal, and appeal to the Secretary of State and we have already set the wheels in motion to do this.

We have been overwhelmed by the level of support we have received from local papers, local radio and the footballing community as a whole and would ask for your continued support in lobbying on whatever social media is appropriate to assist us in our quest for justice and a reversal of this farcical and short-sighted decision imposed on our Football Club.

I would like to personally and humbly thank those who have sent messages already as they have been a source of immense reassurance for us and I thank you all in advance for any further support forthcoming. Please, please keep it coming.”

Tony Hurst
Penn & Tylers Green FC


Defibrillator Access - 1 February

defribillator at pennPenn & Tylers Green FC in conjunction with Penn & Tylers Green Sports and Social Club have relocated the defibrillator onto the outside club house wall so that it is publicly accessible in case of an emergency.

Penn Secretary Andreas Latta explains. "This has been made possible with the purchase of a cabinet from AEDdonate with a donation received from proceeds of the annual Penn & Tylers Green Sports & Social Club Beer Festival."

"The defibrillator was initially purchased from the British Heart Foundation via a discount scheme in conjunction with the Uhlsport Hellenic League. "

"The battery and pads have been replaced this month and it is all up and running. Although now readily accessible in case of an emergency, we hope that the defibrillator is never needed."

'Hot' Curry Night - 9 December

Penn & Tylers Green annual Curry Evening for Managers, Coach's and Committee Members was yet another success.

The turnout was excellent with coaches and managers from all age groups (Under 5s to First Team, boys’ and girls’ sections) represented. This annual event is very popular and a good source for exchanging expert advice on football matters. It also helps integration for all sections into the football club. The food supplied by Tin Kitchen was excellent. Everyone enjoyed the evening and we are already looking forward to the next one.


alex sethi penn hellenic arm operationOn The Mend - 24 September

Penn & Tylers player Alex Sethi out and about again, after being injured and hospitalised following the club's County Cup game last weekend.

Penn secretary Andreas Latta advises. "Alex fractured his arm in the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy game against Risborough Rangers seven days ago. After a night at Stoke Mandeville Hospital he was sent home only to return for some surgery and “metal work” during the week. Alex is keen to be ready for action again by November. We all keep our fingers crossed."


Chicken Run? - 27 August

chickens at pennThere was an unusual pitch invasion during the game versus Milton United at French School Meadow Saturday afternoon; chicken.

Penn secretary Andreas Latta (He’s the one wearing a cap in the image) explains. “The chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) is a type of domesticated fowl, a subspecies of the red jungle fowl. It is one of the most common and widespread domestic animals, with a total population of more than 19 billion as of 2011. Humans keep chickens primarily as a source of food, consuming both their meat and their eggs. But the humans who own these two specimens (one of the neighbours next to French School Meadow) did not realise that they had escaped from their garden.”

“Well, as nice as they were, it was nevertheless an unusual matter to deal with today and we had their company all afternoon. They seemed to feel a special attachment to our Chairman; not sure if they got on that well with the Secretary.”

“They just about kept away from the pitch but they did not even buy a programme let alone pay the entry fee. We do not want to over-egg the pudding with this story but we could not chicken out of it either.”


casey bocarro giovani sepede penn tylers hellenic footballBetter Late Than Never - 15 July

Penn & Tylers Young Player of the Year, Casey Bocarro, finally received his well-earned reward before a recent training session.

As Casey could not make it to the annual Award Evening the well-earned trophy was at last presented to him by Joint Manager Giovanni Sepede.

Casey was a regular member of the squad which defended the Uhlsport Hellenic League - Division One (East) title last season.


penn tylers training 7 july 17Preparing For First Pre-Season Game - 7 July

On a very hot July evening the senior players of Division One East Penn & Tylers Green assembled at French School Meadow for their second training session of the new season.

Lots of fitness training under the watchful eyes of the managers and coaches.

The pre-season programme will continue as scheduled with the first pre-season friendly taking place at home tomorrow, 8 July, against Marlow FC 2pm Kick Off .

Penn Training Start Date - 27 June

It feels like last season has only just finished and here we are again, looking forward to season 2017/2018.

Manager Giovanni Sepede has announced that Penn & Tylers Green start Senior pre-season training this Saturday, 1st July 2017 midday at the club, French School Meadow, Elm Road, Penn, Buckinghamshire, HP10 8LF.

Training will then be every Tuesday & Thursday at 7:00 pm at the same venue until further notice. These first training sessions are initially also open to First Team-, Reserve Team- and Youth Team players.


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