Long Crendon FC Complete the Treble!

It's been a great year for Long Crendon FC
It's been a great year for Long Crendon FC

Long Crendon FC have topped off a fantastic year securing the Oving Cup, The Berks and Bucks County cup and the Hellenic League Division 2 title.

Long Crendon FC currently are ground sharing with Oxford Football Club.

Vice Chairman of the club Gerald Reilly: "The club have grown steadily over the last five years adding a Second team and have had five promotions and won cups and trophies in this time.

"However this year with Gerald moving away from Management into Vice chairman position Ryan Davis has pushed the team to the best season in Crendon History.

"It was beyond our wildest expectations to be crowned League Champions in a prestigious league , best County team in the Berks and Bucks county cup and finish it off winning the Oving Cup, what a season it has been!"

Gerald explained, to see these players grow and become highly efficient as a team in this level of football has been a Joy to watch and be involved with.

He said: "The Move to Oxford City this season has really helped with the style of our play, it played a big part of our Success but this would not have been possible without the help of our sponsors MA Assist, Daf Trucks and P & S Property Solutions among others."

The club was involved in the 'Hellenic Ground hop event' which attracted over 300 people but did not secure the result Crendon wanted, drawing 0-0 against Yateley fc.

However this did not stop the end result of Crendon as they secured the treble, first wining the Berks and Bucks County Cup against Buckingham Athletic 3-0, followed by the Oving cup, beating Great Horwood 4-0 and then finally securing the Hellenic League Div 2 Title beating Second place Langley FC 4-0.

Gerald said on the players: "All the players are an average age of 24 years old, the majority are Crendon born players plus local Aylesbury/Thame and surrounding villages.

"They are highly technical players with a real will to do well for the club and each other , and a Manager in Ryan who always has the team and the club at heart."

The Second team also had a successful year and finished their Oxford Senior League campaign in a very respectful fourth place position.

Both teams have exceeded expectations this season and will be hoping to have more success next season.

Talking of what's next for the club, Gerald said: "Big Plans for next season as we want to enhance our Sponsorship to help our push in Step 6 Division 1 Hellenic League football. We also want to promote the Second team in Step 7 Hellenic League Season 2019/20.

"Exciting Plans already started for preseason to start a Crendon Women's Team with first taster training session for new players 22nd May 2019 6.45 pm at Crendon recreation ground.

"Gerald explained more plans are being discussed to affiliate with the youth section so the club will hopefully be around 450 strong by the start of next season if talks are successful.

"We will be looking to add players to all the Mens/Ladies teams for next season and also want to talk to interested companies wanting to sponsor our local teams.
If this is of interest please email admin@longcrendonfc.co.uk"

"Long Crendon Ladies Team poster will be placed on social media and local press this week and we will be holding taster sessions on training
over the next three weeks."

If you are interested in playing for either the Men's or Ladies team then contact admin@longcrendonfc.co.uk