Match Postponed: Bradford (Park Avenue) Vs Kettering Town

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Following incessant rain over the past few days and, in the light of the weather warnings issued today and tomorrow, the League sanctioned a Friday pitch inspection.

Following that pitch inspection by a local referee and bearing in mind the distance that our opponents Kettering will have to travel, an early decision has been made to call off tomorrow’s game.

Details of a re-arranged date will be released asap but the Kings Lynn game postponed last weekend has now been re-arranged for Tuesday 10th March 2020 KO 7.45pm

Match Postponed: Bradford Bulls Vs Castleford Tigers

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Tonight’s Reserves fixture between Bradford Bulls v Castleford Tigers has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

After an inspection by Bradford (Park Avenue) club officials this morning and afternoon the pitch was judged unplayable.

Not only is the pitch waterlogged but the terracing and the stand has water running down the steps making it unsafe for spectators.

The fixture will now take place at the Horsfall Stadium, next Wednesday evening KO 7:30pm.

As always player and spectator safety is paramount in these decisions.

Bulls reserve and junior teams to play at Horsfall Stadium

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We are proud to announce that Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC will be hosting several Bradford Bulls, Reserves, under 18s and Scholarship fixtures at the Horsfall Stadium.

This will be a short-term period from February through till the end of April, when our exciting stadium redevelopment begins with the installation of our 3G pitch.

The first Bradford Bulls fixture is this Thursday 20th February Bradford Bulls v Castleford Tigers KO 8pm.

We hope to see as many supporters of both clubs come along and enjoy this fixture, moving forward with our partnership with West Bowling ARLFC we will see much more football/rugby league and athletics played at our new sports hub facilities in the not too distant future.


Avenue and Bulls season ticket holders £2
Adults £5
Concessions £2
Juniors free (Under 16’s accompanied by an adult)

Gates will open at 6:30pm with bar and concessions available. Access to the stadium car park is via Cemetery Road. Parts of Cemetery Road and Park Road will be coned off for the convenience of local residents.

Liam Hughes Departs Avenue

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Liam Hughes has left Bradford (Park Avenue) for Frickley Athletic on dual registration.

Hughes, who has had spells at Cambridge United and Inverness in the past, made 20 appearances in all competitions for Bradford this term, netting on two occasions last time out against Gloucester City and at York City on New Year’s Day.

Vanarama National League North – January Awards

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Phil Parkinson (Altrincham)

If there’s one thing a manager can do to keep people happy it’s to make sure your regulars are looked after.

Altrincham have a home record many will envy – and the home fans haven’t seen a defeat since the opening day of the season.
Throw that in with a January to remember and it’s a great time to be a Robins fan right now.

Last month started with a well-earned 2-1 win over tricky Curzon Ashton, and the side quickly followed that up with three points at Leamington.
They then saw off Blyth Spartans before a good point against Guiseley. They couldn’t get the better of Gateshead but ended the month with two hardworking 2-0 wins against Bradford PA and Kettering Town.

They are playing the type of football ever fan craves as the boss they call Parky (right) continues to push the club on.

With 50 goals to their name already, you can’t rule out Altrincham this season.


Josh Hancock (Altrincham)

It was double January joy for Altrincham as they swept up with two awards.

Not only did Phil Parkinson take the top boss accolade, but his attacking midfielder grabbed glory after his goals as well.

Josh Hancock is the month’s top National League North performer thanks to four weeks to remember.

The Robins deadly finisher has been in fine form and found the back of the net in now fewer than five matches as he helped fire the club into the play-offs. He was prolific and hit the target against Curzon Ashton, Leamington, Blyth Spartans, Bradford PA and Kettering Town. But it’s not just his goals that have grabbed the fans’ attention this season.

Unfortunately, Josh was not available to receive his award at the time of announcement.


Glen Maddison and Dick Creasey (Boston United)

Glen Maddison and Dick Creasey have won Volunteer of the Month for Boston United in the National League North.

Glen and Dick have held a variety of roles at the club over the years, including managing the club’s reserve team.

They have established themselves as a vital part of the club’s matchday experience, now specialising in hospitality.

In their second season in the role, the duo have helped the Pilgrims develop the Club 85 offering which has seen hospitality numbers treble at times this season.

With manager Craig Elliott masterminding performances on the pitch, plus Glen and Dick providing a great service off it, there’s certainly an award-winning showing every fortnight at York Street!

Message From Club Owner Gareth Roberts

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Dear BPA fans,

Tonight I look forward to meeting many of you at our fans forum. I will be introducing Mark Leadbeater as our full-time Stadium Operations Manager, and Colin Wilson our Director of Development, who some if you might have noticed hanging around the club recently but he has actually been doing a great job of helping us secure a stadium worthy of playing great football. As I mentioned over the new year we are planning improvements to the stadium including a new surface and hospitality. We have been working with the West Bowling rugby league teams to have them base out of Horsfall as a major partner which will help everyone to support the cost of running the stadium and they are also applying for eligible grant funding to underwrite some of the improvements.

We shall know by 26 March whether the project will be definitely going ahead, and indications are good so far. If the project goes ahead we expect it to start work in early May and be finished by August. At this point we are very confident that it will and assuming that it will, then our priorities next year will be to increase our match day revenues and Increase the size of our Academy.

With a 3G pitch available during the day our Academy students are going to enjoy studying and playing at Horsfall. We hope to increase the size of the Academy over the next few years which will provide not only a great experience for them but will provide a source of young players that will knock on the door of the first team. Perhaps we will gain some new supporters alongside them.

I plan to attend the match tomorrow and usually the team loses when I do that!! But I think our luck is going to change and perhaps I can start to be a lucky charm when I do visit the Horsfall.

Up the Avenue.

Gareth Roberts.

Fans Forum With Club Owner Gareth Roberts

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The club’s owner Gareth Roberts will be in Bradford this coming weekend and would like to invite supporters to a forum this Friday.

The forum will provide supporters with an update on the latest developments at the club and the floor will be open for questions.

The event will be held in the club house, Starting at 7pm on the 7th of February. The bar will be open from 6:30pm.

Under 19’s In Action Tonight At The Horsfall Stadium

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The Bradford (Park Avenue) U19’s will be in action tonight against Scarborough at the Horsfall Stadium.

Kick off is at 19:45 with entry costing £3 for Adults and £1 for Under 16’s.

The clubhouse and bar will be open for supporters with warm refreshments available.