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We can today confirm that Goalkeeper Tom Scott & Midfielder Ted Lavelle have both agreed to extend their loans til the end of the 2023/24 season.

We’d like to thank FC Halifax Town for their help in getting this deal over the line.

We can also confirm the departure of Oli Johnson, after a mutual agreement late last week.

Oli has been a stalwart at the Club over the last 7 seasons, and we’d like to put on record our thanks for his incredible effort in Green & White.


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It’s a huge one this weekend #BradfordParkAve fans, as we host FC United of Manchester on Saturday 13th January, followed by Marine AFC on Monday 15th January. Get to the Horsfall and get behind the club! 

🆚 @FCUnitedMcr

🕒 Sat 13th Jan, 3PM KO

🆚 @MarineAFC

🕒 Mon 15th Jan, 7:45PM KO

🏟️ Horsfall Community Stadium, BD6 2NG.

We are also looking forward to inviting you all to the Horsfall on Friday 12th Jan, where we will be hosting an open Q&A with First Team Head Coach Danny Whitaker & Sporting Director Thomas McStravick.

It will be held in the Clubhouse and starts at 6pm. See you there!

@PitchingIn_ @NorthernPremLge

#UTA #GreenArmy #Bradford #Avenue 


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We can confirm the loan signing of Defender Ethen Vaughan on a 1 month deal with the Club, joining from Bootle.

Vaughan joins with recent experience at Marske, Guiseley and Farsley, but started his career with Norwich.

He made appearances in the FA Youth Cup, EFL Trophy, and u18s Premier League, before moving to u21s level with Norwich, and later joining Burnley in August 2021.

While at Burnley, he gained loan experience out with Farsley Celtic in the 2022 season, and later transferred to Guiseley. In 2022 he joined Marske United, but left in August 2023, joining Bootle.

So far for Bootle, Vaughan has made 10 appearances, scoring once.

Ethen is available for selection in todays New Years Day Derby! Get to the Horsfall for a 3pm Kick Off! Team news on socials at 2:15pm.


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We can today confirm the loan signing of Justin Iwobi from FC Halifax Town, on a 1 month deal with the Club.

Justin has spent most of his career with Stoke, making 8 appearances last season for their u18s, driving them to a fifth place finish in the u18 Premier League.

The young forward also appeared in the FA Youth Cup for Stoke, coming on against Burton Albion’s u18s in the third round. He has also played on loan for Gainsborough Trinity earlier this season.

Justin is available for selection in today’s New Years Day Derby at the Horsfall Community Stadium. Team news on socials around 2:15pm.

Gareth’s New Years Message

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I would like to wish a Happy New Year to the Avenue family. 

2023 was a very tough year for our first team but 2024 should be much better. At least our club is still financially viable unlike many other clubs in the country.  It is strange that the UK allows the Premier league to spend huge amounts of money and fill the TV screens with games every day of the week while non-league clubs get absolutely no support for their community activities. 

Despite this lack of support we soldier on. We have promoted Thomas and Calum to positions where they can take on more responsibility and we have hired Danny as a full time Head Coach which is a big step forward for us. Here’s to a good 2024.

As always we are grateful for our supporters and volunteers but particularly Neil, Ben and the Development committee. We are always in need of help around the club and would be delighted to hear from anyone whose New Years resolution is to volunteer for a worthy cause.

Best of luck today to Danny and the lads!