2021/22 Pitch Square Sponsorship Scheme

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Following on from the huge success of the  pitch squares sponsorship in 2020/21 the development fund are now relaunching for season 2021/22 with a potential bonus to participants this season.

But firstly the BPA Development Fund would like to thank all sponsors for the 2020/21 season in which we managed to sell all squares.

The cost of a pitch squares for the 2021/22 season will remain at £10 a square.

However as an added incentive for this season when/if all squares are filled a monthly draw of £25 will take place until the end of the 2021/22 season.

To sign up please complete the below application form and return this to the details listed.

So let’s spread the word to fill these squares again ahead for the new season!!



𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐓𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐬 & 𝐖𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬 𝐍𝐨𝐰 𝐀𝐯𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐑𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐀𝐭 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐟𝐚𝐥𝐥

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Anyone wishing to commemorate the memory of a loved one or couple? Former fans or just family or friends even.

How about doing so by way of a good quality 6 seater picnic bench in the Fan Zone being created in front of the clubhouse, or a reel table in the new Horsfall Memorial Garden to the rear? If not, a commemorative wall plaque perhaps?

Several of each design of table are still available, and will be fitted with an engraved plaque, with an agreed choice of wording.

The wall plaques (6” x 2”) are to be displayed on a Wall of Remembrance in the Horsfall Memorial Garden and are now also available to order, again with agreed wording.

By doing so, you will also have supported the Development Fund, enabling further improvements and benefits to all fans and other users and the club itself.

The prices have been set to cover the cost of the tables and plaques, with a small donation to Bradford Park Avenue Development Fund also included. These donations will go towards future maintenance of the garden, including plants and flowers etc.


6 Str Picnic Table £200

Reel Table £45

Wall Plaque £25

Please email the Development Fund on bpadevtfund@gmail.com to place an order or enquire re further details. During the playing season, members can usually be found by asking in the clubhouse.



Bradford (Park Avenue) Development Fund – Fantasy Premier League End Of Season Update

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Thank you to the 26 managers who took part in our Fantasy Premier League game for 2020-21.  We raised £155 for the Development Fund.  Most importantly, we all had fun.

As reported in January, the runaway winner of the first half of the season was Jordan Tindall with his team, Melted Cheese FC.  The runner up was Lucy Denison with Tikka Mo Salah.

We had another runaway winner in the second half of the season.  This time it was Matt Ray with his team, Sliced Bread FC.  The lesson seems to be, think food when naming your team.  The runner up was Keith Bonney with Green llama.

As well as winning the second half of the season comfortably, Matt reached the tenth round of the cup.  A remarkable achievement.

So dominant were Matt and Jordan, they finished the season more than one hundred points ahead of our third-place finisher, Lucy Denison.   The winner of the 2020-21 Bradford (Park Avenue) Development Fund Fantasy Premier League, finishing a mere four points ahead of his rival is…

Jordan Tindall with Melted Cheese FC.

Congratulations Jordan.

No prizes.  Just bragging rights.

To find out who won our manager of the month competitions head over to the Development Fund section of the website.

We shall be running another Fantasy Premier League in 2021-22.  We hope you will join us.  If you are interested, contact Keith Bonney  keith.bonney@bpafc.com


BPA Development Fund – Fantasy Premier League

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Congratulations to Jordan Tindall on winning the BPA Development Fund Fantasy Premier League for the first half of the 2020/21 season.  Jordan’s team, Melted Cheese FC, scored a magnificent 1,248 points.

In second place came Lucy Denison with her team, Tikka Mo Salah, scoring 1,170 points.

Well done to both.  What do they win?  Bragging rights and the total respect of the 24 other managers in the league.

Off we go again.  We have reset the league for the second half of the season.  All managers’ scores have been returned to nil.  If you would like to play in the second half, now is the time to join.  Follow this link.


The league code is dm6m6p

You have until 4.30pm on 26 January to pick your team for FPL game-week 20.  Sorry for the short notice.  Things are unpredictable at every level of football just now.

You don’t have to pay anything to take part but we ask you to please make a one-off or regular donation to the Development Fund.  The fund’s bank details are

Sort 05 06 81

Account 33569976

Reference FPL

We shall announce the winner of the second half of the season and of the season as a whole on completion of game-week 38 which is scheduled to take place on 23 May.  Also, watch out for the manager of the month announcements on the Development Fund page of the website.

With Avenue’s season suspended, what better way could there be of having football fun and keeping in touch with the BPA community?

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Keith Bonney.  Keith’s email address is keith.bonney@bpafc.com


New Clubhouse Memorial Garden Takes Shape

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Despite Covid-19 keeping fans away from the Horsfall that hasn’t stopped ground improvements for when fans can safely return.

Thanks to the fantastic efforts from the Directors and supporters from West Bowling ARLFC and the support of Bradford Park Avenue volunteers, the new clubhouse memorial garden is starting to take shape. 

Through grants, donations from local businesses, donations from West Bowling and the BPA Development Fund as well as a donation in memory of long standing Avenue supporter Gilbert Fox. The memorial garden has gone from an overgrown, dark and unwelcoming place to a large open and useable space for supporters to sit and socialise (hopefully after a win on the pitch). The clubhouse also now has full disabled access directly from Cemetery Road.

There is still a bit more work to be done with leveling the space and adding new astroturf to the spot. It will then be ready to be furnished into a welcoming environment. 

All we need then is for the end of Covid-19 so supporters can enjoy using the new space.


Updates From The Development Fund

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Paddy Kenny autobiography ‘The Gloves are off’.The DF have secured 20 x signed copies of the autobiography which they hope to have on sale from Tuesday, obviously there will be some mention of Paddy’s short stay at Avenue within the book which is priced at £16.99 (the DF will make a profit from this).

Any Avenue supporters who wish to have a copy reserved are asked to contact Dave Stordy either by telephone 01274-512989 or email davestordy@hotmail.co.uk. Dave will contact you with instructions for payment and delivery.

Unfortunately due to the on-going Covid problems the annual sportsmans dinner at the Midland has again had to be pushed back, the new date is now Friday 26 March 2021, hopefully we will see us back to some normality by then to allow this event to take place.


Bradford (Park Avenue) Development Fund Fantasy Premier League

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Thank you to everybody who took part in the Development Fund’s Fantasy Premier League trial recently. It all kicked off in June when the Premier League restarted. The top places changed hands several times over the course of the short season. The eventual winner was Daniel Ambler with his team Fenerbackache and the runner-up was Tim Parker with his team Expected Toulouse. Congratulations to both. No prizes. Just bragging rights.

We all had a great time. We might kid ourselves we know what we are doing but there is an awful lot of luck involved.

We shall be running a new league for the 2020/21 season. If you fancy yourself as the next Jurgen or Pep or if you just want some football fun, do join us. Everyone is welcome. Tell your friends. The more the merrier. To register your interest, please send an email to Keith Bonney. Keith’s address is keith.bonney@bpafc.com

If you are wondering what Fantasy Premier League is, don’t worry, we have all the answers. To take part you just need a device with access to the Internet.

The 2020/21 season starts on 12 September 2020. Make sure you are there.

We thank the Eckerslike brothers, Willy and Woody, for taking time out of their ‘ectic schedules to attend the photoshoot. They are looking forward to taking part in our 2020/21 competition.


Development Fund Programme Sales

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Since the lockdown the Development Fund have been busy sorting out old programmes from the programme shop and putting them up for sale on eBay with great success. To date we have raised £3.5k from sales for the Development Fund.

More recently Avenue fan Kevin Haley on hearing of this initiative donated several hundred programmes (but not his Avenue collection) which have helped with the above figure, if any other fans are thinking of having a clear out Dave Stordy will gladly take them off your hands, he can be contacted by phone 01274-512989 or email davestordy@hotmail.co.uk.


Generous donation from the development fund see club make significant investment in GPS player trackers

The club have been able to take a major step forward with their players thanks to the generous donation from the Development Fund Committee. The state of the art Playertek GPS tracking system supplied by market leader Catapult will see the 1st team and the academy using the system next season. This will be the first time that the club will have used and owned their own GPS system.

The Playertek system will allow the managers, coaches and physio teams at the club to measure and monitor player performance in games and also in practice during the week.  Working closely with Catapult it will enable us to personalise training plans to optimise match performance and keep fatigue injuries to a minimum. This could prove crucial come the run in to the season and over the busy Christmas schedules. Whilst it remains to be seen if that is relevant this year the equipment has a life span of four years+

From Left to Right – Pete Sowden, Lewis Knight, Danny Boshell, Issac Marriott, Dave Stordy

Dave Stordy – Development Fund

The Development Fund are delighted to assist with the purchase of the Playertek GPS tracking system, this will not only help with player performances next season but for several seasons which will hopefully help the club unearth some youth players both from signings and our own academy. Watch out for further investments from the Development Fund as we aim to support, with your help, the club in these difficult times’

Martin Knight – Director Of Football

‘After a few discussions with the committee about the future of the club and how the development fund can support these aims, I was delighted when they agreed and approved my request for them to fund completely our purchase of the Catapult Playertek system. It is a major step forward for us on the playing side, bringing us up to EFL technological standards and, we hope, in the long term development the club. It will help us on the field in match day performances and off the field in player recruitment, development and re-sale. We look forward to working with the development fund on other long term capital investments for the club and I would like to take this opportunity to say many heartfelt thanks to them for this major investment’

Tally Clayton – Head Physio

It is a fantastic opportunity for the club to be able to take full advantage of the Playertek equipment. Playertek provides us with data on player loading. Load is a key measure in training and performance as well as being able to help in the prevention of injury. Overall the data can assist us at Park Avenue to keep players fitter and optimise performance come match day’


If you want to help support the fund raising efforts of The Development Fund, why not get involved in our player sponsorship scheme. It costs just £60 to sponsor a player either home or away. Any player already signed for the club for next season can be sponsored by clicking here and filling out the player sponsorship form.


Bradford (Park Avenue) Sportsman Dinner Postponed

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Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic the Bradford (Park Avenue) Development Fund have all agreed to postpone the upcoming sportsman’s dinner.

The dinner which was originally to be held Friday 27th March will now go ahead Friday 9th October. The decision to postponed the event hasn’t been taken lightly but public health and safety has to come first.

Anyone who has purchased a ticket can use this at the rearranged event. Alternatively if you would like a refund please contact Dave Stordy on 01274 512989 or davestordy@hotmail.co.uk