CONNOR SHANKS RETURNS TO BRADFORD!

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We can today confirm the signing of Connor Shanks, who has agreed terms on a new deal until the end of the 24/25 season.

Shanksy previously played in Green & White last season while here on loan from Spennymoor Town, making 9 appearances and scoring once. 

He was born in Halifax, and came through the ranks at Huddersfield Town before joining Bradford City’s Academy in 2017.

He made his senior debut in the EFL Trophy for the Bantams in September 2017, before returning to the Terriers after his contract ended. 

While at Spennymoor Shanks made 10 appearances, scoring off the bench against Darlington and a last-gasp equaliser vs Scarborough.

First Team Head Coach Danny Whitaker had this to say;

“Another superb signing, we all know Connor from his loan spell with us, he’ll add another dimension to our midfield with his energetic runs and clever play, 

“I believe he’s got a lot more levels to progress too which is exciting for us as a club and he’s got the hunger to succeed which is what we’ll need within the group as a whole.”

In case you missed it, we have released our 2024/25 season tickets! 

From May 13th to June 30th, supporters have the opportunity to secure your place at our early bird prices:

Adults (21+): £125

Concessions (65+): £110

Students & (16-20): £45

Youth (12-17): £30

Under 12s: £5

EARLY BIRD PRICE PER GAME: Adults: £6.57, Concessions: £5.79, Students & 16-20s: £2.37, Youth: £1.58, u12s: 26p.

PURCHASE HERE https://bpafc.com/product-category/season-tickets/

Regular Prices (From June 30th Onwards):

Adults (21+): £140

Concessions (65+): £120

Students & 16-20s : £55

Youth (12-17): £40

Under 12s: £10

REGULAR PRICE PER GAME: Adults: £7.36, Concessions: £6.31, Students & 16-20s: £2.89, Youth: £2.11, u12s: 53p.

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OLI NORMAN JOINS THE GREEN ARMY! 

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We can today confirm the signing of Oli Norman, who joins the Club on a deal until the end of the 24/25 season. 

Oli has previously been on the books at Bradford City, and has also spent time at Stocksbridge Park Steels, Harrogate Railway, Tadcaster Albion.

At Tadcaster, Oli finished the 23/24 season as their top goalscorer, claiming 25 goals throughout the campaign

As a youth he also featured for both Bradford City’s u18s, and Leeds United Youth team. 

On the signing, Danny Whitaker had this to say;

“Brilliant to get Oli signed, he’s a player who we’ve scouted thoroughly since I’ve come in.

“He’s got lots of hunger to progress having come up through the academy system but has then gone and got men’s football from an early age.

“I truly believe we can help him progress and the quality he’ll add is very important also.”

In case you missed it, we have released our 2024/25 season tickets! 

From May 13th to June 30th, supporters have the opportunity to secure your place at our early bird prices:

Adults (21+): £125

Concessions (65+): £110

Students & (16-20): £45

Youth (12-17): £30

Under 12s: £5

EARLY BIRD PRICE PER GAME: Adults: £6.57, Concessions: £5.79, Students & 16-20s: £2.37, Youth: £1.58, u12s: 26p.

PURCHASE HERE https://bpafc.com/product-category/season-tickets/

Regular Prices (From June 30th Onwards):

Adults (21+): £140

Concessions (65+): £120

Students & 16-20s : £55

Youth (12-17): £40

Under 12s: £10

REGULAR PRICE PER GAME: Adults: £7.36, Concessions: £6.31, Students & 16-20s: £2.89, Youth: £2.11, u12s: 53p.

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PADDY SYKES IS LATEST TO SIGN ON FOR AVENUE’S 24/25 SEASON

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We can today confirm the signing of Paddy Sykes, who joins us on a deal until the end of the 24/25 season. 

Paddy is a known goalscorer in Bradford, having previously played for Campion, where he made a total of 134 appearances and scored 67 goals. 

He also has extensive experience at Littletown, Howden Clough, Harrogate Railway and Emley. 

On the signing, Sporting Director Thomas McStravick had this to say;

“We are delighted to get Paddy on board. We have had eyes on him since we got our scouting team together and he has been a key target for us. 

“I have watched him and so has Danny. We like what we see and look forward to seeing him in the green and white.”

Paddy Sykes also added:

“Delighted to have signed for bradford park avenue for the 24/25 season, having spoke with the manager & hearing about the project they have planned the opportunity to join the club was too good to turn down and I’m hoping to contribute to getting the club back to where it belongs”

In case you missed it, we have released our 2024/25 season tickets! 

From May 13th to June 30th, supporters have the opportunity to secure your place at our early bird prices:

Adults (21+): £125

Concessions (65+): £110

Students & (16-20): £45

Youth (12-17): £30

Under 12s: £5

EARLY BIRD PRICE PER GAME: Adults: £6.57, Concessions: £5.79, Students & 16-20s: £2.37, Youth: £1.58, u12s: 26p.

PURCHASE HERE https://bpafc.com/product-category/season-tickets/

Regular Prices (From June 30th Onwards):

Adults (21+): £140

Concessions (65+): £120

Students & 16-20s : £55

Youth (12-17): £40

Under 12s: £10

REGULAR PRICE PER GAME: Adults: £7.36, Concessions: £6.31, Students & 16-20s: £2.89, Youth: £2.11, u12s: 53p.

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COLVILLE COMMITS TO AVENUE FOR 24/25 SEASON!

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We can today confirm the signing of Harry Colville, who agreed terms this week on a new deal until the end of the 24/25 season.

He made 36 appearances for the Green Army last season, scoring once in the FA Cup vs Blyth Spartans.

Prior to last season, Colville had previously played for the University of West Alabama as a Freshman, making 16 appearances. He later graduated to Sophomore and made 11 more appearances, scoring once.

First Team Head Coach Danny Whitaker had this to say on the signing:

“Fantastic to resign Harry who’s got all the tools to progress as a player especially with the experience he gained last season, think we only saw a brief glimpse of Harry’s capabilities last season.

“I’m very confident he’ll become an integral part of the squad for the upcoming season.”

Harry Colville also had this to say;

“Delighted to be given the opportunity to sign on at BPA for next season, playing under Whitt’s again.

“I can’t wait for the season to start and get us back to where we belong.”

In case you missed it, we have released our 2024/25 season tickets! 

From May 13th to June 30th, supporters have the opportunity to secure your place at our early bird prices:

Adults (21+): £125

Concessions (65+): £110

Students & (16-20): £45

Youth (12-17): £30

Under 12s: £5

EARLY BIRD PRICE PER GAME: Adults: £6.57, Concessions: £5.79, Students & 16-20s: £2.37, Youth: £1.58, u12s: 26p.

PURCHASE HERE https://bpafc.com/product-category/season-tickets/

Regular Prices (From June 30th Onwards):

Adults (21+): £140

Concessions (65+): £120

Students & 16-20s : £55

Youth (12-17): £40

Under 12s: £10

REGULAR PRICE PER GAME: Adults: £7.36, Concessions: £6.31, Students & 16-20s: £2.89, Youth: £2.11, u12s: 53p.

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VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT DAY – JOIN THE GREEN ARMY & SHARE THIS POST

Interested in becoming part of the team at BPA, or know someone who is? Come along to our recruitment day to find out how you can help!

We have roles available in plenty of areas, including ground staff, stewarding, hospitality, shopkeeping, fundraising, media, and much more!

Be there on Thursday 23rd May #GreenArmy! Get in touch on Secretary@bpafc.com to express your interest!

#Avenue #Bradford #BradfordParkAve #Football #GreenArmy #ParkAvenue #Volunteer

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Ello Signs On I All In for Avey ✍️

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We are delighted to announce that experienced GK Craig Ellison has committed to the Avenue for Season 2024/25. Ello is no stranger having finished the 23/24 season with us.

Our Gaffer, Danny Whitaker had this to say 👇

“It’s brilliant to get Ello signed up, he fits our player profile perfectly, he’ll bring a wealth of experience to the group which will be vital and not only that he’s a great character to have around who’ll lead.”

And from the man himself ⬇️

“Im delighted to be staying at Bradford Park Avenue for the 24/25 Season. The opportunity to continue to work with the manager and also to play my part in helping to get the club back to where it should be is one that I couldn’t turn down. The fans have made me feel very welcome since my arrival and it’s somewhere I already feel at home. I cant wait to get back in with the lads and get to work.”

GreenArmy

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RETAINED LIST 2024/25

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We can today confirm our retained list for our NPL-East 2024/25 season as the following.

UNDER CONTRACT FOR 2024/25 SEASON

James Hanson

Jak Whiting

Myles La Bastide

IN NEGOTIATIONS

Lucas Odunston

Craig Ellison

Edy Maieco

Harry Colville

Jordan Preston

Adrien Thibaut

Lewis Hey

RELEASED

Will Longbottom

Mitch Lund

Will Lancaster

Harrison Hopper

Mason O’Malley

LOAN PLAYERS RETURNING TO PARENT CLUBS

Jake Daniels

Jacob Lara

Ted Lavelle

Jake Young

Ryley D’Sena

We’d like to put on record our thanks to Will Longbottom, Mitch Lund, Will Lancaster, Harrison Hopper, and Mason O’Malley for their time and dedication at the Horsfall, and wish them all the best in their future careers.

Our thanks also go to our loan players and their parent clubs, Jake Daniels from Blackpool FC, Jacob Lara from Salford City, Ted Lavelle from FC Halifax Town, Jake Young from Accrington Stanley, and Ryley D’Sena from Chesterfield. We wish them all the best in their future careers, and thank the clubs for their help in our 23/24 season.

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JAMES HANSON SIGNS FOR 24/25 SEASON!

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We can today confirm the signing of Striker James Hanson, who earlier this week agreed terms on a deal til the end of the 24/25 season.

Hanson adds a great deal of experience to the squad, and will be vital in our push for a strong finish in the Northern Premier League East Division.

Sporting Director Thomas McStravick had this to say on the deal;

“More exciting squad news will be announced over the coming days. Information on the current squad and new players will be made available as soon as we can. We are busy behind the scenes putting a squad together that will help us meet our objective for next season.”

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AVEY-FEST IS HERE BRADFORD! GET TO THE HORSFALL TODAY

ARE YOU READY #BRADFORD? AVEY-FEST IS HERE!!!

Tickets are priced at just £2 for Adults, with u16s gaining FREE ENTRY!

Below is a quick run down of just some of the events taking place today.

From 12pm-6pm

JUNIOR PRESENTATIONS

– BPA STAFF VS BPA SCHOLARS 2PM KO

– BPA FANS VS BPA REPS 5PM KO

FROM 6PM TIL LATE

SCHOLARS PRESENTATION

COMEDY NIGHT HOSTED BY LOUIS ETTIENE

LIVE MUSIC

FIRST TEAM PRESENTATION AT 7PM

Other activities and entertainment throughout the day includes: Beer Festival ran by BPA Development Fund, Street Food vendors, Face Painting, Bouncy castles, Market Stalls, Childrens games, Raffle & Tombola, and even a penalty shootout!

YOU CAN GET INVOLVED TOO! Email us on Secretary@bpafc.com to see how you can help!

#Bradford #Park #Avenue #BPAFC #GreenArmy #AveyFest #BFD #Community #LocalEvents #Football

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