Author: Chloe Donna Streak

Exclusive Interview!

After watching on from the sidelines since the competition began, Binfield FC’s Physio Liam Day gives us an exclusive interview on how he’s been feeling, seeing the lads make it to Wembley.

So the lads are off to Wembley, How are you feeling?

“Firstly it’s all about the squad of players that has got us to this moment, they have been fantastic from our first training session back. The tempo and intensity during these sessions has been amazing. What Carl and Jamie have done is unreal. They have brought a real group of brilliant individuals together into a team that has so much togetherness and belief installed into a day we will never forget. For me, personally it is like a dream really. It will be an emotional day as I have so many memories there from Cup Finals with my Dad etc. Losing him in 2018 was the toughest moment of my life but I know he will be with us all Saturday and I am sure he would be shouting his usual ”Give it to Doddsy” and encouraging all the lads. That is why I can’t thank Carl and Jamie enough for bringing me into the fold here and allowing me to be part of this. But even though I am not actually playing, just to be part of this team has been amazing and I can’t wait for the day. To see family and friends cheering on the lads and at the home of football, it is going to be surreal. I can not wait to just sit there (on my cool box), watch the boys in action and get us over this last hurdle to what we set out to achieve when we all heard that football was back.”

What’s it been like watching on from the sidelines?

“For me it’s been great to see, so many emotions across all the rounds. I’ve seen some great football and also seen us dig deep and show what we are all about. From coming behind against Deal and Fakenham shows what the lads can do and it just brings an absolute buzz when we win, via 90 minutes or penalties. George Short asked me against US Portsmouth, how do I do this every game? I said I don’t know to be honest, but when the game kicks off I forget about the scenario and etc. It’s all about winning that game and I don’t care how we do it as long as we win. Fakenham stands out the most for me because to be losing twice and to show that character to bring it back and then of course the Cat (Gracey) comes up with the goods. We have our own little thing with penalties and that day meant so much because he passed everyone and came straight to me. That meant a lot especially as we are best mates as well. I have known a lot of the lads for some time now so I know what they can produce so I do enjoy watching it. Believe me if I was like 5 stone lighter and actually good then I would be hating watching from the sidelines (Ha Ha) but that is football and I am just one of the lucky ones to be involved in this group.  As for Wembley, fingers crossed it’s another 90 minutes where I can sit back, have a quiet game where there’s not a lot for me to do and I can watch with enjoyment seeing all my friends play at the home of football.”

What emotions run through you when Jack Broome scored the winning penalty for the Moles?

“It was a weird one for me, even when Sean missed his penalty (which is rare by the way), I was still calm and confident we would win because of who we have in goal, and then of course the calmest man on the pitch took 4th and as usual we all know the outcome when Doddsy steps up. But when Jack said in the huddle I will go fifth and no hesitation I knew we had someone who is experienced and can handle that pressure. You would have seen from the stream that after Chris saved the fourth I turned round to his Mum (Liz) and said ”1 More 1 More”. I am just so confident when it comes to that scenario. I would prefer to do every game in 90 minutes but we did it via penalties instead. Penalties are always hard because it’s a great way to win and it’s a relief but also a horrible way to lose and especially at that stage so I straight away went to their players and managers and was like well played, good game etc. But then afterwards the tears because of the reality of what we had done and this special group to have done it with.”

What motivates you the most about being Physio for the squad? (Aka Best ball boy in Berkshire)

“I wouldn’t say anything motivates me about being a physio except I get to watch and be part of this great squad, I get to see friends 3 times a week, have a laugh and get to watch some very good football. This is all about being a squad and it doesn’t matter if you have played every minute or just 30 seconds, we are together and that will never break. I know the lads appreciate what I do for them and don’t get me wrong when I hear ”Liam Liam Liam Liam” 400 times on a Saturday afternoon between 1:30 and 2, I do want to pull my hair out but I wouldn’t change a thing, well I say that maybe when I say can I have all the balls in but then I have to go round and collect them all from some of the shots ha ha. Being a physio is a tough job because in the end, the player know their bodies better than I do but I have to sometimes make those calls and tell Carl and Jamie that this lad or that lad is not fit for today and then that causes a headache but also it is hard because I then have to tell that player that they can’t play today and you can see it in some if their faces they are gutted but it’s all about their health at the end of the day and what is best of the team.”

And lastly, what are you most looking forward to in the next year?

“First thing I am looking forward to getting the supports back into the club who have not managed to see these games live on via streams on the internet. To have them back will be amazing and Saturday is for them as well as everyone else at the club from the juniors to the volunteers behind the tea bar and club bar. I am looking forward to seeing where this special group of players can actually go because I feel this is just the start of something. If we bring in some extra depth as the right fit then I am sure Carl and Jamie will make sure of that then next year could be an even bigger rollercoaster than the last 7 weeks we have been on. Like I have said previously, this really is a special group of players and a very special club. For me, togetherness is the key to any success at any level and we have that but the main focus for now is Saturday and winning one more game of football and bringing the Vase to Hill Farm Lane. UP THE MOLES!”

Exclusive Interview

After a long, hard journey across the Country to compete in the Buildbase FA Vase, Sean Moore’s Fiancé Jessica Jones gives us here at Binfield FC an insight into what it’s been like behind the scenes of Binfield FC’s achievement to the Buildbase FA Vase Final at Wembley Stadium.

What’s the journey been like alongside Sean’s here at Binfield FC?

“The journey has definitely had its ups and downs. When Parker was little, it was tough to bring him to watch, especially being there on my own. So, we have spent a lot of Saturday’s without Sean. Now Parker is at a better age, it’s great to take him down to the club. He loves having a kick about with all the other children and making new friends, and also he loves all the attention as everyone knows who he is. It’s good for me too as some of my family have started to come down to watch Sean play and I’m hoping their Wembley journey will encourage more fans at the club.”

How does it feel to be going to Wembley?

“Wembley is always such an exciting experience. I’ve been a few times to watch the football, but nothing will compare to watching Sean play. It will also be something for Parker to remember for the rest of his life. What 3-year-olds can say they’ve watched their daddy captain the team out at Wembley?”

When the final whistle blew last Saturday, how did you celebrate?

“Parker and I were jumping around the room for 10 minutes. We had a call from my uncle celebrating and then face-timed Sean’s mum. I had loads of messages congratulating Sean on our family chats.”

What was it like to see Sean make it to one of the World’s biggest Football stages?

“It was really emotional -I felt happy, relived, excited and proud. I remember him calling me in tears and saying, I’ve come out the changing room in my pants as I had to call you.  We had a good sob on the phone together and couldn’t wait for him to get home. Although, when he did he literally told me 10 times “babe, we’re going to Wembley.”

Will you be attending the final?

“Wouldn’t miss it for the world!  It is my birthday weekend, so he better appreciate me coming, haha.”

Have you been preparing for the final?

“I’ve been helping Sean with the tickets, making sure he’s always got his kit washed, and I’ve been making sure we’re eating good dinners when he’s at home. My self personally, I’ve organised for the dog to be looked after and just need to make sure Parker has enough snacks for the journey down!”

How did Parker react when he saw that Sean’s team won?

“At the beginning he was slightly confused to why I was shouting and jumping all over the place, until I said Daddy won! He then joined in and started jumping over the sofa shouting “We’re going to Wembley, I’m so happy”. It took him at least 15 minutes to calm down.”

And Lastly, how is Parker Feeling since the last game?

“Parker is so proud. He tells everyone we see, “My daddy is playing at Wembley”. He’s loved watching the live streams and seeing his daddy on the TV and in the paper. I’m confident this whole experience has inspired Parker – he’s always telling us he wants to be a striker for Chelsea (not influenced by Sean at all – haha)”

Binfield FC take on Warrington Rylands in the Buildbase FA Vase Final at Wembley Stadium this Saturday, for the first time in HISTORY.

General Sale Ticket Information

After a very successful day selling FA Vase tickets to our Juniors and with the tremendous amount of hard work and help from our volunteers, we are pleased to announce that Binfield FC have a limited amount of tickets left for general sale.

Due to the availability, tickets will be capped at two per person. Please have an email address and phone number for each ticket attendee ready for purchasing before arrival. This is to ensure a swift and easy process for our volunteers.

General sale will commence on Tuesday 18th May 2021, 6pm – 9pm at the Clubhouse here at Binfield FC (Gates will open from 5:30pm).

Ticket prices are as follows (£1.50 booking fee per ticket):

  • Full Price £25.00
  • Concessions £10.00
  • Child (Under 16) £1.00
  • Wheelchair Space & Ambulant/Visually Impaired Seating: £25.00
  • Personal Assistant Seating £0.00

Due to government guidelines and to ensure social distancing, seating within the stadium has been arranged such as every alternate seat and every alternate row is available. Binfield FC supporters will be allocated to blocks 123-128 and 227-233, located in the West Corner.

Wheelchair spaces and personal assistant seating is also available for the fixture. Seating is also available for supporters who do not require a wheelchair but do require accessible seating.

Face Masks are mandatory at Wembley and are required to be worn at all times whilst inside the stadium. This also includes the seating bowl.

Should any Binfield FC supporters be exempt from wearing a face mask on medical grounds, please contact Wembley Stadium customer engagement team who will discuss and if appropriate issue an exemption lanyard. To contact the Wembley Stadium customer engagement team, please click here.

  • Please note that Wembley Stadium do not allow children under the age of 2 to attend. All children over the age of 2 are required to purchase a ticket.

FA Vase Final Travel Information

Binfield FC have arranged with Seekers Travel Ltd to drive supporters coaches to Wembley Stadium for the Buildbase FA Vase final on Saturday 22nd May 2021.

Seekers Travel Ltd will be selling tickets and collecting payment separately. The coaches will be leaving Bracknell Bus Station at 9:30am on Saturday and returning after the match.

The cost is £22 per seat – each coach will hold 39 supporters, with covid social distancing rules applying.

How do I book a seat? Simply call Seekers Travel Ltd on 01252 761047 with the quote “Wembley”.

Seekers Travel Ltd’s office hours are Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Updated FA Vase Ticket Information!

The club is pleased to announce updated ticketing details regarding our Buildbase FA Vase Final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 22nd May 2021.

As stated before, due to the reduced sizing of tickets allocated to us via the Football Association, there will now only be a limited amount of 1,500 tickets for sale.

We’ve decided to sell our tickets in the following allocated slots, which allows us to implement priority to club officials, volunteers and sponsors associated with the club before general sale. Please find below our ticket arrangements for our FA Vase Final. All tickets are to be purchased from the Clubhouse at Binfield FC.

Junior Members (Limited to 1 ticket per paid club junior member + 1 parent/guardian)

Sunday 16th May 2021 – 2pm – 6pm

General Public Sale

Tuesday 18th May 2021 – 6pm – 9pm

For Junior members ONLY, gates at the clubhouse will open at 1:30 pm. Please note this is for Junior Members Only and any remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday 18th May from 6:00 pm (Gates open from 5:30pm).

Ticket prices are as follows (£1.50 booking fee per ticket):

  • Full Price £25.00
  • Concessions £10.00
  • Child (Under 16) £1.00
  • Wheelchair Space & Ambulant/Visually Impaired Seating: £25.00
  • Personal Assistant Seating £0.00

Due to government guidelines and to ensure social distancing, seating within the stadium has been arranged such as every alternate seat and every alternate row is available. Binfield FC supporters will be allocated to blocks 123-128 and 227-233, located in the West Corner.

Wheelchair spaces and personal assistant seating is also available for the fixture. Seating is also available for supporters who do not require a wheelchair but do require accessible seating.

Face Masks are mandatory at Wembley and are required to be worn at all times whilst inside the stadium. This also includes the seating bowl.

Should any Binfield FC supporters be exempt from wearing a face mask on medical grounds, please contact Wembley Stadium customer engagement team who will discuss and if appropriate issue an exemption lanyard. To contact the Wembley Stadium customer engagement team, please click here.

  • Please note that Wembley Stadium do not allow children under the age of 2 to attend. All children over the age of 2 are required to purchase a ticket.

Seating Plan

FA Vase Final Ticket Information

The club is pleased to announce that Wembley Stadium have provided ticketing details for our Buildbase FA Vase Final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 22nd May 2021.

Due to the reduced size of tickets allocated to us via the Football Association, there will now only be a limited amount of 1,500 tickets for sale.

As a club, we’ve decided to sell our tickets in scheduled slots, which allows us to implement priority to club officials, volunteers and sponsors associated with the club before general sale. Please find below ticket arrangements for our FA Vase Final. All tickets are to be purchased from the clubhouse at Binfield FC.

Ticket Prices are as follows (£1.50 booking fee per person):

  • Full Price £25.00
  • Concessions £10.00
  • Child (Under 16) £1.00
  • Wheelchair Space & Ambulant/Visually Impaired Seating: £25.00
  • Personal Assistant Seating £0.00

We will communicate our ticket sales in due course in the next couple of days as this allows us to accommodate priority sales to our members, volunteers and sponsors.

Due to government guidelines and to ensure social distancing, seating within the stadium has been arranged such as every alternate seat and every alternate row is available. Binfield FC supporters will be allocated to blocks 123-128 and 227-233, located in the West Corner.

Wheelchair spaces and personal assistant seating is also available for the fixture. Seating is also available for supporters who do not require a wheelchair but do require accessible seating.

Face Masks are mandatory at Wembley and are required to be worn at all times whilst inside the stadium. This also includes the seating bowl.

Should any Binfield FC supporters be exempt from wearing a face mask on medical grounds, please contact Wembley Stadium customer engagement team who will discuss and if appropriate issue an exemption lanyard. To contact the Wembley Stadium customer engagement team, please click here.

  • Please note that Wembley Stadium do not allow children under the age of 2 to attend. All children over the age of 2 are required to purchase a ticket.

Seating Plan

Binfield FC Defender Liam Gavin Speaks Out Live!

After a exciting spell last weekend played by the Moles, beating Long Eaton United 5-0 to secure themselves a place within the Semi-Final, Liam Gavin spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire this morning to express his views on how the Moles prepare for their tie and also on how the club has come together during the pandemic.

The Moles travel to Portsmouth this coming Saturday to face United Services Portsmouth in the Buildbase FA Vase Semi Final, Kick off 15:00 pm.

Binfield FC secure a 3rd round place into the FA Vase!

After an intense 90+ minutes from both sides, James McClurg secured the final penalty spot kick to win Binfield FC through to the 3rd round of the FA Vase, beating Newhaven 1-4 on penalties.

With the home side winning an impressive 4-1 scoreline against Ascot United in their last home game before lockdown, Binfield FC knew they was up for a challenge. The first 45 minutes proved a real threat for the away side, with Newhaven scoring in the 13th minute, giving them the lead at half time.

After a strong tactical talk at the 45 minute mark, the Moles came out stronger than ever in the second half. With Captain Sean Moore scoring 2 goals within the last 45, Newhaven pressured back, leaving the final score 2-2 at the Trafalgar Ground.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions within the game, extra time has been scrapped, which sent both the sides straight into penalties.

With Binfield FC being the first on the penalty spot, Ollie Harris steps up and slot’s a lovely ball into the back of the net. Newhaven then stepped up. With Grace looking confident as ever in goal, he make’s a superb save to block Newhaven from slotting into the back of the net, leaving the current score at 0-1 on penalties.

After an intense few minutes and with Binfield FC scoring all penalties from the spot so far, slotted away by Harris, Short and Willment, Newhaven miss again after another superb save from the Binfield Keeper.

With the stadium atmosphere feeling intense and with all fans feeling on edge, it was now Binfield’s turn to take the pen. Walking up to the spot was James McClurg, a squad player and manager for the moles. With the referee blowing his whistle, McClurg slots away and scores, leaving Binfield FC with a secured win through to the 3rd round of the FA Vase.

….A great win for the Moles!

FA Vase: Newhaven vs Binfield FC Parking Information

Binfield FC kickstart their FA campaign down in Newhaven this Saturday in the second round of the FA Vase.

Postcode for SAT NAV – BN9 9DA

Due to the location of the ground, there our some restrictions that have been put in place. If you are visiting by car then please park either in the Industrial estate behind Newhaven FC or in front of the recreation ground, which is adjacent to the football ground.

We advise that you do not park down Court Farm Road, which runs alongside the club, as this is in a residential area. The road is followed by double yellow lines and is currently patrolled by parking enforcement. Leaving your car at risk could lead to your vehicle being clamped or towed away.

This action has been put into place by the local area due to complaints, so we advise that we don’t cause anymore whilst attending tomorrows FA Vase game against Newhaven!

We hope that all fans travelling down for the game have a safe journey and prepares their voices! We want to make tomorrow a big one!

Soccer School is Back, Again!

After recent events regarding the UK’s winter national lockdown, Binfield FC’s soccer school is being kick-started back up on Sunday 6th December 2020, following Government guidelines.

With Government guidelines and social distancing still being vitally important, each family that attends will need to scan two QR codes to register when arriving at Hill Farm Lane. This step is vital to ensure that all members that attend the ground are safe.

Binfield FC’s plan is to run on (weather permitting of course):

Sunday 6th December 2020

Sunday 13th December 2020

Sunday 20th December 2020

As a club, we hope that the soccer school will resume into the new year, but again, we will be keeping an eye out and adhering to government guidelines and instructions.