Tag: FA Vase

Binfield line up at Wembley. Photo: Neil Graham.

Wembley Moles thanks to Recycled Products Ltd

When Binfield Football Club walked out at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 22nd May it was a proud day for not only the club but some of their long-serving supporters.

Recycled Products was one of those long time supporters and the companies name and logo were visible to anyone tuning in on BT Sport on the day thanks to the sponsorship of Binfield’s matchday polo shirts and walkout tops the team wore for the national anthem.

Stalwart Mole Bobby Ellis is a senior manager with the company, founded in 2001 and has been a crucial member of the club on and off the pitch for decades.

He’s played, managed and been a driving force at the club where he was voted the area’s Volunteer of the Year in 2019.

Binfield FC manager Carl Withers with the jackets sponsored by Recycled Products
Binfield FC manager Carl Withers with the jackets sponsored by Recycled Products

About the business: Recycled Products Ltd is an independent metal recycling company specializing in the recycling of all types and grades of scrap metal. They are customer-focused, pay competitive prices and have a fleet of HGVs that can collect from locations all over the South East of England. Recycled Products is ISO 9001 accredited, fully licenced, and active members of the British Metals Recycling Association. 

Visit the website at www.recycledproductsltd.com

Binfield chairman offers thanks to village support

On Sunday evening, Binfield Football Club chairman Bob Bacon wrote a short post to the village on the Facebook group We Love Binfield – where an awful lot of love and support for the team has been posted in the last few weeks.

Bob writes:

Thank you all for your support of the football club yesterday at Wembley.

As Chairman, I’m honoured to be a part of a great community who have shown nothing but undying support for a great group of players and staff.

Sorry we couldn’t bring a cup back with us, but we have memories galore that continue to lift spirits and give us hope.

Proud of the lot of you.

Thank you.

There is no break for the club though, work now starts in earnest on preparations for the new season that will see the Moles play at their highest ever level in the Isthmian League South Central Division One alongside Berkshire neighbours Bracknell Town and Thatcham Town as well as nearby Basingstoke Town and Marlow with an overseas away day to Guernsey thrown in for good measure.

If you would like to stay in touch with what is happening at the club over the summer, get involved or just find out when the next game will be, then you might like to sign up to any or all of the following:

Binfield announce new shirt sponsor

Binfield FC are pleased to announce a shirt sponsorship agreement with Apex Financial Services, run by former player Matthew Jones.

Apex will be visible on the clubs shirts as they walk out at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 22nd May.

No stranger to supporting local sports clubs, Apex, based in Winnersh Triangle are also partners of Reading FC and Finchampstead Cricket Club.

Matthew set up Apex Financial Services in June 2020, having co-directed a company with his Father for 5 years previous. Matthew is focused on building strong ties in the local community, ensuring his business can have a positive impact on clients, whilst ensuring clubs like Binfield, who once supported him, remain well supported now.

Prior to being an Financial Adviser, Matthew played sport at an elite level. His Football career peaked as an England Schoolboy International at Under 18’s level, which led to the USA via a scholarship. ln Cricket, he represented Glamorgan CCC at Academy & 2nd XI level, as well as Berkshire & Buckinghamshire at Minor Counties level.

Matthew first joined Binfield FC at 16 when he was released from Southampton. He played for the Allied Counties side for 3 seasons, during which he made his 1st Team debut around the age of 17. He was a Binfield player when he made his England debut, watched by the then Allied Counties coaches Steve Jenner and Rob Aston. He had two more stints at the club once returned from University, but unfortunately injuries cut his career short, retiring at 31.

About Apex Financial Services

Apex has an abundance of experience in providing bespoke, holistic advice on a range of wealth management needs. We focus on providing individual and corporate clients with advice tailored to their specific short and medium-term goals, ensuring these remain in line with their longer-term financial objectives. Putting our clients firmly at the centre of everything we do is core to our culture and enables us to deliver a genuinely client-focused business. We do not provide off-the-shelf (or off-the-web) solutions, but offer clients the benefit of a single relationship to meet their financial needs. Our structured advice process is designed to help our clients make informed decisions that will provide them with financial security and prosperity now, and into the future.

Our key areas of advice are:

  • Pension & Retirement Planning
  • Investment Planning
  • Inheritance Tax Planning
  • Corporate Investment & Protection
  • Business Exit Planning
  • Care Fees Planning

Find out more about Apex Financial Services at apexfinancialservices.co.uk

Binfield FC official merchandise available at the club

We’re pleased to be able to offer supporters a couple of items of official Binfield Football Club merchandise ahead of Saturday’s FA Vase final.

The Moles club shop will be open on Thursday 20th May from 6 pm selling Moles Masks and Moles Scarves, all with commemorative embroidery for the big day.

The club will also be open for merch sales on Friday between 3pm and 6pm.

Scarves are £8 and Masks £5.

Buying your merchandise direct from the club, means all the profit goes in to supporting and building your club.

Where to watch the FA Vase Final if you aren’t heading to Wembley

You might have heard, the Moles are headed to Wembley on Saturday!

There are plenty of reasons why you might not be able to get to London to watch the game though, but that doesn’t mean you need to miss out on the atmosphere and action as Binfield face Warrington Rylands in a 12:15pm kick-off.

For a start, the Parish Council have published details of how you can wave the team off on their website here.

But what about after that? Well the match is live on BT Sport – no word yet if it will be free to air or not – but the best places arguably to watch the game will be in one of the villages pubs.

Victoria Arms

The Terrace Road North pub will be showing the game inside the pub and in the garden marquee.

What they said: Good luck for Saturday boys! We will see you when you bring the trophy home

Binfield Club

The Binfield Club on the Terrace Road / Forest Road roundabout will be showing the game this Saturday. They have 5 screens plus a new 65″ TV to enjoy the game. Visitors welcome with a member. Cheapest pint in the village!

There is a bigger list from further afield on the Football in Berkshire website here.

Please note, Binfield FOOTBALL Club will not be open for the game. Club secretary Rob Challis said: “We are not opening the football club until after the game so please support the Binfield Club and the Victoria Arms.

#BackBinfield – Live build-up to the final

Binfield FC have teamed up with Football in Berkshire and Wokingham.Today to provide regular updates of everything that’s happening ahead of the FA Vase Final on Saturday 22nd May.

The Moles will walk out at Wembley Stadium for the first time in the final after beating US Portsmouth on penalties.

There’s plenty going on in the village in the build-up to the big day and we’ll be documenting everything over the next week in the live blog below.

Want to feature in it? Make sure you use the #BackBinfield

Car parking at US Portsmouth

Details for car parking ahead of the FA Vase tie between US Portsmouth and Binfield at The Victory Stadium.

Car Parking for Match Officials, Team Management & Club Officials ONLY is available in HMS Temeraire Car Park, please ensure those wishing to use this car park have a Photo ID available to present to Security. 

Car Parking for ALL PLAYERS is at the Portsmouth Tennis Centre Car Park, opposite HMS Temeraire Main Gate

Liam Gavin and Chris Grace. Photo by Neil Graham.

Binfield march on in FA Vase

The Moles marched on with another FA Vase penalty shoot-out win on Saturday afternoon.

This time Binfield were away to Hadley of the Essex Senior League and were held to a goal-less draw in normal-time despite a late red card for the home side.

Goalkeeper Chris Grace was once again the hero in the shootout, saving Hadley’s sixth effort in sudden-death after Liam Gavin had scored for Binfield.

The Moles go on now to the Quarter Finals and a long trip to Long Eaton United.