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Thursday
Jun302011

ASM Stadium plays host to England Women’s training session

Thame United played host to the England Women’s football team recently, with Hope Powell’s side arriving at the ASM Stadium to train on the widely-praised surface culminating in a behind-closed-doors friendly.

Their arrival at the ASM Auto Reycling-sponsored stadium was in preparation for their recent full international friendly against Sweden. The success of their visit means that Powell and her side could certainly return in the near future.

Frank Thompson, Thame United general manager, said: “Certainly they are looking to bring the ladies’ team back here and even get the men’s U18’s or U19’s as well.

“I think it went really well and was nice to host a senior England team at the stadium. But it was a bit disappointing that people couldn’t come and watch because it was a behind-closed-doors match.”

The ASM Stadium playing surface is maintained by groundsman Paul Kuhn, who was recently awarded the country’s Groundsman of the Year gong by the Football Association for levels three and four of the football pyramid.

The setup and hospitality at Thame was praised by FA spokesman Glenn Lavery, who said: “We saw it as a good venue with a decent playing pitch and that is the reason why we chose the facility.

“The staff there were really friendly and, in terms of what we wanted it for, it was good.

“The women’s team might be back and I am sure Hope will recommend it to other teams.”

Thursday
Jun092011

ASM Stadium officially opens at Thame United

Thame United FC Stadium

ASM Auto Recycling is proud to announce the official opening of the ASM Stadium, home of Thame United FC in the Hellenic Football League.

Over 1,300 fans turned up on the opening night to witness Thame take on League Two outfit Oxford United, with the professional outfit eventually running out 3-1 winners.

The plans for the multi-million pound stadium at Church Farm in the North of Thame were unveiled in October 2007 and building work was finally completed in late 2010 with the opening match against Oxford in January this year.

Thame manager Mark West, hopes that many of the thousand-strong crowd will choose to use the facilities at the ASM Stadium on a regular basis.

“It was really good playing in front of a large crowd and we really appreciated their support. Hopefully they enjoyed themselves and they might come back to watch us again on a Saturday.”

West’s son, Daniel took part in the contest who is part of the Oxford United first team but that didn’t stop the Thame boss wanting his side to win.

He said: “My son was playing against us and did really well, but obviously I wanted him to lose on the night.”

ASM Auto Recycling looks forward to sponsoring Thame United FC for the foreseeable future, enjoying continued success together.