We are a club for all seasons – Axminster Town AFC

HAVING moved from the much-loved home at Sector Lane in 2015, Axminster Football Club are about to embark on their second full season at their new £1million-plus ground and clubhouse at Tiger Way, just off the Chard Road.

Moving from Sector Lane was a wrench for many, such was its iconic status in local football. But few will argue that the transistion to the best local footballing facilities in Devon has not been good for Axminster Football Club, founded in 1903.

 Indeed, there are many non-league clubs playing much higher up the football pyramid which are justifiably envious of the Tigers’ facilities, on and off the pitch. No one closely connected with the club will deny that the transistion from one pitch at Sector with crumbling changing and social facilities to the modern clubhouse with two full size pitches and playing area for Tigers of the future has been without its problems.

From a footballing point of view, the advantages have been obvious Axminster Town now play in a higher standrard of football than any of their local rivals.With one time Sector favourite Jon Hurford having taken on the managerial duties late last sea- son, the Tigers finished in the topo six of the Peninsular South West (East Division).

And the ambition for the 2017-2018 season is go all out for promotion.

The driving force behind Axminster’s climb up the footballing ladder has been led by former player, manager and long serving committee member Ray Self.

As chairman of the club’s management commit- tee, he has steered the club through some very choppy waters to get to a position where he firmly believes that club is in the cusp of its greatest achievements.

With three senior men’s teams, a newly formed women’s section and and a vibrant youth section, Axminter Town FC is now among Devon’s elite clubs with ambition to win a place in the Pininsular Premier Division or the Tool Station Western League.