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There is currently a public consultation on the Aylesbury Garden Town Draft Masterplan, open until 5pm on Friday 14th February. More information about the draft masterplan can be located here, including a survey where feedback can be provided.
Responding to this survey is a good opportunity for supporters of the club to help the club in its attempt to return with community facility in the town. Please find below suggested responses to some of the questions included in the survey. There are different types of questions, some where options should be ranked and others were there is an opportunity to provide open text responses.

21st Century Ducks
Aylesbury United Supporters Trust

Question 6
“Respond positively to changing patterns of retail and leisure” – Rank 1st

Question 11
“Centres and community facilities will be accessible to all, reflecting the legacy of Stoke Mandeville and the Paralympic movement” – Rank 1st, and

“The location of services and centres will promote active and healthy lifestyles through well designed infrastructures that makes it easy to access by walking, cycling and public transport”  - Rank 2nd

Question 14
There should be a community sporting facility where all sections of Aylesbury United FC can play football. The club have teams including all age groups for boys and girls from Mini Ducks to first teams, a disability section and a walking football team. This would provide further leisure opportunity to the population of Aylesbury and the local area in return helping to improve health and fitness.

Question 15
“ Support active lifestyles and good physical and mental health by making it easier for all of Aylesbury’s residents of all ages and abilities to access clean air, natural areas and food growing, sports and leisure opportunities within the town and the wider landscape” – Rank 1st

Question 17
A community sports facility for all where all sections of Aylesbury United FC can play football should be included.

Question 28
An Aylesbury Resident

Aylesbury United Discussion / Sponsored "Duck Walk" to Berkhamsted
« on: January 19, 2020, 12:08:25 PM »
There will be a sponsored "Duck Walk" to Berkhamsted on 4th April to help raise more exposure to our homelessness. Money raised will be donated to the club charity partner for the season, The Ducklings Trust.

The walk will start at Buckingham Road before leisurely 13.5 mile stroll along the canal all the way to Broadwater, Berkhamsted to cheer the ducks on. More details will be finalised nearer the time, including how to donate, pub we will be stopping at for a refreshing beverage etc.

Please let me know if you would like to take part in the walk. The benefit will not only be raising money for a fantastic local charity but also not having to try and find a parking space at the ground which is notoriously difficult!

Aylesbury United Discussion / 21CD - Meet the Manager and quiz night
« on: November 11, 2019, 09:39:55 PM »
Next Monday is the 21CD Meet the Manager and Quiz Night. 7.30pm start at Rivets Sports and Social Club, £5 entry.

Looking forward to a great evening and the opportunity to ask Ben Williams a few questions.


Aylesbury United Discussion / Just back
« on: October 15, 2019, 11:38:03 PM »
What a fantastic night down in Sevenoaks. 3 goals in 4 minutes from the ducks was amazing. A little nervy when they grabbed the 2nd but utter jubilation when we got the 4th. All players put a shift in tonight and some excellent football on display. Great to see the players celebrate at the end although not nice to see one of their players take exception to that (sore loser). Us fans can make some noise!

Aylesbury United Discussion / Transfers on Southern League website
« on: September 06, 2019, 08:36:29 PM »
Interesting to see the transfers listed on the Southern League website. Berko have signed Jack Wood...……

I can't imagine this being the case. Potentially a 7 day approach?

Aylesbury United Discussion / Wantage
« on: August 20, 2019, 11:08:44 PM »
Fantastic performance tonight. Well taken goals from Ken and Sonny, lots of communicating and strong rearguard action.

Wantage could potentially be in for a long and quiet (@home) season.

Plucky could go bankrupt if the clean sheets keep racking up.......

Aylesbury United Discussion / 21CD membership
« on: August 12, 2019, 08:45:03 PM »
Luke has very usefully posted an item about 21CD membership enrolment for this season on the separate 21CD part of this message board (thanks Luke) but I wanted 21CD to get some airtime here as this message board gets a lot of traffic, particularly from supporters away from the area who don't get to many/any games these days but still support the club from afar.

21st Century Ducks, 21CD for short, is Aylesbury United Supporters Trust. It was set up 20 years ago when the club entered administration after the Dowie season, when the future of the club was precarious to say the least.

21CD is a shareholder in the club and the current chair, Zana Saunders, sits on the club board, as a representative from 21CD, so the trust very much has a voice at the table. Membership costs a minimum of £20 a season. Other membership options exist including family membership if you sign up for membership and agree to pay a minimum of £3 per month via standing order.

There is a 21CD committee who are elected along with the chair, vice chair, treasurer and secretary every year at the AGM. The AGM this year will take place on 17th September at the Bricklayers pub in Aylesbury (19:30 start) which all members are welcome to attend. The committee, which currently is made up of 11 people, meets roughly 4/5 times a season. The committee discusses a number of things, including initiatives, merchandise options to take forward and most importantly how much of the membership/50:50 draw income to provide to the club etc. I understand a couple of the committee and Brian Metcalfe, who has been the trust treasurer for a number of years are looking to step down, so we need some fresh blood to get involved and become part of the committee, and we need a treasurer.

We are also looking for more members. The more members we have the more money 21CD can provide to the club. The club and 21CD need you. If you live afar and are not members, this would be a great way for you to support the club! If you used to have membership but withdrew this would be the perfect opportunity to get back involved and ultimately help the club.

More details about 21CD membership and a further update can be found on the main website (current news item) or on the 21CD section of this message board.

Here's to next 20 years and more of 21CD.....and continuing to support the club we all love.

Up the ducks!

Andy Martin
21CD Secretary

Aylesbury United Discussion / Pre season odds
« on: July 19, 2019, 07:33:24 PM »
I see the new league sponsors have priced us up at 25/1 to win the league. Halesowen favourites. Before Luke has done his review of the league......

The Annual End of Season Presentation Evening will be held on Friday 3rd May at Rivets Sports and Social Club, Whitehead Way, Aylesbury, 7-30 for 8-00 sit down. It would be fantastic to see as many supporters of the club in attendance!

Following the success of last year’s event, the evening will once again consist of a fish and chip supper, followed by the 1st Team End of Season awards and raffle.

Cost is just £15-00 per person, payable to Brian Metcalfe before any match between now and the end of the season. The meal will be a choice of Fish and Chips, Pie and Chips and Sausage and Chips, with a vegetarian option available.  If there is anyone who has dietary needs which mean those choices are unsuitable, please let us know and we will try to source something more suitable.

Your choice of food is needed when you purchase your ticket.  Tickets can be obtained at any match between now and the end of the season.  For catering requirements, all tickets need to be booked by the last match of the season at Barton Rovers on Sat 27th April.

Anyone who is able to donate a prize for the raffle, please contact a member of the 21CD committee at any match.

Any questions, please contact Andy Martin at andreasmartini83@yahoo.co.uk

Aylesbury United Discussion / 21CD Quiz Night
« on: March 17, 2019, 10:17:14 AM »
21st Century Ducks (Aylesbury United Supporters Trust) will be hosting a Quiz Night on Monday 1st April 2019. Half of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity, the clubs charity partner for the season.

The quiz will take place at Rivets Social Club, Whitehead Way, Aylesbury and will start at 8pm (bar open from 7.30). Entry cost is £5 per person and includes nibbles. Teams of 4-6 can be formed on the night.

It would be great to see as many supporters attend so come along, have a fun night out and support your club! Friends and family are also very welcome so please spread the word.

Aylesbury United Discussion / Welcome back Tre
« on: November 09, 2018, 06:45:01 PM »
Good to see Tre Mitford return!

Aylesbury United Discussion / What has happened at Bromsgrove?
« on: October 25, 2018, 05:47:38 PM »
From potential runaway winners of the league Bromsgrove have been stuffed 5-1 and 6-0 in consecutive league defeats (albeit both away from home)

I see the Kings Lynn Chairman has decided to charge £15, rather than the usual £12 for fans to watch their bank hol game versus Kettering.


£12 seems quite a lot anyhow so the extra charge must be a bit of a kick in the teeth for the home supporters and particularly for Kettering fans. I wonder whether this will reduce the amount through the gate for this top of the table clash? Sounds a bit like Bill Carroll although I don't remember him putting up prices for certain games.

Aylesbury United Discussion / What happened at Bedford yesterday?
« on: November 26, 2017, 09:10:45 PM »
Anyone know why Bedford players refused to play yesterday? Surely Fleet will get the points for this?

Aylesbury United Discussion / Quiz night on Friday
« on: November 08, 2017, 05:34:23 PM »
A gentle reminder that 21CD will be hosting their first Quiz Night of the season on Friday night(details below). Hope to see a few of you in attendance.

Where: Rivets Social Club, Whitehead Way, Aylesbury
Time: Bar open at 7.30pm, quiz starts at 8.00pm
Cost: £3 per person, teams of 4-6 (can be formed on the night)
Prizes: For the first three teams

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