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Aylesbury United Discussion / FA Draw
« on: September 14, 2020, 01:39:31 PM »
Home vs Moneyfields - same level as us

Aylesbury United Discussion / 21CD membership
« on: September 06, 2020, 03:16:07 PM »
21st Century Ducks (21CD) is Aylesbury United Supporters Trust and it has entered its 21st season in existence. Thank you to those who have supported 21CD with membership in the last 21 years, without you there probably wouldn't be a club to support!

Membership for this season is open and details about this can be found below.

21CD is the 2nd largest shareholder in the club and makes regular contributions to the club to be able to operate as it does. A member of the trust committee sits on the club board as a representatives from 21CD, so the trust very much has a voice. Current membership is made up of supporters from around the world. If you do live afar and are not members, this would be great way for you to support your club! If you used to have membership this would be the perfect opportunity to get back involved and ultimately help the club. If you have felt that your contribution would not make any difference.......it certainly would. Please see below reasons we are always looking for more members:

- To ensure the supporter’s voice is heard at board level to influence the direction of the club
- To provide a financial lifeline for the club through membership fees, other fundraising opportunities and to help keep 21CD functioning
- To decide how 21CD membership funds will be allocated to support the club
- To join the committee and help make decisions for the trust
- To provide a strong evidence base to show our local support and need to #BringTheDucksHome
- To bring ideas and initiatives for fundraising, raising the club profile and more
- To help support the club through volunteering opportunities e.g. stewarding or hosting a quiz night


Trust membership costs a minimum of £20 a season. This is the cost of attending just over 2 home matches a season. Many members choose to pay what they can afford via a monthly standard order (minimum of £3 a month). Please find below details about how to join:

1) Complete the membership form which can be found below and either email it or post it to Andy Martin (addresses on form) or alternatively hand it to Andy Martin at a game

2) Pay directly into the online account or set up a standing order using the account details below*

Account No: 84748133                   Sort Code: 60-17-43

Post a cheque (payable to 21st Century Ducks) or provide cash to Andy Martin at an upcoming game

Please note current members with standing orders in place do not need to do anything further unless your details have changed.

*in light of COVID-19 paying directly into online bank account is preferable as well as emailing/posting completed form.

50:50 draw

Another fantastic way of supporting the club is becoming a member of the 21CD 50:50 draw. This has been running for a number of years, and sees 50% of the proceeds go to the club. The scheme costs £5 a month and sees a monthly draw and prize of £100 to the monthly winner. More details about this can be found using the link below, including the application form.


If you are able to, and not already part of the scheme, please sign up.

Aylesbury United Discussion / Merchandise
« on: August 24, 2020, 08:05:01 PM »
I have been thinking about ideas for merchandise which 21CD can order for supporters to be able to purchase, so trying to gauge opinion but organising this vote. There is potential to organise a couple of the options put forward in this vote if the demand is there. Very much open to other suggestions which are put forward.

21CD currently have the following available at the following prices:

- DCUK 1897 baseball caps (New Era) - £8
- Woolly hats (black with club emblem) - £10
- 1 Woolly hat (pink with club emblem) - £10
- T-shirts (white with either club emblem or Aylesbury United FC - The Ducks on front) in junior sizes, XL or XXL - £5 (junior) or £8 adult
- Long sleeve training tops (S, M, XL) - £15
- Pin badges - £3
- #BringTheDucksHome car stickers - £3

Perfect for yourselves, family members, the wife (or partner) or even someone else's wife (or partner)!

I can arrange any of the above items to be posted but with P&P extra. If you are interested in any of the above please DM me on here or email andreasmartini83@yahoo.co.uk



Aylesbury United Discussion / FA competitions
« on: August 18, 2020, 04:23:21 PM »
I see we have been given a home tie versus Clanfield 85 or Long Crendon in the FA Cup and home versus Tilbury in the FA Trophy...….

Aylesbury United Discussion / 21CD 50:50 draw - join today!
« on: May 08, 2020, 02:22:24 PM »
Information about the 21CD 50:50 draw has been posted on the club website recently (thanks Luke) including how to register:


It costs £5 a month and one lucky person gets the £100 prize every month. Surplus money raised through this initiative helps support the club. So a chance of winning some cash and also a good way to help the club financially, win/win!

Would be great to see more people join this and help the club further!

Up the Ducks!

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.

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