As the Oxford Saints continue to grow, newly-elected Chairman Andrew Peart announces that the team will be playing home games at Tilsley Park in 2016!
The well-situated venue in Abingdon is just a short journey from the club’s current home at Abingdon Rugby Club and will provide an excellent opportunity to host American Football games in the upcoming season.
With a huge amount of renovations, Tilsley Park will become a great home for our players and fans and allows us to keep building a stronger club for Oxfordshire.
Guests will be able to take advantage of an easy-to-access location, plenty of free parking, covered seating and a bar/kitchen area available on match days.
With a brand new 3G pitch being installed and excellently equipped changing rooms, players for the Saints and our visiting opponents will be in store for a memorable season in our debut year at Tilsley Park.
Adding to the experience further, the availability of a PA box and speaker system will allow us to provide in-game commentary and music, with many more ideas in the pipeline.
Speaking on this breaking development, chairman Andrew Peart added:
“2016 is an enormously exciting year for the Saints, both on and off the field. We have a talented roster that improves every year, a dedicated and knowledgeable coaching staff, a dynamic committee & a rapidly expanding and passionate fan base.
Our challenge is to build on our potential as an organisation and this announcement is a key milestone in the continuing growth of American Football in Oxford.”
As popularity for American Football in the UK continues to rise with no sign of slowing down, the Saints have enjoyed a period of increased player numbers, media interest and a growing fan base.
Under new management, the Oxford Saints committee are overseeing a vast modernisation of the club and a new venue was at the top of the list. Abingdon Rugby Club is expected to remain as the training venue for the Saints and has been a great home over the last few years.
Andrew Peart continues:
“Our move to Tilsley Park represents exactly the kind of progress we’re looking to make.
We want our supporters to have the best game-day experience possible, our players to have the best playing facilities possible and the wider Oxfordshire community to have the best opportunity to become part of the Saints family.
We firmly believe that our new facility will provide all of these things & I’d encourage as many people as possible to come & experience the excitement of a Saints games at Tilsley.”
With work on the new pitch expected to be completed on schedule, the venue will be ready just in time for the start of the Oxford Saints season.
The Saints continues to be an attractive club for players and staff in the south east, which now provides an indoor winter 3G training facility to accompany it’s new 3G game pitch.
If you are an existing coach looking for a new home, we’re on the look out for additional staff to support our 2016 campaign. Contact us to find out more http://www.oxfordsaints.com/contact/
Expect an announcement over the next two weeks with all our 2016 game dates, so we hope to see you for some Saints football at Tilsley Park!