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WE ARE HALE LEYS! Aylesbury

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WE ARE HALE LEYS! Aylesbury

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Based In Aylesbury, Hale Leys United F.C Have A Full Youth Set Up For Boys And Girls From Aged 6 All The Way Up To Under 14’S, With Over 100 Registered Players. We Are Very Proud Of Our Achievements As A Club, And The Hard Work Of The Many Volunteers That Are Connected With The Club.

We are very proud of our achievements at Hale Leys United Football club since 2006 and continue to work hard with the many volunteers at the club to ensure that the success continues into the future.

We as a club want to continue to develop the young football players of Aylesbury and the Vale to ensure that they enjoy their football and get all that they can out of the beautiful game.

History of Hale Leys United F.C So where did it all begin?

In 2006 John Watson formed Hale Leys United F.C to play in a local Tuesday evening 5-a-side football league, played under floodlights at a local astro-turf pitch and I know he seriously had one thing on his mind, winning! I remember attending these games in good and bad weather, watching Hale Leys beat teams by anything up to 15 goals in the 30 minute game time. Three years on the trot, they won the league and cup, with ease I might add, which gave John the inspiration to expand his success and form Hale Leys United into a full 11-a-side football team with the initial support of chairman Roger Simmons. They played in the Aylesbury & District League Division 1 and within the first year, the team won the league and it was clear to see that John had the drive and leadership to succeed in his new found role as owner/manager of Hale Leys United FC.

Hale Leys were promoted to the Aylesbury & District Premier League and won the league title again in their first year to make history again as no other team had achieved back to back titles. The following year, they progressed to the North Bucks Premier League and missed out on the title by just one point but still stole silverware winning the North Bucks Premier League Cup.  After one year here, they took the decision to accept promotion to the Spartan South Midland Division 2.  This was a slightly different challenge not only for the players but also for the management of the team as the Football Association imposes more stringent rules on club requirements, such as dugouts, proper segregated pitches, suitable officials, certain clubhouse aspects: a list of requirements that had to be met or else Hale Leys United FC would not be accepted. This also meant the sponsorship model had to be revised to provide funds accordingly.  The first year was a bit shaky for the team on and off pitch as they started to find their feet at this new level, however John stood firm in his belief to learn and understand how to win at this level of football and in his tradition and style went on to win the spartan south midlands division two  league and league cup with Hale Leys twice in their five year stay in the SSMFL tier of football.

So where does Charter Photography fit in to all this?  Since the forming of the 11-a-side team, we have always offered our support in the form of providing promotional images and game coverage photography.  This has enabled Hale Leys United FC to be very media prominent and allow excellent promotion of their brand and sponsors.  Importantly, this support has allowed the team to attract sponsors to meet the increasing financial demands of their progress by offering future potential sponsors the promise of their names in the local paper every week as well as increased reach to their online audience due to becoming extensively social media aware (with a little help from me).

Although I’ve never kicked a football in a game, never given any team talks, driven the minibus, chosen kits, thought about teams or any of the hard work that goes to running it all, Charter Photography are welcomed as part of the squad, with me being listed as a director due to the efforts I have put in over the years.  I occasionally train with them (I’m quite fit and still play 5-a-side but at 45 it’s like I’m playing in slow motion against these players) and will always be provided with my espresso or cup of tea in the pub after a game (it’s a good choice apparently).
I take my hat off to John Watson and to Hale Leys United FC; they have never stood still, continually progressing year-on-year to become an outstanding team,  They are currently listed as the third highest achieving team in Aylesbury’s long history  and are the first team to bring home the Berks and Bucks county Cup (intermediate) since Stocklake  F.C in 1995.  I’m proud to be associated with the team and I take a high level of satisfaction in providing positive support that has had a little influence in their growing success.

John Watson has now turned his attention towards building a successful youth programme and again I have every confidence he will achieve what he sets out to, with his firm belief in using only home grown talent from his home town of Aylesbury he is sure to achieve more success at youth level and continue to deliver vision for the future of football in Aylesbury.

Marcus Charter

Charter Photography

History of Hale Leys United F.C So where did it all begin?

In 2006 John Watson formed Hale Leys United F.C to play in a local Tuesday evening 5-a-side football league, played under floodlights at a local astro-turf pitch and I know he seriously had one thing on his mind, winning! I remember attending these games in good and bad weather, watching Hale Leys beat teams by anything up to 15 goals in the 30 minute game time. Three years on the trot, they won the league and cup, with ease I might add, which gave John the inspiration to expand his success and form Hale Leys United into a full 11-a-side football team with the initial support of chairman Roger Simmons. They played in the Aylesbury & District League Division 1 and within the first year, the team won the league and it was clear to see that John had the drive and leadership to succeed in his new found role as owner/manager of Hale Leys United FC.

Hale Leys were promoted to the Aylesbury & District Premier League and won the league title again in their first year to make history again as no other team had achieved back to back titles. The following year, they progressed to the North Bucks Premier League and missed out on the title by just one point but still stole silverware winning the North Bucks Premier League Cup.  After one year here, they took the decision to accept promotion to the Spartan South Midland Division 2.  This was a slightly different challenge not only for the players but also for the management of the team as the Football Association imposes more stringent rules on club requirements, such as dugouts, proper segregated pitches, suitable officials, certain clubhouse aspects: a list of requirements that had to be met or else Hale Leys United FC would not be accepted. This also meant the sponsorship model had to be revised to provide funds accordingly.  The first year was a bit shaky for the team on and off pitch as they started to find their feet at this new level, however John stood firm in his belief to learn and understand how to win at this level of football and in his tradition and style went on to win the spartan south midlands division two  league and league cup with Hale Leys twice in their five year stay in the SSMFL tier of football.

So where does Charter Photography fit in to all this?  Since the forming of the 11-a-side team, we have always offered our support in the form of providing promotional images and game coverage photography.  This has enabled Hale Leys United FC to be very media prominent and allow excellent promotion of their brand and sponsors.  Importantly, this support has allowed the team to attract sponsors to meet the increasing financial demands of their progress by offering future potential sponsors the promise of their names in the local paper every week as well as increased reach to their online audience due to becoming extensively social media aware (with a little help from me).

Although I’ve never kicked a football in a game, never given any team talks, driven the minibus, chosen kits, thought about teams or any of the hard work that goes to running it all, Charter Photography are welcomed as part of the squad, with me being listed as a director due to the efforts I have put in over the years.  I occasionally train with them (I’m quite fit and still play 5-a-side but at 45 it’s like I’m playing in slow motion against these players) and will always be provided with my espresso or cup of tea in the pub after a game (it’s a good choice apparently).
I take my hat off to John Watson and to Hale Leys United FC; they have never stood still, continually progressing year-on-year to become an outstanding team,  They are currently listed as the third highest achieving team in Aylesbury’s long history  and are the first team to bring home the Berks and Bucks county Cup (intermediate) since Stocklake  F.C in 1995.  I’m proud to be associated with the team and I take a high level of satisfaction in providing positive support that has had a little influence in their growing success.

John Watson has now turned his attention towards building a successful youth programme and again I have every confidence he will achieve what he sets out to, with his firm belief in using only home grown talent from his home town of Aylesbury he is sure to achieve more success at youth level and continue to deliver vision for the future of football in Aylesbury.

Marcus Charter

Charter Photography

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