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Ascot United and the Racecourse Ground redevelopment

Director of Football Neil Richards talks through the project and his time with the Yellamen

Ascot United and the Racecourse Ground redevelopment

Episode three of the Berkshire Football Stories Podcast is all about Ascot United and the redevelopment of the Racecourse Ground with Neil Richards.

Neil is the Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League Premier Division clubs Director of Football but has also worked extensively with the clubs youth sections and had a stint as first team manager.

The club embarked over the summer on a project to install an artificial surface in place of the grass pitch and general improvement of facilities around the pitch.

Neil talks passionately about the growth of the club and the future, as well as how the club has opened up in recent years, his spell in charge of the first team and the conversation that saw the Yellamen stay with the CCL this season.

Listen to the podcast below, or scroll down to find out how to get the podcast on Apple Podcasts/iTunes, Spotify, Google and more:

A big thank you to podcast co-host Rob Davies for coming in and adding a different voice to proceedings, as well as Ellis Woods at Flair Media who has kindly paid for the podcast hosting.

Coming up on Berkshire Football Stories

Forthcoming episodes include Neil Baker and Jon Underwood on their Bracknell Town careers (Friday 11th October), Pete Browning and Steve Stairs on managing Sandhurst Town in AFC Wimbledon’s first ever competitive game and Andrew Batt reminiscing on his time as Wokingham Times Sports Editor.

How to listen

The Berkshire Football Stories Podcast is available on all good podding apps. Please subscribe and leave us a rating and comment if you like it:

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Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of Football in Berkshire. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Reach PLC. Former manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.

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