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01 November, 2018


Allendale FC visit to AS Valognes – June 2018

Allendale FC first visited AS Valognesin the guise of Wimborne Youth Club, in

June 1970 but our deep friendship commenced in 1993 when Jean-Yves

Pichard brought a team to Wimborne to celebrate our 25 th Anniversary. In

recognition of the 25 th exchange we presented an engraved glass plaque to our


We set sail from Portsmouth early on Friday morning and landed at Cherbourg

to find our hosts waiting to whisk us to their stadium and Clubhouse some

twelve miles to the south. Old friendships renewed and new friends made over

a beer or three before going to our accommodation. Later that evening we all

met at an American Style restaurant in Cherbourg.

On Saturday afternoon a friendly match was played in the Georges Pilet

Stadium with Valognes taking the spoils. Harry Green, poacher turned

gamekeeper scoring the Allendale goal. In the clubhouse that evening we

enjoyed watching France’s inaugural World Cup Match followed by Boeuf

Bourgiugnon cooked by the French Players.

A visit to a part of the invasion beaches took place on Sunday morning and a

picnic lunch in the dunes. A typical long and hospitable lunch meant a dash to

the Ferry port to catch the boat home. A weary but happy bunch of travellers

returned to Wimborne on Sunday evening.

John Russell Memorial Match 2017

Three teams took place on Saturday 27th May 2017 with the following teams:

Team 1 - Manager Kirk Grice - Blue and White Kit (Allendale Legends)

Team 2 - Manager Tim York - Yellow and Black Kit

Team 3 - Manager Andy Merritt - Red Kit

Well done to Allendale Legends who won again and to all those who organised and took part to the memory of John Russell


Top News

16 May 2018  

50th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday 19th May 2018 at 7.30pm at Queen Elizabeth's School, Wimborne

A Gourmet Hog Roast with various salads, dressings and sauces followed by dessert and special cheeseboard, Music for those who want to dance.

All Players, Ex-Players, Officials, Supporters, Friends and their Partners are cordially invited to attend the party for our very special Club Early Application is recommended as places are limited.

Entry is by ticket only - Final Date for Applications 30th April 2018. Click Here for an application form or contact details.

If you have any memoribilia please forward copies to Eric so that we can display on the evening. Football matches are planned during the afternoon at Redcotts with games being arranged by age/era. This is not a club fund raising event, all revenue will be used to ensure we have a great anniversary.