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Bow: the little village that could

non league to legend.
Started on 3 May 2020 by PAFCjohn
Latest Reply on 28 June 2020 by ScottT
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please play this video from youtube while reading this next post. just reading the post wont work oh start video from the start from some reason its start 40s in lol

Hello my name is John Widger and Iam the manager for Bow AAC, We are a amatuer club and play in the lowest league in English Football, the Devon & Exeter League Division One.

we where founded in 1991 it was a dream to become at the very least a semi pro team. our home is a rented part of a field which belongs to a local farmer called Burston Meadow.

Now we had been a mid table sort of team for afew years and the club wanted to push on to the Devon and Exeter premier league,

but afew hours after our last game against Exter uni, the chairman had a call from the farmer who owned the field.

we where sat in the club house drinking afew beer after that big result and the mood was joyful but something wasnt right, the chairman dropped him phone and started crying saying its all over

it turns out the field need to plow the field up and turn it back into a farming field because he was selling up and a football pitch on the land was not going to be part of the deal.

but i could not let this club fold so i made a call to another local team and telling them what had happened and if possible would we meet to dicuss a possible ground share in which we would pay half of any fees.

iam glad to say after afew days the other local club agreed to a ground share with agreement from the local FA.

the story of Bow the little village that could will go on
You shall do the club proud - there is no doubt about it.
did you listen to the video while reading that post though ?
Sorry its been hectic the last few months sorting out another pitch to play on and its taken its toll on the team results have not been to good, we have dropped afew points, plus i was switching players giving a chance to everyone.

But we cant dwell on it to much we must be happy to still have a club.

Form changes. Blips happen. The important thing is the blip doesn't become more than temporary.
WoW what afew months its been since we where last here.

alot as changed since covid-19 but we are back, and with some great news. the deal which saw the club being removed from its ground at Bow have taken a turn for the good.

turns out the land is rented from a family who own an estate, including the farm and they have said that the land which is part of the farm cant not be reclaimed by the farmer. wherefore in short Bow ACC can return to the football ground.

this has given a boost to the club members who are looking forward to returning home.
Great news.

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