Guillem Balague

Latest news from Biggleswade United FC

by Guillem Balague

Latest news from Biggleswade United FC

Fans and players alike will do well to make the most of this weekend’s home match against Sun Sports because we’re probably going to need a sat nav to find our way back to Second Meadow when Stofold call in on March.26.

Before then we face no fewer than five away trips on the bounce – games that will go a long way to defining our season.

If we win those – and I see absolutely no reason at all why we shouldn’t – then this will almost certainly go down as the most successful league season in the history of the club.

With 12 wins, two draws and just one defeat in our last 15 games and an astonishing 38 out of a possible 45 points amassed, we now sit loud and proud in eighth place in the Spartan League.

I cannot believe how far we have come in such a short time, both on and off the field.

Key to our success has been the increased support showed by the people of the town.

This season we can boast the highest attendance of the season throughout the entire league (303 for our match against Dunstable) and a 72% increase in the numbers attending matches.

We are also currently the third best supported club in the league behind Hertford and Hoddesdon Town with an average attendance of 117 and our recent run of good form means that figure can only go higher.

And on the social networks and throughout the country the Biggleswade United message is ringing out loud and clear

Much of the thanks for all of this should go to our pro-active business team who are constantly banging the drum to get more support for the club.

Our high profile collaboration with Nordeus, the creator of Top Eleven, the internet’s leading management football game played by more than 120 million people worldwide has really grabbed the attention of everyone.

Last year we had 1300 followers on Twitter; today we have in the region of 40,000, more than every league two side apart from Portsmouth, and more than all but seven league division one sides, making us the 50th most followed side in England.

We can also boast kit sponsorship from adidas and if you ever wanted to doubt the global impact of football at all levels these days, we also have the back of our shirts sponsored by the Barcelona law firm AvaLaw.

We have been the subject of a number of Youtube documentaries including Copa 90, Football Republic and Away days and now also boast our own extremely pro-active Youtube channel with unique coverage every week.

And we have achieved all of this in about 16 months.

This is only the beginning and we need more help and support from the whole community to continue our progress. Why not start with our match against Sun Sports tomorrow (Sat 3-00 pm). It will be the last chance you’ll get to watch the first team at home for about a month. See you there.