Weston return to National League South action this Saturday, August 5th as they take on Havant & Waterlooville in an eagerly anticipated clash at the Optima Stadium. The game kicks off at 3pm.
Our first opponents of the new campaign will be the Hampshire based side, who finished tenth in last season’s NLS table. They are managed by Jamie Collins, who is perhaps best remembered for captaining then non-league Sutton United during their run to the Fifth Round of the FA Cup in the 2016/17 season.
One of Collins’ summer signings is Tom Mehew, whose brother Olly helped Weston to promotion last season. When signing for The Hawks, Mehew admitted the lure of full-time football with Havant was an appealing prospect.
Mehew started last Saturday’s 3-1 home defeat to Woking in their final pre-season friendly, as James Roberts scored from the penalty spot for The Hawks. Weston, meanwhile, won 1-0 away at Frome Town as The Seagulls also scored from 12 yards thanks to Reuben Reid’s successful spot-kick.
It’s a tough first game, but a large crowd is expected in BS24 with the team riding a crest of a wave following last season’s title-winning campaign in the Southern League Premier South.
KEY MATCHDAY INFORMATION:
Adult – £14.00
Concession (60+, Students with ID, Armed Forces with ID, NHS with ID) – £10.00
Under 16s – £4.50
Family (valid for 2x Adults & 2x Under 16s) – £28.00
Pay on the turnstiles only.
We will be operating four turnstiles.
Turnstiles 1 & 2 – located at our main turnstile block next to the club shop – card only.
Turnstile 3 – located on the opposite side of the ground by our 3G surface – cash only.
Turnstile 4 – located on the opposite side of the ground by our 3G surface – this is for Weston-super-Mare AFC Walking Football Members, Women’s Teams Players and Junior Academy Members plus 1 parent – cash & card.
It helps with congestion and access to the ground if you queue at the correct turnstile.
WESTON-SUPER-MARE AFC WALKING FOOTBALL, WOMEN’S TEAMS & ACADEMY MEMBERS:
Please note the entrance for Walking Football, Women’s Teams & Junior Academy Members is now via Turnstile 4.
Those eligible members will be admitted entrance as per your team agreement.
Junior Academy Parents, you will need to be with the Junior Academy Member at time of entering.
WESTON-SUPER-MARE AFC SEASON TICKET HOLDERS:
Your entrance using your Season Ticket Card will be via the players’ and officials’ entrance.
Our Supporters Car Park charges £2.00 to park on a match day. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept card payment for this. So please ensure you have £2.00 available to pay on arrival.
For Season Ticket holders, early arrival is recommended, your car park will be for your exclusive use, when full you will be given free parking in the Supporters Car Park, where possible, instead.
FACILITIES WITHIN THE GROUND:
Please note our Sportsman Bar will close 90 minutes prior to kick-off, at which time the turnstiles will be open and access can be made into the ground.
Our Somerset Suite Bar, Kitchen and inside ground Joe’s Bar will all be open.
Card payment can be made at all three locations.
Please note our full Ground Regulations are detailed on our website HERE. All spectators are expected to adhere to these regulations during any game held at The Optima Stadium. Failure to do so can result in expulsion from The Optima Stadium and its facilities with no refund issued.
The Club Shop within The Optima Stadium will be open for all Weston-super-Mare AFC first team games.
SUPPORTERS’ KITCHEN MENU & PRICES:
Beefburger – £3.50
Cheeseburger – £4.00
Hot Dog – £3.00
Chips – £2.00
Cheesy Chips – £3.00
Curry Sauce & Chips – £3.00
Tea/Coffee/Bovril – £1.50
Extra Burger – £2.50
Cans – £1.40
KITCHEN @ JOE’S BAR MENU & PRICES:
Pies – £3.50
Sausage Rolls – £3.00
Chips – £2.00
We look forward to welcoming you all to the Optima Stadium, and we hope that you enjoy the match.