The Beeches – Following Tividale FC

The Beeches is a new independent documentary film that captures the rituals and atmosphere of a non-League matchday On the fringes of the city of Birmingham is a community struggling to keep themselves afloat. But that could change with the hopes of a promotion for Tividale Football Club. This short documentary follows the volunteers who keep the club running. While the mainstream sport media focus on the money, fame and glory, underneath the surface there is so much more. The Beeches is a snapshot of grassroots football, the lifeblood of the game. Nestled in the West Midlands, just off the A4123 … Continue reading The Beeches – Following Tividale FC

From the other side: A traveller’s tale from Halifax

From the FC Halifax website, courtesy of Rob Brown: Aldershot’s Recreation Ground is one of our favourite places to watch football and their reprieve from relegation at the end of last season was very much welcome. The club operate a soft segregation policy which allowed the 70 or so travelling Shaymen the freedom to wander around the colourful ground. The main stand which was opened in 1932 houses a mixture of seats and terracing under a red and blue painted corrugated iron roof. A wooden stand on the other side of the pitch is equally interesting, opened in 1929 and … Continue reading From the other side: A traveller’s tale from Halifax