UPGRADE YOUR MATCHDAY EXPERIENCE
We are now taking bookings for NEW Matchday Sponsorship/Match Ball Packages and Hospitality
Why not upgrade your Matchday Experience this coming season? With the fixtures just released we are now taking bookings for NEW Matchday Sponsorship/Match Ball Packages and Hospitality. Limited availability already on many home games! The perfect way to entertain clients or spend quality time with friends, family or colleagues. #ProperFootball!
https://www.fullcircleconsulting.co.uk/club125

COMING UP: TRIPS TO LEISTON & HORNCHURCH
FOLLOWED BY CRYSTAL PALACE XI AT HOME

Two more away friendlies this week followed by visit of South Londoners Tuesday week
Braintree Town continue their pre-season build-up with a trip to Southern League Premier Central side Leiston this coming Tuesday, 16th July, with kick-off at 7.45pm. Next Saturday, Iron travel to East London to visit Vanarama South side Hornchurch, with kick-off at 3pm. Our first home pre-season match is a week on Tuesday, 23rd July, when we welcome a Crystal Palace XI for a 7.45pm kick-off. Admission prices for this match will be reduced to just 10 for adults and 5 for OAPs and U18s. Spectators will be able to sit or stand anywhere in the ground.
For all the details click on the Tickets tab above.

BRAINTREE START AT OLDHAM ATHLETIC
Iron's Vanarama League fixtures start at former Premier Leaguers
Braintree Town start their third spell in the top-flight on non-League football with a trip to Oldham Athletic on the opening Saturday of the season - Saturday, 10th August. Elected to the Football League in 1907, The Latics were founder members of the Premier League in 1992. However relegation to the Championship followed in 1994 and again to League One three years later. A 21 years stay in the third tier ended with relegation to League Two in 2018. This was followed by the club losing their place in the Football League with relegation to the National League in 2022 - becoming the first Premier League club to play non-League football.
There is no scheduled fixture during the first mid-week of the season, so the first home matches are against Yeovil Town on Saturday, 17th August followed, three days later, by the visit of Aldershot Town on Tuesday, 20th August. Following a trip to Solihull Moors on Saturday, 24th August, Iron entertain Ebbsfleet United at the Rare Breed Meat Co. Stadium on August Bank Holiday Monday, 26th August.
Christmas and New Year fixtures start with the return of the opening day fixture at home to Oldham Athletic on Saturday, 21st December, followed by a trip to Dagenham & Redbridge on Boxing Day, Thursday, 26th December and culminate with another home match against Southend United on New Year's Day, Wednesday, 1st January 2025. At Easter, Iron play the return of their Christmas and New Year holiday fixtures with a trip to Southend United on Good Friday, 18th April 2025 and a home match against Dagenham & Redbridge on Easter Monday, 21st April 2025. Braintree complete their season's fixtures at home to Rochdale on Saturday, 5th May 2025.
Following promotion to non League football's top flight, Iron are exempt until the fourth and final qualifying round of this season's Emirates FA Cup - which will take place on Saturday, 12 October. In the Isuzu FA Trophy, Braintree Town are exempt until the Third Round (the last 64), with the tie scheduled for Saturday 7 December.
For all the details click on the Games tab above.

FIRST FRIENDLY ENDS WITH WIN
Inih Effiong goal secures victory
Braintree Town got their pre-season fixtures off and running with a single goal victory at Vanarama North side Needham Market on Tuesday evening. Iron put out two separate sides in each half and the match provided valuable minutes for Angelo Harrop's new look squad. Braintree had to wait until the 87th minute for the winner to finally come with Inih Effiong steering the ball home from close range from a Chay Cooper cross. Iron continue their pre-season build-up with a trip to Leiston next Tuesday, 16th July, with kick-off at 7.45pm.





KERLAND PITMAN JOIN CLUB125
Local business can play a massive part in helping to grow this great club
Fred from Kerland said: "I am delighted to join Club125. Angelo & the BTFC organisation have certainly punched above their weight for the last 2 seasons, but they need as much help as possible stepping up into the National League. Local business can play a massive part in helping to grow this great club."

HOME FRIENDLY AGREED
Iron to welcome League One side Stevenage in early August
Braintree Town have arranged a fourth home pre-season friendly match. Iron will welcome League One side Stevenage to the Rare Breed Meat Co. Stadium on Friday, 2nd August, with kick-off at 7.45pm.

OPEN DAY - MEET THE PLAYERS - THIS SATURDAY
Season ticket holders are invited to our Pre-Season Open Day this Saturday, 6th July
As a thank you for supporting the Club, we will be holding an Open Day for season ticket holders to meet the players this coming Saturday, 6th July. The players will be training in the morning and the Clubhouse will be open from 12 noon.


NEW SHIRT SPONSORSHIP AGREED
Iron supported by Switch My Business and TakePayments
Braintree Town FC are delighted to announce a sponsorship partnership between the Club and business services provider Switch My Business and TakePayments. The arrangement will see the sponsors provide business services to the club, show their logo on the front of both Home and Away shirts, and provide sponsorship of the club training facilities.
Braintree Chairman Lee Harding was delighted with the new partnership. "These are exciting and challenging times for our Club as we return to the Vanarama National League. Support from national companies like Switch My Business illustrates the interest generated in the Club by our performances in the last two seasons. We welcome them as partners."
Group Head of Marketing Tyrese Garvie said: "Switch My Business Group is thrilled to sponsor such an amazing football club! Our support for Braintree Town FC will enhance the fan experience massively. Not only will we be providing the club with brand-new card machines and lower transaction fees, but we'll also be doing giveaways, events and much more for the fans. We're really excited."
TakePayments' Rona Warne added: "We're really excited about our partnership with Switch My Business, and sponsoring Braintree Town for the next season. We're passionate about supporting local businesses and making it easy to take card payments. Our tPOS point of sale solution offers the latest technology for the club. We understand how important local venues like this are for the community, so we're really happy to be involved!"

CAN YOU HELP? - GETTING READY TO STEP UP
The 60 Hour Makeover & Club 125
The 60 Hour Makeover - You have heard of DIY SOS and 60-minute makeover. Welcome to The 60 Hour Makeover - to complement the usual weekend working parties and to assist with the wide range of projects and tasks we have to make the stadium ready for pre-season and especially the season opener.
There are scores of areas we need to focus on including: upgrading the club house, toilets, car park and other facilities, etc.
We therefore urge fans/businesses/trades people to contact danny@FullCircleConsulting.co.uk or call 07960 781170. Please advise the time you can dedicate, any specific areas of expertise or that you can lend a pair of hands for a few hours.
We are looking for local plumbers/decorators/general maintenance/gardeners and above all else people willing to donate their time during some of the 60-hour marathon starting at 6am on Friday 14th June until 8pm Sunday 16th June - just in time to have a deserved drink & food and watch the Euros 2024 England v Serbia game in the clubhouse!

We have teamed up with Braintree based, Full Circle Consulting. Led by two life long Iron fans, Martin Green and Danny Macklin to help drive forward, alongside others, the vital commercial revenue for the club, to further strengthen playing budgets and stadium facilities at The Rare Breed Meat Co Stadium. To establish and build new commercial partnerships with the businesses of Braintree district and beyond.
Welcome to Club 125 - the target is an ambitious one - to have 125 businesses providing vital support to the Club. Every partnership will help further increase the playing budget available to Angelo to boost our chances of success within the National League. There is an array of tailorable benefits businesses will receive by joining Club 125. With extensive coverage via TNT Sports this presents the perfect opportunity to see your brand engage with a national (as well as local) audience.
How can my business find our more or join Club 125? By connecting danny@FullCircleConsulting.co.uk or by calling 07960 781170.

SEVENTH PRE-SEASON MATCH AGREED
Iron to visit Oxford City in early August
Braintree Town have been invited to visit Oxford City for what will be their last pre-season match on Saturday, 3rd August with kick-off at 3pm. Oxford City won the South Division play-offs in May 2023 to secure promotion to the National League. The National League season commences seven days later on Saturday, 10th August.

IT'S SEASON TICKETS DEADLINE DAY!
It's the last day to get your 'early bird' discount
The Clubhouse will be open from 2pm-5pm this afternoon, 1st June for those of you wishing to purchase their season tickets for our return to the National League next season.
The Club have agreed their match day and season tickets pricing for next season. Supporters are reminded that next season's Vanarama League will include 24 clubs and therefore 23 home league matches.
As in previous seasons, season ticket holders who purchase on or before 1 June 2024 will be rewarded with five games free of charge, while an under 18 season tickets offers an incredible sixteen games free!
We have extended our new initiative for season tickets for our younger supporters - Under 12 - who are provided with entry for just 40 - or less that two pounds a game!
Adult and concession season tickets will allow supporters to sit or stand anywhere they choose in the Stadium.
As usual, 'early bird' discounts are offered for season tickets purchased on or before Saturday 1 June 2024. To get yours, bring your form and payment with you. You can pay by card, cheque (made out to Braintree Town FC Ltd) or cash. Any queries to 01376 345617 or by e-mail to info@braintreetownfc.org.uk.
Season ticket application form can be downloaded here: SEASON TICKET APPLICATION FORM.

OPEN DAY - MEET THE PLAYERS - SATURDAY 6TH JULY
Season ticket holders are invited to our Pre-Season Open Day on Saturday, 6th July
As a thank you for supporting the Club, we will be holding an Open Day for season ticket holders to meet the players on Saturday, 6th July. The players will be training in the morning and the Clubhouse will be open from 12 noon.


CLUB 125
Two new projects at the Club
Today we are launching two new projects at the Club as we gear up for life back in The Vanarama National League.
We have teamed up with Braintree based, Full Circle Consulting. Led by two life long Iron fans, Martin Green and Danny Macklin to help drive forward, alongside others, the vital commercial revenue for the club, to further strengthen playing budgets and stadium facilities at The Rare Breed Meat Co Stadium. To establish and build new commercial partnerships with the businesses of Braintree district and beyond.
Welcome to Club 125 - the target is an ambitious one - to have 125 businesses providing vital support to the Club. Every partnership will help further increase the playing budget available to Angelo to boost our chances of success within the National League. There is an array of tailorable benefits businesses will receive by joining Club 125. With extensive coverage via TNT Sports this presents the perfect opportunity to see your brand engage with a national (as well as local) audience.
The 60 Hour Makeover - You have heard of DIY SOS and 60-minute makeover. Welcome to The 60 Hour Makeover - to complement the usual weekend working parties and to assist with the wide range of projects and tasks we have to make the stadium ready for pre-season and especially the season opener. Today we are launching a campaign for fans and, as importantly, local businesses and trades people to donate their time, expertise, and ideally materials / equipment
There are scores of areas we need to focus on including: upgrading the club house, toilets, car park and other facilities, etc.
We therefore urge fans / businesses / trades people to contact danny@FullCircleConsulting.co.uk or call 07960 781170 Please advise the time you can dedicates, any specific areas of expertise or that you can lend a pair of hands for a few hours.
We are looking for local plumbers / decorators / general maintenance / gardeners and above all else people willing to donate their time during some of the 60-hour marathon starting at 6am on Friday 14th June until 8pm Sunday 16th June - just in time to have a deserved drink & food and watch the Euros 2024 England v Serbia game in the clubhouse!
Those businesses / trades people who can support The 60 Hour Makeover will benefit from recognition across the club website and its popular social media channels. Throughout the weekend local / regional and national media will be invited to capture the rather unique programme of works. Your support last season was simply outstanding - we now urge our fans and the community of Braintree to come together to make The Rare Bread Meat Co. Stadium to be as good as it can be for home and visiting fans and to also appeal to all on non-matchdays. We very much look forward to creating something really special together.
How can I help as a fan or resident of Braintree?
Firstly, if you can kindly lend a pair of hands over the weekend in June (even if for a few hours) please do let us know. So that we can co-ordinate an action plan please contact danny@FullCircleConsulting.co.uk or call 07960 781170 advising the support you can provide.
Secondly, if you are a business owner or can help influence the business you work for you will receive exclusive rewards ranging from discounted season tickets, match tickets, mascot packages, replica shirts, free drinks etc!
How can my business find our more or join Club 125?
If you are able to lend support with your valuable time and / or equipment and materials please do swiftly contact
danny@FullCircleConsulting.co.uk or by call 07960 781170
We are expecting huge interest in this new Club 125 Partnership approach so encourage business owners / senior decision makers to contact
danny@FullCircleConsulting.co.uk or by calling 07960 781170
Tell me more about Club 125:
Braintree Town FC is seeking to be more than just a number back in the National League - the club's board have enabled Angelo and his team to become full-time but we want to further strengthen the playing budget to attract the best possible talent to further support our mission for the season ahead. We will shortly be launching our new 2024/25 Commercial Brochure which will present an array of commercial opportunities to suit every marketing budget - including stand sponsorship, pitch-side TV facing advertising boards, social media sponsorship, e-newsletter content and much, much more!
Our ambitious target of attracting 125 Commercial Partners into Club 125 starts today. We have outlined the headline benefits below, we can create bespoke partnership packages that are cost effective but also, in equal measure, powerful in their reach to the fans of the club, visiting fans, the local community and fellow Club 125 Business Members.
* Brand exposure on match day and other club / stadium events
* Support growth & prosperity of the towns historic football club
* To provide innovative and engaging CSR opportunities
* To engage with the fan base of the club on match days as well as via the website and social media platforms and emails
* To create a new network of like-minded businesses across a variety of sectors encouraging business to business growth
* To bring the current network of sponsors and partners together into a bigger, more rewarding partnership
* Helping youth development and creating the future squads and fitness and team working opportunities for children
* Mascot package to be used for potential online competitions
* Staff match ticket discounts
* Complimentary match tickets for staff
* Exclusive merch to celebrate being part of Club 125.
* Exclusive discounts with SCs programmes
* Logo within match day programme
* One social post to welcome you to Club 125 and to promote your services
* Website link including company bio
* Option to host networking event at your business with guest speakers
* Monthly prize draw
* End of season partner on pitch tournament
* Thank you advert to thank all 125 in Braintree and Witham Times
* Business directory to encourage fans to use Club 125 services - official Club endorsement to help you gain even more business
* Hospitality discount
* Supporter club membership
* Exclusive club shop discount
* Exclusive welcome gift
* Opportunity to provide product sampling at games, subject to availability and nature of samples
* Content on dedicated TV screen in club house showing all 125 club members
* Logo on Club 125 stadium entrance signage
Here's to the success of Club 125 & The 60 Hour Makeover - thanks in advance to our amazing fans, community and current / future commercial partners. These are exciting times for The Iron!



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PRE-SEASON 2024-25
Tue 16 July 2024 (7.45pm)
Leiston (Away)
Sat 20 July 2024 (3pm)
Hornchurch (Away)
Tue 23 July 2024 (7.45pm)
CRYSTAL PALACE XI (HOME)
Fri 26 July 2024 (7.45pm)
CAMBRIDGE UNITED (HOME)
Tue 30 July 2024 (7.45pm)
BROMLEY (HOME)
Fri 2 August 2024 (7pm)
STEVENAGE (HOME)
Sat 3 August 2024 (3pm)
Oxford City (Away)
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HOW WE FINISHED