Sunday, March 15, 2009

Thank you Steve Woods...

After yesterdays 4-1 victory against Barrow at Plainmoor, it was announced that the long-serving defender Steve Woods would be leaving Torquay United. It was explained that his contract finishes at the end of this season and that it would not be renewed. In order to allow Steve as much time as possible to find himself a new club for next season, Steve has been informed of this decision.

Steve Woods joined the Gulls in 2001 and has been a Gulls legend ever since. Throughout difficult times with the club (including relegation from the Football League), Steve has remained a commited player in the centre of the defence. As club captain he lead by example and could rally the team to dig hard for extra effort.

The members of the Gloucester Gulls would like to thank Steve Woods for his time at Plainmoor and hopes that he can find a new club as soon as possible.

Good luck Steve Woods...

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Anti-social behaviour in Plainmoor to be stamped out

The following is a message from the Board of Directors to all supporters of Torquay United Football Club that was issued on Friday 6 March 2009.
"As a football club we are determined to make Torquay United a family orientated venue and to this end we wish to stress to all supporters that the use of threatening behaviour and foul or abusive language is strictly forbidden, it could result in arrest and/or ejection from the Ground. The club may also impose a ban.

Emotions can and do run high during football matches but there are limits that supporters must apply to themselves. We want to encourage a family atmosphere at Plainmoor and that obviously means that women and children will be present in all parts of the ground and we cannot allow behaviour that could have a detrimental affect on the club and its supporters.

After discussions following the match against Forest Green Rovers with our Safety Officer he will be issuing the matchday stewards with the following instruction:

Anyone inside Plainmoor using foul or abusive language and/or threatening behaviour will be given one warning, if they continue with their disruptive behaviour they will be escorted from the ground.

We would appreciate the help and understanding of all supporters of Torquay United in this matter to make our club a welcoming and safe place for everyone."