Mon 29 Jan 2024 - 3:20PM
Two supporters have received Football Banning Orders after incidents at two Tamworth games earlier in the season.
Firstly, a Tamworth Fc football fan has been banned from attending any match in the UK for three years after entered the field of play at the Tamworth FC. Compare the Build Community Stadium during the home fixture against Scunthorpe United on the 5th August 2023. The Supporter was detained by stewards as he attempted to return to the stand, and was removed from the Stadium, and handed over to the police. He admitted the charge and was given a three-year football banning order at the Magistrates’ Court He was also fined £1,000. The order means that He must not attend any regulated football match in England and Wales. He will also have to surrender his passport when England play away fixtures and is banned from attending any of the national team’s home fixtures.
This behaviour will not be tolerated and we as a Club will take robust action against it.
In a second incident a Hereford fan has been banned from matches for 3 years after taking cocaine to game at the Lamb. The man, aged 37, from Hereford, was caught with the class A drug after he travelled to watch his team, Hereford, play Tamworth on Monday 28 August last year. He was searched by a steward as he entered Tamworth Football Club, on Kettlebrook Road. He was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled drug of class A (cocaine) and was removed from the ground. He admitted the charge and was given a three-year football banning order at Cannock Magistrates’ Court on Friday January 12. He was also fined £300 and ordered to pay a £120 victim surcharge and £180 court costs. The order means that He must not attend any regulated football match in England and Wales. He will also have to surrender his passport when England play away fixtures and is banned from attending any of the national team’s home fixtures.
Sergeant Neil Oldfield, from our Public Order, Protest and Football Policing Unit, said: “This result sends out a clear message to fans who engage in criminal activity at football fixtures in Staffordshire; your behaviour will not be tolerated and we will take robust action against you. “The overwhelming majority of fans behave as they should, but we are aware a small minority will let themselves and their clubs down. As such, we will continue to pro-actively investigate all offences and send our Dedicated Football Officers to the courts to ensure that FBOs are being secured against those who commit relevant offences.”
Tamworth Football Club remains fully committed to supporting such action taken by the Police and Courts and will continue to be proactive to ensure football supporters can enjoy their match day experience’s at the Compared the Build Community Stadium.
Supporters are reminded of the Tamworth FC Code of Conduct which can be read here