Guillem Balague: smiles back on faces at Second Meadow

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Two victories on the bounce have pushed us up the SSML table and away from the drop zone and more importantly have helped put a smile back on the faces of everyone at Second Meadow.

I always said that it was only a matter of time before all the hard work we were putting into training started to pay dividends, and so it has proved.

1-0 and 2-0 victories over Cockfosters and FC Broxbourne Boro respectively are the reward for greater concentration and a splendid work ethic. We are clearly doing something right but we still have a long way to go yet.

The biggest problem we have is a lack of adequate all-weather training facilities in our area. We are, of course, deeply grateful to organisations like North Herts College, the Knights Templar School, Baldock and the Edward Peake Middle School that help us out magnificently, but all clubs in the area, not just Biggleswade United, need improved facilities if they are to thrive and become an asset that the community can be proud of.

My dream is that one day in the not too distant future, we will have a 3G pitch available in our community. To achieve that we need to constantly and consistently remind both the FA and the local authorities that the young people and the community of Biggleswade are worthy of being placed high up the list for the siting of one of the 3G pitches that have been earmarked for various locations around the country.

We need to show them that football is alive, well, and flourishing in our area and as a consequence worthy of what is a massive investment.

To that end we would also love to build up increased support and backing from local companies in the area. We would love them all to come on board and help us to build this club into something that we can be really be proud of.

We are as always looking for volunteers to help us in all capacities. Similarly if you would like to learn more about coaching from our professional coaches, or feel you have something you can bring to the club from a coaching point of view, contact us at

Tomorrow (Saturday) is a huge day for us and a welcome break from our league campaign when we look to take another step closer to Wembley when Saffron Walden call for the next round of the FA Vase. See you there.