First team programme awarded third best in non league

Sunday 09 July 2017 - by Stuart Smedley (Updated on 09 July 2017 at 19:46)

While unable to retain top spot, Royal Wootton Bassett Town's first team programme has again been rated as one of the best in English non league football, achieving a third-place finish in the 2016-17 Soccer Club Swap Shop Programme Awards.

It marks the fifth year in a row that the programme, edited by club President Mark Smedley and printed by long-time club sponsor Cats Solutions, has achieved a top twenty finish in the annual awards.

Bassett's programme achieved a joint 50th place finish in 2011-12 before rising thirty spots a season later. In 2013-14, it was ranked as 19th best, before jumping to 12th in 2013-14.

Then in 2015-16 the programme was voted as the best in non league.

However, this year it was bested by the efforts of National League North (step two) outfit Stockport County and North West Counties League Division One (step six) side St. Helens Town. Congratulations go to both of those clubs for their sterling efforts!

Fellow Wiltshire club Chippenham Town also made the top twenty for the second year in a row, finishing joint 15th place.

Previous results:

2011-12 - Joint 50th in non league, Best Programme in Hellenic League Division One West
2012-13 - 20th in non league, Best Programme in Hellenic League Division One West
2013-14 - 19th in non league, third best in Hellenic League Premier Division
2014-15 - 12th in non league, Best Programme in Hellenic League Premier Division
2015-16 – 1st in non league, Best Programme in Hellenic League Premier Division

All first team programmes from the 2016-17 campaign are available to download here.

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