Fans’ bus service to AFC Sudbury games

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AFC Sudbury Supporters Club are hoping to boost crowds at the club with the launch of a subsidised bus service running to the club from stops around Sudbury, Great Cornard and Long Melford.

The new initiative, which will run for the first time this Saturday for the 3pm kick-off against Cray Wanderers, will initially run on a trial basis, with the aim of running for each of AFC’s first-team home games for the rest of season.

Charges of £3 return per supporter from Sudbury and Cornard, and £5 from and to Long Melford, will be used to cover the costs of running the transport service, with supporters club member and Flagfinder coach driver Terry Bagness driving the vehicle on a purely voluntary basis.

The bus will run from Sudbury to Cornard via McDonnalds and Tesco to Long Melford and back through town to the bus station and to AFC Sudbury’s Wardale Williams Stadium.

Route and times: Sudbury to Cornard; Sainsburys bus stop 1:30pm, opposite Kings Head Cornard 1:33, opposite Highbury Barn Cornard at 1:35, bus stop opposite McDonalds 1:40, Tesco bus stop 1:42: Sudbury to Melford: Opposte The Bull Hotel Long Melford 1:50, opposite George and Dragon pub 1:52, back to Sudbury pick up at Melford Road at Chaucer Estate junction at 1:57 (on way into town, if anyone cannot make stops, be in a safe place and flag down the bus). Sudbury: Aldi bus stop 2:00; Sudbury Bus Station 2:05; Balingdon Kings Head (via Friars Street) 2:10, arriving at AFC Sudbury at 2:15 for a 3pm kick-off. The return bus will leave at 5pm sharp and carry out all drop off points that were picked up at.

The next bus is due to run on December 6. Any queries, call John Crosbie on 0788 9979688.