How to Buy Portchester League Tickets on eBay

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How to Buy Portchester League Tickets on eBay

Football is a much loved sport with a high global television viewership, and it is played at a professional level in almost every country in the world. Federation Internationale de Football Association or FIFA is the international governing body for football. This organisation has 209 men's national football teams from across the world affiliated with it. FIFA organises the World Cup every four years to award the World Championship.

English football leagues, however, follow a hierarchical format with several clubs in each league, and clubs that perform well go on to join higher leagues. Association Football Club Portchester, or A.F.C Portchester, is a football club from Portsmouth, a Portchester suburb of the Hampshire county in England. The A.F.C Portchester club plays other clubs in the Sydenhams Wessex Premier League, while their reserves play teams in the Wyvern Combination League. The A.F.C Portchester club also has an A.F.C Portchester Youth team for players under 17 and 18 years of age. League matches attract great crowds, and tickets are sold out quickly. With several sellers offering Portchester league tickets on eBay, shoppers have a great way of obtaining them.

History of A.F.C Portchester Club

Starting off in the year 1971 as Lloyd Sports, the club began a new alliance with the Colourvision Rangers in 1973. A couple of years later, the club was rechristened Wicor Mill Football Club, with Colin Brans as Secretary. The club played under various local leagues and a decade later, in 1986, the Wicor Mill Football Club rose to be a leading pub club in Hampshire, with seven teams affiliated with the club. In 1998, Wicor Mill F C joined the Hampshire league, and a year later, A.F.C Portchester Club was formed. The club also goes by the nicknames Porchey and Royals after it merged with the local club, Castle Royals, in 2002. In 2004, the Royals joined the Wessex League and continues to be with the league.

Orange shirt, black pants, and orange socks are the colours worn by all the team members, numbering about 500. The teams under A.F.C Portchester club include 80 members of the Men's Team, 250 members of the Youth Team, and about 200 members of the Mini Soccer school teams. The team is planning to increase its mini soccer reach, aiming for at least one team in the under-seven age group, and the under-10 age group. Plans are also afoot to introduce more girls to the sport of football.

The club provides training by coaches qualified by The Football Association and the UEFA and has been at the forefront of training hundreds of young budding football talents.

Where A.F.C Portchester is Placed on the Football Pyramid

The English Football League system, also called the football pyramid, comprises several leagues. At the top of this pyramid is the Premier League, followed by the Football League comprising of three divisions. These are, Football League Championship at level 2, Football League One at level 3 and Football League Two at level 4. The next seven levels are the National League System. The Wessex League Premier Division is at the fifth position of the National League System and on the ninth tier of the English Football League System.

The leagues are interconnected and are based on promotions and relegations between leagues at various levels. This system thus allows small clubs with good potential to rise to the top leagues of the pyramid. The leagues are split into divisions, and over 140 leagues exist, with over 480 divisions.

The Wessex League Premier Division has 21 clubs under it, and A.F.C Portchester is one of the football clubs. Clubs and their teams play a specified number of fixtures, spread over a season, both in league and cup competition. In the recent past, A.F.C Portchester has won against New Milton Town, Romsey Town, GE Hamble, and Fawley, while they drew the match against Verwood Town with the scores at 0-0. A.F.C Portchester was beaten 3-1 by Fareham Town and 2-0 by Horndean.

Honours and Successes for A.F.C Portchester

The A.F.C Portchester hold their fixtures at the Wicor Recreation Grounds. The team has been the recipient of numerous honours and awards, listed below.

League Honours for Team

 Honours for Reserves

Winners Portsmouth and Football League for 1997-98

Winners Hampshire Intermediate Cup for 2012

Runners up Hampshire League Div Two for 1999-2000

Runners up Wyvern East Div for 2012

Winners Hampshire League Div One for 2001-02

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Runners up Wessex League Div One for 2011-12

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Finishing as 2011-12 runners-up in the Wessex League Division One, A.F.C Portchester gained promotion to the Premier Division as well.

A.F.C Portchester also received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in June 2011 for outstanding community work by spearheading access to football for children of all ages and for fundraising charities. The award comprises a certificate signed by the Queen and presentation of an exclusive commemorative crystal by Her Majesty's representative.

Tickets for A.F.C Portchester's Forthcoming Games

For the 2012-2013 season, A.F.C Portchester issues social membership and season tickets for a fee. Social membership card holders can avail of the clubhouse facilities, although restrictions may be imposed during the days matches are held. Entry to the clubhouse is for one adult member holding a social membership card. Children under 16 years of age are admitted free, and every member cardholder can bring in up to four kids free of charge. Season ticket holders have access to the clubhouse and entry for all games of the Men's League played at the Wicor Recreation Ground.

The annual A.F.C Portchester Sixes Tournament is to be held on the Wicor Recreation Ground on July 13 and 14, 2013. On the opening day, tournaments are held for boys below the ages of 8, 10, and 12 and for those under 7, 11, and 13. The second day is devoted for children under the ages of 9, 14, and 15.

People desirous of obtaining social membership and season tickets need to fill out an application for purchasing non-transferable membership. Ticket for the league fixtures become available on eBay a few weeks prior to the events.

Buying Portchester League Tickets on eBay

eBay sells tickets for numerous events such as music and dance concerts, camping festivals, sports events, and many more. Many football clubs raise the bulk of their funds by selling match tickets, and tickets for football games are typically sold out in advance. Some individuals sell these tickets on eBay, and it is possible to obtain great deals on the website. If you are interested in using eBay to get tickets, be sure to check the website regularly and frequently so that you do not miss out on great deals. You can find Portchester League tickets at nominal prices on eBay as it gets close to the event dates.

The tickets can be found under the 'Event Tickets' category, which has numerous subcategories listed under it. Shoppers looking for Portchester League tickets should look under the subcategories titled 'Sports Events&' and 'Other Tickets&'. Shoppers can view all the listings under these subcategories. Depending on the time of year, these listings may run into several pages and may need to be narrowed down. After selecting the appropriate listing, you can click on the listing to go to the individual listing page to get all the relevant details about the selected listing.

If you are satisfied with the details and the price, the next step is to go ahead and make the payment, selecting from the numerous secure payment options that eBay offers. If not, you can either go on to look for other listings or correspond with the seller by email to clarify issues and queries. eBay's individual listing page includes the contact information for the seller. Shoppers should double check the dates, venue, and timing of the shows, games, and concerts before they purchase event tickets. It is also useful to find out whether the tickets are to be sent by post, as some sellers may insist on having the tickets collected in person.

Conclusion

Football games are hugely popular, whether they are international events, league matches, or team matches. While there are some local matches that may be free for spectators, others may require tickets. A.F.C Portchester is a football club based at Portsmouth in the United Kingdom, and the team plays in the Wessex League Premier Division. The Wessex League Premier Division has 20 other clubs listed under it. A.F.C Portchester has affiliations with the A.F.C Portchester Youth and also includes teams for kids under seven years of age and other teams for players under 10 years of age. All the upcoming matches and fixtures are announced on the club's website.

Football fans can obtain tickets online from a reputable source such as eBay, where sellers offer tickets at reasonable prices as it gets closer to the event dates. People looking for discounts can look for early bird tickets. By checking eBay on a regular basis by utilising the search tools effectively, one can find the tickets one needs and avoid disappointment.

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