CHIPPENHAM Town will begin their 2023/24 National League South campaign at home to newly-promoted Aveley on Saturday, August 5.

The Bluebirds have been handed a particularly tough first six fixtures, with away games against Torquay United and Braintree Town arriving prior to a home clash with Slough Town.

The festive fixture schedule sees the Bluebirds host Bath City on Boxing Day, while the return trip will take place on New Year's Day.

Gary Horgan's men finish their league campaign at home to Chelmsford City on Saturday, April 20.

Chippenham play the three relegated National League sides at home on Saturday, September 9 - Maidstone United - Tuesday, November 21 - Yeovil Town - and Tuesday, January 23 - Torquay.

Chippenham set for 'toughest National League South ever'

After facing the Gulls away early on, the reverse fixtures are Saturday, December 23 - Maidstone - and Tuesday, March 12 - Yeovil.

Easter sees the Bluebirds away to Farnborough on Good Friday, March 29, before hosting Truro City on Easter Monday, April 1.

Chippenham's final away game of the regular season is scheduled to be Eastbourne Borough on Saturday, April 13.-